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Eben Alexander Brings Heaven Down to Earth

Eben Alexander Brings Heaven Down to Earth

By Eric NelsonA small crowd huddled closely around Dr. Eben Alexander before his lecture last week at Sofia University in Palo Alto, hanging on his every word. This is not surprising given that this is a man whose extraordinary near-death experience ju...

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When Doctors Doing Nothing Are Doing Something For Our Health

When Doctors Doing Nothing Are Doing Something For Our Health

By Eric NelsonIn a recent New York Times column, Columbia University professor and infectious disease specialist, Dr. Abigail Zuger, shares a compelling story about a little known approach to treating sickness. Even though her technique may seem a bit ...

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The Diminishing Dazzle of Drugs

The Diminishing Dazzle of Drugs

By Eric NelsonAccording to a study published in the June edition of Health Affairs, the latest and presumably greatest drugs being developed these days aren’t nearly as great as their predecessors. Although those who conducted the study remain uncert...

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The most significant health study ever

The most significant health study ever

By Eric NelsonIt might be considered insensitive for a physician to suggest that whatever physical ailment you’re suffering from is all in your head. However, considering the boatload of evidence that’s been accumulating lately showing the relation...

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Health: Genetics, Epigenetics, and the Mind-Body Connection

Health: Genetics, Epigenetics, and the Mind-Body Connection

By Eric NelsonIf you think you’re destined to play the genetic hand that life has dealt you, think again. Literally. Whether you were aware of it or not, your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions play a major role in how your genes express themselves whic...

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Humility Hastens New Era of Medicine

Humility Hastens New Era of Medicine

By Eric NelsonMy question to the accomplished psychologist and research scientist following her presentation to a large crowd at Stanford University – a presentation highlighting the link between our mental and physical health – seemed simple enoug...

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Is There a Cure for Allergies?

Is There a Cure for Allergies?

By Eric NelsonCheck out the latest Google Trends and you’ll see that searches for all things “allergy” are peaking this month – just like they have every year about this time since at least 2004. However, despite all this searching, it would ap...

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‘Mind Over Medicine’ author, Lissa Rankin, makes case for self-healing

‘Mind Over Medicine’ author, Lissa Rankin, makes case for self-healing

By Eric NelsonFor Lissa Rankin, the driving force behind her just-released book, Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, was a deep desire to present the subject of mind-body healing in a way that would be both accepted and und...

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President’s BRAIN Initiative Inspires Debate – and Direction

President’s BRAIN Initiative Inspires Debate – and Direction

By Eric NelsonIt sounds like something out of a George Orwell novel.The BRAIN Initiative (short for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) is President Obama’s recently announced plan to create a map of what he calls “the ma...

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Doctor Says Wave of Mind-Body Medicine is Gaining Momentum

Doctor Says Wave of Mind-Body Medicine is Gaining Momentum

By Eric NelsonBefore he became a published and well-respected OB/GYN, Dr. Shawn Tasson studied math. His research into the compression of S-shaped curves taught him that, for instance, the nearer ocean waves approach land, the closer they bec...

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