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Brain Health

10 Fascinating Facts About Parkinson’s Disease You Probably Didn’t Know

10 Fascinating Facts About Parkinson’s Disease You Probably Didn’t Know

Parkinson's disease (PD) is widely recognized for causing tremors, muscle stiffness, and balance issues. Yet, there's so much more to this neurological condition than meets the eye. Let’s explore these ten l...
Eat Your (Dark Green) Vegetables for Better Brain Health

Eat Your (Dark Green) Vegetables for Better Brain Health

We’ve heard for years that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is the cornerstone of good health. In recent years, a particular group of vegetables – dark green leafy vegetables – have emerged as superstars...
Yes, Probiotics Can Help the Brain

Yes, Probiotics Can Help the Brain

As many are aware, I’ve spoken and written extensively on the relationship between the gut microbiome and brain health, a relationship that is certainly both complex and multifaceted. This is the central the...
Exercise Helps the Brain – Who Knew?

Exercise Helps the Brain – Who Knew?

I was amused recently, to read the front-page headline in a neurology newsletter I receive, that stated “Any level of physical activity tied to better late life memory.” First, my amusement stemmed from...
Vitamin D and Dementia Risk

Vitamin D and Dementia Risk

For years I’ve been writing about the important role of vitamin D as it relates to general health and brain health in specific. And with good reason. The medical research literature has long explored the myr...
Treating Alzheimer’s with Fecal Material

Treating Alzheimer’s with Fecal Material

In 2015, I published Brain Maker, a book that explored the remarkable, but generally overlooked relationship between the gut and the brain. These days, this relationship gets a lot of attention in both popul...
Exercise Benefits the Brain – But How?

Exercise Benefits the Brain – But How?

If you’ve been following any of my outreach, whether books, blogs, PBS specials or YouTube videos, it’s obvious that I have been hammering home the idea that physical exercise benefits the brain. This notion...
Your Brain – Your Choice

Your Brain – Your Choice

Your Brain – Your Choice My life mission, as defined over the past couple of decades, is focused on achieving one goal – getting the message to as many people as will listen that our day-to-day lifestyle ch...
Coffee – Yes or No?

Coffee – Yes or No?

It seems like no matter where I lecture, even internationally, the question about coffee consumption as it relates to health almost always works its way into the Q and A session. So, I thought it would make ...
Blueberries, Good for the Brain?

Blueberries, Good for the Brain?

We often hear blueberries described as being a superfood, and almost universally they are included in the various lists describing “brain boosting foods.” Sure, there are studies that demonstrate blueberry c...