Eating According to your Ancestry & Blood Type

Eating According to your Ancestry & Blood Type

You are what you eat, but you should "EAT WHAT YOU ARE.'' This means each of us should eat the optimal diet compatible with our blood type. Doing this sounds easy enough, but in practice it is...

Cats And You: The Secret Healing Powers of Cats

Cats And You: The Secret Healing Powers of Cats

Most people generally think that cats do nothing, are lazy and all they do is eat and sleep. Not so! Did you know that cats have a specific job to perform in your life? Did you ever wonder why so many people have cats nowadays, more so than dogs? Here's an unknown tip inside the secret life of cats...

A Daily Avocado Diet May Cut Cholesterol

A Daily Avocado Diet May Cut CholesterolA diet containing a moderate amount of fat and one avocado may help lower “bad” cholesterol. This, in turn, could reduce the risk of heart disease, say researchers.

Cleansing Your Home and Environment with Incense

Cleansing with Incense

While incense can be used to cleanse a place or fumigate a person, the range in effect varies from very mild to exceptionally strong. They can be very potent aids to maintaining spiritual purity and cleanliness in a home. To some extent, we might compare burning incense to sending up a beacon or flare to attract those spiritual forces we wish to call. Each odor appeals to a particular force, and the "force" answers the call.

Many People Use Drugs – But Here’s Why Most Don’t Become Addicts

Many People Use Drugs – But Here’s Why Most Don’t Become Addicts

Drug use is common, drug addiction is rare. About one adult in three will use an illegal drug in their lifetime and just under 3m people will do so this year in England and Wales alone. Most will suffer no long-term harm.

What Is Gastroenteritis And Why Can't I Get Rid Of It?

What Is Gastroenteritis And Why Can't I Get Rid Of It?

We’ve all experienced the abdominal cramps and the urge to get to a toilet – quickly! When the stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, our bodies respond with the sudden onset of diarrhoea, associated nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain.

How Scorpion Venom Could Yield New Cancer Treatment

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Scorpion venom has been gaining interest as a source of new drugs. It contains a mixture of biological chemicals called peptides, some of which are known to trigger cell death by forming pores in biological membranes. Cell death can be useful if we are able to target, say, tumour cells to auto-destruct.

Getting Fitter Boosts Even The Survival of the "Fattest"

 Getting Fitter Boosts Even The Survival of the "Fattest"

Like many high school students I completely misunderstood the philosopher Herbert Spencer’s phrase “survival of the fittest.” I interpreted it to mean that those animals of a species that were the most physically fit were most likely to survive and reproduce.

The Future Me: Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

The Future Me: Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

What will you and I—and our descendants—become over the next decades or centuries? Is the answer to this question self-evident? Or will we be radically different from how we are now? All that follows from this thought is conjecture, but it is more than a venture into fantasy or science fiction.

How to Get Santa to Deliver the Most Valuable Present of All

How to Get Santa to Deliver the Most Valuable Present of All

Santa Claus is not a person, but he is a principle, a dynamic, a universal idea that goes far beyond a person. Santa Claus represents a benevolent universe that knows our needs and can and will deliver our good to us. Santa is a cultural form — a local permission slip through which we allow ourselves to receive the blessings...

My Love of Solitude and My Fear of Aging

My Love of Solitude and My Fear of Aging

Sometimes Joyce and I laugh about the possibility of our future grown-up grandchildren being paid by our children to accompany me on a river trip... Then one of my grandchildren will approach me and enthusiastically ask, “Grandpa, can I please go with you on your next river trip?”

Do Extraverts Have Stronger Immune Systems?

Do Extraverts Have Stronger Immune Systems?

Individuals who we would expect to be exposed to more infections as a result of their socially orientated nature (i.e., extraverts) appear to have immune systems that we would expect can deal effectively with infection. While individuals who may be less exposed to infections because of their cautious...

My Brain Made Me Do It, But Does That Really Matter?

My Brain Made Me Do It, But Does That Really Matter?

Brian is correct that his brain made him do it. It was not his legs or eyes that made him watch the movie. It also wasn’t the movie or another person that made him do it. It was his desires, which are in his brain...

