Category: Mental and Emotional Health

Your Quality of Sleep Declines As You Get Older

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A recent review of scientific literature published in the journal Neuron found that aging adults may be losing their ability to produce deep, restorative sleep. Medical News Today states that as the brain ages, neurons and circuits in the areas that regulate sleep slowly degrade, resulting in a decreased amount of non-REM sleep. Since non-REM…


Another Study Shows that BioCurcumin Improves Depression in Adults

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Turmeric is the herb that gives curry its major culinary characteristics. The turmeric root supplies many constituents related to ongoing good health; curcuminoids and essential oils often referred to generically as curcumin. Unfortunately these constituents are difficult to absorb. BioCurcumin is an extremely well absorbed form of Turmeric supplement supplying all of the essential oils…


New Study: GABA Ingredient May Help You Fall Asleep Faster

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Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) is a chemical messenger, a neurotransmitter, naturally found in the human brain and eyes. Its main function is to reduce the activity level of neurons, which, a new study says, may boost sleep – helping individuals to fall asleep faster. The Study on GABA The small study, published in the journal…


New Study: Stress Cancels Out Benefits of Healthy Fats

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Most people know the difference between “good fat” and “bad fat”. You take the time to be sure you are consuming mostly good fats, like avocados or Omega-3s found in fatty fish. But what if your stress level was completely eradicating the positive benefits you should be acquiring from the good fats you are eating?…


The Link Between Inflammation and Sleep

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions that especially threaten the health of the U.S. population, as high numbers of the population suffer from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression. A new meta-analysis published in the Biological Psychiatry reports that getting too…