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Marijuana and the Inflamed Brain with Dr. Gary Wenk  

Marijuana isn't the first thing you think of to fight off Alzheimer's Disease... But Dr. Gary Wenk's rodent studies hint that low-dose cannabinoids might be just the thing to protect against brain inflammation.

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GABA: the Forgotten Neurotransmitter?  

GABA is crucial for stability in the brain. Supplementing with passion flower is one of the best methods of promoting GABA.

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Omega-6 Fatty Acids with Dr. Chris Masterjohn  

Omega-6 fatty acids are both essential and misunderstood -- occasionally even demonized as a too-prevalent part of the Standard American Diet. Dr. Chris Masterjohn explains the role they fill in the human diet, and against-the-grain advice on how to acquire them with a minimum of fuss.

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Much Ado About Kratom  

What's all the fuss about this Southeast Asian plant that is both a stimulant and an opioid?

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Placebo: the Power of the Mind to Heal  

The mind is a powerful thing -- it can heal the body or harm the body.

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Idebenone with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino  

Idebenone, CoQ10, ubiquinol... what’s the difference?

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The “Gut-Brain Axis” with Scott Anderson  

Han Solo joked that Chewbacca was "always thinking with his stomach."  Science has shown this to be truer than we ever suspected.

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Brain Repair and Regeneration  

We’re fascinated by the science behind brain tissue regeneration.

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All About Food Addiction  

We need food to survive. Can we really be "addicted" to something required for survival?

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Music: By the Brain and For the Brain  

Music is something beloved of people everywhere -- or at least, 98% of them (no joke - details within). Not surprisingly, music can provoke complex brain responses, both in terms of short term emotion and long-term learning and perceptual awareness. Join doctors Robert Zatorre and Assal Habibi to learn more from the cutting edge of neuroscience and musicology.

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You Got It From Your Mama: Intelligence & Genetics  

When it comes to intelligence, which is more important: nature or nurture?

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Vitex with Matt Legge  

Vitex will boost your mood, give you more energy, and cure your man boobs.

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Lead Toxicity with Dr. David Bellinger  

Jesse talks with Dr. David Bellinger about the mechanisms by which lead lowers IQ, and the challenges (and opportunities) of finding a lasting solution to environmental lead exposure.

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Microdosing LSD with Dr. James Fadiman  

Here’s why psychedelics aren’t just a hippy phenomenon.

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Rethinking Addiction With Maia Szalavitz  

Are addicts just greedy, selfish people who want more pleasure than everyone else? It's time to rethink addiction.

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Low-Dose Lithium: a Hidden Panacea?  

Lithium has long been a standard treatment for mania and Bipolar Disorder. But this might be only the tip of an iceberg of usefulness to human brains and bodies. Dr. De-Maw Chuang explains.

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Traumatic Injuries and Your Brain  

It's a two-for-one: Dr. Martin Monti and Dr. Kathleen Bell talk to us about the nature of traumatic brain injuries, when it’s a "no brainer" to go see a doctor, and how to create a brain resilient to injury.

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Can White Noise Help You Focus?  

Where do you go to get focused work done? Library? Busy coffee shop? Noisy environments are actually better for focus, but only for certain people.

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Plant Toxins and the Neurons Who Love Them  

You probably ate something toxic today. But don’t panic! It was actually good for you.

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Kava: from Ceremonial Drink to Modern Mood-Booster  

Kava, a traditional Polynesian drink, has a host of benefits: it's relaxing, a mood booster, and relieves pain.

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