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    Not All Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are Created Equal

    Article at a glance Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for health, and while there are many types of Omega-3 fatty acids, three of them have gained the most recognition and should be understood as distinct molecules with different impacts on health. All Omega-3 Fatty acids should be understood as distinct molecules with different impacts on health. Omega-3 fatty acids are critical for the growth, maintenance, and wellbeing of our overall brain health. The easiest way to determine if you are meeting your DHA and EPA needs is with an Omega-3 index test. Since the “low fat” craze that swept the nation decades ago, research has helped dietary fats regain an important pla...

    March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Article at a glance Many of us never imagine that our lives could be impacted by a brain injury, yet, every 9 seconds someone in the United States sustains one. A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a blow to the head or penetrating head injury that can disrupt normal brain function. TBIs can range from a mild injury with temporary symptoms to severe damage with permanent and life-altering disabilities. Every March, the Brain Injury Association of America leads Brain Injury Awareness Month. This year’s Change Your Mind Campaign is a platform to de-stigmatize brain injury and support those who have been affected. While we can’t prevent all TBIs, we can continuously learn more about...

    Five Ways Physical Activity Can Positively Affect Your Brain

    Article at a glance Many benefits of exercise are already well known, yet only one out of every five adults in the U.S. achieve the recommended amount. With emerging research on brain function and neuroplasticity, exercise is proving to be a powerful tool for enhancement of cognitive function and prevention of cognitive decay long term. Exercise can upregulate neuroplasticity through increasing neurotrophic signaling, upregulating neurogenesis, reducing inflammation, mitigating the stress response, and increasing antioxidant activity.  Exercise can do more than slimming your waistline. It can benefit your brain. You may already know that exercise is good for you,...
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