The gene mutation that proves the pain isn’t ‘all in your head’

The gene mutation that proves the pain isn’t ‘all in your head’

If you live with a chronic pain condition like fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis or TMJ, you know first-hand how difficult it can be to get relief. Worse, even, is getting your doctor to listen to you without feeling like he believes the pain is all in your head. In fact, many people who live with these types of chronic pain are simply prescribed drugs for anxiety and depression and then shuffled off to continue suffering. It’s a sad fact that if a doctor can’t see the cause behind a pain issue, it isn’t considered to be real. Now though, thanks to a new study by researchers at McGill University, a cause has been found that explains this kind of pain. That means relief may be just around the corner… The princess and the pea Did you ever read that children’s book called “The Princess and the Pea?” If not, here are the basics… It’s about a fairy tale princess whose fingertips are so incredibly sensitive that she can feel a tiny pea even through a pile of 20 mattresses. What does that have to do with pain, you wonder? Well, it all comes down to something known as heightened somatic awareness — a condition where you experience physical discomfort for which there’s no physiological explanation (exactly what we were just talking about in the case of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid and TMJ). Patients with heightened somatic awareness often experience unexplained symptoms — headaches, sore joints, nausea, constipation or itchy skin — that cause emotional distress, and are twice as likely to develop chronic pain. The thing is, just like I mentioned, doctors ignore all of these issues because somatic awareness is thought to be caused by psychological issues. Samar Khoury, a postdoctoral fellow at McGill’s Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain […]

4 Books to Help You Take Charge of Your Happiness

4 Books to Help You Take Charge of Your Happiness

Photo by Prostock-studio/Shutterstock Practicing good habits and building strengths will keep your well-being on the right track. By making one small change a week all year long, we can feel much less stressed and more fulfilled, writes author Brett Blumenthal. Read 20 minutes a day. Choose books and articles you actually want to (rather than should) read. When you read what you love, your interest in reading grows. Reading keeps your brain healthy and protects against memory loss. Go on a screen diet. How much of your day is spent in front of a screen? Brett reports that some Americans spend up to 10 hours a day online, on mobile devices and in front of the TV. Try to reduce digital time by an hour a day. Attend a lecture in person instead of online or go to a concert instead of watching YouTube videos. Too much screen time can result in stress and sleeping problems, research shows. Deal with demons. Holding on to regret for past mistakes can hurt your potential and your future. Ask yourself: What past mistakes still upset you? Acknowledge your regrets and ask yourself what lessons you have learned. Start viewing your mistakes as “invaluable blessings,” Brett says. The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success by Emma Seppala, Ph.D. In her book, The Happiness Track , Emma Seppala, Ph.D., writes that working in a stressed-out overdrive mode isn’t the best or only pathway to success. With the latest findings in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, she shows us how happiness has a profound effect on our professional lives by increasing our productivity as well as our emotional and social intelligence. Tap into your natural resilience. Do something restorative to shore up your resilience like taking a hike in […]

Brain Health Supplements Market Expecting an Outstanding Growth Till 2025

Brain Health Supplements Market Expecting an Outstanding Growth Till 2025

Bangkok–17 Jul–Grand View Research The global brain health supplements market size is expected to reach USD 10.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., expanding at a CAGR of 8.2% over the forecast period. Growing health concerns over depression, anxiety, anti-aging, and sleep recovery issues among consumers, along with rise in the disposable income, are driving the market over the forecast period. Booming dietary supplements industry on account of health concerns mainly in developed countries is further expected to propel the market growth. Nutritional benefits such as vitamins and minerals offered by the brain health supplements can reduce stress levels and offer protection against depression, anxiety, and dementia, thereby driving the market. Dementia can lead to anesthesia and depression in humans, therefore these products help to maintain the mental health of the consumers. The product demand is attributed to the presence of a number of ingredients in the product such as vitamin D, bacopa monnieri, vitamin B12, vinpocetine, antioxidants, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These ingredients provide brain health benefits such as concentration level, memory enhancement, focus and attention, thereby driving the demand for the product. The market in North America is anticipated to grow due to rise in the sales of herbal products, along with increasing product launches. Growing health awareness among consumers, along with surge in the educational and promotional activities for the consumers, is anticipated to boost the growth in the region. Moreover, increase in the number of fitness clubs, fitness centers, and fitness programs and classes for mental and brain health issues is likely to augment the demand for brain health supplements over the forecast period. Growing interest for the healthy and natural ingredients in the product among youth due to their various health benefits will fuel the demand in […]

