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HEG a new therapy for ADD/ADHD

By |August 15th, 2015|

Hemoencephalography (HEG) –A New Therapy for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Case Report
Journal of Neurotherapy 01/2005; 8(3):77-97. DOI: 10.1300/J184v08n03_06
Abstract
Background. Hemoencephalography (HEG) is cortical circulatory biofeedback using refracted light tuned to oxygenated hemoglobin, emitted into the skull and detected at the scalp using a photoelectric cell. Red light at 660 nm is used as the probe, with […]

Gut Bacteria (Microbiome) and your Health

By |July 13th, 2015|

Recent studies suggest bacteria in our digestive tract can play a large role in our overall health. Depression, anxiety, autism, schizophrenia, obesity, cancer and irritable bowel syndrome are just a few of the major complications gut bacteria can create.

One of medicine’s greatest innovations in the 20th century was the development of antibiotics. It transformed our […]

Trauma passed on in children’s genes!

By |June 24th, 2015|

Why does it make sense to balance and harmonise your brain and deal with trauma before you have children?

Genetic changes stemming from the trauma are capable of being passed on to their children, the clearest sign yet that one person’s life experience can affect subsequent generations.

The conclusion from a research team at New York’s Mount […]

How Habits Form

By |May 12th, 2015|

Habits are present throughout our everyday lives. They are the reason we fail but also the reason we succeed. They are the reason we are effective but also the reason we are ineffective. They are the reason we are happy but also the reason we are extremely dissatisfied with our lives. But how do they […]

Battle in the Brain – Traumatic Anzac Special

By |April 21st, 2015|

In 2012 more soldiers took their own life than were killed in the Afghanistan combat and it is estimated that 20% of the 1.7 million warriors that have served in Afghanistan and Iraq have PTSD. By now it is apparent that we must do more to support our troops, and much more CAN be done. […]

Harvard Meditation Study

By |March 22nd, 2015|

Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain
Comment: It is so empowering to read all the new studies coming out that confirm how meditation and other consciousness techniques are effective and do change not how we feel but also have a profound effect on our brain. At Balance Your Brain we are excited to be able […]

Boost Memory, Regenerate Neurons with Gingko

By |February 22nd, 2015|

The world’s most ancient tree has something to teach us, and give to us, as far as promoting brain health and longevity goes.
Considering the fact that gingko biloba is the oldest known tree in existence (deemed for this reason a “living fossil”), isn’t it poetic how this plant has also been used to promote long […]

The Neuroscience of Gratitude

By |October 27th, 2014|

As Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

With all the violence, pollution and the crazy things some people do, it would be […]

The Effects of Stress

By |September 30th, 2014|

The brain is the control center for our entire body. It controls every cell, every organ, every tissue and the entire autonomic nervous system as well as reactions to stress and behaviors. Stress – can knock brain functions “out of balance”. Such an imbalance (literally, an asymmetry in activity between the two hemispheres of the […]

Allostasis (A Paradigm Shift)

By |August 19th, 2014|

The homeostasis model has contributed immeasurably to the theory and practice of scientific medicine, so to criticize it might almost seem absurd. Yet, all scientific models eventually encounter new facts that do not fit, and this is now the case for homeostasis. In physiology, evidence accumulates that parameters are not constant. And their variations, rather […]