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Cognitive Decline and Alcohol Abuse

Moderate consumption of alcohol has been shown to protect the cardiovascular system especially the consumption of antioxidant rich dark red wine. These benefits are related to increased circulation. Excessive alcohol consumption is now being researched for an increase in cognitive decline, especially in the elderly populations who have or are prone to dementia. This is also very pertinent to the “baby boomer” generation, this...

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Can Adults Increase Their Brain Cell Production Rate?

For a very long time, it was thought that the brain grows up to a certain point in a person’s life and, when that person reaches adulthood, their brain stops growing, new cells are not being produced anymore and their brain slowly starts to deteriorate. This believe is somewhat linked to the fact that many mental illnesses are found to be more prevalent among older people. New studies, however, suggest that neurogenesis, which,...

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Top 4 Pterostilbene Supplements for Brain Function to Consider

Supplements that work to improve brain function are everywhere. You can find them in pharmacies, drugstores, and the internet of course. These products help users improve their memory, focus, and other cognitive abilities. Ingredients used for this purpose are numerous, including pterostilbene. Nowadays, you can find this ingredient in a supplement form individually i.e. not in the proprietary form with other brain-healthy compounds....

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Study Says – An Addiction To The Internet Can Lead To Cognitive Issues

Internet addiction Disorder (IAD) is affecting our entire population, especially the millennial generation. This addiction to the Internet has been shown to cause and contribute to cognitive decline, specifically social intelligence. The Internet is a bottomless pit of information; the content has evolved into more opinionated blogs and promotional pieces, less research based. Logging on with a purpose in mind can be replaced with...

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How Our Thoughts Shape Our Brains?

Every thought that crosses our mind is an electromagnetic imprint that causes neurochemical ripples on our brain, some of these changes are temporary and some are lasting. For instance people who intentionally experience gratitude get a rush of rewarding neurotransmitters. Dopamine is the main rewarding neurotransmitters that cause substantial feeling of elation that brightens the mind. Norepinephrine release is the trigger for this...

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#WhatBipolarFeelsLike – How Bipolar Disorder Impacts Individuals

With World Bipolar Day on March 30th, I decided to reach out on social media with the hashtag #WhatBipolarFeelsLike to see how Bipolar Disorder impacts individuals. I got all types of tweets and messages in response to the hashtag! There were descriptions of mania, of depression, and of the disorder overall. Here are a few of the responses for what bipolar feels like in general. Bipolar Disorder #WhatBipolarFeelsLike depends on my...

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How to Control Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental health condition in which a person experiences debilitating bouts of depression, hypomania and abnormally elevated moods, often accompanied by euphoria and/or grandiosity. In extreme cases, mania can escalate to include paranoia and psychosis if left untreated. Patients with bipolar disorder may also exhibit symptoms related to mixed mood states, where a person is experiencing both a depressive and...

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Can Dietary Lithium Supplements Improve Your Mental Health?

What is Lithium? Lithium (Eskalith Lithobid) is natural sodium like mineral that was once used as a salt replacement but then taken off the market because people were showing toxic levels. It is one of the most researched and popular medication choices for those who suffer from bipolar disorder, mental illness and depression. It was first used in the 1800’s and then the first clinical trial was done in 1968. In fact the soda 7-UP as...

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21 Hours to Mental Power: Best Way to Improve Cognitive Ability

We all dream of tremendous success and fruitful career. As much as we’d like to think that our strong willpower to work hard and make effort consistently is enough, the reality is different. To succeed and achieve your goals you also need mental strength. Our cognitive abilities tend to fluctuate, you can’t memorize something or focus the same way all the time. Nowadays, people use dietary supplements to improve their...

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Sirtuins Protects Neurodegenerative Disease Via Polyphenol Modulation

Sirtuins, types of proteins encoded by a gene of the same name, have been the focus of research for quite some time now. They function mainly as cell regulators in the mammalian body, and their role in aging and neurodegeneration is still a matter of debate. What we do know is that sirtuins, particularly SIRT 1, is that they inhibit NF-kB-regulated gene expression which is a protein complex strongly linked to aging, degenerative...

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