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Can we predict who will reach 100? (Part 3 of Your Brain at 100)

Can we predict who will reach 100? (Part 3 of Your Brain at 100)

  Can we predict who will receive a telegram from the Queen? Are centenarians grown-up versions of the exceptionally resilient ‘dandelion children’ I’ve described in previous articles? Is longevity simply a case of good genes? Can we predict which child will live till 100? When writing my book, I put these questions to Professor Richie… Continue Reading

Six Brain-Based Solutions to Beat Stress.

Six Brain-Based Solutions to Beat Stress.

Stress is an inevitable part of life. We feel ‘stressed’ when real or imagined pressures exceed our perceived ability to cope. If things all feel ‘too much’, we experience the sensations of ‘stress’. But feeling stress is not always a bad thing. When stress is short-term and manageable, it motivates and facilitates learning and change.… Continue Reading

Ladies. Good cholesterol is good for your brain.

Ladies. Good cholesterol is good for your brain.

Good Cholesterol Can Positively Impact Women’s Brain Health Statistics bear out the folk wisdom that women live longer than men. However, living longer doesn’t necessarily equate to living better. All too often, dementia robs older women of what could be the happiest time of their lives. And while medical science continues to try to solve… Continue Reading

How festive food can affect your mood.

How festive food can affect your mood.

End of year festivities are now in full swing with our focus on friends, family and food. In this blog, I look at how diet can affect your mental health, and share some healthy eating tips to get you through the silly season without the mood swings and guilt. Does diet affect mental health? If you’re… Continue Reading

Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

We humans tend to forget we’re wildlife, which is possibly why our planet is heading for climate change catastrophe. We’ve lost connection with Planet Earth and she’s fighting back. I have come to believe one symptom of our loss of connection the is loss of mental health and wellbeing. Lifestyle change isn’t simply about preventing or… Continue Reading

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