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13th Nov 2014: Cerebral Diabetes and the Reversal of the Flynn Effect by Mike McInnes

Cerebral Diabetes

 Come along to The Counting House at 7pm to listen to Mike’s talk. Share a crust of bread, and hear the reflections he has to share…

 

Title of talk:

Cerebral Diabetes and the Reversal of the Flynn Effect;

What is it, what causes it, what is the impact, and how do we combat it?

By Mike McInnes

 

Summary of what you would like to talk about:

Recently Professor Lovestone at Kings College, London identified 10 proteins that mark Alzheimer’s 15 years prior to diagnosis.   Actually these proteins are markers for cerebral diabetes and they begin not 15 years prior to Alzheimer’s but from the modern foetus, and affect infants, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly – this condition is sugar driven and nothing to do with ageing or genes – although enhanced by each of these. Read more

Mapping the Human Brain by Mike McInnes

A recent initiative of the US National institutes of Health (NIH) to map the human brain was announced.  The project has been entitled: “Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN).”

The quotation below is sourced from the NIH:

“On April 2, 2013, President Obama launched the BRAIN Initiative to “accelerate the development and application of new technologies that will enable researchers to produce dynamic pictures of the brain that show how individual brain cells and complex neural circuits interact at the speed of thought.” Read more

4th July 2013: The Incredible Shrinking Brain by Mike McInnes

Mike McInnes talks on Liver Brain Biology

Name of speaker:

Mike McInnes

Title of talk:

The Incredible Shrinking Brain

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • The human brain  is shrinking for the first time in our evolutionary history.
  • There are two reasons for this – one positive and one wholly negative.
  • The human brain is becoming smaller and more efficient.
  • The reason for this is that in a bipedal species with a narrow pelvis a larger brain cannot exit the pelvic canal at birth.
  • Thus there is a potent evolutionary advantage to having a smaller and more efficient brain.
  • Einstein’s brain which was smaller than average and was also more efficient at processing energy than average.

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26th April 2012: Alcohol and the Brain Drain by Mike McInnes

Mike McInnes talks on Liver Brain Biology

Name of speaker and subject:

Mike McInnes

Title of talk:

Alcohol and the Brain Drain:  How to Provision the Brain Before, During and After Alcohol Consumption.

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • Alcohol lowers cerebral energy metabolism – hence we forget the pleasure of its relaxation.
  • This may be avoided by forward provisioning cerebral energy reserve prior to and after alcohol consumption.
  • Honey is the Gold Standard food for selective liver replenishment.
  • This forward provisions cerebral energy reserve, reduces the risk of low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia) and of the metabolic stress this activates, and reduces risk of all the unpleasant after effects of alcohol consumption.
  • In addition honey improves the detoxification of alcohol via upgrading alcohol dehydrogenase.
  • Honey upgrades hepatic (liver) glutathione a vital hepatic antioxidant and important for optimal liver function.
  • Honey upgrades hepatic nitric oxide, a vital signal for optimal insulin signalling.
  • Post alcohol honey activates the Honey/Insulin/Melatonin (HYMN) Cycle, a cycle that forward provisions cerebral energy , reduces nocturnal metabolic stress, promotes quality sleep and recovery physiology, protects neurones from energy deficiency, and improves memory consolidation and learning during REM sleep.
  • Honey is the perfect food to consume prior to and post alcohol consumption.

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