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Which Fish Oil? The four things to look for!

Which Fish Oil? The four things to look for!

Fish Oil  As I travel and talk about nutrition and the brain I get asked about fish oil a lot. There’s been a lot of fuss over fish oil in the last decade. Years ago, fish oil was taken by health nuts, and now everyone seems to have it in their fridge. What happened?...

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Super Spirulina!

Super Spirulina!

Super Spirulina When I joined the natural medicine community, Spirulina was touted as a ‘super-food.’ My personal feeling is that if you have to call yourself something, you probably aren’t that thing. So a super-food? Immediately suspect. So what is a Super-Food...

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Dance your way to a Younger Brain

Dance your way to a Younger Brain

Brain-friendly Exercise I spend a lot of time on airplanes, sitting. When I get off a flight, I’m excited to move my body – to get that post-exercise bliss. My most creative thinking seems to happen when I exercise or immediately following it. And there’s a good...

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Parkinson’s and Estrogen

Parkinson’s and Estrogen

Parkinson’s and Estrogen: The Afternoon Slump. I was talking to a PD group up in Syracuse last October and got talking to a good friend of mine, who has PD, about her afternoons. She told me that every day her energy and mood dip hard at the same time. Whenever anyone...

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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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