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a stoic’s brain

There is comfort to be found in knowing sadness can never be depleted. Neither could happiness, depending on how you see your glass. Sometimes, however, knowing and expecting hardship can make it seem less frightening.   Deliberate mental exposure could be helpful when desensitizing the mind and the heart. (Of course, eliminating emotional tugs also removes ...

gut meets brain

How you eat affects how you think. This is a dangerously simplified statement, but the brain-gut connection is not one to be overlooked in favour of flowery prose. In fact, the gut flora is what we should look over. Both theoretical and clinical evidence support a bidirectional brain-gut relationship.1,2 With the growing burden of inflammatory ...

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