Insomnia is Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Insomnia is Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Mechanisms by which insomnia or poor sleep affects the heart health include hypothalamic-pituitary axis dysregulation, increased sympathetic nervous system activity, abnormal modulation of the autonomic nervous system, increased atherogenesis and increased systemic inflammation Sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress or illness, which may help explain why lack of sleep […]

Nurture Your Brain with Real Food

Nurture Your Brain with Real Food

A healthy diet can help promote positive thinking, there is Power in Positive Thinking Having a healthy diet can lead you to have a more positive outlook and not just about being healthy. If you eat the correct foods, you can raise the levels of serotonin, and this acts as a mood stabilizer. Not only […]

Increase Your Metabolism: Drink More Water

Increase Your Metabolism: Drink More Water

Fully 70% of the Earth is water, as is 60% of your body. And water along with sleep is another thing we take for granted. Drinking water is 1 of the easiest ways to speed up your digestion, burn calories, and improve your metabolism. The recommended minimum is 8 glasses a day, but drinking more […]

So You Want to Be a Successful Stock Trader, Well This is What it Takes

So You Want to Be a Successful Stock Trader, Well This is What it Takes

For those of you serious about trading for a living, the following is a list of characteristics found in every highly successful trader. Realize that 1% of the people who play this game take 99% of the profits. That means 99% of people who call themselves “traders” are giving over all their money to the […]

Optimistic People Live Longer and Sleep Better

Optimistic People Live Longer and Sleep Better

Optimism is associated with greater physical and mental health, and a Key reason why may be linked to its role in promoting better sleep. In a study of 3,548 people, those who were the most optimistic enjoyed higher quality sleep, hinting at the importance of a positive outlook in getting a good night’s rest. While […]

Drinking Coffee in the Morning is Out

Drinking Coffee in the Morning is Out

Nutrition consultant with Carlyn Rosenblum, MS, RD has this to say about drinking coffee on an empty stomach in the morning before breakfast. “There are a few reasons why coffee isn’t great first thing in the morning, especially for women,” says Ms. Rosenblum. “First, it increases cortisol, which can negatively impact ovulation, weight and hormonal balance.” […]

Staying Healthy on an Airplane

Staying Healthy on an Airplane

It is inevitable, spend a few hours in a confined space with a couple hundred other bodies at 30-K+ ft and we are likely going to get sick, yes? It is true that traveling carries certain risks to our health, catching a cold is not a foregone conclusion. From reducing our exposure to germs to prepping our […]

Hitting the Road in August

Hitting the Road in August

It is August, and you are ready to head off on an epic road trip, and ready to interact with stunning landscapes. Road trips can be the perfect way to add some adventure to your vacation. Whatever your reason for getting into the car and hitting the road, the following advice will help make your […]

Getting Through a Day on No Sleep

Getting Through a Day on No Sleep

FLASH: These tips will help you survive the day when you are running on empty. Sleepless nights happen to the best of us. Maybe you tossed and turned all night long, were up working on an urgent deadline or had a bit too much fun celebrating last night and it ate into your shuteye. Whatever the […]

Black Coffee Affects Our Metabolism

Black Coffee Affects Our Metabolism

FLASH: Researchers found the caffeine in 1 8oz cup of black coffee stimulated brown fat activity, burning more energy and potentially improving insulin sensitivity. These activities may help improve weight management. Daily coffee affects metabolism in several ways New discoveries about coffee and the impact it has on health are reported frequently. Some reports state […]

Sleeping in a Cool Room is Better for Our Health

Sleeping in a Cool Room is Better for Our Health

The Big A: What the ideal temperature setting is to help you sleep better longer? The temperature in your bedroom can make or break your sleep pattern. Overall, the suggested bedroom temperature should be 60 – 67 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal sleep. When lying in bed trying to sleep, our body temperature decreases to initiate sleep, and the proposed […]

