Simple Lifestyle Habits That Protect Your Brain Health

For months now, I have been sounding the alarm about brain health, dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease. I feel like I am standing at the crest of a hill, watching as legions of people march toward a cliff that is crumbling away, the closer they get. That cliff is chronic disease, chronic pain, dementia, and limited […]

A Simple Plan To Beat Brain Fog

Now that we are past the holidays, I want to get back to our discussion about brain health. I was reminded recently of a patient I treated years ago who complained of brain fog. Let’s call her Connie. Connie, Interrupted Connie was in her 50s when she first came in. She was elegant, well-educated, and […]

Christmas And The Healthy Brain

The holidays are in full swing now and my prayer is that you are enjoying them in good health and joy. As 2018 winds to a close and we step into 2019, I’ve been thinking a lot about your brain. After all, your brain is the hub of all wellness – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, […]

Healthy Brain How-To: Know The Risk Factors of Dementia

 Protecting your brain sounds like something football players would be concerned with. Every few years, the NFL makes updates to the design of their helmets, based on the latest research, to reduce the risk of concussion or brain injury. It’s a good idea, but it doesn’t help the rest of us much. I don’t suggest […]

Making Music: The Most Fun You Can Have Exercising Your Brain

Are you dancing yet? Last week, in our study of brain health strategies to prevent the onset of dementia, we talked about the amazing brain benefits of dancing. (If you missed it, take a minute to go back and read it. I’ll wait here.) Were you surprised by that? Wait until we talk about this […]

Fight Dementia With Your Feet: The Brain-Strengthening Power of Dancing

Last week, I promised to show you a powerful brain exercise that some of my readers are going to love…and some might not. In our discussion of dementia prevention, we’ve talked about eating a brain-healthy diet and exercising your brain with interlobal activities like navigating to an unfamiliar location without a GPS. As it turns […]

Use It Or Lose It: Brain Health 201

For the past several weeks, I’ve had brain health on my mind. If you’ve been following this series, you’ve probably seen the importance of keeping your brain healthy as you move through your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. For instance, last week, we talked about the importance of a brain-nourishing diet in that effort. Don’t […]

Eat Your Way To Brain Health

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at ways to keep your brain healthy, especially as we move into our 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. I hope you’ve been enjoying it as much as I have. For me personally, now that I’ve crossed into my 50s, nourishing my brain has become as much a […]

Simple But Not Easy: Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

Over the last few weeks, several things have worked together to focus my attention on brain health. First, there was a book, then a conversation, then a phone call. I feel like I’m being surrounded by resources to help me tackle this important issue. As a chiropractor, it’s natural for me to emphasize the brain […]

The Hub of All Wellness: Maintaining A Healthy Brain

I’ve been thinking a lot about brains lately. A few weeks ago, I posted an article about simple tips for keeping your brain healthy through your adult years. It sparked a lot of interest with people, including the director of an assisted living home in Kansas, who called me later in the week to talk […]

Can Your Leg Day Exercises Make You…Smarter?

If there’s one phrase that sends even the most dedicated bodybuilders away screaming, it’s “leg day.” Whether you’re doing crunches or squats or the wall sitting exercise, leg workouts are usually associated with pain. Not a week goes by that someone doesn’t post a funny meme on Facebook about the torture associated with leg day. […]

Are You REALLY Resting…Or Just Sleeping?

Now that the kids are out of school, we’re getting into the season when families typically take vacations. This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday, leaving people in that strange predicament where you can’t really take a long weekend, so I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of our neighbors taking the […]

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