Meditation can help you reduce stress and find inner peace
by Ron Peters MD
“He who dies before he dies does not die when he dies.” Jon Kabat-Zinn,
Coming to Our Senses
“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” Herman Hesse
Nothing distinguishes mankind more than the ability to think. The wondrous span of human creativity depends on thought, as do most of the details of our daily life. Indeed, the ability to think is the most powerful tool that we have. But this singular powerful force is a double edged sword as it also has spawned untold suffering, pain and disease both socially, and individually.
Uncontrolled thinking fires our fears, worries, anxieties, and myriad forms of dis-ease in our relationships, work, finances, and, in our bodies. For many, thinking has become a disease that is unrecognized because it is so common, as it engenders a seemingly relentless flow of despairing personal pain, depression, neurosis and sleepless nights. It is no wonder that throughout human history we have tried to control our thoughts.
While singing, chanting, drumming, and dancing are some of the mind-quieting methods used by many cultures, meditation in one form or another stands alone as the best way to calm and focus the mind. Read more here.
Study finds that exposure to sunlight early in the morning is linked to lower body mass index (BMI)
No 13, April 7, 2014
A study published on April 2 in Plos One magazine found that early risers who go outdoors have a lower body mass index. The title of the Plos One article: "Timing and Intensity of Light Correlate with Body Weight in Adults." The researchers for the study were Kathryn Reid, Giovanni Santostasi, Kelly Baron, John Wilson, Joseph Kang and Phyllis Zee. The goal of the study was to evaluate the connection between light, sleep and body weight. Read more here
No 12, March 31, 2014
Dr. Marlin Gills of Decatur GA writes a letter on "Obamacare" that was read before the House of Representatives alleging that "Obamacare" requires a new computer coding system that will eat up a doctors precious time with patients requiring 70000 new medical codes to replace the 13000 codes of the existing system. The new regulations will add about $100,000 annually in costs to a small medical practice which will drive a number of doctors out of business or into early retirement. Read more here
Dr. Ronald Peters MD article on Mind Body Medicine makes its debut this week. Read more here
Buyer's Guide for Food based supplements - Part 2
No 11, March 24, 2014
This week, the latest issue of the Journal of Immunity Vol 12, No 1 2014, has been published in print and online. It is a Buyer's Guide for Food Based Dietary Supplements. Topics include the role of sugar and carb cravings in metabolic syndrome (diabetes, prediabetes, elevated blood sugar, obesity, heart diseasae, hypertension, fatigue and insomnia). Specific supplements are listed to lower insulin resistance and reduce sugar cravings to help control the appetite and help with weight control. The role of water, walking, and fasting in restoring health is discussed. The Atkins's diet - high protein, low carb - what is right and wrong with this approach? How to select a healthy bread at the supermarket or health food store.
A 15 point Self- reflection and diagnosis list is provided. The debate over the use of milk and cheese in the diet is discussed. The newsletter lists the milk and cheese products that are the most healthful and the least allergeneic, and the ones that are the most problematic (inflammatory) and why. Why chymosin, the active enzyme in rennet, is not listed on any cheese label. Read the entire newsletter here.
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