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Spiritual retreats change feel-good chemical systems in the brain
PHILADELPHIA -- More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance wellbeing. Now, researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University show there are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of retreat participants. The team published their results in Religion, Brain Behavior . Since serotonin and dopamine are part of the ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
Nurses adopt plant-based prescription, boost health outcomes
WASHINGTON -- Joanne Evans, M.Ed., R.N., P.M.H.C.N.S.-B.C., provided a presentation to colleagues at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., about the health benefits of adopting a plant-based vegan diet and soon had 19 nurses eager to test it out. After 21 days, 74 percent of the nurses, 14 out of 19, in this self-reported, plant-based dietary review lowered their cholesterol, with a mean average of 18 mg dL, while six lowered their cholesterol by 45 to ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 21
Five of the best meditation apps: Which one is right for you?
Between stressful deadlines, family responsibilities, and countless social media notifications, modern life can leave many of us feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and even unhappy. If this sounds like you, meditation may provide an answer - and with meditation apps, you can now carry your own personal mindfulness trainer in your pocket. But which app should you choose We review our pick of the best meditation apps available.
Medical News Today - Sat. Mar 11
Natural remedies for treating erectile dysfunction
Some treatments for erectile dysfunction can include natural herbs and remedies. However, when seeking a natural remedy, a man should be cautious and understand the possible risks associated with certain natural cures.
Medical News Today - Sat. Mar 11
Component of marijuana may help treat anxiety and substance abuse disorders
Cannabidiol, a major component of cannabis or marijuana, appears to have effects on emotion and emotional memory, which could be helpful for treating anxiety-related and substance abuse disorders. A recent review highlights the results of studies that have investigated cannabidiol s effects on various fear and drug memory processes. Cannabis is best known for the high caused by the chemical Tetrahydrocannabinol THC but it contains many other chemicals with ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Cannabis use in people with epilepsy revealed: Australian survey
People with epilepsy resort to cannabis products when antiepileptic drug side-effects are intolerable and epilepsy uncontrolled. The first Australian nationwide survey on the experiences and opinions of medicinal cannabis use in people with epilepsy has revealed that 14 per cent of people with epilepsy have used cannabis products as a way to manage seizures. The study showed that of those with a history of cannabis product use, 90 per cent of adults and 71 ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Can red ginseng help treat erectile dysfunction?
Sexual performance affects confidence and interpersonal relationships. When a man has difficulty with erectile dysfunction, it can affect several aspects of his life.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 9
Sexual benefits of zinc: Can it help treat erectile dysfunction?
Zinc is a trace mineral that plays a vital role in many aspects of human health. These processes include growth, immunity, and reproduction.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 9
Acupuncture Relieves Stress: New Understanding Of Why The Ancient Practice Eas...
Good news, acupuncture fans It really does help relieve stress. And now, a new study is giving a closer look at why .
Huffington Post - Tue. Mar 7
Twice weekly yoga classes plus home practice effective in reducing symptoms of...
Boston --People who suffer from depression should participate in yoga and deep coherent breathing classes at least twice weekly plus practice at home to receive a significant reduction in their symptoms. The findings, which appear in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , provide preliminary support for the use of yoga-based interventions as an alternative or supplement to pharmacologic treatments for depression. Major depressive disorder ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
Six herbs for treating erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is a condition that affects a man s ability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sex.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 27
USC publishes results of a fasting mimicking diet that may reverse diabetes
Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 - A landmark study published today in Cell finds that providing mice with a temporary, specifically formulated Fasting Mimicking Diet FMD trade promotes the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells and reduces symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The study also examined pancreatic cell cultures from human type 1 diabetes patients, finding similar results. In type 1 and late-stage type 2 diabetes, the pancreas l ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 23