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Napping is good for your brain.In a recent TED talk, University of California Psychology and Neuroscience Professor, Matthew Walker, gives three good reasons to believe we all become psychotic when we sleep:
1. You see things that simply were not there (you hallucinate).
2. You believe things that could not possibly be true (you become delusional).
3. When you wake up, you probably forget most if not all of what happened (you experience amnesia).
Watch the complete video here.
Matthew Walker is one of my scientific heroes. The man has literally it his mission to prove that midday naps are a vital to learning and that dreams aid in emotional processing. How cool is that? I was talking to a friend yesterday about how in America (and much of the "modernized" world), we really devalue the importance of sleep in an effort to be more productive. In most cultures throughout history, there has been time set aside -- usually right after lunch -- for people to rest, digest, have a little siesta before getting back to
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Healing from a break up takes time and patience. Two things I never seem to have, but am learning, thanks to, well, a break up!
A little over a year ago my marriage ended. After the shock wore off, which for me lasted about 3 weeks, I did what I usually do- research.
I like instructions. I like to do lists. I like to have a plan and I didn't seem to have any of those for dealing with the hurt and betrayal caused by my divorce. I wasn't surprised that I got divorced. I think I saw that coming. But even so, it didn't hurt any less.
There were plenty of books and I read a couple, but who has time to read every book! I felt overwhelmed by all the information and advice coming my way. I was angry with God, I was angry at anything " spiritual". I didn't want to hear another person tell me to mediate on it. I just wanted someone to take my hand and lead me out of the tunnel of darkness I found myself in. When everyone around you thinks you're the leader, it's hard to findRead More »from 5 Steps to Detox from Divorce
Safecosmetics.orgAll morning, my Facebook feed has been inundated with links to a disturbing new infographic about the toxic ingredients in our personal care products. Lead. Aluminum. Heavy metals. In baby shampoo.
FACT: Adults are exposed to an average 126 chemical ingredients daily through the use of personal care products. 61% of top-brand lipsticks contain cancer-causing heavy metals, 82% of children's shampoos contain formaldehyde, and 89% of ingredients in products currently sold on the market have never been tested for safety.
Surprised? Not me. I stumbled into this information on the web a couple years ago, on a blog called No More Dirty Looks. I was so aghast at the findings of those clinical studies when I read them that I tossed out every make-up product I owned. I wondered why it wasn't being talked about on Good Morning America, in the New York Times, on Capitol Hill for heaven's sake. I thought of all the women in my family who had died of cancer. I felt betrayed. Why hadn't IRead More »from Is There Poison in Your Lipstick?
- Intent.com | Healthy Living – Wed, Feb 22, 2012 3:00 PM EST
[CC] Helga WeberIt's been 20 years since I enrolled in my first yoga class. I was running a center for reproduction and women's health and was looking for a means of reducing my stress. I enrolled with a yogini named Hari Khar Khalsa and took classes from her over a period of time. One day I approached her to see if she would have interest in helping some of my patients lower their stress. We began a series of yoga classes with the first hour consisting of us sitting on the floor on mats and discussion a health topic. I called them Mat Chats. The second hour was devoted to yoga with a focus on the medical topic we had just covered.Read More »from How Yoga Reduces Menopause Symptoms and Improves Sleep
Over time, I not only received the benefit of lowering my own stress level through yoga, but also the benefit of her friendship and ultimately collaboration on A Woman's Book of Yoga, a book that combines Eastern and Western medicine to help women at different stages of their lives. Since that book came out, I've suggested yoga to many of my patients. One group that I
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As part of the release of my new digital E-Book and App, "Kama Sutra & The Seven Spiritual Laws of Love," (see below for an exclusive peak at the first chapter of the book), this Valentine's Day I would like to once again share the following insights on Sex and Spirituality:
