Brain-Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish

What are you thankful for? Last year, a poll conducted by Harris Interactive reported five in six Americans say they are thankful for the health of their families. This Thanksgiving, we challenge you to feed your family a healthful side dish your loved ones will enjoy. Not only is this recipe just 140 calories per…

Importance of DHA for children

DHA is important for children to consume as it supports brain health. Dr. David Perlmutter, M.D., Board-Certified Neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and author of “Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten,” says DHA supports normal cognitive function. Recently published research suggests for children (ages 7-9) underperforming in reading, a healthy diet including 600…

Omega-3s vs. omega-6s

Good fats, or, essential fatty acids, cannot be produced by the human body, but the body needs them to help support heart health, lower triglycerides, and support brain health. There are two kinds of essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6, and it’s important to understand the difference and incorporate them into your diet. Omega-6s These…

Ways to dress up your family meals

DHA is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid found throughout the body. It is a major structural fat in the brain accounting for up to 97% of the omega-3 fats in the brain. Numerous studies confirm that everyone, from infants to adults, benefit from an adequate supply of DHA. For adults, DHA supports brain health. For…

Are you getting enough DHA into your diet?

DHA omega-3 is to our brains as calcium is to our bones. It accounts for 97% of the omega-3 fats in the brain. Yet, most Americans don’t get enough of this nutrient. Cold-water, fatty fish, like salmon, are good dietary sources of DHA. However, if you do not like fish or live a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle,…

The relationship between creative expression and aging

The National Center for Creative Aging distributed a newsletter earlier this month, which highlighted research conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center supporting the concept that creative thinking keeps the brain healthy. The study associated creativity with openness, with regards to the measure of cognitive flexibility and the willingness to entertain novel ideas. Researchers…

Fall recipe: Fettuccine a la Tomato and Basil

Hearty, healthy meals are important to keep the family fueled and energized in the fall.  Try the wholesome recipe below, created by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and author of “Eat Your Way to Happiness.” It’s easy to prepare, and it includes DHA omega-3 in every serving. Fettuccine à la Tomato and Basil  Makes 4 servings…

Make Every Bite Count: Foods to Help Support Brain Health

We know that food fuels our body, but it may also fuel our minds. There are many foods and beverages available that are fortified with DHA that can help to support cognitive function, and the best way to make sure you’re getting sufficient amounts of DHA is to try incorporating it into your diet with…

Positive Benefits of Memorization

Recently, Best Colleges Online posted “10 Proven Brain Benefits.”  One of the key messages in the post, says Dr. Majid Fotuhi, MD, Ph.D is, “the importance of practicing preventative measures against cognitive decline early in life.”  Whether it’s a student focusing on remembering facts for an exam or a parent reading a child rhythmic patterns…

Beautiful Minds Traveling Exhibit

life’sDHA™ has partnered with the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) to celebrate the most beautiful minds in America. Together we invited people 55 and older to submit an essay or video describing what they are doing to keep their minds beautiful, without letting age be a barrier. Eleven men and women from across the…

AARP Life@50+ National Expo

Beautiful Minds, inspired by the National Center for Creative Aging and life’sDHA™, is a Silver Sponsor at this year’s AARP Life@50+ National Expo in New Orleans Sept. 20-22. The three-day conference is filled with live concerts, Southern food, home and garden tips, information for your health and more. The Beautiful Minds booth (#1721) will empower Americans to maintain…

Exercise your brain

Neurologist Dr. Majid Fotuhi says keeping your brain active as you age may help to generate new brain cells and make new connections in the brain. “I recommend my patients keep their minds engaged by doing brain-boosting activities such as brain games,” said Dr. Fotuhi. Happy Neuron is a game that uses logic, mental visualization, working…