Mind Health

    You have heard and read me saying for years that brain and mind are not the same; that the extended mind is outside the physical body; that memory is in the surrounding encapsulation of the body, not in our tissues (which leads to the concept of a low-level “cellular memory”). Mechanistic brain science, on the […]

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    I’ve never been a person who spends all my time in a gym but I’m not remotely sedentary.  I’m even more grateful for my active lifestyle with the emergence of recent research that firmly links the benefit of exercise and brain function. Possessing high levels of homocysteine (an amino acid) has been proven in many […]

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    The thought of developing Alzheimer’s disease is terrifying.  For myself, losing even partial brain cognition would make it impossible for me to be a doctor, result in the loss of the business and writing I so love doing, and limit most of the things I enjoy doing on a personal level. I’m happy to say […]

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    The benefits of vitamin E have been proven time and time again.  This fat-soluble antioxidant is required for your body to utilize vitamin K and is essential to many basic functions. Though vitamin E deficiency is rare in developed countries, those who have difficulties absorbing fat are at higher risk.  Experts estimate that while deficiency […]

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    Around the globe, 44 million people are afflicted with Alzheimer’s or a similar dementia.  It is a disease of the brain that steals away your memories, your quality of life, and your ability to be independent.  The effects and signs of Alzheimer’s disease are devastating to the person with the illness as well as those […]

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    Natural headache relief is needed now more than ever before in history. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 47% of the world population suffers with mild to severe headaches at least once per year.  When discussing conditions of the central nervous system, headaches are at the top of the list. What’s truly horrible is […]

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    If you read my newsletter regularly, you’ll know that I hold the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden) in very high regard. That’s not to say they are right about everything, but that I trust their honesty—which is more than can be said of any American (or other) university. I was recently there (July 2015) and […]

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    Once in a while something turns up which is truly revolutionary; different from anything which has gone before and in every sense a “new” approach to matters. Sadly, there have been few such developments in the field of the mind. Probably the most pivotal breakthrough of all time was the recognition of the power of […]

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    I’ve written at length about the importance of sleep to lower body wide inflammation, control weight, and keep your internal organs functioning into oldest age. New research has made the importance of sleep even clearer. Researchers at the University of California – Berkeley discovered that sleep deprivation may be one of the primary causes of […]

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    Do you know your personal risk of Alzheimer’s disease? This condition is more than a touch of occasional forgetfulness that is often a benchmark of getting older. It is a serious, debilitating neurodegenerative disease caused by atrophy of the brain tissue and the buildup of plaques known as amyloid fibrils. A Disease that Steals “You” […]

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    Caring can come in many forms. For me, it comes in the form of sharing with my readers what I’ve learned not only as a doctor but also as an inhabitant of the universe. Imparting knowledge about medical breakthroughs as well as holistic healing methods that you might not know gives me true joy and […]

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    You have the power – right now – to change the course of your life. The key is learning how to change your thoughts so that you can use them to gain the upper hand in a chaotic world. The secret is all about finishing what you start. Does that seem too simple? When I […]

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    I talk to you about your gut health because it is so much more important than many realize. Your Body’s Second Brain In fact, the gut is considered a third branch of your central nervous system made up of more than 100 million nerves working together to communicate through the nerve pathways to the rest […]

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    Merry Christmas, everyone says; joys of the season… It’s a nice wish for everyone. But what are the real values we should be seeking? “Happy” and drunk and overfed isn’t really much to measure the holidays by, is it? Maybe you think so. But let’s add some even better stuff for your mental and emotional […]

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