Category: Neurology – Brain Health
The following article on chronic pain is a true testament to the importance of treating holistically. This neurosurgeon, Dr Hanscom, impressively came up with his own chronic pain treatment method after he was struck with the frustrating reality that spinal surgery has very poor outcomes for patients suffering with chronic pain.
I frequently see people in some degree of chronic pain or suffering from chronic diseases which can have detrimental effects on our mental health. Or is it possible that in reality it is our mental health that is affecting our physical health!
Stress has a major effect on every part of our body and has a dramatic impact on our physical health. With my own recent personal experiments, along with recent feed back from people using heart rate variability (HRV) monitors, this technology allows us to have a greater awareness of …
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Lumosity uses games to train your memory, increase attention, and improve problem solving, processing speed, and flexibility of thinking
Brain Trainer Special employs games involving letter, number, and sequencing memorization
CogniFit Brain Fitness also uses games designed to improve cognitive abilities such as memory and concentration
Brain Fitness Pro uses a variety of memory training exercises to increase focus, memory, and problem-solving skills
Personal Zen is a game designed to reduce anxiety by teaching you to focus on the positive, rather than dwelling on the negative
Fit Brains Trainer offers more than 360 games and puzzles to help improve your mental agility
Happify is another app that helps you develop a more positive attitude, which can make you more resilient in the face of stress
Eidetic employs a spaced repetition technique to help you …
Ketogenic Diet Reduces Seizures in Many Kids With Epilepsy
An Expert Interview With Mary Zupanc, MD
By Troy Brown from medscape
Editor’s note: The ketogenic diet was developed in the early 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy. Nobody really knows for sure how it works, but scientists believe the low glucose and ketosis that develop as a result of the diet change the metabolic pathways in the brain, reducing the frequency of seizures.
Mary Zupanc, MD, director of the comprehensive epilepsy program and chief of the division of child neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange, California, discussed the ketogenic diet and medications currently being used to treat pediatric epilepsy at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 2012 Summer Meeting & Exhibition, held June 9 to 13 in Baltimore, Maryland.
She spoke with Medscape Medical News by phone about the role …
Discovery of magnetic sensors in fish and rats may explain why some people can ‘feel’ wi-fi, smart meters, power lines and electropollution.
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at naturalnews.com by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
It is well known that many people are sensitive to electromagnetic pollution. Wi-fi gives them headaches. Being near high-voltage power lines can bring on migraines. Using a cell phone unleashes similar symptoms. Until recently, there was no medically-understood mechanism by which electromagnetic waves could be sensed by humans. But now, thanks to some fascinating science summarized here, that mystery may be closer to being solved.
Scientists from the University of Munich, led by geophysicist Michael Winklhofer, say they’ve located and identified “internal compass needles” in the noses of rainbow trout. These are called magnetosensory cells, and they turn out to be far more sensitive to magnetic fields …
By Dr. Mercola
Original Post @ http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/01/astaxanthin-for-dementia.aspx?e_cid=20120701_SNL_Art_1
In the United States, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease every 69 seconds, and by 2050 this is expected to increase to a new case every 33 seconds, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures.
The disease is currently at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million Americans—including one in eight people aged 65 and over—living with Alzheimer’s disease.
By 2050, this is expected to jump to 16 million, and in the next 20 years it is projected that Alzheimer’s will affect one in four Americans. If that comes to pass, it would then be more prevalent than obesity and diabetes is today!
Alzheimer’s is a sad, devastating disease that develops slowly and gets worse over time. Worse yet, there is no known cure and very few treatments.Alzheimer’s drugs are often of little to no benefit at all, …