Understand and improve memory.

The mechanisms by which different types of memories are established in our brain and how to leverage the amount and timing of key neurochemicals and hormones, such as adrenaline (aka epinephrine) and cortisol, to improve your learning and memory abilities. It also includes 8 Science-Based tools to enhance learning and memory! Understanding Memory Memory is […]

Understanding & Treating Addiction.

Dopamine is not only associated with reward and pleasure but also triggers actionA dopamine spike is associated with a subsequent dopamine deficit where levels fall below baseline – this is the moment you chase more or ride out the tough partPleasure and pain work like a balance in the brain where one is only increased […]

Understanding & Conquering Depression.

Pain and pleasure system is a scale: if you overwhelm the pleasure system, you will set yourself up for anhedonia (lack of enjoyment) and depression. Daily EPA above 1,000mg per day can be beneficial for mood and offset inflammatory pathways. Depression interventions to change biological function: exercise, ingesting EPAs, reducing inflammation, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors […]

The Science Of Making & Breaking Habits

“A lot of habit formation has to do with being in the right state of mind and being able to control your body and mind.” ­ Habits take different lengths of time to adapt depending on the person and the habit – a habit might take one person 18 days and another person 200+ days. […]

SUBTLE MENTAL ILLNESS SIGNS THAT ARE OFTEN OVERLOOKED IN CHILDREN.

Pay attention to the following 10 signs that are commonly seen in mental and behavioral health problems. Changes in sleeping habits: Keep an eye on your child’s sleep routine. Sleeping much more than usual or requiring far less sleep may be cause for concern. Persistent nightmares: Occasional bad dreams are normal, but research in the British Journal of […]

Erasing fear and traumas.

We cannot have fear without having most or all the elements of a stress response – but we can have stress without fear. We can inherit a predisposition to fear and trauma from our parents, with a stronger association shown from father. Amygdala is a critical component of threat reflex, which involves activation of some […]

Nutrition for brain health and performance.

Nutrients For Brain Health & Performance. Top three things that support nerve health in the short and long term: EPA, phosphatidylserine, choline. To condition healthy food preferences: take something good for you, pair it with something that will increase blood sugar (not spike, but elevate slightly) for 7-10 days to rewire the dopamine reward system. […]

Making new habits.

The Science Of Making & Breaking Habits “A lot of habit formation has to do with being in the right state of mind and being able to control your body and mind.” ­ Habits take different lengths of time to adapt depending on the person and the habit – a habit might take one person […]

ADHD and how anyone can improve it.

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is now called Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when it became clear there was a hyperactive component. Despite the stereotype, people with ADHD can be hyper-focused but only focus attention on things of interest. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that underlies enjoyment and curiosity – most ADHD pharmaceuticals are stimulants with a […]

Benefits of Heat Exposure

Lower risk of: cardiovascular disease, sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases like dementia or Alzheimer’s, muscle atrophy. It also allows: Better physical performance and recovery, Increases in metabolism, Enhancement of hormones like Growth Hormone and Cortisol Excretion of toxins, Improvement of Heart Rate Variability, Treatment for Depression and a better mood […]