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Brushing Your Teeth to Keep Your Brain Healthy?

  • August 23, 2012
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Neuroplasticity is our ability to rewire new brain connections, learn new things, and create new neurons.  All of this magic keeps us cognitively young, sharp and engaged in life.  A key part of this process is long term potentiation (LTP).…

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The Depression-Disease Domino Effect

  • August 22, 2012
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Your thoughts and perception create the environment of the brain and vice versa.  It's the chicken and egg conundrum--is the thought the signal for the strss response, or is the brain chemistry the signal for the thought?  No matter which…

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Minimize Stress, Extend Your Life

  • August 21, 2012
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Sometimes we search for cures for symptoms and ignore the cause.  Stress, even low but chronic levels, is the most important variable factor in determining life-span according to "Wired" (neuroscience magazine).  It's no joke that meditation is at the top…

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Thoughts Shaping Your World

  • August 16, 2012
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Neuroplasticity is the ability of our mind to rewire itself. It can manifest as a changing of the strength of the connection between neurons, by adding or removing connections, or by adding new cells. An amazing catalyst for all of…

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NEW! 6-week online Neurosculpting® series.

  • August 14, 2012
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The Neurosculpting® Institute is proud to have partnered up with the Entheos Academy to offer you this first-ever 6-week online series.  You can experience Neurosculpting® from the comforts of your own home perhaps even in your pajamas!  This series begins…

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Stress will Degrade our Social Structure

  • August 14, 2012
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We know that the limbic brain is our body's fight-flee-freeze center.  It engages this way during perceived moments of threat, danger or fear.  Dr. Stephen Porges notes in his book The Polyvagal Theory that "In most individuals the nervous system…

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Wait Until your Father gets Home!

  • August 13, 2012
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The Insula is important in our social brains. It's involved with things like processing events in the future based on our current body states, and it is active when dealing with pride and disgust. Studies published in last year's Journal…

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Anti-depressants vs. Meditation

  • August 9, 2012
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IF you are on antidepressants...PLEASE understand this post is not meant as a critique of your healing process. Based on many studies, including one published in JAMA in 2010 by Fournier, antidepressants were no more effective in changing serotonin levels…

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Dreaming Ourselves Awake

  • August 8, 2012
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"The function of the mind is to dream twenty-four hours a day.  The waking dream has a material structure.  In sleep, the dream also seems to have a structure.  While awake, our mind is affected by cycles of energy through…

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Reprogramming the Machinery of the Brain

  • August 7, 2012
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According to  Dr. Norman Doidge in The Brain that Changes Itself, "Michael Merzenich is a driving force behind scores of neuroplastic innovations and practical inventions."  One of the groundbreaking devices he developed enabled cognitively deaf children to hear.    He…

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