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Have you ever felt that your brain was foggy, just couldn't do the work you wanted it to do?  You think of intravenous caffeine? A "hungry" brain, lacking fuel is one of the key components of Alzheimer's disease. You may have seen recent news... [read more]
First, where have I been? Missing in action, and back for the new year with commitment to two? three? news items a month, just to keep things current. Second, I have problems, just as some of you do, with research that relies on cute little mice,... [read more]
Let's start with one exciting piece of news: the ketogenic diet can help keep your arteries young!  A recent study showed that increased levels of a particular type of ketone actually helps keep blood vessels youthful, healing both the smooth... [read more]
At the risk of plagiarizing my good friend Dr. Georgia Ede, the only life-shortening aspect of Low Carb is reading drivel from the recently published Lancet study and slamming my head so hard with my hand that I sustain a concussion. To be serious... [read more]
I know many of you have shared a history with me: quietly enjoying our butter even during the height of the margarine celebration in the saturated-fat-phobic 1990’s and early 2000’s. As is always the case, the paradigm began shifting from the... [read more]
In fact, we're actually getting fatter. A study recently published in JAMA reports that among young folks, obesity has climbed from under 17 to over 18%, and specifically and most alarming: looking just at 2-5 year olds, at first we thought things... [read more]
Hope to see you at our series of public talks in Medford! The presentation will always last about an hour, with plenty of time for questions. General public welcome, no charge.!   The last Tuesday of each month Smullin Center at Asante Rogue... [read more]
I’ve been slacking, so there’s a lot to catch up on, find a comfy seat and good lighting. Thanks to all the brilliant people I follow on Twitter (especially Benjamin Bikman, PhD )  for alerting me to some of these pearls! I hope you enjoy them.... [read more]
The genius of Dr. Dale Bredesen’s approach to improving cognition is that he incorporated any and all interventions with any valid evidence that they might be helpful. In particular, he was open to the wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient form... [read more]
I hope this is actually not new news to you, but an article in this week's The Atlantic lays out the utterly clear and repeatedly confirmed connection between eating too much sugar (it's less than one might think!), keeping too much of it in our... [read more]