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.
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 […]
Follistatin is involved in muscle growth, inflammation, and fertility. While it has gained attention in bodybuilding circles, the benefits of follistatin on muscle growth may not be all they’re cracked up to be. Read on to learn more about follistatin and how you can boost its levels with foods and supplements.
Enkephalins are mainly involved in decreasing pain, reducing inflammation, preventing cancer cell growth, increasing immune cell activity, and play a role in several diseases. Read more to learn about the conditions associated with high and low enkephalin levels and ways to decrease and increase them.
In this interview, Bob Dennis answers audience questions on the ICES next-gen PEMF device, including: Do the ICES help with autoimmunity, injuries, brain fog, chronic pain, and many other conditions? An update on how the ICES works to support healing How to use the ICES and try out to see if it is for […]
I’ve written a comprehensive post about Leptin before. This post is about leptin resistance. Sensitivity to leptin may result in significant weight loss and lower inflammation.
Vasopressin, otherwise known as Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH), is produced by the hypothalamus and released by the pituitary gland in the brain. It has roles in water balance and blood pressure, but it’s also sought after as a smart drug. Learn the pros and cons of high and low vasopressin and how to manipulate your levels […]
Without dopamine, we wouldn’t be able to feel driven and motivated. Dopamine increases attention, improves cognitive function, and stimulates our creativity. It makes us more social and extroverted and helps us form romantic and parental bonds. However, dopamine, when too high, can also have its drawbacks. Many people seek out artificial sources of dopamine, which […]
GABA is the mind’s natural calmness signal, it’s the neurotransmitter that relieves anxiety, helps you get good sleep, relax, and wind down. By reducing overactivity in the brain, GABA increases empathy, emotional intelligence, attention, and cognition. GABA may even enhance exercise performance and boost energy levels. Read on to learn about why GABA is so […]