Category: neuroscience

Sin: How Does Neuroscience Explain It?

As an open flame attracts a moth, an encounter that can end fatally, certain things in life lure us as humans. Whatever one wishes to refer to the attraction of sin, e.g. mistakes, vices or transgressions, does not change their grip on all of us. Is there something […]

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The Breath: Unlocking the Power Within

Introduction There is something we live with every day, yet we rarely ever give it attention. We constantly rely upon it, yet we never give it care. The existence of life requires its support, yet we never consider it an essential aspect of health. Breath is the center […]

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We are Social Creatures: the Health Impacts of Relationships

by Sydney Bright, MS and Edited by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH A timeless truth is that human beings are social creatures. Our understanding of ancient civilizations and pre-agricultural societies contextualize human life as tribal and community-based. Of course, it is not difficult to observe the importance of […]

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Insomnia: Why Getting Poor Sleep Is Cause for Alarm

by Julian Dollente, RN, Edited by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH What do we know about insomnia? Interestingly, even at this point in human evolution, no one knows exactly why we need to sleep. Sometimes it makes you wonder if the lack of certainty means its functions are […]

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Health Advisory: Alcohol is the World’s Most Harmful Drug – And It’s Legal

by Julian Martin Dollente, RN, Edited by Christopher Cirino, DO MPH   Introduction Alcohol: The Most Harmful Drug People have been drinking alcohol since ancient times. It has served the people a variety of purposes throughout all history. The reason why drinkers choose alcoholic beverages as thirst quenchers […]

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Loss of Smell After COVID: Causes and Implications.

The findings suggest that inflammation induced by COVID-19, and in some cases direct infection, leads to damage of the olfactory bulb

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The Impact of Mindfulness on Stress and Behavior: A Neuroscience Approach

Patterns generate other patterns, and habits lead to other habits. It is important to consider that our thoughts lead to actions and how these actions lead to practices that influence the body and mind.

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Forging Behaviors: Adaptations in the Past Relate to Your Health

Introduction: Behaviors are Conserved Behavior is a complex process and often defies our ability to understand it completely. When a patient comes into the office for a medical condition, behavior is not usually the first topic that comes up. Someone may come in for prescription renewal and check […]

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Exploring the Neuroscience of Altruism

Pay it forward for your optimal health and for the benefit of the community’s health!

5 Life Lessons for a Profound Existence

A Radical Life: 5 Life Lessons We are often told that life is a journey. When we fall, we must pick up ourselves and continue toward a destination. Many of us have constructed our goals from cues outside of us. In this age of social media, it’s often […]

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