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A Simple Way to Improve Mental Health in Children

The Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, usually translated as “forest bathing,” has received a lot of attention in recent years. Studies have found that immersing yourself completely in nature with the help of a trained guide can have significant health benefits, including lower blood pressure, improved immunity, and better mental health.Read

Supplement Combo Helps Treat Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is one of the most common severe mental illnesses, affecting some 24 million people—about one in every 300—worldwide. Symptoms range from listlessness and apathy to issues with attention, memory, and concentration to full-blown hallucinations and delusions. Currently, there is no cure for schizophrenia, and treatments focus mainly on managingRead

Mechanisms Along the Gut-Brain Axis

The gut-brain axis is a bidirectional communication network between the central nervous system (CNS) and the enteric nervous system, linking emotional and cognitive centers of the brain with peripheral intestinal functions. Both neural and hormonal routes of communication allow the brain to influence intestinal activities, including activity of functional effectorRead

Gut Brain Connection: Talk Along the HPA Axis

The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis, or HPA Axis, is a bidirectional neuroendocrine network that modulates our adaptive stress response. The activation loop begins in the hypothalamus with corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH). Once released, CRH binds to receptors on the anterior pituitary gland resulting in the subsequent release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). In turn,Read

Research Backed Ingredients to Support Mood and Health

The Mindful Microbiota Trillions of microorganisms—bacteria, viruses, fungi, and others—create the microbiota. The vast majority, around 70%, of these bugs reside in our intestines and are vital to the development of our immune system, influence our metabolism, and protect us from pathogens. Interestingly, the gut microbiota also affects our cognitiveRead


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