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. Big Tobacco & Big Food – Shocking Similarities!

    Tobacco, oh wait…Sugar is addictive; 8 times more than cocaine. Both animal and human studies have documented that the brain responds similarly to sugar as it does to morphine, alcohol, and nicotine. Additionally, increased amounts of added sugar in your diet are directly related to obesity, which is now a global problem. In 2004, obesity surpassed hunger as the chief nutrition problem worldwide…Read More

  3. “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

  4. Expert Diet Advice: “Disease Proof”

    Continuing on the exploratory path of expert diet advice, today’s blog is a synopsis of the book Disease-Proof. Although many of the foundational aspects of a “healthy diet” are similar in many of the expert-written books I’m reviewing (listed below), some of the differences can leave you stumped as to what you should (really) eat...or not. Slim by Design Disease Proof The Mediterranean Zo…Read More