Brain Truths and Myths

Our understanding of the human brain has exploded over the last couple decades, yet many misconceptions still exist. Test your knowledge with the following true/false quiz. Answers are at the end. The human brain does not grow new brain cells or change its structure at a cellular level. “Use it or lose it” is an accurate phrase for our brain. Video games are bad for your brain. Younger brains generally work faster than older brains.

Live Brain Healthy – Improve Overall Health and Memory

My practice is dedicated to promoting the health of my patients through education on how to improve their brain health with nutrient rich food choices, exercise and well-being. Food Choices and Exercise I advocate maintaining an ideal body weight with a simple plan, choose fresh ingredients; avoid simple sugars; consume whole grains (nothing processed), and avoid fast foods. Beginning any new program can be challenging but it is worth it when you feel the results.

Brain and Input and a New Concept in Medicine

There’s a new concept and it’s available to all. It’s called Functional Medicine. It deals with prevention of chronic disease rather than removing or covering symptoms once they arise. Our culture is experiencing an increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. With Functional Medicine, you can start reversing these diseases and enabling your body to heal

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

It’s very difficult when your loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia because there are so many questions surrounding that news. And now you find yourself in the position of caregiver which can be difficult and overwhelming especially if you’re still working and have a family. One of the most important things to remember is you’re not alone. In 2017, 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia’s provided an estimated

Could Healthier Sleep Lead to Healthier Weight?

Are you losing sleep because of your weight? For most of us, the answer is “probably.” Is there a link between healthy sleep and healthy weight? Definitely. Sleep disordered breathing, especially obstructive sleep apnea, affects a host of things that sabotage you getting to the healthy weight you’re looking for. First, people who are poorly rested tend to be sluggish and irritable and will reach for high sugar foods to give them a short-term energy

How Can a Rehabilitation Hospital Help You and Your Family?

Deciding on care for a loved one with serious medical conditions can be confusing. In south central Pennsylvania, rehabilitation hospitals offer patients opportunities to move toward wellness and independence. An inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides physical medicine as well as rehabilitation programs and services. These hospitals offer advanced treatment tailored to each patient’s goals. Patients who may benefit from this type of care include those with some of the following conditions: • Fractures, joint replacements, musculoskeletal