Your Psych Meds Can Kill You, Large-Scale Study Shows

By Lisa Franchi on April 17, 2014

In Britain and US, psychiatric drugs make up a bigger proportion of all prescriptions costs. Statistics from a number of countries have shown that many classes of drugs are being prescribed more and more, including antidepressants, antipsychotics and stimulants. But are these drugs safe? Unfortunately, they are not. In fact, they can even kill you – a [Read More…]

Dealing with Pain through Acupuncture

By Rebecca Lewis on April 17, 2014

Acupuncture is one of the many natural treatments that people resort to for chronic pain. Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body. This therapy is very popular in many countries, such as in the UK and US. In France for example, one in five has tried acupuncture [Read More…]

Is Your Life Out of Balance? Ways to Tell & Restore It

By Amy Taylor on April 17, 2014

Is your life out of balance? You are not alone. A study by Hay Group found that work-life balance concerns are increasing worldwide, with 39 per cent of study participants admitting that they don’t have it. This finding is not really surprising at all. Our lives are impacted by technologies, globalisation, and drastic changes that make living so compli [Read More…]

Road Rage in Birmingham

A man allegedly brandished a machete. So what causes road rage? And what if you survive an attack? By Psychotherapist, Mediator & Lifecoach Penny Bould MBACP & Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine. It is alleged a man brandishing a machete attacked a woman’s car slashing her tyres in Birmingham, a shocking experience for both [Read More…]

Social Anxiety and Social Phobia

Social anxiety or social phobia is among the problems which many people in our society suffer from.  Fearing being judged by other people is debilitating and can be a learned behaviour.  It is sometimes passed down from a parent or caregiver who was socially anxious or socially awkward. Lieb, Wittchen, Hofler, Fuetsch, Stein and Merikangas (2000) f [Read More…]

Slow Wave sleep affects Memory Accuracy and Strength

By Amy Taylor on April 16, 2014

The sense of smell is one of the first things to fail in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and schizophrenia. In the new study, researchers from NYU Langone Medical Centre have found that memory of specific odours depends on the ability of the brain to learn, process and recall accurately and effective [Read More…]

Recovering from Betrayal

By Sharon Moore on April 16, 2014

He slept with my best friend. He chose someone else’s over me. She lied about where the money went. She didn’t defend me. She changed and doesn’t care about me anymore. Being betrayed is one of the most painful things we can experience in life. Discovering that someone we trust has deeply hurt us inflicts a very deep wound that often [Read More…]

7 Ways to Rev Your Metabolism (and Burn More Calories)

By Rebecca Lewis on April 16, 2014

Fat loss begins with a healthy metabolism. The great news is that you don’t need to buy expensive pills to rev your metabolism. There are simple, inexpensive yet better solutions that you can count on! Here they are. Snack smart. Eating small meals often is a better way to rev your metabolism than eating large meals several hours in between. Havi [Read More…]

Not-So-Good Caffeine Facts You Should Know

By Sharon Moore on April 15, 2014

Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid and a stimulant drug that is widely used today in various products, from fizzy drinks and energy drinks to weight loss pills, supplements and much more. Whilst this natural compound has plenty of health benefits, it comes with worrisome effects too that you should be cautious about. Here are some [Read More…]

8 Unexpected Ways LOVE Makes Life So Much Better

By Amy Taylor on April 15, 2014

Love moves in mysterious ways… So goes a line from a popular song. Love is like an abstract painting. You know it’s beautiful and captivating, but you can’t just find the right words to define it. And many times, you don’t even understand it. One thing you are sure of – it makes you feel good. When your special someone touches [Read More…]

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