LOA Daily – 01.26.18

Way Out There: A Negative Thinker’s Straw Man Wendy and Walt discuss some of the criticisms leveled at positive psychology, as well as some of the whackier claims made by some advocates of LOA. In particular, we discuss the claims of Derek Beres, author of the book, “Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and Body For Optimal Health”. We also examine …


LOA Daily – 01.03.18

Positive Psychology’s Impact on The Field of Psychology Positive psychology has made tremendous inroads in the field of psychology over the past 25 years or so, but it still has plenty of critics within the field. We take a closer look at where some of the resistance meets the vortex.   Download this episode (right click and save)


Neuroscientists Identify Neural Networks Confirming Mind-Body Connection

Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh have identified the neural networks that connect the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla, which is responsible for the body’s rapid response in stressful situations. These findings, reported in the online Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), provide evidence for the neural basis of a mind-body connection. Read more


Maylin Rodriguez-Paez – A Diet For Your MIND

Not eating seven fruits or veggies a day on a regular basis? Here’s another really good reason to rethink that strategy, according to recent research. This particular study emphasized that the intake of fruits and vegetables was clearly linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The results were published in the journal,Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. …


Roundup is an endocrine disruptor – new study

The glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup is an endocrine (hormone) disruptor in adult male rats, a new study shows. The lowest dose tested of 10 mg/kg bw/d (bodyweight per day) was found to reduce levels of corticosterone, a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands. No other toxic effects were seen at that dose, so if endocrine disruption were not being specifically …


Holding a Grudge Produces Cortisol and Diminishes Oxytocin

We all know the physiological feeling created when your “blood is boiling” and you ruminate about ways to “get even” with someone who has hurt or betrayed you. Feelings ofanger or revenge activate the “fight-or-flight” stress response of your sympathetic nervous system which causes cortisol levels to spike. The stress response triggered by bitterness and rage also raises blood pressure, reduces the healthy tone of your …