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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 green tea is good for your brain

Why green tea is good for your brain

Green tea is known to be packed full of powerful antioxidants which help to protect us from cancer and heart disease. It has also been thought to be good for enhancing memory.   A new study from Chonquing in China has now revealed how green tea boosts brain cell...

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Can eating chocolate prevent heart (and brain) disease?

Can eating chocolate prevent heart (and brain) disease?

Move over apples, 'cos the word is out: a small piece of dark chocolate a day may well keep the doctor away. Cardiovascular disease account for 29% of all deaths world wide and remains the leading cause of death. A study recently published in the British Medical...

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Thinking with zinc – its role in the brain

Thinking with zinc – its role in the brain

What is zinc? Zinc is a mineral found in nearly every cell of our body and is involved in many different chemical reactions. One important role of zinc is in transport for the formation of some proteins. You may have taken zinc as part of a multivitamin or used it...

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Can eating an apple reduce your risk of stroke?

Can eating an apple reduce your risk of stroke?

We know the old adage of eating 2 fruit and 5 vegetables every day for our general health. Many of those which are highly coloured, red, yellow and green have been identified as containing high levels of phytochemicals which can have a positive impact for our heart...

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Fish oil supplements: do they really help our brain?

Fish oil supplements: do they really help our brain?

The answer appears to be “yes”. I am often asked about the role of fish oil supplements and whether we should be all taking them on a regular basis. Some challenge my suggestion that we should all be eating fish several times a week for our cognitive health. “But...

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