Entries by Deane Alban

Deane Alban

Deane Alban is co-founder of BeBrainFit.com and author of "Brain Gold: Brain Fitness Guide for Boomers" and "21 Days to a Brighter Brain." Deane holds a bachelor's degree in biology from University of South Florida, where she also studied journalism. She has taught and written on a wide variety of natural health topics for over 20 years, including teaching healthy cooking classes. As a baby boomer, Deane has turned her passion for healthy living to focus on a major problem people everywhere are facing – issues with mental decline right now and worries about Alzheimer's disease and dementia in the future. Deane brings the science down to earth in an entertaining and engaging way, giving her readers practical, easy-to-follow advice to keep their minds sharp for life. Deane lives near Tucson, Arizona with her husband and business partner, Patrick, a retired chiropractor. She loves living in the desert where plenty of sunshine and outdoor activities help keep her mind young!


French Supermarket’s Fight Against Food Waste is a Smashing Success

In light of the news that an insane amount of food is wasted every year (over 300 tons), the European Union decided to make 2014 “The Year Against Food Waste“. In response, Intermarche, France’s 3rd largest food chain, has arranged…


Got Brain Fog? 3 Top Ways to Clear Your Head Naturally

Brain fog. It’s a commonly used phrase that sums up feelings of confusion, forgetfulness, and lack of focus and mental clarity.
Basically you feel like you just can’t think, which can be very frustrating and even downright frightening.
Everyone feels a little…


Genetically Modified “Super Banana” Trials Have Already Begun in the US

In the middle of America’s corn belt, test participants are being paid $900 to be guinea pigs to eat genetically modified bananas from Australia that have been created in hopes of solving Uganda’s (and ultimately the world’s) vitamin A deficiency problem.
What is the rationale…


Manuka Honey Madness: a Tale of Sabotage, Theft, & Food Fraud

The world’s #1 ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic starts each day with it. Actress Scarlett Johansson attributes her beautiful skin to it.
Millions of people buy it to ward off disease and illness, including cancer and antibiotic resistant bacteria. What is…


Facebook Admits to Mood Manipulation – Creepy but Legal

Do you suspect that using Facebook makes you feel blue? It might not be your imagination.
Facebook admits they intentionally manipulated some of their users’ moods by tweaking what was shown in their news feed.
Researchers wanted to see if Facebook…


Advantame: The “Next Generation” Artificial Sweetener

You might think the world doesn’t need a more potent artificial sweetener, but the Ajinomoto Group disagrees.
This Japanese company produces most of the world’s MSG and is also the major supplier of aspartame. It acquired its aspartame business from…


Insanely Simple Way to Grow Your Own Food – Even With No Room for a Garden

There are many excellent reasons to grow your own food.

You’ll save money.
The food tastes better.
You can grow varieties you’ll never find at your grocery store.
The food is much healthier. Commercial food is usually weeks old by…


Stressed Out? Can’t Sleep? You May Need Magnesium

Magnesium is used in over 300 metabolic functions, and it’s so important it’s sometimes referred to as the “master mineral”. But it’s often missing from even a healthy diet.
The National Institutes of Health found that 68% of Americans are magnesium-deficient.…


The Paleo Diet: Not Just for “20-Somethings”

An informal survey of 6,000 paleo diet followers found the majority were in their 20′s and 30′s with a mere 3% over aged 60. (1) But is the paleo diet just for the young? Or are there valid reasons for following…


The Cholesterol Myth Exposed: Why It Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in industrialized nations. High cholesterol is usually blamed as a major culprit. Yet of the nearly million people who have a heart attack every year in the US, half of these people have…