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What You Should Know About Serotonin Syndrome

When it comes to serotonin, too much of a good thing can be quite dangerous. Serotonin is one of the most important neurotransmitters in your brain, playing crucial roles in the proper functioning of nerve and brain cells as well...

How Can I Increase My Concentration and Focus?

Do you find yourself constantly distracted and less productive than you would like to be? Maybe you have recently taken a memory test that left you asking “how can I increase my concentration and focus?” In today’s hectic, 24x7 technology-driven world,...

What Is Trypophobia? Is It a Real Phobia or a Faux-Phobia?

If you’ve ever experienced intense disgust or horror at the sight of small clustered holes, you may have trypophobia. So what is trypophobia? It is the fear of small holes or clusters of dots or bumps. Often, the offending image...

How to Maintain an Optimal Electrolyte Balance

Water, as you almost surely know, is entirely essential to your health and well-being. At birth, our bodies are made up of an average of 78% water, according to information provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water School. As...

Can Eating Dark Chocolate Help You Lose Weight?

One of the top questions searched for on Google is “can eating dark chocolate help you lose weight?” The answer from researchers is “yes.” But this comes with a caveat—you need to eat chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa to...

What to Look for in a Memory Test and 5 Healthy Ways to Boost Memory

Age-related memory loss affects millions of adults in the United States. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three senior citizens die with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If you have started to notice signs of memory loss in yourself...

5 Signs of Amino Acid Deficiency and How to Treat It

You probably know that between 60% and 70% of the average human body is composed of water. But did you know that protein makes up approximately 66% of the non-water components of your body? As you may remember from biology...

Tourette Syndrome: Dispelling the Myths

A type of tic disorder, Tourette syndrome causes sufferers to experience involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations. Typically developing during childhood, Tourette’s is one of a group of neurodevelopmental conditions called tic disorders, marked by the types of tic present—usually motor,...

Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome: PTSD Symptoms and Help

It’s normal to experience fear or sadness after undergoing trauma. However, some people develop more severe symptoms following a stress event. A psychological disorder, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) occurs when people continue to experience problems in the days and weeks...

Should You Take a Glutamine Supplement?

Glutamine is one of the most well-known amino acids in the supplement world because of the many roles it plays in the body. It’s an important component of protein, it nurtures good intestinal health, and your immune system depends on...