Entries by INDYNeurofeedback

Adopt These 10 Habits for Better Brain Health

Living a healthy lifestyle is key to preventing chronic illness and conditions like diabetes and heart disease. And now, new research has found that living a brain-healthy lifestyle may reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other cognitive decline. Here’s what you can do now to reduce your risk for brain-degenerative diseases: Turn down […]

Your Brain… on Yoga

Yoga in all its forms has proven its benefits across multiple generations and continents. Interestingly, modern science is now confirming its usefulness for improved mental and physical health and even brain fitness. Indeed, yoga has been shown to support healthy brain function and stave off neurological decline. That’s particularly good news for those with limited […]

This is Your Brain… on Love.

According to a new study, you really can be addicted (using that word in the most scientific way) to love. After researchers looked at brain scans of those who had recently broken-up with loved ones, they found that recovering from a break-up is very similar to kicking an addiction to a drug. “Romantic love is […]

What is going on in our emotional brain when we reach for a word and can’t quite get it to come to mind? 

We have all experienced that maddening “tip-of-the-tongue” state where we are desperately trying to recall a name or phrase but can’t quite get it to come to mind. “Brain researchers wonder about what is happening when this occurs, too,” says INDY Neurofeedback owner Leanne O’Neil, “and what they are finding is fascinating.” “In fact a […]

How to tame inflammation – the cause of so many health issues

Inflammation is a contributing factor in many serious health conditions that affect both body and your brain. Of course, not all inflammation is bad. Healthy bodies react to injuries with acute inflammation to speed circulation and bring healing nutrients to the affected site. But when inflammation becomes chronic, that formerly helpful inflammatory response works against […]

Here Are The Worst Foods For Your Brain

Forgetful? Irritable? Brain feeling sluggish and foggy? There is a reason that your brain isn’t functioning as it should, and it’s possible that the reason is related to your food choices. Here’s what brain researchers want you to know about your food choices – especially with the holiday season upon us. Artificial trans fats: Found […]

High blood pressure and brain health

Yes, high blood pressure and brain health are closely related, especially as we age. Here’s why: Lesions in the white matter of our brains, often called hyper-intensity lesions, are damaged areas of the brain responsible for transmitting information from one part of the brain to another. Interestingly, these  brain lesions are more common with age. […]

What Does Your Brain Do While You Sleep?

Now we know, thanks to a Boston University sleep research study published in the journal Science. The results underline how vital sleep is for keeping our brains healthy, actually clearing toxins from our brains while we sleep. This new research may help provide new avenues for treating (and preventing) neurodegenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. What […]

Self Compassion — Stress Relief That Lasts

Stress — the feeling of being overwhelmed by your to-do list, social media, politics, multi-tasking, being ever available via your phone, judging yourself harshly… the list goes on… indefinitely. So, what to do? Next time you’re feeling particularly frazzled, try this new stress hack: Be compassionate to yourself. Sounds too easy, right? It’s actually harder […]