New clinical trials reinforce the cognitive benefits of the garden herb sage

New research has found the secret to better brain function could be found in your backyard garden. Sage, an aromatic plant used since ancient times to treat numerous health issues, has modern health benefits, a study has discovered. Clinical trials from the UK suggest the common garden plant and herb can help improve memory, especially in the young and elderly. Studies show that sage has properties that can significantly improve cognitive performance. Separate clinical trials explored the effect of a type of sage extract grown and harvested by Sibelius, a natural product company spun-out from Oxford University. The first trial, which involved adults older than 65, showed that sage had near-immediate, significant improvements in secondary memory (where information is stored) and in accuracy of attention. The second trial looked at the effect of sage on the cognitive performance of 18 to 25-year-olds, finding significant effects on participants’ short term, episodic memory, as noted by their improved ability to accurately recall information. Both studies were randomised, placebo-controlled trials. Experts say the results are promising for those looking to delay the onset of age-related conditions, and for those eager to promote a healthier ageing process. Sage extracts have been shown to inhibit an enzyme that breaks down the part of the brain, that plays an important role in the formation of memories. They also possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which researchers say may contribute to its cognitive benefits. Sage may help to counteract the pro-inflammatory conditions associated with both cognitive diseases and poor cognitive performance.

India- Brain Health Supplements Market Size is Predictable to Reach USD 10.7 Billion By 2025: Grand View Research,Inc

India- Brain Health Supplements Market Size is Predictable to Reach USD 10.7 Billion By 2025: Grand View Research,Inc

(MENAFN – GetNews) According to report published by Grand View Research,Growing health concerns over depression, anxiety, anti-aging, and sleep recovery issues among consumers, along with rise in the disposable income, are driving the brain health supplements market over the forecast period. According to a report, ‘ Brain Health Supplements Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Natural Molecules, Herbal Extract), By Application (Memory Enhancement, Attention & Focus), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 – 2025 , published by Grand View Research, Inc.,The global brain health supplements market size is expected to reach USD 10.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., expanding at a CAGR of 8.2% over the forecast period. Growing health concerns over depression, anxiety, anti-aging, and sleep recovery issues among consumers, along with rise in the disposable income, are driving the market over the forecast period. Booming dietary supplements industry on account of health concerns mainly in developed countries is further expected to propel the market growth. Nutritional benefits such as vitamins and minerals offered by the brain health supplements can reduce stress levels and offer protection against depression, anxiety, and dementia, thereby driving the market. Dementia can lead to anesthesia and depression in humans, therefore these products help to maintain the mental health of the consumers. The product demand is attributed to the presence of a number of ingredients in the product such as vitamin D, bacopa monnieri, vitamin B12, vinpocetine, antioxidants, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These ingredients provide brain health benefits such as concentration level, memory enhancement, focus and attention, thereby driving the demand for the product. Further key findings from the study suggest: In terms of revenue, the herbal extract segment is projected to expand at a CAGR of 9.7% over the forecast period Based on application, […]

