How the reticular activating system can impact your day-to-day life

Brain image made of little cogwheels to represent our reticular activating system

What is the RAS? The reticular activating system, or RAS, is a network of interconnected brain regions that play an important role in arousal and attention. The RAS is responsible for filtering incoming information and determining which information is most important and should be sent to the conscious mind. This filtering process allows us to […]

Can Sugar and Sucralose Damage Your Brain? – Dr Daniel Amen

Spoonful of sugar and sugar cubes

Dr. Daniel Amen discusses what new research has to say about how our consumption of sugar affects our brain. We already know sugar is addictive and pro-inflammatory. Let’s see how else sugar is affecting our health. And is stevia a better choice?

Healthy Cup of Coffee

healthy cup of cofee

I personally do not need a cup of coffee to get my day started, but on occasion I do enjoy a good cup of joe (maybe 3-4 times per week). However, I do not make a pit stop at my local Starbucks or DD (some of those coffees contain more sugar than a can of […]