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Amerikalı bilim insanlarının İspanyol meslektaşlarıyla birlikte yaptığı araştırma, olumsuz ve istenmeyen düşünceleri yazıp çöpe atanların, ruhsal olarak rahatladığını gösterdi.
Araştırmayı yapanlardan Richard Petty, bu yaklaşımın “aptalca” gelebileceğini ancak fiziksel olarak düşünceleri “atmanın” işe yaradığını gördüklerini belirtti.

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Ohio Devlet Üniversitesi‘nden Petty, kişilerin düşüncelerini somut nesneler olarak değerlendirebileceğini belirterek, “Düşüncelerimizden onları görür gibi bahsediyoruz.

Sağlıklı Besinler

BAL, Bağışıklık sistemi güçlendirici besinler arasında yer alır. Balın temel bileşimi karbonhidrattır ve % 70-80’i glukoz ve fruktozdan ibarettir. Kalorisi de bilinenin aksine çok yüksek değildir. Örneğin her gün sabah kahvaltıda 1 tatlı kaşığı bal yemek sadece 20 kaloridir. Balın her gün 1 tatlı kaşığı kadar tüketilmesi hem tatlı ihtiyacını giderecek, hem de kış mevsiminin olumsuz etkilerinden vücudumuzu koruyacaktır.

ZENCEFİL, kan şekerini dengede tutmaktadır. Bu nedenle diyabet hastaları için önemi büyüktür. Bulantılara karşı etkisi güçlüdür bu yüzden

Traditional Chinese medicine profoundly influenced by spirituality

Are the longevity and vitality of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) due to its holistic approach? Indeed, Chinese medicine is not simply about treating illness, but rather about taking care of the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. A recent analysis of the origins and development of TCM showed that the underlying premise of ancient Chinese medicine is that the mind and body of a person are inseparable, and that cultivation of one’s spirit is essential to good health.

“Good health and longevity are what we pursue. More and more people are concerned about ways to prevent disease and strengthen their bodies, which is the emphasis of traditional Chinese medicine. It pays attention to physical pains, and at the same time is also concerned with spiritual suffering. Therefore, TCM can teach people to be indifferent towards having or not having, to exist with few desires and feel at ease, to keep the body healthy and the mind quiet, and to achieve harmony between the body and the mind and then to achieve harmony with the world and nature,” says Lin Shi from Beijing Normal University and Chenguang Zhang from Southwest Minzu University in China, who undertook the analysis.The study is published online in Springer’s journal Pastoral Psychology, in a special issue² dedicated to the psychology of religion in China.

Exploring yoga styles: What is Bikram yoga?

Hot yoga, however, can encompass any type of yoga (usually it’s a Vinyasa flow style) and what it has in common with Bikram is simply that it’s practiced in a room that’s heated to 95-100 degrees Fahrenheight. People who practice hot yoga styles tend to swear by it, because it’s a very cleansing experience and whatever water weight you might be carrying is nixed. Other people (like myself) find the hot conditions too uncomfortable and that the heat actually interferes with their focus or enjoyment of practicing yoga. You really have to try it out to see if it’s right for you.

Recommended daily allowance of vitamin C is half of what it should be, experts say

An increase in vitamin C’s RDA could help reduce heart disease, stroke, and cancer, according to Oregon State University researchers, saying in a recent report there’s compelling evidence that the RDA of vitamin C should be raised to 200 milligrams per day for adults, up from its current levels in the United States of 75 milligrams for women and 90 for men.

Experts at OSU argue in the report published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition that medical researchers erroneously evaluate vitamin C’s potential health benefits in the same way they do pharmaceutical drugs and reach faulty conclusions as a result.

“We believe solid research shows the RDA should be increased,” said Balz Frei, professor and director of the Linus Pauling Institute at OSU. “And the benefit-to-risk ratio is very high. A 200 milligram intake of vitamin C on a daily basis poses absolutely no risk, but there is strong evidence it would provide multiple, substantial health benefits.

Naturally boosting the power of pain relief, without drugs

Two natural forms of pain relief – the placebo effect and redirecting one’s attention, usually by a high-level cognitive function – were previously thought to rely on the same brain mechanism since both activities originate in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. But a recent study counters that belief and actually shows that adding the two together greatly increases the pain-relieving effect from both applications.

In the study, researchers from Columbia University and the University of Colorado Boulder reduced pain in two ways – either by giving participants a placebo, or a difficult memory task. But when they put the two together, “the level of pain reduction that people experienced added up. There was no interference between them,” says Buhle.

The Mediterranean diet enhances quality of life

You can now add physical health and mental well-being to the long list of health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet.

Now well known for inhibiting the development of chronic diseases and lowering mortality rates, a recent study of the Mediterranean diet by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Navarra reveals that those who stick more to the Mediterranean diet score higher on the quality of life questionnaire in terms of physical and mental well-being compared with those who don’t primarily consume the staples of the Mediterranean diet, which is characterized by the consumption of fruit, vegetables, legumes, fish, olive oil, and nuts. This link is even stronger in terms of physical quality of life.

Patricia Henríquez Sánchez, one of the researchers on the team, stated that “the Mediterranean diet is an important factor associated with better quality of life and can be considered as a healthy food model.”

The Mediterranean Food Pyramid has three levels: foods eaten daily, weekly, and occasionally.

Grapes may boost heart health

A natural component of grapes called polyphenols has been linked with reduced blood pressure, improved blood flow, and reduced inflammation, especially for those individuals who have metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together – increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist or low HDL (the good cholesterol) and increased blood triglycerides – significantly increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a major public health concern, and is on the rise in the U.S.

The study, led by principal investigator Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez and Jacqueline Barona, a PhD student in Dr. Fernandez’ lab at the Department of Nutritional Sciences of the University of Connecticut, was conducted on male participants ages 30-70 with metabolic syndrome, and is thought to be the first of its kind to analyze the nutritional benefits of grapes on those who suffer from the condition.

New Spray Containing Neonatal Cells Helps Skin Heal Faster

Another group of scientists are trying to bottle the miracle of regenerative medicine. A new skin cell spray was shown to improve the conventional treatment for leg ulcers. When applied prior to wrapping the leg with compression bandages, the spray both improved the extent of healing and did it in less time than healing with bandages alone. The impressive results could also mean the end of skin grafting, an alternative to compression bandages that is painful and the benefits of which are often inconsistent.

The skin spray is just the latest advance for easily applied regenerative treatments. In 2010 a “miracle powder” was used to induce the regrowth of an amputated fingertip. A year later that same powder was used totreat a Marine who’d had 70 percent of his thigh muscle blown off by a mortar explosion. Just six weeks after applying the powder the Marine was walking up and downs stairs. And researchers at Wake Forest’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine have created a unique printer that, instead of ink, prints skin right onto the wounded area.

Apple Cider Vinegar Uses

applecidervinegaruses 220x137 Apple Cider Vinegar UsesApple cider vinegar is one of the most popularly used household remedies, effectively helping a wide range of conditions. Apple cider vinegar uses are vast – it is a great antiseptic and disinfectant, and it can be used both on the body as well as on items around the house. It is truly a wonderful product that every home should have, and best of all it is 100% natural (and oftentimes organic).

Apple Cider Vinegar Uses

Because apple cider vinegar is a more natural approach and is known to be safer and more effective than many mainstream medical treatments, many people seek its uses when it comes to common conditions like acne, colds, foot odor, and much more. In fact, apple cider vinegar is the one of the most well-known home remedies for acne on the planet. People prefer using this over over-the-counter food substance since it is not only cheap, but it is known to actually work. It also does not pose any side effects since it is made only from health-promoting ingredients.