WSJ: “With every Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the same bleak conversation”

1. What is mindfulness in the context of arthritis pain as well as other forms of pain? What is its importance to patients with chronic conditions?   Mindfulness is a state of mind which enables one to step back and simply observe, without judgment, how one’s mind, and body are behaving at the moment. As a consequence, one can separate pain-a purely physiological response to a noxious stimulus, from the sufferi...

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Mind over inflammation: gluten sensitivity

I know that this is going to be a pretty unbelievable read, but it is true.The bottom line is this. For the past 10 years, I have had recurring tendonitis, which inhibited my ability to work-out with weights, and eventually forced me to stop playing guitar. One day, for a reason that is unknown to me, I decided to go gluten-free. None of my tests had been positive, but I decided to give it a shot. Lo and behold...

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Case Study Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treated without Medication

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treated without Medication – John   Severe OCD since 4th GradeJohn was a very bright young fellow who was heading off to an Ivy League university in the fall. He was suffering from very severe OCD since 4th grade. He had tried Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, however, it didn’t help. He refused exposure and response prevention therapy. Eventually, his OCD became so severe that he refu...

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