Mind Health

    No matter your age, protecting your brain health should be a priority. I firmly believe that if parents make this a primary goal in their children’s early childhood, we can turn the tide on the epidemic of neurodegenerative disease. Yes, preserving cognitive function is more of a pressing topic to people over the age of […]

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    I’m reading from a copy of the New Scientist (journal) promotional email: Quantum physics has always been a source of mystery and delight. It defies common sense yet we have learned to manipulate these strange phenomena. Hey, is this even the right question? I think we should be saying that “common sense” defies physics. “Common […]

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    There are few things that literally frighten me as much as loss of cognition. With the steadily growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, every single one of us must be diligent in the fight against these debilitating diseases. Early detection is crucial! If you’re diagnosed, get a second (even a third) opinion. […]

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    (It’s SAD for a reason…ha pun.) There’s nothing more frightening to so many of us as the threat of losing brain function. While I avoid dwelling on what “could happen” in regards to my cognition, I definitely examine the risk factors for Alzheimer’s and strongly guard against them. Currently, more than 46 million people have […]

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    Last week I promised you more on the possibility of Alzheimer’s disease being caused by a microbial infection (“Can You Catch Dementia” 3 Jun 2016). Even so, I was surprised by the serendipity of reading an article on this exact topic in my New Scientist today (4 Jun 2016, vol 230 No 3076). In addition […]

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    Science says probably yes. We are beginning to understand that many chronic health problems are, in truth, caused by hidden infections. This renders some of the old “explanations” obsolete and defective. For example, it is now known that a great deal of arthritic trouble comes from bacterial infections in the troubled joints. It is NOT […]

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    (what are boppers?—OK I just brought it in to mean: people not as old as us boomers!) One of my favorite medical institutes in the world is the Karolinska in Stockholm, Sweden. Viv and I were there only last year! The reason they command a lot of my respect is they are paid by the […]

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    I talk about sleep so often because I can’t stress enough how important it is to your health and your life. Sleep deprivation is considered a form of torture and results in serious physical and psychological damage over time. While you might not experience lack of sleep to this extreme, a long-term habit of “not […]

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    Your body needs amino acids (that you receive in food) to manufacture critical proteins. Recent reports link risk factors of memory loss to not getting enough of these necessary building blocks. What does protein do for you? Repairs damaged tissue and produces new cells Boosts lasting energy stores Controls weight and regulates appetite Maintains blood […]

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    In our modern world, multi-tasking is no longer a skill but a necessity. Most of us run constantly in both the real and virtual realms, maintaining business and personal relationships while juggling the very stringent demands of daily life. I love discovering new self-motivation techniques for myself and sharing them with my readers because I […]

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    Well maybe you should be! The benefits of coloring is a real craze that’s sweeping the adult world. It’s calming and healthy, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing about it. I’m not sure where it all got started but certainly the world’s first best-selling adult coloring book was Secret Garden by Johanna Basford. I purchased a […]

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    Daily life is filled with challenges and frustrations with which we cope as best we can. Resolved negative situations, people, or moments that we’re able to move past and get over don’t cause a ripple effect in your entire existence. These circumstances are known as “acute” stress and everyone has it at some point. It’s […]

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    Throughout history, the world has been terrified of those who exhibit signs of mental illness. One must wonder if it is actual fear of the person who is mentally ill or instead, fear of somehow “catching” what they have. Decoding Mental Illness There are many layers to conditions and diseases of the brain and emotional […]

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    Those of you who follow my work and have seen my video “Who Needs a Brain?” on YouTube, or read last week’s newsletter arguing that the brain cannot possibly do the job that science ascribes to it, might wonder if I am trying to say the brain is worthless. We all know that’s not true. […]

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