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Heart Rate Variability Test: New Way of Evaluating Physical Fitness and Predicting Sudden Death Syndrome

By Larisa Tereshchenko, MD, PhD and Simon Yu, MD
Every so often we witness some of the most physically fit people die from a sudden, unexpected heart attack. What happened to those people who seem so physically fit and can run 20 miles or lift 300 lbs of weight? Why do they suddenly drop dead without Read more

Mind of the Meditator

Contemplative practices that extend back thousands of years show a multitude of benefits for both body and mind
Matthieu Ricard, Antoine Lutz and Richard J. Davidson

When the Society for Neuroscience asked Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (the leader of Tibetan Buddhism), to address its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in 2005, a few hundred members Read more

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D. – Stress Mediators

Protective and Damaging Effects of Stress Mediators – Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Over 60 years ago, Selye recognized the paradox that the physiologic systems activated by stress can not only protect and restore but also damage the body. What links these seemingly contradictory roles? How does stress influence the pathogenesis of disease, and what accounts for Read more

An Exceptional Healing Experience

WOMEN’S WELLNESS TODAY, SEPTEMBER 2007
Robert Platner, M.D. is the most amazing, innovative, credentialed doctor I have ever met. He is a licensed naturopathic physician, as well as a medical doctor with a specialty in hematology. He also has two PhDs in the field of science. On top of that, Rob has fascinating and diverse personal Read more

Stress, Hormones, and Weight Gain

Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MDMedical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Most people admit that when they’re under stress, healthy eating habits can be difficult to maintain. Whether eating to fill an emotional need or grabbing fast food simply because there’s no time to prepare something healthy, a stressed-out lifestyle is rarely a healthy one. But Read more

Writing about emotions may ease stress and trauma

Stress, trauma, and unexpected life developments — such as a cancer diagnosis, a car accident, or a layoff — can throw people off stride emotionally and mentally. Writing about thoughts and feelings that arise from a traumatic or stressful life experience — called expressive writing — may help some people cope with the emotional fallout Read more

The Therapeutic Use of Sound in Alternative and Conventional Medicine

by Eileen McKusick, MA, Guest Writer
Sound is a medium that is increasingly being used in both alternative and conventional medicine – through the use of both audible and inaudible frequencies. This article looks at studies, technologies, and methods of sound application.
What is Sound?
There are essentially two definitions of sound – one describing vibrations in the Read more

Keeping Your Autonomic Nervous System Healthy

By Dr. Lawrence Wilson, MD
The human nervous system has two major divisions, the voluntary and the autonomic systems. The voluntary system is concerned mainly with movement and sensation. It consists of motor and sensory nerves, among many others.

The autonomic system mainly controls functions over which we have less conscious control. These include the digestion of Read more

Anecdotal Autonomic Monitoring Results Pre and Post Life Vessel Application

By J. Colombo, PhD.INTRODUCTION
Life Vessel is an alternative approach to health care.  Life Vessel employs a patented technique to non-invasively interact with a patient’s autonomic nervous system (ANS).  The technique is based on light and sound frequencies that have been found to adjust the ANS to restore a proper balance and improve patients’ health.  Life Read more

Study – Body Core Temperature and the Life Vessel

Dr. Valerie Donaldson M.D. & Tosha VannIntroduction
As scientists we attempt to acquire knowledge about the world around us through investigation using a well specified scientific method. When choosing what is to be investigated there are many considerations to be made; these choices are often based on personal, educational, or professional reasons. In 2000 my mother Read more