Is Drinking Red Wine Healthy

Is Drinking Red Wine Healthy?

August 14, 2018 Amandalee 0

I don’t consume alcohol regularly, but every so often I like to have a glass of wine with a special dinner. I think most of us have asked “is drinking red wine healthy?” at some point or other. I’d heard both that wine is good for us and not good […]

3 Ideas to Drink More Water

3 Ideas to Drink More Water

August 7, 2018 Amandalee 0

It’s important to stay hydrated, especially if you’re going through a heat wave, or are somewhere very warm. Many of us forget to drink water at regular intervals in our day, and sometimes it’s just a matter of taste. While I generally like the taste of water, I do enjoy […]

How to Motivate Yourself Even When You Don't Feel Like It

How to Motivate Yourself Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

July 16, 2018 Amandalee 0

We all have off days when we feel like being lazy and accomplishing nothing – but sometimes it’s far too easy to constantly tell yourself, ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’. If you are a serial procrastinator or just find it difficult to find motivation, you might need some inspiration. When you […]

Dr Axe talking about talk about the benefits of vitamin D and vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D, Is It Really Good For Me?

January 29, 2018 Amandalee 0

Google, in all it’s (sometimes creepy) wisdom, offered me a video “I might like” this week. There was Dr Axe, a well known Naturopath, and he’s talking about vitamin D and vitamin D deficiency. I knew that vitamin D was really important for maintaining good health, and I thought “sure why […]

Depression seems to have epigenetic (trans-generational) causes, according to a new study.

Depression Has Genetic / Epigenetic Causes

August 2, 2016 Amandalee 0

Depression is a poorly understood and highly medicated disease effecting almost 7% of the population at one point in their life or another. Over the past handful of months, researchers have been churning out tons of novel research into the genetics of depression [1,3]. These studies, which have been verified […]

Being Grateful Can Make You Happy

May 25, 2016 Amandalee 0

It’s very common to feel like being grateful is difficult when you’re unhappy. However, research shows that simply practicing gratitude (even if you don’t feel like it) may actually make you happier. Give thanks, be grateful and happiness will come with it. Arthur C Brooks’ article for the New York […]

Magic Mushrooms; Help for Depression?

May 21, 2016 Amandalee 0

According to new research published in The Lancet [1], “magic mushrooms” may be helpful in combating depression. Though the study was a small one (only containing twelve individuals, without a control group), the researchers found their results to be astonishing enough to publish regardless. “This is the first time that […]

Are Antidepressants Really Effective?

May 19, 2016 Amandalee 0

Antidepressants may not only be less effective than previously thought, but may also be becoming more ineffective as time goes on, according to a study from the Medical Journal of Australia [1].  Despite prescriptions for antidepressant medication becoming much more common (the paper citing a literal doubling of the amount), […]

Civilization Syndrome: Social Media and Disease

May 1, 2016 Amandalee 0

Civilization syndrome is, in essence, the factors that predispose us to diseases based off our culture. Though this term is a relatively recent development, where the many modern things are concerned, it was first used to describe the North American obesity epidemic in 1993 [1]. The authors of the study […]

Fruits and Veggies May Prevent Depression

April 8, 2016 Amandalee 2

A paper by the Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria [1] points to a larger nutritional basis for depression than previously realized. In a cohort study involving over of 15,000 subjects, researchers defined three fruit and vegetable dense diets, and […]