Who knew? The ancients knew and now science is just catching up! Attended a conference this week where the great medical anthropologist, Alberto Villoldo spoke about neurogenesis—the body’s process of creating new neurons. Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is essential to this process, the lack of which is found in people with Alzheimer’s, depression, anorexia, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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