Sunlight and the Brain

Summer is finally here again, bringing great weather, perfect for outdoor activities! Did you know that sunlight also benefits the brain? Yes, indeed! Naturally, staring directly into the sun is not good for the brain (or eyes for that matter), however the brain actually functions better when a person’s eyes are exposed to sunlight. Additionally, the brain is capable of actually detecting sunlight, whether or not a person can see as studies have shown light can stimulate the brains of blind people as well.

Sunlight has the ability to stimulate brain activity an enhance:

Are You Depressed? Five Signs of Depression

Depression affects an estimated 350 million people in the world today. Caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, depression can majorly affect someone’s day to day life. Identifying depression in one’s own life can be challenging. People who know the affected person may recognize symptoms first, noticing changes in a person’s mood, behavior, activities, and more.

10 Brain Engaging Summer Activities for Kids

As summer begins, a huge concern for parents is the learning loss that occurs across the board, affecting learning in all subjects. Students most often test poorly at the beginning of the school year by comparison to testing at the end of the school year. After several years of recurrent learning loss, by high school or college, a student is at risk for performing below their grade level. Luckily there are many activities in which kids can engage to combat summer “brain drain”! Read this list of 10 ways to keep your child’s brain active this summer!

Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance

For those who may not know, Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that virtually destroys the digestive tract and is only reversed by a gluten-free diet.  The main challenge with being diagnosed with Celiac is that it requires an intestinal biopsy.  Needless to say, this is an invasive and not appealing option for those who think they only feel discomfort from gluten-containing grains and do not see the bigger picture. This is one reason people choose to go gluten free - they don't feel right and their doctor suggests trying a gluten-free diet to see if they feel better rather than doing a biopsy.

4 Reasons for Neurotherapy Before Finals

At this point in the school year, finals are just around the corner. Academic success relies greatly on several contributing factors related to your child’s overall health. Read this list of 4 ways neurotherapy can benefit your child before the hardest academic challenge of the year! 

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