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Indian Gooseberry Health Benefits

Indian Gooseberry Health Benefits We are, admittedly, latecomers to recognize Indian gooseberry health benefits. Luckily people like Dr. Michael Greger and the scientists behind the research he reviews are not. Based on Dr. Greger’s insightful articles / videos, we wanted to understand more about the Indian gooseberry, or Amla, and found this nice overview of …

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Your Brain On Forest- Living Near a Forest Keeps Your Amygdala Healthier

This Is Your Brain On Forest- Amygdala Health Social determinants of health have increasingly shown the impact of neighborhood on health. There may be an even deeper connection that cuts across socio-economic boundaries. Researchers have found that proximity to forests is linked to amygdala health.   A neuroimaging study reveals city dwellers who live closer …

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Partners In Healing- Cancer survivor testifies to the ways of healing

Partners In Healing Mary Katzke’s film explores the healing power of integrative medicine.  We originally prepared a title with “integrative medicine” for this article. However, as we reflected on Mary’s story we realized she has the right title… Partners in Healing. This isn’t about any medicine really. It is very much about partnerships, respect, even …

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Holistic health care shift underway

Holistic Health Care Shift There is a holistic health care shift underway that is disrupting conventional medical care. In the early 1900’s the leading causes of death were infectious diseases. In this century, the leading causes of death are non-infectious chronic diseases. These illnesses, like heart disease, are often the result of our hectic lifestyles. …

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The effects of holistic health group interventions

Holistic Health Group Interventions New research shows that culturally sensitive sessions of holistic health group interventions help mild cognitive impairment. Persons with mild cognitive impairment (PwMCI) are at a higher risk of developing dementia than those without cognitive impairment. This research study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a holistic health group intervention, which is …

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Tibetan yoga practice may improve sleep quality for breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy

Tibetan Yoga Participating in twice-weekly practice of Tibetan yoga may reduce sleep disturbances and improve sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The research, published in the journal Cancer, found that women who practiced Tibetan yoga at least two times …

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Jani on spiritual journey in times of crisis

A Spiritual Journey for Health If natural disasters like hurricanes Harvey and Irma are sadly inevitable, is it possible to alleviate the human suffering that results? Uday Jani, MD, says the answer is a resounding yes, but it largely depends on an individual’s spiritual strength. A proponent of holistic care, Jani has long encouraged patients …

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Airlines using aromatherapy to keep passengers calm

Aromatherapy On Board Airlines are certainly not the first industry to use aromatherapy with customers. Bakeries, banks, casinos, car dealers and many others have appealed to the consumers’ sense of smell. The objective is usually the same– to help consumers relax and feel good about the product or service. As airlines cram more people into …

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