How Mindfulness Could Give You The Gift of a Calmer Christmas

How Mindfulness Could Give You The Gift of a Calmer Christmas

In the run-up to Christmas we find our to-do lists bloated with added chores: present shopping, card writing, preparing to travel or receive guests. We are bombarded with adverts telling us what to buy and where. We tackle the shopping crowds searching for the perfect gift

Five Common Myths and Misconceptions About the Seasonal Flu

Five Common Myths About Seasonal Flu

It’s that time of the year again. You probably think I mean Christmas, but as a virologist the sight of glitter, fairy lights and moulting pine trees immediately makes me think of the flu season. And if there’s one thing that can ruin your family’s Christmas, it’s the arrival of that particular unwanted guest.

How Your Eyes Can Detect ‘Invisible’ Light

How Your Eyes Can Detect ‘Invisible’ Light

Science textbooks say humans can’t see infrared light. New research, however, finds that our retinas can sense it under certain conditions. Scientists on the research team "were able to see the laser light, which was outside of the normal visible range..."

Do Dog Brains Process Human Speech In The Same Way We Do?

Dog Brains Process Human Speech In The Same Way We Do

Human speech is complex, communicating not only words but also tone, as well as information about the speaker such as their gender and identity. To what extent can a dog pick up on these different cues? In our study, we’ve found that your dog may understand more than he lets on.

What To Know About Disclosing Depression, Bipolar Disorder, or PTSD at Work

What To Know About Disclosing Depression, Bipolar Disorder, or PTSD at Work

Deciding to disclose information about a non-obvious disability at work is complicated and potentially risky, no matter what you do for a living. For people with a mental health issue, like bipolar disorder or PTSD where stereotypes and bias are prevalent, the risk can be even greater.

Dutch Company Powers Streetlights With Living Plants

Dutch Company Powers Streetlights With Living Plants

Are The Suburbs The Happiest Place To Live?

Are The Suburbs The Happiest Place To Live?

Americans who live in the suburbs seem to be happier than those who live in rural areas and inner cities—unless they have a long commute to work. A recent study also shows that residents in the most unhappy communities say they spent 8.3 days a month in a negative mood.

To College Or Not To College, That Is The Question

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I get lots of mail about whether college is worth the cost. The answer is unequivocally yes, but with one big qualification. I’ll come to the qualification in a moment but first the financial case for why it’s worth going to college.

eReaders Aren't Destroying Reading, They're Just Changing It

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The nature of reading books is changing: the closure of traditional bookstores indicates that paper book sales are in decline. It is easy to feel as though this will discourage children from engaging with texts and make them more reluctant to read widely and often.

Compassion Fatigue Is The Cost Some Workers Pay For Caring For Others

Compassion Fatigue Is The Cost Some Workers Pay For Caring For Others

Health and social workers often choose their profession because they want to help people. But seeing trauma and suffering on a regular basis can have a deep impact on these workers. “Compassion fatigue” is a response to the stress of caring for people at times of crisis and is often referred to as the cost of caring.

How A Company Fired the Bosses, Went To A 4-Day Work Week and Thrived

How A Company Fired the Bosses, Went To A Four Day Work Week, And Thrived

If someone said your organization could eliminate email and meetings, fire the bosses, go to a four day work week, and thrive, what would you think? Where’s the punchline, right? Well, there is no punchline. Many companies are taking such steps.

How To Change a To-Do List to a Could-Do List

Going from a To-Do List to a Could-Do List

The nice thing about making a list is that I get the to-do chatter out of my head and onto a piece of paper. But there’s no way to prioritize. There’s no indication of how important anything is, how much time each task might take, and the order in which I ought to attack the list.

Why That BPA Free Label Might Just Be Slight Of Hand

What That BPA Free Label Might Just Be Slight Of Hand

Purchase a plastic water bottle, and there’s a good chance that it will feature a “BPA-free” label. You might be seeing it more often because the industrial chemical Bisphenol-A has now been removed from a wide array of products.

