Should You Weigh Yourself Regularly?

Should You Weigh Yourself Regularly?

For some, jumping on the scales is a daily or weekly ritual; while others haven’t seen a set of scales for years.

Should Healthy People Take Probiotic Supplements?

Should Healthy People Take Probiotic Supplements?
A visit to the supermarket these days can feel more like walking through a pharmacy, with an ever-expanding range of milks, yogurts, pills, powders and specialty foods promoting their “probiotic” prowess.

This Diet May Boost Heart Health, Even With Red Meat

This Diet May Boost Heart Health, Even With Red MeatAdopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, as long as the meat is lean and unprocessed, according to a new study.

A Cardiologist Prescribes Bliss: The Bliss Rx

A Cardiologist's Healing Method: The Bliss RxI sat quietly, listening to her pain-filled words. She had just been diagnosed with breast cancer and was in my office for preoperative cardiac evaluation. She began to sob softly. Why had good health eluded her even though she did everything right?

How Stress Is Bad For Your Body

How Stress Is Bad For Your Body
Stress affects most of us to one degree or another, and that even includes animals. Pigs, whose GI tracts are extremely similar to those of humans, may be one of the clearest windows we have into researching stress, disease, and new therapies and preventatives – both in livestock and people.

When Does Hungry Become Hangry?

When Does Hungry Become Hangry?You’re ready to blow your top – but how much is due to your internal hunger and how much to external annoyances?

How You're Eating Microplastics In Ways You Don't Even Realize

How You're Eating Microplastics In Ways You Don't Even RealizeWe’re increasingly aware of how plastic is polluting our environment. Much recent attention has focused on how microplastics – tiny pieces ranging from 5 millimetres down to 100 nanometres in diameter – are filling the seas and working their way into the creatures that live in them

Practical Reasons and Methods to Access Higher Consciousness

Practical Reasons and Methods to Access Higher Consciousness
Have you ever wondered what Jesus Christ really meant when he said that heaven is within you? Dante's epic The Divine Comedy also suggests levels of heaven and hell that could be explored in a state of higher consciousness. It is not a physical journey, but a journey of spirit.

Does Eating At Night Make You Fat?

Does Eating At Night Make You Fat?

Some media reports say that eating at night makes you gain weight, others say that it has no effect on body weight. So who is right?

Healing with Color: Lupus, Liver, and Life

Healing with Color: Lupus, Liver, and Life
In my late twenties, I developed both forms of the autoimmune deficiency disease Lupus. My doctors advised me that, given the severity of both forms of Lupus, I would only live another six to eight years. After three years of suffering, yet functioning with my Lupus, I had an experience that changed my perception.

Can Sleeping Pills Change Your Behavior?

Can Sleeping Pills Change Your Behavior?
Roseanne Barr has claimed that she was under the influence of the drug Ambien when she posted her already infamous racist tweet (since removed). But what do we know about Ambien and its side effects?

Preserving The Wisdom and Knowledge of Martial Arts as a Way of Life

The Wisdom and Knowledge of Martial Arts as a Way of Life
The wisdom and knowledge that the martial arts offer is something that should be preserved in modern society. The practitioner who views his training as merely a means of self-defense will eventually realize that his efforts are unrewarding. The martial Way is nothing less than self-cultivation and the promotion of virtuous conduct.

What Causes Chronic Fatigue?

What Causes Chronic Fatigue?
Around 200,000 people in Australia suffer from a debilitating illness often branded with the unfortunate name of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). I say “unfortunate” because this implies patients are simply tired, run-down, burnt-out or overly stressed.

Healing Past Lives and Attaining Closure

Healing Past Lives and Attaining ClosureOur past lives are intended to be in the background. We are not intended to be aware of them. If we are, they are likely unhealed, meaning that there is something about that lifetime that is creating restriction in your current body and life.

Do Obese People Enjoy Food Less Than Lean People?

Do Obese People Enjoy Food Less Than Lean People?
Global obesity rates have risen sharply over the past three decades, leading to spikes in diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. The more we understand the causes of obesity and how to prevent it, the better.

