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While many people still doubt the power of the mind, the effectiveness of mind body medicine and mind body techniques such as laughter, also known as humor therapy, positive psychology, and the remarkable impact our moods have on our ability to function, one study has made a significant discovery regarding how positive emotions impact our […]


Researchers have found that women with high levels of cynical hostility, harboring hostile thoughts towards other or having a general mistrust of people are at higher risk of dying, but the risk of developing heart disease wasn’t different from non-hostile women. Hillary A.  Tendo, M.D., MPH, lead author of the study and assistant professor of […]




Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a form of “energy medicine,” a psychological form of acupressure (without needles), that’s based on  our growing awareness of the connection between our body and it’s electromagnetic field, also called, “subtle energies,” your emotions, and your health. EFT has been reported successful in thousands of cases covering a huge range […]


Children with asthma, hypnosis can help to reduce symptoms including habit coughing, unexplained sensations of breathing difficulty and reducing a child’s discomfort during medical procedures.   Ran D. Anbar, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse, NY, recommends hypnosis as a treatment option when a child’s respiratory symptoms appear to have […]




Fish Oil (Omega-3) consumption has been previously associated with improving the symptoms of depression. A new study published in the February, 2010  Archives of General Psychiatry reported a three month course of fish oil supplements were as effective as drugs, in reducing the rate of schizophrenic episodes of psychotic illness.   Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids […]


Fortunately, there are medication alternatives to successfully treating ADHD children that is supported by research evidence.  Children afflicted with this disorder also tend to have more ear infections, asthma, headaches, dry skin, and eczema, compared to other children.    Donald Rudin MD, and Clara Felix, authors of Omega-3 Oils: A Practical Guide (Avery 1996). Both […]

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