Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

June 16, 2018

Biochemistry of Sleep Need in the Brain

Now that is a mouth full – check it out: https://neurosciencenews.com/sleep-needed-brain-changes-9347/

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June 15, 2018

Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation Response Have Different Effects on Brain Function

Whenever I read about studies having to do with these or other related subjects (e.g., rehab, fitness training, self-defense tactics), I am struck by the fact that they are really researching Tai chi. (Here is the link to the discussion of the Study that provoked this Post.) Grey Cook’s book, Movement comes to mind as a classic example.

Tai Chi Chuan (the “Chuan” connotes the martial aspects of the discipline) is all of these things simultaneously; and more. People that I speak with know that I am a Tai Chi guy, so they just chalk it up to my enthusiasm. Some people, though, who are in the middle of the world of related research are able to appreciate the “complete” nature of Tai Chi Chuan.

Of course not all Tai Chi is equal: you have to have good instruction; and you have to practice correctly. But training within a traditional Tai Chi syllabus under good instruction provides as complete a system of exercise and self-defense, including all aspects of exercise (including rehab) as a person is going to find.

 

June 14, 2018

For Sleep Pray

The Impact Religion Has on Sleep Quality

 

“After examining these studies, the researchers concluded that people who have higher levels of religious involvement tend to have healthier sleep outcomes than their less religious counterparts.

Ellison believes the data suggests a person’s religious involvement benefits their mental health by reducing stress, promoting social engagement and support from fellow church members, providing psychological resources (hope, optimism, sense of meaning) and promoting healthier lifestyles (lower levels of substance abuse).”

June 13, 2018

The GPS of “Gut Instinct”

“Ask anyone if they remember where they ate the juiciest burger, the sweetest cupcake or the smoothest bisque, and they probably can describe the location in great detail, down to the cross streets, the décor, and the table where they sat. A new USC study in Nature Communications gives a possible explanation for food’s prominence in memory.”

June 9, 2018

How Depression Affects Your Thinking Skills

Summary: Typically, many people associate depression with feelings of sadness or despair. However, depression can also affect your cognitive abilities and memory. A new paper reviews the impact depression has on cognitive function and considers therapy options to help improve these often overlooked symptoms of the disorder.

Source: Neuroscience News.

May 3, 2018

Acetaminophen & Pregnancy: I sure hope that this goes WITHOUT saying!

http://neurosciencenews.com/acetaminophen-asd-adhd-8865/

May 1, 2018

Common Class of Drugs Linked to Dementia, Even When Taken 20 Years Before Diagnosis

What a tiresome, old, story. It is like Ground Hog’s Day: different drug, same story.

http://neurosciencenews.com/dementia-anticholinergics-8884/

April 24, 2018

Napping: At Any Age A Good Idea

http://neurosciencenews.com/napping-teen-learning-8866/

April 21, 2018

Breathing through the nose…

There are more Posts on this Blog about breathing than I can count, but here is new research with interesting linkages to our tai chi practices (basic breathing to relax instructions take place in the first session). In particular, breathing through the nose. This study may add more to the emotional connection. Whatever the scientific details and revelations, nothing could be more basic, more simple, or more profound than correct breathing (and using correct breathing to manage stressful situations).

One way to get a sense of the significance is to look at the Post on mouth breathing. Learning the implications of the extremes in one direction will help impress you of the importance of proper practice.

Summary: Olfactory system neurons appear to play a role in the connection between rhythmic breathing and emotional regulation, researchers report.

Source: University of Pennsylvania.

April 11, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Dementia: Not Good News

This is not good news for those of us who played Rugby in college, or participated in boxing, or basketball, or any other violent sports.

But, like every other toxic exposure from our past, we can take measures. The body naturally heals: it is self-healing – given the opportunity and a healing environment.

The brain, of all things, is ‘plastic’ and can be molded. There are a dozen or more posts in this Blog regarding that. Physical, chemical, and mental. Keep it simple.

Get adjusted. Eat well. Exercise appropriately.

Nowadays life is more complex than in the past. Dealing with all of our exposures is an active exercise in the pursuit of health (detox is not just a buzz word).

Search this Blog and you will find much that can support you whether you are in Relief, Rehab, or Recovery mode. It is all about promoting health – getting on the path of health from where ever you are. Use it to your  benefit.

March 25, 2018

G-BOMBS for CA

https://www.bluezones.com/2018/03/gbombs-cancer-fighting-foods/?utm_source=Blue+Zones+Newsletter&utm_campaign=955cce1d5e-G-Bombs_2018_03_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9642311849-955cce1d5e-198896425&mc_cid=955cce1d5e&mc_eid=0d9ed4d239

March 12, 2018

Is Your Stress Changing My Brain?

This connection is so intuitive that is should go without saying: but this is what science is for.

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