Want to relax? Want to boost brain power? Different types of meditation elicit qualitatively different influences on human physiology and behavior.
Exercise programs that challenge the mind while mimicking daily tasks may prevent cognitive decline and improve overall brain health in older adults.
Studies show how there could be strong scientific proof that meditation could help even the most debilitating psychological disorders.
Whether it’s yoga or eating a largely plant-based diet free of pesticides, here are steps you can take to live more holistically and boost your health.
A recent study found that a compound in strawberries and mangoes can actually reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and help prevent memory loss.
Intuition is the unconscious reasoning, the guidance that compels you to turn left when signs may be pointing right. Here are 7 ways to be more intuitive.
Meditation must be experienced first-hand to be appreciated, but science shows how meditation can reduce stress, pain, and trigger lasting genetic changes.
Did you know that mediation has been proven to be more effective than morphine at treating chronic pain? One study found a 57% reduction in pain.
A study published in the online journal Neurology shows that reading and writing could help keep your mind sharper for longer while staving off memory loss.
It is said that a daily five minute practice of the 2,500-years-old Five Tibetans will result in adding an entire decade to your life span. Do you do it?
Scientists are continuously finding that thoughts and emotions may have more to do with our physical health than anything else.
As we age, it seems to be more and more difficult to keep our thoughts collected or even remember where we put our keys. This may be a part of the aging process to some degree, but diet and lifestyle certainly has a lot to do with it as well. Luckily, there are several brain foods that you can include in your daily diet to boost cognitive function, boost concentration, and slow down brain decline.
Fast food logos are having a serious impact on the brain—in particular, the brains of children. Fast food logos are imprinted in the brains of kids.
It is a known fact that what we eat affects how we feel, and how we think affects what we eat. Is your “stinkin thinkin” keeping you from being as healthy as you could be? Indeed, it is possible that healthy thoughts help people make better food choices.
Many times when we tell someone or even ourselves that we should think positively, we do not really consider the impact that this has on our mental and physical health. Everyone experiences life changes and events that produce stress and negativity – perhaps a job loss, a relationship struggle, a health issue or even a natural disaster. It is easy to fall into a dark hole and develop very damaging thoughts.
Benzodiazepines are some of the most widely prescribed pharmaceuticals in the world. In the U.S. alone, there are fifteen kinds of benzos, commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleeplessness. They have a calming and tranquilizing effect. But French scientists recently found they will do much more than calm you down—they could increase your risk of dementia.
Alzheimer’s patients are often given anti-psychotic drugs to help treat aggression, among other things. But scientists have found that this class of drugs has unintended side effects, including doubling the risk of possibly fatal pneumonia in elderly, in addition to causing a whole host of other problems.