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My Top 3 Health Recommendations for 2016

My Top 3 Health Recommendations for 2016

As you're planning your New Year's Resolutions, consider my list of suggestions for 2016: Exercise – Yes, you’ve heard it so many times before, but our understanding of what exercise does to enhance healt...
Exercise and associated dietary extremes impact on gut microbial diversity

Exercise and associated dietary extremes impact on gut microbial diversity

Ashwagandha Improves Athletic Performance

Ashwagandha Improves Athletic Performance

Ashwagandha is an important herb in traditional Indian medicine because of its wide-ranging health benefits. As it turns out, there’s a lot of mainstream science surrounding this ancient herb that validates ...
Effects of eight­week supplementation of Ashwagandha on cardiorespiratory endurance in elite Indian cyclists

Effects of eight­week supplementation of Ashwagandha on cardiorespiratory endurance in elite Indian cyclists

Exercise and Neurogenesis

Exercise and Neurogenesis

I’ve been posting over the past several years about the relationship of Alzheimer's disease to inflammation, and the process of inflammation in general. More recently we've seen information relating LPS, a c...
Systemic lipopolysaccharide administration impairs retrieval of context–object discrimination, but not spatial, memory: Evidence for selective disruption of specific hippocampus-dependent memory functions during acute neuroinflammation

Systemic lipopolysaccharide administration impairs retrieval of context–object discrimination, but not spatial, memory: Evidence for selective disruption of specific hippocampus-dependent memory functions during acute neuroinflammation

Your Brain Really Does Have A Second Chance!

Your Brain Really Does Have A Second Chance!

Years ago, when I was in medical school, we were taught that humans lacked the ability to grow new brain cells. This was called the “central dogma” of brain physiology. Incredibly, the notion that the brain ...
Dementia – Change Your Odds

Dementia – Change Your Odds

It has been estimated that there are around 45 million individuals worldwide who are suffering from dementia. Even more compelling are the projections that this number will nearly double in just the next 15 ...
Gut Bacteria Chart Our Destiny

Gut Bacteria Chart Our Destiny

I have just finished reviewing what I believe is a seminal research article relating to the gut microbiome. The study, written by researchers in Sweden, is titled The Gut Microbiotia– Masters of Host Develop...
Lifestyle Changes with a Stronger Gut

Lifestyle Changes with a Stronger Gut

Last week, I pointed out the importance of lifestyle changes for health. We discussed that science shows exactly how the choices we make are influential in our health outcomes, which are never set in stone. ...