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News Category: Health
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Sleep On This...

You’ve probably heard that poor sleep hygiene is associated with a whole host of diseases. Well, it’s true. I’d be an embarrassment to the neurosurgical community if I didn’t inform you of the well-documented association between lack of sleep and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s very real and thought to be specifically REM sleep deprivation (during which toxins are normally washed free from the brain thr…

News Category: Diet
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Is the Ketogenic Diet Right for Me?

Another question I’m asked several times per week. Whether I’m in the office sitting across a wooden desk from a patient or behind my mask, instruments in someone’s brain, the questions are endless. Not wanting to scream, I asked the circulating nurse to lower the volume of the by-any-standard-loud trance music and answered, with a question: “Well that depends on your goals. What are they, Steve?…

News Category: Diet
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What is it About "Keto?"

I get a ton of questions on the ketogenic diet ranging from its merits to the purported dangers. “Going keto” is the latest craze. It’s all over the internet. There are websites dedicated to it. And Facebook forums. It’s a subculture not unlike that of modern-day obstacle course racers and that long-sock-wearing cult of exercise trainees. Although the latter gravitates towards Paleo as opposed to…