mbct

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a type of psychotherapy that combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques along with Eastern psychological methods such as mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, and body scans. MBCT helps the patient become aware of their thinking patterns and emotional patterns with the goal of creating new, more effective patterns. MBCT was mainly…

stem-cell

Stem-cell therapy is the use of stem cells to regenerate and renew diseased areas in our bodies. Stem cells are a type of cells that do not have a specific structure or function—unlike skin cells, muscle cells, retina cells, brain cells for example—and they target areas that need repair in our bodies stimulating regrowth and…

demenia-depression

Whether the occurrence of depression in adulthood increases the risk of developing dementia in later years is still the subject of debate. Some recent studies found that depression is a risk factor of dementia, which means that if an individual suffers from depression at one point of their lives, they are at a greater risk…

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease where the skeletal muscles easily tire and weaken. Myasthenia Gravis differs with each patient and can affect any muscle group. However, it initially affects the muscles that control the eye and eyelid movement. Myasthenia Gravis is neither hereditary nor contagious and can occur in all ethnic groups and…

gut-brain

The gut microbiome-brain axis is a link that functions between our central nervous system and the enteric nervous system—that is the network of neurons which controls the functions of the digestive system—of our bodies. Recently, a growing interest in studying the role of the microbiome of the digestive tract lining has emerged. The microbiome refers…

vitd

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble substance that is associated with the absorption of magnesium, phosphate, and calcium in the intestine as well as other biological processes in our bodies. The major natural source of vitamin D is sunlight, thus being called the “sunshine” vitamin. While foods rich in vitamin D—such as beef liver, fish and…

genetherapy

Gene therapy is the treatment of a disease which is caused by a genetic defect through the replacement of a defective or absent gene with a healthy one. Several approaches to gene therapy are currently being researched and tested, such as: replacing a mutated gene that causes disease with a healthy copy of the gene,…

epsom-salt_

Epsom salt is a mineral compound of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. While similar in looks, Epsom salt is completely different from table salt which is made up of sodium chloride. Epsom salt is known to be an easy and safe way to increase the levels of magnesium and sulfate in our bodies. Epsom salt gets…

meditation

We all have days when we are unusually nervous and agitated. This is different from having a type of anxiety disorder which is more severe, frequent, and could hinder normal day-to-day activities. Anxiety has evolved thousands of years ago to serve as a survival mechanism so humans can protect themselves from predators and different dangers…

heatstroke

The long summer days are here and everyone is looking forward to spending long hours in the outdoors. Whether it is a barbecue party, bathing in the sun, or swimming in the ocean, caution must be taken when dealing with extreme temperatures. A heat stroke, or a sunstroke, is a serious heat-related illness that should…

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