Meet Abu Zayd al-Balkhi Who Introduced the Concept of Mental Health In Psychology During The 9th Century

Abu Zayd al-Balkhi was a 9th century Muslim polymath, whose writings touched on subjects as varied as geography, medicine, philosophy, theology, politics, poetry, ethics, sociology, grammar, literature and astronomy. Born in 849 CE (235 AH) in the Persian village of Shamisitiyan, within the Balkh (from which he gets his name) province, now a part of modern day Afghanistan, he went on to write more than 60 books and manuscripts. Unfortunately, most of the documents authored by him have been lost over the years, with only a minority of his work reaching us in the modern era. Of the few aspects of his legacy that have reached us, namely his development of the “Balkhi School” of terrestrial mapping, and his work on the Sustenance of the Soul, both show the intellectual prowess of the scholar. Al-Balkhi received his early education from his father and as he grew older, he began studying the scientific and artistic branches of knowledge of the time. In terms of his temperament, he is described as being shy and contemplative.

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Los Muchos Beneficios para la Salud del Aceite TCM






Por el Dr. Mercola

Los triglicéridos de cadena media (TCM) se han vuelto cada vez más populares a medida que las personas conocen más sobre los beneficios para la salud de la cetosis nutricional, que se logra al reemplazar los carbohidratos netos (total de carbohidratos menos la fibra) con cantidades grandes de grasas saludables y cantidades moderadas de proteína de alta calidad.

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Dietary fiber reduces brain inflammation during aging






As mammals age, immune cells in the brain known as microglia become chronically inflamed. In this state, they produce chemicals known to impair cognitive and motor function. That’s one explanation for why memory fades and other brain functions decline during old age. But, according to a new study from the University of Illinois, there may be a remedy to delay the inevitable: dietary fiber.

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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Produces Sustained Improvements In Cognitive And Clinical Outcomes

14 April 2018, Paris, France: A single treatment using an optimized, targeted form of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) produces sustained clinical and cognitive improvements, according to the results of a long-term follow-up of patients with liver cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy (HE) who had participated in a short-term study.

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Where AI Meets Neuroscience: How The Human Brain Will Make Robots Smarter

Experts who want to build a better robot are calling for brain scientists and artificial intelligence programmers to work together, saying it will benefit both the advancement of AI technology and our understanding of the human mind.

It’s not about making an exact replica of the human brain and placing it into a robot. Neuroscientist-turned-AI researcher Pascal Kaufmann told International Business Times that the focus should be on understanding how the brain works as a whole, rather than piece by piece, and then using the principles that govern it in an artificial mind.

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Adaptogen Highlight: Bacopa for the Brain and More

Bacopa monnieri grows in marsh areas of China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal and India. It is also known as Brami or water hyssop. In Ayurvedic medicine, Bacopa is known as an adaptogenic, medhya rasayana herb, which contains plants that are used to enhance memory, intellect and longevity, among other functions. 1 However, recognition of Bacopa‘s benefits by the Western world and published research concerning the investigation of its properties have been relatively recent.

Preliminary research involving Bacopa monnieri extract revealed inhibition of cancer cell proliferation and retardation of tumor development in mice that received tumor cells.2 Other research has revealed antibacterial activity and a potential use as a thyroid-stimulating therapy.3-5 In wound healing, Bacopa compounds known as bacosides have been shown to be more effective than the skin ointment nitrofurazone.6 Yet it is in the brain that its best known benefits occur.


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