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The last time I had the flu was 17 years ago

How this writer sought a spiritual solution and has been free from the flu ever since.

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Hospital chief says humility key to better health care

“None of us in science and medicine have the answers we tell you we have,” said Betsy Nabel, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School. “Despite all of our knowledge, we humans are desperately in the dark about how most things work.”

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A spiritual approach to dealing with adverse drug reactions

Are alternative health approaches one answer to adverse drug reactions(ADR) in America?

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Can we be scared into being healthier?

Remember the scary messages to stay away from drugs and smoking? Were they effective? Yes and no. Yet, "fear is not a sustainable motivator" notes Dr. Dean Ornish. What does seem to work is seeing immediate results from behavioral changes.

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It is not what we say but what we see that heals

Let’s challenge conventional notions that people with #Alzheimer’s are ‘unreachable.’ Seeing others as whole, needed and complete can have a healing effect!

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The universal desire for universal health

Seeking a more divinely inspired perspective on life – one that recognizes Spirit or God and not matter as the true essence of our being – is the ideal prescription for gaining and maintaining sound minds and bodies.

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Confronting the terror of failing health

Whether we’re standing up to a terrorist’s threat on the streets of Paris or refusing to accept as final a prognosis of declining health, we can set the mental wheels in motion – and do a world of good – by affirming, with confidence, we are NOT AFRAID!

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New Year’s revelation: Father Time is a liar

Despite today's media emphasis on youth and many erroneous assumptions about age, I feel life is getting better not worse! Writer Eric Nelson agrees and brings out some good points in the following article.

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Do brain training games make good Christmas gifts?

Dr. Laura Carstensen, director of Stanford University’s Center on Longevity, notes that there is zero evidence that brain training games can stave off Alzheimer's disease. Yet, there is anecdotal evidence that increased spirituality can reverse such a diagnosis.

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LSD and Ecstasy v. prayer: spiritual treatment for mental illness

It’s argued that psychedelic drugs are a great way to reconnect the mentally distressed with their inner self – their spiritual self. Yet, long before psychedelics had been discovered, religious reformer Mary Baker Eddy found that a wholly prayer-based approach to treating mental illness worked best.

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Moving from the right to die to the desire to live

It’s compassion, without judgement, that moves the "death with dignity" conversation to a more personal and ultimately helpful exchange. Maybe then the conversation will shift from the so-called right to die to our right – and our desire – to live.

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What is it about giving thanks that makes us healthy?

Gratitude expert Dr. Robert Emmons explains the three foundational stones of gratitude: looking for the good, receiving the good and sharing this good with others. This third aspect is perhaps the most interesting and important.

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Removing fear essential to health and healing

More times than not what compels a patient to visit the doctor’s office – between 60 and 90 percent by some estimates – has more to do with a stressed-out state of mind than anything else.

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Mistaking our genetic makeup for the human spirit

"Genomic sequencing is not an infallible prophecy of our future," notes genomic bioethicist Amy McGuire. Despite the genomic cards we’ve been dealt, the quality of our life and chance of survival can be improved based on our environment and mental attitude.

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New film by Marilyn Schlitz, Deepak Chopra, explores meaning of life and death

A new film encourages us to think deeply on the subject of death and the impact such exploration may have on our health.

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When the extraordinary becomes the ordinary in health care

One aspect of health care that has to often slipped off the research radar screen is the extent to which an individual’s thought might be helping or hindering the recovery process. “People with a positive attitude or a belief system do better across the board,” says David Agus, M.D. “There is a lot of data backing this up.”

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Cancer researcher Kelly Turner redefines spontaneous remission

Author and researcher Kelly Turner shares how radical changes have made the difference to many cancer survivors. Seven out of nine changes have been emotional and spiritual, as opposed to physical factors.

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Oscar hopeful ‘Facing Fear’ turns spotlight on power of forgiveness

“Forgiveness is one of those ways where we wipe clean a major threat to our well-being,” said the Stanford psychologist and author of Forgive For Good. “That causes the body to have more time to repair. Immune function goes up, blood pressure goes down.”

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Stanford’s Fred Luskin preaches the gospel of forgiveness

Fred Luskin, a Stanford-trained psychologist who spent 10 years doing research on preventative cardiology, is convinced that increased spirituality, including the ability to forgive, does in fact make you a better person and improve your health.

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What happened when Albert Einstein and William Randolph Hearst prayed?

There are an increasing number of people who have a desire to explore rather than ignore the relationship between prayer and healing.

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Dr. Andrew Weil hints at link between health and holiness

"there is a significant body of scientific research on the power of gratitude that boosts emotional well-being…. There is also a great body of literature on the power of forgiveness.” _ Dr Andrew Weil

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Are you getting too much health care?

According to a recent estimate by the Institute of Medicine, about 30 percent of total healthcare expenditures in America go toward unneeded care. This may seem harmless, but it can be physically damaging.

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Interview: Integrative Medicine Expert Champions Patient-Driven Health

University of Miami study indicates those who consciously turned to God as a result of a life-threatening diagnosis experienced significant and measurable physiological improvement when compared to those who, as a result of the same diagnosis, disavowed any spiritual connection.

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Increased trust means friendlier communities, better health

New report indicates that Americans trust each other less today than 40 years ago. If true, it's unfortunately not a healthful trend. Yet, we don't have to wait for others to build trust in each other.

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Darwin revisited: Compassion key to our survival

Not only is compassion an inherent quality, it also has the effect of improving our health by increasing our connection with others.

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Interview: Is healing through prayer really such a mystery?

When it comes to the effectiveness of prayer as a health care treatment, Dr. Dean Radin notes, “At this point we don’t actually understand what it is that’s happening. We don’t know how it happens. But that something is happening is fairly clear to me and to most of my colleagues who have been doing similar research.”

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Spiritual Pursuits and Healthy Aging

According to a 2007 study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago, 56 percent of all U.S. doctors believe that spirituality and religion have a positive and continuing influence on an individual’s health.