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I have 0.2 trillion brain cells—find out how many you have!

I know that, personally, my heart weighs more than my stomach, and that my liver weighs more than my brain.  The gut bacteria in...

You Are What You See Other People Eat

The emphasis of social media and online sharing has its share of promoting poor body image and bad habits, but a recent study shows that it...

How Xylitol Can Help Ears, Nose This Spring

Xylitol:  it’s not just an alternative sweetener or used in chewing gum and toothpaste to prevent cavities.  This compound can reduce dental cavities and...

Children Reading Better with Dogs

A study released in September, 2019 discovered a surprising way to help young children read better:  adding in therapy dogs.  School-aged students from first to...

Loneliness and the Elderly

Recently, there has been a lot of publicity about a “loneliness” epidemic sweeping through the older generations.  While it serves a purpose to remind us...

How do your words sound to a dog?

If you’ve marveled at how animals can pick...

Virtual Reality Changes Reality?

Does virtual reality change reality?  You wouldn’t think that engaging in augmented or virtual reality could actually change your reality, but new Stanford research...

Wild Blueberries Improve Cognition in 7-10 year olds

When we hear about the benefits of flavonoids in berries, we usually think of an older population that benefits from its effects on cognition,...

Your Brain Matter & Lack of Sleep

Have you ever wondered why some people can live on less sleep than others, and yet you or people you may know seem extremely...

Vitamin D and Omega-3 for Autism

We know how much good nutrition and supplements can help those with autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and research conducted this year has...

L-Theanine & Caffeine for Kids with ADHD

In a study published this month by the American Society for Nutrition, a new treatment for adolescent ADHD has emerged:  a combination of L-Theanine...

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