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What Causes Inflammation in the Brain, and What Can You Do to Reduce It?
Inflammation can reach your brain, with devastating results. Read on to learn what can cause it, the long-term consequences, and how to reduce neurological inflammation.
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Nootropics: What Are They, and Do They Work?
Thinking about trying nootropics? These natural and man-made substances may enhance learning and memory, increase attention, and boost your mood. But do they really work? Read on to find out.
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How to Optimize Your Brain for Better Cognitive Performance
Have you ever felt your brain function faltering after a particularly stressful week or wished you could supercharge your cognition? Here’s how you can optimize your brain for better performance.
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The Unbiased Truth about Artificial Sweeteners
Past research on artificial sweeteners has always been lacking, until now. Are artificial sweeteners healthy? Read on for updated data.
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5 Reasons Why Concerns about Mercury in Fish Are Misguided
Guidelines say fish consumption should be limited to 12 ounces per week due to mercury. Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t take this advice at face value.
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Do Carbs Kill Your Brain?
In his book, Grain Brain, Dr. Perlmutter says carbohydrates cause effects that lead to a toxic brain. Is there evidence to the contrary? How true is this?
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Why You Should Eat More (Not Less) Cholesterol
Find out why you should make a special effort to include high cholesterol foods in your diet.
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Episode 9 – the “Gut-Brain Axis”
In this episode we discuss the gut-brain axis: the relationship between digestive health and cognitive, mental and behavioral conditions (like depression, memory loss and brain fog).
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Too Much Stress Makes You Stupid – and Depressed
A recent study at Yale University suggests that stress reduces brain function and causes depression.
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