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November 16, 2023

Exercise is Fertilizer for the Brain | Dr. David Merrill

by Anthony Effinger

For decades, people thought physical exercise benefited only the body. But every year we learn how incorrect that was, and Dr. David Merrill, director of PNI’s brain health center, is one of the people pushing our knowledge forward. It turns out that exercise builds the brain by prompting the production of brain derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF. Listen to this episode to hear how you can boost BDNF through exercise and stay sharp into your golden years.

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline
November 16, 2023

Understanding the Link Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline: Key Insights and Prevention Strategies

by Zara Jethani

Explore the intricate connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline, including its impact on social isolation, cognitive load, sleep quality, and cognitive reserve. Discover effective strategies for mitigating cognitive decline, such as early interventions, social engagement, targeted exercises, and preventative measures. Learn about comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options available at the Pacific Eye, Ear, and Skull Base Center.

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November 14, 2023

How to Enjoy a Healthy-ish Holiday Meal 

by Molly Rapozo

Discover the secrets to a healthy-ish holiday meal from nutrition expert Molly Rapozo, MS, RDN, CD. Learn how to balance festive indulgence with brain-boosting choices, including low-carb veggies, mindful pre-event meals, hydration hacks, and the importance of savoring moments with loved ones. Elevate your holiday experience with a mindful approach to nutrition and cognitive wellness.

Last updated: November 27th, 2023