Month: May 2018

7 Ways Acupuncture Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Acupuncture Changes Your Brain We often think of human health as disparate organs and other body parts. While Traditional Chinese Medicine does discuss similar items they are not the same. In fact, acupuncture changes your brain in ways that Traditional Chinese Medicine never even tried to express… because it is a system of medicine that …

7 Ways Acupuncture Changes Your Brain, According To ScienceRead More »

The Largest Health Disparity We Don’t Talk About – The New York Times

Our Largest Health Disparity. Mental Illness is our largest health disparity. And it seems to be getting worse. At a time when poor diet, stress, and more have caused an epidemic of chronic illnesses in the US and around the world these same factors may compound health challenges for those with mental illnesses. Americans with …

The Largest Health Disparity We Don’t Talk About – The New York TimesRead More »

Researchers Just Found the Key to Your Well-Being and It’s Not Money – Mother Jones

Well-Being Needs More Than Money According to a new study, money really doesn’t buy happiness. Humans have instinctively known this for ages, celebrating that well-being needs more than money in song and literature for centuries. Conventional healthcare has also picked up on the theme and attributed health to a constellation of non-clinical factors known as …

Researchers Just Found the Key to Your Well-Being and It’s Not Money – Mother JonesRead More »

VA Expands Holistic Health Programs | Military.com

VA Expands Holistic Health Programs Good news for those vets who need a more holistic approach to their health problems. The VA is expanding its holistic health programs! The VA seems to be leading the way in holistic health approaches that knit together multiple facets of health: mind, body, spirit, and environment. The programs embrace …

VA Expands Holistic Health Programs | Military.comRead More »

New Documentary Explores How Acupuncture Helps Cancer Victims

Acupuncture Helps Cancer Victims Though Americans and other Western countries increasingly accept acupuncture, we still only scratch the surface (excuse the pun). A new documentary looks at how acupuncture helps cancer victims, opening new and complementary therapies to those who need all the help possible. “While acupuncture is certainly gaining in popularity, its potential is …

New Documentary Explores How Acupuncture Helps Cancer VictimsRead More »

Not All Calories Are Equal: Some calories can promote fat gain and obesity more than others

Not All Calories Are Equal For decades many of us have worked under the assumption that all calories are equal. Perhaps it was just wishful thinking that calories for a soda, burger and fries were the same as anything else. Research is showing that, in fact, not all calories are equal. Healthy, balanced eating involves …

Not All Calories Are Equal: Some calories can promote fat gain and obesity more than othersRead More »

Meditation 101: Practices, Postures, and Everything In Between

Meditation 101 Meditation is supposed to be simple, even relaxing. For many, however, it can be confusing and cause tension. Fitness Goat provides us with a Meditation 101 guide that lists many types of meditation and reassures us that it takes time. “I am incapable of meditating,” admitted a friend of mine just the other …

Meditation 101: Practices, Postures, and Everything In BetweenRead More »

California Becomes The First State To Prescribe Food As Medicine

Prescribe Food As Medicine The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates left us many important thoughts on health, including Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. While physicians around the world still pledge the Hippocratic Oath, too few receive any training in nutrition. As a result, the healthcare system overlooks the vital nature of …

California Becomes The First State To Prescribe Food As MedicineRead More »

Lifestyle Medicine Promotes Cost Savings: An Actuary’s Pilot Project

Lifestyle Medicine Promotes Cost Savings So simple yet so hard to change. We know lifestyle medicine promotes cost savings. There is decades of research already available and more coming every day. This article from noted holistic health advocate, John Weeks, looks at a simple experiment that produced remarkable results. Using the well-known book / movie …

Lifestyle Medicine Promotes Cost Savings: An Actuary’s Pilot ProjectRead More »