Fish Oil Boosts Antidepressants

April 28, 2016 purposelywell 0

Fish oil has been known for quite some time to have beneficial cognitive effects. New research, however, is pointing to it even being capable of assisting with depression. Researchers from Harvard and The University of Melbourne collaborated to perform meta-analysis on data about Omega-3 fatty acids; finding solid evidence that […]

Lyme Disease Still Going Undiagnosed

April 27, 2016 purposelywell 1

Lyme disease causes a host of symptoms – from types of arthritis, to heart troubles; from large lesions or rashes, to dementia. Various types of Borrelia burgdorferi, injected into the bloodstream by ticks and aided by anticoagulants and immunosuppressants, are well known to be the cause. Beyond this, it’s readily treatable, testing […]

Spanking: Spare the Rod, Spare your Child

April 26, 2016 purposelywell 0

Spanking is considered by more than a few [1] parents to be necessary in disciplining children, but there are some major problems with it. Though it’s been shown time [2] and time again [3] to have a demonstrably negative effect [4] on kids, authors like Ruben claim: Fear is essential […]

Loneliness Could be Killer

April 24, 2016 purposelywell 2

Loneliness may cause increased rates of heart disease, according to a new study published in Heart [1]. Emotional problems have always been linked more or less to physical health, with stress’s link with heart disease [2] being one of the most notably understood. With more mechanisms of action being detailed, […]

Your Brain on Fructose

April 23, 2016 purposelywell 0

Fructose may be changing how our brains express genes, according to a new study by UCLA postdoctoral candidate Qinying Meng [1]. Genetic changes in the brain are a large topic within medical sciences as of present – especially as diseases like Alzheimer’s are being directly linked to gene expression [2]. The wonderful […]

Are you watching out for your mental health?

April 22, 2016 purposelywell 2

Making time for your mental health may be difficult. Fatigue and stress set in, work takes over, and you’re oftentimes unable to spend the time you need to recover. However, making a mindful and intelligent effort, you can meet these needs. This article from the Winnipeg Free Press [1], has […]

Common Meds May Change your Brain

April 20, 2016 purposelywell 0

Brain health may be severely impacted by many common medications, according to a new study. This article [1] from the Globe and Mail has a wonderful breakdown of the specifics. In the most general terms, researchers learned that the anticholergenic properties of different drugs reduced brain thickness, volume and glucose […]

Mastering Your Body with Biofeedback

March 28, 2016 purposelywell 0

  Anxiety, asthma, depression, and many other disorders have a large unconscious component to them. Heart-rate, muscle tension and many painful or lethal factors play into them and cause numerous complications. Thankfully, the technology of biofeedback has began to unravel ways to consciously guard against these things. What is Biofeedback? […]

Could Acupuncture Help Treat PTSD?

March 26, 2016 purposelywell 0

Acupuncture has been proven time [1] and time again [2] to have amazing medical uses, even being used as a painkiller post-tonsillectomy for young children. [3] Now, studies across the globe have shown that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may have its symptoms managed by acupuncture. Researchers at Chengdu University of TCM [4] […]

Help For Anxious Kids

March 9, 2016 purposelywell 0

If you have an anxious child, teaching them some coping skills is great but parent’s need coping skills and strategies too. Renee Jain, MAPP from Psych Central gives us some very useful approaches to try. Different children will respond to different ones so try a variety of them. Anxiety is a shield […]

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