Why Am I Always Tired? Simple Tips to Stay Alert

Source: Why Am I Always Tired? Simple Tips to Stay Alert by Dr. Edward Group   It never fails — you go to bed to get some much-needed rest, wake up thinking you got plenty, and then suddenly you're tired again. Or maybe you just feel tired all the time, and for seemingly no reason — and sometimes … Continue reading Why Am I Always Tired? Simple Tips to Stay Alert

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High Fat, Low Carb Diet Might Epigenetically Open Up DNA and Improve Mental Ability

Could eating less carbohydrates and more fat relax DNA and boost mental function? Researchers found that a ketogenic diet – consuming high amounts of fat, adequate protein, and low carbohydrates – increases an epigenetic agent naturally produced by the body. This, in turn, may improve memory defects and bolster the growth and development of nervous tissue. In … Continue reading High Fat, Low Carb Diet Might Epigenetically Open Up DNA and Improve Mental Ability

Natural Compounds in Grapes Could Lead Us to An Epigenetic Treatment for Depression

Recent research suggests that our diet and lifestyle can change the expression of our genes. This occurs by adjusting epigenetic marks on top of our DNA without actually making any changes to the underlying genetic sequence. For example, blueberries were found to epigenetically reduce DNA damage and drinking green tea may turn some genes on or off in women. In a … Continue reading Natural Compounds in Grapes Could Lead Us to An Epigenetic Treatment for Depression

Epigenetic Marks on a Stress-Related Gene Linked to Suicide Risk

Many people consider suicide to be taboo, and it’s a subject that is often avoided. However, the more we understand the reasoning behind why some people are pressed to commit suicide, the better equipped we may be to offer support and guidance for treatment. Interestingly, certain lifestyles and various environmental factors might be able to … Continue reading Epigenetic Marks on a Stress-Related Gene Linked to Suicide Risk

Panic Disorder Might Have an Epigenetic Explanation

Fight-or-flight is a physiological response that occurs when an individual has been exposed to a perceived threat. This well-known stress response pathway is critical for the survival of many organisms. However, people with different types of anxiety-driven disorders can experience intense stress even with little to no stimuli. For individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders, the feeling … Continue reading Panic Disorder Might Have an Epigenetic Explanation

Love Is What We Need

According to a study in the recent issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, people who “fall in love at first sight” do so in a fifth of a second. Sandeep Ravindran’s essay “Euphoria of romance can blunt intense pain, researchers find”starts with, “‘One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is … Continue reading Love Is What We Need

Sexual Medicine and the Rape of Humanity

Sex is an explosive subject, one that many people just cannot deal with. Religious people like to make judgments about sex that can turn ugly as they are threatened with anything that takes them out of their box of fixed concepts and ideas. Doctors on the other hand have to deal with human sexuality in … Continue reading Sexual Medicine and the Rape of Humanity

Magnesium Baths for Safer Pregnancy and Birth

For many women, the height of luxury is soaking in a warm and even hot therapeutic bath. For pregnant women the bath itself is very relaxing with the real allure of a half hour of no responsibility and no interruptions. A warm bath is not only safe, but very soothing for the pregnant mom-to-be. In fact, … Continue reading Magnesium Baths for Safer Pregnancy and Birth

Epigenetics Provides Insight on Potential Relief for Memory Disorders

The formation of memories has been a popular research topic among the science community.  They occur by a familiar stimulus reactivating a specific group of neurons, but not much else is known about the exact logistics involved in how a memory is created and retained. Many memory-related disorders like Alzheimer’s and PTSD directly affect a … Continue reading Epigenetics Provides Insight on Potential Relief for Memory Disorders

How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language -- from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words … Continue reading How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky