Do Omega 3 Supplements Protect Against Heart Disease?

Do Omega 3 Supplements Protect Against Heart Disease?

Many people take a daily omega 3 supplement in the belief that it is good for their heart. But our latest research, a systematic review of 79 clinical trials, found no evidence for this belief.

Loneliness Is Contagious – And Here's How To Beat It

Loneliness Is Contagious – And Here's How To Beat ItLoneliness is a common condition affecting around one in three adults. It damages your brain, immune system, and can Loneliness is common among children, too.

6 Ways To Safely Exercise In Extremely Hot Weather

6 Ways To Safely Exercise In Extremely Hot WeatherWhen temperatures spike in the summer, it’s important to make sure you temper your workouts to stay safe, says Sandeep Mannava, a sports medicine specialist at University of Rochester Medicine.

How Summer And Diet Damage Your DNA, And What You Can Do

How Summer And Diet Damage Your DNA, And What You Can DoToday, your body will accumulate quadrillions of new injuries in your DNA. The constant onslaught of many forms of damage, some of which permanently mutates your genes, could initiate cancer and prove fatal.

How To Protect Your Children From Wildfire Smoke

How To Protect Your Children From Wildfire Smoke
During recent summers, children living on the West Coast of Canada have been breathing some of the most polluted air on record. This is due to seasonal wildfires, which have burned through vast zones of North America and affected even larger areas with their smoke.

The Healing Power of the Hum of the Humming Bees

The Healing Power of the Hum of the Humming Bees
In ancient tradition (Egypt), the humming sound of the bee was said to stimulate the release of super hormones known as the “Elixirs of Metamorphosis.” Doctors Meredith McCord and Jill Schumacher told us that the humming sounds of the bee resonate and stimulate various structures of the brain, including the pineal gland, pituitary gland, hypothalamus, and amygdala.

Why Sacha Baron Cohen's New Show Is Just What We Need In An Era Of Fake News

Sacha Baron Cohen’s new series is based on 12 months of undercover interviews.
British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Ali G, Borat, and Brüno), is back – just in time – with his new show: Who is America? Based on 12 months of undercover interviews, this satirical comedy series “explores the diverse individuals… across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate the United States”.

This Amazonian Psychedelic May Ease Severe Depression

This Amazonian Psychedelic May Ease Severe Depression
The vine Banisteriopsis caapi is one ingredient in ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew that Amazonian indigenous populations have long used for spiritual purposes.

Why Your Summer Might Be Full Of Mosquitoes

Why Your Summer Might Be Full Of Mosquitoes
As you pack your bags for the cottage or campground this weekend, don’t forget to bring light clothes with long sleeves — and a truckload or two of insect repellent.

How Health Coaching Might Help You Reach Old Age

How Health Coaching Might Help You Reach Old Age
There are two ways of tackling chronic lifestyle diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes: discover new drugs and treatments or persuade people to make positive lifestyle changes to avoid developing them in the first place.

Good Vibes and Bad Vibes are Contagious

Contagious Love
Everything is contagious -- not just germs, but good vibes and bad vibes, too. When a person begins laughing hysterically, watch how others laugh or at least smile. When someone is expressing hatred, notice how those in the vicinity tighten their bodies, develop a defensive posture, and maybe clutch another's hand.

Thousands Of Years Ago, American Dogs Mysteriously Vanished

Thousands Of Years Ago, American Dogs Mysteriously Vanished
Dogs’ ancestors in the Americas likely came from Siberia, according to a new study. The study also suggests that these early dog populations almost totally disappeared, but left future generations a cancerous tumor that is still found in their canine descendants today.

Does Acupuncture Work By Re-Mapping The Brain?

Does Acupuncture Work By Re-Mapping The Brain?
Acupuncture is a form of traditional medical therapy that originated in China several thousand years ago. Perhaps, they stumbled on an effective medical approach.

Why Exhaustion Is Not Unique To Our Overstimulated Age

Why Exhaustion Is Not Unique To Our Overstimulated Age
Many sociologists, psychologists and cultural critics argue that the rapid spread of exhaustion syndromes such as depression, stress and burnout are consequences of modernity and its challenges.

How To Make Your Garden Frog Friendly

How To Make Your Garden Frog Friendly
Many people forget that our gardens can be important havens for wildlife. But with ponds drying up, amphibians are losing out.

Three Facets of Being Financially Literate

Three Facets of Being Financially Literate
Several years ago when I decided to attract my ideal spiritual partner, I created a long list of qualities and characteristics I would like to have in that partner. I then released my desire to the Universe and asked for "this or something better." Well, I got everything...

How to Treat Inflammation and Its Direct Link To Disease

How to Treat Inflammation and Its Direct Link To Disease
People are living longer and healthier lives all over the world, unencumbered by pain and many of the afflictions we have come to associate with aging. These people don’t have to take pain medications, cholesterol medication, high blood pressure medication, or...

Does Drinking Coffee Help You Live Longer?

Does Drinking Coffee Help You Live Longer?
There’s only one thing better than a hot cup of coffee in the morning: a new research paper telling you your daily habit is good for your health. Headlines presented the good news from the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Reflecting Our Spirituality In Our Work and How We Treat Others

Balancing Spirituality
I have always believed that separating spirituality from the rest of our lives is like shooting ourselves in the foot. Your spiritual life should be reflected in the way you run your business, the way you treat those with whom you work, and the way you treat your competitors.

This Brain Blackout Starts A Migraine

Researchers have identified the electrical activity specific to the start of migraines and demonstrated a way to stop it in animal experiments.

