The Qi Knows Where To Go And What To Do, We Just Need To Listen

The Qi Knows Where To Go And What To Do, We Just Need To Listen
Qi or prana is not just form, it is not just function, it is not just vitality, it is not just the communicator between cells and individual minds and bodies. It is all of the above.

Food is the Best Medicine Leading to Longevity and Health

Food is the Best Medicine Leading to Longevity and Health
In a modern diet, we eat many foods that are not good for us. Because of the ease of preparing processed foods, we are eating a lot of unhealthy fats and by doing this we are actually causing a lot of our own health problems. Food can be directly linked to many different diseases. Therefore, it’s essential that we watch what we eat and how we eat it.

Who Lives Longest: Meat Eaters Or Vegetarians?

Who Lives Longest: Meat Eaters Or Vegetarians?

Our ability to live a long life is influenced by a combination of our genes and our environment. In studies that involve identical twins, scientists have estimated that no more than 30% of this influence comes from our genes, meaning that the largest group of factors that control how long a person lives is their environment.

5 Ways To Keep Your Teeth Cavity Free

5 Ways To Keep Your Teeth Cavity FreeSweet foods and drinks are hard to avoid around Halloween, but it’s not only our general health that suffers. These treats also have consequences for our oral health, and can lead to cavities—the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults.

Homeopathy: What Is It and Does It Work?

Homeopathy: What Is It and Does It Work?
Homeopathy uses substances which create disease in a healthy person, will - in minute amounts - cure disease in an ill person. For example, homeopathy will use minute amounts of poison ivy, Rhus tox, to help cure poison ivy's effects.

The Rise And Fall Of Obesity On The Political Agenda

The Rise And Fall Of Obesity On The Political Agenda
When we hear the word “obesity”, the words “crisis” or “epidemic” often follow. And as being overweight, obese and eating an unhealthy diet are leading contributors to disease, evidence is mounting that “tackling obesity” should be a political priority.

Why Do Some People Hurt More Than Others?

Why Do Some People Hurt More Than Others?
Anyone who came of age in the 1990s might remember the “Friends” episode where Phoebe and Rachel venture out to get tattoos. Spoiler alert: Rachel gets a tattoo and Phoebe ends up with a black ink dot because she couldn’t take the pain.

The Dance of Life: Tango Dancing For The Immune System

The Dance of Life: Tango Dancing For The Immune System
I dreaded turning fifty. My father had died of a massive heart attack soon after his fiftieth birthday. For years, I assumed the same thing would happen to me. Instead, I've been pleasantly surprised... The years since I turned fifty have been ripe with rich, unexpected developments and expansive opportunities.

The Mental Health Impact Of Disasters Like Michael, Irma Or Maria

The Mental Health Impact Of Disasters Like Michael, Irma Or Maria
When major disasters hit, the first priority is to keep people safe. This process can involve dramatic evacuations, rescues and searches. However, after the initial emergency passes, a much longer process of recovering and rebuilding begins.

Tooth Loss Can Be A Sign Of Malnutrition In Older Adults

Tooth Loss Can Be A Sign Of Malnutrition In Older Adults
Older adults are at risk for both impaired oral health and malnutrition, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the health records of 107 community-dwelling senior citizens who received treatment at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine clinic between 2015 to 2016.

Why Did This Symptom Happen To Me?

Why Did This Symptom Happen To Me?
We can say that Type ‘A’ Behaviour is a heart disease personality. Whatever might be seen as the physical cause of heart disease, it is acknowledged that this personality type is a consistent element. There is also a cancer personality, a near-sighted personality, an arthritis personality, etc.

How Playing Video Games To Cope With Anxiety May Identify Addiction

How Playing Video Games To Cope With Anxiety May Identify Addiction

Researchers surveyed college students about their frequency of video game play, coping strategies, anxiety, and symptoms of various mental illnesses including gaming disorder and discovered that using video games as a coping mechanism for anxiety predicted symptoms of gaming disorder. Further, higher levels of stress increased the risk.

This Cannabis Extract Relieves Chronic Pain Minus The High

This Cannabis Extract Relieves Chronic Pain Minus The High
In the wake of cannabis legalization in Canada, a team of scientists has delivered encouraging news for chronic pain sufferers by pinpointing the effective dose of marijuana plant extract cannabidiol for safe pain relief without the typical “high” or euphoria that THC produces.

Just A Few Drinks Can Change How Your Memories Form

Just A Few Drinks Can Change How Your Memories Form
Just a few drinks changes how memories are formed at the fundamental, molecular level, according to a new study with flies. The new research finds that alcohol hijacks a memory formation pathway and changes the proteins expressed in the neurons, forming cravings.

Healing With Love And Finding Answers Through The Heart

Healing With Love And Finding Answers Through The Heart
We do not have to become monks in order to lead spiritual, healthy lives. We do not have to be vegetarians, or wear flowing robes, or sit in meditation for hours each day. There is no spiritual 'path' because everything is spiritual and all choices are equal. We can work and be parents, husbands, wives, daughters...

Is There A Link Between Eating Organic Foods And A Lower Cancer Risk?

Is There A Link Between Eating Organic Foods And A Lower Cancer Risk?
Organic food is an over-hyped and overpriced fad, according to many people. But a recently published study which followed nearly 69,000 French people over four and a half years seems to indicate there is a link between eating organic foods and a lower cancer risk.

Our Body Communicates With Us Using Three Danger Signals

The Body Communicates With Us Using Three Danger Signals
There are three main types of signals, three ways of experiencing these inner messages of distortion in the body: as nervous tension; as physical or psychological trauma; and as physical or psychological illness.

The Emotional Legacy of Injury and Trauma

The Emotional Legacy of Injury and Trauma
Injury and any trauma that occur more or less simultaneously are connected by the illogical lower brain. For example, a baby doesn’t know, or reason, that the pain of a bitten lip isn’t caused by the adult who is holding her bottle, but is coincidental to it. Her young, magical, mythic mind, the dreaming part of the mind, makes relationships and patterns where none may actually exist...

Why A Walk In The Woods Really Does Help Your Body And Your Soul

Why A Walk In The Woods Really Does Help Your Body And Your Soul
Have you ever wondered why you feel healthier and happier when you stroll through the trees or frolic by the sea? Is it just that you’re spending time away from work, de-stressing and taking in the view? Or is there more to it?

How Sauerkraut Is Leading A Food Revolution

How Sauerkraut Is Leading A Food Revolution
With suspicion surrounding staples such as eggs and the humble potato, along with the reconsideration of fats as not so bad, and the belated demonisation of the same sugars which were once marketed as beneficial – it’s no wonder consumers are becoming apprehensive about following advice on what they should, or should not put on their plates.

Why Heart Attacks Are More Frequent In Colder Weather

Why Heart Attacks Are More Frequent In Colder Weather
Research has found the incidence of heart attacks in a sample of more than one-quarter of a million people increased with lower air temperature, lower atmospheric air pressure, higher wind velocity and shorter sunshine duration.

8 Benefits of Strength Training for Healthier Aging

8 Benefits of Strength Training for Healthier Aging
Strength training, especially when combined with aerobic exercise, is a surefire way to control body weight. Why? Because muscle burns calories and fat. But left to its own devices, the body loses about a half pound of muscle every year after age 30. If we don't keep ourselves strong...

Healing through Sleep and Surrendering into Rest

Healing through Sleep and Surrendering into Rest
There is a cultural shame that is implied when an individual has the need for too much sleep or feels tired without having a good reason. You have thoughts such as God, I don't know why I'm so tired! or What's wrong with me? And these very thoughts and attitudes negate a simple, natural flow...

Can A Winter Swimming Treatment Lead To Weight Loss?

Can A Winter Swimming Treatment Lead To Weight Loss?
Stimulating the body’s cold and nicotine receptors burns energy, suppresses appetite, and may lead to weight loss, a study with mice shows. Inspired by everyday life, researchers wondered whether they could pharmacologically imitate some of the effects from winter swimming and smoking.

