On Personal Experience

They can be a source of flavor and nutrition, but a note of warning: They can also be combined with sugar, salt, saturated fats, and other ingredients we'd do well to limit. This is especially true when it comes to certain condiments, prepared sauces, and salad dressings. I'm pretty sure …

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Smelling the bullshit

The words I want to meditate on are the meditator, the thing of meditation. Intellectual thought and, therefore, the process of thought becomes one. Some have had opportunities some of us can only imagine; As human beings, it's natural for us to judge and assume, but herein lies our own …

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What are the physical and financial costs for me?

The deep breathing pranayama techniques listed above are designed to improve the amount of energy within the body. Through regular practice, you can soon start breathing more effectively without any conscious effort. The desire for success certainly provides aspiration and motivation in the game of life. Most of us start …

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What the Hell Happened?

Carlson, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, and an issue expert for the Global Council on Brain Health, who participated in the review, calls this a public health issue, and she's right. People with fewer social connections have disrupted sleep patterns, altered immune …

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I overregulate my food intake

So despite the challenges in conducting nutrition studies, we do have data to show the direct impact of nutrition on the brain and we are arriving at the best ways to feed it. We have enough evidence between outcomes in human clinical trials, mouse models, and epidemiological studies to make …

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Improve our physical health

As your body relaxes and stays in the fresh air, you can become physically energetic. Also, your motivation can increase more and more as you continue your practice. With a clear plan and extra attention, you can be well prepared to move towards your goal every day. Meditation is one …

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Love is actually unconditional

Many of our issues can be complex but the way to overcome them never has to be complex. Once you've located the issues that are underpinning your behaviors, it's time to change how you frame or feel about those issues. Aim to build more fiber into those meals, including whole …

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No Core Values

I know you have heard that countless times, and you may be getting a little numb to it. But there are a few simple statistics I often share with my patients to make the point, like this one: Increasing fruit intake by just one serving a day has the estimated …

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Using NLP for Love and Relationships

To make this as easy and memorable as possible, I've summarized my guide to good eating for the brain using the S. You can't argue against the fact that all of us would do well to reduce our sugar intake. It's the easiest way to gravitate toward healthier foods in …

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What is this life

FACT: Supplements do not take the place of real food, and some can be harmful. It is also possible to use an external object for such meditation. You might like to pay attention to the Buddha statue and put all your visual and mental focus on one aspect of it …

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Who are your friends?

One in three cases of Alzheimer's may be preventable if that person does everything right, and I believe that individualized management is our most promising way forward in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. His methods are stirring a revolution in brain medicine. Unlike his predecessors, who didn't consider dietary effects …

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Follow the Sun

The early development of PMR was done by American physician Edmund Jacobson and first presented at Harvard University in 1908. In 1929, Jacobson published the article Progressive Relaxation, including an intensive process to relieve muscle tension. His work led to the use of the word rest within the sense of …

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From Blame to Accountability

This seems to make the biggest difference in health both short term and long term. When Sara Seidelmann, a cardiologist and nutrition researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, looked at the eating habits of more than 447,000 people around the world, she found that no matter where …

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Head and Heart

Each teacher I interviewed stated that Also, the second mantra may work well. Once more, how you are doing that does not matter. If you chant it for the entire length of your session, it should work. Most teachers told me that both they and their students are using the …

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I know and love myself

It acts like a big reset button on my brain and lets the less significant issues (that are a disproportionate brain drain) melt away. Professional sports require constant stress from athletes both physically and mentally, so advanced muscle relaxation techniques can help athletes optimize optimal performance and functioning in their …

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Let's put your puzzle together!

Which can serve equally well during this practice. As you feel ready, and whenever you are feeling prepared, see if you can also become a source because of the object of those feelings. In other words, take these feelings for yourself as if they were your own rather than another's …

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What Are You Burning?

