I’ve teamed up with Brain Changes Initiative, an organization devoted to funding ground-breaking research surrounding Traumatic Brain Injury recovery while providing education, awareness, and advocacy for healthcare professionals, families and survivors.
Recently I crafted a post for their blog about the M.I.N.D diet which is designed for neuro-cognitive health that has been proven to decrease risk for Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline and can even help improve outcomes post-stroke.
I’m back at the American Society for Nutrition’s annual conference and I’m once again video blogging. Today I chatted with some of the finalists in the grad student research competition. Here’s what I learned…
It has been an honor, privilege, and an amazingly fun experience video blogging for the American Society for Nutrition at the 2015 Experimental Biology Conference.
Thank you to all of the people who helped me in this endeavor:
Also, thank you to the American Society for Nutrition for giving me this opportunity and for everyone who let me interview them!
Dr. Marion Nestle is one of my all-time favourite people in the world of nutrition. It was such a pleasure and honour to interview her today. Here’s what she had to say about some of the leading issues in nutrition.
Every once and a while, someone serendipitously sits down beside you, and the conversation that emerges ends up being one you’ll never forget. That’s what happened when I met Dr. Benjamin Caballero today. Luckily, I had my camera on hand, and his inspiring words of wisdom are preserved in this vlog.
…and higher blood serotonin levels are associated with enhanced mood. Get chewing!
I learned about this fact from:
Mohri Y, Fumoto M, Sato-Suzuki I, Umino M, Arita H. Prolonged rhythmic gum chewing suppresses nociceptive response via serotonergic descending inhibitory pathway in humans. Pain. 2005 Nov;118(1-2):35-42. Epub 2005 Oct 3.
Williams E, Stewart-Knox B, Helander A, McConville C, Bradbury I, Rowland I. Associations between whole-blood serotonin and subjective mood in healthy male volunteers. Biol Psychol. 2006 Feb;71(2):171-4. Epub 2005 May 31.
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