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ADHD drugs greatly decrease academic performance in children, study finds

1/3/2015 - Children who take mind-altering medications like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been shown in a new peer-reviewed study to perform worse in school than if they weren't taking the substances at all. Researchers...

Beetroot juice improves athletic performance and cardiovascular health

12/4/2014 - Many studies have shown that beetroot juice can improve athletic performance. Now, a study conducted by scientists at Kansas State University and published in the Journal of Nitric Oxide, Biology and Chemistry has shown that the beverage could also provide an important quality of life boost to people...

How to double athletic performance naturally

7/13/2014 - Athletes and athletic teams are always looking for an edge to boost their performance beyond their competition. Some have looked to new training techniques, while others have succumbed to temptation and resorted to illegal steroids and other performance enhancers. Now, it appears that a combination...

Women can increase their exercise performance with iron

6/22/2014 - We all know that exercise has many health benefits and that we can condition our bodies to perform at a higher efficiency over time. This increased conditioning and performance can have substantial health benefits. New research out of the University of Melbourne that was published in the Journal of...

Peppermint provides surprising results for digestive problems, physical performance and even weight loss

12/22/2013 - The Christmas holidays are just around the corner, and peppermint does contribute to the festivities in its own way, as some of you will likely not be able to resist the temptation of indulging in candy canes. It has long been added to various products, such as candies, ice creams, gum, cakes and toothpaste,...

Spirulina supplementation improves academic performance in schoolchildren

11/1/2013 - Did you know that, among its many benefits, spirulina has also been shown to improve academic performance in schoolchildren? Spirulina is the name given to more than 40,000 varieties of spiral-shaped, blue-green algae that are consumed as nutritional supplements, typically in powdered or tablet form....

Rosemary is linked to enhanced brain performance and other health benefits

7/9/2013 - Rosemary's delightful fragrance combined with its pungent taste has convinced many avid cooks to use it in various dishes, including soups and sauces. It is historically known to improve memory by increasing blood flow to the brain and head, which by extension also helps improve concentration. Rosemary...

Improve your athletic performance naturally with beets: Research

6/14/2013 - If you want to improve your athletic performance and stamina, there's no real substitute for simply putting time into working out. But if it if you're looking for a simple, natural way to increase the length of your workouts, or if you just want to give yourself that little edge in endurance or speed,...

Green smoothies' performance effects are the subject of new Boutenko documentary

4/2/2013 - As advanced as high-performance athletic training has become in the technological era, what effect can green smoothies have on the performance of endurance athletes? Sergei Boutenko is currently setting out to test the results of adding a regular and substantial intake of green smoothies to the training...

Achieve peak mental performance with Neurofeedback

2/2/2013 - This article contains the reflections of my colleague, Terri Phillips, MFT. The beginning of every New Year is a time to reflect on the past year and set new goals. It's easiest during first two months of the year to try to maintain those goals, whether they are to lose weight, be more organized,...

Super sports medicine

8/14/2011 - In the world of sports medicine nutrient therapy can mean the difference between winning and losing and between health and injury. Besides attitude and training nothing affects athletic performance like an athlete's nutritional profile because nutrients are the foundation of cellular function. There...

Daytime naps improve performance

7/31/2011 - Most of us remember nap times when we were children. Sleep researchers have found that napping is actually one of the best ways to boost athletic performance and learning skills. It is estimated now that over 70% of American society is suffering symptoms related to sleep deprivation. Napping is an ideal...

Interval training is ideal for boosting athletic performance and health

2/22/2011 - Interval training involves alternating short, quick bursts of intense exercise with slower activities. This type of training uses the anaerobic system of the body during the high intensity effort and the aerobic system during the lower intensity intervals. This unique brand of exercise activates the...

Boost your athletic performance with this proven amino acid

8/31/2010 - Getting that extra push in the gym or out on the sports field might be as simple as supplementing with an important, nitric oxide-producing amino acid. In a recent study out of the University of Exeter (UE), researchers discovered that L-arginine, one of the 20 most common natural amino acids, helps...

Hypnosis Improves Academic Performance and Reduces Test-Anxiety for College Students

5/18/2009 - A lot is expected of today's college students. They are under an enormous amount of pressure to succeed in academics. The pressure comes from themselves, parents, professors, and friends. This causes a lot of stress for students. Success in college is a stepping stone to being successful in a career...

Growth Hormone Does Not Boost Athletic Performance, Says Medical Report

9/23/2008 - Taking human growth hormone does not boost athletic performance but does lead to negative health effects, according to a study conducted by researchers from Stanford University and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers reviewed the results of 27 prior studies on a total of 303...

Review: Tesla Motors pioneers all-electric performance sports car

3/23/2007 - Just when you thought the electric car had been killed, Tesla Motors (www.teslamotors.com) has made its presence known as a newborn to the automobile market and as a provocative car company that develops and manufactures electric cars with a driving experience optimized for performance and handling....

Transforming your beliefs for health, performance and success: A review of The Hypnosis Network

10/4/2006 - Achieving a state of health is more than just a physical or chemical affair; it requires engaging the mind. The mind directly controls your physiology, often in surprising ways such as when a single thought causes you to blush or drool (or both, depending on what you're thinking about). But that's just...

Protein-added sports drinks don't boost performance during exercise, study finds (press release)

10/3/2006 - Adding protein to a sports drink won't make you race faster, suggests findings from researchers at McMaster University. "Sports drinks improve performance during prolonged exercise because of two key ingredients: carbohydrate, which provides fuel for working muscles, and sodium, which helps to maintain...

Emphasis on performance measures may lead to inappropriate antibiotic use (press release)

9/8/2006 - Patients with suspected pneumonia may receive antibiotics unnecessarily as a result of hospital and physician efforts to meet certain performance measures. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uses the timing of pneumonia-related antibiotic therapy as a core performance measure, recommending...

NaturalNews survey results, part 3: Making health changes that positively affect work performance

4/13/2006 - This is part three of the analysis of the NaturalNews readers' survey. The total number of responses for this section was 582. Here we asked people to rate whether their use of this health-enhancing information was positively impacting their work performance. The answer has come back as a resounding...

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