5-Minute Breathing Workout Lowers Blood Pressure As Much As Exercise, Drugs
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5-Minute Breathing Workout Lowers Blood Pressure As Much As Exercise, Drugs

Do you know that 116 million Americans, that’s nearly one out of every two adults, suffer from hypertension, also known as high blood pressure? These high numbers are very concerning, especially among the older generation. Health Risks of Hypertension? Blood pressure is the strength with which the blood travels through the artery’s inner walls. Typically…

Having Closer Friends Long-term Keeps Cortisol Levels Low for Life
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Having Closer Friends Long-term Keeps Cortisol Levels Low for Life

According to former Beckman Institute postdoctoral researchers Michelle Rodrigues and Si On Yoon, there is a tie between female friendship and cortisol response. Their study looked at how age and familiarity with those we interact with impacts a conversation, reviewing the effectiveness and stress responses generated from those conversations. Friendship Health Benefits: What Are Friends…

Can’t Sleep? Have You Tried Working Out?
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Can’t Sleep? Have You Tried Working Out?

Nothing can be more frustrating than lying down for a good night’s sleep only to find yourself tossing and turning. You might also find you fall to sleep right away, but then wake in the middle of the night. However, poor sleep is not just frustrating. It can also interfere with your health. According to…

Here Is Where Spirituality Lives in the Brain
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Here Is Where Spirituality Lives in the Brain

What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience? New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that humans do indeed have a spiritual region in the brain. The study showed that spirituality resides in the periaqueductal grey (known as PAG). This centralized location is also where the brain conditions fear, altruistic behaviors, and unconditional…

Scientists Found The Cause Of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression
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Scientists Found The Cause Of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression

There are approximately 50 million people worldwide with dementia, a condition that causes a continual decline in mental and social skills. While there are different conditions that can cause dementia, between 60-70% of these dementia cases throughout the world are caused by Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, 5.8 million people over 65 in the United States…

Experts Weigh In On The Best Techniques To Keep Your Stress Levels In Check
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Experts Weigh In On The Best Techniques To Keep Your Stress Levels In Check

The modern world is fast-paced and societal pressures can lead to increased feelings of stress that cause physical, emotional, or psychological strain. Stress affects everyone and is the body’s normal reaction to warning signs or challenges identified by the central nervous system.  When the body identifies stress, hormones and chemicals are released that trigger the…

What Is The Link Between Anxiety And Gut Health?
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What Is The Link Between Anxiety And Gut Health?

Nowadays many people exposed to constant or high stress develop and live with anxiety. Without a doubt, it’s a challenge to maintain our emotional and mental equilibrium in today’s stress-filled culture.  Questioning the relationship of how different parts of our bodies respond after a stress response is sensible. Our human bodies really do know how…

Dementia: Anti-inflammatory Diets May Lower Risk
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Dementia: Anti-inflammatory Diets May Lower Risk

According to the United Nations (UN), the global population of those aged 60 and up will increase from 962 million in 2017 to 2.1 billion by 2050, and it is predicted that dementia rates will rise in tandem with the aging population.  Dementia is a chronic disease that affects a large and growing number of…

Why IBS Diets Do Not Work For Everyone
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Why IBS Diets Do Not Work For Everyone

There’s no denying it – relationships with food can be complicated. By reflecting on your current relationship with food, you can identify factors affecting your health and improve the role that diet plays in your life. This is especially important if you feel like something is not right with your digestive system.  Gastrointestinal disorders can…