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Dealing with Depression: A Holistic Approach

Dealing with Depression: A Holistic Approach

Depression is more than just occasionally feeling “blue”. There are life situations that may cause us to feel sadness, sometimes profound, like the death of a loved one (grief). However, if that response stretches over a long time, the person’s response is no longer considered “normal” and a diagnosis of depression might be made. Major …

Autism

Autism and Natural Healing

Autism is a life-long developmental disorder that affects an individual’s ability to interact with the surrounding world.

Neurogenesis

Depression, Exercise, & Neurogenesis

Twenty years ago, most physicians, scientists, and probably all science textbooks believed that brain cells that die, cannot be replaced or get fixed.

Activate Your God-Spot

The human brain is the most complex organ man has been endowed with. Allah gave us the human brain to make us the best of all His creations, in order to differentiate us from animals and other creatures. It contains 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) and trillions of connecting fibers called synapses. It can store …

Serotonin

Serotonin: Elixir of Joy (Infograph)

Serotonin is a hormone found in our digestive tract, the Central Nervous System (CNS), blood platelets and the Pineal Gland. It is also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine, which is often abbreviated to 5-HT. Serotonin’s chemical formula is C10 H12 N2 O.

Suffering Nature Deficit Disorder?

“Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, and the ships which sail through the sea with that which is of use to mankind, and the water (rain) which Allah sends down from the sky and makes the earth alive therewith after its death, and …

Curiosity

Encouraging Healthy Choices by Piquing Curiosity

You might prefer watching TV rather than exercising, or ordering pizza instead of preparing dinner. Psychologists call this a ‘want/should conflict’. People often favor the ‘want’ option, which focuses on the impulsive satisfaction of desire regardless of its impacts, over the ‘should’ option. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used curiosity to influence people to …

Can Technology Boost Our Multiple Intelligences?

Do you enjoy debating on Facebook? Do you have your own blog? Have you ever used software to compose music or make your own video? Did you ever take a tour in an online or virtual museum? Thinking that technology cannot cater for your preferred intelligence(s)? Think again. The cognitive revolution took place in the 1950s …



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