Good Sleep is Important for Good Health

Good Sleep is Important for Good Health

FLASH: Proper Sleep Is Essential for Good Health When measured subjectively, data from 765,000 Americans showed that increases in nighttime temperatures increased self-reported nights of insufficient sleep. Other research also found that high temperatures affected multiple aspects of sleep, leading to the following: Worse sleep duration Shallow sleep Less sleep calmness Difficulty falling asleep Lower […]

Pokemon Sleep, the Newest Game

Pokemon Sleep, the Newest Game

$NTDOY, $DIS The Pokemon Company is developing “Pokemon Sleep”, an app that tracks users’ sleep and turns it into game-play, and plans to launch it next year. “We want to turn sleep into entertainment,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, the CEO of the Pokemon Company, which was set up with investment from gaming firms Nintendo Co Ltd […]

Combating Jet Lag Before, During and After Flying

Combating Jet Lag Before, During and After Flying

Long haul airline trips are still a part of life for many of us. Whether a frequent flyer or an occasional globetrotter, travelling through time zones can have a huge impact on the body. To help you shake off the effects as quickly as possible, here is our guide to what to do before you […]

Marijuana Extracts Appear to Help Autistic Children

Marijuana Extracts Appear to Help Autistic Children

Marijuana extracts appear to help children with autism, reducing their disruptive behavior while improving their social responsiveness, a new Israeli clinical trial reports. Kids treated with either a whole-plant cannabis extract or a pure combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and THC experienced a significant improvement in their symptoms, compared with a control group given a placebo, […]

Some Secrets of ‘Very Happy’ People

Some Secrets of ‘Very Happy’ People

We all agree that being happy is a desirable goal, but its not always simple to achieve. “The emotion we call happiness is more of a bottom-up or inside-out experience than Top-down or Outside-in,” Heidi Hanna, PhD., executive director of the American Institute of Stress. “We need to connect with the basic things that really […]

On Avoiding Getting Sick When Traveling

On Avoiding Getting Sick When Traveling

Staying healthy on the road can presents challenges. While traveling is an exciting venture because of the exposure to new people and environments, it is also these very elements that contribute to new breeding grounds for unfamiliar germs and bacteria. The Key to avoiding getting sick while traveling is to combat the factors that cause […]

Sleep Influences Learning, Memory and Overall Health

Sleep Influences Learning, Memory and Overall Health

FLASH: Sleep impacts your ability to learn and your creative capacity. Deep sleep is also crucial for brain detoxification, and can have a significant impact on your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. In the video below, Rhonda Patrick, PhD., a biomedical scientist, interviews professor Matthew Walker, PhD., founder and director of the University of California Berkeley’s […]

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

FLASH: The 2 most important treatment strategies for SAD are optimizing vitamin D level and Sun exposure. In addition to optimizing vitamin D and getting daily light therapy, the following strategies may also be helpful in the treatment of SAD: Exercise:Exercise is a well-recognized tool for improving your mental health. In a Y 2008 interview […]

These Tips Make Travel Easier

These Tips Make Travel Easier

Here are some of our best tips for a smooth traveling abroad, as follows: 1. Pack a Complete Outfit in Your Carry On If you do plan on checking your bags, be sure to pack complete outfit in your carry on in case your baggage is delayed. This way, you will have a spare set […]

Eat Real Food, Exercise, Halt Brain Aging

Eat Real Food, Exercise, Halt Brain Aging

FLASH: A recent study is the 1st to separately evaluate diet and exercise, and the effect they have on cognitive ability, finding those who improved their diet and continuously walked or cycled for 30 mins 3X a week reversed signs of brain aging. According to a survey by AARP, 93% of Americans believe maintaining brain health […]

Brain Research Points to the Need for Good Night’s Sleep

Brain Research Points to the Need for Good Night’s Sleep

You, me, we all need a good night’s sleep of at least 7 hours, and anything less can be dangerous, brain researchers say. The Washington Post reported a new line of research suggests poor sleep might increase the risk of Alzheimer’s, another study found staying up all night pushes anxiety to clinical levels, and still another found even modest sleep reductions are linked […]

