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 […]

Do Helmets Really Prevent Concussions?

The answer is a hedged, very qualified “maybe” – helmets can prevent some, but not all concussions. It is always a good practice to wear head protection when cycling, riding a motorcycle or ATV, or participating in contact sports like American football, soccer, baseball, and hockey. At the same time, everyone should be aware that […]

Cannabis and the Brain – The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown

Two recent published studies in the journal Neurology highlight the interesting intersection between science research, medicine, and public policy that is playing out across the US in regards to legal cannabis (marijuana) consumption. Neurology is the science journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). AAN is the professional medical association for neurologists in the […]