A Prescription For Good Mood Food

  In our fast-paced world, it’s understandable that we seek the fastest solution to a problem. Advances in pharmacology have extended and improved the quality of millions of lives. But could we be reaching for a prescription bottle too often, forgoing other remedies that are within our own reach? When Dr. Drew Ramsey, a psychiatrist […]

“Going With The Flow” Never Felt Like This Before

  “Go with the flow.” Accept, adapt and move forward. It’s what we tell ourselves when life takes a curve in a direction we didn’t expect. But it would surely have a much different meaning to researchers studying what’s happening in the brain when people achieve great things. In that arena, “flow” is the term […]

5 Brain Foods You’re Not Eating, But Should Be

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  It is 8:45 am, you’re late for work, and you can’t seem to find your car keys! You scurry around the house in search for your lost item; overturning pillows, ripping out desk drawers—even peering into a dust-laden, empty cookie jar that you haven’t used for years (hey, you had to try your luck). Fifteen minutes later, […]

6 Common Myths About Depression

  Depression affects more than 10 million Americans each year. It is so common in our society that it is estimated that one in 9 people will be diagnosed with it at one point in their life. Unlike other psychological disorders, depression can affect all areas of your life from your personal relationships to your […]

5 Foods That May Lower Your Risk For Stroke

  Nutrition is important not only for the maintenance of your (desired) six pack abs, but regulated intake of “brain-rich” foods may help slow disease progression of various neurological disorders. Although stroke incidence in high-income countries fell by 42% between 1970 and 2008, overconsumption of calories, and increased prevalence of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type […]

5 Warning Signs You May Have Depression

  Almost everyone feels down from time to time, but a case of the blues that doesn’t go away might actually be a symptom of a major depressive episode. Depression is a serious condition that if left untreated can become debilitating and even life threatening. Because it’s fairly common, particularly among women, it’s important for […]

Research Shows You Can Learn While You’re Sleeping

  You spend a third of your life asleep. Wouldn’t it be great if you could put that time to use? New research suggests you can. A recent study, published in Nature Neuroscience, contains groundbreaking findings that may change the way we view our time in bed. For the first time, researchers demonstrate that you […]

Can Meditation Make You Smarter?

  In the bustling lives we lead today it is difficult to set some time for yourself to relax and rejuvenate. Whether you are consumed by the boisterous honking sounds of traffic, or the crying wails of neighborhood children, the cacophony, chaos, and ringing commotion can never seem to escape you. Although we are continually […]

Six Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

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  Are you looking for natural ways to reduce anxiety? Well, relief may be in sight. In fact, it may be at your local grocery store. While drug treatments and therapy may be the best option in some cases, a few changes in your diet and lifestyle may also help—and with little risk of side […]

5 Brain Facts You Should Know

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  The human brain is incredible. From joy to sadness, love to hate, peace to war…whether it’s a trip to the moon or a trip to the store, the human brain makes it all possible. So how much do you know about this mass of neurons and glia? Here’s a few basic facts to get […]