Entries by Deane Alban

Deane Alban is co-founder of BeBrainFit.com and author of "Brain Gold: The Anti-Aging Guide for Your Brain" and "21 Days to a Brighter Brain: Reboot Your Boomer Brain & Stay Mentally Sharp for Life". 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!


The Amazing Mental Health Benefits of Art – No Special Talent Required!

There’s a huge misconception about art and artists. Most people believe that you are born with talent or not, and there’s nothing you can do about it, but this isn’t true! While we can’t all be Van Goghs, the desire…


The Real Cause of Seasonal Allergies (Hint: It’s Not Pollen)

More people consider spring their favorite season over any other. But for millions, the accompanying sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and brain fog of seasonal allergies make spring a time to be dreaded rather than enjoyed. And this spring is predicted…


Is Your Olive Oil Lying About Its Virginity?

Olive oil has been used medicinally for over 5,000 years. Its health benefits are legendary. It has been found to boost the immune system, increase bone density, prevent cancer, strokes, and heart disease, lower blood pressure, and reduce your risk…


Are Prescription Drugs Destroying Your Brain?

Prescription drugs cause over 100,000 deaths per year and cause another 1.5 million people to experience side effects so severe they must be hospitalized. Shockingly, adverse drug reactions are now the fourth leading cause of death in the US. (1)


The Seedy Truth About “Healthy” Vegetable Oils

Our intake of polyunsaturated vegetable oils has tripled in the last 50 years, about the same time Americans started getting fatter and sicker. It turns out that vegetable oils like canola, safflower, soy, and sunflower are not the health foods we’ve…


Have a Healthy Thanksgiving Without Eating Like a Pilgrim

The Thanksgiving feast we have today bears no resemblance to the one the first settlers had. We would find their dinner downright spartan. Here are some steps to have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving while still enjoying the foods you love.…


3 Deceptively Easy Ways to Counter the Dangers of Too Much Sitting

Before the advent of agriculture 12,000 years ago, all humans were what archaeologists call hunter-gatherers, people who spent most of their time in search of food. If future archaeologists were to look at us now, they would surely call us…


Do You Have “Grain Brain”? Why a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet is Bad News for Your Brain

Modern society is suffering from an epidemic of “broken brains”. 1 in 3 of us currently die with dementia. 1 in 4 of us will experience some sort of mental disorder during the course of a year. Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety,…


Pumpkin: The Amazing, Neglected Superfood

When most people think “pumpkin”, they think of pumpkin pie or carving one up for Halloween. But that is unfortunate! This food has a lot going for it nutritionally yet is one of the most neglected healthy foods.
6 Healthy…


Can You Trust Your Supplements? 9 Ways to Know for Sure

Hype around nutritional supplements abounds. How do you find those “hidden gems” amongst all the poor-quality supplements? Know for sure that any supplements you take will deliver on their promiose with this 9 point checklist.
Unless you have the knowledge…