You have probably heard of some the brain exercise apps and programs including Luminosity, etc. But did you know that playing music may actually serve you better with respect to your brain health?! Check out this article. And go fire up that piano, guitar, flute, etc! What a fun way […]
Coffee May Reduce Risk of Rosacea
This is exciting news for those who love coffee but have been avoiding it due to rosacea. Research has been released indicating that coffee may actually have a protective effect against rosacea. This result did not apply to tea, chocolate, or other caffeine sources. And certainly, if you have high […]
Pesticide Exposure and Increased Risk of Autism?
Studies are revealing a potential increase in the risk of autism to children born of mothers exposed to pesticides. Yes, this includes Round-Up. I’m attaching the article for you to read. I could wax poetic on the dangers of pesticides and herbicides, including the “inactive ingredients” that are also toxic […]
Carnitine and Choline–Friends or Foes?
So, you may or may not have heard the buzz about TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide). It is formed in by the gut flora from TMA (trimethylamine) and has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The resulting response was to recommend diets void of meats, eggs, and dairy […]
Lifting Weights–For Your Muscles AND Your Mind!!
So the good news about exercise continues–including this article that is showing a reversal of muscle loss as well as increased mental acuity and mood! There is no substitute for exercise–find some activity within your body’s ability and try and grow from there. A good trainer can be very helpful, […]
Intermittent Fasting? Or Skip Dinner??
Intermittent fasting has become a popular way to try and lose weight. Certainly, reducing caloric content and avoiding between meal snacking can support weight loss. However, interestingly, newer research is showing our metabolic rate is supported by having breakfast be the largest meal, then lunch, with only a light dinner. […]
Measles Outbreak, Flu Season, or Just a Cold
If you live in the Portland/Vancouver area, you are likely aware of the current outbreak of measles. So far, most of the cases are in unvaccinated individuals. While most children will recover fully, there can be significant complications for others. Click here for more information on measles. I am not […]
Boston Heart Out-of-Pocket Increases
We were just notified TODAY that effective December 1, 2018, Boston Heart Labs will no longer be offering its “Know It Now” pricing. If Dr. Brown has ordered Boston Heart testing for you, PLEASE complete your blood draw BEFORE December 1st. Alternatively, Dr. Brown can order through a different laboratory–just […]
Use Your Headlights, Please
This morning a particularly dense fog rolled in. I was perplexed by the number of cars on the road without their headlights or daytime running lights on. The cars without lights were invisible, even when they were quite close. PLEASE turn on your headlights in the fog–for your safety and […]
Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners
I can’t say this enough: avoid artificial sweeteners! Dried stevia is OK but avoid formulas with alcohol sugars (they end with an “ol” on the end of their name). Check out this information.