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CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CALL The suicide of BMX legend Dave Mirra this year has forced an uncomfortable topic to surface — many extreme sport athletes, and the adolescents and weekend warriors they inspire, face a higher risk of long term brain disorders due to repetitive crashes and hits to the head. Suicide rates, [...]

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CALL When something stressful happens, our body goes into “fight or flight” mode, pumping out stress hormones, raising blood pressure and pulse, and shunting blood away from the organs and towards the limbs. When the stress is over, a healthy body bounces back and returns to normal. Unfortunately, many people [...]

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CALL Brain cells, or neurons, are similar to muscles in that they are subject to the same basic “use it or lose it” principle to stay healthy well into old age. Although genetics play a role in how well our brains age, the brain also responds profoundly to dietary and [...]

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CALL New research shows the use of methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, prior to the maturation of the brain around age 23 can lead to long-term changes in how the brain functions. Methylphenidate appears to cause permanent alterations in how GABA, the neurotransmitter responsible for calming the brain, functions in the medial [...]

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CALL It’s estimated one in five children in the United States has a mental disorder these days, and the rate is rising at an alarming degree. This means as many as 12 million children are currently affected. What does a childhood mental disorder look like? It can affect a child’s behavior, learning [...]

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CALL You’ve heard of leaky gut, but have you heard of leaky brain? If you have symptoms of leaky gut, or intestinal permeability, you most likely also have leaky brain, or “blood-brain barrier permeability.” How do you know? You can perform a simple test with store-bought supplements to find out. [...]

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CALL Fish oil supplements tout their ratios of DHA and EPA. But how do you know how much EPA or DHA you need? If you’re looking to support and optimize brain health, go for the highest ratio of DHA to EPA you can find. While EPA tames inflammation, DHA is [...]

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CALL Many different factors can cause anxiety. One little-known cause is a genetic variation that prevents your brain from making enough GABA, a calming brain chemical that prevents anxiety. You can do a simple test with a supplement to find out if this genetic variation affects you. GABA: The brain chemicals that [...]

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CALL It used to be warnings about cell phone safety were deemed conspiracy theory or quack science. Not anymore: the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends limiting cell phone use for children based on a large government study linking cancer with cell phone radiation. The  study  found exposure to wireless radiation [...]

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