Tag Archives: mental health

Prayer Changes Your Brain in 4 Simple Ways

Millions of Americans believe prayer works. Yet the mainstream media tends to avoid the subject altogether. But our Mind Health Report team at Newsmax Health wanted answers to questions like these: 1. Can modern science explain prayer? 2. Does praying strengthen your brain and prevent mental decline? 3. What benefits, if any, does prayer offer…

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July 28, 2014

Hormones on Our Minds and on Our Nerves

Hormones on Our Minds and on Our Nerves George Orwell’s novel 1984 predicted a society with language controls and “double speak.” It astonishes me how accurate these predictions have been in the field of medicine, as evidenced by the fact that various medical establishments meet regularly to decide how their members ought to think about…

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June 25, 2014

For Cancer Patients, Mind-Body Connections Can Help Healing

For Cancer Patients, Mind-Body Connections Can Help Healing BY MARGAUX HERRERA MHERRERA@MIAMIHERALD.COM Cancer patients and doctors alike are turning toward holistic medicine to help combat the difficult effects of the disease and treatments. Integrative medicine allows patients to work on both mental and physical symptoms while continuing their regular treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy.…

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May 28, 2014

Fish May Deter Depression in Women

Risk of depression appears one-quarter lower in women who eat fish at least twice a week Eight years ago, the American Psychiatric Association concluded that diets high in omega-3 fats help deter depression. Their expert panel found that people who eat more seafood-source omega-3s (EPA and DHA) than average enjoy reduced risks of mood problems…

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May 20, 2014

Cocoa Boosted Fuzzy Brains

Cocoa Boosted Fuzzy Brains Two daily cups aided thinking and underlying processes in slightly brain-impaired seniors A daily cup of cocoa boosted the brains of people with signs of “cognitive impairment” … fuzzy thinking, that is. As with heart health, cocoa is proving itself a powerful ally in brain health. And a new study suggests…

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May 19, 2014