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Brain Drain

When it comes to food and shuteye there are a few simple rules to keep in mind...

Gray Matters

Did you know that infants spend many more hours in REM sleep than adults? It seems REM sleep is critical for the great leaps in neuroplasticity that occur in the brains of developing infants.

As Cool as the Other Side of the Pillow

Studies have shown that people sleep better when the bedroom is cooler. When our core temperature drops it is a signal to the body that it’s time to sleep. Although what temperature people find comfortable varies widely, the ideal range is thought to be between 65 and 72 degrees.

Why Am I So Sad?

In the last 15 years, there has been a significant rise in the number of Americans who take medications used to treat mood disorders. More than one‐in‐five adults were on at least one psychiatric medication in 2010, up 22 percent from ten years earlier. 

The Power of Play

We’ve all heard the expression, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”  It makes us both bored and boring. Psychologists have pointed out that the rise in mental disorders among children and teenagers may be linked to a corresponding decline in the amount of time they engage in free play. 

Spring Cleaning

A quick search on the Internet will yield countless detox protocols, whether 24-hour or 30 days. There are total body cleanses and organ-specific detoxes for the liver, the kidneys, or the colon. It shouldn’t be difficult to customize a detox for your unique needs, goals and schedules. This article provides some helpful tips for ensuring your spring cleanse is safe and successful.

Start with the Bedroom

If you’re able to spring clean only one room in your house this year, make it your bedroom. You will spend 1/3rd of your life in (hopefully) peaceful slumbers, yet it is a time when invisible toxins can wreak real and unsuspecting damage. Your bedding, carpets, drapery, and closets may be sources of contaminants that have a powerful impact on how well you sleep and how well you feel the next day. 

Brush Up on Your Brain Health

You may be wondering what a news article on the brain has to do with teeth. But good dental health is more than enamel deep. It is linked to how well we feel and think and even our long-term cognitive vitality.

Flower Power

The plants you sneak onto your desk may actually improve your productivity, critical thinking, and creativity, some estimate by as much as 47%!

The Skinny on Fats

For many years, Americans were told to avoid saturated fats. Then we were told that saturated fats were ok, as long as we consumed the “good” ones and avoided the “bad” ones. Then we were told that Omega-3s were ok, but Omega-6s were a dangerous threat. So, what is the truth about fatty acids?