Lack of Good Sleep Can Be Deadly

Lack of Good Sleep Can Be Deadly

The absolute minimum amount of sleep per night you need is 6 hours to help your heart stay healthy, new research suggests. The study found that chronic lack of sleep and poor sleep quality raise the odds of fatty plaque accumulation in arteries, a condition known as atherosclerosis, which increases the odds of heart attack […]

Health 2019: A Good Night’s Sleep

Health 2019: A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is one of the great mysteries of life, it is not a waste of time. Modern research has shed light on it, showing a good night’s sleep is a Key component of a healthy lifestyle, and that lack of sleep can have far-reaching consequences, affecting everything from mood, creativity and brain detoxification to DNA expression, […]

Staying Healthy in Winter

Staying Healthy in Winter

Winter for many people is dark, cold, often wet and icy. Coming down with a cold or the flu is a commonplace and depression often happens in this season Energy can be in short supply too. So,staying motivated to do anything other than sitting by the fire under a warm blanket can be a task […]

Cannot Fall Asleep? Try the Military Method

Cannot Fall Asleep? Try the Military Method

Cannot Fall Asleep? Try the Military Method A sleep-induction method developed by the US military claims to have a 96% success rate after 6 weeks of consistent implementation. The method centers around preparing your mind and body for sleep by deeply relaxing for about 2 mins An estimated 70-M American adults have a sleep disorder, […]

Handling Holiday Stress

Handling Holiday Stress

Handling Holiday Stress Manage Holiday Stress with these Healthy Habits 1.Exercise — A quick high-intensity workout may be the thing to boost your mood and relieve stress. Anandamide is a neurotransmitter and endocannabinoid produced in your brain that temporarily blocks feelings of pain and depression. It’s a derivative of the Sanskrit word “bliss,” and a deficiency is […]

Lack of Good Sleep Leads to Poor Health

Lack of Good Sleep Leads to Poor Health

Lack of Good Sleep Leads to Poor Health Sleep Quality affects Blood Pressure and Risk of Heart Disease Sleep Deprivation Takes a Toll on Mental Health Sleep deprivation is a risk factor for severe Dementia. Research strengthens the link between sleep problems and Heart Disease A noted by author Quanhe Yang, senior scientist in the Division […]

Improve Your Memory!

Improve Your Memory!

Improve Your Memory! A healthy lifestyle can support brain health and even encourage the brain to grow new neurons, a process known as neuroplasticity. Your brain’s hippocampus, i.e. the memory center, regenerates throughout your entire lifetime, when you give it the right tools Lifestyle factors that may improve memory and promote neurogenesis include exercise, eating […]

Use Light Exposure to Fight Jet Lag

Use Light Exposure to Fight Jet Lag

Use Light Exposure to Fight Jet Lag Exposure to light leads to advances or delays in your circadian rhythm, known as phase shifts, which can cause the symptoms of jet lag to disappear Exposure to light leads to advances or delays in our circadian rhythm, known as phase shifts, which can cause the symptoms of […]

Mr. Spock, “Live long and prosper”

Mr. Spock, “Live long and prosper”

Mr. Spock, “Live long and prosper” People in the 21st-Century are taking advantage of the longevity revolution, it is 1 that promises a longer life than their grandparents could have imagined. But, good health and quality of life depends on wise choices. There are some basic guidelines that will keep our brains sharp, our muscles […]

Medical Cannabis Effective in Treating a Wide Range of Health Conditions

Medical Cannabis Effective in Treating a Wide Range of Health Conditions

Medical Cannabis Effective in Treating a Wide Range of Health Conditions Utilizing new mobile application technology, researchers at The University of New Mexico found that medical cannabis provides immediate symptom relief across dozens of health symptoms with relatively minimal negative side effects. In 2 recent studies titled, “Patient-Reported Symptom Relief Following Medical Cannabis Consumption,” and […]

Tips to Staying Healthy When Traveling

Tips to Staying Healthy When Traveling

Tips to Staying Healthy When Traveling Staying healthy when traveling can be challenging. While traveling is an exciting because of the exposure to new people and environments, it is also contributes to new breeding grounds for unfamiliar germs and bacteria. The Key to avoiding getting sick while traveling is to combat the factors that cause […]