Down the Rabbit Hole: Timing Is Everything

Down the Rabbit Hole: Timing Is EverythingFast-forward about 150 years from Alice in Wonderland’s time and we all find ourselves down a version of her rabbit hole. The Maya call this the lifetime of change. I like to refer to it as the lifetime full of lifetimes of change. How many “lifetimes” have you lived within this lifetime?

Life As A Boot Camp: Creating Meaningful Life

Life As A Boot Camp: Creating Meaningful Life

As life gets busier and more complex, we all crave something larger and more meaningful than just checking off another item on our to-do lists. Traditionally we’ve looked to religion and spirituality for a sense of life purpose, but in our secular age...

Restore Cognition By Manipulating Where The Body Meets The Mind

We Can Restore Cognition By Manipulating Where The Body Meets The Mind

Dementia and memory loss are some of the most devastating hallmarks of ageing, for the elderly, their families, and the healthcare system. This is why researchers want to find ways to rejuvenate the brain and therefore maintain the young mind and cognition in old age.

Underwater Icicle: The Finger of Death

The underwater icicles, or brinicles, are known as the "finger of death". That is a good name for them as you will see as you watch this awesome video footage. Not only does it look like a finger pointing down to the sea bed, but...

Brains Transform Remote Threats Into Anxiety

Brains Transform Remote Threats Into Anxiety

Modern life can feel defined by low-level anxiety swirling through society. Continual reports about terrorism and war. A struggle to stay on top of family finances and hold onto jobs. At the heart of issues like these lies uncertainty – the unknown likelihood of how ongoing crises will evolve over time.

Anti-Inflammatory Omega-3s: Are They Good For You?

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Omega-3s: Why Are They Good For You?

Among the many properties of the various essential fatty acids—including the omega-3s, the omega-6s, and so on—are the anti-inflammatory effects of the omega-3s. These substances produce the “prostaglandins of peace” whose actions counter those of the pro-inflammatory prostaglandins responsible for inflammation.

Aging Brains Aren't Necessarily Declining Brains

Aging Brains Aren't Necessarily Declining Brains

For years, conventional wisdom held that growing older tends to be bad news for brains. Past behavioral data largely pointed to loss in cognitive – that is, thinking – abilities with age, including poorer memory and greater distractibility. Physical measures of brain structure also showed...

How The Bacteria In Our Gut Affect Our Cravings For Food

How The Bacteria In Our Gut Affect Our Cravings For Food

We’ve long known that that the gut is responsible for digesting food and expelling the waste. More recently, we realised the gut has many more important functions and acts a type of mini-brain, affecting our mood and appetite. Now, new research suggests it might also play a role in our cravings for certain types of food.

Finding Pleasure and Embracing Your Bliss Through Chocolate

Embracing Your Bliss Through Chocolate

What if we could fully embrace the joy that comes with eating chocolate, without any sense of guilt, for an entire day? Could we then also embrace other experiences of joy? This is where we begin, with this thought, this question: What if? For many of us, our relationship with chocolate is not...

Learning Compassion: What Happens If A Tree Falls In A Virtual Forest?

What Happens If a Tree Falls in a Virtual Forest

A woman peers through goggles embedded in a large black helmet. Forest sounds emanate from various corners of the room: a bird chirping here, a breeze whispering there. She moves slowly around the room. On the wall, a flat digital forest is projected so observers can get a rough idea of her surroundings, but in her mind’s eye...

Five Science ‘Facts’ We Learnt At School That Are Plain Wrong

Five Science ‘Facts’ We Learnt At School That Are Plain Wrong

There are many more than the five “facts” that need to be fixed in school textbooks. I am not suggesting that we should start teaching 6-year-olds about matter that only appears in Nobel Prize-winning physics labs or filling the curriculum with detail on dozens of senses. But maybe we should stop telling kids fibs.

Antidepressants May Be No Better Than A Placebo, So Why Take Them?

Antidepressants May Be No Better Than A Placebo, So Why Take Them?

Placebos are sham treatments that work even though they lack an active ingredient. Pills made of sugar or corn starch have improved Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and pain. Now research suggests placebos may be as good as real drugs for treating depression...