4 Reasons To Avoid Activated Charcoal To Detox The Body

4 Reasons To Avoid Activated Charcoal To Detox The Body
It’s easy to see where the claim that activated charcoal can detoxify the body comes from: it is used in emergency medicine to reduce the toxic load when someone has consumed poison or overdosed on medication. Charcoal binds to poison in the gastrointestinal tract and stops it from being absorbed into the bloodstream. The toxins are then passed out of the body in the stool. However...

How To Avoid Lyme Disease While Ticks Are Hungry In The Fall

How To Avoid Lyme Disease While Ticks Are Hungry In The Fall
Fall is the season that transforms our forests with a beautiful display of colour and fills our kitchens with the smell of pumpkin pie and apple cider. It also brings something far less pleasant to our forests and hiking trails — blacklegged ticks.

Americans Who Don't Finish High School Are Less Healthy Than The Rest Of The US

Americans Who Don't Finish High School Are Less Healthy Than The Rest Of The US
This report provides a snapshot of Americans’ health up to 2016, revealing several key trends – including that Americans who don’t finish high school continue to lag behind. Again and again, the trends across educational levels indicate that adults with no high school diploma or GED are consistently at the greatest risk for the leading causes of disease and death.

There Is Growing Evidence That Noise Is Bad For Your Health

There Is Growing Evidence That Noise Is Bad For Your Health
The World Health Organization recently published its latest noise pollution guidelines for Europe. The guidelines recommend outdoor noise levels that should not be exceeded for aircraft, road and rail noise and two new sources: wind turbine and leisure noise.

E-cigarettes Are Good Or Bad Depending On The Study – So What's The Truth?

E-cigarettes Are Good Or Bad Depending On The Study – So What's The Truth?
The number of adults currently using e-cigarettes in the UK is close to 2.9m, many of whom will have turned to the devices to quit smoking. While certainly they may help people kick the habit, there is a big problem with e-cigarettes: we don’t actually know for certain whether they are safe or not.

New Blood Test Could Spare Cancer Patients From Needless Chemotherapy After Surgery

New Blood Test Could Spare Cancer Patients From Needless Chemotherapy After Surgery
Many cancer patients could soon be spared the unnecessary side effects of chemotherapy after having surgery. A blood test being trialled at more than 40 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand aims to detect whether there are any cancer cells remaining in the body after surgery, which could lead to the cancer returning.

How Much Physical Activity Is Enough In Older Age?

How Much Physical Activity Is Enough In Older Age?
We all know making physical activity a regular habit is important for health and well-being. But health promotion messages are often aimed at children and young people, with less focus on the importance of physical activity for older people. However, older age is a crucial time for being active every day.

What Happens To The Brain In Aging?

What Happens To The Brain In Aging?Normal aging comes with many changes in brain structure and function. As individuals approach the age of 65 years and above, they experience normal aging, which encompasses the universal processes that occur to the brain in the absence of disease.

These Common Heartburn Medicines Can Trigger Iron Deficiency

These Common Heartburn Medicines Can Trigger Iron DeficiencyNew research finds an association between some popular heartburn treatments and iron deficiency. Heartburn is a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux, which hydrochloric acid rising into the throat causes. This condition affects more than two million Australians. Many people take medications that suppress acid secretion to treat it.

Why Health Apps Are Like The Wild West

Why Health Apps Are Like The Wild WestThe heart rate monitor built into the new Apple Watch has sparked sharp debate over its risks and benefits, even though the feature was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration.

Why Winter Air In The Eastern U.S. Is Still So Dirty

Why Winter Air In The Eastern U.S. Is Still So DirtyDespite overall lower levels of harmful emissions from power plants and vehicles throughout the year, winter air pollution in the Eastern United States remains high. A new study explains why.

