Dr. Alison O'Brien-Moran, ND
Dr. Alison O'Brien-Moran, ND

Alison O’Brien-Moran is a naturopathic doctor working in Toronto, focusing on family health with a special interest in Alzheimer’s and cognitive health. She can be reached at ndfamilycare@gmail.com and 416-840-0721.

Alison O’Brien-Moran is a naturopathic doctor working in Toronto, focusing on family health with a special interest in Alzheimer’s and cognitive health. She can be reached at ndfamilycare@gmail.com and 416-840-0721.

Articles by Dr. Alison O'Brien-Moran, ND

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Is Melatonin The Chicken Or The Egg In Alzheimer’s Disease? Maybe It’s Both!

by DR. ALISON O'BRIEN-MORAN, ND


Levels of melatonin decrease as we get older but these levels are often even lower in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). As well, those with AD are more prone to sleep disturbances, including difficulty falling asleep, waking up more frequently, and staying awake for longer periods during the…

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Folic Acid Helps Offset Alzheimer's Disease

by DR. ALISON O'BRIEN-MORAN, ND


Not just for pregnant women, folic acid shows promise to help offset Alzheimer's disease. History of Folic Acid Supplementation Since the late 1990’s, both the Canadian and American Governments have mandated the addition of folic acid to foods such as cereals and pastas, as a way to help increase…

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The Sunshine Vitamin is the Brain Vitamin, Too!

by DR. ALISON O'BRIEN-MORAN, ND


What are the benefits of Vitamin D? Vitamin D has many good reasons for us to sing its praises.  It ‘s most famous for helping our bodies absorb calcium and phosphorous, which in turn helps us create strong bones and decrease osteoporosis risk.   Additionally, vitamin D is now thought to decrease…

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The benefits of fish oil

by DR. ALISON O'BRIEN-MORAN, ND


Our grandparents were right all along. Taking the dreaded dose of fish oil daily really does help...and far more than even they realized! Many people are familiar with the benefits of fish oil.   Generations ago, parents originally gave cod liver oil to children to help prevent rickets, or softening…

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Diabetes of the Brain

by DR. ALISON O'BRIEN-MORAN, ND


Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and its impact on Alzheimer’s disease are receiving more and more scrutiny of late. In fact, some even refer to Alzheimer’s as diabetes of the brain. The potential link is being investigated by a broader scope of researchers as more evidence points towards the…

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Can Ginkgo Trees Help Us Live Longer And Healthier Too?

by DR. ALISON O'BRIEN-MORAN, ND


  Ginkgo trees are the oldest living trees on earth and are considered “living fossils”, dating back 250 million years. They also have the longest life span, an average of a 1,000 years, but some trees live more than 3,000 years. In addition to its longevity, ginkgo is widely used in traditional…