Study: Choline helps improve cognitive performance in the elderly

Having healthy habits, such as following a balanced diet and exercising, is key to maintaining good health. This is especially true as you age. Research suggests that the essential nutrient choline has a crucial role in brain development and cognitive function. Many experts believe that this vitamin-like nutrient helps preserve healthy cognitive function. But according to a study published … Continue reading Study: Choline helps improve cognitive performance in the elderly

Survival tips: Dealing with depression after SHTF

Depression is not a joke. It can affect a person’s way of thinking, behaving and feeling. Although the condition is primarily blamed on the lack of certain chemicals or neurotransmitters in the brain, it is actually very complex and can be caused by stressful life events, medications, health problems and family history. A person who … Continue reading Survival tips: Dealing with depression after SHTF

Nutrients and brain health: Which ones are great for improving mental health?

An increasing number of studies suggest that supplementation with a combination of micronutrients benefits people with mental health issues. The results of randomized controlled trials show that vitamin and mineral supplements are effective alternative medications for people with psychiatric conditions. According to experts, supplementation allows people to meet their daily nutritional requirements, which helps ensure optimal brain functioning. … Continue reading Nutrients and brain health: Which ones are great for improving mental health?

Making your own hemp milk is easy and the health benefits beat store-bought cow’s milk

Growing up, children are bombarded by dairy advertisements and the constant message that cow’s milk will make them grow “big and strong.” Subsidized and popularized, cow’s milk is affordable and convenient, served up in cartons with every school lunch and splashed in cereal bowls morning after morning. What if, after all these years of dairy … Continue reading Making your own hemp milk is easy and the health benefits beat store-bought cow’s milk

Is depression just a symptom of bad gut health? Study confirms link between gut and brain health

One area of research that has been getting a lot of attention recently is the connection between gut and brain health. With mental health problems a growing concern, scientists have been trying to uncover some of their causes, and a new study out of Belgium shows that depression could well be a symptom of poor gut … Continue reading Is depression just a symptom of bad gut health? Study confirms link between gut and brain health

Frankincense: Nature’s psychoactive antidepressant

Many of the conditions that pharmaceutical firms develop drugs for can be treated safely and more effectively with natural solutions, and depression is certainly no exception. Given the many dangers of antidepressant medications, scientists are regularly studying ways nature can address this common problem, and one herb that is showing a lot of promise is … Continue reading Frankincense: Nature’s psychoactive antidepressant