Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Ralph Ryback M.D.
Early public lifestyle guidance with our children is necessary to secure a healthy future by tuning up our bodies to make us more resistant and resilient in fighting infections.
Mindful meditation and metformin both decrease inflammation and exercise increase CD4+ T cell mediated immunity, telomerase activity, length, and decrease telomere attrition.
Fermentable fiber butyrate production and fish oil collaborate to decrease inflammation, viral infection, and even cancer.
How to fight aging and COVID-19 at the same time.
We need to help tune up our body to resist infection with vitamins, and supplements such as curcumin, omega 3 fatty acids, etc. which are antiviral and bolster our immune defenses.
People with risk factors for COV-19 have impaired mitochondrial function. Cov-19 and SARS-COV, attack, impair, and even destroy T immune cell mitochondria.
Part 2: The psychological and physiological interactions in COVID-19.
SARS-CoV created a “mental health catastrophe” in Hong Kong in 2003. Will it happen here?
Despite its inevitability, rarely are we adequately equipped to deal with the pain that follows the death of a loved one. Here are a few ways we experience and cope with loss.
Romantic love is typically what we're talking about when Cupid's arrow strikes. Yet, love comes in all forms, shapes and sizes. Here's what we know about the chemistry called love.
The body’s inertia is an overlooked concept when it comes to understanding our inherent complex resistance to beginning a new diet or exercise routine.
As the immigrant population continues to grow, we must strike a balance between securing U.S. citizens and considering repercussions of mass deportation on children.
OCD is often misunderstood as a disorder that simply means being overly detailed or perfectionistic, when in fact this disorder can be debilitating for those who are affected.
Every relationship has different interactional conflicts and needs. There are no one-size-fits-all recipes, but these are seven common ingredients of happy relationships.
Toxicity presents itself in all different forms and can play out like a Greek tragedy, where actors walk out on stage wearing various masks.
Assumptions surrounding PTSD create stigma and keep people from getting the help they need. Here are five myths about the disease and the facts that debunk them.
Navigating toxic relationships is a process that requires help from supportive friends, family, and professionals. These tips can help you chart your course and build better bonds.
Simple steps you can take to fight your brain’s natural urge to stick with a routine and accomplish your life goals.
Toxic people can damage and leave long-lasting effects on others, so it's important to determine when it's time to either sever or mend the relationship.
Depression is a serious illness that affects millions of people, but because four conditions mimic the disorder, seeking a blood test for an accurate diagnosis is vital.
Losing a pet can be just as devastating as losing a human member of the family. Validating that grief in yourself and others is a step toward coping with the loss.
Plenty of research shows startling facts behind the concept of beer goggles, but why people seem more attractive after a few drinks proves is even more interesting.
For millennia, horses have worked hard for humans, and today they serve as the ultimate therapists. Here's a look at the important roles horses play in the human experience.
Organization is a topic that's sweeping the Internet. What is it about cleanliness that makes us feel so good? Here's a look at the science behind our need to be tidy.
From ancient Egypt to our modern homes, cats have taught us to enjoy the moment and to live with emotional honesty. Here's a look at the human-feline bond over the millennia.
ADHD is typically thought of as a childhood illness. Still, the number of adults living with ADHD is greater than the number of adults who live with OCD and schizophrenia.
It is true that dogs play a major role in society; from their formal professions as work dogs to their important roles as companions, dogs touch and help many lives.
Even though OCD is more prevalent than celiac disease, few people understand how to separate the facts from fiction when it comes to the illness.
Terrorism is a variation of psychological and actual war. It is plugged into our emotionally related memory, located mainly in the hippocampus.
Traumatic brain injury is one of the major causes of death and disability in the U.S. Are those who endure it at risk for suffering long-term psychological distress?
Ralph Ryback, M.D., has taught at many institutions including Harvard Medical School.