Sleep: Too Little, Too Much

Sleep: Too Little, Too Much

Sleep: Too Little, Too Much New research has revealed that sleeping less than 6 hours or more than 10 hours a night are both linked with an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Carried out by researchers at SKorea’s Seoul National University College of […]

Huffington Intervenes, Tells Musk to Change His Way of Working

Huffington Intervenes, Tells Musk to Change His Way of Working

Huffington Intervenes, Tells Musk to Change His Way of Working $TSLA, $F Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, responding to Uber Technologies Inc. board member Arianna Huffington urging him to change the way he works, ruled out taking a different approach. Mr, Musk responded, “Ford and Tesla are the only 2 American car companies to avoid […]

Musk Under Stress, Sent Out His ‘420’ Tweet While Driving

Musk Under Stress, Sent Out His ‘420’ Tweet While Driving

Musk Under Stress, Sent Out His ‘420’ Tweet While Driving on 7 August The going-private  ‘420’ Tweet has set off a firestorm, causing Tesla’s stock spike $TSLA Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said no one saw or reviewed his ‘420’ Tweet about the plan to take Tesla  private before he posted it according to the […]

Get Out of Bed on Purpose!

Get Out of Bed on Purpose!

Get Out of Bed on Purpose! Research has found that people who are naturally early to bed and early to rise may have a lower risk of depression than those who are night owls. This research is the largest and most detailed observational study yet to look at the link between chronotype, an individual’s own […]

The Many Benefits of Magnesium

The Many Benefits of Magnesium

The Many Benefits of Magnesium Magnesium (Mg) is essential for mitochondrial ATP production. A supplement that is helpful for sleep is magnesium. There are dozens of different types of magnesium supplements. Magnesium threonate has the added benefit of providing some antiretroviral activity, and retroviruses tend to be a challenge inherent with many neurodegenerative diseases. Threonate […]

In a Volatile Market Pay Attention, Keep Cool, Do Not Overreact

In a Volatile Market Pay Attention, Keep Cool, Do Not Overreact

In a Volatile Market Pay Attention, Keep Cool, Do Not Overreact $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks rebound sharply off session lows, benchmark S&P 500 broke back above 200-day MA Heavily-weighted financial sector under-performs as yields decline across the curve Investors cautious ahead of Friday’s release of the April NFPs report Some tips for new investors that […]

Deep Sleep is the Key to Emotional Resilience

Deep Sleep is the Key to Emotional Resilience

Deep Sleep is the Key to Emotional Resilience “Resilience” is the scientific term for our body’s ability to rapidly return to normal, physically and emotionally, after a stressful event. The Big Q; How do I increase REM sleep, the deepest part of your sleep cycle? The Big A: This is a Catch-22 for many, as […]

Some Uncommon Causes for High Blood Pressure

Some Uncommon Causes for High Blood Pressure

Some Uncommon Causes for High Blood Pressure If you have been diagnosed with hypertension, aka high blood pressure, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high blood pressure affects 33% if adult Americans, but many people do not even know it. The exact causes of hypertension are puzzling […]

Boost Fitness and Improve Your Sleep

Boost Fitness and Improve Your Sleep

Boost Fitness and Improve Your Sleep Ben Greenfield, one of the top biohackers in the US and founder of BenGreenfieldFitness.com, has intriguing insights into health and fitness. The Big Q: Who is Ben Greenfield? Heart rate variability (HRV) testing is another bio-hack Mr. Greenfield takes full advantage of.  He prefers an app called NatureBeat, available on […]

Keeping an Attitude of Gratitude Year Round

Keeping an Attitude of Gratitude Year Round

Keeping an Attitude of Gratitude Year Round Aside from making you feel better about your life, feeling and expressing gratitude has been found to have a wide range of beneficial health effects, including, below are the ways being grateful works, as follows: Stimulating your hypothalamus an area of your brain involved in the regulation of […]

