Greater fiber intake resulted in more time spent in the stage of deep, slow wave sleep.
Energy Drinks & Sports Drinks: Are they healthy?
Depending on the brand, there may also be taurine or extracts of guarana seed or green tea. Some brands add negligible amounts of B vitamins.
Food Addiction & Obesity
How strange when the Holy Grail of the surgery is held before them they are able to accomplish the super-human effort to control their eating and lose weight when they have never been able before. When they stick to the diet, they lose the required weight to have their surgery, yet most of them fail to continue weight loss after their surgery.
Can supplements actually make a difference in the aging process? The best answer is it depends upon the supplement.
Could Depression Be a Physical Thing?
There is common thread running through these symptoms: a lack of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is one of more than 40 neurotransmitters found throughout the nervous system. It is intimately tied to our sense of well-being.
Stress, Covid-19 and Nature
It turns out that taking a walk really does make a difference. However, what science is discovering is the key to releasing stress is walking in areas that have a natural setting with trees, grass, plants, shrubs, and/or green areas. Studies in both Japan and Finland found that people who walked in a natural, woodland setting experienced lower heart rates, lower blood pressure, and less anxiety.
Chemo Brain and Neurofeedback
In my practice, I have personally provided neurofeedback to aid patients suffering from lack of focus or concentration, distractibility, memory problems, and other symptoms associated with chemo brain.
Living with Viruses and Bacteria
Manage stress. Long-term stress increases inflammation and imbalances the immune system. Activities such as yoga, meditation, mindfulness, journaling, and similar practices have been shown to increase the function of the immune system.
Acne and Cystic Acne: Topical Remedies
Now I want to share a very exciting new product. The company that makes Liquid BioCell has created a facial serum containing the Liquid BioCell molecule. Designed for anti-aging, it improves hydration, microcirculation, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. I decided to test it for use with acne.
Acne & Cystic Acne: Diet
If you eat meat, a good choice is to eat liver. All types liver, (beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, etc.) are high in Vitamin A because Vitamin A is stored in the liver. Cod liver oil and fish pills and capsules are also high in both Vitamin A and Vitamin D.
Acne & Cystic Acne: Causes & Cures
Although hormone levels play a major role in acne, careful cleansing of the skin is extremely important for preventing build-up of excess oil and dead skin cells. Over-the-counter cleansing products and daily cleansing routines can be effective treatment for mild acne
Acne & Cystic Acne
Sweat glands are found in the dermis and are long, coiled hollow tubes of cells. Sweat is produced at the coiled bottom and excreted to the skin surface through the hollow tube.
Sleep, Glorious Sleep! Part 1 of 6
Humans, like all other vertebrates (animals with backbones), have biological, internal master clocks similar and related to the environmental circadian rhythm. Our internal master clocks form our own personal circadian rhythm.
Sleep, Glorious Sleep: The Anatomy of Sleep Part 2 of 6
Both the brain stem and the hypothalamus have sleep-promoting cells which produce a chemical called GABA in response to decreasing light and approaching darkness to help us fall asleep. GABA inhibits our level of arousal.
Sleep, Glorious Sleep: Stages of Sleep Part 3 of 6
N3 is our Delta wave sleep of .5 to 3 HZ. We are now deeply asleep. All systems of the brain involved with wakefulness have been inhibited.
Sleep, Glorious Sleep: Falling Asleep Part 4 of 6
Bedtime is the time to allow the wakeful inhibiting neurons to do their job, and they need increased darkness. Instead of watching screens, try reading, listening to music or an audio book, writing in a journal, doing a craft, or playing an enjoyable game with your partner or children.
Sleep, Glorious Sleep Part 6 of 6: Natural Remedies
Still can’t sleep? Remember the neurochemicals GABA and Melatonin? They are both available as supplements. One of the best, natural sleep aid supplements I have found is called Sleep Science NightRest, from a company called Source Naturals.
Becoming Your Own Best Friend: Loving Yourself
I am aware that keeping a journal is a powerful tool toward self-discovery, yet, I have never been able to get started and stick with it. However, I have recently discovered a different kind of journal. It is a five-year journal.
Becoming Your Own Best Friend: Healthy Diet
Part 2 of a 3-Part Series Last week, we began a three-part series. Click here to read the first entry. This week, we conquer an important health habit — a healthy diet! Loving ourselves requires thinking… Read more “Becoming Your Own Best Friend: Healthy Diet”
Becoming Your Own Best Friend
What about what we take into our bodies? Smoking, alcohol to excess, street drugs, overuse of prescription drugs, and diets of fast food, sugary drinks, candy, fatty foods, and junk food are all things scientifically proven to be harmful.
For the Love of Reading
Anna Gillingham, a gifted educator and psychologist, who mastered language, began working with Dr. Orton to help him develop instructional materials and strategies. So began the Orton-Gillingham method, still considered the gold standard for teaching reading.
Health in the New Year
The additional pull on our (likely already) overscheduled lives, leads to additional stress, generally compounded by lack of sleep. Stress can sap our natural resources, leaving us susceptible to illness.
Ways People Celebrate the Season
The Iroquois Midwinter Ceremony involves extinguishing old fires and lighting new ones. The Hopi Holy Cycle celebrates the changing of the seasons and the nature of the Hopi sacred universe.