Essential Reads

The Next Eastern Therapy

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in The Pursuit of Peace
In need of inspiration and rejuvenation? "Forest bathing" may be the remedy.

Late Breaking News About Your Mind-Body Health Connection

Hot-off-the-press "Big Data" showing why mental health is crucial for physical health....and vice versa

Gut Instincts

Can you "catch" obesity from the food you eat? Obesity as an infectious disease

What Dogs Can Tell Us About Sex and Conception

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on March 03, 2016 in How We Do It
Sperm survival in the womb for 10 days or more rules out the standard model of human conception.

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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.

What Makes Aerobic Exercise Like Miracle-Gro for Your Brain?

A revolutionary new study by researchers at UCLA pinpoints how aerobic exercise turbocharges your brain.

The Healthy Three Percent?

Are we doing better?

What Is the No. 1 Way to Keep Your Brain Sharp?

A new study examined different ways that people spend their leisure time. The researchers pinpointed one habit that can slow brain aging by up to 10 years as you get older.

Discouraged About Finding Anxiety Help? Try Genomics

Help for perpetual anxiety can be difficult to find. Maybe exploring your genomic blueprint will enable you to discover the treatments you need.

Brain Imaging Links Amygdala Activity to Heart Attack Risk

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have identified a correlation between high levels of stress in the brain and someone's risk for heart disease or stroke.

Learning about Allison's Brain

How music helped one woman's post-brain surgery healing

Mind, Body and Election 2016

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on March 24, 2016 in Obesely Speaking
The presidential election is not only ugly, it is compromising your immune system and health.

Restricting Screens: Why Your Child WON'T Get Left Behind

When it comes to limiting screen-time based on tolerability, parents needn't worry whether keeping the child from electronics now will put them at a disadvantage later.

Mindfulness Meditation Provides Pain Relief Without Opioids

Meditation offers a drug-free alternative for coping with pain. A study released today reports that mindfulness meditation triggers pain relief without engaging opioid receptors.

Revisiting the Placebo Effect

What do placebo effects reveal about the mind-body connection? Do our bodies have the capacity to self-heal?

Director of Impatient Psychiatry

According to psychiatrist Abraham Nussbaum, evidence-based and standardized healthcare makes it more difficult for doctors to form therapeutic relationships with sick people.

Building Bridges: Music Therapy in Hospice Care

The practice of including music therapy as a hospice and palliative care treatment option began to grow significantly beginning on the 1990s. Here's how music therapists help.