How Stress Can Affect Gut Health and Bring On Autoimmune Diseases

The immune system is a complex defense structure. Research has come a long way in understanding many of the mysteries surrounding autoimmunity and the 100-plus diseases that fall under its umbrella. However, there are still plenty of questions that remain. Over 50 million people in the United States are estimated to have an autoimmune disease, […]

Get Your Brain in Balance: 9 At-Home Tricks for Immediate Results

Chronic stress takes a high toll on mental health. It affects your brain structure and function in an up-close-and-personal way. It accelerates brain aging, depletes beneficial neurotransmitters, blows up the size of your “fear center”, and halts the production of new brain cells while killing good ones already there. The positive news is that there […]

Build New Neural Pathways and Reduce Stress

Got Stress? Try Meditation.  Scientific studies show that the ancient technique of meditation can help reduce the stress of modern times. Regular meditation practice actually shrinks the amygdala, the part of the brain related to anxiety and stress. This brain change is linked to reduced stress levels. If you think you can’t meditate since your […]

3 Tips to keep you from blanking out under stress

The stress of taking an exam, competing on a quiz show or speaking in front of an audience can make you go blank in a minute. Sometimes even the best and most prepared will ‘blank out’ under the glare of the harsh spotlight. If you think you’re alone on this, check out former 2012 Republican […]

Dealing with Stress, Phobias & Sleep Problems

Therapists have for years been charging $100’s for simple techniques in how to deal with stress. These techniques, despite being simple and easy, are extremely effective and should be freely available to everyone. To deal with stress and anxiety you need to understand what happens inside your body when you get stressed. There is a […]

Creating Focused Awareness

*This exercise helps with mindfulness, focus, calm, improved memory, improved cognition, greater presence with others which improves relationship, and can help you sleep better if you do it before bed.   Buddhists call the restless mind “monkey mind.” The Buddha said the human mind is filled with these monkeys jumping, chattering, and carrying on endlessly. […]