Entries by 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!

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… 0 Shares |

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… 0 Shares |

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… 0 Shares |

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… 0 Shares |

The Dark Side of Artificial Light

Our culture doesn’t place much value on sleep. How often have you thought that sleeping is a waste of time or heard someone utter “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”? If you don’t sleep well, you could be dead a lot… 0 Shares |

5 Surprising Reasons You Aren’t Manufacturing Vitamin D

Now that the warmer weather is here you can get outside and replenish your much-needed stores of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. “20 minutes twice a week” is the usual rule of thumb for getting enough sun to keep your… 0 Shares |

5 Common Food Additives That Are Toxic to Your Brain

Eating mostly whole foods as nature intended is the best recipe for a brain-healthy diet. This minimizes consumption of food additives, some of which are bad for your brain. But most of us, even with the best intentions, eat food… 0 Shares |

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… 0 Shares |

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… 0 Shares |

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… 0 Shares |