Your Brain Is Capable of Producing New Cells through Neurogenesis; Here Are FIVE Ways to Improve Cognition

Prior to about 20 years ago, it was believed that the human brain was incapable of producing new brain cells after reaching maturity. But scientists now widely accept the fact that the human brain can undergo neurogenesis, in which new neurons are born, even into adulthood, and that this process can be helped along through certain dietary and lifestyle changes. Continue reading

Neuroplasticity Studies Reveal Your Brain’s Amazing Malleability

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Your brain is malleable, continually changing in response to your lifestyle, physiology, emotions, and environment; this is called neuroplasticity

Your choices and habits today profoundly influence how healthy your brain remains and how well it continues to function as you age Continue reading

Strength Training Can Boost Your Long-Term Memory and Lower Your Risk of Dementia

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A healthy lifestyle will support your brain health, and can even encourage your brain to grow new neurons—a process known as neurogenesis or neuroplasticity

Diet, sleep, and exercise are three lifestyle factors that can Continue reading

Essential Oils Support Physical and Emotional Well-Being

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Your sense of smell is your most primal sense and exerts surprising influence over your thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors

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Avoid New Year’s Resolution Failure—Make It a Lifestyle Resolution Instead

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Losing weight is a popular New Year’s resolution. According to recent research, your age may have something to do with your level of success  Continue reading

Why 8 Hours of Sleep a Night Just Isn’t Natural

Long after the lights go out every night, millions of Americans are lying in bed awake. Tossing and turning, their minds racing over the day’s accomplishments or tomorrow’s tasks, keeping them up well into the night. For others, it’s just blackness and frustration. As the tiredness mounts, the sleep still won’t come.

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What Is Inside Your Mattress

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…you could be slowly poisoning yourself while you sleep?

     To be well rested, you should spend about 1/3 of your life sleeping.  However, once you know what’s inside your mattress, you may find that hard to do.  In order to comply with Continue reading

Treating Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Pregnancy May Improve Fetal Health

Treatment of mild sleep-disordered breathing in women with preeclampsia reverses low fetal activity levels and may improve fetal outcomes

A new study suggests that treatment of mild sleep-disordered breathing with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in pregnant women Continue reading

Study Shows Self-Help Methods Can Eliminate Insomnia

Dealing with a disease is already a challenge, but when you combine it with sleep troubles, things can get very difficult indeed. Not only can a lack of sleep leave you feeling tired all the time, but it can also seriously affect your ability to do any healing. Insomnia can even become as much a health problem as the original health condition that triggered it.

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Chinese Medicine Diagnosis: How an Interview Could Change Your Health

We arrive at the final part of this look at how Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners come to understand what ails you. It is essentially: the interview. The questions and answers are vital to arriving at a diagnosis, a true one, and then treating the underlying cause of the problem.

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The Common Source of Breathing Problems Found in Your Home

Among the many hidden causes of illness in our lives, our own homes would be among the most distressing. Here’s a story about endotoxins in your home that are big-time triggers for asthma. Continue reading

What You Eat May Be Ruining Your Sleep

Today’s health news concerns a certain waste product produced by your body when you digest foods. It’s called uric acid, and it’s formed when your body breaks down purine—a substance found in organ meats and some types of fish. Normally, uric acid is carried in your blood, passes through your kidneys, Continue reading

Seven Ways to Use Honey for Whatever Ails You

Lots of us may like to use a little honey as a sweetener for our morning coffee, toast or tea, but there are several uses for this tasty little treat – in its pure, raw, non-pasteurized form, it can do more than just bring a smile to our face.

Manuka honey as the new ‘superfood.’ What is Manuka honey, Continue reading

How You Can Shed Pounds in Bed

A new health breakthrough highlights one aspect of any diet plan. If you are out to shed pounds and get more fit, don’t forget one crucial detail that takes up several hours of your day: sleep.

We all know why sleep is so important. The body recharges. It runs certain systems and functions at night, repairs damage from the day, Continue reading

The Two Things You Need to Cure Sleep Apnea

A new study has found a two-pronged approach to battling sleep apnea symptoms. Its health tip: combining a Mediterranean diet and regular physical activity could help you improve your night time rest.

The study looked at how the Mediterranean diet could help obese adults with sleep apnea Continue reading