The Overheated Brain: A 21st Century Epidemic

I’m continuing a discussion on the importance of the B vitamin folate to brain health. Before getting to that, a review of the effects of inflammation on the brain is in order. Inflammation is a very important area of study in academic medicine as it relates to...

Meditation: Peaceful Mind and Healthy Brain

I would be surprised if you haven’t read an article, seen a program, listened to a TED talk or in some other way been exposed to the concept of “mindfulness meditation” recently. Everyone seems to be getting in on the act. Time magazine ran an...

Brain Training: Cultivate Your Relationships

Continuing the topic of brain training, I’ll look today at the effect of one’s social network on brain health. A number of very good studies have looked at this recently. One very interesting study in 2011 looked specifically at the amygdala, a structure in the brain...

Get Off the Couch and Enroll in Brain Training U!

Having touched on diet and exercise which form the foundation of brain care, I’ll move on to various kinds of mental stimulation which can preserve and enhance our brains. For years, we’ve been hearing about Sudoku and crossword puzzles and simply reading,...

The Well Conditioned Brain

In the previous posts about the effects of food on the brain, I barely scratched the surface. Hopefully you were stimulated to do some research of your own. More than that, I hope you were motivated to reduce sugar, increase good fats and add many of the wonderful...