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Dr Frank Lipman on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)

Dr Frank Lipman
Dec 19, 2022

Forgetting your car keys or not remembering where you parked the car? Blanking on a name when making introductions? Dr. Frank Lipman, a leader in functional medicine (and Hearty Chief Medical Officer), says that the solution may lie in increasing BDNF. There are things we can do right now to help lower the risk of neurological problems down the road and to support brain function in the present. Here are his tips for boosting BDNF:

  1. Move frequently
  2. Regularly meditate
  3. Practice yoga
  4. Get plenty of quality rest
  5. Emphasize social connection
  6. Look into intermittent fasting

For more, check out his blog “How BDNF Keeps Your Brain Healthy and How To Boost Yours,” here.

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