OCD: When Strong Habits Indicate a Greater Issue

OCD: When Strong Habits Indicate a Greater Issue

Consistent hand washing is absolutely the right action with the COVID-19 a constant threat. Hyper-vigilance about disinfecting your cell phone, door handles, gas pumps, and shopping carts is a necessity to do our part in containing the virus. To the 2.3% of the...
Anxiety or Depression? How to Tell the Difference

Anxiety or Depression? How to Tell the Difference

Anxiety and depression are often used in the same conversation and oftentimes the comorbidity of the two is cause for confusion. But technically, these are two different mental disorders with very different effects although they do share a few commonalities. Defining...
Sleep Matters

Sleep Matters

A great night’s sleep matters in more ways than you can probably dream up. Our physical well-being depends upon it. Our emotional state depends upon it. Our brains absolutely have to have it to function properly every single night, in fact. (Studies have...
Executive Function

Executive Function

When someone mentions the term “executive function,” you might conjure up images of a white-collared worker in a fancy glass office overlooking the park blocks of a fabulous city making important decisions for their company and overseeing the activities of...
Spicing Up Brain Health: Herbal Medicine and Alzheimer’s

Spicing Up Brain Health: Herbal Medicine and Alzheimer’s

When it comes to healthy brain function, the right foods are important. You have certainly heard that eating plenty of healthy fats, leafy greens, berries, and whole foods are good for your mind. In addition to eating foods high in antioxidants, we should also avoid...
Up Your Game

Up Your Game

Athletes of all levels, sports and ages want the competitive edge: faster response times, more strength, better focus and motor skills, and shorter recovery periods. As neuroscience applications gain more focus and attention in the sports arena, the connections...
What a Pain…

What a Pain…

A pain-free life? It is possible. For nearly 100 years, scientists have been documenting patients who never experience physical pain and have finally found a genetic mutation that might be the reason. A 71-year-old Scottish woman, Jo Cameron, has never experienced the...
Clear Your Mind

Clear Your Mind

Whether you are experiencing brain fog or mild recall impairments, it is frustrating when we know our minds are not operating at our optimal levels. Our bodies are complex and the potential causes, or combinations of causes, are vast and vastly individual. Your mental...