Mental Health

Preventing and Reversing Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Naturally

There is a vast number of promotions for herbal and dietary supplements that claim to help with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, the research about these alternative remedies is not as high in number. Many of the herbs and medical foods have claims that are not substantiated. As you may or may not know,...

Can Meditation Give Bipolar Disorder a TKO?

If you put meditation techniques in the boxing ring with Bipolar disorder, who do you think will dominate? That is the question that over the years, many professionals, experts, and patients have been asking. Pharmacology and psychotherapy are commonly combined to help people manage the Bipolar disorder.While cognitive behavioral therapy has its benefits,...

How to Silence the Brain and Achieve Happiness

Do you know the purpose of your brain? Well, contrary to what many believe, it is not the boss of you. It is merely there to keep you alive. Its neural elasticity was programmed more than 40,000 years ago for fight or flight responses. For you to obtain happiness, it is necessary to learn...

Can Mindfulness Provide a Detox from Toxic Relationships?

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In general, most people can discern whether or not a relationship with someone is far from being an asset to their existence. However, it is more challenging to spot toxic relationships. These social links can destroy all attempts of attaining a healthy lifestyle and mindful state of consciousness. They can be stressful and research...

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Mental Illnesses

Therapy and medication have been a long practiced combination of treatment for people suffering from a mental illness. However, with more attention getting placed on CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) and natural health these days, many people want to know what effective options are available.Personality DisordersReflexologySchizophrenia and manic depression disorders have shown to...

Kids Can Enjoy Being a Kid Even More With Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is not only great for adults, but it is also an excellent way for children to grow into their own. Studies have shown that children who practice mindfulness activities are better able to calm themselves down when they get upset. Mindful children make better choices and have improved attention spans. Below touches on...

Controlling the Beast: How Herbs Can Calm Down Your Anger

The third of the anthropomorphic presentations of the seven cardinal or deadly sins -- anger -- is the lion. As anger is a mixture of emotion and reaction, probably the majestic and chilling roar of the wild creature is a perfect allegory to the wrath that humans feel from time to time. Anger is...

Breakthrough science study confirms that probiotics can improve depression symptoms

Probiotics have a reputation for being a boon to gut health, but it may also have unexpected positive effects on mental health, according to new research. A study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology suggested that probiotics may be helpful in improving symptoms in patients with depression, ScienceDaily.comreported.For the study, researchers focused on 44 adults who had Irritable...

For Real? Mindfulness Reveals How Reliving Yesterday Removes You From Reality

Living in reality or the reality of something is a state or quality of being actual, true, existing, and real. If you ponder on this definition, it may not be hard to accept the belief that when a person lives in the present moment, it is the only time that he or she is...

Do you worry? Put down your phone and pick up your diary

Hypochondriacs and extreme worriers, take heed of this advice: Taking the time to write down how you feel may be an effective way to get yourself sorted out and thus go about a stressful task more effectively, a study that was conducted in Michigan State University showed.According to lead author, MSU doctoral student in...
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