One Part Of Your Brain Can Lead To Depression When Pessimistic And Tracking Negative Events
May 31, 2016 | MentalHealth | J.Richardson
Our pessimism and how we respond to negative events is a significant determiner of our mental health and how we experience joy and sorrow. A study published in Molecular Psychiatry, found that a pea-sized region of the brain that responds to bad experiences has the opposite reaction to expectations of aversive events in people with depression compared to healthy adults.
How To Select The Best Vaccine For Your Child
May 30, 2016 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
There are so many delivery systems for vaccines but which is the best? This is truly an effective step-by-step process to ensure the safety of any child receiving a vaccine.
Hormone Replacement Therapy - Natural Alternatives
May 27, 2016 | Hormones | E.Dahl
In the last couple of years, news stories surrounding hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have brought to light just how risky it can be. The best-known pharmaceuticals in this category are Premarin and Premplus. Premarin contains the equine estrogen hormone, which is extracted from pregnant mare urine. Premplus is similar, but also contains progestin in a single medication. So what is a natural alternative?
Attorney Takes On State of California on Forced Vaccination
May 26, 2016 | Vaccines | D.Valenti
Almost a year ago, Governor Brown of California signed SB277 for mandatory vaccines which has been set to go into effect on July 1, 2016.The bill was prompted by the 2014 Disneyland measles outbreak and historically low levels of vaccination in some California schools. This law removes all exemptions: religious, medical, and philosophical. However, attorney T. Matthew Phillips believes the first amendment allows parents to exercise religion in the face of state-mandated vaccinations. He also says that children have a constitutional right to go to school, regardless of medical procedures. Ultimately a judge will decide which is more important: educating kids or vaccinating them.
How To Avoid Empathy Burnout When You Are Surrounded By Other People's Pain
May 25, 2016 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
It seems there could never be enough empathy and compassion in our world, but we are starting to discover that our capacity to share the emotions of others and take their perspective comes with a bit of a sting if we're not careful. If we get caught up on the misfortunes of others without understanding life's processes, it can make us angry and unhappy. So where do we draw the line between tuning into empathy and tuning out perceived resolutions that will leave everybody empowered?
Reminder Cues Could Be The Cure For Those Who Procrastinate On Their Intentions
May 24, 2016 | Lifestyle | J.Battaglia
Have you found that you constantly put tasks on the back burner and they stay there? 20 percent of people chronically avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions which are always available. Whether it’s paying the electric bill or taking the clothes out of the dryer, there are many daily tasks that we fully intend to complete and then promptly forget about. New research in Psychological Science, suggests that linking these tasks to distinctive cues that we’ll encounter at the right place and the right time may help us remember to follow through.
Bright Artificial Lighting Causes Havoc On Metabolism, Especially After a Meal
May 23, 2016 | NaturalLiving | A.McCarthy
Most scientists agree that artificial lighting and modern technology available across the world disrupts our natural environment and affects our metabolism. According to a Northwestern Medicine study, bright light exposure increased insulin resistance compared to dim light exposure in both the morning and the evening. In the evening, bright light also caused higher peak glucose (blood sugar) levels.
Magic Mushrooms Finally Being Accepted As Viable Treatment For Depression
May 20, 2016 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
First cannabis and now magic mushrooms are slowly being introduced back into the vocabulary of medical scientists. Shamans have known for millennia that the benefits of psychedelics for human health far exceed any perceived risks which are close to none. The spiritual benefits are undisputed by those in shamanic practices, however the physical effects have been difficult to relay to the medical community. A first of its kind study on magic mushrooms shows it may be soon recognized as a viable treatment for depression. The trial aimed to test whether psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, could reduce symptoms of, or completely eliminate depression.
Horseradish Contains Compounds Which Remove Cancer From The Body
May 19, 2016 | Antioxidants | J.Summerly
Horseradish (Cochlearia armoracia) is a natural antibacterial which contains compounds that could help detoxify and eliminate cancer-causing compounds in the body, a study has shown.
According To Science, Eating Too Much Salad Now Causes Autism
May 18, 2016 | Pregnancy | M.Torres
You read the headline correctly and it's another strike for the systematic study of health and nutrition, bound by bias and self-interest, promoting misinformation to make people believe anything. Johns Hopkins, which by the way is the largest school of public health in the world, recently released a study finding that consuming too much folate, found in practically all plant foods, causes autism. But there is a very big problem with the research that attempts to compare this natural nutrient to a study based on its artificial counterpart.
