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Beyond Mindfulness: The Emerging Science of Consciousness

Mindfulness is enjoying a great deal of attention from the scientific community of late. And indeed, the practice of mindfulness – of training attention to rest in the present moment – is nothing less than vital to creating a fulfilling life. But it is only half of the story. Our minds are immensely powerful. While [...]

Cooking Demo Offers Anti-Inflammatory Solutions

Inflammation in the body contributes to or causes many of the debilitating chronic illnesses that we see in older adults, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and even cancer. The good news is that changing your diet is one of the most effective ways you can help prevent or even [...]

Natural Solutions For Women’s Common Aches & Pains

4 Ways Women Can Fight Chronic Pain By Julia Westbrook Article reprinted from www.RodaleNews.com You don't have to live with the pain any more. Here are 4 natural solutions for common painful problems for women. Men may have a reputation for sucking it up and soldiering on, but it's women who are the ones suffering [...]

How Does Your Diet Stack Up to the New Dietary Guidelines?

Every five years the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), a panel composed of 14 nationally recognized experts appointed by HHS & USDA in the field of nutrition and health, holds a meeting to review the latest scientific & medical data in their field. With the goal of helping Americans make better food choices, this panel [...]

Understanding the Risks of OTC Painkillers

5 Problems With Over-the-Counter Painkillers By Emily Mann Article reprinted from www.RodaleNews.com Pills you pop every day could be causing serious damage in the long run. Aspirin is hailed as a miracle drug, and there's not a person among us who hasn't popped an ibuprofen or acetaminophen to deal with achy joints or a crushing [...]

Is Your Medication The Root Of Your Chronic Pain?

5 Pills That Might Be Hurting You By Julia Westbrook Article reprinted from www.RodaleNews.com, Jan/2015 It's time to stop ignoring the aches and pains and finally live a healthy life. More Americans are suffering from chronic pain than have diabetes, according to a panel of researchers at the National Institutes of Health. While 29 million [...]

Feeling Groggy? You May Be Sleeping Too Much!

Getting Too Little or Too Much Sleep Is Unhealthy by Julia Westbrook Article featured on www.RodaleNews.com, Feb 25, 2015 The most common red flag is often the one we're likely to ignore. Sleep is a fickle creature—like Goldilocks. Too little, and you're pounding back coffees in the morning. Too much, and you're head is [...]

Meditation As Medicine: New Classes Begin March 13

Practicing mindfulness can have an enormous impact on your emotional and physical health and significantly alleviate many of our daily challenges. By bringing your mind to the present moment and putting aside the worry and anticipation of the future, mindfulness meditation reduces stress and anxiety, which in turn allows you to live a fuller, happier [...]

A Simple Way to Explain Chronic Pain

Here is a short animated film from Hunter Medicare Local in Australia that aims to take some of the mystery out of what we perceive when we think about chronic pain. I thought it was quite well done and wanted to share it with you. - Dr. Kaplan