Tag Archives: brain-health

12 Weeks of Brain Training Enhances Brain Health in Adults

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Brain training can improve performance by physically changing the brain. A recent study observed such changes in adults: only 12 weeks of brain training increased blood flow and enhanced functional and physical communication across brain regions. These changes were related to improved abstract thinking. Continue reading

Health Conditions That Affect Your Brain

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

An interesting article here reports research findings about 6 health conditions that affect the brain. You have probably heard that high-blood pressure, a diet too high in saturated fat, and trouble sleeping are not the best to keep your mind sharp. Did you also know that depression, smoking,  and obesity  could impact how your brain functions, both now and in the future? Continue reading

Is Fish Good for the Brain?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Have you heard that fish is good for the brain? Do you wonder why? What is the evidence that it has a positive impact on brain functions?

What is good in fish?
Fish, especially cold-water fish, contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as DHA, which are known to be essential for good brain health. These fish include halibut, mackerel, salmon, trout, and tuna. DHA is not produced naturally by our body and need to be acquired through our diet. Continue reading

Is Ginkgo Biloba Good for my Brain?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Ginkgo biloba has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the top selling herbs in the United States. But does Ginkgo really help improve memory? Continue reading