Health Benefits of Tai Chi

When you think of martial arts the first thing that pops into your mind is fighting, am I right? However, this is not always the case. The spiritual aspects of several ancient martial arts can

Causes and Hazards of Elevated Blood Sugar

The term ‘blood sugar level’ refers to the amount of glucose circulating in your blood. Though glucose is essential to generate energy, having high concentrations of blood glucose over a long period of time can

Health Benefits and Risks of Marijuana

Marijuana is an informal term used for dried leaves and flowers of the Cannabis plant. Other slang terms for it include: pot, ganja, weed and maryjane. Marijuana has been used for thousands of years and

10 Outstanding Benefits of Meditation

“Through meditation, the Higher Self is experienced.” – Bhagavad Gita Despite ongoing scientific study, and the fact that it has existed for thousands of years, we have yet to fully understand the mechanisms behind the

Health Benefits of Psilocybin

Psilocybin, an active chemical compound found in the family of ‘magic mushrooms’ is famously known for its ability to cause euphoria, hallucinations and other ‘trippy’ symptoms. Psilocybin is procured from a number of different mushrooms

Saturated Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease

“Saturated fat causes heart disease.” We’ve all heard it - your parents have said so, sitcoms have said so, and your doctor has probably even said so. But, despite it’s often convincing nature, repeatedly saying

Vegan Muscle Building

Vegetarian and vegan dieting has been growing in popularity. This may be because of the putative health benefits associated with eating more plant foods, or because of ethical concerns with modern farming, or some combination

Set Point

The typical body weight that an individual maintains without conscious effort is their set point weight. Set point weights are prime examples of how the body maintains homeostatic equilibrium (i.e. maintains it’s weight despite changes

Neurofeedback Cognitive

Last week I introduced EEG-neurofeedback as a method for giving subjects real time feedback about their brain state in order to allow them to effectively change it for sake and purpose of improving mood, or

The Fight or Fat Response

Robert Sapolsky, in his book originally published in 1994, entitled “Why Zebra’s Don’t Get Ulcers”, discusses the negative impact chronic stress has on metabolism and overall health. The basis for the title of his book