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Lifestyle

You Can Choose to Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk!

A central theme of our outreach messaging over the past decade centers on the role of our everyday lifestyle decisions in influencing the health destiny of our brains. As many of you know, we recently produc...

The western diet and lifestyle and diseases of civilization

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 ...

Implications of the “Alzheimer’s Gene” in Children

The development of highly accurate and widely available genome sequencing technology has put us at a crossroads. Now, more than ever, the divergent views of nature versus nurture confront consumers wishing t...

Beyond Genetics – Our Choices Chart Our Brain’s Destiny

One of the most important goals of my life is to raise the level of awareness of the importance of lifestyle choices in determining a person’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a disease for which there is no me...

Metabolic and Genetic Markers of Biological Age

The Low-Carb Diet & Type 2 Diabetes

Over the past several years, we've seen the rates of type 2 diabetes in the United States absolutely skyrocket. At this stage, there's no doubt about it: lifestyle choices are playing a key role in causing t...

Lifestyle Factors & Disability: How Our Lifestyle Choices Improve Quality of Life

As the lifespan of the average person grows ever longer, we grapple with an important problem: how do we extend our healthspan, the period during which we can maintain an active and full lifestyle, to mirror...

Health Benefits of Social Interaction

According to the World Health Organization, the biggest threats to our health, globally, are now chronic degenerative conditions, not infectious diseases. What a transition! As opposed to various epidemics o...

Why Lifestyle Choices Matter for Health

What my work, in Brain Maker and Grain Brain, boils down to, is giving you a lifestyle plan that you can follow to cause optimal health. Why do these factors matter? Why are these the choices you should make...