I Nearly Died From Sepsis and Ignorance Of This Condition Is Killing Millions

I Nearly Died From Sepsis and Ignorance Of This Condition Is Killing Millions
A visit to family in Glasgow for Christmas in 2015 nearly had a tragic ending for me. Two days earlier I had been repairing the lock on my garden gate, when I scratched my hand on a nail. By the time I arrived in Glasgow I was feeling unwell. Twenty-four hours later I was in University Hospital Hairmyres in a coma.

The Best Time To Water Your Plants During A Heatwave

The Best Time To Water Your Plants During A Heatwave
When the warmer weather strikes, our gardens and outdoor spaces become a perfect oasis for rest and relaxation. But as nice as the hot weather might be, extreme conditions and record-breaking temperatures can wreak havoc on your plants.

Why Technology Puts Human Rights At Risk

Why Technology Puts Human Rights At Risk
Movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner and Terminator brought rogue robots and computer systems to our cinema screens. But these days, such classic science fiction spectacles don’t seem so far removed from reality.

Lively Work: Discovering Our Life Purpose And Finding The Courage To Live It

Lively Work: Discovering Our Life Purpose And Finding The Courage To Live It
Our calling, according to theologian Frederick Buechner, is the place where "our deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." Many people believe that we are born with a "soul purpose," some task that we feel drawn to complete or a gift that we long to express. The world needs the unique gift that each person has to give...

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.

Animals As Teachers: Teaching by Example and Love

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Life surrounds us with teachers, if we are but willing to learn. Actually, everyone and everything in our life is our teacher -- they teach by example of something we'd like to attain or something we'd like to abandon. One of my greatest teachers has been my dog, Angel.

A Love Letter to You from Your Animal Companion

A Love Letter to You from Your Animal Companion
Over the years, I’ve seen and felt consistent messages flow from the animals I’ve loved and the thousands of animals I’ve been honored to work with that, when embraced by their humans as truth, have made a positive, life-changing difference in both of their lives. If your animal could write you a love letter, I think it would look something like this...

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.

Mixed Messages About Success: A Love-Hate Relationship

Mixed Messages About Success
Success can feel scary, almost like a shameful secret. Success carries a whole new set of fears: of being rejected by people, of having our parade rained upon, of having our success somehow invalidated or even ripped away from us overnight. Success can feel good and bad at the same time.

What Is The Summer Solstice?

What Is The Summer Solstice?

The summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for the 88 percent of Earth’s people who live in the Northern Hemisphere.

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?

Animal Pain Is About Communication, Not Just Feeling

Animal Pain Is About Communication, Not Just Feeling
If you watch kids at a local playground, sooner or later one of them will run around and fall face-first to the ground. For a moment, there’s likely to be silence. Then the child will look around, catch a glimpse of their parent, and finally burst into a deafening wail.

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

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?

Dog Wisdom: Live Now, Love Now

Dog Wisdom: Live Now, Love Now
I had the privilege of meeting and communicating with Gable over time, and assisting Jennifer and Gable with their end-of-life conversations and decisions. Gable’s strength, wisdom, and inspiration continue to unfold for Jennifer and for all who knew and loved him. Their relationship continues, even though his body is gone. Here is their story.

Is Your Dog Happy? 10 Common Misconceptions About Dog Behavior

Is Your Dog Happy? 10 Common Misconceptions About Dog Behavior
It is difficult to refer to what dogs, as a collective, like and dislike and how they behave. Just as humans do, dogs all have their own personalities and learned preferences and so can differ dramatically in how they approach life and what they take from it.

Why We Are Not Prepared For The Genetic Revolution That's Coming

Why We Are Not Prepared For The Genetic Revolution That's Coming
When humans’ genetic information (known as the genome) was mapped in 2003, it promised to change the world. Optimists anticipated an era in which all genetic diseases would be eradicated. Pessimists feared widespread genetic discrimination. Neither of these hopes and fears have been realised.

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?

Why We Hate Making Financial Decisions

Why We Hate Making Financial Decisions
We all make tough decisions, but choices relating to money send many of us running in the other direction. Unfortunately, ample evidence indicates that aversion toward financial decisions leads many of us to put off things like funding a 401(k), saving at a sufficient rate, or just doing a better job managing our credit card debt. All of these things can hurt our long-term financial health.

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.

You Can Allow Yourself to Have It All

You Can Allow Yourself to Have It All
It is a simple procedure to calculate the number of seeds in an apple. But who among us can ever say how many apples are in a seed? No one — and the reason is that the answer is infinite. Endless! That is what the abundance principle is all about...

The Addiction To Accumulating Money Is Destroying The World

The Addiction To Accumulating Money Is Destroying The World
Money is a powerful addiction, unrivaled in its ability to trigger good feelings, and what’s most frightening about it is that you can’t ever physically overdose. Cocaine, heroin and crack will kill you if you do too much, but not money. Money won’t harm you, physically anyway.

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.

Healing Past Lives and Attaining Closure

Healing Past Lives and Attaining Closure
Our 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.

I'm Crazy, You're Crazy, Each In Different Ways

I'm Crazy, You're Crazy, They're Crazy, All In Different Ways
Paramhansa Yogananda said: We are all of us a little bit crazy, but most of us don't know it because we mix only with people with the same type of craziness as our own. It is only when differently crazy people come together that they get a chance to find out the errors in their own types of craziness!

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.

Why Are More People Doing Gig Work?

Why Are More People Doing Gig Work?
Thanks to companies like Lyft, TaskRabbit and Instacart, it’s never been easier for Americans who can afford it to zip from place to place, get groceries delivered or let someone else walk their dog.

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