Category Archives: Mental Health

IN BRIEF: Metabolic Syndrome Can Lead To Serious Heart Disease

IN BRIEF: Metabolic Syndrome Can Lead To Serious Heart Disease

Metabolic Syndrome manifest itself as: abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, impaired fasting glucose  higher blood pressure  According to (1), this results in a higher risk for development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes, if not already present Although easily dismissed at the onset as just a nuisance, it often …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Aromatherapy Validated In Korean Studies

IN BRIEF: Aromatherapy Validated In Korean Studies

Yes, aromatherapy can affect your body in healing ways: An article in Designs For Health [1], brought to my attention by Paul Vitiello,  includes numerous references to serious academic studies on the effect of aromatherapy on human physiology. In particular, a study published by the Korean Society of Nursing Science …Read the Rest

Consumption of  Berries Benefit Brain Health

Consumption of Berries Benefit Brain Health

By now, most everybody knows that eating berries is good for one’s health. The consensus is that the benefit is in the antioxidants the berries contain. For an in depth story on the role antioxidants play in your body’s biochemistry see our post [1] The research we are bringing to …Read the Rest

Overview of Fibromyalgia And Its Treatments (January 2012)

Overview of Fibromyalgia And Its Treatments (January 2012)

The Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)  is one of the diseases that were reputed to be all in your head.  Not any more, at least not  in the “imaginary” sense. This was particularly,  aggravating because it could be so painful. It is called a syndrome because it manifests itself in a similar …Read the Rest

Sleep Apnea: Not just about snoring

Sleep Apnea: Not just about snoring

  Many of us have heard of sleep apnea as it relates to snoring. Just google sleep apnea and the advertisement abound of how you can stop your snoring with appropriate CPAP ( Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure) type of devices But what is sleep apnea? Wikipedia has this definition: ‘…a sleep …Read the Rest

Eating Disorders: Mindfulness and Eating Awareness as Therapy

Eating Disorders: Mindfulness and Eating Awareness as Therapy

MND: Since many eating disorders have a component of  a self-acceptance and/or depression, mindfulness techniques seem to have potential to help controlling the disorder. MND: So we found this article :”Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training for Treating Binge Eating Disorder: The Conceptual Foundation” published in  Eating Disorders , The Journal of Treatment …Read the Rest

Weight Control: Pre-meal planning and actual meal size (sciencedirect)

Weight Control: Pre-meal planning and actual meal size (sciencedirect)

MND:  The School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, UK, did a study of the correlation between meal planning and actual food consumption. Click here for link . MND: Guess what?  People who planned meal actually tend to stick to what they planned…. Share/Bookmark

Depression’s new approach:  Related to brain inflammation?

Depression’s new approach: Related to brain inflammation?

MND: An interesting new take on the causes of depression: Interaction between the an immune system on overdrive and the brain serotonin levels would cause inflamation. The author, James Baker Md , finds proof in the fact that SSRI medicines that increases the serotonin levels fight depression. MND:This seems like  just a …Read the Rest

Restless Legs Syndrome: About Gabapentin Enacarbil treatment

Restless Legs Syndrome: About Gabapentin Enacarbil treatment

MND: Restless Legs Syndrome has added  a new drug combination treatment:Gabapentin enacarbil . Here is alink to a study published in Pubmed Enacarbil is added to Gabapentin to facilite gabapentine absorption, click here fo link to additional article in Pubmed on why this combination seems to achieve som success when gbapentine …Read the Rest

Insomnia: nature, diagnosis, and treatment (sciencedirect)

Insomnia: nature, diagnosis, and treatment (sciencedirect)

MediNewsDigest: Insomnia can be just just an occasional annoyance or a major health threat contibuting to many ills. This review article from universities in Canada and US   has an strong  statement: “…Of the different therapeutic options, only benzodiazepine receptor agonists and cognitive–behavioral therapy have received adequate empirical support for treating insomnia…” Note about …Read the Rest

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