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Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional

San Francisco, California
Alvaro Fernandez is SharpBrains' co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, and has been quoted by The New York Times, Reuters, Associated Press, Congressional Quarterly Researcher, among others. He recently wrote the acclaimed article Brain Health Business Grows With Research and Demand for the... Full Bio
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‘Western’ Style Diet Increases Risk of ADHD by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I recently reported on an intriguing study examining the impact of an herbal treatment for youth with ADHD . Results from this randomized-controlled trial were quite pro ... Read on »
“Fascinating, useful research-backed and up-to-date information on your brain” by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health We were very glad this morning to find this customer review in Amazon.com, discussing our new book : “My family has a history of dementia and Alzheimer’s, so my wife ... Read on »
“Hours of TV viewing are associated with worse cognitive function” by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Prof. Oscar Ybarra Question by Bob Lathan: In your clinical trial described in The SharpBrains Guide , both the social group and the intellectual activities group ... Read on »
“My take on the use of nutritional supplements is that they mostly provide little benefit... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Question by Emi and Joan Cooper: The SharpBrains Guide is quite critical on the use of ginkgo and supplements to maximize brain health and improve memory. What is ... Read on »
“No matter what the media says…you need both physical and mental exercise” by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Question by Anton Goldberg: What surprised me the most in your interview was when you said that physical exercise doesn’t help improve memory as much as mental exercise ... Read on »
“Our culture seems obsessed with violent sports…Don’t mess with a brain!” by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Question by Janet: Given the growing concern about sports-related concussions, what do you think schools should be doing? abolish or severely reduce varsity teams? spons ... Read on »
“Protecting the Asset” at the Young Global Leaders Annual Summit by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I am excited to participate over the next few days in the Forum of Young Global Leaders in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in conjunc ... Read on »
“The briefer (the meeting) the better to maximize brain potential” by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Question by Michael King I am curious… as the Director of a Brain Health Center, what do you do to optimize your own brain performance? And what about your co-workers’ b ... Read on »
“The important thing (to build resilience, manage stress) is to set a definite schedule” by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Question by Isobel Martinez: In the chapter about managing stress and building resilience, the sharpbrains guide talks about things like aerobic exercise, meditation and ... Read on »
“The vast majority…believe that cognitive training can work” by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Question: Does anyone in the cognitive training field agree on anything? Answer by Dan Hurley: A handful of researchers, most of them connected to Georgia Tech, contin ... Read on »
“Use it or lose it” requires travelling out of our comfort zone by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A SharpBrains reader just forwarded this very thoughtful letter by investing legend Byron Wien, as a living example of many principles espoused by our new book . The lette ... Read on »
(Some) New Yorker articles are bogus by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I love reading the New Yorker. I have written before about bogus brain games, and about bogus brain training claims. We have published a 10-question checklist to help cons ... Read on »
01/30 Webinar: 10 Predictions on How Digital Platforms will Transform Brain Health in 2013 by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Just a quick note: we’ll host a webinar on January 30th to discuss key market predictions based on “ The Digital Brain Health Market 2012–2020: Web-based, mobile and bio ... Read on »
10 (Surprising) Memory Improvement Tips by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health There are several brain fitness topics where we still see a large disconnect between research and popular knowledge, and a major one is the relationship between ... Read on »
10 Brain Fitness New Year’s Resolutions by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health You have survived the 2007 shopping and eating season. Congratulations! Now it’s time to shift gears and focus on 2008…whether you write down some New Year resolution ... Read on »
10 Brain Tips To Teach and Learn — Ideas for New Year Resolutions by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health My interest in the brain stems from wanting to better understand both how to make school more palatable for students, and professional development more meaningful for fa ... Read on »
10 Frequently Asked Questions about the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012) by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Q: Where does the SharpBrains Summit take place? A: The full Summit takes place online; you can access it from your computer anywhere you are connected to the intern ... Read on »
10 Innovations for the Cognitive Fitness of an Aging Society by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Over the last few weeks I have  had the chance to participate in the Summit of the Global Agenda run by the World Economic Forum, and the Forum on Neuroscience and Be ... Read on »
10 Mitos sobre el Cerebro y la Gimnasia Mental by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health (Editor’s Note: by popular demand, following goes the Spanish translation of an excerpt from The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, available in English by clicking on De ... Read on »
10 mitos sobre el cerebro, desmontados by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health 10 mitos sobre el cerebro, desmontados  (El Confidencial): (In English, see  Debunk­ing 10 brain fit­ness myths ) Mito 7: “Lo mejor para ejercitar el cerebro es ... Read on »