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The Grain Brain

  If you haven’t read The Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter, you are missing out on an interesting argument about the cause and effect relationship of the modern day human diet and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. A few interesting ...

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What Is Homocysteine?

*** The buzz about high homocysteine levels is usually heard in conversations about heart disease.  But there is emerging research correlating higher levels of homocysteine levels with Alzheimer’s disease. Homocysteine, a sulfur-containing amino acid that occurs naturally in humans, plays ...

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Exercise Increases Size of Hippocampus

*** This is awesome.  First, a few definitions: BDNF:  Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor.  The BDNF gene provides instructions for making a protein found in the brain and spinal cord called brain-derived neurotrophic factor. This protein promotes the survival of nerve cells (neurons) by ...

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