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Simplifying Brain Health, Globally

by Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD When people ask me why I created the non scripted TV show FIX IT IN FIVE with THE BRAIN BROAD, my answer is simple: I wanted to get around the mental health confidentiality restrictions that were preventing me from convincing people just how simple healing can be. It […]

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Ease Up On The Drugs… Retraining Your Brain Can Improve Your Mental Health

By Jeff Ball, Ph.D., Executive Director of PCH Treatment Centers More and more primary care physicians are prescribing anti-anxiety and depression medications, which is good news for the pharmaceutical companies but not always good for the patient. While medications are often prescribed to manage symptoms, they may fail to treat the true cause of the […]

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The State of Your Heart Health…. Map the Heart Health of Your State.

by Kac Young, Ph.D, ND, DCH The statistics for heart disease show improvement; and yet it is still the #1 killer in the USA. The staggering fact is that 90% of cardiovascular disease is preventable…so why the heck are we dying of it at such alarming rates? I teach heart health, and lecture about it […]

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Exercise: Enjoyable or Excruciating?

by Kac Young PhD, ND, DCH 20 years ago I hated exercise. I thought it was boring, inconvenient, time consuming and exhausting. Then a friend took me to her yoga class and it made all the difference in the world. Suddenly I liked exercise, I made time for it, I looked forward to it and […]

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Saved By The Pepper! Heart and Brain Health With a Kick.

by Kac Young Ph.D, ND, DCH I once was a spectator at a Que Es Mas Macho Competition where men and women competed to see who could eat the hottest pepper and survive. Faces turned red, lips burned, foreheads broke out in beads of sweat, but those contestants stalwartly hung in consuming hot and hotter […]

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Have a Heart to Heart With Dad on Father’s Day

by Kac Young PhD, ND, DCH [Editor’s Note: You know that what is good for your heart is also good for your brain!] How do you celebrate your dad on Father’s Day? 79.1 million people will celebrate dad with a barbeque. There are two ways to show dad how much you love him: One is […]

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How to Get the Stress Busting Effects of Meditation Without Meditating – It’s Easy!

by Todd Robinson You might be surprised to know that you don’t need to meditate to take advantage of it’s stress busting properties. One example is the simple act of taking a deep breath. Most of us do it automatically as a sigh, but if done with purpose, you can trigger a more relaxed state. […]

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5 Ways to Write With Emotional Honesty

by Diana Raab Whether you write memoir, poetry or fiction, it is important to be emotionally honest. Emotions are complex and sometimes it takes a fair amount of skill to do this. In fact, portraying emotions on the page may just be the most difficult aspect of writing. The good news is that writing from […]

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Playing Games to Improve Brain Function

Who wouldn’t want to improve their brain function simply by playing some games or doing some brain training exercises? (If doing homework or reading counts as a brain training exercise, though, there are plenty of students who don’t seem to want to…

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11 Ways To Defeat Distractions

By Jackie Lapin Have you ever tried to complete a project, but found yourself drawn into half a dozen other activities along the way? You just get waylaid by LIFE! There is always something else vying for your attention. Now you start another project with good intentions, but it, too, gets put aside for more […]

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