If you are misplacing your keys or forgetting items at the grocery store, you may be looking at ways to train your brain. With the growing prevalence of dementia and other cognitive diseases, many people are looking for prevention methods, as they see their loved ones suffer. Unfortunately, solving cognitive decline isn’t as easy as … Continue reading Do mind games actually improve cognitive function?
Televisions were strategically positioned in the Clear Lake High School hallways in suburban Houston on Jan. 28, 1986. The TVs were broadcasting the late-morning launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Dion Graybeal was among those shuffling between classes and catching glimpses of the countdown with fellow student Scott Smith, the oldest child of mission pilot Michael … Continue reading How NASA’s Challenger tragedy influenced the way we treat stroke victims
Patti Foster, a radio personality with a zest for life, was severely injured in a horrific car wreck in 2002, and suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI), along with multiple injuries and fractures all over her body. She had been ejected out of her vehicle after a semi, going 70 mph and pulling a trailer full of cars, … Continue reading Patti Foster is thriving with a traumatic brain injury
A well-balanced, whole food diet can provide most of the nutrients we need for optimal health. However, certain supplements can be beneficial for reducing inflammation and supporting the health of our brain and nervous system: Omega-3 fish oil supplement with EPA and DHA: Unless you are eating several servings of fatty fish each week, you … Continue reading 4 supplements to give your brain a boost
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease, almost two-thirds of which are women. Several diets and specific foods have been found to be protective against cognitive decline and even Alzheimer’s. Recently, new research has emerged on a … Continue reading Follow the MIND diet for a healthier mind
After a long day, we may find ourselves watching a TV program or scrolling through our smart phones. However, with so many Americans suffering from sleep deprivation, a better night sleep might require a new bedtime routine. If you need more convincing to turn off the computer and stop checking emails before bed, consider the … Continue reading Developing healthy sleeping habits may start with shutting off your screen
Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, mixed dementia, Parkinson’s disease, the list goes on and on. Which diseases of the brain are considered dementia, and what does dementia really mean? The misconceptions that surround dementia stems from misunderstanding the word dementia. Once people understand what dementia means, we will be able to better … Continue reading Dementia is not just Alzheimer’s disease
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related cases of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or concussions in the United States each year. New attention regarding the evaluation, management, and prevention of these injuries has greatly increased awareness of the problems associated with concussions. … Continue reading Just how dangerous are sports-related concussions?
We know that the brain plays a key role in all of our bodily functions – it’s the center of our intelligence and the controller of our movements and behaviors. But did you know that you have a “second brain”? This second brain is found in your gut. Beyond digestion, your gut contains an extensive … Continue reading Why caring for your second brain can improve your health
The brain is in charge of every function in the body — from breathing, to digestion to circulation. And yet, this important organ is just as susceptible to the negative effects of poor lifestyle choices as the rest of the body. What we eat (or don’t eat) can increase inflammation in the brain, thereby impacting … Continue reading Did you know you can improve brain health through your diet?