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Fine Tune Your Brain Waves

Your brain consists of billions of neurons in different regions that use electricity as a way to communicate with one another. When your synapses are firing in synchrony, they create unified combinations of millions of neurons marching in lockstep as a harmonized "neural network" that is linked to a specific state of consciousness, your thoughts, and your mood.  The combination of synchronized electrical activity in the brain is called a "brain wave" because of its cyclic and "wave-like" in  nature

Neuroscientists recently made a correlation between an increase of alpha brain waves-either through electrical stimulation or 
mindfulness  and  meditation -and the ability to reduce depressive symptoms and increase creative thinking. Our various states of consciousness are directly connected to the ever-changing electrical, chemical, and architectural environment of the brain. Daily habits of behavior and thought processes have the ability to alter the architecture of brain structure and connectivity, as well as, the neurochemical and electrical neural oscillations of your mind. 

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Dangerous Effects of Caffeine

Many people need their morning cup o' Joe to function, but is coffee really that safe for you? The benefits of coffee have been touted in recent research and include reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and even Parkinson's disease. But other studies have shown that coffee, and the caffeine it contains, can have some bad effects as well.

Caffeine is said to be the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drug. According to the International Coffee Organization, roughly 1.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day throughout the world. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration has reported the daily caffeine intake is roughly 300 mg/person/d, equivalent to 2-4 cups of coffee. This is considered moderate.

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Lower Your Cortisol Levels and Manage Stress

Do you find yourself overly stressed, tired and even notice weight gain despite not changing your diet or workout frequency? Your cortisol levels may be out of whack. More specifically, they may be too high.

Cortisol is often called the primary "stress hormone" because it's one of the main hormones we release when we're under any sort of pressure and our evolutionary-based " fight or flight response" kicks into gear. Although most think of cortisol as a bad thing - such as contributing to acne, weight gain or high blood pressure - there's actually a lot more to cortisol levels than just our stress response and its unwanted symptoms. We need it to live.

While producing cortisol is a necessity for life and helps keep us motivated, awake and responsive to our environment, maintaining abnormally high circulating cortisol levels can become dangerous and contribute to long-term problems. Long-term use of  corticosteroids and  chronic stress are two of the biggest contributors to high cortisol. Chronic, high cortisol production is tied to symptoms and ailments including weight gain, anxiety, sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances and fertility problems, in addition to many other problems.

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