Posts by Healthy Brain Now

Why Cholesterol is Good For the Brain

Cholesterol, in its many forms, often gets a collective bad reputation. Just hearing the word is often enough to conjure up images of poor eating habits and heart disease. Yes, like any nutritional substance, it’s important to keep a careful eye on the total amount of cholesterol in our diets. However, many people don’t realize…

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Common Triggers Of Aura Headaches

Migraine symptoms can differ from person to person. However, aura headaches have a unique set of symptoms that many people aren’t aware of until they experience their first episode. Accounting for approximately 25% of all migraines, an aura event often presents several visual indicators including figure distortion, flashing lights, and even blinds spots. Some people…

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Too Much Sitting: Its Effect On Your Brain

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about how living a sedentary lifestyle can directly impact our physical health. The “sitting is the new smoking” directive focuses on how having a mostly inactive daily routine can cause a number of chronic health conditions such as high blood sugar, obesity, and high blood pressure. However, recent…

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7 Ways A TBI May Impact Your Visual Acuity

Most people recognize that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result in slight visual issues such as light sensitivity, blurred vision, and dull eye-pain. However, many people are surprised to learn that even a relatively minor traumatic brain injury can have a major impact on both visual acuity and field loss. In fact, TBI literature…

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Why Sleep Is Critical To Brain Health

We all know that sleep plays a vital role in our overall health profile; however, Americans, as a whole, are simply not getting the rest we need consistently. A 2013 report indicated that, on average, the average American only slept 6.8 hours every night. Additionally, a whopping 40% of those studied admitted to getting under…

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How Do We Really “Feel” Pain?

Physical pain is an unavoidable part of life. A cut finger, a migraine headache, a stubbed toe; we’ve all felt the ache and discomfort associated with pain. Feeling even a minor wound the moment it occurs can play a critical role in protecting us against a more serious injury. However, most of us don’t realize…

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Blood Pressure and Effects on the Brain

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has reached epidemic levels in the United States. Recent statistics estimate that a whopping 75 million adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. Once designated by a reading of 140 over 90, new guidelines released in November 2017 lowered the hypertension guidelines to 130 over 80, causing…

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De-Mystifying Migraine

De-Mystifying Migraine: -Dr. Jonathan Arkin                 Migraine is a disorder that’s millions of Americans are diagnosed with.  In fact, roughly 39 million men, women, and children are afflicted in the US and potentially up to a billion people worldwide.  It is the third most common illness in the world and is so much more than…

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Sciatic Pain? Here’s 5 Natural Remedies

Unlike prescription drugs or surgeries, chiropractors have been highly successful with providing gentle and natural relief from sciatic pain, with no harmful side effects. Your chiropractor will devise a plan to help you recover from sciatic pain over time. But what about in the meantime? Look no further than these easy ways to find relief…

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Got Acid Reflux?

Got Acid Reflux? -Dr. Jonathan Arkin   Acid reflux is a disorder that affects millions of Americans every year, and unfortunately the common treatments for it are horribly ineffective. Acid reflux, commonly called GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, is when we have a backsplash of acidic material from the stomach into the Esophagus.  Not only…

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