Something You Should Know about Memory and Brain Health


Headaches

June 27, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. David Buchholz, author of the book Heal Your Headache

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You very likely have suffered from headaches.

 

David Buchholz, M.D.:
The figures say that about 45 million Americans have enough headaches to be labeled as headache sufferers.
 


Dr David Buchholz

Do Medical Miracles Happen?

March 20, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Allan Hamilton, author of the book The Scalpel and the Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and the Healing Power of Hope

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Is there life after death? That question will forever be debated, but one brain surgeon is very clear in his belief.

 

Dr. Allan Hamilton:
I would have to tell you that the evidence I've seen is overwhelming that life after death must exist.
 


Dr. Allan Hamilton

Your Brain Vs. A Teenage Brain

February 13, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of the book Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The adolescent brain is different from the adult brain.

 

Dr. Daniel Siegel:
If you study how the adult brain can keep itself healthy these 4 features of adolescence; emotional spark, social engagement, novelty and creative expiration are actually the core way you as an adult can keep your brain healthy.

 


Dr. Daniel J. Siegel

How To Get Smarter

January 20, 2014

 

Interview with Dan Hurley, author of the book Smarter

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You’ve no doubt heard the advice that doing crossword puzzles or Sudoku is good for your brain function – and yet…

 

Dan Hurley:
There’s very little evidence that crossword puzzles or Sudoku have any benefit. The problem is you get kind of good at them and they’re not really challenging your working memory.
 


Dan Hurley

How Your Brain & Memory Work

January 3, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Richard Restak, author of the book The Secret Life of the Brain

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Your memory is fascinating it remembers some parts of your past yet forgets other parts. Why?

 

Dr. Richard Restak:
The memory you don’t forget is something that’s a functional part of the brain. We have memory because it’s useful, so, therefore, we remember things that are of some use.
 


Dr. Richard Restak

Use Your Brain Or Lose It

December 16, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Sandeep Grewal, author of the book Dementia Express: Lose Your Memory in 100 Ways: Brain Boosters Included!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You might think that working to keep your brain sharp is something just old people have to worry about. However there is something called your neuro-cognitive reserve.

 

Dr. Sandeep Grewal:
The more you exercise your brain in the beginning in your life the slower it’s going to decline later.
 


Dr. Sandeep Grewal

Concussion

November 18, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, author of the book Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide to Living with the Challenges Associated with Post Concussion Syndrome and Brain Trauma

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There’s a lot of concern today about head injuries, brain injuries, concussions particularly in sports. So what is a concussion?

 

Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler:
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury meaning that there’s been an injury to the brain that is from an outside source, you’re unaware of your surroundings from briefly to 1 hour.
 


Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler

Important Health Findings

November 1, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Michael Roizen, co-author of the book YOU: The Owner's Manual, Updated and Expanded Edition: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger

 

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Mike Carruthers:
To improve and maintain your health, you know the important things you’ve heard them a million times: stop smoking, exercise, eat right. But there are some things you may not know, that science is now telling us, for example… 

 

Michael Roizen:
Get folate and vitamin D and take an aspirin a day if your doctor says so.
 


Dr. Michael Roizen

Diet & Dementia

October 1, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the book Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What you eat impacts your health that you know and that can be a problem because…

 

Dr. David Perlmutter:
We have strayed from the diet that is best for our health. The diet that we are now consuming is unlike anything we’ve eaten in the 2.5 million years that we’ve been here.
 


Dr. David Perlmutter

Why Old Songs Bring Back Memories

August 20, 2013

 

Interview with Daniel Levitin, author of the book This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Why is it when you hear songs from the past, it brings up memories of your past?

 

Daniel J. Levitin:
What you're talking about in cognitive science jargon is the effectiveness of music as a "memory-retrieval cue."
 


Daniel Levitin

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