How Diet and Exercise Protect the Brain

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A number of researchers have studied the link between diet, exercise, and brain health. Among other things, they found that when we exercise, the brain produces more of a special brain-growth repair hormone called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that stimulates the increase in brain connections — dendrites and synapses — especially in the hippocampus. There […]

Why We Crave The Foods We Do

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We all have food cravings. Some of them are bad for us (ladies, don’t we all get chocolate cravings?!) and some are actually good for us and tell us what our bodies need. We all experience hunger every day and often times you will eat whatever comes your way. But sometimes, don’t you just really […]