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Growing New Brain Cells - And Wiring Them Up

(November 23, 2008)  Not too long ago, scientists believed that adults couldn't grow new neurons in their brain. However, work over the last several years has debunked this myth. We now know that adults continue to grow new neurons throughout life, a process called neurogenesis. Yes, new growth slows down after middle ..

Variety Is The Spice Of Brain Fitness - Part II – Nutritio ...

(July 17, 2007)  This is not going to be an article about all the good foods you should eat and the stuff you should avoid. Many articles, including some of my own, have already beaten that horse. Most people know that carrots are better than cheeseburgers and I'm not going to get into that again at this time. What .

Treat Acne With a Low Glycemic Diet

(July 09, 2007)  Do you or your kids have acne problems? The majority of adolescents and a small number of adults deal with significant facial blemishes. I remember going through a bought in my early 20's. It can be difficult for teens and young adults entering the dating years if they are always worrying about how .

Take That Pebble Out Your Shoe

(July 03, 2007)  Recently I joined a group of business owners that gets together once a week to help each other out. One of the members of this group, a chiropractor, told a great story last week that I want to pass on – so here it is. Suppose you are walking along and you notice you have a pebble in your shoe. ..

Sweeten Your Willpower

(June 05, 2007)  Have you had those days when you really stuck to your guns and maintained your willpower? You did your morning exercises, had a good breakfast and felt a great start to the day. You chose wisely in the cafeteria at lunch and passed up the pies. Even those mid-afternoon cravings didn't get you. You ..

Vacuuming Boosts Health - If you Believe It

(May 29, 2007)  Copyright (c) 2007 The Brain Code LLC If you have a career that requires some physical labor, realize that you are getting some exercise and feel good about that. A new study shows that understanding the exercise benefits of your daily routine makes them even better. Housework is Exercise ..

Students Fail BMIs

(April 17, 2007)  A couple of days ago a friend of mine handed me this week's Wall Street Journal with a front page article about a town that may be taking the fight against childhood obesity too far. The school board in Gillette, Wyoming decided to put kids BMI (body mass index), an indicator of obesity, on their ..

What is Brain Fitness?

(March 10, 2007)  Have you heard the term Brain Fitness yet? If not, you probably will. There is an emerging industry on maintaining or even increasing brain function as we age. The industry is still in its infancy, and backed by emerging science pointing to methods we can use to stimulate our brains. If you picture .

Is Love Potion Real?

(February 21, 2007)  This week the Today Show on NBC ran a story today looking at love hormones. Many recent studies have come together over the last several years to give us a better understanding of the brain circuits and chemicals that control the emotion of love and bonding. Another Pill for your Heart The thing ..

The Glycemic Index – Revisited

(February 14, 2007)  I wanted to finish this week's posts with another discussion of the glycemic index. I have written about it in the past but want to revisit it because it is so crucial to life long health – and it's so simple. What is the glycemic index The glycemic index is a measure of how fast a food spikes ..

Diet, Exercise Beat Drugs at Combating Type II Diabetes

(February 13, 2007)  This week the British Medical Journal published a meta-analysis of the best approaches to treating type II diabetes. What the heck is a meta-analysis? It is where a research group looks at all the previous studies they can find on a particular subject and puts them all together to see how much the ..

Cholesterol: Good, Bad or Ugly?

(January 23, 2007)  The notion that high cholesterol is bad for you is receiving many challenges. An increasing number of medical professionals and researchers doubt this publicly accepted and heavily promoted argument. The past few weeks saw a couple of especially damaging studies that seriously challenge what most ..

Is Personalized Medicine at our Doorstep

(January 15, 2007)  Personalized medicine is coming. What does that mean? It means that our genes will determine what type of medical treatment we get. We know, in any disease, that some people respond favorably to therapy while others do not. We assume that this is partially due to our genes. Some studies have shown ..


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