Dandruff Is Caused By A Bacteria, Not A Fungus - 6 Natural Remedies That Work
May 17, 2016 | Prevention | J.Battaglia
Could the species of bacteria living on your scalp determine whether you get dandruff or dry itchy scalp? Previous research thought the condition that affects more than 50 percent of Caucasians and 80 percent of people of African descent was caused by fungus, but now researchers claim bacteria is the real culprit.
Prenatal Supplements Reduce The Risk of Losing a Baby by 55 Percent
May 16, 2016 | Pregnancy | M.Chan
Couples' preconception lifestyle factors are often associated with pregnancy loss, although women's multivitamin adherence dramatically can reduce that risk by 55 percent compared to not taking the vitamins. In addition to serving as a back-up for any nutritional gaps in diet, prenatal supplements help reduce the risk for many serious birth defects.
The Biggest Reason You Should Never Drink Water Stored In Your Car
May 13, 2016 | Water | K.Foster
Storage of bottled water has become common place in many vehicles, especially during the summer months. While there are few problems arising from this practice while using glass or stainless steel, there are many concerns relating to plastic water bottles, which is still the majority and number choice made by consumers.
12 Beautiful Outdoor Plants That Are Toxic To Most Pets
May 12, 2016 | Toxins | J.Battaglia
Warmer weather is making its way across the Northern Hemisphere and that means pets -- and their pet owners -- will be spending more time outdoors. Animals are curious by nature and many like to sniff and nibble on everything they come across. Some plants have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract.
What You Think Of Your Body Right Now Shapes Your Personality, Self-Esteem, Beliefs and Overall Life Satisfaction
May 11, 2016 | Lifestyle | A.McCarthy
The way we perceive body influences is not only one of the biggest predictors of our health but overall life satisfaction. Chapman University has just published the results of a national study on the factors linked to satisfaction with appearance and weight. In a survey of more than 12,000 Americans adults, the questions focused on personality, beliefs about romantic relationships, self-esteem, television viewing, and personal characteristics.
More Than One Vaccine Per Year Is Priming Children For Depression
May 10, 2016 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
Children currently receive 49 doses of 14 vaccines before the age of six. Experts now claim more than one vaccine within a one-year period may be programming children for depression by creating over overactive immune systems.
Why Do So Many People Fall For Celebrity Advice on Health?
May 9, 2016 | BigPharma | M.Torres
The human mind is built for simplicity. Add the simplicity of a message with an attractive messenger and you have human programming 101. The amount of self-appointed insta-health gurus touting medications, toxic supplements and fad diets is at an all-time high and people fall for it every time. But why?
Potent Form of Vitamin B Stops Organs From Aging
May 5, 2016 | Antioxidants | J.Summerly
One of the most potent forms of vitamin B3 stops the aging process of organs and can only be described as restorative. Nicotinamide riboside is naturally produced in our bodies and studies continue to validate its effectiveness in preventing disease and regenerating cells.
Does Our Perception Precede Our Decisions?
May 4, 2016 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Have our decisions been made far before we make them? Walking down a specific street, choosing a career path or even reaching for a cup of coffee make not be as conscious a decision as we think, new research by Yale University psychologists suggest.
Rhythms of The Earth - How Does Modern Technology Interfere With The Earth's Frequencies
May 4, 2016 | EMF | J.Montiel
The amount of connections we have with our environment is infinite. This may be hard to grasp because we cannot sense all the connections but when we live in unnatural environments as most modern humans do today, this disconnect manifests as illness or at the very least, accelerated aging. One of the main reasons we are disconnected is because of modern technologies whose energies interfere with that of our natural environment, the energies that come from the sun and the earth.
We're Spending Too Much Time On Avoiding 'Bad Foods' When All We Need To Do Is Eat 'Good Foods'
May 3, 2016 | Lifestyle | M.Chan
Focusing on successes rather than failures is always a recipe for progress. Greater consumption of foods found in the Mediterranean diet may be more important for prevention of heart disease and strokes than avoidance of 'unhealthy' processed foods, a new study finds.
Global Looming Water Crises Solved With One Simple Invention
May 2, 2016 | Water | J.Richardson
It's not rocket science. It's practically elementary for the world's scientists and engineers, but we refuse to adopt a fundamental technology that could transform the world's drinkable water supply. One simple invention when applied to any coastal geographical region will make fresh water scarcity and thing of the past.