1. Alzheimer’s Can Start in Your Twenties?! Or Not.

    I read something fascinating this week in one of Dr Mercola’s blogs that beautifully pulls together concepts of several of my blogs. "Your brain and gut developed from the same type of tissue when you were a fetus!" This little factoid demonstrates yet another way of how your gut and brain are truly, and intimately, connected. Additionally, the nervous systems of your brain and gut are connected…Read More

  2. Your Brain On Sugars – Not So Sweet.

    “Added” or “free” sugar is the sugar in your diet that is NOT from fruits and vegetables but instead is found in processed foods and drinks as well as sugar products (eg, sugar, honey, syrup, agave, corn syrup, molasses, etc). It has been associated with extra weight, obesity, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and dental caries…to name only a few. Obesity, high blood pressure, and coronary…Read More

  3. Are These Clinicians Curing Brain Diseases?!

    “To him who devotes his life to science, nothing can give more happiness than increasing the number of discoveries, but his cup of joy is full when the results of his studies immediately find practical applications.” —Louis Pasteur I was reading a review the other day that estimated it took an average of 17 years for 14% of original (i.e., discovery) research to be integrated into physician …Read More

  4. “Diabetes” of the Brain

    So, this blog takes on a bit more of a personal tone as I explore the associations between genes, nutrition, and brain health. I dedicate it to my family, as well as my friends and other families whose lives are touched by someone they love who is experiencing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or any one of a number of other neurodegenerative disorders. The Diagnosis of an Unhealthy Brain Approximatel…Read More