Mind-Body Medicine is a growing field that focuses on the interactions between mind and body and the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health. There are a number of scientifically-validated therapies today that help to enhance the capacity for healing through controlling emotions, thoughts, and beliefs. A few of the more common mind-body techniques include meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, prayer, and affirmations to help control thoughts and feelings. Nevertheless, there still remains confusion and uncertainness on what exactly Mind-Body medicine is, and whether it merits your attention. Read more
In an article by Nicola Jane Hobbs, she makes a strong case for following your heart. Her 5 reasons to do so include:
- To connect
- To find our true path
- To allow yourself to heal
- To love oneself
- To love others
Each reason would resonate to those with open hearts and minds, but may still draw some ire from skeptics and those who look only to “facts” and “science” as a basis for making decisions and ruling life. So just what is the science and findings of the age-old advice to follow your heart? Read more
For centuries, civilizations and different cultures have believed we are more than simple mechanistic beings. The idea of a comprehensive view or humans as body, mind and spirit is not a new age one. Yet today, we may use the words body, mind and spirit, but we do so in an esoteric manner, and almost never do we utter such non-scientific, feel-good jargon in the medical field.
But in order to truly understand health, don’t we need to go further than the Newtonian ‘bodies are like machines’ approach? And does modern day science offer a new understanding of body, mind and spirit that can provide better healthcare? Read more
Rick Grimes knew the secret first, and it was a game changer. But can the wisdom our favorite Zombie-killing sheriff shares with the group in the Walking Dead apply to real life and infectious diseases?
SPOILER ALERT – If you have never seen the Walking Dead and plan on watching, don’t read on. This posting reveals crucial plot twists that span the first 2 seasons. Read more
Have you ever noticed how much garbage litters the sides of highways throughout this country? I was recently stuck in traffic on my way to JFK International Airport and took notice of all the litter found on the side of the highway. There was so much garbage and filth, it could have very well been a war-torn, third-world country I was driving in and not one of the most advanced cities in the U.S. But I soon realized, the way you value the streets you drive on, the people you interact with, and the community you live in all have a very direct correlation to your health. Read more