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How Functional Neurology Can Improve Fitness Performance — For Everyday Athletes and Professionals Alike

With Jeremy Schmoe, DC, and Vinni Lettieri
Season 8, Episode 15

Performing well in fitness endeavors takes consistent effort — yet even with persistent dedication, there may be underlying causes preventing you from performing at your best.

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How to Treat Dizziness and Vertigo

By Michael Dregni

A functional neurologist offers tips on diagnosing — and treating — dizziness and vertigo.

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A Clearer View of Health: A Guide to Understanding Comprehensive Bloodwork

With Jim LaValle, RPh, CCN
Season 8, Episode 13

Learn about some additional blood markers you can have tested beyond the traditional panels and why they matter for painting a more complete picture of your current state of your health.

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12 Key Nutrients for Mood Support

By Chrystle Fiedler

According to nutritional psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, these are the most important nutrients for supporting your mental health.

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8 Ways to Support Your Mental Health With Food

By Chrystle Fiedler

There are no instant solutions to mental health challenges, but a few relatively easy dietary interventions can help stabilize and improve your mood over time.

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4 Ways That Nutrition Can Negatively Affect Our Mood

By Chrystle Fiedler

Building a solid nutritional foundation for mental health starts with recognizing how food may be contributing to low mood. These are some of the factors.

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How to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age

With Edward Park, PhD
Season 7, Episode 3

Our brains age just like the rest of our bodies, and just like it’s important to care for our bodies so we can move functionally well for as long as possible, it’s also essential to do everything we can to maintain and support healthy brain function as the years pass by. With the current absence of effective treatment options for most neurological diseases, prevention really is the best treatment for them, and it’s never too early — or too late — to start. Edward Park, PhD, explains what to know about normal and abnormal brain aging, as well as the lifestyle strategies we have control over to support our brain health and help reduce the risk of decline and disease.

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What Is Brain Fog?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

Having trouble concentrating? Feeling confused and forgetful? You may be the victim of what’s become known as brain fog.

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A Prescription for Frustration

By Craig Cox

With the FDA poised to approve the latest Alzheimer’s drug, a respected dementia expert suggests our healthcare system isn’t yet capable of employing it effectively.

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Can Exercise Improve Memory?

By Craig Cox

The answer is nuanced, according to a recent study, but in general, people who are more active perform better on memory tests than people who are less active.

Healthy Aging and the Brain: 5 Ways to Improve Neuroplasticity

Healthy Aging and the Brain: 5 Ways to Improve Neuroplasticity

By Emily Ewen

The importance of exercising our brains as we age and advice for easy ways to strengthen cognitive functioning.

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8 Key Supplements to Boost Your Mental Health — Naturally

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

Herbs, supplements, and other natural remedies promote well-being — yet separating help from hype can be challenging. Follow this expert guidance.

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5 Surprising Factors to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

By Michael Dregni

Eating well, prioritizing sleep, and exercising help to protect against dementia, but there are other several other factors that play an important role as well. Learn more.

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What Is Inflammation?

With Gregory Plotnikoff, MD
Season 6, Episode 15

Inflammation is a natural bodily response that is essential in acute circumstances — we need it to happen we get a paper cut or if we’re fighting a head cold. Its harmful effects occur, however, when it becomes chronic and systemic. Functional-medicine practitioner Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, shares what to know about inflammation, including what causes it, how it impacts our health, ways we can test for it, and proactive steps we can take in our daily lives to tame it.

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Got the Blues? Ultraprocessed Food May Be to Blame

By Craig Cox

Highly processed foods, which are typically high on the glycemic index, can reduce levels of serotonin and dopamine — and potentially contribute to depression and anxiety.

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How Chronic Inflammation Affects Your Health

By Mo Perry

Our bodies need inflammation to fight off infection, but too much of it for too long can spur a wide range of illnesses. Learning to manage it effectively is key.

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PUMPING IRONY: Don’t Just Sit There, Do Something!

By Craig Cox

Sitting may be the new smoking, but recent research suggests that what you happen to be doing while parked in a chair — or on the couch — may mitigate its effect on your aging brain.

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What Are the Risk Factors and Triggers for Functional Neurological Disorders?

By Mo Perry

It turns out there are a variety of different triggers, say experts.

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PUMPING IRONY: A Parley With Parkinson’s

By Craig Cox

While I only occasionally wonder whether Parkinson’s awaits me somewhere down the road, recent research provides some calming evidence that lifestyle changes may help keep the disease at bay.

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What Is a Functional Neurological Disorder?

By Mo Perry

Hybrid disorders of the brain, mind, and body once confounded physicians and researchers. Today experts are beginning to uncover the conditions’ complexities — and how to treat them.

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PUMPING IRONY: This Is Your Brain on Junk Food

By Craig Cox

As Big Pharma’s latest Alzheimer’s drug faces renewed skepticism, a new study suggests that avoiding ultraprocessed food may be a more promising approach to maintaining healthy cognitive function as we age.

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