The science of why the sun makes us feel so happy

The science of why the sun makes us feel so happy

With the hottest day of the year so far coinciding with the last step in the Government’s lockdown roadmap, it is clear that the sun has put many of us in a cheerful mood, especially after the dark winter spent indoors. Although we are…

Here’s what you need to know about the must-have supplement for patients with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Here’s what you need to know about the must-have supplement for patients with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Stock image | Photo by spukkato/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News LATEST STORIES CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — Antioxidants are a buzzword in health circles that sometimes deliver empty promises. But when it comes to autoimmune Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, one antioxidant is a must-have in your protocol…

Memory-making involves extensive DNA breaking

Memory-making involves extensive DNA breaking

The urgency to remember a dangerous experience requires the brain to make a series of potentially dangerous moves: Neurons and other brain cells snap open their DNA in numerous locations — more than previously realized , according to a new study — to provide…

Nutrition deficiencies can impact your mental health

Nutrition deficiencies can impact your mental health

Mental and physical health can be boosted with a nutrient-dense, healthy diet. Many times, low levels of essential nutrients can cause a feeling of low and can be linked to depression, irritability, and anxiety. “One must understand the signs of nutrition deficiencies. Mood disorders…

A redundant modular network supports proper brain communication

A redundant modular network supports proper brain communication

Recall a phone number or directions just recited and your brain will be actively communicating across many regions. It is thought that working memory relies on interactions between these regions, but how these brain areas interact and properly represent memory has remained a mystery….

Yet to try functional mushrooms? Catch up on the wellness world’s enduring obsession with fungi

Yet to try functional mushrooms? Catch up on the wellness world’s enduring obsession with fungi

If we were to tell you that our human anatomy shares at least 50 percent of the same DNA as another living organism, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Apes, definitely. Chimpanzees, sure. Pigs, maybe — at least in the case of…

The One Breakfast Brain Experts Want You to Eat More Often

The One Breakfast Brain Experts Want You to Eat More Often

Wake up to this brain breakfast a few times a week and your noggin will thank you. If you want to start off the day benefiting your brain health, there’s one breakfast neurologists, neurosurgeons and other brain experts recommend overnight oats with walnuts and…

Fear Memory-making Involves Extensive DNA Breakage that Leads to Neurodegeneration

Fear Memory-making Involves Extensive DNA Breakage that Leads to Neurodegeneration

Double-strand DNA breaks, which occur when the phosphate backbones of both DNA strands are hydrolyzed, are considered the most significant DNA damage and have been shown to increase the risk of cancer and other deadly diseases. So, it’s surprising enough that previous research has…

Fear Memory-making Involves Extensive DNA Breakage that Leads to Neurodegeneration

Fear Memory-making Involves Extensive DNA Breakage that Leads to Neurodegeneration

Double-strand DNA breaks, which occur when the phosphate backbones of both DNA strands are hydrolyzed, are considered the most significant DNA damage and have been shown to increase the risk of cancer and other deadly diseases. So, it’s surprising enough that previous research has…

7 new coffee trends that taste great and have impressive health benefits

7 new coffee trends that taste great and have impressive health benefits

Trying one of these coffee trends is an easy way to give your caffeine fix an upgrade and boost your health in the process. Plus, they have the added bonus of shaking things up when your frothy cappuccino or on-the-go Americano is becoming a…