Brain Health

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Brain Health...
Do this every day to keep your brain sharp

Do this every day to keep your brain sharp

Write the alphabet with your non-dominant hand. This forces the brain to forge new learning pathways and new ...
We’re living in a toxic world: air pollution and dementia

We’re living in a toxic world: air pollution and dementia

We’ve known for a long time that air pollution spells trouble for those with compromised respiratory systems - ...
Childhood infections contribute to mental illness

Childhood infections contribute to mental illness

A large study performed in Denmark proves that children who have a severe infectious illness have a significantly ...
Your body’s two operating modes

Your body’s two operating modes

Your brain and hormonal systems have preset modes to control your behavior.
Research on NeuroTactile® Therapy and Heart Rate Variability

Research on NeuroTactile® Therapy and Heart Rate Variability

Latest research on NeuroTactile® Therapy using heart rate variability as an outcome measure.
Sitting shrinks your brain

Sitting shrinks your brain

Science keeps demonstrating the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Add to the list of negative effects the shrinking of a key brain region involved with memory.

Fibromyalgia and ADHD often go together

Exploring the link between fibromyalgia and ADHD
Find the sweet spot for top performance: relaxation vs. stimulation

Find the sweet spot for top performance: relaxation vs. stimulation

Methods to help you find the right balance of relaxation and activation to achieve peak performance.

This kind of brain training actually slows cognitive decline

Training to boost processing speed has been shown to prevent cognitive decline.

Today’s health tip

Simply prolonging the exhale phase of breath has many health benefits similar to the benefits of mindfulness meditation.
Craniosacral Therapy: More is More? Or Less is More?

Craniosacral Therapy: More is More? Or Less is More?

Craniosacral therapy is the gentlest form of body work that releases restriction of the connective tissues.

The natural treatment for pain that starts with your brain

The brain plays a central role in the pain experience.

The hidden side of fitness

The brain is one of the important organs in exercise.

Do You Get Wiser As You Get Older?

Our brain activity slows down as we age. But do we gain wisdom to compensate?

Chronic Pain and the Brain

Treatment of chronic pain must include changing the established pain patterns in the brain.

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