I have this friend. She is a wonderful, caring person but she’s constantly sick. She’s either got a cold or stomach issues or she just “doesn’t feel good.” It causes her to frequently cancel plans to the point that she rarely leaves her house. Since I was worried about her, I started to take note of certain things. I noticed that she wasn’t an overly positive person. She’s constantly stressed out and anxious. Mostly about things going on in her life. Things that others might let go of more … [Read more...] about The Mind-Body Connection
A study from Johns Hopkins University suggests that stress affects women’s brains far more severely than men’s. This may explain why women develop dementia, Alzheimer’s, and related illnesses at faster rates than men. Luckily, the 100 Year Lifestyle has information to potentially prevent Alzheimer's in this article. A 25-Year Study 909 study participants based in Baltimore, Maryland, participated in a long-range study at the National Institute of Mental Health. Researchers followed the … [Read more...] about Why Women Are Developing Alzheimer’s at Alarming Rates
Detoxing is all the rage these days. Everyone’s got a detox for your gut or for your skin. But new research is showing that sleep may be the best detox for your brain. The Sleep Cycle REM sleep is a valuable tool in resting and revitalizing our bodies, but science is finding that it may not be the most important part of our sleep cycle. A recent study found that slow-wave sleep or SWS is the deepest phase of sleep. It is also the most important key to detoxing our brains and getting us ready … [Read more...] about The Sleep Detox Is The New Detoxing Trend
“Use it or lose it” is a common phrase we’ve all heard. Especially in connection to our brain activity as we age. As the population’s biggest generation ages, concerns about Alzheimer’s and dementia are growing. And science is racing to find cures or treatments to ameliorate the decline in our brain function as we get older. A New Direction A new study is pointing in a different direction, however. This study examined postmortem brain tissue from people who lived past their 70s. They checked … [Read more...] about Use It or Lose It! Not Anymore!
Achieving optimum brain-body alignment creates a healthy connection that can influence your emotions, attitude, physical and spiritual wellness. This connection requires proper alignment of the spine, functional nerve pathways and balanced structure. Neurology and structure are the bookends of fitness, allowing for optimal endurance, strength and flexibility.1 Exercise systems like Pilates and Yoga, along with chiropractic adjustments, make a great combination to achieve optimum health, … [Read more...] about Achieving Optimum Brain-Body Alignment
Alzheimer’s Disease is, unfortunately, one of the most common ailments in the world. A whopping 5.8 million Americans are estimated to have this affliction, and almost two-thirds of them are women. Though Alzheimer’s typically occurs in adults over the age of 65, over 200,000 of those diagnosed with the disease are under 65. This is early onset Alzheimer’s, a relatively new phenomenon that raises eyebrows and cause for concern. In the brain, cell connections and the cells themselves degenerate … [Read more...] about Alzheimer’s Disease and Insights
For as long as screen-based technology has existed, concerned parents have questioned the potential consequences of its presence in the lives of their children. Even when it was limited to devices like a television set in the family room, the fear that technology could developmentally stunt children and adolescents was alive and well. That anxiety feels more prevalent than ever; with the rise of the smartphone, our cultural use of technology has increased exponentially over the last decade. A … [Read more...] about The Smartphone Generation: Should Parents Be Concerned?