4 Books to Help You Take Charge of Your Happiness

4 Books to Help You Take Charge of Your Happiness

Photo by Prostock-studio/Shutterstock Practicing good habits and building strengths will keep your well-being on the right track. 52 Small Changes for the Mind: Improve Memory. Minimize Stress. Increase Productivity. Boost Happiness. by Brett Blumenthal By making one small change a week all year long, we can feel much less stressed and more fulfilled, writes author Brett Blumenthal. Read 20 minutes a day. Choose books and articles you actually want to (rather than should) read. When you read what you love, your interest in reading grows. Reading keeps your brain healthy and protects against memory loss. Go on a screen diet. How much of your day is spent in front of a screen? Brett reports that some Americans spend up to 10 hours a day online, on mobile devices and in front of the TV. Try to reduce digital time by an hour a day. Attend a lecture in person instead of online or go to a concert instead of watching YouTube videos. Too much screen time can result in stress and sleeping problems, research shows. Deal with demons. Holding on to regret for past mistakes can hurt your potential and your future. Ask yourself: What past mistakes still upset you? Acknowledge your regrets and ask yourself what lessons you have learned. Start viewing your mistakes as “invaluable blessings,” Brett says. The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success by Emma Seppala, Ph.D. In her book, The Happiness Track , Emma Seppala, Ph.D., writes that working in a stressed-out overdrive mode isn’t the best or only pathway to success. With the latest findings in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, she shows us how happiness has a profound effect on our professional lives by increasing our productivity as well as our emotional and social intelligence. Tap […]

Turmeric: 15 Reasons Why You Should Eat It Everyday

Turmeric: 15 Reasons Why You Should Eat It Everyday

Turmeric is a widely used spice in cultures around the world. While it is an iconic ingredient in some of the tastiest dishes ever made, it’s also known and used for its incredible health benefits. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, heal your wounds, or treat PTSD, this yellow spice is a powerhouse when it comes to transforming your health. 15 Benefits of Turmeric for Health With numerous health benefits and powerful properties, turmeric has made a name for itself as a holistic solution to multiple medical conditions. Ready to see how turmeric can positively transform your life? Keep reading. 1. Fight Inflammation One of the most popular reasons people turn to turmeric is for its anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation causes arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, many people turn to this bright yellow spice to use these anti-inflammatory properties to their advantage. Want to treat inflammation as all-naturally as possible? Start using this golden spice. According to certain studies, this spice is almost as powerful as some of the leading anti-inflammatory drugs. 2. Take Advantage of Antioxidants The antioxidants in this beneficial spice are a powerful way to fight free radicals. When left untreated, these free radicals can wreak havoc on our cells and DNA. This damage often leads to cancer and similar medical issues. By adding turmeric to your diet, you’ll be able to take advantage of its antioxidants. The antioxidants present in this spice can neutralize dangerous free radicals, highly reactive molecules that cause oxidative damage to our bodies. According to certain studies, turmeric’s antioxidants are instrumental in fighting free radicals, preventing cancer, and boosting your body’s antioxidant enzymes, 3. Boost Your Cognitive Functions Cognitive health is typically not a concern until we are older. However, to ensure you maintain cognitive health into old age, […]

Learning new skills could make older people’s brains 30 years younger in six weeks, study claims

Learning new skills could make older people's brains 30 years younger in six weeks, study claims

Learning new skills can make older people’s brains three decades younger in just six weeks, according to a new study. Taking up three new tasks at the same time boosts mental power and protects against Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have found. These skills may range from language lessons to using an iPad , photography, writing music or painting. Scroll down for video Taking up three new skills, such as language lessons or learning how to use an iPad, at the same time can make older people’s brains three decades younger in just six weeks (file photo) Taking up three new skills, such as language lessons or learning how to use an iPad, at the same time can make older people’s brains three decades younger in just six weeks (file photo) The course workload would be similar to an undergraduate’s and adds to growing evidence that dementia is avoidable through lifestyle changes. After less than two months, those in their 80s increased their cognitive abilities to levels similar to those seen in someone in their 50s. Control group members, who did not take any classes, showed no change in their performance. Dr Rachel Wu, an assistant professor of psychology at California University, said: ‘The participants in the intervention bridged a 30-year difference in cognitive abilities after just six weeks and maintained these abilities while learning multiple new skills. HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY BRAIN POWER AS I GET OLDER? The new study, by researchers at California University, has found that learning multiple new skills simultaneously can improve brain power. Dr Rachel Wu, an assistant professor of psychology at the university, has said older people can ward off memory loss and confusion by soaking up information like a sponge – as a child would. Skills trialled in the study include learning how […]

