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Our Brain Health episodes are for everyone — anyone who owns a brain will find benefit.

Clear, quick, and focused thinking begins with proper brain health, so here we touch on the basic do's and don'ts of maintaining your brain.

Otherwise, scroll down and enjoy...

Lithium

Lithium has long been a standard treatment for mania and Bipolar Disorder. But this might be only the tip of an iceberg of usefulness to human brains and bodies. Dr. De-Maw Chuang explains.

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.

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

Kava plant

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

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.

Alpha GPC episode

Alpha-GPC is an essential precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, responsible for focus, learning, and memory.

Consanguineous Marriages

If your society allows consanguineous marriages (more to the point, cousins making babies with cousins) the genetic impact costs you almost 95% of the geniuses that random luck would have provided.

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Dr. Richard Wurtman is back to explain the mysteries of the pineal gland, melatonin, and sleep onset.

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Blueberries really are a superfood: they improve long-term and short-term memory. Dr. Krikorian explains the whys, hows, and how muchs of blueberries.

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