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Does meditation have benefits for mind and body?

Posted February 27, 2014

It is hard to believe some still question whether meditation can have a positive effect on mind and body. A very selective research review recently raised the question, leading to headlines such as the one in The Wall Street Journal that said the benefits are limited.

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Study Says Mediation With Art Therapy can Lower Anxiety

Posted November 30, 2012

Previous research has indicated that conditions such as cancer and stress go hand-in-hand as high stress levels can lead to poorer health outcomes in cancer patients. The Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine combined creative art therapy with a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program for women with breast cancer and showed changes in brain activity associated with lower stress and anxiety after the eight-week program.

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Study Shows Evidence That Mindfulness Yoga May Offer Effective Treatment For Depressed New Mothers To Be

Posted August 10, 2012

It’s no secret that pregnancy hormones can dampen moods, but for some expectant moms, it’s much worse: 1 in 5 experience major depression. Now, new research shows that an age-old recommended stress-buster may actually work for this group of women: yoga.

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Study finds meditation may help with acute respiratory infections

Posted July 23, 2012

There has been a growing interest in the value of meditation for relaxation. Mayo Clinic states if stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Just spending a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. New research shows that meditation may also help with acute respiratory infections.

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Evidence Supports Health Benefits of ‘Mindfulness-Based Practices’

Posted July 12, 2012

Specific types of “mindfulness practices” including Zen meditation have demonstrated benefits for patients with certain physical and mental health problems, according to a report in the July Journal of Psychiatric Practice.

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Meditation for Building Awareness of Inner Intuition

Posted July 5, 2012

We all harbour inner intuition but learning to be aware of it is the most difficult for many of us. Intuition can be used profoundly as a guide in our lives.

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5 of the Most Popular Spices and Their Uses

Posted April 30, 2012

As the winter evenings grow longer, we traditionally start to think of things that make us feel warm, happy and healthy! Culinary spices often fall into this category, particularly as spices are often added to various celebratory dishes. However, spices have medicinal benefits too. Five of the most popular spices that are used during the winter months are ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and black pepper.

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Research helps shed light on medicinal benefits of plants

Posted April 30, 2012

Scientists at Purdue University and eight other institutions have developed new resources poised to unlock another door in the hidden garden of medicinally important compounds found in plants.

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The Medicinal Use of Griffonia simplicifolia

Posted April 30, 2012

Griffonia simplicifolia is a medicinal plant native to tropical Africa. Considered a shrub of the Caesalpiniaceae family, it flourishes in the wild throughout Central and West Africa. The plant may be expected in grassy savannas, scrub thickets, and disturbed areas of secondary growth.

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