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How does your brain age?

by Sonia Chartier, on 11 September 2017, Memory and concentration
brain

The human brain reaches maturity at around 22 years of age. So in essence, we become adults in the legal sense before our grey matter does. Knowing this helps us understand certain behaviours a little better…

The catch: once that peak is reached, it doesn’t last long and it’s all downhill from there. Fortunately, it’s possible to avoid or at least slow the decline that could eventually turn us into angry old grumps.

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Why does the brain need cholesterol?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 May 2017, Memory and concentration
cholesterol

Until recent years, cholesterol had one of the worst reputations in the food industry. Cholesterol, and fat in general, were thought to clog arteries and increase the risk of heart disease.

We now know that low-fat and low-cholesterol diets are a mainstream nutrition myth. Cholesterol is a component of every cell in the body and plays a role in how our cells signal to one another…

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Brain oxygenation…are you getting enough?

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 August 2016, Circulation
brain oxygenation

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Respiration physiology is rather complex (it can be at the level of the lungs or at the level of the cell), and if you’re suffering from insomnia you may have just found your cure!

Joke aside, respiration is a fascinating process with remarkable implications. We know that we need oxygen to live, and that every cell in the body requires oxygen (O2) and gets rid of carbon dioxide (CO2), but no other organ gets so much priority over oxygen like the brain does—not even the heart!

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