Longer Sleep Improves Brain Function in Obese People

drperlmutterBy Dr. David Perlmutter

Many recent studies have confirmed how adequate sleep plays a pivotal role in fostering cognitive function. This is particularly evident in those individuals who do not sleep adequately, and may as well be obese.

In a recent study, entitled “Sleep Extension Improves Neurocognitive Functions in Continue reading

 

Great Barrier Reef Corals Eat Plastic

Photo Credit  Mia Hoogenboom

Photo Credit Mia Hoogenboom

Are you aware of the sickly state of our marine ecosystems?

Researchers in Australia discovered that corals commonly found on the Great Barrier Reef will eat micro-plastic pollution.

“Corals are non-selective feeders and our results show that they can Continue reading

 

You Are What You Eat — How Gut Bacteria Affect Brain Health

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Yes. You are what you eat.  But how?

We are excited to share with you the revolutionary insights from Dr. Leo Galland, a world leader in integrated medicine, on how your gut bacteria affect your brain health.

In “The Gut Microbiome and the Brain”, Dr. Leo Galland, Continue reading

 

Vitamin D May Prevent Diabetes

Photo Credit Ma Guihua

Photo Credit Ma Guihua

Do you take vitamin D?

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, two illnesses that commonly occur together and are the most common cause of illness and death in Western countries.

Both disorders are rooted in chronic inflammation, Continue reading

 

Jonathan Galland’s Blog on MindBodyGreen — 5 New Reasons To Drink Tea

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As we embrace the spring after a seemingly never-ending freezing winter, here is a refreshing look at the tradition and science of tea.

Jonathan Galland, CEO of PillAdvised, has just published a blog on MindBodyGreen on 5 New Reasons To Drink Tea + How to Brew Your Spring Detox Cup.

In this blog he talks about tea health benefits and the ancient wisdom of tea from traditional Chinese Medicine.  Learn how modern science is uncovering

how tea can help with fat-burning, anti-aging, mood-boosting, immunity, and bone health.

In China, where they have a tea history of over one thousand years, people enjoy endless cups of steaming hot tea at home and bring a thermos of hot tea with them wherever they go.

 Read the full blog at MindBodyGreen.

 

 

 

Grow New Brain Cells Through Exercise

Is it true that we were given a certain number of brain cells and that was it for life?  Don’t humans grow new brain cells?

In this video, Dr. David Perlmutter explores the exciting ability that we possess to grow brain cells, a process called neurogenesis. Not just that, we also retain this ability throughout our entire lifetimes.

So what can we do to increase neurogenesis?  Watch this …

About David Perlmutter, M.D., FACN

Dr. David Perlmutter is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. A board-certified neurologist, Dr. Perlmutter is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling book Grain Brain and the author of Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment and The Better Brain Book .   His new book Brain Maker is due out in April.  Take a look here and pre-order today!

Dr. Perlmutter has appeared on 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends , the Today show, The Oprah Show, and The Early Show on CBS. He serves as medical director of the Perlmutter Health Center in Florida and is an adjunct instructor at the Institute for Functional Medicine.