Neurotransmitters

40 Ways to Naturally Increase Serotonin

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Believe it or not, serotonin can act as both a neurotransmitter and a hormone in the body. Low levels of serotonin are associated with mood disorders, gut issues, some symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and other health consequences. Maintaining healthy levels of serotonin can prevent numerous health issues. Read on to learn about all the ways […]

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Biohacking Science

29 Potential Benefits of Neurofeedback

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Neurofeedback is a technique used to train brain wave patterns. It is potentially beneficial in several conditions that are difficult to treat, including chronic pain, depression, PMS, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, sleep disorders, and PTSD. More recently, neurofeedback has been used by healthy users looking to enhance cognitive performance and boost their mood.

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Natural Substances

Top 7 White Kidney Bean Extract Health Benefits + Side Effects

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Partly thanks to its popularization by Dr. Oz, white kidney bean extract is now a common weight loss aid. This supplement purportedly acts as a carbohydrate blocker and reduces the levels of sugar and fatty molecules in the blood. Read on to learn more about the health benefits and side effects of white kidney bean […]

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Conditions

Serotonin Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention

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Serotonin syndrome occurs from a combination of drugs, supplements or foods that increase serotonin to unsafe levels. It can result in confusion, fever, involuntary muscle spasms, seizures or even death. Although somewhat rare, serotonin syndrome is a serious medical condition and anyone consuming products that alter serotonin levels should be aware of the symptoms. Read […]

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Blood Tests

10 Essential Blood Tests Everyone Should Be Getting (Regularly)

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Want to keep track of your health but aren’t sure where to start? Feeling tired, overwhelmed, or just not as healthy as you should be? These essential blood tests will give you a good idea of where you stand with your overall health and where you can improve. And even if you are feeling healthy, […]

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Blood Tests

The Controversy of Optimal Cholesterol Levels

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Depending on age, gender, and even where you get your lab tests done, optimal value ranges for blood test markers tend to vary from source to source. In reality, it is often a mixture of factors that dictate what values are appropriate for you. This discussion between Dr. Michael Lustgarten and I will cover the […]

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Biohacking Science

NASA and DARPA Scientist on How to Best Measure Cognitive Function

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Many SelfHacked readers struggle to tell whether a supplement or device they are trying out is making a difference for their health. Such judgments are often confounded by our own perception and placebo effects. Also, many of us who experience brain fog, mild traumatic brain injury, or other subclinical cognitive problems are often brushed off […]

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Brain Gauge: How to Know If Your Supplements & Biohacks Are Working

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Many SelfHacked readers struggle to tell whether a supplement or device they are trying out is making a difference for their health. Such judgments are often confounded by our own perception and placebo effects. Also, many of us who experience brain fog or subclinical cognitive problems are often brushed off by our healthcare providers. In […]

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Blood Tests

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP Blood Test): Definition & Results

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A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is a group of blood tests that provide your doctor with information about your overall health and metabolism. Read on to learn about what doctors look for, how to prepare for the test, and what your results mean. Almost always, the CMP results are not scrutinized, even though we know […]

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