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Brain-benefiting Bacopa – for memory! 

Brain-benefiting Bacopa – for memory! 

It all started years ago! Our first Bacopa studies When I became the Director of Research at the National University of Natural Medicine (then still the National College of Natural Medicine), one of the first clinical trials that I was involved with was for an herb...

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Eating Better for Parkinson’s – on Amazon!

Eating Better for Parkinson’s – on Amazon!

Check out my new book on nutrition and Parkinson's This post is devoted to telling you about my new book which seems pretty surreal. I always knew I wanted to write a book, I just thought it was going to be a romance novel. Maybe I should have named this book,...

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Uric Acid: A Parkinson’s view on Dairy

Uric Acid: A Parkinson’s view on Dairy

Milk and Uric Acid I love cheese. And ice cream? Adore it. But I’m limiting how much dairy I eat these days. And for my friends with Parkinson’s, I’m asking them to try to eliminate it entirely. The reason is Uric acid, and this article in intended to share with you...

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Rhodiola: Endurance, Memory, and Beyond

Rhodiola: Endurance, Memory, and Beyond

Here’s how I know I’m a nerd: I have favorite medicinal herbs. One herb that caught my attention more than ten years ago and continues to turn my head is Rhodiola Rosea. This hearty little beauty grows in on mountainsides, and on sea cliffs, and even in the Arctic, so...

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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

I’ve caught the “Intermittent Fasting” craze, and I love it. Research has shown for decades that fasting is good for the brain. At a minimum, you should be fasting for 12 hours between dinner and breakfast the next day. However, longer periods of fasting – 16 to 24...

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Parkinson’s Supplements?

Parkinson’s Supplements?

Interesting exchanges at the 2016 World Parkinson's Congress I had the opportunity to speak at the World Parkinson’s Congress this week. It was a fantastic experience. I’ve been speaking at wellness retreats for people with Parkinson’s for several years, and I really...

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Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine

Today I’m sharing the link to an upcoming showing of a documentary that features faculty that I work with at the National University of Natural Medicine. The film is called “Food as Medicine: A Documentary Film about Healing.” It’s based on an age old quote from...

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Coffee & Alzheimer’s dementia?

Coffee & Alzheimer’s dementia?

There’s good news for you coffee-addicts! The data on coffee has been coming out for the last few years. In 2012, a group from the NIH showed that coffee drinking was protective.(1) They looked at many different ways that people die, including cancer, heart disease,...

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Glocalization

Glocalization

Social transformation. How does it happen? This is a question we commonly encounter in the global health world. How do we reduce disease burden in low resourced settings? How do we decrease health disparities so that everyone, worldwide, is empowered and has resources...

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