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Overeating, poor memory formation, learning disorders, depression – all have been linked in recent research to the over-consumption of sugar. And these linkages point to a problem that is only beginning to be better understood: what our chronic intake of added sugar is doing to our brains.
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The chemical bisphenol A, known as BPA, has become familiar in the past decade, notably to parents searching for BPA-free bottles for their infants. Animal studies have found that BPA, which resembles the sex hormone estrogen, harms health.
Now a study suggests that prenatal, but not childhood, exposure to BPA is connected to anxiety, depression and difficulty controlling behaviors in three-year-olds, especially girls.
School shootings are far more frequent in America than in other countries, although terrible massacres have occurred in Russia, Israel, and several European nations.
“Whenever something negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it.” ~Eckhart Tolle
“Two years ago, reading this quote, I would smirk and think, ‘What a cliché.’ In the last two years, I would read this quote and be in utter disbelief that anything can be learned when one is in the depths of hell. Today, I read this quote and resonate confidently.”
Via Tiny Buddha
The Atlantic reports that a new study has shown that blood tests can diagnose depression–a finding that could change the way depression is both diagnosed and viewed by patients.
Via Popular Science
Using brain imaging and a video game, teen girls at risk of depression are being taught how to train their brains away from negative situations.
Full story at Futurity