Today’s News About:
- 5 Things You Know About Your Brain That Aren’t True
- 11 Foods That Can Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia
- Common Health Beliefs That Are Way Off
- Understanding Aging-In-Place Accommodations
- How To Become Special
And, we’ll begin with the following:
5 Things You Know About Your Brain That Aren’t True:
I’ve come to accept that although I’m seldom in doubt, I’m often wrong.
A condition I share with lots of other reasonably smart people.
Guess we got this way because we don’t have time to get the full story. Or, maybe it’s because we’re bombarded with ‘sound bytes’ that are structured to create a mind mark without us having to think.
Then again, new information, that challenges established thought, regularly changes ‘the lay of the land’.
I mean we ‘know’ that Elvis is safely buried in Graceland, Tennessee.
Come to find out, last week, a fan spotted him eating an onion & mayo sandwich in country grocery store down in Elkatawa, Kentucky. (Reportedly, Elvis was chasing the sandwich with a grape Nehi)
While it’s true that I sometimes like an onion sandwich with mayo, on rye, and it’s true my Wife, Treasa, grew up in Elkatawa, Kentucky, and likes a cold bottle of grape Nehi, we both know I just made that Elvis bit up to make a point.
That point is: we should continually question that which we think we know.
Smart people understand they don’t know anything for certain. On the same time, to get on with their lives, they must make decisions as if certain knowledge is factual…
And, it may be – at that instance.
Yet, as we’ve already established, we have to adjust our thinking when new evidence rears its ugly little head.
This isn’t a sly lamentation.
Life being a vortex of constant change, makes living fun, interesting and exciting!
None of which is directly related to “5 Half-Truths about Brain Health”, an article I recently read with information that I think you’d like to know about, too.
Specifically, the article is about ‘the top 5 myths about your brain’.
Read it when you click on the following blue link: 5 Things You Know About Your Brain That Aren’t True
11 Foods That Can Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia:
Continuing along with brain health, how about a list of foods that current research attests as a way to reduce our risk of getting dementia?
Among these are caffeinated drinks like coffee and tea, both of which I like.
Also included are certain forms of chocolate and alcoholic beverages.
This is a real ‘fast’ list which you can get when you click on the following blue link: Foods That Can Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia
Common Health Beliefs That Are Way Off:
Don’t you just love busting some ‘know-it-all’ jerk’s self-important bubble when you catch ’em spouting off bs?
Or, do you remember you’re living in the proverbial glass house, and keep it shut?
Either way, I read this an article at the Tech Insider that lists 49 Health Homilies that are commonly accepted as factual, but which aren’t. True, that is.
Here’s a sample:
Carrots give you night vision. Swimming after eating will give you cramps. You need to drink eight glasses of water a day. Organic food is more nutritious and free of pesticides.
Nope, nope, nope, and nope…”
Think it’s essential to drink milk?
“…multiple studies show that there isn’t an association between drinking more milk (or taking calcium and vitamin D supplements) and having fewer bone fractures…”
Think sugar causes hyperactivity in children?
Think your microwave can give you cancer and disrupt your pacemaker?
No, and no…
In total, 49 health myths are laid to waste. With links to research references, of course.
Anyway, it’s a fun post to read. Never mind that you might learn something, too.
Read it when you click on the following blue link: Common Health Beliefs That Are Way Off
11 Foods That Can Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia:
Rose sent me the following:
…reaching out on behalf of my new company, Ability Home Pros. Our goal is to connect people in need of stair lifts or wheelchair ramps (or both) with trusted contractors in their area.
It’s a very gratifying endeavor and one that means a lot to me for many different reasons!
Another side of what we do is write articles that we hope will be helpful to individuals hoping to reclaim their independence (or to their supportive loved ones).
We recently wrote an article that I would really like for you to read when you have a minute. It’s about the many ways caregivers can create a safer environment for aging-in-place seniors…”
I did read the article and thought it worth passing on. Here’s the link: Understanding Aging-in-Place Accommodations
How To Become Special:
This is a follow-up to my recent post: You’re Not All That Special
It was a pretty popular post, traffic wise. Yet, I didn’t offer a solution.
While I was considering solutions, I ran across the following two posts that most likely do a better job than I would.
So, wanna learn how to become special?
Read these posts:
(Young) Rascals: It’s A Beautiful Morning
Talk to you next time…