Mind and body

This Is How I Save My Life: Amy Scher's Healing Journey

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Welcome, and thank you for being interested in the long, adventurous, and sometimes hilarious story of how I save my life. This section is intended to help you get information fast and avoid searching the growing number of posts on this site. I hope you find just what you're looking for! full story

What I Know For Sure: Life After Lyme and Other Chronic Conditions

Posted Fri, 2013/01/04 - 01:56 by amybscher

The India Story, Mind and body, Lyme Disease

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As my words finally make it out into the world (in print!), I sit here and reflect on all that I have learned. I wonder how I can capture it all and bottle it, so I never forget. Not even 50 years from now. The suffering I endured from Chronic Lyme disease and all of my other diagnoses, is something that that I'd never give back now. For so much of where my life has landed has came from flying blindly through all of those years.

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Let Your Mind Wander to Improve Learning and Memory

Posted Fri, 2012/12/07 - 21:18 by Fred Lee

Mind and body, Beyond Science

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It turns out that daydreaming is really a time for quiet reflection and an important component of cognitive development and overall well-being.

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The Benefits of Being Socially Active

Posted Tue, 2012/11/27 - 23:55 by Fred Lee

Prevention, Mind and body, Beyond Science

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Higher levels of social interaction later in life can help a person to maintain both their physical and emotional health.

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Sound Mind and Body Slows Memory Loss

Posted Mon, 2012/10/29 - 21:07 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Prevention, Mind and body, Alternative Treatments, Conditions & Diseases, Beyond Science

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Combining mental and physical stimulation on a regular basis can have appears to have a protective effect against age related memory loss, which can be an indicator of dementia.

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Acupuncture as an Alternative to Knee Surgery

Posted Tue, 2012/10/09 - 21:43 by Fred Lee

Costs & Insurance, Drugs & Treatments, Tests & Procedures, Alternative Treatments, Mind and body, Patient Care

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Acupuncture has shown promise as a safe, effective, and more economical alternative to knee surgery.

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Stress and Trauma May Contribute to IBS

Posted Tue, 2012/09/25 - 21:01 by Fred Lee

Mind and body, Conditions & Diseases

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Psychological and emotional stress and trauma not only lowers our quality of life, but it can contribute to physical ailments, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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Tai Chi for Heart Failure Survivors

Posted Thu, 2012/09/20 - 20:37 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Mind and body, Alternative Treatments, Conditions & Diseases, Patient Care

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While survivors of heart failure are advised to be sedentary, tai chi could be a safe and effective way to get some exercise in order to improve their quality of life and physical and emotional state.

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Tai Chi Is Good for Your Brain

Posted Tue, 2012/07/31 - 20:02 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Mind and body, Alternative Treatments, Beyond Science

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The ancient art of Tai Chi has been found to not only calm the mind, but scientists believe that regular practice can actually increase the size of the brain and potentially reduce the risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Loneliness and Aging

Posted Thu, 2012/06/28 - 21:59 by Fred Lee

Mind and body, Conditions & Diseases, Beyond Science

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In addition to lowering our quality of life, loneliness can adversely affect our physical well-being and may even compromise our cardiovascular health.

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