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 […]
Brain and Nervous System Health
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 […]
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, […]
Anodized Cookware–Probably best to avoid it
Anodized cookware uses a process to oxidize aluminum creating a non-stick surface. Theorectically this surface should be non-reactive, however, as soon as there is a scratch, the risk of aluminum leaching into your food increases. I recommend avoiding it. I also recommend avoiding copper and those with non-stick coatings. Here […]
Vitamin C for Your Brain Function!
Love this article on the importance of adequate Vitamin C for brain function. This is just another in a list of many reasons to supplement Vitamin C. I often prescribe it to “bowel tolerance” or a maximum of 10,000 mg daily in divided doses. I know others who prescribe even […]
Benzos–Use Great Caution
Benzos (benzodiazepines such as Valium, Xanax and Ativan) are very addictive and can end up causing increased health difficulties. If you are suffering from anxiety or insomnia, please know that there are safer options that may eliminate or reduce the need for benzos! For many people, sleep quality is improving […]
Acid Reducing Medications Associated with Depression
Research reveals that use of proton pump inhibitors is associated with an increased risk of depression. This is just another reason to avoid long-term use of them. There are botanicals, exercises, and diet changes that can replace the use of acid reducers in many cases. Please call and find out […]
Fasting to Reduce Huntington’s Symptoms
Researchers have found that limiting the time that rats eat to just 6 hours per day reduces a protein that is associated with Huntington’s chorea. Read the article for details. BUT, please note that “intermittent fasting”, fasting 12 hours/day, fasting 18 hours once weekly, fasting in general, have been associated […]
Sugar Reduces Mental Health in Men
So the list of dangers of sugar consumption grows–not only is it associated with diabetes and weight gain, but now an association with increased risk of anxiety and depression has been noted. Please also note that it is used as a carrier for dyes in cancer studies, too–yes, if you […]
Pain Reduction by Holding Hands with Your Loved Ones
How I love this research result: they have found that holding hands with your loved one can actually reduce their pain. The act of appropriate touch is so beneficial to connected-ness with one another. It even changes our brain waves–check out this article!