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9 Amazing Foods That are Great for The Brain

Our brain has the most significant function of sending messages to other organs for them to function properly. And it is mind-blowing how many of us don’t really think of having foods that would keep the brain healthy. Our brain needs certain compounds to function well. In case of the deficiency of these compounds, we would encounter problems, like memory issues, inability to concentrate, and the worst cases being age-related brain damage. However, certain natural foods can help you take care of your brain and make sure it never runs out of the compounds it needs, to function well. With that being said, here’s a list of brain-boosting foods that you should include in your diet. Fish oil One of the best brain foods that can help regulate...

How Depression Can Disrupt You from Reaching Your Fitness Goals

Mental illness—regardless of the kind—affects all aspects of an individual’s life. People living with depression find it extremely hard to perform any activities that will require them to exert effort and energy. Exercise, for starters, is the last thing any depressed person would want to do. While many studies have revealed that exercise and physical activity in general help people get out of their depressed states, they are futile when people are not in the right mental state to exercise. There are many reasons why depression can prevent a person from working out, and laziness is certainly not one of those. If you are battling depression and you feel like you are not achieving your fitness goals, do not be so hard on yourself. You have to...

Food as Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Best Kept Secret

Daily food choices can make the difference between sickness and health. Much can be learned from the extensive body of Chinese medicine knowledge regarding the therapeutic nature of food. Largely based on the Law of the Five Elements and Yin Yang Theory, food is classified according to its energetic quality such as flavor, taste, color, thermal nature, and vital organ it nourishes. Customized dietary recommendations are made based on this knowledge according to presenting symptoms and constitution; providing super nutrition to help re-claim and maintain maximum health and balance in life. Cooking, baking and drying food preparation methods transforms a raw food that is classified as Yin (cold and wet) into a food that is more Yang (hot and dry). A fundamental Chinese dietary rule is to...

Cannabidiol for Seizures

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Marijuana is now known to be the wonder herb that has potential to address a good number of medical conditions, and the new addition to that list is the Dravet Syndrome, which is usually observed in young children. What is Dravet Syndrome? Dravet Syndrome is a rare genetic dysfunction in the brain. Children affected by this condition will have a developmental disability, to a certain degree. Before 1989, this syndrome was known as epilepsy with polymorphic seizures or Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI). Dravet Syndrome often begins when the babies are around six months old. According to Linda Laux, MD, from Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the seizures in Dravet Syndrome are difficult to control, and...

Hair Loss and Menopause

Menopause, or as some women call it ‘Puberty’s Evil big sister,’ is perhaps one of the most difficult times in a woman’s life. With hot flashes, sudden mood swings, and hormonal changes, day-to-day activities sometimes become very difficult and might lead to certain physical issues, one of which is hair loss: a horror for every woman out there. So here are five reasons, and more importantly, five solutions to combat the problem of hair loss during menopause. Reasons for Hair Loss Hormonal Changes The hormone factor plays the most critical role in hair loss during menopause. What happens is an increase in androgens in the body, which is a male hormone. As a side effect of this, there is hair fall, i.e. the hair follicles lose strength and...

16 Surprising Signs You Have a Gluten Intolerance

by Lindsay Sheehan Gluten – which means “glue” in Latin – is a family of proteins found in cereal grains like wheat, rye, and barley. It is created when two cereal proteins, glutenin, and gliadin, join together. This bond is what makes dough elastic, allows baked goods to rise, and gives bread its chewy texture. Although gluten is one of the most widely consumed proteins around the world, and humans have been eating wheat (and gluten) for at least 10,000 years, the rate of gluten-related disorders has quadrupled since 1950. And, as of yet, no one can explain with certainty why we are seeing a sudden rise of sensitivities to gluten-based foods. To say that gluten is a complex and controversial topic is a huge understatement. Depending on...

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