Nurse Practitioner Evangeline Reyes-Pastorella

Department of Neurosurgery, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Complementary and Alternative Medicine:
 The Brain:

  • Eating probiotic-containing yogurt is good for your brain. A study published in the journal Gastroenterology "found that women who regularly consumed probiotic-containing yogurt showed altered activity of brain regions that control central processing of emotion and sensation" as seen in functional MRI . (Source: "Probiotics Affect Brain Activity" by Megan Brooks of Medscape Family Medicine News. May 30, 2013). Also see Gastroenterology. 2013;144:1394-1401. Abstract