5 Things Narcissists Do To Be The Center of Attention

“Narcissists want to be the center of attention. They will boast, brag and tell exaggerated stories about themselves to make out that they are brilliant. They will often mix lies with truths or half-truths which may make it difficult to catch them out.” Engaging in a conversation with a narcissist can leave someone feeling like…

18 Keto Snacks: Full of Healthy Fats + Delicious

A keto lifestyle can seem like a dream come true. Not only do ketogenic diet benefits range from weight loss to cancer prevention, but it emphasizes high-fat and protein-rich foods. A diet that encourages rather than vilifies fat? Sign me up! But all fat isn’t created equal. While our bodies love healthy fats like avocados and coconut oil, a keto diet doesn’t…

Lupus and Kidney Disease (Lupus Nephritis)

What is lupus nephritis? Lupus nephritis is a type of kidney disease caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus). Lupus is an autoimmune disease —a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the body’s own cells and organs. Kidney disease caused by lupus may get worse over time and lead to kidney failure. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney…

7 Tips for Coping With Schizophrenia as a Family

How to Be an Effective Schizophrenia Caregiver If you have a loved one with schizophrenia, you and the rest of your family can be an instrumental part of his or her care team. “A supportive family makes living with schizophrenia a lot easier,” says Andrew Savageau, MD, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Ohio State University’s…

12 Classic Propaganda Techniques Narcissists Use to Manipulate You

Propaganda is powerful. It can start wars and end governments. Strikingly, in their personal lives narcissists routinely use classic propaganda techniques — similar to the techniques used by repressive regimes throughout history — to control, confuse and manipulate you and others. Propagandists use words and ideas in a misleading or biased fashion to persuade others…

Multiple Sclerosis Significantly Associated With Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency represents a significant risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS), necessitating the need for greater public outreach and interventions to improve vitamin D levels in the population, according to a case-control study published in Neurology. Investigators performed a prospective nested case-control study using patient data from the Finnish Maternity Cohort, in which approximately 1.8 million serum…

Schizophrenia linked to threefold increase in death risk

A study that examined trends over 20 years in a large Canadian population revealed that people with schizophrenia were three times more likely to die than people without it. Those with the disorder were also found to have a lower life expectancy. Writing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers – led by Dr. Paul Kurdyak, of…

The office narcissist: how to spot (and deal with) them

Almost all offices have them. The person whose self-belief exceeds their abilities, who rides roughshod over your considered opinions and practices, who’s basically very focused on themselves. In some workplaces, the person doesn’t just belittle their co-workers and their contributions, they actually consider themselves so special and unique they are left infuriated when others fail…

How to reduce brain inflammation with a keto diet

The ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates and high in fat. New research uncovers and replicates the mechanism by which a ketogenic diet curbs brain inflammation. The findings pave the way for a new drug target that could achieve the same benefits of a keto diet without having to actually follow one. The keto diet is…

Why Do Narcissists Abuse Those They Love?

One of the most difficult things to understand in life is how someone who professes to love you can then go on to abuse you. People feel traumatized and confused after a romantic relationshipwith an abusive narcissistic partner ends. They wonder, “We were so in love, yet he went from telling me that I was the love of his life…