Current Health Issues

Blue light has a dark side

2016-11-18T17:51:43+02:00

Exposure to blue light at night, emitted by electronics and energy-efficient lightbulbs, harmful to your health. Phone in the dark Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness. Now, in much of the world, evenings are illuminated, and we [...]

Blue light has a dark side2016-11-18T17:51:43+02:00

Harvard Psychologists Reveal: Parents Who Raise ‘Good’ Kids Do These 5 Things…

2016-10-15T20:36:15+02:00

Point 3, 4 and 5 of this article connect directly to sufi teachings. Sufi masters regularly teach the importance of taking the means yourself, but leaving the outcome to God. Gratitude, as many who are familiar with sufism know, is one of the most integral parts of spiritual growth. Finally, the bigger picture is always [...]

Harvard Psychologists Reveal: Parents Who Raise ‘Good’ Kids Do These 5 Things…2016-10-15T20:36:15+02:00

Stop Feeding Kids These 5 Ingredients

2016-09-24T10:46:19+02:00

Parents make hundreds of major and minor decisions every day for their children. What we choose to feed our kids falls into the 'major' decision category, but this often ends up being left up to ease and convenience. These convenience foods are loaded with a cocktail of chemicals. In small doses they may seem harmless, but they're cumulative [...]

Stop Feeding Kids These 5 Ingredients2016-09-24T10:46:19+02:00

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

2016-09-18T18:31:08+02:00

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using the devices with younger and younger grades — and his technology teacher had raved about their educational [...]

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies2016-09-18T18:31:08+02:00

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

2016-09-06T18:25:51+02:00

“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.”   This statement, by homework research guru Harris Cooper, of Duke University, is startling to hear, no matter which side of the homework debate you’re on. Can it be true that the hours of lost playtime, power struggles and [...]

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework2016-09-06T18:25:51+02:00

5 chemicals in your cosmetics you probably didn’t know about

2016-07-19T17:49:25+02:00

You’re getting ready for a night out. You might put on some foundation, maybe some lipstick, eyeshadow. You shave, put on perfume or cologne. Do you know how many chemicals you’ve just exposed yourself to? Most people apply cosmetics without ever really thinking about what’s in them. There’s a high degree of trust that these [...]

5 chemicals in your cosmetics you probably didn’t know about2016-07-19T17:49:25+02:00

This Is What Screen Time Really Does to Kids’ Brains

2016-07-13T17:06:05+02:00

Screen time is an inescapable reality of modern childhood, with kids of every age spending hours upon hours in front of iPads, smartphones and televisions. That’s not always a bad thing: Educational apps and TV shows are great ways for children to sharpen their developing brains and hone their communication skills—not to mention the break [...]

This Is What Screen Time Really Does to Kids’ Brains2016-07-13T17:06:05+02:00

How the Human Heart Functions as a Second Brain

2016-04-24T16:26:05+02:00

The word “heart” is an anagram for the word “earth”. Hence, the phrase “home is where the heart is”. Did you know that the human heart is the organ that generates the strongest electromagnetic field of any organ of the human body? In fact, the electromagnetic field of your heart can be measured up to [...]

How the Human Heart Functions as a Second Brain2016-04-24T16:26:05+02:00

Research Reveals Nutrition Improves Mental Health Better Than Prescription Medication

2016-04-12T07:59:06+02:00

Clinical psychologist, Julia Rucklidge, delivers an enlightening TED talk on the importance of nutrition and it’s role in mental health. Julia reminds us of a time when Dr. Semmelweis was ridiculed and dismissed for suggesting that doctors wash their hands before touching pregnant women. She compares the radical reaction that doctors had then, to the [...]

Research Reveals Nutrition Improves Mental Health Better Than Prescription Medication2016-04-12T07:59:06+02:00

Joint Pain, From the Gut

2016-04-05T08:51:28+02:00

Scientists don't know what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but many suspect that the microbiome—the bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tracts—may be to blame. Doctors aren’t entirely sure what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a disease in which the body turns on itself to attack the joints, but an emerging body of research is focusing on a potential [...]

Joint Pain, From the Gut2016-04-05T08:51:28+02:00