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Why is the “Alzheimer’s Gene” So Common?

Why is the “Alzheimer’s Gene” So Common?

Now that so many people are having their genomes sequenced, the role of the APOE-4 allele in terms of its association with a dramatic increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is getting a lot of attentio...
Does Diet Really Affect the Brain?

Does Diet Really Affect the Brain?

Over the years we’ve heard so much information about how diet affects things like heart attack risk, bone density, diabetes and blood sugar control, as well as, more recently, the brain. We’ve known...
Keys to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease – Drs. Ayesha and Dean Sherzai

Keys to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease – Drs. Ayesha and Dean Sherzai

While we accept the notion of the important influences of lifestyle choices as they relate, for example, to the heart, the immune system, lung function, longevity, and even cancer risk, the notion that what ...
Sleep – A Valuable Tool for Dementia Prevention

Sleep – A Valuable Tool for Dementia Prevention

There is so much we can do from a lifestyle perspective to help safeguard our brains against declining function. And certainly getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important choices a person can m...
How COVID Threatens the Brain – With Dr. Frank Heppner

How COVID Threatens the Brain – With Dr. Frank Heppner

How does SARS-CoV-2 reach the brain? This is actually a critically important question for which we now have meaningful answers. In this podcast, I have the honor of interviewing Dr. Frank Heppner. His resear...
The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D. and Dr. Elissa Epel

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D. and Dr. Elissa Epel

How well we age is actually something we can control. We are learning more and more that there are correlations between our “aging,” in other words how long we remain healthy versus suffering from some form...
Ketogenic Diet Proves Effective in Alzheimer’s Disease

Ketogenic Diet Proves Effective in Alzheimer’s Disease

Over the past several years a mechanistic concept has arisen that seeks to explain the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. This has been called the bioenergetic theory. Basically, it describes a situation i...
The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D. and Dr. Caroline Leaf

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D. and Dr. Caroline Leaf

Our world today has certainly become far more chaotic than we had anticipated. As such, it becomes challenging to avoid toxic threatening thoughts and downstream manifestations like depression or anxiety. A...
The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D. and Dr. Daniel Amen

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D. and Dr. Daniel Amen

Your brain is always listening and responding to an incredibly large number of hidden influences, and unless you recognize and deal with them, they can steal your happiness, spoil your relationships, and sa...
Choosing Your Cognitive Destiny

Choosing Your Cognitive Destiny

In 1998, Dr. Peter Eriksson published a groundbreaking report in the journal Nature Medicine in which he described, for the first time, that the process of growing new brain cells, neurogenesis, occurs in hu...