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Why Medication Isn’t The Best Solution For A Depressed Brain (and what is)

This is a guest post by Matthew Snider of Self Development Secrets. Antidepressants are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, second only to antibiotics. This is a startling statistic for a class of drugs with many side effects that works little better than placebo. Before you take antidepressants, you might consider alternatives to[...]

Your Brain Shrinks As Your Waist Expands

Numerous studies have documented that as a person’s weight and BMI (body mass index) increases, their brain shrinks in size. Excess weight often leads to obesity and diabetes. These conditions destroy synapses, wither blood vessels in your brain, batter neural pathways, and kill neurons. The result is a smaller brain. One study found that the brains of obese[...]

Help Depression By Healing Your Limbic System

Your limbic system is an ancient collection of brain structures located deep within the brain. The limbic system is the emotional part of your brain and processes your sense of smell, stores highly charged emotional memories, and affects all sleep and appetite cycles, moods, sexuality and bonding. Depression is primarily a result of poor communication[...]

How To Work Your Brain In Your Workout (and why it matters)

We all know that exercise is good for us. It’s about the best thing you can do for your brain and body. But did you know that if you exercise in ways that disengage your brain from actively participating, you’re getting the physical benefits of increased blood flow and oxygen to the brain and the[...]

How Exercise Helps Your Brain

Maybe you already exercise to trim your tummy, keep your weight in check, or ward off the major killers. Good for you! But did you know that moving your body is also about the best thing you can do for your brain? While the benefits of a workout have been well-known for below-the-neck for a long[...]

Take Care Of Your Brain, And It Will Take Care Of You

Your brain health impacts everything you do – every thought, word, action, behavior, and feeling – literally everything.  Most of us know less about the command center in our heads, with its amazing abilities surpassing the most sophisticated computer, than we do our smartphones. Because your brain effects all aspects of your life from health[...]