February 18, 2020

I invite you to join us for my SXSW 2020 Session, “Brain Health Meet Up” on Friday, March 13, 12:30pm – 1:30pm (CST) at the Austin JW Marriott, Room 403.

The idea is to bring together health activists, practitioners and biohackers for a lively discussion as we explore...

October 23, 2019

I am delighted to announce that my proposed “Brian Health Meet Up” session for SXSW 2020 has been approved. The idea is to bring together health activists, practitioners and biohackers for a lively discussion as we explore practical tools to support high performance an...

September 25, 2019


“About 90% of what happens between Parkinson’s patients and their doctors are qualitative, not quantitative.”
~ Steven Demello, UC Berkeley

“By 2050, Alzheimer’s could cost 1.1 Trillion dollars a year. This would bankrupt our healthcare system.”
~ Miyoung Chun, UC Be...

September 23, 2019

“Who is going to carry the water in Mental Health: government, academia, private sector? All of us.”
~ Tom Insel, Mindstrong Health

“It is going to take: 1. The mission of academia, 2. the tech of the private sector, and 3. the policy-crafting of the public sector (to...

August 15, 2019

Building on the successful SXSW sessions on Brain Health and Patient Empowerment that I led last year, I’ve proposed for March a “Brain Health Meet Up”.  The idea is to facilitate a dynamic discussion and make connections among those of us who care about brain performa...

May 17, 2019

One of the most gratifying aspects to my health journey has been finding so much quality information online. Yes, it all has to be taken with an attitude of healthy skepticism, and yes Google Scholar is often a much better source than regular Google.

But I have found a...

May 10, 2019

Over the course of my research, I have come to believe that when we eat may be just as important as what we eat.

The Paleo approach that posits that we may have evolved genetically to benefit from certain foods and lifestyles has always made sense to me (at least up to...

May 3, 2019

Sleep can be challenging for many of us, but it is worth persevering to get it right, as it seems to play a key role in protecting our brains.

The basics here include good “sleep hygiene”, such as a cool, dark comfortable space and a regular bedtime. One key for me was...

April 26, 2019

As we all know, diet is quite controversial. Nutritional science is one of those areas that continues to evolve rapidly, seeming to contradict itself along the way, particularly around fats (good vs bad); carbs (hi vs low); and proteins (plant vs. animal).

And while the...

April 19, 2019

Exercise is now generally believed to be neuro-protective. There have been extensive confirming studies on this, though the exact types, levels and amounts of exercise that are optimal is not yet known. 

But here are some of the resources that have shaped my approach:

As...

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