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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. ...
So depression is an inflammatory disease, but where does the inflammation come from?

So depression is an inflammatory disease, but where does the inflammation come from?

Gut Bacteria & BDNF

Gut Bacteria & BDNF

What if I told you that your gut bacteria have a large role to play in levels of BDNF, or brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which acts like growth hormone for the brain? In this video we look at probiotic s...
Neurogenesis – Grow New Brain Cells Through Exercise

Neurogenesis – Grow New Brain Cells Through Exercise

Back in medical school we were told that we were given a certain number of brain cells and that was it for life. However, this idea that humans do not grow new brain cells is now fully demonstrated to be wro...
Physical Exercise and Brain Function

Physical Exercise and Brain Function

Some exciting news! Science has now discovered a medical treatment that can improve memory and it was published in the Journal of The American Medical Association.  Let's have a look at this recent study tit...
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...
To Lower Your Risk of Cancer, Look to Your Waist

To Lower Your Risk of Cancer, Look to Your Waist

By: Austin Perlmutter, MD, Medical Student, Miller School of Medicine Years of data now clearly demonstrate connections between obesity and increased risk for cancer. However, a new study published in the we...