Intermittent fasting—going without calories for a set time, typically 12 hours or longer—continues to gain attention within the scientific and medical communities. Fasting is associated with a number of spiritual practices and has long been used in traditional healing systems as a prescription for enhanced health and longevity. Today, an increasing number of studies demonstrate that some form of calorie restriction may decrease disease risks, promote healthy weight loss, increase lifespan, and rejuvenate numerous areas of health.
As research continues to demonstrate the links between sleep deprivation and serious health concerns, we’re also learning exactly what defines quality sleep.
Pure honokiol crosses the blood-brain barrier and has been extensively researched for its unique mechanisms and benefits across numerous areas of health. This new study adds to the growing body of data demonstrating the efficacy of this extract for supporting cognitive function, relaxation, mood, and neurological health, safely and naturally.*
Every so often, a study is published and news reports churn out variations on the headline: “Vitamins Don’t Work.” The latest along these lines involves a meta-analysis: A type of research review which gathers previously published data and looks for patterns.
As the days get shorter and the weather colder, most of us tend to need more sleep. Research shows how the right sleep is an essential requirement for health and healing, not just another indulgence. To optimize the rejuvenating power of sleep, we need to support healthy relaxation, melatonin production, and more.
By ecoNugenics founder, Dr. Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc. Fascinating new research shows that feelings of gratitude help improve physiological well-being, reduce stress hormones and benefit other areas of health. Gratitude, simply put, encourages healing — and a more enjoyable way of life.
Feeling down? Take a look at your diet – at least that’s what many researchers are doing in order to explore the connections between food and mood.
Breathing is essential to life, but we rarely think about it. Because it’s automatic, we don’t have to focus on breathing like we do eating or exercising.
Or do we?
While conventional medical and mental health establishments don’t generally recognize brain fog as a condition, it's actually a surprisingly common issue that affects people of all ages. Here are five simple ways to combat brain fog and stay sharp.
We’ve all heard it before: “Just think positively -- everything will work out.” But does consciousness really affect the world around us, including our physical state? Can we make tangible changes to reality simply by focusing our thoughts and emotions? Science is now telling us that the answer is yes.
It is no coincidence that Mother's Day comes at just this time of year. The archetype of motherhood is the source of all life -- the most primary and primal connection that marks the beginning of our individual existence. This season ushers in a real opportunity to get in touch with the life force flowing within us, and to feel a deep sense of gratitude for our own life.
We’re hearing more and more about the importance of good sleep countless areas of health including cellular and metabolic function, cardiovascular health, immunity and more. But we’re also learning what quality sleep really means. Essentially, sleep by itself is not enough.