Short Sleep = Poor Memory

By Rebecca Lewis on July 23, 2014

Numerous studies have shown that lack of sleep can lead to mood changes or irritability, a lack of energy or motivation, poor performance at school or work, tension headaches or stomach aches, and other health issues. Now, a new study found that sleep deficits can lead to errors in memory too. It is no secret that a good night’s sleep makes you feel b [Read More…]

Being Part of Your Support System: 5 Steps to Practicing Self-Validation

By Lisa Franchi on July 23, 2014

If you’ve been criticising yourself all these years and see no progress in your life, why not do the opposite? Try approving yourself and you might just get all the things you have been longing for. Emotional validation means acknowledging and expressing acceptance of someone’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours as understandable. We often valida [Read More…]

6 Power Drinks that Cleanse Your Body

By Amy Taylor on July 23, 2014

With all the ‘fake’ foods we eat on a daily basis (we’re talking about processed foods and microwavable meals), there has been an urgent need for detoxification. Fortunately, we can get a detox without having to go to the spa or health clinic. There are simpler, less expensive and more effective ways to flush those unwanted chemicals from o [Read More…]

New Inexpensive Therapy for ASD Yields Significant Increases in IQ

By Lisa Franchi on July 22, 2014

Breakthrough research, which spanned for 49 years, highlights a unique therapy that showed significant increases in IQ among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More remarkably, the method costs about a sixth of that of the most commonly used treatments. Reported on at the American Psychoanalytic Association in Chicago, the new therapy is called R [Read More…]

How to Help Someone with Low Self-Esteem

By Lisa Franchi on July 22, 2014

“I’d catch a grenade for you. Throw my hand on a blade for I’d jump in front of a train for you. You know I’d do anything for you. Oh, I would go through all this pain, take a bullet straight through my brain. Yes, I would die for you, baby. But you won’t do the same” If your partner, friend, or family member has issues wi [Read More…]

Mind-Wandering May Not Be All Bad: Reasons Why It’s Also Good for You

By Amy Taylor on July 22, 2014

Despite our busy schedule, most of us spend half of our waking hours staring out the window and zoning out. Whilst it can be a great way to relax and do away from the chaotic world, mind-wandering has been linked by health experts to a host of physical and mental problems. Not only does mind-wandering affect our productivity, it can also lead to unhappiness [Read More…]

Negative Emotions and What to Do With Them

By Amy Taylor on July 21, 2014

Painful as they are, negative emotions convey meaningful insights too. Imagine this – your partner is late for the nth time. It’s examination week but your child hasn’t put her phone down to read her books. Your co-worker used your computer and didn’t bother to shut it down. Your spouse just came home drunk – again. If you&rs [Read More…]

Study: Low Levels of Physical Activity linked with Poor sleep Quality in PTSD Patients

By Lisa Franchi on July 21, 2014

Low physical activity in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) could be due to poor sleep quality, new research found. New findings show that PTSD was independently associated with worse sleep quality at baseline, and participants with current PTSD at baseline had lower physical activity one year later. We found that sleep quality was more str [Read More…]

7 Shocking Facts about Your Favourite Processed Food You Wouldn’t Want to Know (But You Should)

By Rebecca Lewis on July 21, 2014

For decades, we have developed a love affair with processed foods. The taste, plus the convenience they offer are just so irresistible. Thanks to microwave ovens, it only takes a few seconds to prepare delish sandwiches, rice meals, spaghetti, etc. This convenience is so appealing to busy professionals who rarely have time for cooking at home. Unfortunately [Read More…]

Research Goin On to Develop New Vaccine for Heart Disease

By Lisa Franchi on July 17, 2014

Researchers from Wayne State University, in collaboration with La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI), are in the process of developing a vaccine that could offer protection against heart disease. Their study shows show proof of concept for the development of an autoantigen-specific vaccine for reducing the amount of atherosclerotic plaques [Read More…]

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