Does Cannabis Cure Cancer?

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For thousands of years people have used cannabis for recreational, ritualistic and medicinal purposes.

How Moving Around Has Big Health Benefits

How Moving Around Has Big Health Benefits
Pretty much everyone knows that taking exercise helps people stay in good health. It staves off chronic ailments like type 2 diabetes and heart disease and – maybe – helps us live longer.

I Go To The Gym Every Day. Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

I Go To The Gym Every Day. Why Can’t I Lose Weight?
Liz is a typical 50-something woman, fit, 70 kg, 30% body fat. She goes to the gym every day, and runs for 35 minutes on the treadmill at 10km/h. But, as she tells me rather often, she can’t lose weight. So what’s going on here: is it Liz, or is it the universe conspiring against her?

Working with Pain and Illness and Making It Go Away

Working with Pain and Illness and Making It Go Away
When we are in pain, it takes over our identity and clouds our perception until it is relieved. Some of this is a natural physiological response—pain is unpleasant and universally unwanted. Quite often, chronic pain becomes the story of our lives, where all our interactions with the world are colored by it.

How To Use Color, Nature, and Sound for a Harmonious Home

How To Use Color, Nature, and Sound for a Harmonious Home
Color can be a tremendous Ch'i enhancement when you love it, or cause a real depletion in energy if you don't. If a color bugs you, get rid of it. Removing offensive colors can make a positive change in the entire house -- and in your moods!

How Exercise Can Boost Your Brain Function

How Exercise Can Boost Your Brain Function
Research shows that regular exercise can dramatically reduce the risks of depression as well as boost cognition and memory.

Another Problem With China's Coal Is Mercury In Rice

Another Problem With China's Coal Is Mercury In Rice
Mercury pollution is a problem usually associated with fish consumption. But some people in China, the world’s largest mercury emitter, are exposed to more methylmercury from rice than they are from fish.

How Diet Soda May Be Hurting Your Diet

How Diet Soda May Be Hurting Your DietCoca-Cola is the world’s most popular carbonated soft drink. The original is made with sugar, but the others contain artificial sweeteners that are now linked to a rise in obesity and diabetes.

How Understanding Pain Could Curb Opioid Addiction

How Understanding Pain Could Curb Opioid Addiction
Helping people with pain, whether it be physical or emotional, could limit the need for opioids. Data indicate that opioid abuse is primarily a male problem, concentrated in working class and low-income white communities, and rapidly expanding to Hispanic communities.

How Schizophrenia Affects The Body, Not Just The Brain

How Schizophrenia Affects The Body, Not Just The Brain
Schizophrenia is considered a disorder of the mind, influencing the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. But our latest research shows that organs, other than the brain, also change at the onset of the disease.

This Prototype Could Simplify Getting Dressed With Dementia

This Prototype Could Simplify Getting Dressed With Dementia
A “smart home” dresser prototype may help people with dementia dress themselves through automated assistance. This would enable them to maintain independence and dignity and provide their caregivers with a much-needed break.

Fracking Chemicals May Harm The Developing Immune System

Fracking Chemicals May Harm The Developing Immune System
Exposure to fracking chemicals in utero may harm the immune system and diminish the ability of female offspring to fend off diseases like multiple sclerosis, according to a new study with mice.

5 Brain Boosting Reasons To Take Up Martial Arts

5 Brain Boosting Reasons To Take Up Martial Arts
We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise?

Believe in Miracles And All Things Become Possible

Believing in Miracles So That We Can Then Create Them
We live in a world filled with miracles, and yet we take them for granted. Why do we, as adults, forget to see the miracles of our world? When we believe in miracles, we then create them. We all are miracle workers. We each have the ability to change our lives with nothing more than...

How Eating Fish May Reduce Your Child's Breast Cancer Risk

How Eating Fish May Reduce Your Child's Breast Cancer Risk
Omega-3 fatty acids are commonly found in plant and seafood sources. If you don’t have high enough levels of omega-3s in your diet, it’s a leading risk factor for death globally, contributing to the development of chronic diseases like cancer.

