• Carolina Brain Center, PC, Chiropractors D.C., Raleigh, NC

2017 Newsletters

Your Brain and Sleep

5 Amazing Things Your Brain Does While You Sleep We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, an activity as crucial to our health and well-being as eating. We know that sleep makes us feel more energized and improves our mood. But, does the brain actually rest? Here we will take at what is happening in the brain and body when we’re at sleeping. Research has identified a number of reasons that sleep is critical to our health. When we’re sleeping, the ... Read more

Common pitfalls to avoid when transitioning to a gluten-free diet:

Common pitfalls to avoid when transitioning to a gluten-free diet: 1. Filling up on gluten-free processed foods Although gluten-free products seem to be everywhere these days, many of these products are loaded with sugar and other filler ingredients making them even less nutritious than their gluten containing counterparts. Instead of reaching for packaged foods labeled “gluten-free,” focus on whole foods that are naturally gluten-free such as meat, eggs, fish, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. 2. Not learning the different sources of gluten You probably already ... Read more

The Science of Love: Why We Fall in Love

The Science of Love: Why We Fall in Love Falling in love causes your body to release a flood of feel-good chemicals that trigger specific reactions. This is responsible for making your cheeks flush, your palms sweaty and your heart race. Levels of dopamine, adrenaline and norepinephrine increase when two people fall in love. Dopamine creates feelings of euphoria while adrenaline and norepinephrine are responsible for the pitter patter of the heart, restlessness and overall feelings of being in love. MRI scans indicate that ... Read more

February is Heart Health Month!

February is Heart Health Month! Did you know that exercise can make you smarter? When you exercise, blood flow to the brain increases and hormones are released that can help you learn. Aerobic activity that raises your heart rate and makes you sweat, also appears to increase the size of the hippocampus, the brain area involved in memory and learning. Your brain will benefit from the heart healthy steps you take to eat better, exercise more, and stress less. There is a strong ... Read more

The Brains Behind Your Heart

The Brain-Heart Connection: The brains behind your heart. Have you ever wondered what controls your digestion or the number of times your heart beats? Think of your brain like a central computer that controls all your body’s functions, and your nervous system like a network that relays messages from your brain to your body parts. It may seem obvious that the brain is always working hard to control what you think and feel, how you learn and remember, even the way you ... Read more
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