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First Step Toward Optimal Brain Health

How have you been spending the last three months? Have you been:eating more comfort foods?isolated from family and friends?unable to get to the gym to work out?one of the “Essentials” working and worrying about getting sick?None of those are healthy, not for your body or your brain. Let’s look at just one of them. If […]

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6 Ways You May Be Hurting Your Immune System, Brain And Body

One of the most important things you can do to avoid and fight COVID 19 is to strengthen your own immune system. Start by avoiding anything that could be hurting your brain and body, and weakening your immune system.Here are six things to stop doing right now…Being SedentaryStart moving! A sedentary lifestyle often leads to […]

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids — You Need Them!

Omega-3 fatty acids… I’m sure you’ve heard of them. They’re important components of our diets. For the why, and how to get them into your body, read on…Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy fats that play key roles in our bodies. Up to 20% of the brain is composed of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The most abundant […]

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What Does Chronic Stress Do To Your Brain?

5 Serious ConsequencesMost of us are accustomed to the acute stress response. It can be brought on by the thought of a work deadline, or rushing to catch the train for that morning commute. For me the most common cause is the phone ringing in the middle of the night when I’m on call. Who’s […]

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Where did the month of May go? Did anyone else feel it speed by? That means National Stroke Awareness Month is over. Now it’s June — Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. It’s a movement with an official color, purple. Wear purple to show your support. Make purple the new black. Here are some facts about Alzheimer’s […]

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Too Busy To Exercise?

If you think you’re too busy to exercise, think again. Exercise will add years to your life. It’s been proven. Those additional years will be higher quality. You will be more likely to remain active and independent. Isn’t that what you want? If not, stop reading.  Don’t misunderstand me. I get it. Sometimes 24 hours in […]

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Say No To Stroke and Alzheimer’s in 2019

How did you do in 2018? Did you eat a brain healthy diet? Some of the time? More of the time than you did in 2017?  Did you exercise? Regularly? Did you sleep 7 hours a night? Did you work on your social connections? Did you keep a positive attitude? Did you stay mentally active? Did you manage your stress? Did you protect […]

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