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:

8 Ways Neurofeedback Improves School Performance

Neurofeedback works for students of all ages ranging children and young adults in grade school to college level students. Younger ages benefit from neurofeedback because the sessions strengthen and enhance brain development. For older students, neurofeedback keeps the brain strong and healthy and prevents the decline of memory and other executive functions vital to academic success. Read the eight ways neurofeedback improves school performance by boosting brain function!

Thirsty? Reasons to Drink Water Right Now!

Are you thirsty right now? If you are feeling any kind of thirsty sensation, this means you are already dehydrated! Even if the thirst does not seem strong, the body is sending signals to rehydrate. So many people do not drink enough water, which can impact the way you think and feel every day. After all, your body is made up of 60% water. Drinking water is particularly important during summer months because the heat dehydrates us faster than we realize. Read our list of reasons to drink more water!

Lyme Disease and Mental Health

By Dr. Jolene Ross

Today, at the cutting edge of psychological treatment, there are two questions: “Why?” and “Can this be corrected?” Given that this week is Mental Health Week and Lyme Awareness Month, I would like to point out that there is often an intersection between mental health and Lyme disease. Among other things, Lyme disease is an infection of the central nervous system. Lyme can cause disruption in memory, attention, word finding, mood, learning, and behavior. It can also cause depression, anxiety, rage, psychosis, and even suicidal and self-injurious behaviors.
 

5 Sneaky Symptoms of Stress

The average person commonly experiences high levels of stress at any given time, especially if work or school starts increasing demands on performance. The body processes stress in mysterious ways. It is important to listen to what your body is telling you. Read this list of five sneaky symptoms of stress.

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