Your Real Age May Be Older or Younger Than Your Years
June 28, 2017 | Aging | H.Thomson
Age is a peculiar concept. We tend to think of it as the number of birthdays we have celebrated -- our chronological age. But this is just one indicator of the passage of time. We also have a biological age, a measure of how quickly the cells in our body are deteriorating compared with the general population. And these two figures don't always match up.
Why Do Migraine Sufferers Find Relief In Darkness?
June 27, 2017 | Headaches | M.Chan
People experiencing migraines often avoid light and find relief in darkness. A new study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has revealed a previously unknown connection between the light-sensitive nerve cells in the eye and centers in the brain that regulate mood and a host of physical parameters such as heart rate, shortness of breath, fatigue, congestion and nausea.
Are You An Emotional Eater? The 7 Types of Eaters
June 26, 2017 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Reaching out for that bar of chocolate or potato chips when you're feeling low, upset or tired is a situation that most of us are familiar with. Emotional eaters tend to lose the least amount of weight and have the hardest time keeping it off. Food has the uncanny ability to make us feel better but to depending on it for emotional support does more harm than good in the long run. Whether you're a diet junkie, a comfort eater or a binger, most people fall under one of these categories. Here's how to snap out of your problematic patterns and find the right solution that works for you.
Your Grandparents' Experiences Can Affect Your Genes
June 23, 2017 | DNA | A.McCarthy
Studies of human populations suggest that our health and longevity could be affected by the diets and experiences of our grandparents. For example, studies of a small community in northern Sweden where detailed historical records were kept found correlations between food availability for one generation and the mortality rate for that generation's grandchildren.
How To Curb All Inflammation In Your Body
June 22, 2017 | HumanBody | C.Williams
Coping with modern life can sometimes feel like a remorseless treadmill. Many of us end up exhausted, with a vague feeling that all this pressure can't be doing us any good. But we do it anyway, driven by the notion that stress is for wimps. And there's always a glass of wine and a takeaway to look forward to at the end of the week. Big mistake. Far from being for wimps, physical and psychological stress are major triggers of a modern scourge that has been linked with every malady from heart disease, depression and chronic pain to neurodegenerative diseases.
One Simple Step To Influence Your DNA
June 21, 2017 | Consciousness |
One of the things I do most when I discuss metaphysics is explore concepts related to light and darkness and their integration. It's one of my passions. I love duality at its core. We're made of it so we should know it quite well. But I find those who wish to enter the heart center to a greater extent struggle with this integration and thus find tremendous difficulty transitioning aspects of ego.
Blood Test Determines Which Diet Works Best
June 15, 2017 | Nutrition | J.Battaglia
Researchers presented new data demonstrating that blood sugar (glucose) and/or fasting insulin should be used to select the right diet, particularly for people with prediabetes and diabetes.
Mothers Will Risk Their Life For Their Children Because Of This One Hormone
June 14, 2017 | Hormones | M.Chan
From birds to mammals, from fish to reptiles, the immediate reaction to an impending threat to the animal itself is usually to flee or to stop moving in an attempt to go unnoticed. However, when parents feel threatened in the presence of their young, their reaction is completely different: they seek to protect them. What happens in the brains of the parents for them to to be willing to sacrifice their own life in the interest of their offspring's safety?
The Sun's Benefits Go Way Beyond Vitamin D
June 12, 2017 | Sunlight | J.Naish
The sun has got his hat on, our moods feel lighter and we are gripped by a desire to soak up some solar rays. But no, we keep being told: the threat of skin cancer makes this potentially lethal.
70 Percent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors Are Inaccurate
June 8, 2017 | HumanBody | A.McCarthy
Seventy per cent of readings from home blood pressure monitors are unacceptably inaccurate, which could cause serious implications for people who rely on them to make informed health decisions, new UAlberta research reveals.
The Difference Between An Empath, a Sympath and One Who Practices Compassion
June 7, 2017 | ManagingPain |
There is a difference in the way certain people modulate frequencies and there are so many variations that itís difficult to put labels on any of them. Empaths are truly in an in-between and special stage of development. But how do they differ from sympaths and those who practice compassion?
Why Playing An Instrument Protects Your Brain
June 6, 2017 | MentalHealth | K.Foster
A recent study conducted at Baycrest Health Sciences has uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward off age-related cognitive declines. This finding could lead to the development of brain rehabilitation interventions through musical training.