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nature improves wellbeing

Exeter Medical: Two hours of nature per week improves wellbeing

Nature Improves Wellbeing New research shows what it intuitive to many… nature improves wellbeing. This study from Exeter Medical even puts the optimum number of hours in nature at two hours per week. While it may be intuitive that nature improves wellbeing, we too often think that any healthy exposure to nature must a week hiking …

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30 day meditation results

30-day meditation results

30 day meditation results As mental health gains attention and respect around the world, there is the possibility that mental health issues are medicated / overmedicated. What if the US health system promote more “meditation” before medication? A recent article in Fast Company highlighted  30 day meditation results for the article’s author.  Shortness of breath. …

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meditation neuroscience

Neuroscience Shows That 50-Year-Olds Can Have the Brains of 25-Year-Olds If They Do This | Inc.com

Meditation Neuroscience Meditation neuroscience may be a thing. As more Westerners look to mindfulness practices like meditation, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, and more there is growing opportunity for Western science to play a role. The Modern Lifestyle as well as social determinants have been highlighted as not only the cause to many of our …

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sleepless Americans trying meditation

Many sleepless Americans trying meditation and yoga | Health | unionleader.com

Sleepless Americans Trying Meditation There are plenty of sleep aids out there, from warm drinks to over-the-counter to prescription medications but recent research has found many sleepless Americans trying meditation. As Americans feel more and more over-medicated, it is little surprise that many have investigated meditation through exercises like yoga to help with sleep. For …

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positive wellbeing helps autism

Positive well-being may protect against depression in people with autism — ScienceDaily

Positive Wellbeing Helps Autism Sometimes it’s just better to build on the positive rather than focus on the negatives. In line with HealthCare Too’s philosophy that we need healthcare and not just “sick care”, recent research highlights the value for adults with autism to receive positive wellbeing care, not just focus on ailments. In an …

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Whole Person Health

Cigna CEO Sees Value Of “Whole Person” Health

Whole Person Health In an earnings call with analysts, Cigna’s CEO spoke about the value of whole person health. The connection between whole person health and Cigna’s recent acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts remains unclear, however. It is heartening to see a CEO at a major payer make this statement on an earnings call. …

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mindfulness changes brain

Mindfulness Changes Brain | NCCIH

Mindfulness Changes Brain New research from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health shows that mindfulness changes the brain and pain sensitivity. Also interesting was the study’s finding that people have varying degrees of innate mindfulness. Those who are more mindful innately will “pay attention to the present moment without reacting to it”. This …

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sophrology

This Mind-Body Technique Is France’s Best-Kept Secret For Reducing Stress

Sophrology Sophrology seems to be a growing mindfulness practice in many parts of Europe. It is even making a start in the US. Mindfulness practices are wonderful additions to our healthcare. Whether for prevention, balance, or even treatment these millennia-old practices still work. Sophrology is only a few decades old, by comparison, but has capture …

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people using placebos

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Treat Themselves | Time

People Using Placebos Ted Kaptchuk has been revolutionizing how we think of health since he published The Web That Has No Weaver in 1983 where he elegantly laid out much of the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Westerners. His work on people using placebos to manage pain, however, has even surprised him.  For those …

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beginners ayurvedic diet tips

6 Ayurvedic Diet Tips for Beginners

Beginners Ayurvedic Diet Tips Good nutrition is a cornerstone of good health. In the search for nutrition answers, many consumers have looked back in time for dietary guidance including the Paleolithic Era that ended about 10,000 years ago. For “only” several millennia Ayurveda (from India) and Traditional Chinese Medicine have placed food front and center for health and healing. …

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