Head Injuries and Genetic Changes

Anyone who is familiar with head injuries will be well aware of the physical, neurological, and behavioral changes that occur. However, a recent scientific study suggests some equally serious and not immediately obvious—but nonetheless harmful—changes …

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Fisetin: The Superfruit of Your Strawberry Season

As springtime and summer approaches, fresh fruits start to become abundant in farmers markets and grocery stores. One such gem that is looked forward to is the strawberry. Vibrantly red in appearance, sweet and tart, juicy and delicious is the fruit of …

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Sensory Processing Disorder: Finding Help in Chaos

The irritating feeling of an itchy tag on the back of your shirt, the screeching of nails dragged across a chalkboard, or the sound of someone chewing. Before your angst takes over and your temper flares, it’s helpful to stop and consider the things th …

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Improve Cognitive Function Without Medication

The term ‘cognitive function’ refers to your intellectual activity, and includes aspects such as verbal function, learning, memory, attention span, working memory, and your executive function (ability to carry out tasks). At times, your brain function …

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Health Benefits of Cannabinoids – Part 2

Read Part 1 Cancer Research has shown that cannabinoids have several beneficial effects associated with reducing tumors. They have been shown to stimulate cell death, block cell growth, and inhibit the growth of new blood vessels—a process required for …

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Health Benefits of Cannabinoids – Part 1

Medical use of marijuana is widespread and recent research has shown the many potential and very real health benefits of cannabinoids. The cannabinoids related to health benefits being researched are not the THC-containing parts of marijuana. In fact, …

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Why Depression in Millennials is so Prevalent

More than nine million cases of depression are diagnosed in the US alone. Depression is a serious mental health disorder that can majorly disrupt your daily life. Behavioral and physical symptoms include altered moods, loss of interest in daily activit …

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Benefits of Ketamine: A New Pinch Hitter for Depression? – Part 2

Read Part 1 The Benefits of Ketamine for the Neuroaffect Response The benefits of ketamine, whether through its NMDA receptor blocking, or through the metabolites it creates in the body when it is broken down, are partly due to its ability to affect th …

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Benefits of Ketamine: A New Pinch Hitter for Depression? – Part 1

Depression is no longer a so-called “first world problem” – it’s a worldwide epidemic of huge proportions. It’s estimated that around 350 million people around the world have depression. That’s almost 5% of the global population. Around 16 million peop …

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Beyond Pleasure: The Health Benefits of Reading

If you’re already a lover of books, you don’t really need much else to motivate you to read. But if you’re starting to read less because you are getting more distracted online, or your life is getting too hectic, or for any other reason, there are bene …

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