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 …


Scientists Conclude Fluoride Causes Hypothyroidism Leading To Depression, Weight Gain And Worse

Two damning studies on the effects of fluoride in our water have been released in the hope that people will wake up to this real problem. Researchers at the University of Kent are the latest establishment to have studied this growing problem. The extensive study involved them looking at data from nearly every single medical practice in England, and they …


The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – Sacred Baths, 52 Ritual Baths to Revitalize Your Spirit – 08.16.16

Host Ellen Kamhi , PHD RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman. Dr. Paulette is a licensed psychologist and the author of Dating from the Inside Out, published by Atria Books and When Mars Women Date, The Cancer Path and ‘The Book of Sacred Baths’ published by Llewellyn Worldwide . She is the winner of 15 book awards and her books have been translated into five languages. After having survived breast cancer 4 years ago, she decided to publish a legacy of 22 books and is now on book #21. Paulette has a private practice in Manhattan and does phone coaching a few days a week. She was named Woman of the Year in 2013 for Psychology, awarded by the National Association of Professional Women. She is a Relationship Advice expert, regularly featured in JDate’s JMag with a monthly dating column in Eligible Magazine and Digital Romance. She has been featured on both radio and television. Visit her website at www.drpaulettesherman.com, www.sacredbathing.com



The hottest news in animal life right now is a story about “religious” chimpanzees. A group of researchers believes that chimps may be engaging in ritualistic, but seemingly purposeless, stone throwing behaviors. Originally reported in the journal Nature as suggestive evidence that there may be more parallels between human and non-human ritualistic behavior than previously thought, the story has been feverishly touted by news …


What Women Must Know – After Cancer Cure: The Definitive Self-Care Guide to Getting and Staying Well For Patients After Cancer with Dr. Dwight KcKee – 03.24.16

Dwight L. McKee M.D. entered a combined M.D.-Ph.D. program at Case-Western Reserve University , where he completed the first two years of medical school, as well as full graduate studies in pharmacology, and one year of research. After changing his interest from laboratory research to clinical medicine, he completed his last two years of medical school at the University of Kentucky where he received his M.D. degree in 1975. He became associate medical director of Integral Health Services in Putnam, CT.—the first integrative medicine clinic on the east coast. Over the next twelve years he studied and practiced nutritional and mind/body medicine, along with a full range of complementary medicine disciplines.

Thru working with cancer patients in his practice, he became increasingly interested in cancer medicine, which led him in 1988 to return to hospital based post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at Los Angeles County Hospital and Stanford University. After becoming board certified in Internal Medicine, he completed a three year fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Scripps Clinic, in La Jolla, CA, and subsequently became board certified in both disciplines. He was also a visiting scientist at The Scripps Research Institute Immunology division for 2 years, where he pursued advanced studies in immunology, and performed laboratory research in tumor immunology. Since completing training in medical oncology, hematology, and immunology, Dr. McKee has been involved in the development of integrative cancer care, working to create a synthesis between conventional cancer medicine and alternative/complementary medicine. In 2003, he became board certified in nutrition by the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, of the American College of Nutrition, and in 2007 he became Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic medicine through the American Board of Holistic Medicine.

Dr. McKee’s experience in medical research, nutritional science, immunology, chemistry, oncology, and complementary medicine make him one of the most knowledgeable researchers and clinicians worldwide.



The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains

The conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Babson College have found. Clashes between the use of faith vs. scientific evidence to explain the world around us dates back centuries and is perhaps most visible today in the arguments between evolution and creationism. To believe …


The New Colonialism by CARL FINAMORE

A glorious feature of our world, poets and artists remind us, is the bountiful array of different shades, colors and hues of the human race. Our differences are truly worth celebrating. How dull and boring to all be of the same spirit. “To such an extent does nature delight and abound in variety,” Leonardo da Vinci poetically acclaimed 500 years ago. Alas, …


Medical Kidnapping in the U.S. – Kidnapping Children for Drug Trials – John P. Thomas

The U.S. federal government has mandated drug research with children. The need for children to participate in drug company research is high, and the temptation to overstep parental rights to force children to participate is great. Researchers publicly admit using money and other rewards to obtain participation of children in their drug trials. Organizations that advocate for the rights of …


Why Stress Rules Our Lives

Objectively, adult lives are more comfortable, less physically demanding, and easier than those in the past. Ourhealth is far better, our life expectancy much longer, our standard of living visibly higher. Our jobs are less taxing physically. We have a safety net, which, whatever its inadequacies, is more extensive than anything that previously existed. Yet, by most measures, adults feel morestress than …