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Live Longer. It's Easy!

On May 1st, I wrote an article entitled “Longevity. Simplified.” within which I detailed the life-extending secrets of the Okinawans, the culture spawning many of the world’s supercentenarians (those that have lived to at least 110 years of age) and those of the nonagenarians living in Monaco – 90 is the average life expectancy there, in fact! In case you haven’t read the piece, allow me to sum it…

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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…

Collection of healthy foods including grains, nuts, broccolli and an avacado

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?…