Holidays and Brain Health: Tips for Handling Stress

For many of us Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season.  It’s a wonderful time of year.  Family and friends gather to share a meal and laughter.  People connect with loved ones they haven’t seen in a while. But along with all the best parts of the holidays, there is another side–one that may be affecting […]

Need a Brain Boost? How Exercise Enhances Brain Fitness

Everyone knows that exercise is good for our bodies, but did you know it’s also great for your brain? Research shows that exercise can improve memory and critical thinking skills. We also know that brain training can be beneficial to keeping our minds sharp as we age. But what happens if we do both? Well, […]

Sleep: A Powerful Weapon Against Dementia

For many Americans, the word dementia brings to mind a confusion of symptoms with no clear cause or prognosis. Dementia is an umbrella term for a wide variety of brain disorders that affect functions like memory recall, mental clarity, emotional control, and communication. The most widely known form of dementia is Alzheimer’s, a progressive disease […]

Fight Dementia with Nature’s Powerhouse

If you knew there was a food you could add to your diet proven to fight the effects of aging and dementia, you’d probably eat it, wouldn’t you?  Well, get to your local farmer’s market now because blueberries are the wonder food of the future.  Blueberries fight off the harmful effects of free radicals, keep […]

Tired? Common Reasons Why and Ten Ways to Fix It

Increasing numbers of people report being overly tired. According to the NY Post, 42% of Americans are tired by noon every day and 65% said they don’t wake up rested and refreshed. 74% of Americans reported this fatigue affects their productivity.    Many factors contribute to a lack of energy.  Recognizing lifestyle habits that may […]

Does the Health of Your Gut Affect the Function of Your Brain?

I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with severe autoimmune disease. If you know anything about autoimmune, you know that inflammation is usually a key culprit in causing the disease. You also understand that autoimmune can come with various symptoms, including gastrointestinal problems and brain fog. But, it is becoming increasingly apparent that gut […]

Healing with Sound

This summer I spent a little time at the beach with my family.  As I sat back watching the ocean, I spent some time thinking about sound.  Sound is an important component to the BrainTap experience, but I’m sure many of you are wondering if sound really helps you relax and heal.  We know some […]

Beat Summer Brain Drain

Summer is here.  The kids are out of school.  As we near the beginning of a new school year, parents may worry that the lack of structure during the summer may have caused their kids to forget what they learned the previous year.  We call that the summer brain drain.  Science shows there is some […]

Breathing for Brain Health

When it comes to good health, how you breathe may not be the first thing that comes to mind.  Practicing deep breathing exercises is one of the best ways to calm an excited nervous system or help us prepare for a great night’s sleep. It’s also an excellent brain fitness workout. We’re all concerned about […]

The Hidden Danger in Vegetables?

Your mom said it.  Your doctor says it.  Everyone knows it.  EAT YOUR VEGETABLES.  It’s great advice.  Vegetables contain fiber and nutrients our bodies need.  They’re healthy right?  Most of the time the answer is a resounding yes.  Did you know, though, that sometimes vegetables can harm your health? As controversial as that sounds, it’s […]

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