Mind Health

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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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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