How To Use Cannabis To Tackle The Opioid Crisis

How To Use Cannabis To Tackle The Opioid Crisis

The legalization of cannabis for adult use in Canada is one of the biggest national public policy shifts that many of us will ever witness in our lifetimes.

Is Exercise Still Important To Weight Loss?

Is Exercise Still Important To Weight Loss?
“Exercise isn’t really important for weight loss” has become a popular sentiment in the weight loss community. “It’s all about diet,” many say. “Don’t worry about exercise so much.”

There Are Many Types Of Obesity, So Which One Matters To Your Health?

There Are Many Types Of Obesity, So Which One Matters To Your Health?
Our society seems to have accepted that gaining weight is an inevitable consequence of growing up in a place with easy access to calories and where physical activity plays a declining role in our professional and private lives. Aging just makes weight loss even more difficult.

Chewing Gum May Be A Good Way To Get Your Vitamins

Chewing Gum May Be A Good Way To Get Your Vitamins
Chewing gum may be an effective delivery system for some vitamins, according the new research. Nearly 15 percent of all chewing gum varieties sold promise to provide health-enhancing supplements to users, so researchers studied whether two vitamin-supplemented products were effective at delivering vitamins to the body.

Poorer Women Who Use Midwives Have Healthier Babies

Poorer Women Who Use Midwives Have Healthier Babies
Women who are marginalized by poverty may be reaping the greatest benefits from midwifery care. This is the finding of a large study that we published with colleagues this week in the British Medical Journal Open.

7 Signs Your Child’s Snoring Warrants Seeing The Doctor

7 Signs Your Child’s Snoring Warrants Seeing The DoctorMany children may snore at some point in their lives, especially during bouts of colds or when their allergies are acting up. It’s often a passing phase, but how do parents know if it’s an issue requiring treatment?

Can Cheese Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Can Cheese Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Many people believe that low-fat dairy products are healthier than high-fat dairy products. Indeed, many public health guidelines recommend low-fat dairy over high-fat dairy.

This Therapy Works For Women With Past Sexual Trauma

This Therapy Works For Women With Past Sexual TraumaWomen who faced sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence benefit significantly from a kind of therapy that focuses on reducing psychological distress through resolving interpersonal conflicts and strengthening social relationships, according to a new study.

5 Lifestyle Changes To Enhance Your Mood And Mental Health

5 Lifestyle Changes To Enhance Your Mood And Mental Health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health.

Why Some Kids Are More Prone To Dental Decay

Why Some Kids Are More Prone To Dental Decay
A quarter of children have dental decay by the time they start school. This occurs when bacteria in the mouth break down sugar to produce acid, which attacks and dissolves the teeth.

Why You Smell Smells That Aren't There

Why You Smell Smells That Aren't There

Have you ever smelled odours other people can’t smell? If you have, you may have experienced phantosmia – the medical name for a smell hallucination.

Why People With Dementia Don't All Behave The Same

Why People With Dementia Don't All Behave The Same
Dementia is the is the leading cause of death among Australian women and the third most common cause of death among men. While dementia is not a normal part of ageing, the biggest risk factor for dementia is advancing age. Given ours is an ageing population, estimates suggest dementia cases are set to almost triple by 2050.

Why Open Up Psychedelic Science For Mental Health

Why Open Up Psychedelic Science For Mental Health
Attempts to replicate classical scientific studies have been failing. These alarming failures have hit psychology, the life sciences and other fields, calling major findings into question. Scientists agree: questionable research practices are rife in many disciplines.

Hamsters May Hold The Clue To Beating Obesity

Hamsters May Hold The Clue To Beating Obesity

The global obesity crisis shows no signs of abating, and we urgently need new ways to tackle it. Consuming fewer calories and burning more energy through physical activity is a proven way to lose weight, but it’s clearly easier said than done.

The Best Foods To Eat For A Good Night's Sleep

The Best Foods To Eat For A Good Night's Sleep
Sleep has become widely recognised as playing a really important role in our overall health and wellness – alongside diet, stress management and exercise. Recently, researchers have been learning more about how poor sleep influences our dietary choices, as well as how diet influences sleep quality.

