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Nerve Damage Remedies

Overview of the Nervous System The nervous system consists of the central nervous system (CNS- brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS- cranial and spinal nerves).  Nerve cells receive and send messages to and from the brain via nerve pathways.  A loss of nerve function can result from nerve damage due to […]

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Active Brains Equal Healthy Neurons

  As we get older, so do the neurons in our brains. Why is this so important? Neurons are the primary components of the central nervous system (CNS), which include the brain and spinal cord. Neurons receive information through electrical and chemical reactions and send information throughout the CNS. For example, if you burn for […]

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Exercise—a Prescription for Brain Health

  When we think of medicine, most people think of pharmaceuticals. Many people rely on pharmaceuticals daily, for both physical and brain health. When we have a headache, we run to the nearest pharmacy and pick up an over the counter solution. Diagnoses such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), schizophrenia, dementia and anxiety are […]

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Exercise and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

In 2016, Hallgren et al looked at the combination of exercise and cognitive-behavioral therapy in a study called Exercise and Internet-Based Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Depression. The aim of the study was to compare exercise and internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (ICBT) and usual care for depression. It is commonly known that exercise has many benefits from physical to […]

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Exercise Smarter, Not Harder

  It is no secret that exercise is an absolute necessity for us all.  Exercise truly is medicine.  Fortunately, it is also cheaper than medicine.  Different types of exercises result in different beneficial outcomes for our bodies. Endurance exercise can improve cognition and also protect the brain from degeneration by elevating a molecule called irisin, […]

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Exercise’s Impact on Muscles, Flexibility, Mood and…Microbiome?

  We all know that regular exercise improves our muscle tone, mood, weight and flexibility. However, the body is impacted in other areas that may surprise you.  Specifically, microbiome, this area of your gut is full of bacteria and greatly influenced by routine exercise. Microbiomes are full of small microbes that release various substances in […]