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Meditation: Reduce Stress and Pain, Trigger Genetic Changes, and More

Meditation: Reduce Stress and Pain, Trigger Genetic Changes, and More

April 15, 2014 | by

Meditation must be experienced first-hand to be appreciated, but science shows how meditation can reduce stress, pain, and trigger lasting genetic changes.

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Better than Morphine: Meditation Found to Reduce Chronic Pain by 57%

Better than Morphine: Meditation Found to Reduce Chronic Pain by 57%

February 16, 2014 | by

Did you know that mediation has been proven to be more effective than morphine at treating chronic pain? One study found a 57% reduction in pain.

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Reading and Writing Preserve the Brain, Stave off Memory Loss

Reading and Writing Preserve the Brain, Stave off Memory Loss

July 8, 2013 | by

A recent study published in the online journal Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology shows that reading and writing could help keep your mind sharper for longer while staving off memory loss.

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The Five Tibetan Rites: Powerful Mind Body Healing Adds ’10 Years to Life Span’

The Five Tibetan Rites: Powerful Mind Body Healing Adds ’10 Years to Life Span’

July 5, 2013 | by

A well-known medicine hunter, author, educator, and world-traveler researching and promoting plant-based medicines, Chris Kilham says that that a daily five minute practice of the Five Tibetans will result in adding an entire decade to your life span. The exercises are done repetitiously on an increasing gradient toward the goal of 20 or 21 repetitions of each exercise at a comfortable pace.

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Proof Positive: Our Thoughts, Emotions Affect our Physiological Health

Proof Positive: Our Thoughts, Emotions Affect our Physiological Health

May 12, 2013 | by

We have known that cognitive bias (where we live, if we are a man or woman, our cultural and religious leanings etc.) colors how we interact with the world since Plato, but scientists are now continuously finding that emotions may have more to do with our physical health than anything else.

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7 Natural Brain Foods for Cognition and Concentration

7 Natural Brain Foods for Cognition and Concentration

February 14, 2013 | by

As we age, it seems to be more and more difficult to keep our thoughts collected or even remember where we put our keys. This may be a part of the aging process to some degree, but diet and lifestyle certainly has a lot to do with it as well. Luckily, there are several brain foods that you can include in your daily diet to boost cognitive function, boost concentration, and slow down brain decline.

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Imprinted: Kids’ Brains “Branded” with Fast-Food Logos

Imprinted: Kids’ Brains “Branded” with Fast-Food Logos

February 2, 2013 | by

If you think the millions that fast food restaurants spent on commercials don’t have a profound effect on our brains, you may be in for a surprise. It turns out their logos are having a serious impact on the brain—in particular, the brains of children.

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Thinking Your Way to Healthy Eating

Thinking Your Way to Healthy Eating

December 31, 2012 | by

It is a known fact that what we eat affects how we feel, and how we think affects what we eat. Is your “stinkin thinkin” keeping you from being as healthy as you could be? Indeed, it is possible that healthy thoughts help people make better food choices.

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Glass Half-Full or Glass Half-Empty: Defeating Negative Thoughts

Glass Half-Full or Glass Half-Empty: Defeating Negative Thoughts

December 19, 2012 | by

Many times when we tell someone or even ourselves that we should think positively, we do not really consider the impact that this has on our mental and physical health. Everyone experiences life changes and events that produce stress and negativity – perhaps a job loss, a relationship struggle, a health issue or even a natural disaster. It is easy to fall into a dark hole and develop very damaging thoughts.

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Link Established Between Top Anti-Anxiety Drug and Dementia

Link Established Between Top Anti-Anxiety Drug and Dementia

December 6, 2012 | by

Benzodiazepines are some of the most widely prescribed pharmaceuticals in the world. In the U.S. alone, there are fifteen kinds of benzos, commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleeplessness. They have a calming and tranquilizing effect. But French scientists recently found they will do much more than calm you down—they could increase your risk of dementia.

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