Your Brain on Chocolate

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There has been a great deal of news about the benefits of dark chocolate and cocoa powder, which contain large quantities of antioxidant chemicals called flavan-3-ols (flavanols), aromatic chemicals also found in apples, grapes, cherries, and tea (Nehlig, 2013). Flavanols in chocolate are mostly in the form of catechin and epicatechin, which are converted into …

Traumatic Brain Injury from Spousal Abuse

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An important article appeared on October 12, 2015, in the Los Angeles Times about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in women who have suffered repeated abuse from domestic violence (http://goo.gl/Bwz1Xa). When patients come to the Raffle Brain Institute in Los Angeles, we always inquire about a history of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including those caused by …

Dyslexia is NOT a Learning Disability – It’s a Brain Disorder

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Dyslexia, Latin for “faulty reading,” is found in over 30 million adults in the U.S., and in about 80% of children who are in special education under the category of “specific learning disability.” Dyslexia is also common in many children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A simple “diagnosis” of dyslexia does not offer any clues about …