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Neurotransmitters: Can They Determine Our Personality?

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Neurotransmitters: Can They Determine Our Personality?

Attitude and personality are topics that are quite controversial in areas such as psychology and social sciences. When you were young, you’ve probably heard your parents or other people attribute certain traits, irks in your personality, and attitude to the environment. Sometimes you hear them say, “You got it from your mom.” You hardly hear them say, “Oh it’s your neurotransmitters that are giving you an interesting personality!” Indeed, your environment plays a huge part in shaping your attitude, your outlook in life, and your personality. But do know that science can somehow blame it on neurotransmitters? Neurotransmitters do play...

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How Stress Causes the Body to Deteriorate

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How Stress Causes the Body to Deteriorate

Stress is a natural mental reaction to both good and bad experiences. The body responds to stress by releasing hormones and increasing heart rate. We can be physiologically experiencing stress yet mentally numb to it because we have become so tolerant of it. Stress can be triggered by the pressures of everyday life at home, school or work. Some have become so adapted to the pressures, irritations and annoyances of life that it starts to seem normal. These small stressors can accumulate quickly and we may not realize how they impair our emotional and mental well-being until it shows drastic...

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The Dark Secrets Of Sugar And What It Can Do To Your Body

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The Dark Secrets Of Sugar And What It Can Do To Your Body

Perhaps sugar is the sweetest thing in the world. Some people can barely do without it when they wake up. Whether you start the day with coffee, cereal, or a biscuit, chances are sugar is highly present in these drinks and food. It is also found in sodas, fruit juices, candies, processed food, and sauces. It makes the food taste good and irresistible. People can sometimes be addicted to sugar and sweet treats. However, there’s a dark secret that should be heeded when taking in sweet sugary stuff. Sugar can be damaging! Yes, you read that right! Sugar can be...

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Red Wine and Resveratrol: Good for your Heart?

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Red Wine and Resveratrol: Good for your Heart?

What is Resveratrol? Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, an antibiotic produced by plants when under attack by pathogens such as bacteria or fungi. Resveratrol has caused such a stir in the medical community with tons of research surfacing about its ability to extend human lifespan. Resveratrol as an Antioxidant Resveratrol is an antioxidant that protects cells from the damage of free radicals. It potentially inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Animal and test-tube studies suggest that it may raise good cholesterol and protect the blood vessels from damage, prevent blood clots, and possibly reduce the risk of diabetes. Grapes and Wine...

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The Reasons Why You Should Take Collagen Everyday

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The Reasons Why You Should Take Collagen Everyday

What is Collagen? Collagen is the hard, insoluble, and fibrous structural protein that makes up a third of the proteins in the human body such as the extracellular space connective tissues. It is the most abundant protein in mammals. Collagen molecules are usually packed together to form elongated fibrils that are found in fibrous tissues such as the skin, tendons, and ligaments. It can also be found in the corneas, cartilage, bones, blood, vessels, intervertebral discs, and muscle tissues. Fibroblast is the cell that commonly creates collagen. The word collagen comes from the Greek word kólla which means “glue,” a...

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