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  • Brain aging and memory loss due to Dementia and Alzheimer's disease with the medical icon of a group of color changing autumn fall trees in the shape of a human head losing leaves as a loss of thoughts and intelligence function. Can Alzheimer’s disease be treated with ketones? - The brain’s main fuel source is glucose. However, it has been shown that the brains of people who have Alzheimer dementia (AD) are not able to utilize glucose as well as normal people. When there is not enough glucose to meet it’s metabolic needs, the neurons that work the hardest, i.e. those involved with memory […]
  • tip for healthy brain Tips to keeping your brain healthy - 8 ways to keep your brain healthy As  Neurologist I am frequently asked, “what can I take to keep my brain healthy to help prevent Alzheimer’s dementia”.  My answer is that there is no simple pill to keep your brain healthy, but these 8 tips are a great place to start. Exercise your body: More and […]
  • fuel pump Benefits of fueling your body with ketones - Why Ketones are a better fuel source than glucose Where do our bodies get the energy to fuel our activities of daily living?  Glucose is the main fuel source of our bodies, but there is another type of fuel that is available to our bodies, ketones.  Ketones are a natural by-product of fat metabolism.  When […]
  • headache-woman200 Migraine Triggers - What are migraine triggers and Why do I have migraine headaches? As a headache specialist I get asked this all the time.   Migraine unfortunately is all too common. The lasted estimates are that there are over 36 million people who suffer from migraines in the United States. Not only is it very common, but also […]
  • Pomegranate_Image-200 Got Antioxidants? - What are antioxidants and why you need them in your diet Antioxidants are a needed to protect the body from molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals occur naturally in our bodies. There are also external factors that increase free radical production including: stress, the burning of sugars from an unhealthy diet, along with the […]
  • alz brain Exercise prevents Alzheimer’s pathology - Exercise can prevent Alzheimer’s pathology in the brain Age is considered the #1 risk factor for the development of Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD). The pathological changes in the brain of a patient with AD include abnormal beta–amyloid deposition in plaques and neurofibrillary tangles  resulting in neuronal loss and shrinkage of the brain. These changes, however, can […]
  • healthy-apple A Healthy lifestyle can reduce YOUR risk of stroke - How you can decrease your risk of stroke As a neurologist, I see on a daily basis how devastating and debilitating a stroke can be. Unfortunately, the effects are typically irreversible. Therefore, prevention is of great importance. Controllable risk factors for stroke include hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and smoking.   Thus, living a healthy lifestyle, which […]
  • inflammation-200 Inflammation And Your Brain -  What is INFLAMMATION and what it is doing to your Brain? Inflammation is a vital process for the body.  The body uses inflammation to heal itself against something that it thinks is harmful.  You can recognize inflammation as the redness and swelling that occurs when you get a cut or sprain your ankle.  Inflammation also occurs […]
  • sweeteners Non-Caloric Sweeteners - Non-Caloric Sweeteners, Friend or Foe? More and more people have turned to non-caloric sweeteners, in attempts to lose weight or at least, help prevent further weight gains. Questions have been raised about whether or not we are, instead, doing our bodies a disservice? 1.  Can non-caloric sweeteners cause weight gain? Counterintuitive to what we might […]
  • FYI-migraine 5 Things You Should Question About Your Migraines -  5 Things you should question your Doctor about your Migraines Here are 5 things that American Headache Society task force recommends to help physicians and patients make wise decisions about the most appropriate migraine care. 1.  There is no need to preform neuroimaging studies when you have stable migraine headaches.  This is based on the fact […]
  • magnesium pic Magnesium - The Benefits of Magnesium Magnesium is one of our body’s essential elements.  It plays a role in over 300 metabolic reactions in the body.  It plays a critical role in nerve transmission, cardiac excitability, neuromuscular conduction, muscular contraction, vasomotor tone, blood pressure, and glucose and insulin metabolism. Because of magnesium’s many functions within the body, […]
  • stroke cut Stroke Prevention Made Simple -  Stroke Prevention It just starts with one simple step I was recently at a stroke prevention talk for physicians and medical students. The speaker started the talk by asking the audience several questions.  The first was; “If you had a stroke, how many of you would want to be on a treatment program to prevent […]
  • Alz-dementia word Alzheimer’s Dementia -  What is Alzheimer’s Dementia and how can I prevent it? As a neurologist I often get asked:  How can I prevent myself from getting Alzheimer’s?   My normal answer is to increase your physical and mental activity and keep yourself healthy and you will keep your brain healthy.  I will explain the reasoning below along with some basic information […]
  • tc-fibro Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia - Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia People who have fibromyalgia live in considerable amount of pain.  They are aerobically unfit, have poor muscle strength, limited flexibility, and have impaired physical performance.  Studies have shown that exercise would benefit all of those symptoms.   Despite knowing that exercise is beneficial, most people who have fibromyalgia do not participate in […]
  • fibromyalgia-lady200 Fibromyalgia - Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is chronic musculoskeletal pain condition that, unfortunately, it is much too common (reported in nearly 5 million people in the US). It is characterized by widespread muscle and joint pain. Patients with fibromyalgia complain of aches and pain all over their bodies. They often complain of fatigue — even on arising from sleep. […]
  • brain-food1 The best foods to eat to prevent dementia - The best foods to eat to prevent Dementia Unfortunately, there is no pill to prevent Alzheimer’s dementia (AD).  Even the medication that is available for AD does not prevent it or help improve your memory.  The medications just slow down the natural progression of decline in your memory.  So what can you do to help keep your brain […]
  • migraine-pic1-150x150 Migraine Headaches -  What are migraines and how can I prevent them? As a Neurologist with a specialty in Headache Medicine;  This is what I tell patients with migraine headaches What are migraines?  Migraines are a primary headache disorder of recurrent attacks of moderate to severe pain.  The pain is often described as a throbbing or a pulsing pain which […]