Mindfulness Meditation Training Lowers Stress Response In Anxiety Disorder
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Mindfulness Meditation Training Lowers Stress Response In Anxiety Disorder

You know that feeling where your mind is thinking of 100 things at once? When you can’t stop the thoughts and jump from idea to idea, or worse, from worry to worry? When this happens it can make stress and anxiety worse. However, many people are turning to mindfulness meditation as a popular method to…

Poor School Nutrition May Have Caused 20 cm Height Gap Across Nations

Poor School Nutrition May Have Caused 20 cm Height Gap Across Nations

You are what you eat – or so the saying goes. But does that include how tall you become? Even though your genes play a big part in how tall you are, researchers say poor nutrition during school years may have caused a 20cm height gap between countries. (1)  The study by the Imperial College…

Sleep and Microbiome

Sleep and Microbiome

Sleepless in the U.S. It is an unfortunate fact that sleep disorders are common in the U.S. At least 10% of people have a sleep disorder that is “clinically significant,” with insomnia being the most common. Sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and insomnia are also common (RLS). Breaking this issue down by sex, one study…

Novel Coronavirus: What We Know So Far About COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus: What We Know So Far About COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has dominated new outlets throughout late 2019 and early 2020, but what do we know about this deadly virus? And what information is essential? The New York Times called it an “infodemic” because so many stories have been written about Coronavirus. Many dangerous and false information about the new illness on the…

Do You Know What’s in Your Child’s Food?

Do You Know What’s in Your Child’s Food?

It can be difficult to know exactly what you’re feeding your family these days. There are confusing food-labeling terms that are often mere marketing ploys rather than helpful tools. While labels like ‘reduced fat,’ ‘low calorie,’ and ‘low sugar’ may sound enticing, it oftentimes doesn’t mean the food is any healthier. Let’s take a look…