1. 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

  2. “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

  3. Expert Diet Advice: “The Mediterranean Zone”

    If you’ve ever played any type of sport, you are probably familiar with “being in the zone.” It’s that moment when you become one with your environment; a non-thinking moment when every movement and thought are effortless…and your performance in that moment is optimal. Well, evidently a similar situation is possible with your nutritional diet. And with the word “diet,” I mean from it…Read More

  4. Are Doctors Ready for Genetic Data?

    The better question might be, “Are genetic data ready for doctors?” The onslaught of clinical study results that now include potentially significant genetic biomarkers associated with a particular patient population, condition, or metabolic response is enough to make the head spin of even the most astute physician. I learned rather quickly while working up a few writing samples for a potential…Read More

  5. Knowing Your Genetic Risks

    Knowing your genetic risks based on your genotype can be an incredibly valuable tool in helping you make informed, healthy decisions about your lifestyle. If you have read my blogs, you understand that you have profound control over your health by providing nutrient-dense food to your genes that will help 'turn on' health-promoting genes plus 'turn off' disease-promoting genes. Several companies i…Read More