Saturday, 13 April 2013 08:00
When you think of a brain injured child, you tend to think that there is nothing which can be done to help them improve aspects of their lives. The Medical world say that there isn't much to be done, so parents go away thinking that this is just how their kids are always going to be. I thought this too. But now, after meeting Linda from Advance Centres, I am blown away by what can actually be done if parents and carers know how. A truly incredible story.
Sunday, 03 March 2013 00:00
Sleep is one of the most important things our bodies need, yet often what we cut out when we get caught up burning the candle both ends. If you find yourself fighting fatigue during the day, try taking a power nap.
Sunday, 24 February 2013 00:00
We all pretty much know that we 'are what we eat' but what about, 'we think what we eat' too!
Published in Food
Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:00
By Dr. Mercola One of my own recent interests has been brain plasticity - the ability of your brain to recover, repair, and regain functionality that had previously been lost. This idea conflicts with the conventional view that once you lose brain function, it's permanently lost. Dr. Daniel Amen is a physician and board-certified psychiatrist. He's written fiveNew York Times bestselling books, and is the medical director of the Amen Clinics in Newport Beach in San Francisco, California; Bellevue, Washington; Reston, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; and New York City.
Monday, 24 September 2012 01:00
By this point, it ought to be common sense that one’s emotions certainly hold influence over academic and professional performances. Savvy teachers and bosses, however, know that the reality exists as far more nuanced than one blanket statement implies. As such, they should probably read up on the subject, particularly as it pertains to common and not-so-common mental health and neurological conditions.
Friday, 27 July 2012 02:00
Let’s face it, we live in an overprescribed society where any case of the blues or ouchies is subject to a mental health screening and pill push. Doctors are quick to prescribe drugs, and patients are quick to take them without trying alternative treatments first, which can result in drug dependence and further health problems. Instead of popping a pill when you’re stressed or having a bad day, try one or all of these eight drug-free remedies to improve your mental health.
Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:42
Stress may be killing us as a society, and some of that might very well have to do with all the pressure to FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS on the task at hand. We so often think of distractions as the ultimate evil when it comes to getting things done, but in reality they’re more misunderstood. Kind of like the X-Men. Not to mention so often utilized improperly! Also kind of like the X-Men. When practiced responsibly, they can actually enhance productivity in some predictable (and maybe even unpredictable) ways. Which, yeah, I guess applies to the X-Men, too.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 01:00
Memory learning catches a lot of flack these days. Informed educators are often quick to write off rote memorization as an unnecessary and even harmful exercise, instead preferring to teach creativity and problem solving. While we agree that creative, analytical lessons are a great way to learn, it’s worth pointing out that memorization can still play an important role in learning, no matter your age. Read on to find 10 great benefits of memorization in school and beyond.
Thursday, 12 July 2012 01:00
Your brain works hard every day, regulating your breathing, controlling your heart rate, helping you shout answers at the TV while “Jeopardy” is on. Isn’t it time you gave it a rest? Sure, you could zone out for a few minutes and take a so-called “brain vacation,” but then you risk making all your other organs jealous. Allow us to give you the incentive to book that trip you’ve been debating taking to the Bahamas: your brain reaps terrific benefits like these when you shut the office down and check out.