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The Marketing of Mindfulness

Mindfulness for mind-blowing sex?

Unexpected Ways to Address the Obesity Epidemic

Free, simple and fun solutions may beat many years and billions of dollars of medical research

Study: Genes May Determine What Diet Works for You

Your genetic composition might determine what specific foods are healthiest for you to eat, according to groundbreaking research being presented at a conference in Orlando today.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Dramatically Reduces Inflammation

There is growing evidence that stimulating the vagus nerve can improve well-being in many ways—including the reduction of chronic inflammation.

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A Five Second Health Secret Your Doctor Will Never Tell You

A fast, fun, simple solution for longstanding health problems

More on the Pregnant Cancer Patient: To Terminate or No

The decision to terminate or not is the sole property of the mother, but with steady leadership of her oncologist. Personal moral codes juxtaposed to survival instincts are at play

Too Much Artificial Light Exposure Can Make You Sick

New research shows that the last century of artificial light pollution is an environmental hazard that is causing our circadian rhythms to go haywire.

"Peripatetic Meetings" Promote Health and Creative Thinking

New research shows that holding a "peripatetic meeting" (in which you walk instead of sit) improves physical well-being and boosts creativity.

Does Acupuncture Hurt? And Does It Help?

A psychologist with chronic pain shares her first experience with acupuncture: "I felt like I was a ham being baked."

Using Your Dosha to Heal Depression

We've heard the words, but don't know what they mean or how they can help us. Dosha? Ayurvedic medicine? A psychological look at the benefits of Ayurveda proves promising.

Pregnancy and Concurrent Maternal Cancer

There are sometimes difficult decisions to be made when a pregnant woman develops cancer and conversely when a woman under cancer treatment becomes pregnant.

Is It Safe to Take Supplements with Antidepressants?

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on June 12, 2016 in Inner Source
Are natural supplements safe and effective to take while taking antidepressants? A few may be the key to feeling better.

Clinician’s Corner: Well-being and African Americans

A new study in the Journal of Black Psychology suggests that ethnic identity and religion are significantly important to the well-being of African Americans.

The Illuminating Tale of Sunlight's Impact on Health

Research shows our genes are programmed to respond to exposure to full spectrum light, which we now know to be a critical factor in how healthy we are. But are we getting enough?

Wine-ing Your Way to Health; Mediterranean Style

The Mediterranean Approach and Wine: Yay or Nay?

Unexpected Double Whammy: Opioids Prolong and Intensify Pain

A troubling new study reports (for the first time) that even short-term use of opioids may increase and prolong chronic pain.

How Healthcare is Harming Our Health

We trust our doctors to care for our health. But doctors are giving this dangerous prescription leading to one of the greatest health crises of our time.

Why the Best Therapy Is a Biopsychosocial Process

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on May 27, 2016 in Think Well
Many therapists are very narrow focused and use only a few favored methods. Yet unless a therapist assesses someone's difficulties broadly, important problems can be missed.

Adaptation of Ancient Oath in Search of Modern Relevence

The hippocratic principals of antiquity are to a great extent applicable in today's society. We examine the adaptations that have occurred and are currently being scrutinized

Relieving Pain Without Gaining Weight

It's called comfort food for a reason. It makes us feel better, but it doesn't have to make us obese.

The Blurry Boundaries of Eugenic Infanticide

In the early 20th century, a well-respected physician refused to save the lives of babies born with disabilities, demonstrating the dangers of placing valuations on human lives.

A Salty Red Herring

Too Little, too much; does it even matter? The truth about dietary sodium and the importance of quality food.

For Good Health; Say “Cheese,” Please!

Delicious, loaded with fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Spoiled with mold and bacteria and the best of them smell like old gym socks. Cheese regains its ancient culinary crown.

Are You Stressed Out and Exhausted?

Stress truly is the disease of the 21st century. Stress can affect all areas of our lives and yet most of us take stress for granted.
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8 Steps for Solving the Opioid Addiction Epidemic in the US

Opioid use, abuse and deaths are now considered a US epidemic, from Prince to the man on the street. Integrated services may be part of the solution.

Socially Anxious? Eating Probiotic-Rich Foods Can Help

Does going to parties, public speaking, eating in front of others, or using public bathrooms make you sweat? Probiotics and fermented foods (like kimchi, yogurt, or miso) can help.

How Not to Die

How Not to Die by Michael Greger discusses ways that a whole food plant-based diet can prevent, ameliorate, or reverse the fifteen leading causes of death in the United States.

Summertime Sex and Springtime Babies

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on May 10, 2016 in How We Do It
Human populations have regular year-round birth patterns. Births typically peak in spring in the north but 6 months later in the south, hinting at control by an internal clock.

Cannabis for the Treatment of Psychosis

CBD, the non-psychoactive component of marijuana, may have significant therapeutic efficacy for the treatment of schizophrenia.

Marijuana for Chronic Pain

By Mark Borigini M.D. on May 04, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
The historians tell us that, as early as 5,000 years ago, Chinese texts documented the medicinal benefits of Cannabis sativa extracts unrelated to its psychoactive properties.

Of High Colonics and Ejaculation

By Mark Borigini M.D. on April 29, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
The publication provides greater detail on a finding presented at a meeting last year: that men might be able to lower their risk for prostate cancer by ejaculating frequently.

Top 5 Ways Biofeedback Can Change Your Life

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on April 29, 2016 in All About Addiction
Are you turning to pills to make your life better? Biofeedback and neurofeedback could be the answer you're looking for.

Are Dogs Who Live with Smokers More Likely to Get Cancer?

A variety of cancers that appear in dogs can be traced back to living in a household which includes cigarette smokers.

Has the Opioid Pendulum for Treating Pain Swung Too Far?

With the epidemic of opioid and heroin addictions sweeping the country—physicians are pinpointing new best practices for "balanced" multidisciplinary pain management strategies.