Your teeth and your brain are both housed in your head, but what does oral care have to do with the health of your brain? That’s the question scientists were trying to answer when they discovered that periodontal disease—an inflammatory condition that eventually leads to the loss of teeth—could kickstart Alzheimer’s disease.
Reap nature’s meditative benefits: Head outdoors for some all-natural, feel-good vibes.
Top meditation experts debunk the main reasons we give ourselves for not meditating. Read their inspiring advice and get over obstacles (including yourself).
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy”
Thich Nhat Hanh
Can you remember when you last spent quality time with some trees and grass? Research has long documented how spending time in the great outdoors (and not just to travel from point A to point B) can have numerous benefits for your overall well-being and mental health, and the field is only growing (no pun intended). A study published in The Journal of Positive Psychology in 2018 found that even spending as little as five minutes outdoors was linked to a significant mood boost.
Do you sit down for meditation and wonder if you’re doing it right? Learn all about the universal meditation posture here.
Quercetin, a flavonoid found in pickled capers, modulates potassium ion channels in the KCNQ gene family. These channels are influential in human health, and their dysfunction is linked to diseases, including diabetes, epilepsy, and cardiac arrhythmias.
Naturally optimistic people have a 70% lower chance of suffering from sleep disorders and insomnia, a new study reports.
The breath is a powerful force we rarely stop to think about. Just as it sustains us, it can also greatly affect our mood and our emotions.
Plain yellow, spicy brown, tangy Dijon, pebbly whole grain: However you like your mustard, its uses extend far beyond your sandwich, burger, wrap, or hot dog. In addition to adding flavor and depth to foods, all varieties of mustard have plenty of notable health benefits. Here are five new ways to enjoy this tangy condiment and do your body some extra good too.