Does too little sleep make you less attractive?

Side Effects of Poor Sleep There are many known side effects from getting too little or poor quality sleep. Daytime drowsiness, irritability, lack of concentration, poor memory, and suppressed immune function, just to name a few. Chronic lack of sleep can also be dangerous, causing such things as low blood sugar, relentless fatigue, anxiety, and […]

Think of the Possibilities

Have you ever considered how your thoughts affect your physical body?  We all know that when we’re angry we can feel the effects of that anger physically.  Our face becomes flushed.  Our blood pressure rises.  We may even feel chest pains.  Conversely, when we’re happy, we generally feel better physically; our muscles relax, and we […]

Music the Timeless Medication

Music has long been used in many cultures for meditation and healing.  Shamans used rhythms and chanting, and many times music, to help with relaxation and concentration. More recently, doctors are beginning to recognize music as a therapeutic tool to help with a variety of ailments, such as depression, blood pressure, and PTSD. Relaxing Music […]

Get Healthy Without Breaking A Sweat

Exercise your…brain? While many people have never heard of brainwave entrainment, it is a field of study that has over 75 years under its belt. In 1929 scientist Hans Berger discovered the Alpha brainwave.  Not long after, researchers figured out that brainwaves could be strengthened using flickering lights.  They called it Photic Driving. By 1942 […]

15 Surprising Ways Music Benefits our Health

“One good thing about music, is when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley There is nothing like hearing your favorite song come on the radio.  You immediately turn the volume up, probably start singing, and your mind immediately goes to the memories this song invokes.  Or the feeling when you see your […]

Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty type person? Do you tend to see the positive, even in stressful situations? Or do you immediately assume the worst and focus on the negative? People generally fall into two categories when it comes to how we see the world–optimist or pessimist. If you’re […]

Five Tips for Fixing Holiday Stress

For many, Christmas is the most wonderful time of year.  They thrive on the hustle and bustle, decorating the halls, baking the cookies and singing along with carols on the radio.  They look forward to creating family  memories and seeing the lights. For others, the holidays and the stress attached is overwhelming.  They’d love to […]

Brain Fitness – Five Tips For A Healthy Brain

Your brain is the most important organ you have.  It’s the control center that runs every other system in your body.  If you don’t keep it fit and healthy, your entire body suffers.  And, just like physical fitness, brain fitness has many benefits for all the systems in our bodies. We’re not talking about doing […]

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with BrainTap

Every year from September 15 to October 15 we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our culture.  This observation was enacted by President Lyndon Johnson as Hispanic Heritage Week and later expanded by President Reagan into the month-long celebration it is today. BrainTap believes America is made up […]

Dr. Porter Shares His Six Tips For Starting Your Day With Success

Mornings are tough for many of us. The alarm startles us awake.  We groan.  We roll over and wish we had a few more minutes to sleep in.  What if I told you mornings are the best time to set your body and mind up for success?  Your morning ritual can contribute to a day […]