November 16, 2012
Russ Gerber is a syndicated health blogger and a Christian Science teacher and practitioner. This post was originally published on HuffingtonPost.com. Follow him on twitter @russgerber.
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Despite an anti-religion sentiment held by some, could a greater appreciation of spiritual discoveries and values be taking place?
Mind researchers are asking big questions about the human mind, including its relation to longevity, to health, even to physics. Current day physics can’t explain much of the dominating evidence that mind influences the body. Is age nothing but a mind-set?
Can self-knowledge lead us to a happier and healthier life? Read how a successful businessman once provided an inspiring example of living a life of grace and personal growth.
How long did Western medicine think strictly in materialistic terms, treating the physical body as separate from the mind? That model has been dematerialized somewhat and we now think of mind and body as a unit. Today mind-body programs are found throughout prestigious medical schools.
For those striving to have healthier outcomes and live healthier lives, there's a need for better thinking. It's worth cultivating a healthy mentality—whether through regular time for prayer, contemplation, spiritual study, or all of the above—in order to experience the health-promoting effect of spiritual ideas.
Taking a deeper dive into how you feel may uncover something else you know, intuitively. You've neglected your spiritual life.
It's what doctors, nurses, patients and all the rest of us have been hearing for years: We have a health care system in need of fundamental change.
Many journalists and publishers would welcome a positive outlook in contrast to the discontent showing up in the many news operations struggling to find a better business model.
Before you get so worried about the implications that you want to stop thinking about anything related to your health, consider how ahead of the game you are by knowing the impact that your beliefs have on you.
Anyone who's been as immersed in the topic as I have can't help seeing trends. What I'm struck with is how much is changing in people's pursuit of health -- and how much isn't.
The rising tide of health information -- from advertising, studies, statistics, media reports, personal advice and professional opinions -- has reached flood level. As anyone who has experienced a real flood will tell you, the challenge is keeping your head above water and not getting swept away by rushing currents.
A lot of sectors are struggling in today's economy. Personal experience isn't one of them. Personal experience is soaring in value thanks to our technical ability to access and share information.
After reading Martha Rosenberg's eye-opener on pharma's latest marketing strategy for antidepressants, you might wish someone would come up with a cure for perpetually feeling at risk.
Did you catch the brief but remarkable story about researchers who have concluded (once again) that more and more Americans are praying about their health?