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


In Love, There Are No ‘Shades of Grey’

Mar 2, 2015
In Love, There Are No ‘Shades of Grey’

Despite the fact that nearly every critic on the planet gave it an emphatic thumbs-down (current Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer rating: 26%), “Fifty Shades of Grey” still managed to rake in more money over the Presidents Day weekend than any other movie in history. Go figure.

 
While analyses and commentaries abound as to what drives...

Can Better Health Be Bought?

Feb 23, 2015
Can Better Health Be Bought?

There was a time during the late Middle Ages when anyone with enough cash on hand could appeal to the local church “pardoner” for the remission of their sins, in effect buying their way to heaven. The bigger the pardon (for instance, salvation from eternal damnation), the larger the donation, ensuring, if not a...

Defeating the Demon of Teen Suicide

Feb 16, 2015
Defeating the Demon of Teen Suicide

At a recent meeting in Palo Alto, home to Stanford University and epicenter of Silicon Valley, a standing-room-only crowd gathered to figure out why, after years of effort, there still doesn’t seem to be any let up in the number of high school students choosing to take their own lives.


"I know there's an urge...

A Healthy Reconnection With Our Spiritual Senses

Feb 9, 2015
A Healthy Reconnection With Our Spiritual Senses

A recent article in the Sacramento Bee gives a well-deserved shout-out to a local Eagle Scout who has carved out enough time from his high school studies to build a “sensory garden” designed to help people recoup cognitive and physical functions lost through injury.

 
“Garlic and citrus plants invite patients to take a nibble,...

The Universal Desire For Universal Health

Feb 2, 2015
The Universal Desire For Universal Health

You’d be hard-pressed these days, at least here in the U.S., to come up with a more divisive subject than universal health care, but probably just as hard-pressed to find a more universal desire than good health. Even if we can’t all agree on how it’s achieved, it’s still something we all want.

 
The good...

The Preposterous Proliferation of Preconditions

Jan 26, 2015
The Preposterous Proliferation of Preconditions

According to Ivan Oransky, a medical doctor and former editor of Reuters Health, everyone reading this column is suffering from the universally terminal condition called pre-death. This assumes, of course, that everyone reading this article is actually alive.


Although said with tongue firmly planted in cheek to an audience of health groupies at the...

The Preposterous Proliferation of Preconditions

Jan 26, 2015
The Preposterous Proliferation of Preconditions

According to Ivan Oransky, a medical doctor and former editor of Reuters Health, everyone reading this column is suffering from the universally terminal condition called pre-death. This assumes, of course, that everyone reading this article is actually alive.


Although said with tongue firmly planted in cheek to an audience of health groupies at the...

Confronting the Terror of Failing Health

Jan 19, 2015
Confronting the Terror of Failing Health

In the midst of all the horror, outrage and despair surrounding the brutal attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, one image stands out above them all: A crowd gathered at the Place de la République holding up an illuminated sign declaring, “NOT AFRAID.”

 
Not a demand for justice, as important as...

Is There Such A Thing As Psychedelic-Induced Spirituality?

Jan 11, 2015
Is There Such A Thing As Psychedelic-Induced Spirituality?

Asked if they could envision a day when psychedelic drugs could or should be used to heighten an individual’s tendency toward empathy and compassion, both men sitting on a stage in front of a packed auditorium at Stanford University – one a research scientist, the other an accomplished neurosurgeon – responded with a convincing...

New Year Revelation: Father Time Is A Liar

Jan 5, 2015
New Year Revelation: Father Time Is A Liar

Well-known bioethicist, author and former Obama administration advisor Ezekiel Emanuel rocked the Twittersphere recently, 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.  “I want to...

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