Could Thanksgiving Be the Healthiest Holiday of All?

The US holiday of Thanksgiving may well be the healthiest day of the year. Now that might sound a bit counterintuitive, given the amount of gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie that often fills a person’s Thanksgiving plate. So I should be more precise. Giving thanks may make a key difference in our enjoying…

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Could Mindfulness Affect Gene Expression?

I’m always interested to see the deep and lasting changes that can come from a regular meditation regimen… …especially when those changes can be measured on a physical level. Meditation has long been touted as a go-to source for stress reduction, and in recent years, researchers have been compiling evidence to back up those claims,…

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A Different Way to Handle Stress – Can Brain Science Help?

Stress – it’s often (if not always) a regular part of life. But everyone handles it differently, and many people are frequently on the search for ways to deal with it more effectively. Now, while stress triggers are usually different from person to person, our brains are actually hardwired to process stress in a certain…

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In the Grip of Fear

A recent article in Newsweek “How we narrowly avoided a depression” (Robert J Samuelson – Newsweek 10/12) just caught my attention. Its business commentary but in a way, it relates so directly to our work. Samuelson drew distinctions between 1929 and 2007-09, and talked about The Depression as one of serious economic downturn and paralyzing…

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Why You Need to Know About Inflammation

For the past 5 years, Inflammation has been an up-front focus… and even in this teleseminar series, a front-burner topic simply because of inflammation’s increasingly common and threatening presence. So Dr. Shealy has argued that inflammation is the root of all disease. For more on this important topic, check out our mind/body programs. Meanwhile, go…

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The Dual Nature of Inflammation

How can inflammation signal healing yet at the same time, be the culprit in undermining our good health? We’ve all had the experience of inflammation – we trip or fall, our ankle or knee swells. We get a surface cut, it bleeds. We get blisters or hotspots, there’s redness and warmth. These signs of inflammation…

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