A New Scientific Revolution: Foundations of the New Paradigm

Conceptual Foundations 
of the New Paradigm: A New Scientific Revolution

There is a major revolution under way in science today, a transformation that is both profound and fascinating. It changes our view of the world, and our concept of life and consciousness in the world. It comes at a propitious time. We know that the world we have created is unsustainable...

How To Be Good to Yourself: The Do's and Don'ts

by Marcelle Pick. The way you treat yourself can make an enormous difference in how your body, mind, and spirit respond. Changing your internal conversation is one key way to turn down the stress and turn up the relaxation. I’ve struggled with these issues, too, and I know how hard it can be to create a new conversation. The key is...

The Ebb and Flow of Life: The Tide Always Comes Back In

The Tide Always Comes Back In

by Alan Cohen. A coaching client told me about a friend of hers who was freaking out because “the economy is never going to recover.” I suggested to her that her friend was suffering not from economic distress, but simple nearsightedness. Of course the economy is...

From Chronic Pain to Marathon: A Miraculous Healing Journey

From Chronic Pain to Marathon: A Miraculous Healing JourneyOn a scale from one to ten, with one being no pain at all and ten being unbearable pain, how would you rate your pain today?” It was the umpteenth time I had heard that ques­tion. Because of my ongoing battle with chronic pain...

Karma May Play A Role in Careers But It Won’t Break Glass Ceilings

Karma May Have A Role To Play In Career Progression, But It Won’t Break Glass Ceilings

For those who might have missed it, this was Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s advice to women uncomfortable with the thought of requesting: "It’s not really about asking for the raise but [about] knowing and having faith that the system will actually..."

App To Remotely Wipe Phones Leaves Police In Tech Arms Race

App To Remotely Wipe Phones Leaves Police In Tech Arms Race With Thieves

Police play a proverbial cat-and-mouse game with those they pursue, but also with the technology of the day they use. This game of one-upmanship, of measure and countermeasure, sees one or the other side temporarily with the upper hand.

The First Step of Foraging: Know What Grows Where

The First Step of Foraging: Know What Grows WhereWhen foraging, as with gardening, it is important to know what is available where one lives. The best way to forage is to simply get outside, slow down and walk around, listening and looking. This is really the only way to get to know an area, but when driving anywhere, we will...

Respiratory Therapies for The Common Cold, Influenza and Laryngitis

Upper Respiratory Problems and Therapies for The Common Cold, Influenza, Laryngitis

Unfortunately, there is no universally miraculous herbal cold cure. However, herbal medicine can do more than most therapies in treating and preventing this all too common problem. Herbs can be selected to fit the individual’s unique needs, while at the same time immune support...

Children Under Three Need Water and Milk, Not Sugar-Loaded Drinks

Children Under Three Need Water and Milk, Not Sugar-Loaded Drinks

The World Health Organisation recommends we limit our sugar intake to 10% of our total calorie intake a day because of the negative effect that sugar has on our health. Boys and girls around the age of three require around 1,100 calories a day, which means no more than...

How To De-Inflame and Detox in Three Steps

How To De-Inflame and Detox in Three Steps

A healthy body is a key for a healthy mood. It is essential to know that there are many factors that can create an unhealthy body as well as poor mood—and that there are steps you can take to reverse the process.

Extending the Vegetable Growing Season Past Fall Frosts

Extending the Vegetable Growing Season

Growers wishing to produce crops over as long a season as possible use various methods to extend the survival of frost-tender crops beyond the first fall frosts, keep semi-hardy crops alive through the winter, and boost winter production of hardy crops...

How To Trick Yourself and Others Into Eating Less

How To Trick Yourself and Others Into Eating Less

Science has a simple and incredible trick that will help you lose weight. The idea, it seems, is to make portions appear bigger because this leads people to serve and eat less.

New Polymer Makes Solar Cells More Efficient

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Solar cells made from polymers have the potential to be cheap and lightweight, but scientists are struggling to make them generate electricity efficiently.

