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Rethinking addiction

Are addicts just greedy, selfish people who want more pleasure than everyone else? It’s time to rethink addiction.

It’s a two-for-one: Dr. Martin Monti and Dr. Kathleen Bell talk to us about the nature of traumatic brain injuries, when it’s a “no brainer” to go see a doctor, and how to create a brain resilient to injury.

white noise and focus

Where do you go to get focused work done? Library? Busy coffee shop? Noisy environments are actually better for focus, but only for certain people.

You probably ate something toxic today. But don’t panic! It was actually good for you.

From the archives October 2015

Pretty darn interesting links from past episodes. Our goal: to stop these nuggets from being lost to the ages.

Kava plant

Kava, a traditional Polynesian drink, has a host of benefits: it’s relaxing, a mood booster, and relieves pain.

October Cognitive Enhancers Roundup

Pretty much every episode of Smart Drug Smarts covers yet another way to make your brain even better and healthier.  Some are things you’re already doing, some are things you’ve heard about but haven’t tried, and some are things you never even knew were cognitive enhancers (methylene blue, anyone?).

Just how dedicated are you to improving your brain? Pick your brain booster: we’ve got options from easy, like blueberries, to out there, like DMT.

oxytocin

Everyone calls oxytocin the “love hormone,” but it’s more accurate to call it the trust, bonding, and sociability hormone. And that’s not all it does.

Remember when carbs were good and fat was evil? Now, not so much. Here’s why (and how) you should try ketosis.

Do you think nicotine is evil? Well, think again. Dr. Grunberg is back to tell us more about the cognitive enhancing properties of nicotine.

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