The Many Benefits of Being Thankful

The Many Benefits of Being Thankful

The Many Benefits of Being Thankful Gratitude is Good Medicine Gratitude improves Relationships This week Americans gather together with family and friends to give thanks for our bounty, our friendships, and love. However, while it is good to count our blessings on Thanksgiving Day, practicing gratitude throughout the year can have tremendous health benefits. Experts […]

The Importance of Good Sleep for Good Health

The Importance of Good Sleep for Good Health

The Importance of Good Sleep for Good Health Blue light emitted by electronic screens inhibits melatonin production, making it difficult to fall asleep. Electromagnetic fields from these kinds of technologies also have significant effects The challenge of getting quality sleep increases yearly as new technological devices are produced that keep people entertained when they would be better […]

From Dreams to Reality, Making it Happen

From Dreams to Reality, Making it Happen

From Dreams to Reality, Making it Happen “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill We are only limited by the workings of the mind and its ability to intelligently structure conditions to make Dreams happen. Once you are ready and desire specific changes in your life, the process of […]

Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Disease and Stroke

Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Disease and Stroke

Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Disease and Stroke Not getting enough sleep can 2X the chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, US researchers said Wednesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association were based […]

Healthy Foods Produce Healthy Skin

Healthy Foods Produce Healthy Skin

Healthy Foods Produce Healthy Skin Below is a list of several healthy foods we can eat to help give the soft, supple, younger-looking skin people want. Not only do many of them boost collagen production, they also contain additional compounds to maintain the resiliency and volume of the body’s epidermis. Wild-caught Alaskan salmon is loaded […]

Healing: Tap into the Mind Body Connection Along with Conventional Medicine

Healing: Tap into the Mind Body Connection Along with Conventional Medicine

Healing: Tap into the Mind Body Connection Along with Conventional Medicine Conventional medicine is necessary to treat disease, but if you really want to prevent health problems and stay well, do consider integrating practices from holistic medicine too. “The field of integrative, or complementary, medicine, grew out of what used to be known as ‘alternative […]

There is No “Glory” in Not Getting Enough Sleep

There is No “Glory” in Not Getting Enough Sleep

There is No “Glory” in Not Getting Enough Sleep The documentary film, Sleepless in America, co-produced by the National Geographic Channel tells us that 40% of Americans are sleep deprived. And that many get less than 5 hours of sleep per night, and that adolescents are among the most sleep deprived. The consequences are dire, […]

Slow Down at the End of the Day

Slow Down at the End of the Day

Slow Down at the End of the Day Research shows that there are benefits to slowing down and relaxing at the end of the day, “not the least of which is that it makes falling asleep easier”. There is no reason to panic, understanding and optimism works to accomplish more, not less, there is time, slow […]

Report: Insomnia Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Report: Insomnia Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Report: Insomnia Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Insomniacs have this to worry about as they lie sleepless staring at the ceiling: insomnia increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. “Sleep is important for biological recovery and takes around a third of our lifetime, but in modern society more and more people complain […]

Live a Longer, Healthier Life

Live a Longer, Healthier Life

Live a Longer, Healthier Life Want to live a longer, healthier life? Try these simple and easy lifestyle recommendations “Stay up to date on immunizations, screening exams for specific types of cancer, and screening blood tests for conditions such as diabetes and HIV,” said Dr. Paul Erwin, head of the department of public health at […]

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep w/o Rx Drugs

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep w/o Rx Drugs

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep w/o Rx Drugs Sleep deprivation significantly affects our daily routine, and can signafically impair performance, health, even safety. Fatigue/Energy expert Jacob Teitelbaum, MS, says getting less sleep is associated with an array of serious health risks, including pain, fatigue, weight gain, and fibromyalgia. His research bears this out. Dr. Teitelbaum’s […]

The Key Reasons Children are Obese

The Key Reasons Children are Obese

The Key Reasons Children are Obese Childhood obesity has more than 2X’d in children and 4X’d in adolescents over the past 30 years, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Big Q: Why? The Big A: A study conducted by British researchers sought to find out. They discovered that some of the […]

