It’s time for a real brain debate

In late April, the American Academy of Neurology meeting took place in Washington, D.C.

In this meeting, six doctors took the stage to debate three current research controversies in neurology.

Here are the three issues: gene sequencing in neurology, stem cell clinical trials, and opioids for chronic pain.

Ok…you can wake up now.

While these are clearly very valid and worthy topics, and I’m interested in staying on top of all of them to some extent… Where’s the real-world takeaway here?

How about a “debate” on the nutritional and supplement approach vs. stem cells and gene sequencing? (And do NOT get me started on opioids.)

There’s plenty of actual scientific evidence that shows nutrition and supplements can have substantial, positive effects on neurological health. Search my site for them (there’s a search bar in the upper-right-hand corner of the main page). Including how whey proteinzinc, vitamin D, and more can seriously boost your brain health.

And how fighting inflammation by eating high-protein, low-carb food can directly translate to a boost in neurological function. There’s science behind that, too. And I’d like to recommend that neurology’s top guns talk about it in their next conference. It’s news people could actually use in their everyday lives. News I tell you about every day (which is more rewarding for me than ruminating on a stage).

Still… perhaps, American Academy of Neurology, you want to invite me to debate on it…?


Stetka, Bret S. Three major controversies in neurology: A debate. In: Medscape Medical News from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 67th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. May 18, 2015.