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Our articles review the latest clinical research and products so you can improve your brain health and cognitive function, naturally fight aging, improve focus, boost memory, and relieve stress. Each of our posts is evidence-based and written or reviewed by Dr. Michele Ross herself.

Our top brain articles:

  1. 4 Parts of the Brain Not Protected by the Blood-Brain Barrier
  2. Causes of Loss of Sense of Smell & Taste
  3. What is Endocannabinoid Deficiency?

  • 6 Incredible Ways Mushrooms Boost The Immune System

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    There are numerous supplements purported to boost the immune system, including mushrooms. As coronavirus has caused a significant setback in our lives, one of the most common thoughts running through everyone’s mind is boosting their immunity. Having a heightened immune system helps in fighting off illnesses. But how do you achieve strong immunity? Following a […]

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  • Cannabis 101: What is the Endocannabinoid System?

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    The purpose of your endocannabinoid system is to maintain balance, called homeostasis. The endocannabinoid system modulates almost every physiological process of your mind and body including memory, pain, appetite, mood, and reproduction. All these processes are highly influenced by your environment, but the cannabinoid system is there to fine tune cells, put on the brakes […]

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  • What is Endocannabinoid Deficiency?

    Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD) was coined by Dr. Ethan Russo in 2004 to characterize symptoms found when there is not enough endocannabinoid system signaling. Most of the disease states related to CECD are marked by chronic pain, dysfunctional immune systems, fatigue, and mood imbalances. This is not surprising as the endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates most […]

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  • 5 Benefits of CBD Coffee

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    There are tremendous health benefits that come from consuming coffee daily. According to the latest research, when you drink coffee every day, it reduces your risk of diabetes, improves heart health, and prevents liver cancer. For these reasons, consuming coffee can be highly beneficial to human health. When you consider the health benefits of coffee […]

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  • 6 Major Benefits of CBD Oil For Your Brain and Body

    There’s a lot of negative stigma around CBD oil. It comes from the cannabis plant, so everyone instantly associates it with marijuana and getting “high”. But CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive chemical compound, which means it can’t get you high. It also doesn’t have addictive properties. THC, which also comes from cannabis, is a […]

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  • Medications That Treat ADHD & Anxiety

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often coexists with other mood disorders such as anxiety or depression. It is necessary to treat both the anxiety and ADHD existing in the same patient, as treating only the ADHD may exacerbate anxiety symptoms, and treating only the anxiety may not help ADHD symptoms. Stimulants The most commonly prescribed […]

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  • Symptoms of Passive ADD

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD–also known as ADD when hyperactivity is not present–is a psychiatric disorder characterized by impulsivity, hyperactivity and inattention. There are three types of ADHD, defined by which of these three symptoms the patient suffers from the most. One type, passive ADD, is also known as predominantly inattentive type, or ADHD-I. […]

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  • Alternatives to Adderall for Fatigue

    Adderall, generic name dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, is prescribed as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Adderall is a stimulant, which helps people with ADHD focus and control symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. A side effect is that Adderall increases wakefulness and can cause insomnia. Adderall can be used off-label to combat […]

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  • ADHD And A Low Sex Drive

    Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD, is a psychological disorder most often found in children, but it can persist through adulthood. Adults with ADD can have problems at work and in personal relationships, and have symptoms such as impulsivity, restlessness, distractibility and hyperemotionality. These symptoms can carry over to the bedroom. Although many people with ADD […]

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  • 4 Parts of the Brain Not Protected by the Blood-Brain Barrier

    The blood-brain barrier prevents toxic substances, large molecules, and neurotransmitters released in the blood from entering the brain. Four areas of the brain are not protected by the blood-brain barrier. These areas include the posterior pituitary gland, pineal gland, the median eminence of the hypothalamus and the area postrema. Posterior Pituitary Gland The pituitary gland […]

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