Neuroplasticity Studies Reveal Your Brain’s Amazing Malleability

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Your brain is malleable, continually changing in response to your lifestyle, physiology, emotions, and environment; this is called neuroplasticity

Your choices and habits today profoundly influence how healthy your brain remains and how well it continues to function as you age Continue reading

Essential Oils Support Physical and Emotional Well-Being

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Your sense of smell is your most primal sense and exerts surprising influence over your thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors

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Achieve Radiant Health Easily With A Method More Powerful Than Meditation

soulNeurocardiology Research Reveals…a Method Far More Powerful Than Meditation Alone for Achieving Total Well-Being and Radiant Health

One of surprising benefits of meditation is the connection between emotions and health which is supported by every major health research institution in the country. Even the U.S. Centers Continue reading

Easy Deep Breathing Techniques to Lower Your Stress Level in 10 Seconds a Day

Did You Know…you can overcome your body’s built-in stress response by using easy deep breathing techniques, an exercise that also produces a wealth of health benefits throughout your entire body?

A previous article on deep breathing, showed it was the single most powerful daily practice for advancing your health and well-being…which is breathing.

But the health benefits of deep breathing techniques are so important that a single article couldn’t possibly do it justice. Continue reading

Healing the Heart in Body, Mind and Emotions

Integrative cardiology is a newer field in the larger scope of integrative medicine. It specializes in treating the heart from a body, mind and emotions perspective and in doing so; decreases the reliance upon using medication alone to help the function of the heart. Since most medications have an average of 70 side effects and some up to 525, Continue reading

U.S Marines Turn to Meditation Training to Relieve Extreme Stress among Soldiers

Through a dozen years of war, the U.S. military’s operational tempo (OPTEMPO) has taken a horrendous toll on both equipment and personnel, with the Marine Corps, arguably taking the brunt of the combat. As the Pentagon’s smallest force, Marine units deployed frequently to Iraq and continue to deploy too often to Afghanistan.

Equipment can be replaced but the Corps’ most valuable asset – Continue reading

Chinese Medicine Diagnosis: How an Interview Could Change Your Health

We arrive at the final part of this look at how Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners come to understand what ails you. It is essentially: the interview. The questions and answers are vital to arriving at a diagnosis, a true one, and then treating the underlying cause of the problem.

The interview is extensive, Continue reading

Boost Your Immune System with Subconscious Mind Power

Did you know…that a LOT of people get well on their way to the doctor?

We have two different minds: the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. Some of us have learned how to control our conscious minds, but our subconscious minds are a bit more difficult to manage.

Your subconscious mind power has been downloading belief systems since you were in your mother’s womb. Continue reading

The Scientific Side of Steroid Use and Abuse

Leslie Henderson is concerned about steroid abuse, not necessarily by sports luminaries like Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, but rather by adolescents.

“There is this disconnect among young people that somehow your emotions, your thought processes—things that have to do with your brain—are separate and different from what steroids may be doing to your body—your muscles, your heart, or your liver, or anything like that,” says Henderson, a professor of physiology and neurobiology, and of biochemistry at the Geisel School of Medicine Continue reading

Chronic Pain Is Determined by Emotions, Scientists Believe

Emotions may determine why some people are more likely to suffer chronic pain than others, a study has found.

The emotional state of the brain can explain why different individuals do not respond the same way to similar injuries, say scientists. Continue reading

Getting Well on the Way to the Doctor

Did You Know… … that a LOT of people get well on their way to the doctor?

We have two different minds: the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.  Some of us have learned how to control our conscious minds, but our subconscious minds are a bit more difficult to manage. Continue reading

Despite Less Play, Children’s Use of Imagination Increases over Two Decades

Children today may be busier than ever, but Case Western Reserve University psychologists have found that their imagination hasn’t suffered – in fact, it appears to have increased.

Psychologists Jessica Dillon and Sandra Russ expected the opposite outcome when they analyzed 14 play studies that Russ conducted between 1985 and 2008. Continue reading

Don’t Sleep On Negative Feelings and Emotions

Difficult decisions can be made easier if you “sleep on it.” In contrast, after unfortunate news, trauma, a big argument or any emotional upset, sleep makes your bad feelings worse. So reduce mental strain after unpleasantness by staying awake for a while even if it’s the middle of the night. Otherwise, giving in to sleep magnifies and promotes your unsettled feelings.

Reining In Emotions

I previously wrote an article about the role excessive emotions play in poor health, a relationship described in the theories of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). I have also noted how the body is merely energetic vibrations. By changing your vibration, you can change your health. Vibration is energy. When we do, feel or even think negative things our body energy shifts. To get the essence of this concept, just think about a time when you felt invigorated or content, and then compare that to how you feel when you’re anxious, panicked or depressed. Continue reading

Four Natural Therapies to Fight the Blues

To many, the weeks following the December holidays can be a little depressing. This is a mental state that can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. For most, this brief bout with the blues will pass. But for those with bipolar disorder, the roller coaster of emotions, running the gamut from depression to heightened anxiety, can be a weekly challenge.

How does someone with bipolar disorder safeguard their mental health? Australian researchers suggest that four complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies in particular might be of benefit to those wishing to improve their mental health.

Bipolar disorder can be a debilitating syndrome that is often undiagnosed and undertreated. But the Australian research team notes that people with bipolar disorder can and do self-medicate with complementary and alternative medicine. They conducted a review to find out which of these CAM treatments appears to be more effective. Continue reading

Thoughts Can Produce Health Enhancing Biochemicals

Did You Know……that positive thoughts can produce health-enhancing biochemicals superior to any that a pharmaceutical company could ever manufacture–without any adverse side effects?

Contrary to what most people think, positive thoughts are not just whimsical mental images that make you feel good.  Recent research has shown that our thoughts can provide relief beyond the superficial and temporary.  When you consider that the average human being thinks of approximately 60,000 thoughts per day … the impact our thoughts have on both our mental and physical health becomes clear.

A Single Thought Has the Potential to Produce Over a Million Dollars’ Worth of a Cancer-Fighting Chemical!

Positive thinking has been proven to strengthen the immune system and lower stress levels, Continue reading