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Excessive serotonin in brain tied to social phobia

excessive serotonin in brain tied to social phobiaDid you know there is a neurotransmitter in your body which plays a role in your bowel movements, changes in mood, creating blood clots and reducing your libido? It’s true. One specific neurotransmitter has its hand in all of these …

Can talk therapy treat your mental health?

talk therap to treat mental healthWhen issues and problems in our lives arise, we all have that go-to person or group of people we reach out to. It could be our family, our friends or even our co-workers. We reach out to these individuals for …

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder: Facts and symptoms

REM-sleep-behaviour-disorcerSleep is an integral part of our health. It’s that nightly spell where we recharge so we can take on the next day. Sleep is also important to give our bodies a restart. It helps store memories, events and even …

Remembering happy memories can lower your depression

memories can lower depressionThink back to a happy memory. Maybe the sun was shining, maybe you accomplished something or maybe the memory was a celebration. Now think of how you feel when you remember this memory. You probably have a warm feeling inside …

Is your borderline personality disorder affecting you relationship?

borderline-personality-disorderThink of a garden just starting out. You have seeds, soil and water and so you plant the seeds, water them and let nature run its course. But let’s imagine you begin to neglect the garden, you don’t let it …

Your lack of sleep can cause heart disease

lack of sleep can cause heart diseaseThere is a slew of health conditions which are plaguing Americans. From diabetes, to blood pressure these are just some health concerns wrecking havoc on the health of Americans. Some health concerns are related, so much so that if one …

What’s really keeping you awake at night

can’t fall asleepYou toss, you turn, and you close your eyes for a moment only to be suddenly awake. Not getting proper sleep can ruin your energy, mess with your emotions and greatly impact your health. But you’ve tried everything to get …

Parkinson’s disease: Real cause revealed

causes of parkinson'sFor years little was known about Parkinson’s disease. Without a cause a cure could not be found. But after extensive research we’re closer to a potential cure as scientists have now discovered a cause for Parkinson’s disease.

But before we …

Side effect of depression your doctor isn’t telling you about

depression and joint painsWhen you hear the word depression you probably think of someone who is sad, down, fatigued and detached from the world. Although these hold true, depression can affect more than just someone’s mental well-being.

When it comes to depression, there …

Loud snoring and daytime fatigue? Could be sleep apnea

sleep apnea signs and symptomsSnoring can be seen as a few different things. For some it signals being in a deep sleep; for others – mainly the individual sharing the bed with you – it can be a complete nuisance and prevent them from …

Bipolar disorder: What drastic changes in mood really mean

bipolar disorder symptomsAlthough it may have been awhile, think back to the scariest, biggest roller coaster you’ve ever been on. You move up the hill and your anticipation starts to build, but before you know it, you’re dropped almost vertically rushing back …

Mediterranean diet gets top health score. Here’s why…

benefits of mediterranean dietFish, tomatoes, feta cheese, chicken and lots of olive oil. We have just listed a bunch of ingredients to make a special meal, but these all have something in common: They’re stapes of the Mediterranean diet.

When you think of …

Clear mind, strong memory: Exercise makes your brain grow

exercise for brain healthYou’re doing your morning Sudoku every day, maybe an extra crossword puzzle on Saturdays and you have a new audio book to learn Spanish. Needless to say, you’re quite satisfied with yourself for giving your brain a good regular workout …

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Take back control

Stress Disorder symptoms and natural remediesStress is one thing most of us face in our hectic lives. But post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) is a disease of intense mental anguish from the kind of life or death trauma faced by soldiers in combat, a car crash, …

Frequent seizures? What you should know about epilepsy

know about epilepsyOne moment you can be completely fine, carrying on with your day, and in a split second it can all change. You convulse, you lose control and you begin to act quite differently.

If this scenario only occurred to you …

Feeling stressed? 3 techniques for quick relief

quick relief from stressYou forgot to pick up the dry cleaning. You left the stove on when you left the house. You completely forgot about a coming occasion and now triple-booked yourself! What do all of these things have in common? They all …

The real cause of Alzheimer’s disease?

causes of Alzheimer's diseaseUp until now, causes of Alzheimer’s have only been speculated. Current ideas surround genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. One thing is for certain, though, Alzheimer’s disease has a huge impact on the brain – killing brain cells which leads to …

Unusual signs of stroke in women
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