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Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

New Body, New Mind, New Medicine

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Read More: By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD   Since One of US (Deepak) Began Advocating the Mind-Body Connection Thirty Years Ago, A Time of Great Opposition Among Physicians to the Very Notion That Thoughts Have Physical Consequences, The Trend Has Been Entirely Against the Physicalist Position, i.e., That the Human Body Is a Machine That Needs Fixing When It Gets Broken.  One Research After Another Has Validated What Should Have Been Obvious in the First Place: Mind and Body Are Too Intimately Related to Be Seen as Separate Entities.   Several P, And Yet Which Have Had Minimal Impact in a Doctor's Daily Practice.     This Is an Impressive List of Mind-Body Insights, And the Rising Field of Integrative Medicine Takes Advantage of Them, Unlike Mainstream Medicine, Which Remains Wedded to Two Fix-Its: Drugs and Surgery. in the Ancient Indian System of Ayurveda One Can Find a Level of the Mind-Body Connection That Is Profound, And the Same Holds for Other Traditional Medicines Around the World. but for the Average Person, The Actual Pivot Point Where Positive Input Improves Well-Being Hasn't Been Touched.  Ultimately, The Mind-Body Connection Will Not Vie With the Physicalist (Body as Machine) Position Until It Is Proven That Cells, And Especially the Gene, Predictably Responds to Experience.   the Point Here Is That Experience, Although a Very Broad Term, Can Be Divided Into Positive Input for Our Cells or Negative Input. a Cell Innately Knows How to Thrive, Nourish Itself, Repair Damage, Repel Invaders, And Multiply Without Our Conscious Intervention. This Much Was Already Known in Modern Medical Science. What Wasn't Known and Slowly Became Convincing, Is That While the Cell Is Processing Its Own Existence Biologically, It Is Also Processing a Person’S Entire Range of Life Experience, From Birth to Death, From Joy to Sorrow, From Hopes to Fears, Optimism to Pessimism, Victory to Defeat, And on and On. Much of This Occurs via Epigenetics - Chemical Modifications to Our Genes Resulting in Changes in Their Activity (Expression) Programs.   What That Says, If You Extend the Logic, Turns Out to Be Both Simple and Radical. Perhaps Experience Holds the Key to Wellness, Healing, Anti-Aging, And Psychological Fulfillment. the Reason Each of These Things Has Become Impossibly Complex as Far as Medical Science Is Concerned Is That Experience Has Been Left Out of the Equation. in a Sense, We Have Treated the Human Body Like a Car Whose Engine We Understand Incredibly Well, Only We Insist There Is No Driver. Experience, Processed by the Mind and Recorded in Our Cells, Is the Driver in the Case of the Mind-Body System.   With That in Mind, Perhaps the Real Future of Healing, Wellness, Self-Care, And Anti-Aging Lies With Some Kind of "Experience Medicine, " or to Use a Better Term, Qualia Medicine. Qualia, From the Latin Word for Quality, Is What Each Experience Is All About. the Five Senses Deliver the Qualia of Sight, Sound, Touch, Taste, And Smell. Our Emotions Color Experiences With Other Kinds of Qualia, Such as Happy, Sad, Hopeful, Anxious, Depressing, Etc. at the Deepest Level Our Hidden Beliefs, Wounds, And Lifelong Condition Cause US to Interpret Experience a Certain Way, Adding Another Level of Qualia.   the Mind-Body System Is an Almost Infinite Qualia Processor. Through Each Person's Unique Lens, Personal Reality Gets Created Day by Day, Minute by Minute. This, We Believe, Is the Pivot Point Where Experience Gets Metabolized Into Cellular Activity. Qualia Medicine Would Be Based on Quantifying How That Transformation Works. a Skeptic Would Say That the Whole Enterprise Is Apples and Oranges.  Qualia and Quantity Are Opposi, Or So It Seems. We Don't Say "I Need an Optimistic Bag of Flour" or "My Hope Weighs Seven Ounces." but There Actually Is a Junction Point, And It Is Very Real: the Cell. When a Cell Reacts to Your Feelings of Joy or Grief, Qualia Turns Into Quantity--a Feeling Gets Metabolized Into Changes in Gene Expression, Biochemistry, And Proteins in the Brain and Body. in the Same Way, When Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure, A State of Awareness Turns Into a Physical Change.   Skeptics Would Say That We May Have Misrepresented a Key Point. Meditation, They Would Claim, Is a Physical Process to Begin With, Occurring in the Brain, So the Actual Subjective Experience Doesn't Matter. but This Objection Is Misguided; It Is Mounted Simply to Defend Physicalism, Which as Research Abundantly Proves, Is Totally at Odds With the Mind-Body Connection. in the Placebo Effect, When Someone's Headaches Improve Because They Believe That a Dummy Sugar Pill Is Actual Medicine, The Outcome Is Physical but the Input (Believing That You Will Be Cured) Is Completely Mental. the Placebo Effect Is One of the Solidest Scientific Proofs of the Mind-Body Connection. We Will Cover This Topic in Our New Book, Currently Being Written.   We Choose to Celebrate the Victory of the Mind-Body Perspective. But, It Will Take a Fusion of Psychology, Genetics Research, Brain Studies, And Wisdom From the World's Healing Traditions to Actually Break Though to a Practical Kind of Qualia Medicine. the Challenge Is Clear, And So Is the Positive Trend Toward Solving It. on This Basis, The Possibility of Radical Well-Being Exists Here and Now, With Every Hope That It Will Expand Into an Unlimited Future.   Deepak Chopra MD, Founder of the Chopra Foundation and Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Is a World-Renowned Pioneer in Integrative Medicine and Personal Transformation, And Is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism.  He Is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. the World Post and the Huffington Post Global Internet Survey Ranked Chopra #17 Influential Thinker, Including Numerous New York Times Bestsellers. His Latest Books Are , Potamkin Prize, The Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award, And Was on the 2015 TIME100 Most Influential People in the World List. He Also Co-Authored the New York Times Bestseller, “Super Brain” and “Super Genes” With Dr. Deepak Chopra., Facp, GPS for the Soul News
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD Since one of us (Deepak) began advocating the mind-body connection thirty years ago, a time of grea...

