Brain Health

Newest Posts and Research:

Early to Bed, Early to Rise: Does it Make You Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise?

The March 2018 issue of Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry includes a compelling research study that just might convince you it’s true. Researchers evaluated 52 participants regarding sleep… read more

Counting Sheep To Fall Asleep? Try Fish Instead!

A recently published Scientific Reports study of 541 school-aged children in China revealed a correlation between the consumption of fish and improved sleep. The authors assert that while the scientific… read more

Fit Body, Fit Mind: Exercise Your Way to a Healthier Brain

By Terissa Miller, MS Psy She ran on ahead as I stopped to take a swig from my water bottle and relish the cool shade of a sprawling cypress tree.… read more

Are Greens The Fountain of Youth?

Mama always said to eat your greens, and new research once again confirms that Mama knows best. The American Academy of Neurology recently published a study regarding the chemical composition… read more

Intermittent Fasting: You’re Halfway There!

PubMed recently posted a new study on the brain benefits of intermittent fasting. The research, published by Nature Reviews Neuroscience, refers to “intermittent metabolic switching” which can be achieved through… read more

Stress Got You Worked Up? Work Out!

The effects of chronic stress on the memory center of the brain can be reduced by running. Researchers at Brigham Young University investigated the impact of stress on the connections… read more

Big Money For Sleep Research

A grant for 2.8 million dollars has been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense for Washington State University’s Sleep and Performance Research Center to launch a 3-year study to… read more

Depression Reducing Diet

New research from a team in Australia shows that a Mediterranean diet may help reduce depression. Imagine being able to reduce depression symptoms simply by changing your diet! Researchers organized… read more

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… 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… read more

Substituting Sedentary Time

It has been estimated that half of all adults in the United States will develop a serious chronic disease in their lifetime, but what can be done to lower these… 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… 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… 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… 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… read more