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Do You Really Need All 8 B Vitamins?

Most medical students are taught that people do not need vitamins and supplements. If you eat a balanced diet, they are told, you get all of the nutrients needed. I was told this in...
What's Keeping You Up at Night?

What’s Keeping You Up At Night?

Did you know that getting less than seven hours of sleep a night has been associated with lower overall brain activity? It’s true! And this can negatively affect a whole range of issues such...

Are You Chronically Sleep Deprived?

You have been staring at the ceiling for hours now. The more you think about needing to fall asleep, the more you toss and turn, and all those ANTs start circling. When you wake...

Serotonin, Are You Getting Enough?

Brighten your mood and sidestep negative thoughts with serotonin and nutrients that can help promote calmness, satiation, and a more positive attitude. The human brain naturally produces a soothing neurotransmitter called serotonin, from before...
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Naturally Soothing Chemical Messenger Serotonin

  Your brain makes this naturally soothing chemical messenger called serotonin from a time before you born and continues throughout your lifetime. It plays many roles in the brain’s biochemistry – and it’s intimately involved...

4 Ways To Boost Your Serotonin

Fall is officially here! For many, this season is associated happily with things like crisp weather (cozy clothes), warm drinks (yummy comfort), and beautiful foliage (jumping in piles of leaves)! But for others, the...

Chronic Insomnia Triples Your Risk of Death

If you have followed my work, then you likely know that I recommend three simple strategies to achieve optimal brain health. Develop brain envy (you have to really care about it) Engage in regular...

10 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep – Healthy Sleep Practices

Sleep troubles come in many varieties. Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you go to sleep easily but wake up repeatedly throughout the night? Do you find it hard to drag yourself out...

Watch Dr. Amen Review the Types of Sleep Monsters

Have you ever heard the saying “Monsters don’t sleep under your bed, they sleep inside your head?” It’s true! We call it a sleep monster because people are afraid that they are not going...

Research Shows Sleep Cleans Your Brain

This past weekend marked the end of daylight savings time, where the clocks “fell back” an hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, presumably giving the millions of sleep-deprived Americans an extra 60 minutes of shut-eye....