Category Archives: Mental Health


Weighted Blanket Benefits: An Emerging Topic

Weighted Blanket Benefits: An Emerging Topic

Often in the pursuit of more effective, less expensive ways to remediate illnesses and other conditions, ideas from the past are seen in a new light. That seems to be the case with weighted blanket benefits. Weighted blankets are based on old ideas such as swaddling infants and on practices that are physically enjoyable for […]

The Surprising Benefits of Nicotine

The Surprising Benefits of Nicotine

Warning signs on the labels of tobacco products indicate they are injurious to health. Even e-cigarettes may contain harmful toxins. But with new studies, benefits of nicotine have come to light. It appears that nicotine, when given isolated from tobacco, can protect the brain from aging. It also cuts down the risk of Alzheimer’s and […]

Tanning and Ultraviolet Effects

Tanning and Ultraviolet Effects

Ultraviolet effects largely depend on the location, duration and the time of sun exposure. With sensible sunlight exposure, your body gains access to immense benefits of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. However, spending excess time under sunlight can lead to serious health issues. Our earth’s atmosphere acts as a natural protective layer blocking most of the UV […]

The Shocking Correlation Between Bacteria and Mental Illness

The Shocking Correlation Between Bacteria and Mental Illness

While there once wasn’t much concern that small, non-severe infections that could easily be managed with a round of antibiotics could cause long-term problems, there is now evidence to the contrary. A new study published in the internationally recognized journal, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, by Ole Köhler-Forsberg from Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov shows a correlation between […]

The Health Risks of Energy Saving Light Bulbs

The Health Risks of Energy Saving Light Bulbs

The energy crisis has us tripping over ourselves finding ways and means of using this resource more wisely and efficiently. This has led to the emergence of energy saving light bulbs. While these light bulbs most certainly are energy savers, they can be a little more expensive. The costs, however, are offset by their long […]

Declining Cognitive Function May be the Result of Chronic Stress

Declining Cognitive Function May be the Result of Chronic Stress

Adult attention and learning, according to common belief, tend to decline as we age. This means that we expect to forget things, to not learn as easily as we might once have, and generally speaking, have declining cognitive function. Society has determined this as the norm. Additionally, we have been led to believe that, with […]

Marijuana Effects on the Brain

Marijuana Effects on the Brain

While it has become the most commonly used drug in the United States, the consequences marijuana has on the body are simply bewildering. Marijuana is the dried leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant. More than 200 medical conditions have been demonstrated to be enhanced by its usage. Marijuana effects on the […]

Silence Therapy: The New Wellness Approach

Silence Therapy: The New Wellness Approach

How much is ‘noise versus silence’ an issue in your daily life? If you’re like most Americans, you’re surrounded by some kind of sound everywhere you turn: cell phones, computers, electronic games of all kinds, music blasting from iPods, the booming of someone’s bass turned up loud as it will go in the car next […]

Hidden Causes of Excessive Yawning

Hidden Causes of Excessive Yawning

Occasional yawing is quite natural. You should, however, start taking notice when excessive yawning becomes part of your daily routine. It may very well be your body’s way of alerting you to an underlying problem. What Happens When You Yawn? Yawning is an involuntary process. Your mouth opens wide, and you breathe in air, filling […]

Electromagnetic Brain Stimulation Effects on Gut Health

Electromagnetic Brain Stimulation Effects on Gut Health

There are many studies involving gut health as it relates to weight loss. Throughout these historically accurate and also new findings is a common thread that gut bacteria and health has a large effect on weight gain as well as obesity. One of the most recent studies on the subject relates electromagnetic brain stimulation to […]

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