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Key Takeaways High neuronal activity levels have been linked to a shorter lifespan.Lower levels of brain activity have been, conversely, associated with increased longevity.This association has been confirmed in several different organisms including worms, mice, and humans.The REST gene is a major regulator of neuronal excitability that prevents excess activity in the neurons. Evidence indicates that people who managed to reach the age of 85 and beyond have a much more active REST gene than…

Key Takeaways Grounding or earthing is the act of being in direct contact with the earth’s surface, regardless of its material (for example, it may be dirt, grass, or concrete) or one’s pose (standing, sitting, lying, etc.)During grounding, the body reaches the same electrical potential as the earth due to the electrons it receives from its surface. In a sense, grounding allows to electrically reconnect with the earth.Regular grounding promotes healthy physiological changes that are…

Key Takeaways General stress and socio-economic issues increase one’s risk for many diseases and mortality. Scientists don’t know the exact mechanism yetOne possible explanation could be cellular aging due to stress, with resulting impairment in cell and tissue functionIn this animal study, mice subjected to lifelong chronic psychosocial stress developed several health issues associated with cell aging. This association suggests that stress may, indeed, increase the risk of disease and reduce life expectancy Actions to…

Key Takeaways Cannabidiol (CBD) appears to alleviate anxiety in 79.2% of patients within one month of usage. The improvement remains for as long as the patient keeps taking CBDCBD may improve sleep quality in 66.7% of patients throughout the first month of usage. This improvement may fluctuate over timeCBD is generally well-tolerated, side effects are rare. Actions to Consider If you suffer from anxiety, consider taking 25 mg of CBD every morning after breakfastIf you…

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the US and an estimated one-third of the North American adult population struggles with anxiety at one point in their lives. This is an increasingly problematic epidemic that could have a very simple answer. The origins of the emotion tie back to the earliest days of humanity when the approach of predators and life-threatening dangers were common occurrences. When faced with these potentially harmful triggers, physical…