So, I have been happening upon numerous articles speaking of the importance of aerobic exercise for mental health, and all of the benefits for the brain. This goes for food too. A poor diet will not support cognitive health. Erratic insulin levels wreak havoc on mood stability and mental functioning. Well, it turns out, overeating creates another major risk – cancer. While at my physician’s office for my annual mammogram (Hopefully, you are doing these, as a mammogram saved my life, and could save yours), I noticed a flyer posted about the links to overweight and cancer. It has as huge a causal factor as smoking does. Thank you Dr. Beatty for being so kind as to share the handout with me, so I could share it with everybody else. Here it is.This is so important, the mind-body connection. that I will be writing a number of posts over the coming weeks, about the importance of exercise and diet for mental health, and why. Stay tuned!
Here is a simple to follow, short video on the chemistry of addiction. Learn all about the different neurotransmitters involved. Enjoy!
This is a great article on addiction, and how it affects the brain. It does go one to list some supplements that can help heal the brain. What really angered me in this article is that the companies producing cigarettes have steadily been INCREASING the amount of nicotine in each cigarette (not your daddy’s cigarettes), guaranteeing higher and quicker addiction rates, and deliberately administering a known toxin that really does kill people through primary and secondary ingestion (second hand smoke). To me, this seems criminal. If you, or a loved one, struggles with nicotine addiction, or addiction of any sort, this article will be of interest for you.
As we get closer to the end of the year, many of us will be thinking about resolutions. Personal goals regarding our health and wellness are by far the most common. And sure to be on the top of many New Year’s resolution lists will be quitting smoking. It’s a good promise […]
Here is a great article on our emotions and mindfulness. Know what you are feeling, but do not let it consume you.
Here is a great TED Talk on Perspective, and why we have such a difficult time considering another person’s point of view. If we go with the soldier mindset, we will probably worsen the argument. The scout seeks to understand, is intellectually curious, and is willing to consider new information, to see what is really there. This is the better way to go in problem solving with your partner. Be the scout, not the soldier when it comes to resolving differences with your mate, your children, or coworkers.
This is a great video on the hand model of the brain and why mindfulness works.
This is a great video showing the hand model of the brain, and why we “flip our lids. ”