Brain Health

8 Ways To Maintain A Healthy And Fit Brain

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Scientists studying recovery from brain injury have shown that parts of our brains possess the ability to regenerate throughout adult life. Neurogenesis, the regeneration of brain cells, suggests that maybe an old dog can learn new tricks after all.

Pokémon GO Is A Public Health Victory

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

It had been a while since I had gone for such a long run. I love exercise, sports and movement, but the reality was, running felt more like an act of discipline than one of enjoyment. All of that changed when I discovered Pokémon GO.

I Changed My Fuel And It Changed My Health's Trajectory

Tosca Reno | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Tosca Reno

All calories are not equal. Yet we continue to count them in hopes of managing weight and health. Correcting this flawed thinking will forever change your relationship with food, calories and your weight. Changing your fuel just may change your health trajectory.

Doing This To Your Brain Can Boost Immunity

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Living

A very exciting development!

Here's Why Canada Needs A National Dementia Strategy

Dr. William E. Reichman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. William E. Reichman

Here's the sobering truth: despite close to 40 years of substantial private and public investment, society has not come up with any meaningful medication to help those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Today, some 750,000 Canadians live with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Having A Hectic Day Can Actually Be Good For You

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Living

So go out and learn something new!

5 Nutrition Keys To Boosting Your Child's Brain Health And Focus

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Nutrition is critical to helping kids reach their full potential. The first three years are especially important because your child's brain is growing. During the early years and beyond, ensuring your child consumes brain-boosting nutrients can help with concentration and performance in school, sports, music and more!

Nobody Knows Why I Suffered A Stroke At 29

Dina Pestonji | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Dina Pestonji

Waking up was the most terrifying experience. The right side of my body was paralyzed. I lost the ability to speak. I had a stroke. A STROKE... at 29! I went from being this giddy, talkative, always on-the-go woman to being an invalid.

Maybe We Should All Skip The Elevator And Take The Stairs Today

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Living

You know what also helps? School.

Why It's Smart To Give Into Chocolate Cravings

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living

Good news for chocolate lovers!

Get Some Sleep For Your Heart And Brain

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Everyone knows humans need sleep. Adults need on average just under eight hours of sleep per night for good brain function (although this varies from person to person, with some needing as little as 6.5 hours and some needing as many as 10). To find out why sleep is so important, I talked to Dr. Andrew Lim, neurologist.

There's No Such Thing As A Male Or Female Brain

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Living

“We have to treat each person according to what he or she is and not according to the form of their genitals.”

Leg Strength Could Also Mean Brain Strength In Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living

Just another reason why you shouldn't skip leg day.

Here's Why We Hear So Many False Claims About Cannabis

International Centre for Science in Drug Policy | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics
International Centre for Science in Drug Policy

On the whole, my many years of research on substance use has taught me a major overarching lesson: we are much more likely to demonize drugs for their negative effects than consider their neutral or potentially positive impacts. Or -- in scientific terms -- there is a built-in bias in the scientific literature, textbooks, and popular press towards highlighting the negative aspects of drug use.

Side Sleeping Could Help Prevent Alzheimer's (For Robots, At Least)

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living

Sleeping on your side rather than your back or stomach might play a role in helping reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's and other neurological ...

Mental Health Awareness Week Helps Us Talk About the Tough Stuff

Lynn Posluns | Posted 05.08.2016 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

"I'm fine" seems to be the phrase of choice when someone asks how we're doing. We rarely take a moment to check in with ourselves and see if we are truly "fine." With Mental Health Week upon us in Canada, now is the perfect time to talk about all of the things we don't normally discuss. This week is a time to not only raise awareness about mental illness, but to also consider ways to improve our mental health.

Follow This Simple Diet to Improve Your Brain Health

Rose Reisman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

The MIND diet combines elements of the well known Mediterranean and DASH diet, which lowers blood pressure levels, but the MIND diet has better results in lowering brain deterioration and is easier to follow. There are 10 healthy food groups to include and five unhealthy food groups to avoid when it comes to improving our brain health.

Women's Brain Health Needs to Be a Priority, Too

Lynn Posluns | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

When I first launched the Women's Brain Health Initiative a few years ago, my primary goal was to create awareness about women's brain aging disorders. It was shocking to me that women suffer from depression, stroke and dementia twice as much as men as they age, but brain health research was male-focused.

8 Essential Nutrients For Your Noggin

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Living

Warding off cognitive decline as we age could be a question of getting enough of eight nutrients that Linda Milo Ohr, contributing editor of the journ...

Breakfast Boosts Your Brainpower, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Living

If you want to boost your memory, increase energy or just perform better mentally, take a minute to eat breakfast. In the video above, DNews invest...

Five Foods to Keep You Energized This Winter

Jane Dummer | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

If you're feeling down, lift yourself up with salmon. It's packed with protein, which is an essential nutrient for energy and building muscle. Plus, it contains vitamin D, which is necessary for immune and mental health. We synthesize vitamin D via our skin from exposure to sunlight.

Try These Munchies For Mental Magnificence

Lynn Posluns | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

Just like your playlist wouldn't be the same without your favourite song, tomatoes and broccoli should be staples in your meal any time of the year. Broccoli is a great source of Vitamin K, contributing to healthy and strong cognition, while tomatoes' antioxidant properties can prevent neurological damage often associated with dementia and Alzheimer's.

Probiotics May Help Children Become Better Students

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The benefit of probiotic bacteria on the brain could eventually lead to more specialized probiotics designed specifically to help improve learning and memory. While these products may be years away, parents can take advantage of what has already been learned to help their children today.

7 Incredibly Simple Ways To Improve Brain Productivity

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Living

You've been texting during your lunch break, binging on Netflix at home and probably spent the remaining time in your day sitting in front of a screen...

These Types Of Fats Can Be Good For Your Noggin

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living

A French research team conducted laboratory investigations and found that consuming polyunsaturated fats such as omega-3s is good for the brain becaus...