Carbohydrates & Your Brain

Providing your brain with the right fuel is a foundational step to maintaining and improving your brain health. But with all of the diet advice out there, it can be difficult to figure out what is good for your brain – and what isn’t. Keep reading for sound nutrition advice that you can implement today. […] Read More

Get Moving For Your Brain

A new study from Sweden found that women with the highest level of fitness in middle age were 90% less likely to have dementia later in life. This study followed 191 women for over 44 years. Fitness level was initially evaluated in 1968 when the women had an average age of 50 years old. At […] Read More

Reversing Alzheimer’s disease in a Mouse Model

A team of researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that gradually depleting an enzyme called BACE1 blocked the formation of amyloid plaques and improved cognitive function in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The study, which was published February 14, 2018 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine*, raises hope that drugs targeting this […] Read More

Sweeten Safely

Artificial sweeteners – you probably know them as the little pick packet (saccharine), the little blue packet (aspartame), and the little yellow packet (sucralose ) – are used in a wide variety of foods and beverages. Much of the research to date has found artificial sweeteners may actually increase appetite, cause weight gain, and affect […] Read More

Sleep Apnea – Health Complications and Treatment

In my last blog, “Sleep Apnea – What to Look Out For,” I outlined the symptoms and risk factors for sleep apnea, an often under diagnosed breathing disorder that can disrupt sleep and affect health, including cognitive function. If you or a loved one have a suspicion that sleep apnea is a concern, it is […] Read More

Sleep Apnea – What to Look Out For

Do you feel tired after a full night of sleep? Has anyone ever complained that you snore or have disrupted breathing while you sleep? If so, you may want to speak with your doctor about being tested for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which your breathing stops and starts throughout the […] Read More

It’s Tea Time!

There are many dietary choices that can benefit brain function – including enjoying a cup or two of green tea daily. Green tea has high levels of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is neuroprotective, antiinflammatory, and an antioxidant. Green tea also is a source of L-theanine, which is an amino acid that can improve focus, relieve anxiety, […] Read More

Eat Your Vegetables!

Most of us know we need to eat more vegetables, but for far too many of us vegetables are an afterthought to a meal. It may not surprise you that according to a CDC report in 2017, less than 10% of US adults consumes the recommended 2-3 cups of vegetables per day. Clearly, we have […] Read More

Tuck Yourself Into Bed

When kids are little, parents often rely on a consistent bedtime routine to help them fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. In fact, when my boys were small this bedtime routine was key to sleep for all of us – if the routine varied, sleep was inevitably harder to come by. It is […] Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease Dysfunction -The brain:body nexus -Part 2

In part 1 of this article, I discussed the concept of parabiosis, in which two animals are surgically attached so they share the same blood supply to determine if the physiology in one animal affects the other. Researchers used this technique to show that when normal mice were attached to mice with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), […] Read More