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New Tricks for Old Dogs: The Power of Epigenetics and Neuroplasticity

New Tricks for Old Dogs: The Power of Epigenetics and Neuroplasticity

Remember the old adage, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Think about that for a minute. Generations of us grew up hearing this mantra. There was this assumption that childhood and youth were the prime of our life, that all our best years were encapsulated in that quarter sliver of time from birth to twenty-five years old. After that, it’s all downhill. Pretty bleak if you ask me.

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“The Body Never Lies.”​  Martha Graham

“The Body Never Lies.”​ Martha Graham

I am the youngest of six.  The caboose.  I was born into the role of observing and watching.  It is uncomfortable for me to be in the spotlight; I prefer to hang in the back and absorb the environment.  But here goes-

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 Let’s Talk About Inflammation

Let’s Talk About Inflammation

I want to be clear that this discussion about inflammation and the way to use food as a means to mitigate systemic inflammation is not designed to encourage people to stop your psychiatric medication.

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