Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Dopamine: The link between exercise and cognitive health

For decades, aerobic exercise has been linked to improved cognitive function. But the “why” hasn’t been clear. New research connects it to a feel-good neurotransmitter that may not only help your brain but help you with the motivation you need to get fit.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The seed that offers protection against Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s is a disease that has eluded the medical community in just about every way possible. With no definitive causes and no gold standard treatments, patients are left to deal with medications that may only help manage their symptoms and hold little hope for disease progression. As far as disease prevention for Parkinson’s, we’ve been left out in the cold. Until now…

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

Tips to trigger your happy chemicals and boost your mood

For a minute, just close your eyes and think about what makes you happy. We often think about people in our lives, circumstances or possessions. In reality, however, happiness is largely a chemical experience. That means you can intentionally trigger your mood-boosting neurotransmitters.

Carolyn Gretton

How tomatoes could make Parkinson’s treatment more accessible

L-dopa remains the gold standard treatment for Parkinson’s disease. But using L-dopa over the long term can lead to some pretty nasty side effects. Researchers have been exploring naturally derived alternatives to chemical L-dopa, and they’ve come up with a potential solution that can save money and possibly sidestep its adverse reactions… If you have […]

Jenny Smiechowski

The best feel-good foods by age group

Have you ever woken up feeling irritable or down for no apparent reason? Sometimes it seems like these negative moods strike at random. But the truth is, when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, it may be because you’ve been putting the wrong food on your plate…