Sleep serves an important biological purpose to heal and renew, and we’ve just learned that a great deal of the time spent asleep is actually replaying memories.  In never-before-seen study, experiences were replayed in the brain during sleep, leading...
A fascinating study has revealed brain damage occurring when other parts of the body are injured.  Focusing on ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries to the knee, which are often treated with surgical repair, the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology analyzed the brain...
This past summer, we learned about the effects of thirdhand smoke.  Thirdhand smoke is a term for the toxins that are left behind on surfaces in rooms where cigarette smoke was released from people smoking cigarettes. A new study...

Mind + Body

Feed Your Gut Bacteria for Better Sleep

We know that the gut-brain connection is so important that the populations of bacteria, called the microbiome, inside the gut is referred to as...

How Xylitol Can Help Ears, Nose This Spring

Xylitol:  it’s not just an alternative sweetener or used in chewing gum and toothpaste to prevent cavities.  This compound can reduce dental cavities and...

Those Gut Feelings Have Truth

You know that feeling you get when you have a hunch, an intuition, or a “gut” sense about something?  It’s long been referred to...

How the Brain Replays the Days

Sleep serves an important biological purpose to heal and renew, and we’ve just learned that a great deal of the time spent asleep is...

Heart + Soul

Plants: More than Just a Color to Reduce Stress

Knowing how important green spaces are for mental health, can we take what we know and apply them to cityscapes where taking those “forest...

Gray Hair As a Tapestry of Emotions

Even though aging is inevitable, certain parts of aging are unwelcome.  Gray hair is no exception to that, many believe; looking at those who...

Reducing Depression Risk with An Alarm Clock

We’ve all heard the expression “the early bird gets the worm” as an homage to the creative, successful types of people who swear by...

Fighting Anxiety Through Digestion

Ah, the gut microbiome:  everything seems to come back to it, from immune health to mood.  This complex ecosystem hiding out of plain sight...

FAMILY + SOCIAL

Do More with Less

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Nutrients + Diet

Honey: More Effective than Cold Meds?

From healing wounds to soothing sore throats, honey is a natural remedy for many of life’s ailments.  A recent analysis of over 1,345 studies...

9 Easy Ways to Get the Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

What is the Mediterranean Diet? The Mediterranean Diet has been praised for its heart-healthy benefits, stemming out of research that was started in 1951 to...

Make Time for Breakfast for Mental Health

There are many reasons breakfast is quotably the most important meal of the day, and you can add mental health to the top of that list. ...

WORK

MONEY

Are You Biased—to Left Digits?

Value is a tricky concept.  It varies from person to person, the degree of need, availability, and presentation.  We’d like to think that there...

Parenting

As we all spend more time indoors for the approaching winter, an important part of our lives will be focused on keeping our immune...

ENVIRONMENT

Organic Meat Reduces Superbugs

When it comes to overusing antibiotics, we’re pretty well informed about the consequences—but what about the consequences of overusing antibiotics in animals for the...

Why You Should Turn that Zoom Camera Off

With the recent shift to virtual school and telecommuting to work, many people feel that it’s benefiting the environment because we are reducing global...

Reducing Air Pollution *Inside* Your Car by 80%

It may be a no-brainer to avoid standing on the sides of highways during rush-hour or in areas of traffic pollution where the air...

Fitness

It's More Than Just Shoes for Good Running

Running is a great form of exercise enjoyed by millions of people daily, but it can be one of the harder physical activities to...

What They Don’t Tell You After a Diet

The real work begins after the diet ends, but that’s not something you often hear discussed.   Despite best efforts, a significant portion of those...

When to Drink Your Coffee to Maximize Fat Loss

Instead of reaching for expensive and complicated pre-workout mixes, you may want to consider just reaching for one of the oldest tricks in the...

Spiritual

Why a Spiritual Journal is Important

We write down all of our appointments, our lists, even the food we’ve eaten--but when was the last time we stopped to write down...

Why you shouldn't trust free healers online

The internet can be a great resource for anyone looking for connections to people offering services to provide healing.  It can also be a...

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