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Meditation and the Relaxation Response

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In our current healthcare system, a person’s overall health is balanced by pharmaceuticals, surgery, and self-care, according to Herbert Benson, MD, author of “The Relaxation Response.” As a result of this healthcare model, between 60-90% of healthcare visits are for conditions likely caused by chronic stress. It is his professional belief, that through meditation and eliciting the relaxation response, the harmful effects of chronic stress can be reduced or even eliminated. Continue reading “Meditation and the Relaxation Response” »

Creating Healing Spaces for Service Members and Veterans with Dr. Joseph Bobrow

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In this episode of On Human Flourishing, Joseph Bobrow, Roshi, Ph.D. talks to host, Wayne B. Jonas, MD to discuss creating healing spaces for service members and veterans. Continue reading “Creating Healing Spaces for Service Members and Veterans with Dr. Joseph Bobrow” »

Planting Seeds for National Wellbeing with Senator Tom Harkin

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Having a healthy community relies on so much more than the healthcare industry according to former Senator Tom Harkin. The ideal system is one in which entities that control commerce, education, transportation and defense all work together to promote wellness and prevent illness. Continue reading “Planting Seeds for National Wellbeing with Senator Tom Harkin” »

Shattering the Myth of Immutable Genes with Dr. Pamela Peeke

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For a long time, scientists considered genetics to be the predisposition of a person’s health. In other words, whatever genes a person was born with, determined if that person would develop a hereditary disease, addiction or obesity. New scientific studies have shown that genes are not determinant of a person’s wellbeing. The lifestyle choices a person makes including exercise and eating habits can deactivate the genes that originally would have lead to disease. Continue reading “Shattering the Myth of Immutable Genes with Dr. Pamela Peeke” »

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