Science has confirmed in recent years that our bodies have two nervous systems: the central one and an independent network of neurons, neurotransmitters and hormones positioned in our gut, the so called enteric nervous system.
Even if divided, the primary brain and the gut remain connected by the vagus nerve, the longest of the cranial nerves. [...]
Do you remember how difficult was to tie your shoelaces as a child? Imagine how it could be to wake up one day incapable to do that and not in the mood to learn the moves.
The story behind the process of learning to tie shoelaces is our innate ability to assimilate new motor skills due [...]
From all lavender products, lavender essential oil holds best its scent. Extracted from the fresh flowers of lavender, it’s used for the fragrance alone or for its therapeutic effects.
Other than promoting relaxation, added to bathwater, lavender oils can stimulate blood flow due to the small coumarin content that works as blood thinner. Moreover, the cicatrizing, [...]
Nowadays there is more music around than ever and everybody is aware that music plays a significant role, influencing our state of mind.
Scientists say that is all about vibration. All atomic matter vibrates and the human body makes no exception. Cymatics proves that the sound has an astonishing effect over matter, being able to create [...]
According to scientific studies, the objective experience of physical beauty involves its perception as pre-programmed summation of averages.
It appears that beauty is all about genetics, hard wired in our brain. As a way to maximize the probability that the best genes have the best chances of survival, the nature pushes us to identify and pick [...]
Although scientists cannot fully explain why we sleep, they have discovered a lot about the beneficial functions in people’s health and well-being of this essential process.
Regulated by internal drives, sleep provides for the body a time to recharge itself. It lowers the metabolic rate, the level of stress hormones and blood pressure, generating a state [...]
Scientists are just beginning to understand what happens in the brain when we laugh and why laughter can change our life in a positive way.
Emerging from pure joy of life or from funny stuff, laughter is a universal human vocabulary and therefore, it bonds us all together. Babies start to laugh before they learn to speak, [...]