Top Diets Review

There are so many diets each with different claims. The British Dieticians Association has taken a look at some of the famous ones to review the pros and cons of each diet. The diets reviewed are: 5:2 diet Dukan diet Paleo diet New Atkins diet Alkaline diet South Beach Diet… Read more »

The Psychology of Low Back Pain

“Low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the U.S. Over 80% of people will experience an episode of this pain at some point in their lives. The most common reasons for low back pain are disc injuries, sciatica, lifting heavy objects, or some other non-specific back injury. Yet even though back… Read more »

What Is the Molecular Signature of Mind–Body Interventions?

The following article has analyzed the results of 18 investigations, all showing that Mind-Body interventions like Yoga, Thai chi meditations or activities that evoke the relaxation response can act at the level of genes to counteract the stress response. The investigations show that these practices are associated with a down-regulation of… Read more »

Global Diet and Health

Almost everybody accepts that food is important for us, not only to survive but also to maintain health. However, out of numerous components in food, which are more important? Which need more our detailed attention? A recent study called The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD),… Read more »

The Experience of Hypnosis

According to the 2014 APA Committee, Hypnosis is defined as “a state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion.”  Any conscious experience, either spontaneous or induced, with these three characteristics may be called hypnosis. However, this definition does not give us… Read more »

The Common Exercise Mistakes

Doing regular exercise is great. However, it should be done correctly, not only to prevent damage but also to get the maximum benefit from the activity. In the following article from CNN, Dr. Melina Jampolis talks about 3 common mistakes people do when they perform regular exercise. The summary of… Read more »