A Daily Yoga Routine Is Life Changing

A Daily Yoga Routine Is Life Changing

A Daily Yoga Routine Is Life Changing Yoga postures may not be something you’ve thought about for the purposes of improving your overall health and wellness. But research shows that even a daily, 2-minute routine can strengthen core muscles throughout your body. Simple yoga moves can also improve your balance, increase your flexibility and even […]

What Your Eyes Say About Your Health

What Your Eyes Say About Your Health

What Your Eyes Say About Your Health Our eyes are a window to our health, they can signal health problems, and a simple eye exam can alert doctors to many dangerous, even potentially fatal medical problems. Open your eyes, and take a look in the mirror, and see what your eyes tell you: Bugged: Bulging or […]

Can’t Sleep, Herbal Teas May Help

Can’t Sleep, Herbal Teas May Help

Can’t Sleep, Herbal Teas May Help People have been using herbal teas to help relax before bed for centuries. But, it is important to remember that the effects of herbs can vary depending on the individual. Some herbs can cause sleep disturbances while others can either make you drowsy or contribute to sleeplessness. You may […]

The High Cost of Sleep-Deprivation

The High Cost of Sleep-Deprivation

The High Cost of Sleep-Deprivation Science may still be discovering the mechanisms behind why sleep is so important to your health. Sleep is a Key pillar of good health, equally important as healthy Real foods, pure water and exercise. An increasing number of studies demonstrate how sleep relates to our sleep-wake cycles and plays a […]

Some Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep

Some Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep

Some Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep Without quality sleep, our body can develop a number of health conditions, which can lead to significant life changes. Diabetes, heart disease, dementia and weight gain have either been linked to a lack of sleep, or are being studied for the effect poor sleep quality has on the […]

Practice Meditation for a Happier, Healthier Life

Practice Meditation for a Happier, Healthier Life

Practice Meditation for a Happier, Healthier Life There is growing evidence revealing that meditation can make us healthier and happier. For example, brain imaging technology suggests meditation actually changes the human brain in a number of beneficial ways. MRI scans have shown that long-term meditation can alter the structure of the cerebral cortex. Additionally, brain […]

Sex is Really Good for Us, So is Hugging

Sex is Really Good for Us, So is Hugging

Sex is Really Good for Us, So is Hugging Like letting the Sun warm our skin on a Spring day or sinking healthy Real Organic food we love, it is a bonus when something that feels good is good,  and that is the case with Sex. Beyond the emotional benefits, we can also expect to […]

Good Nutrition Can Help Beat Stress and Add Productivity

Good Nutrition Can Help Beat Stress and Add Productivity

Good Nutrition Can Help Beat Stress and Add Productivity Tim Garrett explains why he believes the food you eat could be Key to regulating stress levels in the workplace Stress accounts for billions of dollars worth of lost productivity for companies across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the world. Here I explain why stress […]

The Reason We Do Not Sleep Well In Strange Places

The Reason We Do Not Sleep Well In Strange Places

The Reason We Do Not Sleep Well In Strange Places A new study suggests that 1/2 of the brain remains on high alert during the 1st night of sleep in a new space. Over the course of 3 experiments on 35 young, healthy volunteers, researchers measured brain activity during 2 consecutive nights of sleep. They […]

We Cannot Exercise Our Way Out Of A Poor Diet

We Cannot Exercise Our Way Out Of A Poor Diet

We Cannot Exercise Our Way Out Of A Poor Diet Being slim is not necessarily proof of being healthy. Metabolic dysfunction can strike anyone not following an really healthy diet. Carrying excess weight almost always guarantees one will suffer health problems. And so, this is why childhood obesity is a grave concern, as obese children […]

Expert Tips To Leading A Healthy Life

Expert Tips To Leading A Healthy Life

Expert Tips To Leading A Healthy Life The experts believe we can virtually eliminate your risk of cancer and chronic disease and significantly improve our chances of recovering from cancer by following some simple strategies, as follows: Eat Real Food: Seek to eliminate all processed food in our diet. Eat at least 33% of food […]