If you were to ask the critics, they would say that a positive thinker has a distorted view on life. However, if you had to ask the psychologists, they would tell you that positive thinkers are not afraid of life’s challenges or negative experiences and are quick to seize opportunities and learn from life’s experiences. What are your thoughts on the power of positive thinking? Have you ever felt like you were drowning in negativity? Is that even a possibility with so much help and advice out there? Is it just wishful thinking that if you think positively your health will improve? Is there any evidence that supports the belief? Well, actually, there is, and there is much to be said about how powerful positive thinking really is! Continue reading
Balance implies the existence of a set of complementary opposites or perhaps several options or possibilities. They need to be weighed or otherwise assessed in order to bring harmony to the body and the mind. This is a very ancient concept used in most ancient healing arts such as acupuncture, acupressure, macrobiotics, Ayurveda and many others. Unfortunately, it is not given much importance in modern Western medical care. It is one reason this type of care is not keeping us healthy as a nation or in any of the Western nations. Balance represents the idea of relationships. They may be between parts of the body, or between minerals or many other aspects of the body or mind… Continue reading
Yoga has tangible physical benefits to overall health benefits that can include improved brain function and denser bones. The stretches and contortions integral to the ancient Eastern practice of yoga were designed to blend body and soul, meshing the physical with the mental and spiritual. According to the American Council on Exercise, more than 11 million Americans practice yoga and find that the poses (called asanas) and chants strengthen their bodies, center their minds and help them relax. There are several types of yoga, but the physical benefits are similar regardless of the type practiced, experts say. Continue reading
Memory and the human brain is one of the most mysterious and powerful tools in the modern world. This magical organ interprets reality through synapses and neurons, forming subjective thoughts, qualities, and memories, which form our identities. Using up to twenty percent of the energy we consume, our brain is always working and always changing. As we grow, the connections between regions of the brain reinforce each other, fortifying our memory, until a certain age at which, either naturally, through “disuse,” or through memory loss diseases such as Alzheimer’s, we begin to lose control of our memories. Continue reading
High blood sugar can have adverse effects on the brain but that does not apply to excessively high levels only, even if the levels are slightly above normal, the results can be the same. This information is based on a study recently conducted where people were not diagnosed as diabetics or pre-diabetics but with blood sugar levels on the upper end of normal range. The tests concluded that these people were more prone to shrinkage of certain areas of the brain in comparison to people whose levels were lower. More information on the blood sugar study can be found in the September publication of the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Continue reading
A stroke occurs in the brain, hence, brain damage and is commonly referred to as a “brain attack.” It happens when the blood flow to the brain is hindered. The brain attack can occur in any four of the parts of the brain, like the right hemisphere (or half), the left hemisphere (or half), the cerebellum, or the brain stem. The damage to brain, which can range from mild to severe, is dependent of the type of stroke, the part of the brain that it occurs in and how severe the damage was. People who suffer from mild strokes are considered lucky as most times, the damage caused to the brain is not as extensive compared to a major stroke where severe brain damage or even death can occur. Continue reading
In a world where stress and anxiety are the norm, most people find themselves using all sorts of psychiatric drugs or other meds to help relieve the tension or risk having a breakdown. More often than not these people suffer from depression and insomnia and cannot cope with daily and small insignificant things that cause distress. While it is better to seek alternatives to medication, these drugs have become the answer due to its easy access and availability. It might seem like the quickest way to solve every little problem in life but what happens when you become dependent on psychiatric drugs? Continue reading
Watch this video and learn from Dr. Ray Rodriguez from the University of California Davis about the recent scientific test discoveries of the HAVVN GO Stick as it relates to brain function. The HAVVN GO Stick, where “GO” stands for “gene optimized” nutrition is the world’s leading epigenetic food.