Month: August 2017

It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet

The Myth of Exercise A recent report from the UK’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges described ‘the miracle cure’ of performing 30 min of moderate exercise, five times a week, as more powerful than many drugs administered for chronic disease prevention and management. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, …

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Meditation expert tells us what the science really says — and why multitasking is a ‘myth’

Meditation Benefits We have found that meditation benefits the mind, body, and soul. But we are still trying to understand how. Perhaps more importantly many of us are unsure where to start. Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson have published “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body” debunking studies and …

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Breaking the mold: A doctor’s illness journey changes her practice – Peninsula Press

Gut Instinct? Gut health has grown among consumers and physicians but, as this Peninsula Press article shows, not all providers are ready to question conventional Western medical authority. Dr. Cynthia Li turned to alternative solutions for her own mysterious medical condition — something that would soon change her approach to life and to medicine. Of …

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I Tried Gua Sha To Treat My Ankle Injury And This Is What Happened

A Need for Gua Sha? I cried as they carried me off the basketball court, blubbering about how this couldn’t be happening. I had a half marathon in 14 weeks, and a severe ankle injury was not in the plan.  After a month of pain and little-to-no progress, I was willing to do just about …

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Silicon Valley is obsessed with meditation and there’s new evidence it changes the brain for the better

Meditation Evidence By giving our bustling minds a dedicated break from day-to-day worries, meditation appears to empower the brain to run more efficiently, new research shows. A large review of studies involving close to 3,000 people found that mindfulness meditation was linked with a reduction in feelings of depression, anxiety, and even physical pain. Source: Silicon …

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Top UCSD researchers pitch yoga, massage and integrative medicine for healing

An Integrative Medicine Approach We continue to find articles on topics like integrative medicine and are happy to share them with you! UC San Diego’s Centers for Integrative Health launched Saturday, a network to unify current research, education and clinical programs. Source: Top UCSD researchers pitch yoga, massage and integrative medicine for healing From Aromatherapy …

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Alternative medicine: An opportunity for patients to be seen and heard

Complementary & Alternative Medicine may be coming of age for many patients. I had to fight for my own health and fired many doctors. I had to self-research and be fiercely determined to be heard. … Most of my health need answers came from beyond traditional medicine and was all out of pocket. –Molly Peterson …

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Bloomfield woman overcomes chronic breast and back pain with acupuncture

Ellen Guenther first tried acupuncture seven years ago.  She needed help with chronic pain from severe tightening of her chest wall following mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Source: Bloomfield woman overcomes chronic breast and back pain with acupuncture Acupuncture for Chronic Pain According to the article, Chinese medicine describes acupuncture as a technique that restores the …

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7 Essential Oils to Try for Sleep—and 3 to Avoid | Reader’s Digest

Essential Oils for Sleep It turns out, essential oils are far more than scientific quackery—they might even be able to score you a sound night’s sleep. Source: 7 Essential Oils to Try for Sleep—and 3 to Avoid | Reader’s Digest Sleep is critical to good health. We need the rest but can be our own worst enemies …

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