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Your Adaptable Brain and How to Empower It

A healthy brain is an adaptable brain—one that can respond to new information and circumstances, withstand the harmful effects of injury, disease, and stress, and repair itself following damage to, or loss of, brain cells and/or their connections. This capacity, called neuroplasticity, is essential to staying sharp in older age.

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How to Beat Depression – Identify the Root Cause!

If you’re wondering how to beat depression without drugs like Prozac or Zoloft, it’s imperative that you identify what is triggering your depression in the first place. Once you know the root cause, you can beat depression naturally.

The Myth of Non-Drowsy Antihistamines and Allergy Medicine

The Myth of Non-Drowsy Antihistamines and Allergy Medicine

Allergy sufferers have long faced a no-win situation with traditional antihistamine medications: sneeze and itch your way through seasonal allergies or take antihistamines and live in a fog instead. Antihistamines stop allergy symptoms by reducing or blocking histamines, chemicals the body releases in response to an allergic trigger. Histamines cause

What Is a Nervous Breakdown?

What Is a Nervous Breakdown?

We’ve all heard and used the phrase “nervous breakdown,” but it’s not an actual medical term, so there is no clinical definition. So what is a nervous breakdown? Generally, the phrase refers to some type of mental health crisis that renders a person incapable of normal, effective functioning. The person

4. Insomnia

“To sleep, perchance to dream,” was the desire of Prince Hamlet in Shakespeare’s drama. It’s also the desire of thousands of insomnia suffers, who can’t get a normal night’s sleep for a variety of reasons.
The National Sleep Foundation identifies two primary categories of insomnia:

Short-term (acute) insomnia lasts a few nights

Your Pain Impacts Your Mood

The more scientists learn about pain, the more it appears that both physical pain and psychological pain, such as depression and anxiety, are deeply interrelated. An estimated 65 percent of people with major depressive disorder and 45 percent of people with anxiety disorders complain of chronic pain. At the same

Beating the Mental Effects of Illness

In many individuals, a serious illness is more than a challenge to the body—it’s also a major challenge to the brain. A health crisis may trigger feelings of depression and anxiety, or lead to cognitive symptoms such as confusion and problems with memory, decision-making and attention. These mental effects can

How to Age-Proof Your Brain

When it comes to brain aging, it’s best not to take age-related cognitive decline sitting down. In fact, recent research suggests that swapping a sedentary lifestyle for one that includes regular moderate-to-vigorous exercise may be one of the best ways to slow brain aging among older adults.

In a study published

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