To Prevent Stroke, Just Add Milk?

Recent research from Monash University has found that a small daily intake of milk may help prevent stroke- at least in people who don’t normally consume dairy products. The researchers used data from a group of nearly 4,000 Taiwanese people and categorized them across different properties. They found that small amounts of dairy–one serving per day–were associated with…

Recipe for Brain Health: Kale Salad with Tart Cherries & Toasted Walnuts

Earlier this week, scientists from Central Michigan University announced that the antioxidants in tart cherries may help stave off the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers used a compound with extracts from tart cherries and found that it improved brain function in mice with Alzheimer’s symptoms and reduced symptoms of Huntington’s disease in other lab animals.…

Barbara Strauch Speaks on the Middle Aged Brain

Barbara Strauch, author of The Secret Life of the Grown Up Brain, spoke this week at Stanford.  Strauch is the health/medical science editor for The New York Times and when she writes on brain topics, the articles consistently skyrocket to the top of the “Most E-mailed List.”  I attended her lecture at the Center for…