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Sleep Deprivation For Depression: A Potent, Short-Term Treatment

We’ve all heard the media-driven dogma that everyone needs at least 8 hours of sleep per night for optimal neurophysiological performance.  Striving for 8 hours of sleep is generally a healthy rule of thumb [for most people], but shouldn’t be considered a utopian amount for everyone.  Many individuals diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) sleep …

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Eating A Ketogenic Diet For Epilepsy & Seizure Reduction

A ketogenic diet involves consumption of foods with high fat (80%), moderate protein (15%), and low carbohydrates (5%).  Consistent intake of high fat, moderate protein foods, with simultaneous avoidance of carbohydrates, allows the body to transition from using glucose (sugar) as a primary source of fuel, to using ketone bodies (commonly called “ketones”).  During ketosis, …

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Decoded Neurofeedback (DecNef): Method, Research & Potential Benefits

Neurofeedback is a training technique that helps individuals learn how to self-regulate brain activity with the help of neurological feedback provided by sensory devices.  There are many types of neurofeedback, including: EEG neurofeedback (associated with brain waves), HEG neurofeedback (associated with blood flow), and real-time fMRI neurofeedback (associated with neural activation).  Each of these neurofeedback …

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