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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…
Metformin Users – Consider This

Metformin Users – Consider This

Metformin is one of the most commonly prescribed medications on the planet. It is considered a “first-line” therapy for lowering blood glucose in the treatment of type-2 diabetes and has also proven useful i…
Benefits of Brief Intense Exercise

Benefits of Brief Intense Exercise

Benefits of Brief Intense Exercise One area of research that has become increasingly popular over the past decade has been the body of science that confirms what we’ve all pretty much known for our entire a…
Parasites Define Leaders

Parasites Define Leaders

We tend to want to characterize the various microbes that live within us as being “good or bad.” But in reality, context is critically important. Most would probably say that across the animal kingdom, being…
Something You Should Buy for Better Brain Energetics

Something You Should Buy for Better Brain Energetics

The human brain, despite only representing 5% of total body weight, consumes an astounding 25% of the body‘s energy at rest. And by and large, the energy that powers the brain is derived from the sugar gluco…
New Medication Associated with a 50% Risk Reduction for Dementia!

New Medication Associated with a 50% Risk Reduction for Dementia!

In the context of the lack of any meaningful treatment for dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, the recent discovery of a new medication that has been shown to be associated with dementia risk reductio…
Support for Weight Training in Your Brain Program

Support for Weight Training in Your Brain Program

Over the past two decades I’ve spoken and written at length on the important relationship between exercise and brain health. I truly believe that rigorous scientific research supports the idea that one of …
Positive Brain Effects of Microdosed Psychedelics

Positive Brain Effects of Microdosed Psychedelics

We are seeing a lot of research in recent years looking at the therapeutic potential of natural psychedelic medicines. The reality is that this research has been going on since the early 1960s. And with the…
Midlife Obesity Now The Number One Dementia Risk Factor

Midlife Obesity Now The Number One Dementia Risk Factor

In recent years there has been a lot written about the remarkable relationship between physical inactivity and risk for Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, until quite recently, physical inactivity was regarded a…
DHA Lowers Your Alzheimer’s Risk – The Latest Research

DHA Lowers Your Alzheimer’s Risk – The Latest Research

Alzheimer’s prevention is now getting lots of attention – gratefully!  It seems like we are seeing powerful science revealing how lifestyle choices affect our brain’s destiny appearing in well respecte…