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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...

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...

What Is Lavender Used For?

Lavender is a beautiful shrub with lavender flowers. Botanically it is known as Lavandula, which covers over 45 recognized species of the lavender plant. Lavender is in the mint family, and this fragrant shrub is cultivated across Asia, India, eastern...

Can Amino Acids Be Used to Treat Mental Health Disorders?

The connection between amino acids and mental health disorders is becoming increasingly clear. A team of researchers at the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation published findings in Nutrition Journal on the connection between nutrition and mental health that highlighted the variety of...

6 Common Questions About Probiotics, Answered

Chances are you’ve heard of probiotics, a now-famous type of friendly bacteria that extensive research shows can benefit your health on a multitude of levels. According to data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), four million adults living...

5 Frankincense Oil Benefits Scientists Want You to Know

If you’re interested in natural health, you may already be familiar with some of the ways essential oils can benefit your health—for instance, treating headaches. Essential oils like frankincense have been used around the world for centuries to treat a...

10 Vitamin D Rich Foods to Fight Winter Blues and Help You Stay Healthy

As the days grow colder and shorter, many people also come down with a bad case of winter blues, a bout of the flu, or in especially unlucky instances, both. These 10 vitamin D rich foods can help you combat...

What Is Meditation? How and Why to Meditate Like a Master

When you commit yourself to something, you should aim at being the best. It’s why Lebron is working to eclipse Jordan, Ronda Rousey is breaking glass ceilings, and Brady still plays in the NFL. When it comes to meditation too, there’s a...

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...

Digesting Dementia: Symptoms, Causes, Types and Remedies

Dementia is a classification of symptoms as opposed to a specific condition. It is an umbrella term for several indicators of a decline in thinking, which can include age-related symptoms like forgetfulness. But being forgetful doesn’t mean you have Alzheimer’s...