Feeling I feel helpless, hopeless, ashamed and out of control. Outcome of thought Re-enforced the feeling I have no control over what I eat or what I weigh. Re-enforced thought I am destined to be fat forever. I A very small percentage of people have what's called a short sleep …

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Aeons of samsara have no power

Meanwhile, the sleep deprivation disrupts the circadian rhythm, affecting both the body's metabolism and levels of the hormone melatonin, which helps the body to sleep. In Buddhism the mantra is more used as a tool to focus the mind. In Theravada, some mantras are chanted as an aid to concentration …

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Anger and Resentment

Whispering - Lips and tongue move, but there's hardly any sound. This practice is subtle and more resounding than oral recitation. Mental recitation - You only repeat the mantra inside your mind. I could not even park it on the street outside his home--it must be parked around the corner. I turned …

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Focus and Food

In the people whose brains had shrunk, their ability to recall words was shown to be much weaker than those whose retained brain volume. These findings speak volumes and provide a cogent message for younger people who can't visualize how their habits could be affecting their long-term ability to preserve …

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Hyperactivity, restlessness

When the students learned the lists at night, the time between learning and then having to recall the syllables was spent in sleep; Who do you think fared better in the recall of syllables? It may be better described as having a slower rate of forgetting. This study has been …

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Practical Tips to Empathize With Anyone

And avoid situations where you will be surrounded by endless amounts of food. While there is nothing wrong with eating a bit of chocolate every now and then, I want you to know that if you are regularly using food as a reward, it is not in the best interest …

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That really set you back, didn't it?

Purpose also puts a damper on depression, which can be common in one's later years and is a huge risk factor in itself for memory decline, stroke, and dementia. I should add that ikigai is a word heard a lot in Japan, especially in Okinawa, where certain populations have incredibly …

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Acknowledgements

In 2017, Dr Gottesman published a follow-up study that showed how much certain risk factors, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and a smoking habit, have on your chance of suffering dementia later in life. Hypertension was associated with 39 percent greater odds of dementia. Gottesman's work has also documented that …

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Afraid of not ever being financially secure

After all, those things don't mean much if you never enjoy them. The concept of cognitive reserve is relatively new. It originated in the late 1980s when a group of scientists in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California San Diego described older people in a skilled nursing …

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Get everyone to agree

Brain-training videos and games such as puzzles and crosswords can improve working memory--the ability to remember and retrieve information, especially when distracted. But research has found that although they can help your brain get better at performing those specific activities, their benefits do not extend to other brain functions like …

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How well are you taking care of yourself?

Your mind doesn't feel the desire to avoid that scarcity, because you've told your mind there is no scarcity. The secondary analysis did have its limitations, and the researchers acknowledged that the results they found related to lower dementia risk could be due to reverse causation--meaning there may not be …

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Give Me What I Want

Strength training refers to the use of weights or just your own body weight as resistance. This helps build muscle mass and tone and helps balance and coordination. We have seen our various religions to be a very confusing mixture of spiritual truth and dogma. If we want to explore …

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Pressure To Be Successful

Truth is, while anecdotal evidence going back millennia revealed benefits to exercise, it wasn't until the mid-twentieth century that large-scale studies were performed showing that physical fitness both prevented illness and protected health. Before that, it was considered mainly just a form of leisure and sport. Exercise physiology became a …

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The problem of my life is I don't have any money

Make your habits positive by doing what you dislike first and then your habits will make you more successful. If you're still unconvinced that doing what you hate (and doing it first) is the key to success, I want to point out a metaphor that I believe is so helpful …

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We've been duped

The human gut microbiome--the trillions of bacteria that make their home inside our intestines--have a profound role in the health and functioning of our brains, and it turns out that what we eat contributes to the microbiome's physiology all the way up to our brains. The philosophy of yoga says …

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What if fish had feelings?

Alongside that, she developed a strong attraction to the empowering and praising types of men that make good partners. While genes likely play a role in the decline of synapses, among the most astonishing recent research is that which has highlighted the power of experience--how one's environment can profoundly influence …

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You have your own kind of genius

Sometimes, this process does not seem the least bit relaxing. Now, once you've written down those beliefs, switch money for energy: Energy doesn't grow on trees, it only comes through graft and strife Once they know this, they also have less of a problem asking for more remuneration in response …

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Your faith will be tested

But there's another, much less time-consuming way. If your habitual shame dates back to childhood, it is very likely that it is not your shame. Negative plasticity, for example, causes changes in neural connections that can be harmful. Negative thoughts and constant worrying can promote changes in the brain that …

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