What Do Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean?

What Do Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean?

If you’re an adult and have ever visited a doctor, you’ve probably had your blood pressure measured. General practitioners tend to obsess over blood pressure.

Salt Overload – It's Time To Get Tough On The Food Industry

Salt Overload – It's Time To Get Tough On The Food Industry

While other nations have successfully reduced their sodium intake, Australians are still eating too much salt, and paying the price with our health; a high-salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, one of the key contributors to heart disease.

Men, Masculine Pride and How To Cope With Depression

Men, Masculine Pride And How To Cope With Depression

Masculinity plays an important role in dealing with problems such as depression. Men often don’t feel able to reach out for assistance because both the symptoms of depression and the act of seeking help goes against a stereotypical view of how us blokes should or shouldn’t behave.

Making Medicines at Home with Common Plants and Weeds

Making Medicines at Home with Common Plants and Weeds

Bo­tanicals can be incorporated into wines, cor­dials or teas, used in cooking and made into tinctures or salves. Some are applied topically as a poultice. Some plants we dry and use as teas or decoctions.

Can Yoga Play A Role In Treating Bipolar Disorder?

Can Yoga Play A Role In Treating Bipolar Disorder?

A recent survey suggests that yoga can be a substantial help for people with bipolar disorder, though the practice isn’t without risks. “There is no scientific literature on hatha yoga for bipolar disorder,” says lead author Lisa Uebelacker, associate professor (research) of psychiatry and human behavior...

The Subconscious Has Power When Directed

The Subconscious Has Power When Directed in Faith

Many stories are told of the power of the subconscious when directed in faith. Demonstrations often come at the eleventh hour because man then lets go, that is, stops reasoning, and Infinite Intelligence has a chance to work.

Ho’oponopo: Healing by Restoring Balance

Ho’oponopo: Healing by Restoring Balance

by Alan Cohen. Ho’oponopo teaches that if we intend to make changes in the outer world, we must first restore balance and clarity in our own mind and heart. So Dr. Hew Len regularly took each patient in mind, and spoke to their spirit: “I’m sorry for..."

Brains Can Make Decisions While We Sleep

Brains Can Make Decisions While We Sleep

The idea that during sleep our minds shut down from the outside world is ancient and one that is still deeply anchored in our view of sleep today, despite some everyday life experiences and recent scientific discoveries that would tend to prove our brains don’t completely switch off from our environment.

How Self-Destructing Cells May Hold Key To Cancer Cure

How Self-Destructing Cells May Hold Key To Cancer Cure

In the time that it will take you to read this article, millions of your body’s cells will have died via a self-destruct mechanism known as programmed cell death. This process is part of your body’s normal healthy function and is used to eliminate cells that are no longer needed or which have been damaged...

Are You Wasting Energy on Goals That Suck?

Wasting Energy on Goals That SuckClever ingenious creatures that we are, we can attain anything we set our mind to. Before you set your mind to anything, however, make sure it is something you want. Many people in our culture are clamoring for fame and fortune...

Junk Food Rats Ditch Balanced Diet To Eat Just Like Obese People

Junk food rats ditch balanced diet to eat just like obese people

Both rats and humans are omnivores, and both use flavour conditioning – learning through taste and experience which foods are good to eat and which to avoid. So if a particular flavour is associated with a desirable outcome like feeling full, this makes it more palatable, whereas a stomach illness would make it unpalatable.

Lack or Abundance? Empowering Your Vision

Lack or Abundance? by Joyce & Barry Vissell

by Barry Vissell. Everywhere we look, there are signs of economic challenge: companies going out of business, houses not selling, rising unemployment, more and more people complaining about less and less money. This is one picture Is it the only picture, the only reality?

Unacceptable Levels of Synthetic Chemicals in Our Air, Food, Water

Unacceptable Levels of Synthetic Chemicals in Our Air, Food, Water and Everyday Products

Today, chemicals comprise the backbone of our modern lifestyle and are the largest sector of our economy. We generate 300 billion pounds of synthetic chemicals each year in the U.S. alone, and an average American uses more than 1,500 pounds of chemical products. Synthetic chemicals are poisoning our bodies...

