5 Ways Mindfulness Rewires Your Brain and Improves Your Life

5 Ways Mindfulness Rewires Your Brain and Improves Your Life

David Gyung/Shutterstock Life is busy. Parenting , work, hobbies, friends, problems, and pressure fill each day with more items on our to-do list than we can accomplish. Who has time for mindfulness meditation ? But as these pressures erode sleep, increase anxiety , turn…

7 Smart Strategies to Boost Your Brain Health in the New Year, According to a Cognitive Neuroscientist

7 Smart Strategies to Boost Your Brain Health in the New Year, According to a Cognitive Neuroscientist

Write these down. Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images Looking for actionable ways to stay sharp, maximize your natural brain power, improve mental health, and prevent cognitive decline? Of course you are. The good habits and healthy mindsets we adopt right now really can help protect and…

Study: RUNNING boosts mental health and helps treat depression

Study: RUNNING boosts mental health and helps treat depression

Advertisement For those experiencing anxiety and depression, lacing up their running shoes proves to be a better choice instead of taking drugs, according to a study. The May 15 study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that running as therapy for anxiety…

Neuroscientists are Tantalizingly Close to Mastering How Psychedelics Redesign Our Brains

Neuroscientists are Tantalizingly Close to Mastering How Psychedelics Redesign Our Brains

The first-line pharmacological treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD) is antidepressant drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). However, a significant proportion of people don’t respond to these drugs. Given that major depression is a global mental health problem that is on the…

11 foods for improved brain function and health

11 foods for improved brain function and health

timolina, AdobeStock Baked salmon garnished with asparagus and tomatoes with herbs. Fish and vegetables are among foods that promote brain health. Our happy hormone serotonin, is overwhelmingly produced — 95% — in our gastrointestinal tracts, according to Simply Neuroscience . Since digestion happens at…

18 Ways to Improve Your Mood & Reset Your Headspace in 5 Minutes or Less

18 Ways to Improve Your Mood & Reset Your Headspace in 5 Minutes or Less

When you’re feeling tired, annoyed, or downright sad for no reason—at least a reason that makes sense—it can be difficult to move past it. While therapy can help long-term, I’ve always wondered if there are quick things to do in the moment to shift…

Psychedelics plus psychotherapy can trigger rapid changes in the brain: New research is untangling how

Psychedelics plus psychotherapy can trigger rapid changes in the brain: New research is untangling how

Neuronal spines are the little bumps along the spreading branches of a neuron. Credit: The human brain can change —but usually only slowly and with great effort, such as when learning a new sport or foreign language, or recovering from a stroke. Learning new…

30 Best Supplements for Focus and Concentration

Branded content. Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services. In a world inundated with distractions and demands, the pursuit of enhanced focus and concentration has become a paramount endeavor for many. Astonishingly, recent studies…

Here’s how essential oils help relieve depression symptoms

Here’s how essential oils help relieve depression symptoms

Advertisement Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils – potent plant extracts that possess beneficial properties – to promote well-being and treat various health issues. This holistic treatment has been around for centuries and can be traced back to the time of the…

Here are 10 kiwifruit benefits you shouldn’t miss out on

Here are 10 kiwifruit benefits you shouldn’t miss out on

Advertisement With its jade-green flesh, tiny black seeds and naturally sweet taste, the humble little kiwifruit makes a great addition to a healthy diet. Kiwifruit, which is widely cultivated in New Zealand, California, Italy, Chile, France and Greece, is known for its wealth of…

Brain Under Fire: The Consequences of Excess Heat Exposure

Brain Under Fire: The Consequences of Excess Heat Exposure

Key points Exposure to extreme heat is likely to become more common due to climate change. Extended exposure to heat waves and other heat events may increase the risk for a number of brain conditions. Conversely, controlled, shorter doses of heat may actually benefit…

Youthful Brain Review: Does Youthful Brain Really Work?

Youthful Brain Review: Does Youthful Brain Really Work?

Youthful Brain by Vitality Now is an all-natural nootropic supplement which can enhance cognitive functions like memory, learning, information processing, and more! Youthful Brain Review About Youthful Brain Developed by the well-known health and wellness company Vitality Now, Youthful Brain is an organic supplement…

Brain Under Fire: The Consequences of Excess Heat Exposure

Brain Under Fire: The Consequences of Excess Heat Exposure

Key points Exposure to extreme heat is likely to become more common due to climate change. Extended exposure to heat waves and other heat events may increase the risk for a number of brain conditions. Conversely, controlled, shorter doses of heat may actually benefit…

4 Science-backed benefits of dark chocolate for the brain

4 Science-backed benefits of dark chocolate for the brain

Advertisement Brighteon Broadcast News, Aug 15, 2023 – Torching of Lahaina an ACT OF TERRORISM by the tyrannical government against the people of Hawaii Breaking Point – Episode 4 – VACCINES Advertisement People may be surprised to learn that chocolate is considered a healthy…

Drinking coffee can help reduce your risk of depression, according to studies

Drinking coffee can help reduce your risk of depression, according to studies

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‘Hyper-synchronized’ brain waves may explain why different psychedelics have similar effects, rat study reveals

'Hyper-synchronized' brain waves may explain why different psychedelics have similar effects, rat study reveals

Psychedelics can vary by the type of receptor they target in the brain, but how does this translate to the shared hallucinogenic experiences users have? (Image credit: Pär Halje) The psychedelics LSD and ketamine work differently but induce some of the same trippy effects….

6 Best Foods for Brain Health: How to Boost Your Memory and Cognition Naturally

6 Best Foods for Brain Health: How to Boost Your Memory and Cognition Naturally

Our choices of foods matter for overall well-being, moods, appearance to brain function. When striving for staying mentally sharp for learning, memory and slowing down brain aging, these foods are six of the best for brain health. Mushrooms are at the top of the…

The Three Channels of Gut-Brain Communication

The Three Channels of Gut-Brain Communication

Key points Gut microbes communicate with the brain using three different channels. The nervous system is the fastest of the three. The immune system is potent, but lacks subtlety. Hormones are slow, but long acting. Nature is everywhere gothic, not classic. She forms a…

Brain Biomarkers Could Redefine Mental Health Diagnosis

Brain Biomarkers Could Redefine Mental Health Diagnosis

The study of biomarkers in the brain—powered by cutting-edge machine learning techniques—could redefine the way mental health conditions are categorized and diagnosed and lead to more effective, personalized treatments. That’s the goal of Yu Zhang , an assistant professor of bioengineering and electrical and…

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