People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are “all in a person’s head” have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, those with anxiety perceive the world differently — and it stems from a variance in their brains.
Hormones are one of your body’s main signaling systems. Think of them as tiny traffic cops: They direct biochemical messages that regulate everything from your sex drive to your metabolism, mood, sleep, and fertility.
Given the amount of information they’re responsible for ferrying, it’s easy to see how mixed signals might affect the way you feel and function. One natural way to help keep your hormones in balance, however, is through exercise—and science is still discovering just how good a sweat session can be for your overall health.
Regular pain-relieving acupuncture still reigns in the entertainment industry: Connie Britton, Wayward Pines actress Carla Gugino, actor Robert Patrick, film and television producer Greg Berlanti and Insight Entertainment producer Matthew Lesher are all fans of Beverly Hills licensed acupuncturist Behnaz Forat, Ph.D, who has practiced Chinese medicine for more than 22 years.
Does what we eat really affect our sleep? Short answer: yes. Just as a triple-shot Frappuccino at 9 p.m. would be destructive for your sleep, there are also foods that can help support a good night's rest.
By now, it shouldn’t be news to you that there’s a connection between the gut and the brain—doctors and nutritionists will both back this up. But a new book is making some bold claims about the matter, stating that gut inflammation is actually at the root of depression—and that the medical community’s current methods of treating the disease are all wrong.
With spring upon us, allergy season is hovering. A few years ago, with no warning, one of my boys started suffering from seasonal allergies. He asked me why he suddenly became allergic, and why he wrestles with allergies and his siblings do not.
Although his siblings do not share his misery, my son is not alone; it is estimated that about 50 million Americans fight seasonal allergies. An allergy is essentially the immune system reacting, or overreacting, to a trigger. Triggers can be something in the environment such as mold or pollen or a food we eat such as peanuts or eggs.
Spring is here! Yes! Except for the fact that many people don’t feel so hot this time of year.
The flu is—knock on wood—mostly behind us. Allergies have not quite exploded yet. So, why do so many of us feel off in the early days of spring?
You can kindly thank your Liver!
In acupuncture theory, humans are viewed as microcosms of the natural world that surrounds them. Seasons—particularly the transitional periods, when we move from one season to the next—factor significantly into how we feel.