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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 having a taste for fat may help reduce obesity.

Why having a taste for fat may help reduce obesity.

In 2010 Australian researchers from Deakin University, Australia announced the discovery of a sixth taste sense. Yes, you may know we can distinguish sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Did you know we have a taste sense for umami for protein rich foods? Now, we also know...

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The gut-brain connection: how our gut speaks to the brain

The gut-brain connection: how our gut speaks to the brain

Trusting your gut. Can your gut influence your brain? The discussion linking our mind and our gut has been around for a long time. We use the expression of “our gut feeling” when noticing our intuitive response to a particular situation which can guide our behaviour...

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Alcohol: a little of what you fancy can do you good.

Alcohol: a little of what you fancy can do you good.

No, I’m not advocating that we all start drinking a whole lot more alcohol. Alcohol is a neurotoxin and long-term alcohol abuse causes brain damage associated with memory loss and neurodegenerative disease or dementia. Around 10% of all dementia is related to alcohol....

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