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Night Time Light Exposure – Not a Bright Idea

Night Time Light Exposure – Not a Bright Idea

We live in a very light polluted world in comparison to that of our very recent ancestors. Estimates now indicate that close to 99% of both Americans and Europeans are exposed to “light pollution.” Not only …
How Late is Too Late for Coffee?

How Late is Too Late for Coffee?

I, like many of you, have often wondered about the notion of drinking a cup of coffee after the evening meal. People often say things like, “I can’t drink coffee after 4PM or I won’t be able to sleep,” and t…
Struggling with Insomnia? Low Magnesium Could Be to Blame

Struggling with Insomnia? Low Magnesium Could Be to Blame

Just how important is sleep? Well, it turns out that insomnia has been associated with increased risk of cancer, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, depression, and overall mortality. Nearly one third of Am…
DHA Improves Sleep in Children

DHA Improves Sleep in Children

Sleep disorders in the pediatric population are common, occurring in as much as 30-40% of children. When children don’t sleep well, it sets the stage for a variety of other problems including poor general he…
Longer Sleep Improves Brain Function in Obese Individuals

Longer Sleep Improves Brain Function in Obese Individuals

Many recent studies have confirmed how adequate sleep plays a pivotal role in fostering cognitive function. This is particularly evident in those individuals who do not sleep adequately, and may as well be o…
Grain Brain – Scientific Validation

Grain Brain – Scientific Validation

Last month I had the great honor to serve as program chairman for an integrative brain symposium held in Hollywood, Florida. What was so exciting for me was the fact that I was given the opportunity to invit…
Five Ways to Fight Depression (Without Drugs!)

Five Ways to Fight Depression (Without Drugs!)

By: Austin Perlmutter, MD, Medical Student, Miller School of Medicine Depression is the leading cause of disability in young Americans, a significant burden for those affected and those around them. With so…
Sleeping for your Health

Sleeping for your Health

It may not be that hard for you to believe, but the quality of your sleep matters for more than just how tired you will or won’t be when you wake up. Drugs aren’t the answer, because they’ll just put you to …