Today's The Day To Buy Cheap Flights, So Get Shopping

Travelzoo | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Travelzoo

Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock Wondering when you should buy a flight for that late summer or fall trip? Well, stop everything and start shopping no...

The Comfort Zone

Derek Cole | Posted 06.03.2016 | HuffPost Home
Derek Cole

You zone your electrical system and your plumbing system so why not zone your heating and air conditioning system? Zoning your heating and air condit...

Leonardo Said, "Look Skyward" -- But Not on Vueling

Frank Browning | Posted 05.12.2016 | Travel
Frank Browning

"Once you have tasted flight," the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci proclaimed, "you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward." ...

The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...

Asbestos at School: Is THAT What Your Child Is Breathing?

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Claire L. Barnett

According to their report, many of the reporting states could not answer the simplest question: that despite the old bans on asbestos, how many public schools continue to struggle with asbestos-containing materials?

The Best Cyber Monday Airfare Sales

Travelzoo | Posted 11.30.2015 | Travel
Travelzoo

It's Cyber Monday, and with it has come some of the most aggressive fare sales we will see all year. Our Deal Experts have been tracking the sales for weeks now and got up early to pick the best of the best to show our members.

Have Air Travelers Reached Their Breaking Point Yet?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.23.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

What's your breaking point? When do you say, "That's it -- I'm never flying again!" It's no academic question for America's airlines, which continue to provoke passengers with new fees, surcharges and rules. They want to know when their customers would rather stay home.

Why Aren't Companies More Worried About Female Sneakerheads?

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.27.2015 | Sports

A photo posted by Sophia Chang (@esymai) on Jul 8, 2015 at 5:44pm PDT The world of sneakers has long been dominated by male athletic culture. The pro...

Norman Reedus' New Movie 'Air' Looks Just As Creepy As 'Walking Dead'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment

What's an apocalypse without Norman Reedus? In his new movie "Air," Reedus finds himself in another world facing a crisis, only this time he's droppin...

Puerto Rico's Top Five Foodie Secrets

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Over the last decade, Puerto Rico has become the Culinary Capitol of the Caribbean. The key to Travel on your Tongue, is "go where the tourists ain't," to find the authentic flavors that will make you drool long after you get back home. You won't find these places on your own. Luckily, I'm here to help.

Why April Is an Opportunity to Stop People Dying From Pollution

Hugh Evans | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Hugh Evans

If we are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, surely the management of pollution and improvement of air quality in the most densely populated places on earth are part of this story.

How Can You Help Prevent Suicide? A Mother Shares The Story Of Her Son's Death To Save Lives

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

When I asked Tricia Baker how her son committed suicide she kindly said, "We do not say 'committed suicide.' This stems from the old belief that suicide is a crime."

Clean Air Ruling Strikes One Must-Do Off EPA's List

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

We don't have to wait any longer. The Supreme Court says yes to regulating cross-state air pollution.

A Tale of Two Air Quality Programs: China vs. the U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

So while the Chinese get to see the benefits of their air quality program almost immediately, we've got to live with some uncertainty. That's the price we pay for the decades of work we've put into cleaning up our air. Well worth the bargain.

Water-energy-air Nexus

Garry Brown | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Garry Brown

Orange County Coastkeeper's focus is water. We educate, advocate, and research in areas surrounding water quality, water supply, and water conservatio...

My Favorite Picture Of You: A Conversation with Guy Clark, Plus Chatting with Butterscotch Records' Allen Farmelo and Lots Of Love's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I'm from Texas and will always be from Texas, and if I ever break even, I'm moving back. It's a wonderful place to be from. There's a lot of history there and a lot of stuff that you know about and nobody else knows about."

An Update on Coal Ash: In Words and on Film

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The story of coal ash keeps going nowhere. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about coal ash.

The Simple Way to Crispy Chicken Skin

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 09.23.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Crispy skin is the holy grail of chicken roasting.

How the Air You Breathe Can Harm You, From Autism to Fatigue to Brain Fog (And 5 Ways to Detox Your Pollutants)

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

While I know that we can't all afford to move to the pristine wilderness (and that it would quickly stop being pristine!) there are still steps we can all take to make ourselves, our future children, and our environments cleaner.

The Four Elements of the New Year's Resolution

Janie Emaus | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

How many times have you made a New Year's Resolution, only to find yourself apologizing to yourself, days or maybe even only hours later, when you find that you just cannot keep your promise?

Particle That Allows Humans To Live Without Breathing Designed By Scientists

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.10.2012 | Science

In a medical emergency, getting a patient oxygen can be a matter of life and death. But thanks to an invention by a team of scientists at Boston's...

Dog Ears Music: What to Play While the Analyst Is Away

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Raconteurs, Elvis Costello, Pink Martini, Crystal Castles, Wilco, Joni Mitchell and more.

Vodka-Like Drink Called 'Air' To Be Sold In The Beer Aisle

Posted 07.18.2012 | Home

A new alcoholic drink, Air, Alcohol Inspired Refresher, is being touted as vodka-like. It's nearly completely tasteless, odorless and colorless. But i...