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Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

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Why speaking more than one language is good for your brain.

I have always admired others who have the ability to speak more than one language fluently. My memories of being taught French and German at school are hazy to say the least. We were out having dinner with friends recently when it was casually mentioned that a...

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New role for brain’s immune cells discovered.

New role for brain’s immune cells discovered.

It has long been thought that it was only our brain cells or neurons that were actively engage in brain signalling. It now appears that immune cells in the brain, called microglia have an important role in the creation and elimination of brain cells synapses. Synapses...

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How our brain capillaries spit to survive.

Sometimes a science report headline will grab my attention because it sounds so quirky and this one certainly hit the spot.“Tiny Blood Vessels In Brain Spit to Survive” I was intrigued, so I read on. It turns out that capillaries, our really small blood vessels have a...

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Growing New Brain Cells: Scientists Discover New Compound.

Growing New Brain Cells: Scientists Discover New Compound.

P7C3. Remember this name! Each week I scan different science reports from around the world, which continue to supplement our understanding of how our brain works. Sometimes one report will leap out from the page when I read it, as it seems to herald a particularly...

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Belly Up! Your Spare Tyre Is linked To A Smaller Brain.

Belly Up! Your Spare Tyre Is linked To A Smaller Brain.

There has been an exponential increase in the number of people around the world who are obese and or have diabetes, both significant risk factors for dementia. For many of us the battle of the bulge is seemingly the result of consuming too much fat, being too...

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