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Autism Linked To Low Levels Of This Brain Chemical…

Published December 17, 2015 in Current Biology, a new study finds and association between Autism and decreased action of GABA in the brain.   GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that is calming to the brain. It helps to down regulate brain activity and it’s absence has long been associated with seizure disorders. After noting that a striking number of patients with autism have seizures, researchers looked into GABA activity in autistic individuals. Using magnetic resonance spectroscopy, researchers found an absence of inhibitory signaling in the brain while participating in activities that normally activate GABA pathways. The severity of the deficit […]

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New Study Proves Dementia Is Preventable (Here’s How…)

Here is some good news you don’t hear very often… …directly from the medical literature: Dementia is on the decline.   Even with obesity and diabetes rates steadily increasing in a population that is aging, the rate of dementia is actually significantly decreasing, and has been for the past 30 years!   Although our population is aging, the incidence of dementia has dropped by 20% every decade over the three decades.   These results, recently published on Feb 10, 2016 in the New England Journal of Medicine, give more than hope… they give definitive proof that dementia is a preventable

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Do You Know All 4 Of These Ways To Receive Healing Earth Energy?

We all know that we depend on the physical presence and life supporting gifts from Mother Earth in order to be alive.   Food, Air, Water, and directly physical contact in the form of Grounding are all essential to Well Being.     In addition to eating well, hydrating fully, and breathing deeply, we can simply touch the earth directly to be electrically connected to this powerful and life changing healing energy flow. But beyond simply touching the earth, did you know there were other, less well known ways to resonate more deeply with the earth and to expedite your

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Insomnia? 6 Unusual But Effective Ways To Deepen Your Sleep Tonight

In the northern hemisphere, we are deep in the heart of winter… …it’s the darkest time of the year and the perfect time to catch up and fully repair any sleep deficit you have built up throughout the year.   You absolutely, 100% ***NEED*** deep, restorative sleep! This is very important work. Make the time to DEEPLY SLEEP right now, when winter is gently urging you to hibernate. And even if you are in summertime in your part of the world, use this reminder to check in with your sleep habits and make sure you are supporting your health through

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Reducing Background Anxiety Increases Mental Clarity: Here’s How

Recently published in the Journal Of Neuroscience (June 2015) researchers looked at the role of norepinephrine in songbirds to determine what effect it has on stimuli detection and processing.   What they found is that norepinepherine helped decrease the “background noise” of the brain, allowing songbirds to not only enhance their auditory signal detection but to accurately encode complex incoming information. With higher norepinepherine levels, the brain had less background activity and less spontaneous firing of neurons, allowing the songbirds to distinguish the relevant incoming information from irrelevant incoming information.   Meaning… the less background noise in the brain, the

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Learn New Material More Easily With This One Tip

Proof that the more you are self motivated to learn something the more you will remember it:     A new study, published October 2, 2014 in Neuron, found that having INTRINSIC MOTIVATION in the form of curiosity, not only allows you to enhance your learning of key information but also of non-crucial, incidental information presented at the same time. In other words, being curious about learning something enhances your absorption and ability to master the information you were curious to learn AND even non-related information alongside it.   Curiosity about life in general enhances your experience of life itself,

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Coffee Protective Against MS

  If you follow my blog, you already know I’m a big fan of coffee.   Yes I love how it tastes… but I also love the benefits that have been medically proven. I’ve blogged about a few of them in the past…   Coffee has been shown to (click to read more on each topic): decrease your risk of diabetes protect your heart prevent dementia reduce incidence of skin cancer and even boost memory!   Today’s uplifting healing report from the medical literature highlights yet another way that coffee may be serving your brain… by protecting against multiple sclerosis.

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