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Turmeric – from the kitchen to the clinic

Turmeric contains potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds which may account for its many medicinal benefits

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Mind & body

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Spirituality, meditation guard against major depression

Cultivating a spiritual life can significantly protect against depression, even in those with a family history of the disease

17 January, 2014
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Where do you feel it? Mapping emotions in the body

New research shows how different emotions are – literally – experienced throughout the body

6 January, 2014
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Tick-tock…how your body clock influences your weight

Studies reveal new links between our internal ‘clock’ and the way the body uses nutrients and calories throughout the day

31 December, 2013
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Curb hypertension with mindfulness-based stress reduction

Meditation and yoga can “prevent or delay” the need for antihypertensive medications in cases of borderline high blood pressure

9 December, 2013
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Meditation’s stress-busting effect could slow Alzheimer’s progression

Brain changes associated with meditation could help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

29 November, 2013
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Drinking water improves focus, reaction time

The effects of dehydration can be experienced as headaches, mood changes and inability to concentrate say researchers

18 November, 2013
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Physician heal thyself – with meditation

The rate of burnout among doctors is sobering – so why don’t more medical schools offer training in meditation as well as medication, asks a new study

4 November, 2013
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Take a walk in the woods to boost immunity, shake off stress

It’s not just a psychological effect, plants release important chemicals that, when we breathe them in, trigger key immune activity

31 October, 2013
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Emotional pain as real to the brain as pain from injury

New evidence shows that the brain’s chemical response to hurtful words and social rejection is the same as when the body is physically injured

17 October, 2013
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Meditating before a lecture improves students’ performance

A little Zen before a lecture can help university students retain more of the lesson, and lead to better grades

19 September, 2013
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