Why Should You Listen to Us?
We’re Deane Alban and Dr. Patrick Alban, the co-founders of Be Brain Fit.
Together, we have more than 50 years of experience in various aspects of health and wellness.
As with most people, mental and cognitive issues have touched our lives and the lives of those we care about.
Anxiety, depression, substance abuse, dementia — we’ve experienced it ourselves, or with others.
And it was our own struggles with midlife mental decline that inspired us to create Be Brain Fit.
In spite of living a healthy lifestyle (so we thought), we found ourselves experiencing brain fog, forgetfulness, and mood swings.
After doing a lot of research, we realized that all these cognitive and mental health problems were, in fact, common among everyone, everywhere.
That’s when we decided to share what we learned (and continue to learn) through Be Brain Fit.
Be Brain Fit’s Commitment to You
- Count on us for unbiased, evidence-based information about achieving and maintaining brain health and fitness for a lifetime.
- We present this information in a way that’s easy to understand and engaging.
- We report the facts as we find them, even if that sometimes means going counter to the mainstream, popular trends, or our own current understanding.
- All our content is stimulating and comprehensive — Be Brain Fit is a no-fluff zone.
- Rely on us for actionable steps and practical brain-healthy tips that you can feel confident using right away.
Patrick Alban, DC
Known as Dr. Pat, I’m a retired chiropractor.
Be Brain Fit has enabled me to remain actively involved with my biggest passion — wellness.
Now, more than ever, I appreciate how important it is for me to have good mental (as well as physical) health.
And I’m glad to be helping others be healthier and happier.
On a day-to-day basis, I’m the editor and reviewer of all Be Brain Fit content.
I also handle all the technical and business aspects of being online.
Deane and I moved from Maryland to southern Arizona in 2010 and, as you can tell by our pics, we really like it here.
Deane Alban, BA
My background in journalism and biology (BA degree, University of South Florida) has allowed me to share my passion for nutrition and healthy living with many others.
I’ve had a variety of health-related careers, including nutritional consulting, teaching healthy cooking classes, managing a nutritional supplement company, and more.
My writing has appeared in print magazines such as Brain World Magazine and Conscious Living and on many popular websites including Lifehacker, Pick the Brain, Addicted2Success, and MindBodyGreen.
Our articles on Be Brain Fit have been cited on such websites as:
- The Guardian
- Huffington Post
- Business Insider
- Thrive Global
- Reader’s Digest
- Mental Floss
- NBC News
- Smashing Magazine
These websites currently register almost 1.3 billion visits per month! (SimilarWeb.com, 1/2019)
And, just on Be Brain Fit, our articles have had over 24 million pageviews.
You’ll also find me answering your comments on the website and Facebook.
Pat and I feel fortunate that we can work together at home in the beautiful desert town of Oro Valley, Arizona.
Note the picture of me enjoying two of my favorite brain-boosting activities — hiking and being inspired by the beauty of nature.
Get the most out of your visit: Start here.