Is Air Pollution Making You Sick?

Is Air Pollution Making You Sick?
It’s hard not to empathize with the people in the smoggy images of New Delhi or Ulaanbataar or Kathmandu, often wearing masks, walking to school or work though soupy cloudiness.

Why Fancy Gyms Aren't Always Best

Why Fancy Gyms Aren't Always Best
If you want to get stronger and feel better after exercising – which is important because it encourages you to keep exercising – you don’t need a fancy gym.

Children Living In Green Neighborhoods Are Less Likely To Develop Asthma

Children Living In Green Neighborhoods Are Less Likely To Develop Asthma
Several studies have shown that spending time in nature is good for health. Now new research has looked specifically at asthma and found that living in green neighbourhoods protects children from developing the condition

You Are An Energy System Guided From Within

You Are An Energy System Guided From Within
When you take a Kirlian photograph of your hand, it shows a certain pattern of energy. If you take a second photograph while imagining that you are sending love and energy to someone you know, the Kirlian photograph will show a different pattern of energy. Thus, we can see that a change in your consciousness creates a change in the energy field...

Why There Is Less Meat And More Bugs In Our Dietary Future

Why There Is Less Meat And More Bugs In Our Dietary Future
Biologically speaking, humans are omnivores and we like to eat a variety of things. There is increasing interest in all sorts of alternative sources of protein as we diversify our diets. This trend is accelerating in 2018.

Connecting to Energy: "It's Just Pure Energy! Pure Beethoven!"

Connecting to Energy: "It's Just Pure Energy! Pure Beethoven!"
The world we perceive, conceptualize, and think we know is only a surface reality. Underneath it lies a magical realm, more elusive and yet more vivid. Every philosophical, spiritual, and religious tradition, every art form, in every corner of the globe, in every century of human existence, teaches about this deeper reality.

Could High-Dose Vitamin D Treat Malnutrition?

Could High-Dose Vitamin D Treat Malnutrition?
High-dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and help with the development of language and motor skills in severely malnourished children, our latest study has found.

Are Your Food Cravings Based on Emotional and Physical Needs?

Food Cravings Based on Emotional & Physical Needs?
Food cravings often stem from basic unmet needs for fun, excitement, or love -- issues most would consider "normal" and within our power to self-heal. Some people's food cravings remain constant; for example, they always crave ice cream. Other people go through "food kicks" in different weeks.

How This Other Immune System Can Crimp Your Love Life

How This Other Immune System Can Crimp Your Love Life
Activating something called the behavioral immune system puts a damper on dating, new research shows. The theory is that perceiving, rightly or wrongly, the threat of disease unconsciously activates this system.

Is Your Sleep On Weekends Messing Up The Week?

Is Your Sleep On Weekends Messing Up The Week?
Most Americans go to sleep later on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights than during the week, a new analysis confirms. The study of data from physical activity monitors suggests that younger people, especially, are more naturally prone to go to bed and wake up later.

Do You Know The Lifestyle Factors That Cause Cancer?

Do You Know The Lifestyle Factors That Cause Cancer?
About a third of cancers could be prevented with lifestyle changes – that’s roughly a million cases of cancer in Europe each year. Many people are still confused about risk factors, despite vast sums being spent on public health education campaigns.

New Clues To Genetics Of Depression

New Clues To Genetics Of Depression
Researchers have identified 44 genomic variants, or loci, with a statistically significant association with depression. The meta-analysis involves research with more than 135,000 people with major depression and more than 344,000 controls.

The Practice of Opening Heart and Mind to Whatever is Happening

The Practice of Opening Heart and Mind to Whatever is Happening
When we are willing to stay even a moment with uncomfortable energy, we gradually learn not to fear it. Then when we see someone in distress, we completely open our hearts and minds to whatever arises. Exhaling, we send out relief from the pain with the intention that we and others be happy.

5 Food Allergy Myths

5 Food Allergy Myths
A surge in childhood food allergies across the United States has turned classrooms into homemade-treat-free zones and parents into experts at scanning labels. But what’s fact and what’s fiction?

