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Exercise and Mental Health

Exercise and Mental Health

By Dr. Austin Perlmutter It’s not news to anyone: exercise is good for our health. What is more interesting is the recent research showing how physical activity may activate certain pathways within our immu...
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...
Neurobiology of BDNF in fear memory, sensitivity to stress, and stress-related disorders

Neurobiology of BDNF in fear memory, sensitivity to stress, and stress-related disorders

The Value of Time Restricting Our Food Consumption

The Value of Time Restricting Our Food Consumption

One very popular variation of outright fasting is what is called time-restricted feeding (TRF). In both humans and laboratory animals, TRF refers  the consumption of food only during a specific period of tim...
Alzheimer’s and Exercise – You Can Protect Your Brain

Alzheimer’s and Exercise – You Can Protect Your Brain

The number of Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease has continued to grow at a dramatic rate. Currently, it is estimated that some 5.8 million Americans (of all ages) have Alzheimer’s disease. By and ...
Neurogenesis & Alzheimer’s: A Correlation?

Neurogenesis & Alzheimer’s: A Correlation?

If you've been following me for some time, you know that one area of brain health we talk about in relationship to Alzheimer's, quite frequently, is neurogenesis. Otherwise known as the ability to grow new b...
Effect of aerobic exercise on cognition in younger adults

Effect of aerobic exercise on cognition in younger adults

Physical exercise and activity may be important in reducing dementia risk at any age

Physical exercise and activity may be important in reducing dementia risk at any age

Lifestyle and neurocognition in older adults with cognitive impairments

Lifestyle and neurocognition in older adults with cognitive impairments

Green Tea Offsets Worsening Human Diet

Green Tea Offsets Worsening Human Diet

So much has been written over the years extolling the health benefits of green tea. Green tea has been reported to be effective for weight loss, antioxidant effects, reducing risk of cancer, protecting the b...