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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...
Glutathione – Powerful Brain Protection

Glutathione – Powerful Brain Protection

How do we know our level of personal risk as it relates to cognitive decline? This is important information because once we identify the various factors that relate to our risk, it may offer up opportunitie...
Beneficial Therapy for ALS

Beneficial Therapy for ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease) affects some 30,000 individuals in the United States with 5000 new cases diagnosed every year. It is a neurological condition characterized by progr...
What We Know About Your Alzheimer’s Risk

What We Know About Your Alzheimer’s Risk

We are all at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a disease for which there is absolutely no meaningful pharmaceutical treatment. Previously, the relationship between Alzheimer’s risk and modifiable lifestyle cho...
Let’s Look Elsewhere in Alzheimer’s Research

Let’s Look Elsewhere in Alzheimer’s Research

As is so often the case in modern medicine, so much of research science tends to focus on single causes as it relates to various disease states. Clearly, if a single cause can be validated it opens the door...
How Our Gut Bugs Influence our Memory

How Our Gut Bugs Influence our Memory

By Dr. Austin Perlmutter What does current research tell us about the connections between the gut microbiome and our memory? Ancient Greek texts describe two opposing rivers running through the underw...
Uric Acid and Cognitive Decline

Uric Acid and Cognitive Decline

There are several key mechanisms that are directly involved in what causes our most pervasive degenerative conditions like coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, overweight and obesity, hypertension, and ...
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...