It’s widely believed that the human brain continues evolving to get bigger and smarter, but this is a myth. The average human brain (relative to body size) has been getting smaller, not larger! In the last 10,000 – 20,000 years, the average brain has shrunk the size of a tennis ball. Domestication Leads to Smaller Brains About the same time […] Read more »
Brain Drains and Your Brain
"Brain drains" are the most important risk factors (other than stress) and health conditions that make it difficult for your brain to be healthy and fit. These include issues like weight management, chronic health conditions, unhealthy behaviors, and environmental toxins.
In these articles, you'll learn how these issues affect brain function, and the steps you can take to manage them better or even eliminate them from your life.
Robin Williams’ suicide shocked the world. It seems unfathomable that someone so manically funny, who brought so much laughter into our lives, could be plagued with depression. As his beloved alien character Mork might have said … “Does. Not. Compute.” Outwardly, it appeared that he had everything to live for — loving family, adoration from fans, respect of […] Read more »
How much memory loss is normal? Learn the difference between common and serious memory symptoms and the steps you can take to improve your memory … If your memory isn’t what it used to be, you may think that some memory loss is just an inevitable part of getting older. If it gets bad enough, […] Read more »
Prescription drugs cause over 100,000 deaths per year and cause another 1.5 million people to experience side effects so severe they must be hospitalized. Adverse drug reactions are now the fourth leading cause of death in the US. (1) Every medication carries some risks and memory loss is a very common side effect. The Top 3 Types […] Read more »
Deer ticks. Lyme disease. These words might be enough to keep you indoors this summer. First discovered in Lyme, Connecticut, this disease is now found in all 50 US states and on every continent except Antarctica. Last summer the Center for Disease Control announced that the current rate of Lyme disease was found to be ten times higher […] Read more »
What is brain fog? It’s not a medically recognized term. It’s a commonly used phrase that sums up feelings of confusion, forgetfulness, and lack of focus and mental clarity. Basically you feel like you just can’t think, which can be very frustrating and even downright frightening. Everyone feels a little fuzzy-headed once in a while, but […] Read more »
Artificial sweeteners have always been bad news for your brain. They are highly suspected of causing many serious brain health problems including memory loss, brain tumors, and Alzheimer’s. Ironically, they aren’t making us any thinner, either! The US Food & Drug Administration recently announced their approval of a new artificial sweetener — Advantame. Since it’s made […] Read more »
You aren’t feeling yourself lately. You’re forgetful, irritable, and overly emotional. You’ve left your cell phone in the refrigerator again, and are starting to feel like you’re going crazy. You may even wonder if you’re developing Alzheimer’s. If you’re a 50-something woman, you can almost certainly blame at least part of your brain fog on menopause. […] Read more »
Most people want to lose weight to look better or fit into a smaller dress size, but this has been found to be a poor motivator that doesn’t keep people on track with their weight loss goals. What does work is focusing on how much better you feel when you lose weight. Understanding how being overweight negatively impacts […] Read more »
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in industrialized nations. A million people have a heart attack every year in the US alone, yet half of these victims have normal cholesterol. If there is only a 50/50 chance that heart attack victims have high cholesterol, a question begs to be answered: “Does high […] Read more »