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 […]
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?
Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that affects millions of people around the world. It can cause a person to lose their memory, ability to think clearly, and even their independence. Parts of Brain Affected Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of all cases. Dementia is a general […]
Our brain is one of our most important organs, yet it is so often neglected. When you realize the importance of our brain’s function when it comes to the rest of our body working properly, you’ll want to make sure that your brain is as healthy as possible. Here are four simple things that you […]
With the immense advancement in portable devices like our cell phones and tablets we have an infinite amount of information at our fingertips. This is an amazing thing, but it also comes at a price to our health. Our brain is like a muscle and if we don’t use it, we lose it. We are […]
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 […]