November 23, 2020

How do you treat insomnia?

If you’re tired of feeling tired, it could be related to your sleep. How do you know when you need treatment for insomnia?
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Mental & Emotional HealthStress
June 5, 2020

Could you be suffering from burnout?

Your alarm rings; it’s time to get ready for work. But that’s the last thing you feel like doing. You’re strung out and even the thought of facing your day is just too much. Is this just normal stress, or could it be burnout?
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General knowledge
March 25, 2019

How your body turns food into energy

Growing up you may have heard about how certain foods are better for your health than others, some foods are considered “brain foods” and some provide you with energy. But, how does it work? Let’s break it down.
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Brain and Nervous System
October 8, 2018

Nootropics can boost your brain power

Do you often turn to coffee or an energy drink when you need a boost? Most of us do to get that quick wake-up fix. Now, you could also try “nootropics”; smart drugs which are natural substances, supplements, and other cognitive enhancers that can improve your memory, focus, creativity and help you feel motivated. How do nootropics work? For your brain to work effectively, it needs the right levels of neurotransmitters to be in the right place at the right time. Your brain is “needy”! Neurons are in a constant cycle of death (the complete and irreversible loss of brain…
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September 18, 2018

Boost your health by treating your mitochondria

Your mitochondria are tiny little batteries for your body. You can find them inside the cells in your body, acting as power plants within your cells that keep your body working properly. They do this by generating adenosine triphosphate (ATP), an organic chemical that we need to do basically anything we do: talking, walking, digestion - everything that requires energy. Mitochondria are made up of two membranes. The inner membrane folds many times and creates layers. The outer layer is shaped like a bean. To generate energy, they also break down carbohydrates and acids. Besides playing a role in the vitality you…
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June 18, 2018

Why am I always tired?

Do you feel like you’re constantly on “empty”, even as you sleep, exercise and do all the things a healthy person is supposed to? Your health or lifestyle habits could be to blame. Common energy stealers Eating too many carbs Daytime sleepiness has been linked to eating refined carbohydrates, which increase your blood sugar levels. This is followed by a plunge in insulin levels that can cause fatigue and weakness. Carbs may fill you up but they're not loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to produce energy. You’re not hydrated enough When you don’t drink water…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
April 20, 2018

This treatment can make you smart and ease depression

Do you wish you could become smarter before your final exams? Exercise may be the ticket! According to Professor Ronald Duman from Yale University, chronic stress, anxiety and depression are linked to the loss of neurons, the cells that make up the pathways that send messages from your brain to your body. He found that exercise is linked to the growth of new neurons. Dr John Ratey, author of Spark; The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain says that exercise can improve your brain in the short term by increasing your level of focus for two to three…
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