mental health

Gardening Produces Multiple Health Benefits

Can two gardening sessions per week make a difference in your physical and psychological health? In a recent study, this activity produced smaller waistlines as well as improvements in endurance, hand dexterity, cognition and mood.

Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Can Boost Mental Health in Just Two Weeks

A new study shows increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables in the diet results in improved psychological wellbeing in two weeks.

These Common Over-the-Counter Meds Shrink Brain and Raise Alzheimer’s Risk

Millions of people often reach for over-the-counter drugs to get relief from colds, allergies, insomnia and heartburn, despite the known risks. Now, yet another study has found a link between taking some of these medications and incurring brain shrinkage that leads to dementia. How Big Is the Risk? Last year, research discovered that a...

People with Busy Lives Have Sharper Minds

Is your daily schedule jammed full to the max with commitments, social events with friends or work? Whether for work or play, recent research indicates all that hustling and bustling might have an upside – increasing your brainpower. Many people who have busy lives often lament the fact that they’re constantly rushing from one...

Antidepressants Perpetuate Depression by Causing Your Brain to Produce Less Serotonin

Antidepressants are supposed to improve mental health, but evidence is mounting that in the long-term they worsen it. The medications produce a form of addiction through causing the brain to make less of the mood-elevating chemical serotonin. In addition, they may be contributing to the increase in bipolar disorder as well as fueling the...

5 Reasons You Should Never Skip Your Vacation

Experts say skipping vacations is a bad idea because they are essential for physical and mental health. Here's how vacations revitalize every area of life.

Banana Cinnamon Tea: The Latest Sleeping Pill Alternative?

According to Dr. Oz, “bananas are a sleeping pill in a peel.” Next time you can’t sleep, drink a cup of soothing banana cinnamon tea.

Use it or Lose it: 8 Things You Can Do to Stimulate Your Brain and Improve Memory

Mental function research consistently supports one principle – use it or lose it. Here are 8 brain stimulating activities that will ensure you USE IT!

Can This Fatty Acid Make You Happier and Smarter?

Studies have established that omega 3’s help specifically with facets of memory, learning, attention, mood and reaction time.

This Diet Boosts Mood and May Cut Breast Cancer Risk by 68%

Past research shows a link between the Mediterranean diet and an extraordinary array of disease-prevention benefits. The latest studies reveal two more advantages to add to the list -- fighting depression and breast cancer. It is becoming increasingly clear that this eating plan is a vital part of the formula for optimal health.