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Cognitive Reserve: Prevention against Alzheimer Disease?

Everything had started in 1980 when something strange and unusual happened. Performing autopsy, post-mortem examinations on some individuals, researchers unexpectedly discovered Alzheimer’s disease. Unusual was that these individuals had no or very few symptoms of the disease when they were alive, and they had an advanced form of Alzheimer’s! After studying these unusual cases, the conclusion was: These individuals did …

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Have You Ever Heard About the Hormone Pregnenolone?

If you are well read, you’ve probably heard about cortisol, testosterone, adrenalin, progesterone and many other “popular” hormones countless times. But what do you know about the critical hormone pregnenolone? This article will give you more information about this potent hormone. When pregnenolone is balanced all of the other hormones are balanced as well. When you have low levels of …

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Some Interesting Facts about the Human Brain

This is a short informative article about the human brain and is intended to give you a better understanding of the most complex organ in the human body. Gaining better understanding of this organ will enable you to protect, control and even improve the function of this organ, which accounts for only 2% of your body weight but has 100 …

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How Stress Affects Your Body and Mind

Stress, both good and bad, can affect so many aspects of our lives. From work to personal relationships, even the smallest things can cause tension and interfere with our sense of peace and calm. While short-term stress is often an unavoidable part of life and can even help to increase productivity, long-term stress can have a serious impact on the …

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Where Does Your Attention Go?

I couldn’t accept my friend’s comments: “I like to read people’s obituaries even if I didn’t know them, and I enjoy reading about fatal plane crashes—I also like to watch violent movies. Are you like my friend? Do you tend to focus your attention on dark or morbid subject matter? I’m sure you’re familiar with the saying, “Where your attention …

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Can Online Counseling Help in Reducing the Mental Health Problem in the US?

Mental health is becoming increasingly problematic in the United States, with rates of anxiety and depression skyrocketing compared to previous years, especially among the teenage demographic. This is creating a number of issues, but along with this a number of solutions are also being presented. One of the solutions that has become fairly popular in the last few years is …

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Introduction to Somatic Psychology

Somatic psychology is a form of treatment or therapy that puts an emphasis on somatic experience. It is a type of therapy which is body-centered and dwells into the mind and body connection. It incorporates psychotherapy and physical therapies for holistic healing. Holism entails that a person’s whole being should be treated. It is presumed that the entire life of a …

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How Thinking Influences Destiny

Let’s start with a well-known fact: Your way of thinking determines your life experience—and your life experience produces emotions, both positive and negative, that create your body chemistry. A positive body chemistry results in good health. Negative emotions (thinking), however, cause your body to produce negative chemistry and, consequently, sickness. How does all this work? Your body chemistry is actually …

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Four Fallacies or Biases to Beware of

NOTE: Because of the length of this article, you may want to read and think about just one fallacy (bias) per day for the next four days. 1. The Clustering Illusion How much of what is going on around us do we understand? Surprisingly little. If not completely blind, our vision is obscured by the cobwebs of our mind, which …

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Beliefs Are Not Always Facts

When I made this statement to friend of mine, he was surprised. “Honestly,” he said, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. Are you saying that beliefs are not real or true, or….what?” “Just relax-I’ll explain everything in detail,” was my quick answer. Let me first clarify what a belief is. According to the simple Google definition, a belief is …