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The Top Best Brain Posts Of 2016

Serotonin’s Role in Depression (and how to make more) Serotonin is a neurochemical that does so many different things in your body that it’s really tough to nail down its function precisely. Your brain’s prefrontal cortex, which primarily controls your personality and executive functioning, relies heavily on serotonin. Many studies have found higher levels of[...]

Why Your Brain Loves To Laugh

Who doesn’t love a good laugh? We all do and for good reason. There aren’t too many other things that you can do that feel good and are good for you at the same time. Laughing is not just a fun way to kill time. It has neuropsychological benefits, including improving your mood, exercising your[...]

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[...]

5 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

Your mental health impacts every part of your life. Your physical health, happiness, relationships, success at work, financial stability – literally every single aspect of your world – is influenced by what’s happening in your head. It makes sense to me then that mental health should be at the top of the priority list for[...]

How to Optimize Your Mitochondria for A Healthier Brain

This is a guest post by Jordan Fallis of OptimalLivingDynamics.com. My brain totally broke in 2010 and I felt like I had developed ADHD, depression, and dementia all at once. By scouring the scientific literature, interviewing and consulting with doctors and researchers, and experimenting with my own body and mind, I finally came to understand that[...]

How To Use Your Mind To Change Your Brain To Decrease Depression And Anxiety

Science has unequivocally confirmed that your life shapes your brain. Over your life, your experiences, behaviors, thoughts, and emotions physically change the form and function of your brain through what is known as neuroplasticity. What Is Neuroplasticity? Every second of your life, every single thing of which you are aware – sounds, sights, thoughts, feelings – and even[...]