Posts Tagged "brain"

Cellphone Radiation Protection – Easy Health Options September 2012

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 | 0 comments

Cellphone Radiation Protection – Easy Health Options September 2012

The debate on cellphone safety, particularly for brain health, is far from over. As cancer researchers, neurophysicists and other scientists continue to document the biological effects of cellular wireless radiation, communications giants and cellular industry spokespeople remain insistent that mobile phone devices are safe. However, a growing body of published scientific data suggests otherwise and, at the very least, highlights the need for long-term, objective safety studies. A 2012 in vivo study published in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology showed that radiation from cellphones may damage DNA and alter genes in brain cells. Another 2012 clinical study published in the International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences showed that long-term mobile phone use was associated with cellular DNA damage and chromosomal instability, leading to increased risk of cancer, genetic defects and other related issues. These alarming study results build upon mounting research suggesting that long-term exposure to cellphone radiation is a significant risk to brain health, cellular integrity and overall wellness.

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Sweet & Deadly – Easy Health Options October 2012

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 | 0 comments

Sweet & Deadly – Easy Health Options October 2012

With colder weather starting to roll in and the holidays around the corner, many of us may already be struggling with conflicts about eating carbohydrate-rich comfort foods and sugary holiday treats. The war against refined sugar and its sneaky siblings — simple carbohydrates (such as bread and pasta) — is certainly justified. Of course, we need some carbohydrates for energy, brain function and other processes, but these can be obtained from eating fruits, many vegetables, whole grains and legumes. So while sweet tastes and complex sugars are part of our evolutionary palate, refined sugars and overprocessed simple carbohydrates, such as bread and pasta, are not. In fact, these substances act more like pharmaceutical drugs, triggering a cascade of detrimental reactions on the cellular level and leading to a number of degenerative illnesses. Luckily, there are ways to minimize the damage caused by refined sugar, along with some great alternative sweeteners that allow you to enjoy guilt-free treats without sacrificing the urge for sweetness.

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Research Update: Meditation and Brain Health

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 | 3 comments

Research Update: Meditation and Brain Health

In terms of brain health, what exactly is “cortical folding,” or “gyrification,” and how does it increase your mental capacity? These questions may seem to address complex issues best left to neuroscience, except for one simple practice that directly relates to them: meditation. Researchers have been studying the effects of meditation on the brain for decades, and have come to some importantconclusions that may offer further motivation and inspiration for regular—and certainly for aspiring—practitioners of this time-honored healing art.

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Study: Heartbreak Can Increase Brain’s Sensitivity to Pain

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 | 0 comments

Study: Heartbreak Can Increase Brain’s Sensitivity to Pain

Most people have or will experience the pain of a break up at some point, which can leave you feeling depressed, sensitive and even ill. When this type of emotional pain is severe enough, it can actually impact your physical health in a number of ways.

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What You Need to Know About Folic Acid

Posted on Jun 11, 2011 | 0 comments

What You Need to Know About Folic Acid

Folate, also known as folic acid, is an essential B vitamin that everyone needs, but not everyone gets enough of. Folate is the natural form found in leafy green vegetables and other types of whole foods such as legumes, bananas and eggs, whereas folic acid is the synthetic form of vitamin B that is added to foods and nutritional supplements.

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