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Interview: Integrative Medicine Expert Champions Patient-Driven Health

Interview: Integrative Medicine Expert Champions Patient-Driven Health

By Eric Nelson


“I was never interested in medicine,” said Dr. Margaret Chesney during a recent interview – an unusual if candid admission from the director of U.C. San Francisco’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. “I was fascinated by biology, but I found myself focusing instead on how our behavior influences our biology,...

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Consciousness and Health
Improving Health by Building Trust

Improving Health by Building Trust

By Eric Nelson


According to the latest General Social Survey, Americans trust each other a whole lot less than they did when the poll was first taken 40 years ago – only about one-third of the population. Experts say this is having an adverse effect on everything from the way our government runs to...

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Natomas Church Group Goes Far in Doritos Super Bowl Contest

Dec 12, 2013
Natomas Church Group Goes Far in Doritos Super Bowl Contest

NATOMAS-

A battle royale of clipping and chewing in the name of a Doritos Super Bowl commercial contest.

The participants a group trying to raise money for the Real Life Church youth group. At stake – $1 million.

Marvel Comics …


Consciousness and Health
Compassion, Not Fitness, Key To Survival

Compassion, Not Fitness, Key To Survival

By Eric Nelson


Humphrey Bogart never said, “Play it again, Sam.” Darth Vader never said, “Luke, I am your father.” And Charles Darwin is not the one who coined the phrase, “Survival of the fittest.” What he said is actually a lot more compelling and has a lot more to do with the survival of...

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Consciousness and Health
Giving Thanks Lifts Mind and Body Over Himalayan Pass

Giving Thanks Lifts Mind and Body Over Himalayan Pass

By Eric Nelson 


As far as I know, my wife and I had already purchased our tickets to Nepal before grasping entirely what we’d committed to: an 18-day trek through the Himalayas including an ascent up Thorung La – at 5416 meters (17,769 feet), one of the world’s highest mountain passes.
 
Sure, we had experience hiking...

Consciousness and Health
Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-Based Medicine

By Eric Nelson


As the story goes, John the Baptist once sent two of his disciples to Jesus to ask if he was the promised Messiah. Rather than giving a simple yes or no answer, he said, “Go back to John and tell him what you have heard and seen – the blind see, the...

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Consciousness and Health
Leading Researcher Considers Future of Meditation Research

Leading Researcher Considers Future of Meditation Research

By Eric Nelson


“How do we advance an entire field to be more inclusive of the broader range of human experiences?” asked Cassandra Vieten, a clinical psychologist and accomplished researcher during her recent plenary talk at the Science & Nonduality conference in San Jose, Ca. A provocative question, to be sure, and one that...

Consciousness and Health
Defeating The Dream of Mental Disease

Defeating The Dream of Mental Disease

By Eric Nelson


For renowned Stanford psychiatrist David Burns, the process of lifting a patient’s thought above the fog of mental disease does not start with the patient but with the doctor himself. 

In his profile of Burns published in a recent issue of Stanford’s alumni magazine, journalist Robert Strauss shares this anecdote to...

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Consciousness and Health
Compassion Key in Health and Healing

Compassion Key in Health and Healing

By Eric NelsonThe group gathered in the District Attorney’s conference room included representatives from 27 county agencies including Elder Protective Services, the Sheriff’s department, Health and Human Services and the County Coroner, as well as...

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Consciousness and Health
Interview: Is healing through prayer really such a mystery?

Interview: Is healing through prayer really such a mystery?

By Eric NelsonAfter more than three decades of research into the potential of human consciousness, Dean Radin is convinced that what most of us think of  as “supernormal” phenomena are destined to be seen as completely normal – an idea that...

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