DOPAMINE: The Brain Chemical Linked to Mood and Pleasure —May Have Other Functions Too

DOPAMINE: The Brain Chemical Linked to Mood and Pleasure —May Have Other Functions Too  For decades, discussions about dopamine centered around how this hormone provides people with a feeling of pleasure and rewards. Now, a new study by researchers at Northwestern University found that one genetic subtype of dopamine does not respond to rewards at … Continue reading “DOPAMINE: The Brain Chemical Linked to Mood and Pleasure —May Have Other Functions Too”

Cut The Risk Of Depression

Cut The Risk Of Depression It’s common knowledge that adopting healthy habits, like eating nutritious food and exercising regularly, can positively affect physical health and lower the chances of chronic diseases. Now, new research has identified seven lifestyle habits that can affect your physical health and your mental health, as well. According to the study … Continue reading “Cut The Risk Of Depression”

How ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Increase Dementia Risk

How ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Increase Dementia Risk When doctors talk to older adults about their health, one topic may center around the importance of having “good” cholesterol.” A recent study, however, has added another layer to the discussion after finding that having either high or low levels of “good” cholesterol slightly increases the risk of … Continue reading “How ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Increase Dementia Risk”

Better Sleep By Fixing Your Circadian Rhythm Naturally

Better Sleep By Fixing Your Circadian Rhythm Naturally It’s a fact that our lives are organized around clocks. We look at a clock after we wake up or depend on the clock’s alarm to wake us up. We glance at the clock throughout the day and before we go to bed at night. Just as … Continue reading “Better Sleep By Fixing Your Circadian Rhythm Naturally”

Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info

Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info An international research team has identified a new and rare genetic variant that may delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease for decades. Led by Harvard Medical School investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear, the team discovered while studying families in Colombia that carry a gene known to cause … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info”

People With Alzheimer’s Disease Deficient in These 5 Nutrients

People With Alzheimer’s Disease Deficient in These 5 Nutrients It’s a well-known fact that the brain needs essential vitamins and minerals to stay sharp during the aging process. For this reason, eating a variety of nutritious foods plays a role in staying physically healthy and preventing brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. New research by … Continue reading “People With Alzheimer’s Disease Deficient in These 5 Nutrients”

Protein Power: How Much Is Good?

Protein Power: How Much Is Good? Proteins are essential to the body, but the question most often asked is how much you should consume daily. Nutrition experts say the amount of protein you need depends on many factors, such as your age, activity levels, gender, weight, and health status. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for … Continue reading “Protein Power: How Much Is Good?”

Mediterranean Diet May Protect More Against Diabetes

Mediterranean Diet May Protect More Against Diabetes The Mediterranean diet has been ranked as one of the best diets in the world because of the many healthy foods involved in the plan. Studies suggest that the Mediterranean diet, or MedDiet for short, helps to lower risk factors for heart disease, stroke, cognitive decline, and other … Continue reading “Mediterranean Diet May Protect More Against Diabetes”

The #1 Thing Regarding Happiness, From A Monk

The #1 Thing Regarding Happiness, From A Monk Like many people, Jeffrey Marsh believed that you can be happy, successful, and accepted if you are in perfect control of your life. Marsh tried living out this belief for years, but didn’t find happiness. “I spent a lot of time escaping to an imaginary world where … Continue reading “The #1 Thing Regarding Happiness, From A Monk”

Age-Related Memory Loss Could Be Averted With Tea, Apples and Berries, Study Suggests

Age-Related Memory Loss Could Be Averted With Tea, Apples, and Berries, Study Suggests Results of a recent study show that with every sip of green tea and every bite of apples and berries, older adults may be protecting themselves against age-related memory loss. Researchers at Columbia University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard found that study … Continue reading “Age-Related Memory Loss Could Be Averted With Tea, Apples and Berries, Study Suggests”