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Functional medicine and neurology are focused upon optimization, giving patients a science-driven opportunity to improve their own health and wellness. One of the functional strategies we commonly use at our clinic is to help our patients optimize their diets. We show them the power of nourishing their brains and bodies with healthy proteins and fats, […]

Diets High in Carbohydrates May Increase Risk of Cognitive Impairments, High in Protein and Healthy Fats May Decrease Risk When it comes to brain function, what you eat matters. A Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed that seniors who eat food high in carbohydrates were four times more likely to […]

Does your child struggle with attention? How much is he or she walking, running and playing? A review published in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience reveals a growing number of studies showing the importance of movement with cognitive development, including attention. The authors write, “Locomotion is fundamental for an optimal child development. The ability to smoothly […]

Did you know that genetic testing can reveal challenges your brain can have when healing from a concussion? Whether your child is about to enter into a contact sport or you are having difficulty recovering from an automobile accident, genetic testing can reveal the support your brain needs to heal and recover.

Are you at a Higher Risk for Neurotransmitter Imbalances? Genetic Testing Offers Answers and Healthy Solutions! Neurotransmitters allow for thought and communication throughout the billions of neurons in your body. There are both excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters. Excitatory neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine and epinephrine, stimulate the brain, triggering motivation, focus, anxiety, stress, and more. To […]

Could a Vitamin D Deficiency affect Cognitive Ability and Memory? A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology echoes a growing number of studies that demonstrate an association between a Vitamin D deficiency and both memory and cognitive decline. Researchers assessed the Vitamin D blood levels of 382 elderly participants every […]

Plagiocephaly is a deformity of the skull causing asymmetrical distortions of the one or both sides of the skull. Originally believed to be only a cosmetic issue, now it is realized this structural skull problem can lead to developmental difficulties, sensory motor challenges and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Some early Indications your child has a cranial […]

Constantly Having Negative Thoughts? Get Outside and Talk a Walk! A National Academy of Sciences study found that people who took a 90-minute walk outdoors reported decreased rumination. Rumination is when individuals have repetitive negative thoughts focused on themselves. Rumination is also a known risk factor for mental illness. The study also found improved regulation […]