Ginseng Could Be An Effective Way To Prevent The Flu

Ginseng could be an effective way to prevent the flu

Ginseng, the root of the plant Panax ginseng, is one of the most commonly used herbal medicines and is often sold as an over-the-counter remedy for fatigue. Although it has been used by humans for thousands of years, more recent research has begun to investigate therapeutic and pharmacological uses including anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory properties.

Ignore the IQ Test: Your Level of Intelligence Is Not Fixed For Life

 Ignore the IQ Test: Your Level of Intelligence Is Not Fixed For Life

We’re getting more stupid. That’s one point made in a recent article in the New Scientist, reporting on a gradual decline in IQs in developed countries... Such research feeds into a long-held fascination with testing human intelligence. Yet such debates are too focused on IQ as a life-long trait that can’t be changed. Other research is beginning to show the opposite.

How Mindfulness Can Ease 'Burden' of Dementia

How Mindfulness Can Ease 'Burden’ of Dementia

Mindfulness training eases depression and improves sleep and quality of life for both people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers, research shows.

The History and Causes of Sleeplessness and Insomnia

The History and Causes of Sleeplessness and Insomnia

We are too awake, rather than not sleepy enough. The result, combined with a genetic propensity toward anxiety, makes for a chronic insomniac. While most of us who struggle with sleep fall short of that label, I suspect the same...

New Wiki Will Help You Grow a Better Garden

New Wiki Will Help You Grow a Better Garden

Have you ever tried to grow your favorite summer vegetable or garden herb and something went wrong? Maybe it was poor planting, a disease, or a pesky insect. Maybe you need to troubleshoot problems or want definitive answers to questions like when to plant for your area or exactly when to fertilize.

The Road To Failure Is Paved With Good Intentions: Turn Them Into Action

The Road To Failure Is Paved With Good Intentions: Turning Them Into ActionTake a moment to think of a task you wish to accomplish in the next three months. It should be something specific like clearing out your backyard, or completing an online course, so that you could judge, definitively, if and when it has been completed.

Feminine Modes of Production: Intention with Surrender and Faith

Reviving Feminine Modes of Production: Placing Intentions with Surrender and FaithOn an intellectual level, Emma knew that her self-care was important because her own business was centered around health. Yet she felt trapped in her pattern of ignoring herself to get things done while she had a mountain of tasks to accomplish...

Addictions R' Us: Coming To Terms with our Demons

Addictions R' Us: Coming To Terms with our Demons by Caroline M. Sutherland

An addiction is anything that has a "hold" on us, such as work, exercise, sex, food (especially chocolate, sugar, and coffee), alcohol, cigarettes, illegal drugs, medications, money, worry, material possessions, relationships, negativity, overachieving, gambling, and so on. People can even be addicted to illness...

Reprogramming and Healing from MS with Aboriginal Techniques

 Reprogramming & Healing with Aboriginal TechniquesRose summed up the heart of the day’s lesson: “The bad news is the body remembers and will hold something as true, even when the conscious mind does not. The good news is that you can create new memories for the body, new truths.”

Core Heart Feelings Opening the Door to an Open Heart

Core Heart Feelings: Opening the Door to an Open Heart

There are many "core heart feelings," but the simplest and easiest to access is gratitude. Showing appreciation elicits an immediate response in your body that lessens the stress response...

Good and Cheap: How to Eat Well on $4 a Day

Good and Cheap: How to Eat Well on $4 a Day

Using real, whole foods as the starting point for her recipes, Leanne Brown offers shopping tips and cooking techniques that help users optimize both the dollar and nutritional value of their meals. While the cookbook was conceived as a tool for SNAP recipients, who wouldn't like to eat better for cheaper?

The Crisis of Imagination: Clinging to the Familiar

The Crisis of Imagination: Clinging to the Familiar 

The greatest crisis in our lives is a crisis of imagination. We get stuck, and we bind ourselves to the wheel of repetition, because we refuse to reimagine our situation. To address our challenges, we need to...

