Avoiding spiritual struggles and existential questions is linked with poorer mental health

Fear of confronting the tensions and conflicts brought on by existential concerns—the “big questions” of life—is linked with poorer mental health, including higher levels of depression, anxiety and difficulty regulating emotions, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study. “Religious and spiritual struggles—conflicts with God or religious people, tough questions about faith, morality, and the meaning of life—these are …

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VACCINATION: AN ANALYSIS OF THE HEALTH RISKS BY: GARY NULL, PH.D., AND MARTIN FELDMAN, M.D.

Vaccination: An Analysis of the Health Risks by Gary Null, Ph.D., and Martin Feldman, M.D. For more than a hundred years, two basic assumptions have been put forth by public health officials. One is that vaccines are safe. The second is that vaccines are effective for the conditions for which they’re given. The public and our legislators have, by and …

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Athletic performance linked to mortality

In two studies, the results of which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, basketball-playing participants scored more points after being presented with death-related prompts, either direct questions about their own mortality or a more subtle, visual reminder of death. Researchers say the improved performance is the result of a subconscious effort …

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Caloric restriction can be beneficial to the brain, study shows

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health — Studies of different animal species suggest a link between eating less and living longer, but the molecular mechanisms by which caloric restriction affords protection against disease and extends longevity are not well understood. New clues to help solve the mystery are presented in an article published in the September issue …

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Being fit protects against health risks caused by stress at work

It is a well-known fact that fitness and well-being go hand in hand. But being in good shape also protects against the health problems that arise when we feel particularly stressed at work. As reported by sports scientists from the University of Basel and colleagues from Sweden, it therefore pays to stay physically active, especially during periods of high stress. …

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Love Lust And Laughter – 10.25.16

Nikki Leigh is a certified Master Sexpert and a Certified Love Coach – certified by Dr. Ava Cadell’s LOVEOLOGY U. (www.sexpert.com). Nikki is the host and producer of Ready for Love radio on New Visions Radio Network (www.readyforloveradio.com). A big mission for Nikki is helping women with strict, religious backgrounds who feel they can’t or shouldn’t enjoy sex and pleasure. Often religion can be used as a force of oppression; indeed, the Bible has many negative things to say about women and sex. Nikki’s upbringing included such messages…about how women are subservient to men and masturbation is really, really bad. Many religious women feel guilty about enjoying themselves – consequently, they may have trouble truly letting go, surrendering to orgasm. “The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life.” ~ Wilhelm Reich. Orgasm is a product of a sexually healthy lifestyle and sexual health is derived from positive sex education!

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Brian Bienkowski – Toxic Economy: Common Chemicals Cost US Billions Every Year

Exposure to chemicals in pesticides, toys, makeup, food packaging and detergents costs the U.S. more than $340 billion annually due to health care costs and lost wages, according to a new analysis. The chemicals, known as endocrine disruptors, impact how human hormones function and have been linked to a variety of health problems such as impaired brain development, lower IQs, …

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Higher levels of omega-6 fatty acids may lower death rates in older men

Omega-3 fatty acids are touted for their potential health benefits, and rightfully so, but a new study suggests men may want to get enough omega-6 fatty acids, too. Research published online Aug. 17, 2016, by JAMA Cardiology found that high levels of omega-6s in the subcutaneous adipose tissue—the layer of fat just beneath the skin—correlated with lower death rates among …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 10.12.16

My guest Gretchen Watson, PhD takes us on a fascinating trip from helping children escape ADHD and drugs to helping companies overcome workplace errors and injuries. Her career expresses the truth that from family life to organizational life, many of the principles of healthy, successful living are the same. Gretchen is President of Safety and Leadership Solutions.

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Findings from Hoseo University Provides New Data about Arthritis (Efficacy of Turmeric Extracts and Curcumin for Alleviating the Symptoms of Joint…

Findings from Hoseo University Provides New Data about Arthritis (Efficacy of Turmeric Extracts and Curcumin for Alleviating the Symptoms of Joint Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials) By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week — Investigators publish new report on Musculoskeletal Diseases and Conditions – Arthritis. According to news reporting originating in Asan, …