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Activated Charcoal for Brain Fog

Activated charcoal is one of the oldest remedies that exists and it works for a variety of things. Today it is probably most used to treat drug overdose and excess gas. Now those don’t sound like brain related issues but activated charcoal can be used for so...

Alternatives to HeartMath emWave HRV training

Several years ago I started hearing about Heart Rate Variability. It’s basically a measurement of the variation in the amount of time between each heart beat. Apparently, it is a good indicator of overall physiological stress. I won’t go into all the...

My Experience with Adrafinil

Modafinil is supposedly the ‘limitless’ pill or at least as close as we can get to it. That’s what a lot of people say. Reading on the interwebs we see that there are really wide ranging effects. Some people see no effect. Some people have huge...

I’ve Got Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

I did a sleep test because I often feel tired and not well rested after sleeping a full night. I heard back recently and apparently I have PLMD and the doctor says it’s severe. Actually, I haven’t talked to the doctor yet. But the guy on the phone told me...

Neuroptimal Results: Triumphs and Trials after about 30 sessions

After doing several Neuroptimal sessions with a somewhat-local practitioner, I decided that the drive to her office and the cost was adding up to too much. She was great and all, but Neuroptimal is set up to be extremely easy to use. While I liked her, once I realized...

News: Take NAC while taking antibiotics

N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) generally increases your body’s antioxidant capacity. Antibiotics, apparently can damage your mitochondria. According to this post by Dr. Perlmutter, NAC will help prevent that damage. Nice! What does this have to do with your brain?...

Cortext Nootropic Stack – Round 2

After a week on Cortex, I decided to give Alpha Brain a try. The last day on Cortex I wasn’t really getting the effects anymore. So bearing that in mind… When I tried Alpha Brain my cognitive function suffered. I really don’t think it was the Alpha...

Trying the Cortex Stack – First Impressions

I came across the Cortex nootropic stack when I happened upon the “Live Cortex” podcast whilst searching for podcasts talking about nootropics. The podcast is pretty good and during the course of it he talks up his product quite a bit. He gives frequent...

Know Your Neurotransmitters: Braverman Test Results

The Braverman test is supposed to be able to tell you two things. 1 – What neurotransmitters are dominant in your brain 2 – What neurotransmitters are deficient in your brain I first heard about this on a podcast. It was a passing reference and when I...

Neuroptimal Neurofeedback Sessions 4, 5 and 6

According to Neuroptimal, session 6 is, on average, the point where many people start to receive the most benefit from using their system. My plan was to go ahead and do at least 6 sessions to see if I could hit that mark. You can read about my uneventful sessions 1-3...