Is Red Meat Back?

Is there a correlation between red meat consumption and cardiovascular health?

Red meat often gets a bad reputation, but a growing body of evidence shows that eating lean beef can reduce risk factors associated with heart disease. Recent research at Penn State demonstrated that lean beef may play a role in helping to reduce blood pressure.

“This research adds to the significant evidence, including work previously done in our lab, that supports lean beef’s role in a heart-healthy diet,” ...

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Some acupuncture research news

Acupuncture Helps to Repair Brain Damage
Done by Drug Abuse

There have been several reports before of research and theories about the usefulness of acupuncture in treating addiction but few have yielded concrete proof, that is until now. A recent study found that acupuncture at the Zusanli point significantly decreased the activation of heroin cues in the brain. Heroin cues are responsible for inducing sensations linked to reward and craving in the mind and the acupuncture used in this study quickly ...

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What does it mean to be healthy?

What does it mean to be healthy?  Health is a state of optimum physical functioning, spiritual enlightenment, social well-being, and mental aptitude.  True health is so much more than settling for mediocrity.  It’s not about living life just barely above the doldrums, or hoping against hope that you won’t get sick or that you’ll finally feel better.

Understand that your body was designed to be healthy and in balance.  This is your natural state.  If you are struggling with ...

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How to Wean from Caffeine

Many people rely on caffeine to get started in the morning or keep going in the afternoon. Coffee and caffeine. for many people, have many health benefits. Still, if you have adrenal challenges then you may consider quitting or cutting down. Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, and many other products. It is generally considered safe when used in moderation. However, if you are sensitive to caffeine or take in large amounts, you may find yourself suffering ...

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Primal Lifestyle

Have you heard about the Primal Diet or the Primal Lifestyle (aka Paleo) ?

This is a new popular term for something that is actually very old- eating and attempting to simulate the life of our ancient paleolithic ancestors of from maybe 100,000 years ago  up until the agricultural revolution.  This is the period in which our bodies and brains developed, and is the lifestyle for which we are built. Although we have had agriculture in Northern Europe since around 3000 ...

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True Anti-Aging Medicine

When we think of anti-aging medicine we tend to think of hormone supplementation. This is the idea that has been promoted for some time by many medical professionals. But is that the right way to go about it? Is it really a good idea to be doing that? What about the idea of supplementing estrogen and how it turns out that this promotes cancer development? And how about the idea of injecting oneself with growth hormone daily, forever?

Well, smarter approaches ...

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The Unity of Spiritual traditions East and West

As you no doubt have noticed we are all now exposed to all the spiritual and philosophical traditions of the world without leaving our own home. Today we have our Judeo-Christian heritage intermingling with Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism on a regular basis; and all of them seeming to fight with Islam- how’s that for religious unity! It seems that the traditions themselves can be so different, yet an open-minded examination of the traditions reveals more similarity than difference- especially at ...

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Neuroscience for Fun and Profit

Have you been keeping track of the newest and hottest thing in science, the field of Neuroscience? If not, you should take a look. For the last 25 years scientists have been using cutting edge technology to probe into the human brain and have discovered things that are going to change our lives forever. These discoveries are starting to change healthcare and holistic medicine, psychology, spirituality, politics, marketing, and anything else connected to thought. Insights from this science are changing ...

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Hello World!

Hello everybody. I have no idea what I’m doing yet, and if you even ever see this then know that I am 100% winging it- just pressing and poking at things until I figure out what they are and how to do this.

I never thought about being a blogger, really, but I do love reading them and spend too much time on other people’s blogs. I think of blogs as modern versions of hanging out in cafes ranting about whatever ...

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