How The Lowly Mushroom Is Becoming A Nutritional Star

How The Lowly Mushroom Is Becoming A Nutritional Star
In the past, food scientists like me often praised mushrooms as healthy because of what they don’t contribute to the diet; they contain no cholesterol and gluten and are low in fat, sugars, sodium and calories. But that was selling mushrooms short. They are very healthy foods and could have medicinal properties...

Is Pre-cancerous A Warning Sign Or Cause For Panic?

Is Pre-cancerous A Warning Sign Or Cause For Panic?
It might be a spot, lump, bump or polyp you’ve found suspicious or bothersome enough to ask a doctor to have a look at. The doctor sends what she has excised for testing and tells you it’s “pre-cancerous”. But what exactly does that mean, and is it cause for alarm?

Wealthy Americans Know Less Than They Think They Do About Food And Nutrition

Wealthy Americans Know Less Than They Think They Do About Food And Nutrition
Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food – especially concerns about safety and purchasing behavior. And higher income doesn’t always correlate with informed choices. On the contrary, our research shows that affluent Americans tend to overestimate their knowledge about health and nutrition.

How Light At Night Can Disrupt Circadian Rhythms In Children

How Light At Night Can Disrupt Circadian Rhythms In Children
A new scientific study shows that bright electric light exposure of preschool children in the evening suppresses melatonin production almost completely, an important addition to the growing body of research in this area.

Chamomile Tea May Help Control Diabetes

Chamomile Tea May Help Control Diabetes
Chamomile – that yellow flower so often made into a tea, enjoyed before bed – is a very interesting plant. It was recently discovered that the humble flower may control or even prevent diabetes...

Are Young Blood Transfusions Magic Or Medicine?

Are Young Blood Transfusions Magic Or Medicine?
Recent scientific studies have claimed, almost vampire-like, that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Where do these claims come from? Do they stack up? And how long will it be before we have the power to stave off what now is inevitable?

Shifting the Focus from The Addict to The Sage

Shifting the Focus from The Addict to The Sage
Many of us have become so steeped in what is wrong with ourselves in relationship that dysfunction becomes our accepted norm. We are so expert in why we can't commit; or keep attracting abusive partners; or how our parents' poor role model squashed our self-esteem; or; or; or . . .

We Can Never Have Enough of The Healing Environment of Nature

The Healing Environment of Nature
The natural world is our natural home. This may sound obvious, but to many it’s a forgotten truth. There is so much drawing us away from the grounding and nourishing world around us. But no matter how cut off we may feel, or how far into our own darkness we fall, the sun always rises with the possibilities of the day ahead.

Menstruation Is Not A Taboo In Women's Sport

Menstruation Is Not A Taboo In Women's Sport
Menstruation is often called the “last great taboo” in women’s sport. But periods are the media’s taboo, not sportswomen’s. Our new research showed that elite athletes are not afraid to talk about their menstrual cycle and how it affects them.

How Xanax Works, The Dangers And The Side Effects

How Xanax Works, The Dangers And The Side Effects

And although drug use has declined over the past decade, new and potentially life-threatening trends continue to appear. Most recently, doctors have warned of an “emerging crisis” relating to Xanax use among young people.

Can Menopausal Mood Swings Signal More Serious Mental Issues?

Can Menopausal Mood Swings Signal More Serious Mental Illness?
Most women expect to experience the effects of hormonal changes when they come to menopause and many anticipate increased irritability and mood swings. But mood swings that can be just an annoyance for some women can develop into something more serious for others.

Do Athletes Really Need Protein Supplements?

Do Athletes Really Need Protein Supplements?
Protein supplements for athletes are literally sold by the bucketful. Protein supplements are expensive, and might not be doing much for you. The marketing that accompanies them persistently promotes the attainment of buff biceps and six-pack abs.

Why Overeating May Be A Brain Glitch

Why Overeating May Be A Brain Glitch
With springtime comes the desire to shed those few extra pounds, in preparation to don swimsuits and head to the pool. This year, new obesity research is making it easier to find a pathway that is right for us.

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