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What's Love Got To Do With It? The Science Behind Kindness

Be kindWe are told from a very young age to be kind to others. That seems to be a good general rule for all humans. But did you know there are scientifically proven benefits of being kind?

Acts of kindness release chemicals in the brain that can contribute to improved mood and general well-being. "We all seek a path to happiness," says Dr. Waguih William IsHak, a professor of psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai. "Practicing kindness toward others is one we know works."

Cedars-Sinai.Org outline Dr. IsHak's...

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A Love Letter to my ADHD

Contributed by Kate, author of Memoirs of an ADHD Mom, located on our Facebook page.

love adhdIt is easy for all of us to complain about our issues, to talk about the things we don't like about our ADHD or our children's ADHD. It disrupts our lives, makes us work harder, causes turmoil.

But not this week! No, this week we are celebrating Valentine's Day, the day of love. It's time for us to talk about all the things we love about our ADHD. C'mon let's celebrate it!

My ADHD makes me spontaneous and a...

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Study Finds High Fructose Intake May Trigger Impulsive Behavior, Aggression, and ADHD

ADHD blog 12012021Science Times [1] reported a study conducted by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Denver, and New England Inpatient Specialists that was recently published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior.

According to Science Times, “The study by the researchers hypothesized that hyperactive disorders such as impulsivity and mania go back to ancient foraging instincts triggered by a high intake of fructose.

The researchers warn that consuming large amounts of...

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Eat Avocado

smoothie with avocado banana It's good for your brain!
+ Ideas to easily add more avocado into your meals  

We used to be told to avoid fat when planning our meals.  However, we now know that there are different kinds of fats, many of which are healthy and should be added to our diets for heart and brain health.

A Brigham and Women's Hospital study reported that that women with more monounsaturated fat in their diets performed better on cognitive training tests than women who had more...

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