Category: Nutrition/Wellness

How to Feed Your Brain

Diet for a Healthy Brain - Sperling Neurosurgery Associates
Few things in nature that weigh a mere three pounds are as complex and amazing as the human brain. For comparison, an elephant brain is closer to thirteen pounds, yet elephants have not done things like paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, composed a symphony, or sent a rocket to the moon. That’s not keep reading

Better Diet, Bigger Brain

Better Diet, Bigger Brain - Sperling Neurosurgery Associates
“…diet, a modifiable lifestyle factor, holds the ability to modulate brain health and function.” From Murphy et al. 2014 What’s the best way to measure brain health? Is it by observing how well a person performs on paper-and-pencil challenges? Movement tests? Social behavior? Brain structure based on imaging? An additional way might be to infer optimum brain keep reading

Give Your Brain a Healthy Workout

Scientists are closing in on which parts of the brain have malfunctions that lead to essential tremor (ET). Although no one knows yet what causes those malfunctions to begin, there is imaging-based evidence of physical differences between the brains of people who have ET and the brains of those who don’t. For instance, in ET keep reading

12 Fun Facts About Your Brain

Do you ever wonder about your own brain? Do you think, “Gosh, I wonder how much my brain weighs?” or “If I’m so smart, why am I having trouble multitasking?” The brain has three main parts: the cerebrum, the cerebellum (“little brain”) and the brain stem. When the brain is functioning normally, each part fulfills keep reading

Acupuncture is used in Korea to reduce tremor.

Essential Tremor and CAM, Part I: Acupuncture and Pharmacopuncture I thought it would be interesting to do a small series of blogs on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments for essential tremor (ET). Standard medicine (also called Western, allopathic, mainstream or conventional medicine) was slow to embrace CAM until roughly the last four decades, and keep reading