If it’s hot, humid and June, it must be the time for the Fancy Food show in the Javits. Sure enough, in June 2013, I arrived at the entrance doing a good imitation of a human puddle. Thankfully, it took no time at all to see my first genuine trend of the day; the second generation of thirst quenchers. They quenched but also set the theme for the days; food and drink that soothe the spirit, the mind and the body.
The most exciting brain discovery over the past several decades is the ability of the brain to regenerate, or create new neurons, a process called neurogenesis. Also important is the discovery, or at least confirmation, of the brain’s neuroplasticity, that is its ability to re-wire itself and work around damaged, dysfunctional if not dead areas induced by stroke, head traumas, infections, calcification, excess alcohol and stress (cortisol), and just wear and tear.