Dietary Fiber Reduces Brain Inflammation

As mammals age, immune cells in the brain known as microglia become chronically inflamed. In this state, they produce chemicals known to impair cognitive and motor function. That’s one explanation for why memory fades and other brain functions decline during old age. But, according to a new study from the University of Illinois, there may… Continue reading Dietary Fiber Reduces Brain Inflammation

Brain Injuries, Activity and Recovery

The findings of this Columbia University research may impact our approach to rehabilitating the injured brain. It has long been thought that after a brain injury, whether a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or something like a concussion, that long periods of total rest were the appropriate recovery intervention. New research from Columbia University may be… Continue reading Brain Injuries, Activity and Recovery

Kids Concussion Symptoms Last 3X Longer Than Adults: Study

Concussion symptoms for children under 13 years old typically last three times longer than they do for older teens and adults, but keeping them out of the classroom during recovery is not necessarily the preferred treatment, according to a comprehensive research review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Parents should be aware that… Continue reading Kids Concussion Symptoms Last 3X Longer Than Adults: Study

Thank You EFPS 2018!

So grateful, blessed and honored to have been a part of the best Elite Fitness & Performance Summit yet! Thank you to Nick, Ryan and the team at FR Nation for having me as a presenter. It was great to see so many people I love, honor & respect. This really was like a big… Continue reading Thank You EFPS 2018!

Friday Happy Hour with Carrie Boan, aka “The Brain Diva!”

On today’s Friday Happy Hour episode, I’m joined by Carrie Boan, aka “The Brain Diva!”   This is a lively discussion about life, kids, concussions and brain health! Listen in as Carries shares with me: Her (very) personal experiences with concussion – and what it taught her about science and love! How concussions and their… Continue reading Friday Happy Hour with Carrie Boan, aka “The Brain Diva!”

Dementia Risk Doubled After Stroke

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. The University of Exeter Medical School led the study which analyzed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted… Continue reading Dementia Risk Doubled After Stroke

Stress, Brain Size and Personality: A Study

Do you, or did you, breeze through tests in school? Or were you stressed about every quiz? Does risk-taking make you excited or make you hide in the corner? Are you fearful of the future or striding boldly into it? As it turns out, the difference may lie in the size of your brain. Well,… Continue reading Stress, Brain Size and Personality: A Study