1. SDS 167 - Is GABA "the Forgotten Neurotransmitter"?

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    GABA is crucial for stability in the brain. And according to Dr. Beverly Meyer, supplementing with passion flower is one of the best methods of (naturally!) promoting GABA. About Smart Drug Smarts…

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    • Episode 166 - Omega-6 Fatty Acids with Dr. Chris Masterjohn

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      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…

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      • Episode 165 - Kratom: Therapy, Recreation or Felony?

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        Kratom is a not-so-tasty powder derived from a Southeast Asian tree. For some, it's a recreational stimulant. For others, it's a therapy against depression, or a way to wean themselves…

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        • Episode 164 - Placebo Effects and the Power of Expectation

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          Dr. Tor Wager walks us through the strange, optimistic, and yet confounding world of placebo (and "nocebo") effects. How much of the results we feel are in our minds? Or should we say "from"…

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          • Preview IMPROVE: The Neuroscience of Better Feedback (Webinar)

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            Hosted by Heidi Grant, Ph.D.

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            • Episode 163 - Idebenone with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

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              Dr. Dominic D'Agostino discusses his animal studies and why the synthetic compound Idebenone may beat its natural analogues in neurological applications ranging from the treatment of ALS to deep-sea…

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              • Episode 162 - The “Gut-Brain Axis” with Scott Anderson

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                Han Solo joked in Return of the Jedi that Chewbacca was "always thinking with his stomach." In the years since then, science has shown this to be truer than we ever suspected. Science…

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                • Episode 161 - Brain Repair and Regeneration

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                  Strokes - caused by the oxygen-starvation of brain tissue - can be debilitating and deadly. But the brain has built-in means to recover, and Dr. Thomas Carmichael is studying its mechanisms, in a…

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                  • Episode 157 - Vitex with Matt Legge

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                    Vitex or "Monk's Berry" has a long history of therapeutic use -- some of which is confirmed and some is poppycock. Among science's new discoveries are Vitex's powerful effects…

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                    • Episode 160 - All About Food Addiction

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                      Is "food addiction" a real thing or marketing scare-tactic? We discuss the brain's answer with author and researcher Dr. Nicole Avena. About Smart Drug Smarts Smart Drug Smarts…

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