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Brain Health

The following articles include a discussion or mention of brain health.

Can’t stay motivated? It might be your metabolism

If you find yourself fighting food cravings too many times a day to resist, if you’ve taken “just a piece” more often than you care to admit, you should know that your issue is no character flaw. In my experience, the motivation lapses that lead most folks into snacking excesses are coming from a serious…

The Fats Making Us Sugar Addicts

If you want to get off sugar you need to know if your metabolism depends on it as a cellular fuel. Learn 11 common signs of metabolic sugar dependence, and why fixing your metabolism is the first step to controlling a sweet tooth.

Can a low-PUFA Diet Really Increase Your IQ?

Learn how your diet may be affecting your IQ. We used to think that our IQ was fixed based on our genetics. But now we know that just as our genes can change during our lives, so can our neurons.

Migraine Headache Diet Treatments that Work: Cut Your PUFA Consumption

Today’s post will review two very interesting articles using very different sounding but actually similar strategies to improve migraine pain, low-fat vegan, versus targeted omega-3/omega-6 rebalancing

Statisticians Can Easily Mislead Doctors About Statin (or any) Drug Safety

Doctors don’t go to medical school to become expert at interpreting statistics. Yet most of the articles that tell us how safe drugs might be rely on complex statistical analyses that go far beyond what I learned in my one credit course on Statistics for Medical Practitioners.

Statin side effects: Almost universal and often missed.

One of the most distressing things about practicing medicine these days is the blind faith that most people, doctors and patients, have in cholesterol pills like Lipitor, Crestor, Vytorin, and Zocor, just to name a few of the most popular. This faith comes not from gullibility, but from carefully crafted drug company misdirection. There’s no…

Advantages of Breastfeeding: Formula Contains Aluminum!

Breastfeeding but thinking of quitting? If you worry about aluminum in vaccines, you may be surprised at how much aluminum is found in popular infant formulas.

The Miracle Moment: How to help an autistic child step into the world

Twenty years ago diabetes was assumed to be a genetic disorder. Now we understand that diabetes is a consequence of unhealthy diet and other lifestyle factors. Just as those of us physicians in the low-carb community currently use diet to prevent and even reverse diabetes and its complications, I believe we will soon see similar progress in treating and preventing autism.

Giving Thanks to Your Low-Carb Ancestors: A Recipe for Brain Health

A lot of folks keen on losing weight have been convinced that a diet low in fat and protein and high in carbohydrates is the way to go. Seems intuitive, doesn’t it?: Don’t eat fat and you won’t get fat. That’s why, odds are, this year someone at your Thanksgiving table will be giving thanks…

Brain-researchers seem to be misinterpreting their own data

Higher fat diets in pregnancy appears to benefit learning and immune system. Yet in spite of the evidence to the contrary the researchers concluded high-fat diets are harmful.

Four-Year-Olds Choose Friends Based on Looks

Some sociologists and psychologists say we favor attractive people based on advertising and our image-saturated world, while others say it’s biology and these preferences exist to hep us select the most genetically fit mates.

New Insights Into Alzheimer’s

If you have Alzheimer’s or even a family history of Alzheimer’s, your best bet is to treat your brain to a healthy, inflammation-fighting diet.

New Hope for Alzheimer’s?

According to a leading researcher of Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials, Dr. Paul Aisen (photo), our drugs don’t work because doctor’s like me are not prescribing them early enough. But I think doctors should not promote extended use of drugs without proven benefit.

Tiger Woods’ Concussion: What kind of recovery can he expect?

Tiger Woods recently had a single car accident–a nasty one. Reports say he was out for as long as six minutes when his wife found him. When a doctor hears that a patient has suffered a brain injury severe enough to alter consciousness, they get concerned. Loosing consciousness altogether suggests a significant insult to the…

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