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Your guide to better cognitive and mental health
Your guide to better cognitive and mental health

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The benefits of meditation -- for both mental and physical health -- are numerous and proven.

But traditional meditation can be hard, frustrating, and time-consuming. 

However, there's a great workaround that can induce a meditative state quickly and easily.

It takes advantage of two peculiar brain-related phenomena: binaural beats and brainwave entrainment.

#binauralbeats   #meditation  

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If you feel blue, anxious, or have problems sleeping, you may be low in the brain chemical serotonin.

There are many supplements that can improve your mood by boosting this important neurotransmitter.

Here's what you need to know about increasing your serotonin level naturally, safely and effectively with supplements.

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One of the most common questions we get is "Which brain supplements can I take that actually work?"

Whether you're bothered by brain fog or a fuzzy memory, or you just want to protect your brain against aging, the right supplement can help.

We've taken a thorough look at four popular brain boosting supplements - how they work, and their benefits, side effects, and dosages.

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Brain training programs promise to give you a sharper mind -- smarter, more alert, able to remember more and learn faster.

A group of 73 scientists from around the world -- only one of which has a financial interest in the brain gaming or competing industries -- has concluded that "claims promoting brain games are frequently exaggerated and at times misleading."

Last month Stanford Center on Longevity issued its statement on brain training. You can read it here.  

So what can you do instead to stay mentally sharp?

Read about the most effective ways to achieve higher levels of mental performance here:

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The greatest power of the human mind has been said to be its ability to focus on one thing for an extended period of time.

But most of us struggle to #concentrate.

And when you can't concentrate, everything you do is harder and takes longer than you'd like.

But anyone can learn how to concentrate better -- it's a skill you can learn, like riding a bike.

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Until fairly recently, it was believed that you were born with a set number of brain cells and when they died, that was it.

But it's now known that this is not true.

Every day your brain has the opportunity to grow new brain cells and form new neural connections ... provided you do right by it.

We've assembled 50 of the most effective and easy ways to improve your memory now and keep your mind sharp in the future.

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One of the most common brain health complaints we hear from our readers is brain fog.

While having brain fog is no fun, it's actually an important sign that there's some imbalance in your life.

Like too much stress, too little sleep, food sensitivities, or an underlying health condition.

When you feel unfocused and just can't think straight, your brain is trying to tell you something.

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Attention problems are usually associated with kids, but it's actually a common problem for adults as well.

It's estimated that 1 in 25 adults have ADHD. But most of them have never been professionally diagnosed or have been misdiagnosed with a different disorder. 

If you've ever wondered if you might have ADHD or you've been diagnosed and want to know more about how to manage your symptoms, you'll find everything you need to know about adult ADHD in our latest post.

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#5-HTP is sold as an over-the-counter supplement for anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, migraines, ADHD, fibromyalgia, and weight loss.

It’s even touted as a potential substitute for antidepressant medications like Prozac and Zoloft. 

But the reported side effects of 5-HTP are significant.

Learn the good and the bad about 5-HTP supplements in our latest article.

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Anxiety is a very common problem.

But the standard medical treatments -- drugs and cognitive therapy -- don't work very well for many.

So a lot of people use herbs, vitamins, homeopathic remedies, and relaxation techniques instead.
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