Why The Promise Of Personalized Medicine Is Not For Everyone

Why The Promise Of Personalized Medicine Is Not For Everyone
Could your medical treatment one day be tailored to your DNA? That’s the promise of “personalized medicine”. This concept is based on the idea that small genetic differences between one person and another can be used to design tailored treatments for conditions as diverse as cancer and schizophrenia.

Honeygate Deepens As New Tests Reveal 27% Of Brands Are Adulterated

Honeygate Deepens As New Tests Reveal 27% Of Brands Are AdulteratedMore than a quarter of commercial honey brands have potentially been watered down with sugar cane, corn syrup or other products, according to our new analysis of 95 products from local food markets and supermarket shelves.

Can Technology Change Behavior And Help People Better Manage Chronic Diseases?

Can Technology Change Behavior And Help People Better Manage Chronic Diseases?
It was March 2014 when I received a phone call as I was working in my office. The person on the other end introduced herself as Dr. Linda Houston-Feenstra, chief cardiac nurse of Loma Linda University SACHS Heart Clinic. She said that she has heard about my work on persuasive technology, in particular how it can influence attitude or behavior change in people. She wanted me to assist her with her heart-failure patients.

What We Know And Suspect That Causes Schizophrenia?

What We Know And Suspect That Causes Schizophrenia?Schizophrenia is one of the world’s top ten causes of disability. It develops between the ages of 16 and 30 and often persists for life. It affects between 100,000 and 200,000 Australians. Symptoms include delusions and hallucinations (“psychotic” symptoms), diminished emotional expression, poverty of speech and lack of purposeful action (known as “negative” symptoms), and incoherent speech and disorganised behaviour (“disorganised” symptoms).

Crime And Nourishment: The Link Between Food And Offending Behavior r

Crime And Nourishment: The Link Between Food And Offending Behavior

It is well known that eating a balanced diet is of vital importance for maintaining good health and well-being. It is also one of the great social pleasures of life. Yet, far too many young people in prisons are consuming a poor diet, lacking in nutrition.

Are Crash Diets Effective?

Are Crash Diets Effective?If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably heard that crash dieting isn’t the best way to go about it. Although you may lose lots of weight initially, you won’t be able to keep the weight off and may even end up being heavier than you were before. But our latest research suggests that this isn’t always the case.

Just Because You're Thin, Doesn't Mean You're Healthy

Just Because You're Thin, Doesn't Mean You're Healthy

But it’s much harder to estimate how many are within a healthy weight range but have poor diets or sedentary lifestyles. These can cause significant health problems that will often be missed because the person appears to look “healthy”.

New Evidence That Plant Rich Diets May Help Prevent Depression

New Evidence That Plant Rich Diets May Help Prevent DepressionBeing depressed can negatively affect your appetite and what you eat, but can bad eating habits bring your mood down? Our latest study, a systematic review of the best available evidence, found a clear link between the quality of a person’s diet and their risk of depression. And it goes beyond the effect of diet on body size or other aspects of health that can affect mental health.

When Is It Quicker To Walk, Than Catch A Bus?

When Is It Quicker To Walk, Than Catch A Bus?
It can often be tempting to jump on a bus for a short journey through the city, especially when it’s raining or you’re running behind schedule. Where there are dedicated bus lanes in place, it can feel as though you speed past gridlocked traffic. But as city authorities begin new initiatives to get people walking or cycling, that could all change – and so could you.

As Life Expectancy Rises, So Are Expectations For Healthy Aging

As Life Expectancy Rises, So Are Expectations For Healthy Aging
The Fountain of Youth may still be a myth, but a longer life expectancy is now a reality. In fact, life expectancy at birth in the U.S. has risen by more than 30 years in barely more than a century to a current 78.6 years.

