Brain Health

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Brain Health...
Your fat doesn’t just hang around passively; or, why stress is good for you

Your fat doesn’t just hang around passively; or, why stress is good for you

Your fat cells are metabolically active; you want to keep them that way. The stress of exercise trains your brain to signal fat cells to release energy.
Why craniosacral therapy will be more widely used in the future

Why craniosacral therapy will be more widely used in the future

Researchers are delving into the importance of cerebrospinal fluid flow to maintain the health of the brain. That's where craniosacral therapy comes into play.
Does retirement hasten dementia?

Does retirement hasten dementia?

Continuing to work may provide ongoing mental stimulation and social contact. Don't sacrifice these important health inputs when you retire.
Cerebrospinal fluid, brain development and craniosacral harmonics

Cerebrospinal fluid, brain development and craniosacral harmonics

Researchers studying cerebrospinal fluid and brain development shed new light on the therapeutic mechanisms of craniosacral harmonics.
Creative thinking thrives on the ability to move freely

Creative thinking thrives on the ability to move freely

The ability to move freely contributes to the brain's ability to think creatively.
Science confirms: Movement skill and fitness are signs of a healthy brain

Science confirms: Movement skill and fitness are signs of a healthy brain

Scientists at the University of Edinburg confirm that speed of walking is an important predictor of dementia and the risk of falling.
Beyond 10,000 steps: more evidence that exercise intensity counts

Beyond 10,000 steps: more evidence that exercise intensity counts

Walking up to 10,000 steps a day is good for preventing dementia. Walking fast is even better.
Walk and chew gum?

Walk and chew gum?

The brain works best when it has a medium level of activity to deal with. Chiropractic erases internally-generated distractions that impair brain performance.
Why you have to strengthen your soleus muscle

Why you have to strengthen your soleus muscle

The soleus is a large calf muscles with a distinct role. Strengthen it to prevent injury, improve running performance, and slow cognitive decline.
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 lungs: kids with asthma ...
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.

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