Mind-Body Connection

Less is More: Ayurveda and the Art of Moderation

Less is More: Ayurveda and the Art of Moderation

And more is not always better, or, as the saying goes, less is more. One of the greatest lessons I learned studying Ayurveda with Maya Tiwari, was to be prudent with the use of herbs. We know how dangerous it is to be taking multiple prescription drugs, but we think nothing of chugging down handfuls of herbal supplements on a daily basis for months, or even years, at a time. Yes, herbs are food, but just like certain foods have contraindications for people, so do herbs, and an easy-does-it approach always works best. Sometimes just a pinch of an herb is more than enough to do the trick.

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9 Extraordinarily Simple Ways To Get Healthy & Happy

9 Extraordinarily Simple Ways To Get Healthy & Happy

Perhaps you spent most of winter feeling stressed, being cooped inside, eating comfort food and rarely making it to the gym. You may have suffered a cold and gained a few pounds, and now you want to get your body back to being happy and healthy.

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Light Therapy Naturally Increases Blood Flow and Boosts Brain Cell Function

Light Therapy Naturally Increases Blood Flow and Boosts Brain Cell Function

Light therapy, also known as LED therapy, is a painless, non-invasive treatment involving the placement of red and near-infrared light-emitting diodes in a patient’s nasal cavity and on the scalp. The 30-minute treatment sessions have been shown in pilot testing to increase blood flow in the brain.

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You Can Relax: 8 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

You Can Relax: 8 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Anxiety is a wily monster – an insidious mix of fear, worry, and uneasiness that culminates in nervous inner turmoil, it’s no fun. It’s a bummer. It eats away at happiness and makes everything feel lousy. Many of our anxiety symptoms have evolved from our fight-flight-freeze response, leading to an array of uncomfortable symptoms; high worriers often also suffer from muscle aches, tension, and headaches.

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5 Revelations That Remade Me On The Road To Recovery

5 Revelations That Remade Me On The Road To Recovery

Even Storm Clouds Are Beautiful

Even Storm Clouds Are Beautiful

That heavy feeling creeps in, permeates your mind/body, and makes you want to crawl back under the covers…or reach for a drink, or a smoke, or maybe a box of chocolate chip cookies. Maybe even all three.

Most of us are downright terrified of this feeling. It’s so damn uncomfortable. It might be depression, anxiety, fear or anger.

Fear’s a big one. Fear of failure, fear of change, fear of not being good enough, fear of not living your life’s purpose, or your dream, or having enough money. Fear of things we have no control over.

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Ever Notice That Gardening Makes You Happy? Here’s The Science On Why

Ever Notice That Gardening Makes You Happy? Here’s The Science On Why

Did you know that there’s a natural antidepressant in soil? It’s true. Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study that has been found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide. The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production, which makes you relaxed and happier. The serotonin boost that is provided by this bacteria, might also aid our learning abilities.

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Mindfulness Is More Effective Than Drugs For Both Anxiety And Depression

Mindfulness Is More Effective Than Drugs For Both Anxiety And Depression

Mindfulness-based trainings have shown beneficial effects on inflammatory disorders in prior clinical studies and are endorsed by the American Heart Association as a preventative intervention. The training provides a biological mechanism for therapeutic effects. A study in Psychoneuroendocrinology by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reported the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.

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What Causes ‘Brain Farts’ & What You Can Do About It

Written by on March 19, 2015 in Alternative Health Care, Health, Mind-Body Connection with 0 Comments
What Causes ‘Brain Farts’ & What You Can Do About It

Scientists call it Tip-of-the-Tongue syndrome (or TOT), and it’s something that has been with us probably as long as we’ve had large vocabularies (and lived long enough to start forgetting parts of them). College-aged people tend to experience TOT a couple times a week, whereas by the time most people reach 65, they experience them at about twice that rate; even once a day is still considered normal.

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New Study Reveals Creative Genius is Linked to Being Easily Distracted

Written by on March 15, 2015 in Health, Mind-Body Connection with 0 Comments
New Study Reveals Creative Genius is Linked to Being Easily Distracted

If you are someone who is easily distracted or someone who is really focused, you are going to really appreciate the new light this sheds on what’s going on behind the scenes of your mind.

When you decide to engage in a creative task, whether it’s painting, writing, singing, creating music, dancing, etc., there can often be a lot of things happening around you.

Maybe it’s your noisy neighbors, crying children, yard work outside, TV in the other room. All of these are forms of stimuli that are interpreted by your senses.

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The Thing That Affects Your Health Most is NOT Diet or Exercise. Watch This!

The Thing That Affects Your Health Most is NOT Diet or Exercise. Watch This!

How do you ensure that you really are healthy? Watch as Dr. Lissa Rankin explains her discovery after she searched for the answer to the question, “What really makes a body healthy?”.

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Heal Your Body from Pain and Sickness: Guided Meditation

Heal Your Body from Pain and Sickness: Guided Meditation

Heal your body with this awesome 23 minute mediation designed to alleviate your pain.

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How Our Thoughts Control Our DNA

How Our Thoughts Control Our DNA

The cell is like a human body. It is capable of respiration, digestion, reproduction, and other life functions. The nucleus, which contains the genes, has traditionally been viewed as the control center — the brain of the cell. Yet, when the nucleus is removed, the cell continues with all of its life functions and it can still recognize toxins and nutrients. It appears the nucleus — and the DNA it contains — does not control the cell. Scientists assumed some 50 years ago that genes control biology. It just seemed so correct, we bought the story. We don’t have the right assumptions.

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Nocebo Effect: Science Proves Your Negative Beliefs Harm Your Health

Nocebo Effect: Science Proves Your Negative Beliefs Harm Your Health

You can think yourself sick. The ‘nocebo’ effect, considered the evil twin and opposite of the ‘placebo’ effect, is a negative belief about your health. But the good news is that by changing your thoughts, you can change your health! A combination of positive belief and the nurturing care of the right healer can activate the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms and help the body heal itself.

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Facial Exercises for Eyelid Droop – Enjoy Taut Eyelids

Facial Exercises for Eyelid Droop – Enjoy Taut Eyelids

A facial exercise for drooping eyelids. Your face is like any other part of your body. It responds to exercise, great nutrition, avoiding toxic chemicals, and the high vibration of a loving joyful attitude.

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