Psychology / Psychiatry

Mindfulness could help us unlearn fear

Throughout evolutionary history, fear has helped humans stay safe and thrive. But in the modern world, many fear responses — such as phobias — are, at best, unhelpful and, at worst, debilitating. Yet, accumulating evidence shows that mindfulness practice could help us unlearn these responses. Share on PinterestMore evidence suggests that mindfulness may help us […]

Hypertension

Mindfulness training may lower blood pressure

Long believed to be a calming activity, a new study provides evidence of the benefits of mindfulness in reducing high blood pressure. Share on PinterestA recent study uses mindfulness to address hypertension. There is anecdotal evidence that meditation and mindfulness training may be able to reduce high blood pressure and hypertension. However, clinical confirmation of […]

Nutrition / Diet

What are the benefits of NAC?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a supplement that has been available for several decades. People take it for various reasons, including to help treat medical issues ranging from psychological disorders to chronic lung conditions and to improve athletic […]

Dermatology

What are the benefits of neem oil for the skin?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Neem oil is an extract of the neem tree. Some practitioners of traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine use neem oil to treat conditions ranging from ulcers to fungal infections. This type of oil contains several compounds, […]

Sports Medicine / Fitness

Vitamins and supplements for athletes

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. A balanced diet and healthful lifestyle that includes enough sleep should be sufficient to give most people the energy that they need for their daily activities. However, athletes push their bodies to peak performance, so these […]

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs

Can activated charcoal detox the body?

Recently, using activated charcoal to detoxify the body has become a trend. People may consume activated charcoal after overindulging with food or alcohol in an effort to remove toxins from the body. However, activated charcoal is only effective against certain toxins in certain circumstances. In this article, we describe how activated charcoal works and its […]