A small imaging study suggests prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), the toxic air pollution caused in part by vehicle emissions, coal burning and smoking, may be bad for children’s brains and may contribute to slower processing speeds and behavioral problems, including attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD) symptoms, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Continue reading →
Brain Maker, the amazing new book from my good friend Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the international bestseller Grain Brain, goes on sale today, April 28. In it, you’ll find out how improving your gut health can save your brain. Continue reading →
Do you always sleep well or are you sleep deprived?
A researcher from Baylor University discovered from his study on 50 years of sleep research that sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, but as they hit Continue reading →
Don’t know which oil to use when frying food? Believe it or not, the best bet is still olive oil.
Tunisian scientists have found that olive oil is more stable and healthful than seed oils for frying food, as it withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several seed oils to yield more healthful food.
When it comes to drinking, too much alcohol wreaks havoc on the body, creating a pro-inflammatory state that burns out the liver and induces dementia.
88,000 Americans die from excessive alcohol use each year. Beyond the expected increase in risk of violence and injuries associated with intoxication, high levels of alcohol over years will damage the heart, liver, brain and blood vessels, as well as increase risk for multiple cancers.