Is your brain sabotaging your love life? If you suffer from depression, it’s a good possibility.
Lack of interest in sex could be a symptom of depression. It’s also a really common side effect of antidepressant drugs like Paxil and Prozac. But, whether it’s the cause or the cure that’s undermining desire, the problem is rooted in your brain.
You probably don’t think of your brain as a sex organ, but sexual desire starts in your mind and works its way down to the other parts of your body. (more…)
The lack of omega 3 fatty acids, such as DHA, in the diets of pregnant mothers1 has been associated with poor neurologic function and mood issues in the offspring. Researchers have now pinpointed in an animal study that a lack of omega 3 fatty acids at this critical time of development causes brain plasticity to not form correctly in key areas of the brain affecting reward, motivation, emotional regulation, and general nerve transmission.
People living in Finland and Sweden already know it – sauna therapy is a wonderful way to reduce anxiety and stress, while promoting relaxation, contentment and peace of mind. However, saunas and steam-baths are much more than just leisure products. Other health benefits of using sauna include muscle relaxation, detoxification and glowing healthy skin. (more…)