Archive for the ‘Total Brain Health’ Category

Brain Healthy Eating from Cal-a-Vie Health Spa | Chef Curtis Cooke’s Awesome Savoy Cabbage Salad with Walnuts

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

I was recently the featured guest presenter at the spectacular Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, CA. In addition to the opportunity to engage in great discussions about brain healthy living with the spa guests, I had the chance to get to know the spa’s talented chef, Curtis Cooke, and amazing nutritionist, May Tom. The week featured some brain healthy recipes they have given us permission to share with our readers. Just a little way you can bring Cal-a-Vie home to your own kitchen!

First up — a brain healthy salad that combines the antioxidants of crucifers with the omega-boost of walnuts. This delicious salad is a great lunch main course or side for dinner with a lean protein such as chicken or salmon. Enjoy!

Dr. Green

Cal-a-Vie Savoy Cabbage Salad with White Balsamic Vinagriette Dressing

30 Days to Total Brain Health featuring TED | Day 29 | Elizabeth Loftus: The Fiction of Memory

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

While we often worry about losing our memory, we rarely concern ourselves with whether or not our memories are accurate. Yet compare your memory of a specific childhood event with a sibling or parent, or your recollection of trip details with your spouse, and you may be surprised at how differently two people may recall the same event.

Researcher Elizabeth Loftus has made significant contributions to our understanding of memory and has introduced to the field the concept of “false memory,” or our ability to convince ourselves of recollections that are, in fact, inaccurate. Its a fascinating topic with implications not only in the field of memory, but also in the legal field and beyond. Her TED presentation is a great one to really think about. Enjoy!


30 Days to Total Brain Health featuring TED | Day 28 | BLACK: My Journey to Yo Yo Mastery

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

It’s Day 28 of our “30 Days to Total Brain Health” featuring TED, and one last chance to focus on ways to get aerobically active. Here’s one form of exercise you may not have tried in a while — training by yo-yo. You remember the yo-yo, don’t you? While we may think of the yo-yo as challenging coordination and fine motor control, it is also a great way to get a work out.

Here Yo Yo Master BLACK shares his story and his wizardry. Perhaps it will inspire us all to get out a yo-yo and give our bodies and our minds a workout! Enjoy!


30 Days to Total Brain Health featuring TED | Day 27 | Jane Fonda: Life’s Third Act

Monday, January 27th, 2014

When you think of Jane Fonda, you may think of her as an award-winning actress, a fitness guru, or perhaps even as a political activist. In recent years, however, Ms. Fonda has turned to reflecting on the meaning of growing older, and the gift of extra time afforded to the boomer generation — a full 34 years of longer life span compared to their parents’ generation. Her TED talk on “Life’s Third Act” is educational, compelling and inspiring. Enjoy!



30 Days to Total Brain Health featuring TED | Day 26 | One Second Every Day

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Do you ever wish you could remember what happened during your day a bit better? Here’s an idea — Cesar Kuriyama is videotaping one second of each day of his life. Listen what happens as his project starts to impact his awareness of how he spends his time day to day. Its a fascinating idea — could you do it?