Mind Health

I have a special message for you (for everyone!), which is that things can change! Life as it has been up till now does NOT have to be the way it is FROM now! In fact I can go further than that and say if you DON’T change something, you’ll find yourself just growing old… […]

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I write about the importance of sleep quite a lot because it’s the simplest boost you can give to your body and mind. Researchers around the world agree that good, quality sleep is the key to strong brain cognition, better health, and can even ease symptoms of depression and other mood disorders. The Science of […]

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First, here’s a photo from Athens. This is the view Vivien and I enjoyed from our hotel suite, overlooking the floodlit Acropolis. We left the blinds open and went to sleep with this inspiring sight! Yes, You Can Grow New Brain Cells We all remember the daft times when “science” (that word sticks in my […]

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The human mind has always fascinated me and I’ve branded my journey into the inner workings of this incredible universe as punk psychology.  I want to show you how to be my fellow psychonauts! You cannot imagine what there is to discover! No matter what’s been discovered in scientific and psychiatric circles, they still know […]

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I think I already mentioned my contempt for psychiatry and it’s pseudo-science (well yes, I mention it often, don’t I?) Most of you know I’m wrapping up a book to defeat all of psychiatry by making the investigation of physical illness mandatory FIRST, before even thinking of medications. Over 95% of so-called mental diseases and […]

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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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