THE FLUX ICE CREAM PROJECT
My Uber driver pulled up with a perplexed look on his face. He popped the trunk with zero chance of emerging from his seat, so I hoisted the enormous box onto the fender of his tiny Prius.
A good friend had bestowed on me a wonderful piece of Italian machinery. A graceful blend of high-grade stainless steel, refrigerant coils and paddles built to incorporate the perfect amount of air ( yes all ice cream contains air).
The Lello ice cream machine sits along side other Italian luxury brands Ferrari and Gucci, but is so much…
We hear a lot about blood sugar.
Television, films, a friend with diabetes, maybe even your family physician. We see characters who have to frequently monitor it, and others placed in life or death situations when their levels drop dangerously low. A cookie! A cookie! My kingdom for a cookie!
But what exactly is going on?
The short answer? Sugar in the form of glucose is vitally important to the health and function of every cell in your body.
That said, glucose performs best within a particular range; too little or too much can cause an avalanche of inflammation or…
Task: Take a stick of butter out of the refrigerator and leave it on the counter.
Come back the following day, unwrap it and start poking and prodding around. That is what it feels like to touch a living human brain.
The brain’s we see on the internet or PBS style documentaries are often preserved and chemically hardened — a real brain, your brain, feels nothing like that.
I once had a neuroscientist colleague tell me,
“I really think that people would take better care of their brain if they knew how delicate it was.”
I would have to agree…
Navigating the World of Post-Concussion Treatment Options
They’re a lot more common than you might think.
Having treated concussions for over a decade, I’ve come across a lot of misinformation when discussing the brain.
So, what does a concussed person do? Where do they go for help? Here are a few of my personal recommendations:
If you’ve ever tried to fix or build something, you know it can take a lot of different tools. That’s why we have a toolbox filled with them.
Why would something as complex as our brain be any different?
Anyone working in the world of…
Some questions linger in our collective consciousness.
We ask them. Individuals offer up their ideas. We consider them. Ultimately, we’re never quite satisfied with the response and are left to ask again. And again.
I’m talking about the “big” questions: What’s the meaning of life? Why are we here? What is love? Who or what created the universe?
And to move things back into my area of expertise, what is the brain? The mind? The self?
As a species, we’ve been considering these concepts at least as far back as the great Greek philosophers Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Realistically, probably…
How One Woman Regained Her Footing After Being Bowled Over by Covid-19
Covid-19 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. That’s the harsh reality.
And while there’s reason for optimism with the rollout of mass vaccinations and rapid testing, the pandemic will continue to affect our daily lives for the foreseeable future.
That impact — both big and small — can cause unnoticed environmental changes that can have a very real influence on our overall health.
It’s time to start paying attention to them.
Meet Patient A
Let me introduce you to Patient A — we’ll call her Anna.
Married with two…
As players or parents, we’re aware of the threat of sports-related concussion. Many even consider it the cost of participation: accept and mitigate the risk in order to play.
And when it does happen, the prescribed treatment has traditionally been just a few days of rest.
But that’s changing.
In the past few years, we’ve become more aware of the potential long-term effects of brain trauma.
If you, a son, or daughter play a contact sport, you may have noticed more attention to detail, with baseline tests at the start of a season, and multistep protocols for any injury to…
What is Nurosene?
Every new goal, business, or plan needs a concrete “why?” behind it. Without a solid answer, our focus and priorities are spread too thin, and the endeavor is either doomed from the start or takes much longer to get off the ground than need be.
Nurosene was no different, and I shared my “why?” in a previous post. I invite you to check it out to understand better who we are and what we value.
With that answered, the next obvious question is “what?”, but I’ve been struggling much more with this one. It’s harder to articulate…
A Unique Link with Memory Gives This Sense Some Special Powers
A few years back, a sixty-something patient showed up at the clinic in distress.
He had been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder that destroys memory and thinking skills. He knew he had it, his wife knew he had it, yet receiving the diagnosis from a doctor made it real.
If the thought of losing your memories sounds awful, then you can understand his panic. Our memories are unique treasures that we expect to carry with us for our whole lives.
According to Roman mythology there lived a King on the western bank of the River Tiber. A king so venerated he enjoyed his own religious devotion, along with spelt, barley and honey cakes brought to him on the daily.
Janus ( Ianus in latin) is etymologically related to Ianua, the Latin word for door. King Janus himself was the doorkeeper of the heavens. And like any great doorkeeper, Janus had two heads. He could see forwards and backwards simultaneously without turning around and guided travelers with a powerful staff.
Numa, The second King of Rome was the ultimate fanboy of…
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