Broke Your Arm? Exercise The Other Arm To Strengthen The Broken One

Broke Your Arm? Exercise The Other Arm To Strengthen The Broken One
If you have ever broken an arm and had to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks, you will be familiar with the alarming loss of muscle and uneasy feeling of weakness experienced after removing your cast. Most people do not do much exercise while a broken arm is healing and can struggle with this loss of muscle for many weeks after the injury.

How The Elderly Can Avoid One Of Old Age's Most Dangerous Events

How The Elderly Can Avoid One Of Old Age's Most Dangerous Events

Baby boomers, who once viewed themselves as the coolest generation in history, are now turning their thoughts away from such things as partying and touring alongside rock bands to how to they can stay healthy as they age. And, one of the most important parts of healthy aging is avoiding a fall, the number one cause of accidental death among people 65 and older.

People Who Quit Junk Food Can Face Withdrawal-Type Symptoms

People Who Quit Junk Food Can Face Withdrawal Like SymptomsIf you plan to try and quit eating junk food, expect to suffer similar withdrawal-type symptoms—at least during the initial week—that addicts experience when they attempt to quit using drugs, according to new research.

The Brain And Gut Link May Be Way Faster Than We Thought

The Brain And Gut Link May Be Way Faster Than We ThoughtNew research with mice may upend our understanding of the connection between the gut and the brain, as well as appetite. If you’ve ever felt nauseous before an important presentation, or foggy after a big meal, then you know the power of the gut-brain connection.

Is Australia's Aged Care In Crisis?

Is Australia's Aged Care In Crisis?

Tonight ABC’s Four Corners will air the first of a two-part investigation into the often shocking treatment of the elderly in aged care homes around Australia.

A Mediterranean Diet Reduces The Stroke Risk In Women

A Mediterranean Diet Reduces The Stroke Risk In Women

Ancel and Margaret Keys, an American husband-and-wife team, first reported on the Mediterranean diet’s health benefits in 1975. Since then, the diet has become particularly well known for its effect on cardiovascular health. What is less well known is whether the diet has different benefits for men and women. Our latest study sheds some light on the matter.

There Are High Levels Of Sugar In Organic And Children's Yogurts

There Are High Levels Of Sugar In Organic And Children's YogurtsIn our survey of yogurts sold in the UK, we found that less than 10% were low sugar – almost none of which were children’s yogurts. We also found that organic products, often viewed as healthier options, contained some of the highest levels of sugar.

If You Can't Sleep, What Drugs Can You Safely Take?

If You Can't Sleep, What Drugs Can You Safely Take?

If you’re having trouble sleeping, medicines shouldn’t be your first option. Exercise regularly, cut back on coffee (and other caffeinated drinks) after midday, eat less in the evening, ease up on “screen time” before, and in, bed, practise meditation and try to have a quiet, dark bedroom dedicated mostly to sleep.

How Obesity Can Boost Your Risk Of Asthma

How Obesity Can Boost Your Risk Of AsthmaObesity changes how airway muscles function, which increases the risk of developing asthma, a new study suggests. The prevalence of asthma and obesity—as both separate and coexisting conditions—has grown considerably in the United States in recent years.

Cannabis With Your Coffee? Ontario Could Have Thousands Of Pot Retailers

Cannabis With Your Coffee? Ontario Could Have Thousands Of Pot Retailers

Legalized cannabis is just a month away, but Ontario won’t have any cannabis stores until April. That’s due to the province’s recent decision to have cannabis outlets run by businesses rather than a government agency, although the agency will still open a retail web site Oct. 17.

Household Cleaning Products Could Be Making Children Overweight

Household Cleaning Products Could Be Making Children Overweight

Keeping household surfaces clean is a daily chore for most families, but there may be unseen consequences for children’s health. Overusing cleaning products can increase the risk of childhood obesity, according to new research, as exposure causes changes in the bacteria which live in children’s guts.

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For You?

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For You?

When my brother and I were kids back in the ‘80s, we loved going to Long John Silver’s. But it wasn’t just for the fish. It was for the vinegar – malt vinegar. We would uncap a bottle at the table and swig that tangy, delicious nectar of the gods straight.

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