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Don't Say That Depression Is Caused by a Chemical Imbalance

Many people believe that mental illness is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, with one survey finding that about 80 percent believe that …

Mental Disorders

Misreporting on Cannabis Study Suggests Drug Is Harmful to the Brain

Don't always trust the headlines.<p>A new study on marijuana is getting attention in the press, but the headlines about it may be misleading because the …

Cannabis

7 Smokable Plants You Can Grow That Aren’t Marijuana

By Brian Barth<p>Here's a non-trend that you'd think would be more hip: tobacco-free herbal smoking blends.<p>Quite a few plants may be safely, and …

Plants

Here's how patients say they reversed early Alzheimer's symptoms

There are two California doctors who are shaking up the medical world, saying their protocols can dramatically improve brain health in children and …

Dementia

Cipro's Safety Warnings Just Got Scarier

I was prescribed Cipro once. When I got the bottle of pills home, I took a minute to read the leaflet that the pharmacy stuffs in the bag—mostly just …

Medicine

Steer Clear of These 3 Popular Foods, Says a Thyroid Expert

If you're not familiar with thyroid disorders, it's likely that someone close to you is. According to MindBodyGreen, some experts believe 30% of …

No Lie: These Vitamins Will Make Your Metabolism Skyrocket

Did your parents always remind you to eat your vegetables and take your vitamins? As always, their advice was right (were they ever wrong?). Eating a …

A Neuroscientist Explains How Caffeine and Nicotine Are Linked to Anxiety

It might be time to find a new vice.<p>People often feel more anxious (or worse) after indulging in the things many associate with feeling better — like …

From Meditation to Medication: Headspace Has a Prescription Strategy

The mindfulness app plans a new company with the goal of developing FDA-approved treatments for health problems<p>You might know Headspace as a meditation app. What if it were also a prescription medication?<p>The California-based company recently launched Headspace Health, a subsidiary whose executives’ …

Meditation

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Meditating While Pregnant Was A Complete Game-Changer For Me. Here's What I Wish Everyone Knew

I came to meditation after losing my job at seven and half months pregnant. Although I wasn’t against meditation at the time, I wouldn’t say I was …

Psychedelic Drugs May Change the Structure of Brain Cells

It's no surprise that psychedelic drugs such as LSD and ecstasy alter brain function, leading to the drugs' "trippy" effects and possible …

What Happens During an Amygdala Hijack

The term "amygdala hijack" was coined by psychologist Daniel Goleman in his 1995 book, <i>Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.</i> Goleman …

Emotional Intelligence

Mind over matter: Scientists Study Woman who Can Grow a Seed Into a Plant in 20 minutes!

Chulin Sun can induce plant seeds to grow shoots and roots several cm long within 20 min using mentally projected qi energy. This has been …

The True Meaning of Meditation

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD</i><p>The American way of meditation is now firmly a part of our lifestyle, and millions of people who have taken up yoga and learned about mindfulness feel quite comfortable meditating. I’m saying “the American way,” because it took scientific research and the promise of improved …

I had suicidal depression. I got better. Here’s how.

For me, the key was getting help.<p>I don’t know what was going through Anthony Bourdain’s mind when he took his own life. But I remember what was going through mine when I wanted to end my life.<p>Depression, for me, wasn’t sadness. Sadness is a feeling, and my depression was the opposite of feeling — a …

The Endocannabinoid System - How Cannabis Affects The Human Body

How Cannabis Affects The Human Body<p><b>The legal cannabis</b> movement started in San Francisco in the early 1990’s when it was discovered that cannabis …

New Research Could Help Develop a Shot for Stress and Anxiety

A shot that can help cope with stress may be on the horizon, say scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder. They discovered that …

Not Feeling the Magic of CBD? It Could Be Because of This

You've read numerous stories about how CBD has changed people's lives. You've heard it referred to as "nature's Xanax." You've done your due diligence and devoured articles about how CBD can help relieve anxiety, reduce inflammation, and even help your workouts. So you decided to try it and …

Cannabis

'My Research Shows If You Use Cannabis In Low Doses In Your 40s And 50s, You Probably Don’t Get Alzheimer’s': Dr. Gary Wenk

It may be time to talk to your parents about marijuana. Smoking it every day could save their lives, according to Dr. Gary Wenk - a researcher at …

I drank salt water every day for a week—here are 5 things I learned

<i>Have you heard about sole? Pronounced “so-lay,” it’s a heavily saline blend of water and salt—and for some in the wellness community, it’s the next</i> …

31 Forgotten Native American Herbal Remedies That Work Better Than The Pills

Maybe you are one of those who deem that the herbal remedies are not as useful as pharmaceutical ones, but the real truth is that these herbal …

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

The Baking Soda Cure

The three trillion-dollar income stream produced by the medical industrial complex is about to come demolished by a home remedy – baking soda. Buy …

Immune System

The Simplest Skincare Routine for Men to Hold Onto Youth As Long As Possible

Three simple steps for saving your face.<p>We need less shit to worry about in our lives, not more. That's why a simple skincare routine for men is essential. If you’re a minimalist with your grooming products, or if you’re wondering which products are mandatory for a blemish-free face, then take …

Why a faecal transplant could save your life

<b>The faecal transplant, also known as trans-poo-sion, surely has the title of medicine's most disgusting procedure.</b><p>It is pretty much what you are imagining - part of a faecal stool is taken from one person and given to another.<p>The purpose is to introduce new beneficial microbes to the receiving …

Medicine

Harvard researchers study how mindfulness may change the brain in depressed patients

<i>First of two parts</i>In 2015, 16.1 million Americans reported experiencing major depression during the previous year, often struggling to function while …

Magnesium and the Ketamine Connection

Ketamine, an anesthetic and street drug known as “Special K” has garnered a lot of attention for it’s ability, in some, to relieve the symptoms of …

Neuroscience

Science Says Yoga And Meditation Can "Reverse" Stress At A Molecular Level

I can say from experience that, every time I get into a consistent routine of yoga or meditation, I always notice a difference in my day-to-day …

Being Exposed to Even a Small Amount of Light During Sleep is Linked to Depression

It may be time to invest in some blackout curtains, according to new research.<p>A study published recently in the <i>American Journal of Epidemiology</i> found …