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45 Minutes To 2 Hours Of Morning Light For Weight Loss

Great article summing up two studies in the LA Times. In summary, morning sunlight, ranging in length from 45 minutes to 2 hours resulted in improved BMI (Body Mass Index measures), and reduced body fat composition. Among numerous variables investigated, the intensity and timing of morning sunlight were found to correlate most strongly with lower […]

Trans-Cranial Direct Current Stimulation (Tdcs) – The Future Of Cognitive Enhancement?

tDCS – Transcranial direct current stimulation; involves the application of a very mild current for 20 minutes to the frontal lobes of the brain, through electrodes placed on the skin. Much to my surprise, this extremely simple and non-invasive technique is proving to have lasting effects on learning and cognition – in some instances, lasting as […]

Sleep Cleans Up The Brain

Jan 11, 2014 — Dr. Alex Dimitrui, Founder of the Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine clinic, was interviewed by the New York Times for the article, “Sleep Cleans Up The Brain.”

Exercise Improves Memory And Increases Levels Of Bdnf (Brain Growth Hormone)

A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2011 showed that we can actively modify the gene for the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) with simple exercise. The investigators looked at 120 elderly nondemented individuals over a 1-year period who either stretched or did aerobics. They measured 3 variables: serum BDNF levels, memory […]

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