1. Sexual energy is the primal and creative energy of the universe. All things that are alive come from sexual energy. In animals and other life forms, sexual energy expresses itself as biological creativity. In humans, sexual energy can be creative at all levels - physical, emotional and spiritual. In any situation, where we feel attraction, arousal, awakening, alertness, passion, interest, inspiration, excitement, creativity, enthusiasm, in each of these situations, sexual energy is at work. Whenever we feel these states of awareness, we must put our attention on the energy that we are experiencing, nourishing it with our attention, experiencing it with joy and keeping it alive in ourRead More »from 12 Sex and Intimacy Tips from Deepak Chopra
In Part 1 of The Higher Health we discussed the possibility that higher health was possible, reaching beyond our current conception of wellness. Such an advance depends on two things. The first, which isn't new, is to comply with current prevention measures that too many people ignore. The words "diet, exercise, and stress management" roll off the tongue so easily that many have learned to ignore them. Yet recent research confirms just how crucial these lifestyle choices are.Read More »from Deepak Chopra on Higher Health
For much of the recent past, prevention has been focused on recognized lifestyle disorders like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It is now it is becoming clear, however, that the body as a whole is being affected. For example, inflammation, which has long been known to be damaging to our tissues and organs, is now believed to be linked far more broadly to all kinds of possible disorders, including cancer. If you are not complying with prevention, there is mounting evidence that your choice to avoid exercise,
- Intent.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Dec 8, 2011 5:23 PM EST
Is it possible to watch your weight and still eat dessert this holiday season? Amaze your holiday party guests this year with these winter dessert recipes that are health-conscious but still taste indulgent. This year, have your cake and eat it, too.Read More »from Sweet, Healthy, Indulgent: 6 Unique Winter Desserts that Won't Wreak Havoc on Your Health
Angel Food Layer Cake From Heaven
Low-fat, easy to make and loaded with fresh fruit--not to mention beautiful to look at before it inevitably disappears once served to your guests.
Not crazy of super-sweet things? Enjoy flavors of ginger and cranberry in this winter loaf that would be perfect with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
Super-Healthy Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies taste delicious, and your guests won't suspect that they are full of heart-healthy, thyroid-balancing coconut oil instead of the butter and hydrogenated fats usually used in chocolate chip cookie recipes.
Decadent Apple Crumble
Wintertime is the perfect time to use all the apples in season in abundance at your supermarket, local
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'Tis the season for healthy and indulgent eating. If you are looking to spice up your usual holiday dinner menu with a vegetarian twist, check out the following list of side dishes that are unique, delicious and would be a hit among both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.Read More »from 7 Unique and Healthy Vegetarian Side Dishes for Your Holiday Meals
Yes, it is possible to cook a quiche and keep it vegan! This super-easy recipe can be adapted in many different ways to include your favorite combination of vegetables.
Tomato Fennel Soup
Cold weather is the best excuse to eat soup. Spice up the classic tomato soup with fennel and other spices. A great accompaniment to any holiday meal and also the perfect in-between mini-meal you can enjoy in the middle of a cold winter day.
Butternut Squash, Coconut And Lemon Grass Soup
Use the seasonally appropriate butternut squash in this zesty soup that will brighten the dreariest of cold winter days and add a splash of color to your holiday dinner table.
Ginger And Curry Rassam
Add to this year's holiday menu
- Intent.com | Shine Food – Thu, Dec 1, 2011 11:40 AM EST
By Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Expert (www.OurLadyofWeightLoss.com)Read More »from Holiday Bursts of Sugary Sweetness: One Healthy and One Indulgent Sweet Potato Recipe
It wasn't until I permanently removed over 50 pounds and developed a taste for baked sweet potatoes plain and simple that I questioned the wisdom of creating a casserole that was topped with toasted white lumps of melted gooeyness.
Seriously, why would you want to mess up something so naturally sweet as the sweet potato with mini-marshmallows?
Marshmallows date back to the ancient Egyptians. Back in the day, around 2,000 B.C., the Egyptians combined the sweet sap of the root of the Marsh-Mallow plant with honey creating a candy fit for their gods and the Pharaohs.
In the 1920's and 30's, once available only to the wealthy, marshmallows became a mass produced item. Recipe booklets from Jell-O and Knox Gelatin reflected this happening. Marshmallows were included in recipes on just about every page: Banana Fluff, Lime Mallow Sponge, Cocoa Tutti Fruit and Paradise Pudding. (Source: How Products are Made Volume 3). By