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

One morning more than 26 years ago, Kathy Lubbers woke up and found that she could not bear to lift the sheet from her body because the pain was so great. Although she had been experiencing pain in both hands, nothing had prepared her for this.

Heavy Metals: Their Effect on the Brain and Neurological Problems

Heavy Metals and Their Effect on the Brain

Just as foods we are sensitive or allergic to can cause reactions in our digestive tract and lead to chronic inflammation, chemicals in our environment can also contribute to poor mood and physical problems. We have long known the correlation between neurological prob­lems and toxic chemicals...

Vanity and Pride vs. Prosperity and Being of Service to Others

Vanity & Pride vs. Prosperity & Serving Others

by James Dillehay. Vanity means pride or self-worship, which is different from self-love. In the effervescence of gaining achievement, it is easy to become enamored with oneself. Feeling good about yourself is healthy. When self-love turns to self-worship...

Has Meat Met Its Match?

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The future of food arrived at Waitsfield Elementary School — a tiny brick throwback in Vermont’s pastoral Mad River Valley — just after lunch on May 15, 2014. Rachael Young slipped into the kitchen as surreptitiously as possible. “Let’s see if we can do this on the sly,” she said to me. “I don’t want them to see anything ahead of time.”

Prehistoric Teeth Show Our Ancestors Ate Medicinal Weeds

Prehistoric Teeth Show People Ate Medicinal Weeds

Plaque on prehistoric human teeth offers a whole new perspective on our ancestors’ diet and their relationship with plants. The research suggests that prehistoric people living in Central Sudan may have understood both the nutritional and medicinal qualities of many plants, including the purple nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus), regarded as a nuisance weed today.

Why the Fuss About Local Food?

Why the Fuss About Local Food?

We all need to eat, and whenever we do, we make choices. We make these choices all day long. Cook at home or eat out? Fresh or fro­zen? Raw or cooked? Sweet or savory? Cheap or expensive? Healthy or maybe not-so-healthy? Real or decaf? Cream or sugar? Tall or grande?

Enough Already: Do You Ever Have "Enough"?

Enough Already -- article by Alan Cohen

by Alan Cohen. While having dinner with a well-known author and lecturer, our conversation drifted to money. "I have enough money," he told me casually. I don't need any more money." I know people with more money than this man, and they still don't have enough..

The Brain Has A Remarkable Ability To Cope With Dehydration During Exercise

The Brain Has A Remarkable Ability To Cope With Dehydration During Exercise

When it comes to physical exercise, we don’t tend to take into account how important our brain is for keeping our whole body going. But our ability to control our muscles – to keep them contracting and relaxing – and move our bodies precisely how we want them to, is ultimately determined by our brain.

What Did I Want to Be When I Grew Up?

What Did I Want to Be When I Grew Up?

Do you remember being asked what you wanted to be when you grew up? This was often a question my teachers directed to the class at the beginning of a new school year. It was also considered a good opener by other adults who really didn’t know us all that well. What did I want to be?

Understanding Chronic Pain Could Lead To New Treatments

Breakthrough In Understanding Chronic Pain Could Lead To New Treatments

Chronic pain, defined as disabling pain that persists despite attempts at treatment and often without obvious cause, has become a serious challenge for health professionals. It is not surprising that someone suffering from this level of pain might become depressed, but most studies consider depression a “comorbidity”...

The Suffering Me: My Pattern of Suffering and My Identity of Pain?

The Suffering Me: My Pattern of Suffering and Identity of Pain?

There is a process going on inside me all the time that I don’t like to talk about, but which must be mentioned for the sake of completion. This is my identity of pain: the pattern of suffering that marks me out from everyone else as defini­tively as my fingerprints....

God's Medicine Man: Knowledge That Comes Through The Great Spirit

God's Medicine Man: Knowledge That Comes Through The Great Spirit

People ask me if I'm a medicine man. Well, I'm not. Some of our Indian people were blessed with that power in the past. They're all gone now. Today our people know only a little medicine. We had great medicine men. I'll tell you about one I knew when I was a boy...

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