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The Reset button: how the circadian rhythm can be reprogrammed for essential health benefits

 

Ishtiak Ahmed Chowdhury

Every physiological function and bio-molecular process in the human body is strictly regulated by an intricate loop of molecular feedback mechanisms. Although every cell in the human body has the presence of a molecular clock, an autonomous master clock in the brain is responsible for regulated gene expression and physiological rhythms. This master […]

The Addiction Cycle and the distinctive brain regions that attribute to absolute chaos

Ishtiak Ahmed Chowdhury
Addiction is a chronic brain disease that can have a permanent impact on the brain even long after the cessation of the use of narcotic substances. The nature of such disruptions can be catastrophic at times and primarily affect three regions in the brain: the prefrontal cortex, the basal ganglia, and the extended […]

By |April 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Communication is Key

 

BY: Rhoda Ondov

Communication is central to our interaction with others. It allows us to understand and be understood. The word itself comes from the Latin for “common” and “sharing.” It is the foundation of Marriage and Family Therapy, which holds the systemic view that we are a part of a web of relationships.

In its most […]

By |March 30th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sleep deprivation and its association with amplified negative emotions

 

Sleep deprivation and its association with amplified negative emotions

Ishtiak Ahmed Chowdhury

Tags: Sleep deprivation, Anxiety, Depression, Mood disorders

 

No matter where you are or what you do, escaping those one or two sleepless nights may seem inevitable! In fact, a latest study claims that 1 in 3 people in the United States does not get proper […]

The Power of the Vagus Nerve in Healing Trauma

 

The Power of the Vagus Nerve in Healing Trauma

Lizzie Delfeld

Tags: Vagus Nerve, Trauma, Healing, Nervous System

Do you ever feel stuck?

Do you ever feel like, no matter how hard you try, you always find yourself in similar problem situations?

Maybe you just can’t help but get angry at the car that cuts you off, or you just […]

By |December 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Postpartum Depression and Psychosis: The Monster that’s much more than just Baby Blues

Postpartum Depression and Psychosis: The Monster that’s much more than just Baby Blues

Ishtiak Ahmed Chowdhury

Tags: Postpartum depression, PPD, Infant care, Child birth, Infant development, Postpartum care, Postpartum psychosis

 

Postpartum depression (PPD) is not only a major global health concern but also the most ubiquitous complication associated with child birth. According to a review published in 2005, […]

By |November 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Benefits of Caffeine: How Caffeine Improves Brain Function and Activity

Ishtiak Ahmed Chowdhury

Tags: Brain, Brain activity, Brain function, Dopamine, Serotonin, Adenosine antagonist, Coffee benefits, Caffeine benefits, Benefits of caffeine, Psychoactive drug

 Take a guess! What do you think is the most popular psychoactive drug in the whole wide world?!

Coffee has been the staple non-alcoholic beverage of America since Captain John Smith, the founder of the first […]

By |October 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Functional Medicine for Depression: Could Functional Medicine be the Ultimate Solution?

By Ishtiak Ahmed Chowdhury

Tags: Functional medicine for depression, Functional medicine, Depression, Mental health, Major depressive disorder, SSRI, DSM-V, TSH, Gut microbiome

A latest report released by Mental Health America (MHA) in 2021 states that around 10 percent of the youth population in the United States suffer from severe major depression. Additionally, based on a 2016 study, […]

By |September 24th, 2021|Depression, Health and Wellness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kindergarteners Drinking Coffee? Caffeine and Its Effects

Through all of the hustle and bustle of the modern world caffeine has proved itself useful for many people at one point or another in their life. It is the most widely used central nervous system stimulant in the world. As of 2015, approximately 75% of children age 5 or older consume caffeine on a […]

By |August 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Caffeine and its effects: Can Kids Drink Coffee?

Caffeine and its effects are a very common source of concern in the current day. Through all of the hustle and bustle of the modern world, caffeine has proved itself useful for many people at one point or another in their life. It is the most widely used central nervous system stimulant in the world. […]