Granola Bars Feud – Which Bar Gets Into A Dietitian’s Cart?

Recently, there has been a huge rivalry on social media between Clif and KIND granola bars makers on the topic of whose product is healthier. To get a sense of how big it went, take a look at their latest Twitter and Facebook posts and read the comment section. KIND bars contain only four or five grams of sugar while a Clif bar has twenty grams of sugar on average. It seems like the less sugar – the healthier but low sugar options have palm kernel oil which is considered unhealthy as well as

Neuroscience Confirms that Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) is ‘Hard-wired’ in the Human Brain

Neurological studies have established that the brain has three distinct processing modes, called serial, parallel and synchronous. Serial processing is associated with IQ functions in the left brain. Parallel processing is associated with EQ functions in the right brain. And synchronous processing is associated with SQ functions in the whole brain.Neural Basis for Spiritual Intelligence Oscillations at 40Hz propagate across the whole brain synchronously, and are associated with conscious
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Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear

A new study reports the rhythm of your breathing can influence neural activity that enhances memory recall and emotional judgement.Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth. In the study, individuals were
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Scientists Successfully Tune the Brain to Alleviate Pain

Scientists at The University of Manchester have shown for the first time that if the brain is 'tuned-in' to a particular frequency, pain can be alleviated.Chronic pain — pain which lasts for more than six months — is a real problem for many people, with 20-50 % of the general population estimated to suffer from it (comprising 20% of consultations in general practice).It is a much greater problem in the elderly with 62% of the UK population over 75 year's old suffering from it. Chronic pain is
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Neuroscience — Religion Shaped the Very Structure of Our Brains

Religion and neuroscience are not an obvious pairing. But earlier this week, a study published in Social Neuroscience demonstrated that spiritual feelings activate the neurological reward systems of devout Mormons. The study used fMRI scans to show that the nucleus accumbens—an area associated with reward—is activated when Mormons who have a strong sense of spirituality carry out religious activities. The same area can also be activated by love, sex, drugs, and music.In this particular paper
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Holistic Neuroscience- A way to permanently help your child with ADD or ADHD without medications

Holistic and neuroscience are not two words that one would generally think go together. But, the revolution in technology and computers, along with greater research and new techniques in the last decade have allowed holistic clinical psychologists like myself to train the brain to organically, safely, and permanently, bring the brain more in balance. Recently researched understandings in neuroscience such as neuroplasticity-the brains ability to change-have brought forth a new body/mind/brain
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Your Brain Has A DELETE Button And Here’s How To Use It!

There’s an old saying in neuroscience: “neurons that fire together wire together.”This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is why, to quote another old saw, “practice makes perfect”. The more you practice piano, or speaking a language, or juggling, the stronger those circuits get. Scientists have known this for years. However, nowadays researchers learn another part of the truth: In order to learn something, even more important than
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The Link Between Aluminium and Alzheimer's Disease Is Now Confirmed By Scientists

Aluminum has been long known to be neurotoxic, with mounting evidence that chronic exposure is a factor in many neurological diseases, including dementia, autism, and Parkinson’s disease.However, definitive scientific proof is difficult to establish due toth the lack of longitudinal studies, as well as pushback from industries that use aluminum in their products. Despite the shortage of conclusive studies, mounting scientific evidence really leaves little room for doubt. Case in point: a
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Neuroscience and Holistic Psychology

Neuroscience, or the “study of the brain and nervous system” as it is defined in the dictionary, has become a mainstream topic since the advent of sophisticated neuroimaging devices that allow researchers to study the working brain. The more neuroscientists discover, the more they seem to be learning about the profound effects the mind has on the body.At first glance, it might seem that neuroscience and holistic psychology were at odds with each other. As the name implies, holistic psychology
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Scientists Say That We Need A New Concept of Consciousness. Here is Why

What about mind? If the world is vibration, is also mind and consciousness a form of vibration? Or on the contrary, are all vibrations, the observed world, a manifestation of mind?Although it is true that when all is said and done all we know is our consciousness, it is also true that we do not know our own consciousness, not to mention the consciousness of anyone else. We do not know what consciousness really is or how it is related to the brain. Since our consciousness is the basis of our
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