Studies, News, and Trends

Here, find articles that relate to scientific studies, medical findings, and health research.

Posted on July 15th, 2015 by in Studies, News, and Trends

The Miracle of Learning: Neuroplasticity and Free Will

by Lisa Wimberger When I think of neuroplasticity and the brain, I can’t help but feel giddy. We are so fortunate to live in the age of the brain, when science has put these amazing neural machines of ours at the forefront of research and discovery. We know so little about how the brain works, […]

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Posted on May 18th, 2015 by in Outside Our Walls, Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

Why Yoga Research Matters: Enhancing Impact for Adolescents and Society

by Sat Bir S. Khalsa Yoga is everywhere. The latest Yoga Journal survey shows that 20.4 million Americans practice yoga, and another 104 million are interested in the practice. Five national airports provide a dedicated yoga room. The use of yoga, meditation, and deep breathing as complementary therapies, as an adjunct to allopathic medicine, is […]

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Posted on February 25th, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition, Studies, News, and Trends

Four Keys to Influencing Your Genes

In the conventional model of medicine, health is defined as the absence of disease. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but most of us want more. “There’s a huge distance between that definition and a state of well-being, resilience, and vibrancy,” says Lisa B. Nelson, Medical Director for Kripalu Healthy Living programs. The more we […]

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Yoga as a Tool for Self-Regulation

Over the last decade, there has been a growing amount of research on the benefits of yoga. Studies on yoga’s impact on cancer, pregnancy, depression, and anxiety—to name just a few—have allowed yoga to move from the periphery of health care toward increased respect from scientists, mental-health clinicians, and medical practitioners. Yet, to date, the […]

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The Care and Feeding of Your Brain

A Q&A with Kathie Madonna Swift Kathie Madonna Swift, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist working in the field of integrative and holistic nutrition. A Healthy Living faculty member at Kripalu and a pioneer in the Food As Medicine culinary nutrition movement, she is author of The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, […]

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Posted on November 5th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Studies, News, and Trends

Ayurvedic Cold and Flu Remedies

by Shannon Sexton If you find yourself sniffling, sneezing, or coughing—or if you’re down for the count with the flu—try these all-natural remedies from Ayurveda. Some of them are also backed by modern science. Flush out toxins. You know the old adage: Drink plenty of fluids when you’re sick (to prevent dehydration and mobilize congestion, […]

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Nutritional Health: What We Eat and How We Eat

Every year, I go for an annual physical. Having lived in a number of cities and states over the course of my adult life, I’ve had a number of primary care physicians. Only one has ever asked me about my diet. In all my years of filling out medical history forms at doctors’ offices, I […]

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Posted on October 18th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Studies, News, and Trends

Seven Mindful Practices to Transform Stress

There’s no way to escape it: If you’re alive, you experience stress. It might come in the form of a fast-paced job with tight deadlines, difficulty paying bills, family strife, even negative self-talk. Most of us don’t give a lot of thought to whether repeated daily stressors could be having a negative impact on our […]

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