Cancer survivors experience more sleep problems than most people. Up to 60% of them experience mild to severe insomnia with symptoms like difficulty falling asleep, inability to sleep through the night and daytime sleepiness. Some of the factors behind this include the cancer treatments administered and symptoms like fatigue and
Neurotoxins are substances that hinder the electrical activity of nerves within the body. They prevent them from functioning properly by either over-stimulating them to death or by interrupting their communication process. Due to their impact on nerve cells, neurotoxins have been linked to brain disorders and neurodegenerative diseases such as
It’s important that we consume the right foods that will nourish and support our bodies and health. Furthermore, as our brain is the most important organ in our bodies, it’s vital that the foods we’re eating contain nutrients that will both nourish and protect our brain. The wrong foods, rich
For a rock-solid memory and razor-sharp brainpower, get up and move! A growing stack of research confirms that working your brain as if it were a core muscle keeps it younger and fitter. Exercise is good for your mind, for a ton of reasons. One biggie: getting active slashes stress,
Smoking kills, as the majority of literate people are well aware. Estimates show that it causes death for nearly six million people on a global scale annually, being the leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. Additionally, it is a known risk factor for both heart disease and stroke.
This New York Times best-selling book, written by internationally-acclaimed doctor from Harvard Medical School, Jerome Groopman, sheds light on the definitive link between hope, healing and health and how these elements comes into play on a biological level when it comes to the patient’s journey of recovery after serious illness.
Diagnosis and treatment I was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma in September 2014. I had a very dark mole on my back for several years, and my wife had kept on warning me not to go out into the sun without a shirt. Then she noticed that the mole had
Thus far, 2018 has been very focused on holistic health, with self-care taking centre stage for some time now. One area which, in particular, has been receiving quite a fair amount of attention is the health of the mind. Mental illness and, in particular, bipolar disorder, can be difficult to
Adolescents (and adults, for that matter) contemplating the switch from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes for health reasons, might want to think twice before they do it. According to an extensive study done by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), more adolescents are now smoking e-cigarettes than tobacco cigarettes. Reasons for
Breast cancer is a leading cause of death in women aged 45-55, but nowadays it’s affecting women in their late 20s too. The majority of these cases are hormone- sensitive breast cancers. The breast-cancer risk factors supported by research and conventional medicine (early periods, late menopause, never being pregnant or