by David Servan-Schreiber
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Has your physician ever asked you to write about the worst day of your life? Probably not. Yet the Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a clinical study showing that writing can have a big impact on physical symptoms...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt:"Prescribing story writing for medical purposes is a time-honored way of treating post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive conditions." Here is some up-to-date research info on the health benefits of writing.
"Just one 320-acre farm going organic equals 117 cars taken off of the road or 1,462,500 miles not driven!" That's the conclusion of Chris Hill and Greg Bowman, contributors to the Rodale Institute's NewFarm.org website which has been heavily involved in researching the impacts of conventional and organic farming...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz:Choosing organic has a deeper effect on our life than just healthy living. It has a gentler impact on our use of the planet's resources and leaves a smaller footprint behind. Choosing organic has a deeper effect on our life than just healthy living. It has a gentler impact on our use of the planet's resources and leaves a smaller footprint behind.
At times, I pile the bags of food in my car after spending a boatload of money and feel lost. With all my research and knowledge of the world of organics, I should radiate confidence. Instead, I doubt my choices and wonder if I even make a difference in what I feed my family...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Buying food can be a confusing experience. Finding peace with our daily food choices was a mission I dove into to keep food on the table and peace in my mind.
A new report, Culture Wars: How the Food Giants Turned Yogurt, a Health Food, into Junk Food,issued by The Cornucopia Institute, accuses Dannon, Yoplait, Chobani and other major marketers of misleading parents, who are looking for healthier foods for their families, into purchasing yogurts loaded with sugar and containing a myriad of questionably safe artificial sweeteners, colors and emulsifiers...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: So many of our once healthy products fall victim to over production and corporate design. Yogurt, a potentially healthy food, is being examined as a product that no longer is a healthy alternative.
If we can learn to communicate with our bodyminds, we can tap into our body’s own language to better understand and facilitate healing. Pert has come to believe that emotions are the key to coordinating all the parts of us into a harmonious and healthy whole.
Science tells us that Earth created very particular and important sensitivities, perceptions, and skills in women. The wisdom of a woman living a healthy, safe, and fulfilling life is a cosmological event. When women are allowed to be fully human, population falls, families stabilize, and local economies thrive. When she is not allowed to be fully human it is not only a humanitarian crisis but a cosmological crisis. A unique aspect of the world is squelched...
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