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Month: September 2015

Do You Fall for the ‘Nocebo Effect’? 5 Ways to Stay Positive for Better Health

Do You Fall for the ‘Nocebo Effect’? 5 Ways to Stay Positive for Better Health

Scientific studies confirm that a placebo (a dummy medication or procedure) can genuinely benefit a person’s health. But its sinister cousin, the “nocebo effect,” creates expectations of harm, which can lead to seriously negative health consequences. A patient’s expectations of a treatment clearly influence the way it works. The authors of a 2012 German study note that vulnerable, ill, or injured patients are highly receptive to negative suggestion. A participant in one drug trial developed dangerously low blood pressure by…

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5 Tips To Increase Your Energetic Vibrational Frequency

5 Tips To Increase Your Energetic Vibrational Frequency

The quantum physicists have proven it: We are not just this physical body. Our presence doesn’t end at our skin line. We have an energy field around us. This energetic aura connects us to other living beings and the universe around us. We are all interconnected. Each one of us has a unique aura, and we are part of the same divine brilliance that created the infinite cosmos. When we are in touch with this feeling of being a part…

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Spicy Foods May Help You Live Longer, Says a New Study

Spicy Foods May Help You Live Longer, Says a New Study

By Liza Lucas, Special to CNN     Fri August 7, 2015 A new study from China has found that eating spicy food may have health benefits. Hot, hot, hot foods are the focus of new research released this week suggesting that eating fiery ingredients such as chili peppers may do more than burn your tongue. These foods may help you live longer. “There is accumulating evidence from mostly experimental research to show the benefit of spices or their active…

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Why I'm Avoiding Carrageenan: A Cardiologist Explains

Why I'm Avoiding Carrageenan: A Cardiologist Explains

Dr. Joel Kahn   August 8, 2015 I learn from my patients every day. This week I was asked by one woman, who suffers from arthritis, obesity and heart disease, if she should be worried about the carrageenan in her almond milk. Although I was aware of health concerns regarding this food additive, I needed to read up on the topic before I responded to her concerns. In the course of my research, here are the important facts I learned:…

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15 Things Mentally Strong People Do

15 Things Mentally Strong People Do

It’s easy to look at successful people and think they have it all figured out. They may seem like the A+ students of life. But what can we learn from them? Successful people often have certain characteristics in common — things like how they don’t focus on their competition, or they surround themselves with positive people. Being successful is kind of like a system; once you know the program you can put it into practice and live to your fullest…

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This Tasty Confection Helps Beat The Afternoon Mental Slump

This Tasty Confection Helps Beat The Afternoon Mental Slump

The tasty food that boosts attention and potentially lowers blood pressure. Dark chocolate can improve attention and a new formula may also lower blood pressure, a study shows. Professor Larry Stevens, who conducted the study, said: “Chocolate is indeed a stimulant and it activates the brain in a really special way. It can increase brain characteristics of attention, and it also significantly affects blood pressure levels.” The study measured the effects of eating 60% cacao chocolate (commonly called dark chocolate)…

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Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Kids' Sleep Hormone

Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Kids' Sleep Hormone

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber By Alan Mozes     HealthDay Reporter     WebMD News from HealthDay WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) – New research offers a compelling reason for parents to ban smartphones, tablets and laptops in their children’s bedrooms at night: The bright light of these devices may lower levels of melatonin, a hormone that prompts sleep. The effect was most pronounced for kids just entering puberty, with nighttime melatonin…

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Carl G. Jung Archetypes – The 4 Stages Of Life

Carl G. Jung Archetypes – The 4 Stages Of Life

Posted on 2015/09/6 “Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.” Carl Gustav Jung According…

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Eat This To Concentrate Better

Eat This To Concentrate Better

Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on October 11, 2013 Ginseng, Fish, Berries, or Caffeine? Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements, and you’ll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus to enhance memory, attention span, and brain function. But do they really work? There’s no denying that as we age, our body ages right along with us. The good news is that you can improve your chances of maintaining a healthy…

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4 Myths (and 6 Truths) About Achieving Happiness

4 Myths (and 6 Truths) About Achieving Happiness

Research-based strategies to increase fulfillment and flow. Dec 18, 2013   Peg Streep Why aren’t I happier—and why aren’t you? The Declaration of Independence enshrines our pursuit of happiness. So why aren’t we better at it? According to recent research, it turns out that much of what we think we know about happiness and how to achieve it either isn’t true or is vastly oversimplified. Let’s start with four myths: 1. Don’t worry, be happy. Yes, I love that song,…

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