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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 Roundup
Here is The Roundup, Edition 63, bringing you the best health research and paleo recipes from around the web over the past two weeks.
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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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