Why fasting bolsters brain power

There’s been much in the media recently regarding the health benefits of intermittent fasting. While it may not be for everyone, it could just be the silver bullet for some. If in doubt, check in with your doctor.

Here Mark Mattson current Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging weighs in on the brain benefits of skipping a meal or two. He is also a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University. Mattson is one of the foremost researchers in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.