Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia and Multiple Sclerosis

Chronically low Vitamin D levels are likely linked to an increased risk of dementia and multiple sclerosis (MS), according to studies published in the journals Brain and Neurology. The Neurology study is the first large, prospective, population-based study to examine Vitamin D concentrations in relation to lifetime risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the […]

The Future Wave of Medical Technology

The Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diego last week provided a forward looking view on what health care will be like in the future, along with quickly evolving news on medical technology advances. The conference, which featured insights from practicing physicians, leading edge medical researchers, biotech & health tech executives (including Craig Venter, Peter Diamandis, […]

The Complete Healthy Brain Dinner Recipe

This is the first installment in a new series on practical, informative healthy brain food recipes. Enjoy! This dinner is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids – both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)- along with a wide range of antioxidants, including flavonoids and curcuminoids. Omega 3 sits squarely in the concept of “What’s […]

Brain Hacking Update: Would You Like Ultrasound or Electricity for Your Brain Today?

Some interesting work being done by Virginia Tech and University of Arizona research labs on using ultrasound (very high frequency sound waves) on the human brain to improve mood and heighten sensory performance. Transcranial focused ultrasound (TFUS) is a non-invasive method to alter brain wave activity in particular regions of the brain. The University of […]

The Consumerization of Health Care

Two conferences with seemingly very different agendas were held across the street from each other in San Diego last week, but a closer look reveals these two meetings were linked through a common vision of what consumer health care could be in the future. The first conference, AARP’s Life at 50+ Exposition, was a large […]

On Using Only 10% of Our Brains – The Enduring Myth From Lucy (The Movie)

The movie Lucy, now out in theatres, portrays a woman who accidentally ingests a powerful drug that gives her superhuman mental powers, including telepathy, morphing into different forms, and time travel. The premise behind this movie is the enduring myth that humans use only 10% of their mental capacity, and if people were able to […]