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

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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

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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Cancer Prevention With the Help of Bees

Posted Mon, 2012/07/30 - 22:12 by Fred Lee

Prevention, Alternative Treatments, Cancer, Conditions & Diseases, Beyond Science

A compound in a resin found in honeybee hives has been shown to arrest the growth of prostate cancer cells.

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Moderate Drinking May Prevent Osteoporosis

Posted Mon, 2012/07/23 - 20:45 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Prevention, Conditions & Diseases

A new study has found that moderate consumption of alcohol may reduce bone loss in post-menopausal women, thus reducing their risk for osteoporosis.

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Loneliness and Aging

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

Mind and body, Conditions & Diseases, Beyond Science

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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Eating Fish Helps Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted Wed, 2012/06/27 - 23:18 by Fred Lee

Prevention, Mind and body, Conditions & Diseases

A study has found that regular consumption of broiled or baked fish help to protect the structural gray matter of the brain, thus reducing a person's risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Exercise for Migraines

Posted Fri, 2012/06/08 - 20:22 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Prevention, Alternative Treatments

In addition to the number of known benefits for body and mind, researchers are finding that exercise may be just as effective as medication in reducing the suffering caused by migraine headaches.

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Drinking Sweetened Soda Increases Stroke Risk

Posted Fri, 2012/05/25 - 20:38 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Prevention

Regular consumption of sweetened sodas is not only bad for your teeth and may cause unwanted weight increase, but it may increase your risk for stroke, as well.

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Real Potential Health Benefits of Chocolate

Posted Tue, 2012/05/15 - 20:48 by Fred Lee

Prevention, Alternative Treatments, Conditions & Diseases, Beyond Science

In what may seem like wishful thinking, eating dark chocolate may have tangible and legitimate health benefits.

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Healing From Chronic Illness: Six Things Not To Do

Posted Fri, 2012/05/11 - 02:20 by amybscher

Mind and body, Lyme Disease

My Six Things Not To Do When You're Trying To Heal From Chronic Illness comes from my own experience with chronic illness which included both Lyme disease and severe painful periods (endometriosis, fibroids, polyps and more not so fun stuff!). I'm sharing here with you in hopes you will recognize if these are playing a part in your life. And of course, if they are, I hope you will do something about it!

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Strengthening the Brain With Meditation

Posted Mon, 2012/05/07 - 20:33 by Fred Lee

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

Meditation has emotional and psychological benefits, and now scientists believe it may physically enhance the morphology of the brain.

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