Body Vs Mind

Scientists used a snail to prove they can successfully erase memories from the brain

Humans are fallible. We’ve all goofed up over the years in ways large and small. Who could forget, for instance, accidentally calling your teacher “Mom?” Or maybe you accidentally let slip that you know a little too much about the…

Giving vegetables sexy, indulgent names makes people eat healthier

It’s a war that’s been waged in a billion homes all over the world throughout history – the struggle of eating vegetables. Face it – compared to a juicy steak or a helping of fries, there are very few of…

Natural sleep remedies that will help you get to sleep quickly

Do you spend hours at night lying in bed waiting to fall asleep? Cause let me tell you -that ain’t fun. You might want to take the “easy” way out and purchase sleeping pills, but forget reaching for pills and try…

Men’s mental health is facing a silent crisis

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Featured Illustration by Xulin Wang Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day was on June 13, 2017, and it served as a reminder that men, too, can suffer from anxiety, depression and a range of mental illnesses. The constructs…

Modern psychedelic science is reviving lost research and finding new cures

The future is bright; its colours, sights and sounds more vibrant and steeped in a better understanding of our consciousness and it’s brought to you by the wonders of psychedelic science. It is a field of study with a storied…

5 steps to better mental health

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Mental health requires nourishment and nurturing. We often take it for granted. Magic pills aren’t the solution, and therapy is the beginning to a whole new lifestyle change. There are simple, yet crucial things you can do…

America’s dirty history of lunatic asylums and their forgotten patients

BY: SYDNEY KEEFE  Featured Illustration by Xulin Wang The history of mental institutions in the world is a relatively short one. The modern institution began in the 18th century. They began as lunatic asylums and eventually morphed into psychiatry hospitals.…

This is the easiest breathing technique that will help you destress and sleep better

Harvard doctor, Andrew Weil, has claimed he has created a powerful technique that will help you sleep better and relieve your stress. It’s not a drug, nor is it a mattress or any sort of funny contraption. It’s the “4-7-8 breathing…

My training as a sexological bodyworker brought me home to my body

BY: CAITLIN ROBERTS  Featured photo by Adrianne Pennings “How would you like to be touched?” I take a fulfilling breath and exhale loudly. “Mmmmmm. I’d like you to lightly trace your finger tips all over my entire body. Very slowly. You…

Study finds that fathers treat daughters and sons very differently – even as toddlers

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  It’s true that parental sensitivities must be tailored to each child – and apparently each gender, too. According to a new study published in the American Psychological Association’s journal Behavioral Neuroscience, fathers are more likely to cater to…

What is Somatic symptom disorder?

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Illustration by Xulin Wang It’s normal to worry about your health — in fact, it’s often necessary. A growing mole, or a heart flutter warrants concern. Showing your doctor suspect growths or sensations is responsible, sensible, and preventable. But for some…

The opioid epidemic and the search for a safer painkiller

It’s hard to imagine that one day the American military machine might finally run up against a war it could not win. The War on Drugs – that venerable campaign popularized by a thousand after-school specials and educational outreach efforts…

New study suggests that smartphones reduce brain power even while turned off

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  A new study says that the mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, even if the device is turned off. Researchers at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas conducted experiments with around…

These are the ages you peak at everything, according to science

In our modern society, the fear of aging has become debilitating, especially for women, who have to contest the beauty industry, which always emphasizes the beauty of youth. From the mainstreaming of botox to the rise in popularity for anti-aging…

8 Amazing superfoods that won’t empty your wallet

Superfoods – What the hell makes a food super? When you first research superfoods you may realize that since there isn’t actually a strict scientific definition as to what they are, there are A LOT to choose from. According to…

Here’s what you should be doing to mentally prepare yourself to sleep

Is there anything worse than lying in bed waiting to fall asleep? Or maybe you’re like me and dread sleeping because you enter a world of twisted dreams. Whatever it is, sleeping can be difficult and if you’re having trouble…

This is how chicken soup heals you

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  As I sit here and write this, I’m surrounded by bunches of crumpled tissues, Vick’s, and a cup of chicken soup. I don’t care how many zinc lozenges they tell you to suck on, nothing cures the…

Steps to a happy, healthier brain

BY: NADIA ZAIDI The brain is the most crucial and complex human organ. And yet we fail to take care of it the way we do our heart, liver, and stomach. We must nurture our brains in a way that…

Here are 6 reasons why you should be napping during your (work)day

As we get older we tend to try and fight daytime tiredness with an espresso or Red Bull. But did you know there is actually a better way? Taking a nap! That’s right guys, naps are not just for kids.…

This is why we have “air rage” on flights

BY: NADIA ZAIDI Apparently the rage we feel during a long flight has a lot to do with where we are seated. So why is it that flights bring out the worst in us? I’m guilty of being a little…