Koios Beverage : Provides Mid-2019 Corporate Update Including Strong Sales Numbers, Revised Website, and Fit Soda Launch Date

Koios Beverage : Provides Mid-2019 Corporate Update Including Strong Sales Numbers, Revised Website, and Fit Soda Launch Date

Halfway through 2019, Koios is thrilled to provide an all-around positive update with respect to its operations. Koios’ products have increased in sales volume at its big box/grocery retailers. Additionally, Koios product sales volumes have increased both with its sports nutrition retailers and Amazon, and sell-through rates at specialty grocers and retailers is greater than the industry standard. The Company is presently undertaking efforts to revise its website to offer an improved e-commerce experience as well as an enhanced investor relations section. Koios is also in the process of procuring several distribution partners (including a third-party broker and co-packing vendors), though its focus remains on providing consistently good service to its current partners regardless of how much it scales upward. Finally, the Fit Soda TM product is being produced for wide-scale distribution outside of Denver, CO starting on Friday, July 19, 2019. This production will prepare the Company for wide-scale distribution of Fit Soda TM nationwide in August of 2019. VANCOUVER, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ – Koios Beverage Corp. (CSE: KBEV; OTC: KBEVF) (the "Company" or "Koios") is pleased to provide a mid-2019 corporate update, reflecting a number of notable positive advances since its prior update on March 19, 2019. For clarity, this update is segregated into five sections; Retailer Partnerships , Koios E-Commerce and IR Websites , Supply Chain Partner and Scalability Developments , Fit Soda Update , and Koios Financial Insights . Retailer Partnerships Koios’ products are primarily sold through the major retail channels of some of the biggest names in retail, in addition to Amazon, as well as a strong base of specialty grocers and retailers. Achieving distribution in a total of more than 4,300 stores in less than one year following a product’s launch is rarely seen for any new product line, with placement in […]

Koios Beverage Corp. (KBEVF) Provides Mid-2019 Corporate Update Including Strong Sales Numbers

Koios Beverage Corp. (KBEVF) Provides Mid-2019 Corporate Update Including Strong Sales Numbers

marijuana stock news Koios Provides Mid-2019 Corporate Update Including Strong Sales Numbers, Revised Website, and Fit Soda Launch Date Koios Beverage Corp. (CSE: KBEV; OTC: KBEVF) (the “Company” or “Koios”) is pleased to provide a mid-2019 corporate update, reflecting a number of notable positive advances since its prior update on March 19, 2019 . For clarity, this update is segregated into five sections; Retailer Partnerships , Koios E-Commerce and IR Websites , Supply Chain Partner and Scalability Developments , Fit Soda Update , and Koios Financial Insights . Koios’ products are primarily sold through the major retail channels of some of the biggest names in retail, in addition to Amazon, as well as a strong base of specialty grocers and retailers. Achieving distribution in a total of more than 4,300 stores in less than one year following a product’s launch is rarely seen for any new product line, with placement in national retailers typically taking several years to accomplish. While Koios is working with distributor agencies to expand its footprint with retailers, management is taking great caution to ensure growth does not occur too rapidly, as such growth may come at the expense of its current level of performance, and possibly damage its existing relationships. The Company’s primary focus remains on providing the highest quality of product and service to its current partners irrespective of the extent to which Koios scales upward. Big Box Grocery: Koios products are currently stocked in 1,084 “big box” grocery retail locations across the United States . Sales of Koios products have doubled in volume, driven by a sales per-SKU (stock keeping unit) increase from 1.1 to 3.4 per SKU on average, per store per week, in this specific channel (based on data from the week ending June 30, 2019 ). Koios partnered with […]