How to Detox Heavy Metals to Help End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue

 

 

 

 

 

By Dr. Mercola

Detoxification is an important aspect of optimal health, but can be quite confusing, not to mention risky if done incorrectly. Wendy Myers, a functional diagnostic nutritionist, founder of MyersDetox.com and author of “Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue,” is a treasure trove of information on this topic.

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Depression Not Caused by Chemical Imbalance

 

 

 

 

 

By Dr. Mercola

Do you know what causes depression? Many people would respond that it’s due to a chemical imbalance in the brain. This chemical imbalance theory has been widely promoted by drug companies and psychiatrists alike, to the extent that it’s accepted as fact. The glaring problem is that the chemical imbalance theory is just that — a theory — and worse still, it’s a theory that has been largely discredited.

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Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain, Study Finds

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s been a lot of discussion about what kinds of mental activities are actually capable of changing the brain. Some promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed “brain games” have fizzled out. Meanwhile, meditation and mindfulness training have accumulated some impressive evidence, suggesting that the practices can change not only the structure and function of the brain, but also our behavior and moment-to-moment experience.

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Gut hormone and brown fat interact to tell the brain it’s time to stop eating

 

Researchers from Germany and Finland have shown that so-called “brown fat” interacts with the gut hormone secretin in mice to relay nutritional signals about fullness to the brain during a meal. The study, appearing November 15 in the journal Cell, bolsters our understanding of a long-suspected role of brown adipose tissue (BAT) — a type of body fat known to generate heat when an animal is cold — in the control of food intake.

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Navigating our thoughts: Fundamental principles of thinking

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is one of the most fundamental questions in neuroscience: How do humans think? Until recently, we seemed far from a conclusive answer. However, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig, Germany, and the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Trondheim, Norway, among them Nobel prize laureate Edvard I. Moser, offer a new proposal in the current issue of the journal Science — Humans think using their brain’s navigation system.

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Plasticidad cerebral: las neuronas se organizan, se podan, se suicidan y se regeneran

Encontrar la mejor manera de facilitar el aprendizaje, aprovechando al máximo las potencialidades del cerebro del alumno, requiere diseñar estrategias pedagógicas que pueden beneficiarse del conocimiento sobre la aportación de diversas disciplinas.

Una de ellas es la psicobiología, que estudia  las  bases biológicas  de  la  conducta y los  procesos  mentales, y, dentro  de  ella, más específicamente, la  neurociencia cognitiva, que  tiene  por  objetivo  investigar los  mecanismos cerebrales de las funciones cognitivas, así como su relación con otros procesos psicológicos.

Aunque esta ciencia es relativamente reciente, los avances en técnicas de neuroimagen e investigación le han permitido conocer datos sobre el funcionamiento del cerebro que pueden resultar relevantes para la planificación de estrategias educativas y psicopedagógicas, como por ejemplo los principios generales que guían el desarrollo cerebral y los principales cambios madurativos del tejido cerebral que tienen lugar a lo largo de la infancia y la adolescencia.

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