Brain Health

November 30, 2016
wild caught salmon with dijon and caper berries

Baked Wild Salmon with Dijon Mustard and Capers

Wild caught Alaskan salmon is one of the very best sources of omega-3. It is also one of the few choices of foods containing vitamin D. Because they eat what nature intended for them to eat, munching on things like red seaweed, wild salmon has a deep red colour and high astaxanthin content, wild salmon typically has 600-1000 times the amount of omega 3 than farmed salmon.
August 1, 2016
Mediterranean-Style Diet for a Happier, Bigger Brain

Mediterranean-Style Diet for a Happier, Bigger Brain

While no single food can promise better mood or mental sharpness into old age, specific dietary patterns might just help to shape our cognitive and psychological well-being. Over the past five years, evidence from animal and human studies has been pointing to the importance of a Mediterranean-style diet for prevention of depression and anxiety.[1] Now we have proof - via MRI scans - that a Mediterranean-style diet helps to prevent brain shrinkage as well.
December 4, 2012
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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Depression: What is it, is it safe, and does it work?

A new, non-invasive treatment for depressed individuals is garnering much interest... even though it has been around for almost 15 years. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), is a non-invasive procedure which uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the parts of the brain associated with mood control and depression.
November 28, 2012
Nerve cells

The Autonomic Nervous System

Your body's ability to deal with stress is regulated by the autonomic nervous system (ANS). This system monitors the environmental signals, interprets them, and organizes appropriate automatic behavioural responses. It is composed of a specialized group of neurons that regulate cardiac muscle (the heart), smooth muscles (walls of the visceral organs and blood vessels) and glands.
November 27, 2012

Activating the Vagus Nerve

For more than 15 years, stimulation of the vagus nerve has been used as a […]
November 21, 2012
Human Brain

The Vagus Nerve – its many roles and functions

Over the next 3 posts, Rebecca and I will be introducing you to the Vagus […]