Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson Eric Nelson has been published and featured in numerous newspapers, online publications, and radio talk programs. He speaks from years of experience in the mind-body field, especially as it relates to health. In addition, he is the media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Northern California and is a self-employed Christian Science practitioner. He’s also a huge baseball fan and loves riding his bike in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains.

Web Site: http://www.norcalcs.org


Health Tip: Do Not Be Too Quick to Respond to Headlines

Jan 26, 2016
Health Tip: Do Not Be Too Quick to Respond to Headlines

By Eric Nelson


The comments I’ve gotten on Facebook about my most recent column, “Is ‘The Force’ a metaphor for God,” are telling.
 
Some have answered the question with a simple “yes” or “no.” Others have wondered why the question is being asked in the first place. One commenter even accused me of taking...

Is "The Force" a Metaphor for God?

Jan 17, 2016
Is "The Force" a Metaphor for God?

By Eric Nelson


 
Just when you think desert scavenger and part-time spaceship pilot Rey is about to lose her battle with meany Kylo Ren toward the end of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” something surprising happens. Despite all...

The Last Time I Had The Flu Was 17 Years Ago

Jan 11, 2016
The Last Time I Had The Flu Was 17 Years Ago

By Eric Nelson


As far as I can recall, the last time I had the flu was roughly 17 years ago.
 
It was early evening, during an executive board meeting at my church, when all of a sudden it seemed like the “off” switch had been flipped on my entire body. Fortunately I lived just a...

New Year Revelation: Father Time is a Liar

Dec 27, 2015
New Year Revelation: Father Time is a Liar

By Eric Nelson


Well-known bioethicist, author and former Obama administration advisor Ezekiel Emanuel rocked the Twittersphere last year, saying he’d rather not stick around until he reaches what most consider to be a ripe old age. “Seventy-five years is all I want to live,” he wrote in a widely discussed essay in The Atlantic....

What Christmas Means For Our Health

Dec 19, 2015
What Christmas Means For Our Health

By Eric Nelson


There’s a poignant scene in the animated TV classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Charlie Brown, frustrated with the over-commercialization of the holiday, exclaims, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” To this, his trusty sidekick Linus responds by reciting the story of Jesus’ birth as described in...

Can God ‘Fix’ What Happened In San Bernardino?

Dec 14, 2015
Can God ‘Fix’ What Happened In San Bernardino?

By Eric Nelson


If nothing else, the cover of Thursday’s New York Daily News is provocative.
 
“God Isn’t Fixing This,” reads the headline, in reference to the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. and the reluctance of politicians to respond with anything but prayer for the victims. "As latest batch of innocent Americans are...

There Is A Cure

Dec 7, 2015
There Is A Cure

By Eric Nelson


To say there is no cure for a particular disease is not to say that no one has ever been cured of that disease. And yet, this is likely the impression many people have when they hear or read these discouraging words, regardless of the illness being described.
 
“Today, affects more than...

Something To Be Thankful For, Something To Be Thankful To

Nov 22, 2015
Something To Be Thankful For, Something To Be Thankful To

By Eric Nelson


It was a moment that literally stopped me in my tracks.
 
As I was walking through San Diego’s Balboa Park – the Spreckels organ pavilion to my back, the Museum of Art to my front – I found myself suddenly, inexplicably, overcome with the most amazing rush of gratitude. It lasted no more...

The Biggest Medical Myth Of Them All

Nov 9, 2015
The Biggest Medical Myth Of Them All

By Eric Nelson


Medical myths abound.
 
For instance, contrary to popular belief, eating late at night does not make you fat; you don’t need to drink eight glasses of water a day; cold weather does not make you sick; and sugary foods do not cause hyperactivity in kids.
 
The problem is, a lot of us have...

What Do I Believe?

Nov 2, 2015
What Do I Believe?

By Eric Nelson


What we believe, particularly as it relates to religion, is not the easiest thing to share with others. One trick I’ve learned, however, is that rather than trying to explain what my religion teaches, it’s much easier to stick with what I’ve discovered and what I continue to discover as I put...

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