Original article from The Chopra Center Low-fat diets are a thing of the past, avocado toast is on everyone’s plate, and coconut oil is being added to coffee. A big change from the low-fat diet trend in the 90s, right? Contrary to the beliefs of the past, eating fat does not make you fat. But quality and type of fat is important for other aspects of your health like cholesterol and heart health. So what
Original article from The Harvard Gazette Meditation study shows changes associated with awareness, stress Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress. In a study that will appear in the Jan. 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Harvard-affiliated researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) reported the results of their study, the first to document meditation-produced changes over
Original article by Joel Zivot, MD for MEDPAGE There are more bacterial cells than human cells in our bodies. It is time to acknowledge that the human might, after all, be the roommate that leaves dishes in the sink and the bathroom dirty. Bacteria tolerated us for 100,000 years but lately, we roommates increasingly find ourselves at odds. I changed my view about bacteria after teaching Tibetan Buddhist monks biology. In the Buddhist tradition, even
Date: April 3, 2019 Time: 2:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern Time Proper nutrition is essential to overall health and wellbeing. It’s no surprise that what we eat can influence chronic pain. Whenever we eat, we change our body’s chemistry, which can either increase inflammation or decrease inflammation. It all starts with food. The microbiome has a profound effect on the inflammation and immune systems and our mood. We are what we eat, or, more specifically, we
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