January 10, 2020

De-Stress Your Life – Easy Lifestyle Ideas

HAPPY NEW YEARS dear reader! We’re at the start of a bright new year and […]
January 9, 2020

Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Patterns for Longevity

Last November I had the pleasure of being ‘guest nutritionist’ at Lynn Ogyzlo’s FOOD 101 […]
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.
March 29, 2013

Creating Healthy Minds in Children: Nutritional and Environmental Factors

On Wednesday March 20th, Rebecca and I attended the first of a series of talks on wonderful lectures - organized by the International Schizophrenia Foundation (ISF), www.orthomed.org – are based on over 40 years of research and clinical practice into orthomolecular approaches for mental health and wellness.
March 8, 2013

Put a Spring in your Step with a 5-Day Foods-Based Spring Cleanse

Spring is just the ideal time to let in light and let go of old diet and self-defeating habits.Instead of a crazy fast or expensive ‘packaged’ cleanse, why not try detoxifying with real, living, nutrient dense foods?
February 26, 2013

Cooking is a Revolutionary Act – Dr Mark Hyman M.D.

The cure for what ails us — both in our bodies and in our nation — can be found in the kitchen. It is a place to rebuild community and connection, strengthen bonds with family and friends, teach life-giving skills to our children, enrich and nourish our bodies and our souls. Yet, in the twenty-first century, our kitchens have been hijacked...
February 26, 2013

Reversing Diabesity is a Collective Effort

Diabesity is the number one killer of the 21st century. Today one in 2 people in America have either Type II diabetes or pre-diabetes.. and almost one in 4 children have prediabetes or type II diabetes.
December 4, 2012

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

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

The Vagus Nerve – its many roles and functions

Over the next 3 posts, Rebecca and I will be introducing you to the Vagus […]
November 17, 2012

Dr Kristin Willeumier PhD: IFV-TV Panel Discussion on Concussion

Today Rebecca and I watched an amazing video presentation by Dr. Kristin Willeumier, Ph.D, a […]
November 9, 2012
Nourish the mind

Nourishing the Mind

Late in October, Rebecca was asked to give a lecture at the Aurora Leisure Centre […]
November 8, 2012

Dr Daniel Amen on TEDxOrangeCoast – Change your Brain, Change your Life

Here are some notes collected from various Dr. Daniel Amen lectures: Pre-frontal cortex – makes […]
February 22, 2012

Dr. Terry Wahls’ Inspiring Talk at TEDxIowa

Dr. Terry Wahls' Inspiring Talk at TEDxIowa