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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.


Aerobic Exercise Enhances Memory

By Dr. David Perlmutter

The growth of new cells in the brain, neurogenesis, is enhanced under the influence of a specific protein called BDNF. Continue reading


Curcumin, a Natural Antidepressant

Curcumin, from the Indian spice turmeric, is being intensively studied for its numerous health benefits, as we have reported here.


See DHA and Curcumin May Protect Brain Function


Learn how Curcumin Curbs Fat Growth


Now a new study from leading universities in China examined how curcumin could provide antidepressant effects. Continue reading


Fish Oil Fights Junk Food Impact on Brain

Fish oil may reduce the effects that junk food has on the brain, a new review from the University of Liverpool has shown.

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Maintaining Your Mental Health

Maintaining Your Mental Health

We all know the importance of staying fit and healthy, but what about our mental health?


Professor Barbara Sahakian, from Cambridge University, challenges society to prioritize mental health in the same way as we do physical health.

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Green Tea Boosts Brain Cells and Memory

It has long been believed that drinking green tea is good for the memory.


Now researchers have discovered how the chemical properties of China’s favorite drink affect the generation of brain cells, providing benefits for memory and spatial learning.

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