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How the brain responds when our beliefs are challenged

By on June 7, 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments
How the brain responds when our beliefs are challenged

This chart shows how likely people are to change their beliefs, with 0 being the least. Source: ‘Neural correlates of maintaining one’s political beliefs in the face of counterevidence’ (USC/Nature) A recent study suggests that people do indeed hold onto political views more stubbornly than other beliefs, even when presented with information to the contrary. […]

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Struggling to stick with exercise? A change in mindset might be needed

By on June 7, 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments
Struggling to stick with exercise? A change in mindset might be needed

New research published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Public Health suggests that a shift in mindset may be the secret to maintaining a consistent exercise schedule. The problem is an all too common one: you’ve read the headlines imploring you to be more physically active, and you mentally prepare yourself for a new exercise kick. […]

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Cannabis compound may offer hope to schizophrenia sufferers

By on June 5, 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments
Cannabis compound may offer hope to schizophrenia sufferers

A promising trial has identified a possible new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on rats. The results of the study suggest CBD may have a beneficial effect on the cognitive impairment and social withdrawal commonly associated with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is believed to affect around 1.1% of the adult population globally. Many […]

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Stress and Health: How A Troubled Mind Affects Your Body

By on July 14, 2018 in Stress Relief with 0 Comments
Stress and Health: How A Troubled Mind Affects Your Body

With the way our mind and bodies are wired, it is no surprise that our mental health is closely linked to our physical health.  A troubled mind can affect your body in many ways. Those suffering from poor emotional health tend to take less effort in taking care of themselves. Poor diet, infrequent exercise, and […]

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How Helping Others Can Boost Our Own Wellbeing

By on June 17, 2018 in Mood and Depression with 0 Comments
How Helping Others Can Boost Our Own Wellbeing

If you are suffering from mental health problems, it is often difficult to fathom that you could actually help others. Depression and anxiety have a tricky way of clouding our thoughts and the overriding feeling is that you are already finding your day-to-day life difficult, let alone trying to help someone. Often the overwhelming feeling […]

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4 Natural Supplements That Can Help With Anxiety

By on May 23, 2018 in Anxiety Relief with 0 Comments
4 Natural Supplements That Can Help With Anxiety

We all suffer from anxiety from time to time.  Everyone will be familiar with that feeling of dread and fear which is a natural response when we feel we are under threat.  It is part of our “fight, flight or freeze” response. Anxiety turns into a problem when anxiety lasts for a long time and […]

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