Debunking Common Nutrition Myths

By: Elizabeth Somer, M.A.,R.D. Diet dogma has a life of its own. Even when science reveals the truth behind a diet fad or web rumor, the myth lingers on. Here are a few mistaken identities in the nutrition arena. Myth No. 1: Vitamin supplements are a waste of time. Fact: Every so often the news reports…

Four Lifestyle Factors that Affect Brain Health

What’s the most important thing we can do to maintain brain health as we age? According to a new study, it’s not one thing but a combination of several things that may help slow cognitive decline in older adults. A recent study was done over three years with nearly 1,700 older adults who had mildmemory…

Eat Right for Your Sight

“Vision is influenced by our lifestyle and commonly declines as we age. The goal is to build optimal eye health early and maintain it through adult life.” – Dr. Kimberly Reed, optometrist and Ocular Nutrition Society board member. Want to know more about eye health and how your diet can help you maintain healthy vision?…

Challenge your brain: Online Brain Teasers

These days, we can do just about anything online. Work, catch up with friends, buy gifts and household items, read the news and play games. Playing games may sound frivolous, but one study found that video games may help maintain brain health in seniors. Not into video games? You can still challenge your brain online with…

Social Connection: Fall Community Classes

As summer turns to fall, the days get shorter, people refocus on school and work and many of us find our social calendars a little emptier. Our suggestion for keeping your social life, well, social? Take a class. Continuing education classes are everywhere. Check out the library, community center, senior center and even the grocery…

Get Moving: Fall Exercise Ideas

Fall is the perfect time to get active outdoors; not too hot and not too cold, the weather is just right. Here are five ideas for making exercise fun this autumn: Leaf Walk or Jog: The changing colors of fall foliage provide gorgeous scenery for a brisk stroll or jog. Check out a local park,…

What would you tell your younger self?

With age comes wisdom. With the knowledge gained by years of life experience, what would you tell your younger self? Submit one photo of your younger self, one photo of your current self and your one-sentence piece of advice to your younger self by email to Beautiful.Minds@dsm.com. We will be creating beautiful images from the…

Socially Connected: The Health Benefits of Singing

You may or may not have the voice of angel, but did you know that belting out the tunes – particularly in a group setting –is great for your health? A study at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found that singing in synch with others, as in a choir setting, creates a calming effect that can…

Beautiful Minds Traveling Exhibit

ife’sDHA™ has once again 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. Our nine finalists were selected because they’re doing…

2014 America’s Brain Health Index

The America’s Brain Health Index is a state-by-state ranking of brain health that delivers the data on the states where Americans are successfully incorporating the four dimensions of brain health into their daily lives and the states where more action is needed. DSM Nutritional Products – makers of the life’sDHA brand – worked with a…

Meet the 2014 Beautiful Minds

A beautiful mind is physically fit, well-nourished, creative and mentally-engaged — and the latest science indicates that there are a number of very simple but powerful things you can do to help ensure that your brain remains strong, healthy and beautiful as you age. To inspire Americans to learn more about brain health, life’sDHA (http://www.lifesdha.com)…