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Your life’s purpose. Why finding your passion is essential to maintaining brain health.

Your life’s purpose. Why finding your passion is essential to maintaining brain health.

’ I’ve been writing this brain health blog since 2013, and it has changed my life and my career in extraordinary ways. My original purpose for this blog has been to provide impeccably-researched evidence-based stories that are told in a simple, fun and compelling way. And it has certainly taken me on an extraordinary journey.… Continue Reading

Age-related muscle wasting and cognitive decline linked

Age-related muscle wasting and cognitive decline linked

by Blake Alec Miranda. We’re all familiar with the concept that with ageing comes a gradual loss of bone density and reduced size and strength of our muscles. Some loss of muscle and bone density is normal, but losing too much leads to frailty and increased risk of injury. We’re also familiar with the idea… Continue Reading

Pregnancy sculpts women’s brains in preparation for motherhood

Pregnancy sculpts women’s brains in preparation for motherhood

Motherhood changes everything Little did I know before I had my boys how completely and utterly being their mother would change EVERYTHING. Having children threw the pieces of my life up in the air. The pieces settled again, but my body, outlook on life, sense of self and emotions have never been quite the same.… Continue Reading

Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

We humans tend to forget we’re wildlife, which is possibly why our planet is heading for climate change catastrophe. We’ve lost connection with Planet Earth and she’s fighting back. I have come to believe one symptom of our loss of connection the is loss of mental health and wellbeing. Lifestyle change isn’t simply about preventing or… Continue Reading

The emerging field of psychobiotics (Part 3)

The emerging field of psychobiotics (Part 3)

  Today in Part 3 of our series on the gut-brain axis, Drs Amy Reichelt and Sarah McKay discuss mind-altering microbes and the emerging field of psychobiotics. The gut microbiome is a key node in the gut-brain axis. Scientists are only just uncovering how microbes in the gut influence physical, brain and even mental health. In 2004, a pivotal… Continue Reading

How to go with the flow.

How to go with the flow.

  White water kayakers and musicians experience it. So do video-gamers, rock climbers, and experienced meditators. If you’ve ever lost complete track of time or your sense of self when you’re engrossed in a satisfying task, chances are you’ve experienced it too. The optimal state of consciousness in which you perform and feel your best… Continue Reading

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