Health and Wellbeing

5 steps to worrying less

We’ve all heard the saying that in life there are ups and down and there is the classic eastern saying that life is filled with 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. With this there’s the wisdom that all things come and go, but the brain has a funny way of amplifying the sorrows and minimising the…

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The mind-body connection

Dr Candice Pert made monumental discoveries around the mind-body connection, which were scientifically supported by her success in measuring the opiate receptor. This showed the importance of our emotions and how they impact on our health. In her book Molecules of Emotion (Simon & Schuster 1999) she stated, “Technological innovations have allowed us to examine…

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Meditators lose less grey matter

People who have meditated for years seem to lose less grey matter – the brain tissue that contains neurons – than those who don’t, say researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). They found much more significant differences in the quantity of grey matter than they expected.

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A sense of purpose is good for your heart

It reduces the chances of heart attack or stroke and also reduces the chances of needing coronary bypass surgery. People with a ‘high sense of purpose’ are 23 per cent less likely to die prematurely from any disease and a 19 per cent lower risk for heart attack or stroke, say researchers from Mount Sinai…

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