More and more research agrees that good relationships can help you stay healthy. It doesn't matter if its a partner, a friend, a therapist or even a pet, relationships count.
That's because "feelings" help brain hormones to fire, (both good hormones, like seratonin, and bad ones, like cortisol). Some tips for growing your relationships can be found here.
1. Manage your relationship with your mom. Be in charge and call her!
2. Use touch, as long as its appropriate. A gentle touch can enhance your relationship with others.
3. Try out a pet name with your significant other. It can create a special "secret" intimacy.
4. Utilize your outside. Check out a farmers' market or go to the park or beach with friends or your partner. Outings make for good memories and help cement relationships.
5. If you mess up, ask for forgiveness. Own your "ooops," being vulnerable can bolster your relationship. And, no "butts" own your behavior all the way
What's New in Nutraceuticals
In the best of all worlds we'd get all the vitamins and minerals we need from our food, but... these days that's tough. Here are a few suplements you may want to consider.
1. Probiotics - Are healthy bacteria that have a positive effect on our immune and digestive systems. They help our bodies absorb the food we ingest.
2. Vitamin D - Some studies have shown that many people have low Vitamin D levels. (It's probably all the sunscreen!) The "sunshine vitamin," D is protective against cancer and cardiovascular disease as well as supportive of healthy brain fnction - so low levels of Vitamin D are a big concern.
3. Remember if you're taking calciuum to keep your bones strong, include magnesium in your daily regimine. Our bodies need a balance of both.
4. Don't forget Omega 3. These fatty acids are important for just about every function in the body. They make up the framework of almost every cell membrane.
But, as always, check wtih you health care provider before taking supplements.
Biofeedback and EEG biofeedback have been shown to be efficacious in the treatment of several conditions including, stress and stress related headaches, migraine headaches, anxiety, depression and high blood pressure.
Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as heart function, breathing, muscle activity and skin temperature. They rapidly "feed back" information to the user.
The presentation of this information - often in conjunction with therapy - can support desired physiological changes. Over time these change last even without continued biofeedback sessionsene,e