Diet and Brain Health

Wine a little, laugh a lot

We all know that overindulging in alcohol is bad for the body and the brain. But new research confirms that enjoying a small amount of alcohol can actually provide benefits for your brain. A glass or two of wine at the end of a busy day can do wonders for sweeping away stress, and Scientific… read more

Overeating: Not a brain-smart choice

The newest issue of Physiology & Behavior includes a compelling review of how diet impacts the central nervous system and brain function. According to the authors, “acute intake of hypercaloric diets impairs cognition, even in healthy subjects.” In other words, a habit of overeating impairs brain function, even if it does not result in obesity.… read more

Combating Alzheimer’s Disease

The total direct and indirect costs that dementia causes per year is now up to 818 billion dollars and is expected to rise this year. Alzheimer’s disease cases make up the far majority of all dementia cases, which is causing researchers to push efforts to find causes and preventative measures. New research was conducted on… read more

Brain Power Couple: Creatine and Omega-3

Dietary supplements such as creatine and Omega-3 fatty acids may be beneficial to a person’s body and muscles, but could they also improve your brain’s health? Research reveals some intriguing effects of these substances on the brain. One study found that using creatine supplements prior to a traumatic brain injury may reduce the severity and… read more

Food for Thought

Food for Thought Eat Your Way to a Sharper Brain by Terissa Miller, MS PSY We’ve all heard it: you are what you eat. But, really? So…I’m a cheesy burrito with salsa and tortilla chips? Despite emerging research that told me otherwise, I’ve snubbed my nose at such silliness. Of course I believe what I… read more

Ketogenic For Brain Cancer

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most aggressive and lethal forms of brain cancer causing average survival times between 8 and 15 months. Recent research has shown hope in a new combination of treatment options that could improve survival rates. This combination involves cancer medications, radiation treatment, and a ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet… read more