Benefits of Practicing Yoga

Practicing yoga can help lower stress levels. There are other aspects to yoga than just stretching, this can be seen when results from studies, such as this 2004 article, suggests practicing yoga can lower one’s blood pressure. Yoga has also been recommended for people with high anxiety, as practicing yoga can lower anxiety as well…

26 Things You May Not Have Known About Adderall

There are generic versions of Adderall available. Adderall’s generic name is Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine. The only chemical difference between Meth and Adderall is one methyl group. From 2007-2012, in the USA the prescriptions for Adderall tripled. Adderall can be prescribed to both children and adults. From 2005-2011, emergency room visits for nonmedical stimulant use tripled. Adderall is…

Does My Child Have ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder which makes it difficult to concentrate, focus, and stay still. In children especially, this disorder will make earning good grades in school that much more challenging. In adults, ADHD can cause disorganization, tardiness, and even anxiety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012,…

Sweet Tooth & Alcohol Addiction

There has been a suggestion in existing body of research indicating a linkage between having a sweet tooth and alcoholism. It has been shown that same regions of the brain are implicated in alcohol and substance abuse as they are in consumption of sweet-tasting foods. Using new brain imaging technique called Functional MRI, researchers have…

Is Lithium the Key to a Longer Life?

This study proved that low dose lithium inhibited GSK-3 (Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3). GSK-3 is an enzyme that is increased in many illnesses (Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Bipolar Disorder as well as others). As with many things in nature, a balance is necessary. Completely getting rid of GSK-3 increases mortality (Hoeflich et al., 2000, McColl…