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The Secret of Tibetans Longevity - 3 Amazing Natural Remedies

The Secret of Tibetans Longevity - 3 Amazing Natural Remedies | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
Tibetan medicine is world’s famous and with the longest healing tradition. They have become experts on natural remedies and are capable of mixing almost one hundred different herbs in a single medication.

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How to Lose Weight the Ayurvedic Way

How to Lose Weight the Ayurvedic Way | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
Being obese is never a good thing. Obesity can lead to several health disorders, including cardiovascular (heart) diseases, diabetes, and osteoarthritis.

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Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible for Pain

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible for Pain | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our understanding of how pain is transmitted throughout the body, and revolutionise the way we design pain medication.

The current assumption is that pain sensations are only interpreted by the central nervous system - the brain and spinal cord. But the new research suggests that the peripheral nervous system plays a much more important role that's been eluding us for centuries.

To be clear, this research has only been done in rats and mice for now, and the results need to be replicated in humans before we think about rewriting the textbooks.

But given the similarities between rodent and human nervous systems, the finding provides a pretty compelling reason to take a closer look at the peripheral nervous system in humans, too. Especially given the ongoing struggle to create effective pain relief for chronic and severe pain.

"We don't yet know how the system works, but the machinery is definitely in place to allow the peripheral system to interpret and modify the tactile information perceived by the brain in terms of interpreting pain, warmth or the solidity of objects," said lead researcher Nikita Gamper from the University of Leeds in the UK.

"Further research is needed to understand exactly how it operates, but we have no reason to believe that the same nerve arrangements would not exist in humans."

The peripheral nervous system is the name given to all the nerves that feed into the central nervous system from around our body.

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Migraines could be caused by gut bacteria, study suggests

Migraines could be caused by gut bacteria, study suggests | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
Migraine sufferers have a different mix of gut bacteria that could make them more sensitive to certain foods, scientists have found.

The study offers a potential explanation for why some people are more susceptible to debilitating headaches and why some foods appear to act as triggers for migraines.

The research showed that migraine sufferers had higher levels of bacteria that are known to be involved in processing nitrates, which are typically found in processed meats, leafy vegetables and some wines.

The latest findings raise the possibility that migraines could be triggered when nitrates in food are broken down more efficiently, causing vessels in the brain and scalp to dilate.

Antonio Gonzalez, a programmer analyst at the University of California San Diego and the study’s first author, said: “There is this idea out there that certain foods trigger migraines - chocolate, wine and especially foods containing nitrates. We thought that perhaps there are connections between what people are eating, their microbiomes and their experiences with migraines.”

When nitrates in food are broken down by bacteria in the mouth and gut they are eventually converted into nitric oxide in the blood stream, a chemical that dilates blood vessels and can aid cardiovascular health by boosting circulation.

However, around four in five cardiac patients who take nitrate-containing drugs for chest pain or heart failure report severe headaches as a side effect.

Dr Brendan Davies, a consultant neurologist at the University Hospitals of North Midlands and a trustee of the Migraine Trust, said the idea of gut bacteria playing a role in migraine was medically plausible. “There’s something called a hot dog headache, where nitrates are suspected to be involved,” he said. “This is interesting work, but would need to be confirmed.”

The study, published on Tuesday in the journal mSystems, sequenced bacteria found in 172 oral samples and 1,996 faecal samples from healthy participants, who had also reported whether they were affected by migraines.

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The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline

The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
Being overweight can raise your blood pressure, cholesterol and risk for developing diabetes. It could be bad for your brain, too.

A diet high in saturated fats and sugars, the so-called Western diet, actually affects the parts of the brain that are important to memory and make people more likely to crave the unhealthful food, says psychologist Terry Davidson, director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at American University in Washington, D.C.

He didn't start out studying what people ate. Instead, he was interested in learning more about the hippocampus, a part of the brain that's heavily involved in memory.

He was trying to figure out which parts of the hippocampus do what. He did that by studying rats that had very specific types of hippocampal damage and seeing what happened to them.

In the process, Davidson noticed something strange. The rats with the hippocampal damage would go to pick up food more often than the other rats, but they would eat a little bit, then drop it.

Davidson realized these rats didn't know they were full. He says something similar may happen in human brains when people eat a diet high in fat and sugar. Davidson says there's a vicious cycle of bad diets and brain changes. He points to a 2015 study in the Journal of Pediatrics that found obese children performed more poorly on memory tasks that test the hippocampus compared with kids who weren't overweight.

He says if our brain system is impaired by that kind of diet, "that makes it more difficult for us to stop eating that diet. ... I think the evidence is fairly substantial that you have an effect of these diets and obesity on brain function and cognitive function."

The evidence is growing. Research from the Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience published in July found that obese people have less white matter in their brains than their lean peers — as if their brains were 10 years older. A more recent study from researchers at the University of Arizona supports one of the leading theories, that high body mass is linked to inflammation, which affects the brain.

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Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based interventions on physiological and psychological complications in adults with diabetes: A systematic review.

Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based interventions on physiological and psychological complications in adults with diabetes: A systematic review. | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
“ Mindfulness-based intervention effectiveness for physiological outcomes (glycaemic control and blood pressure) was mixed. Mindfulness-based interventions appear to have psychological benefits reducing depression, anxiety and distress symptoms across several studies.”
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Breathing for Life: The Mind-Body Healing Benefits of Pranayama

Breathing for Life: The Mind-Body Healing Benefits of Pranayama | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
“ “For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” ~Sanskrit proverb”
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Amino acids combat the AGING process

Amino acids combat the AGING process | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
“ Antioxidant amino acids such as lysine, glutathione and methionine, available by simple changes to your diet maximise antioxidant activity and fight aging.”
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Asher Laub's curator insight, November 19, 2014 7:53 AM

informative site for amino acid benefits in anti-aging etc

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What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate (And How it Benefits You) | Divine Society

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate (And How it Benefits You) | Divine Society | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
“ Our mission is to educate one another, while also sharing ideas and concepts that can change the direction of our society.”
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Research: 7 Nutritional Deficiencies That Cause Depression & Mood Disorders

Research: 7 Nutritional Deficiencies That Cause Depression & Mood Disorders | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
"If you suffer from depression or mood disorders you may be deficient in one of these nutrients." Depression and mood disorders are devastating health problems today. When you go to your doctor, their answer is often a prescription for one of the various popular anti-depressant drugs. Many doctors do not investigate for metabolic or nutritional deficiencies that may be the ‘real problem’ for your depression. Patients have no idea why they feel so awful or where to start looking for the answer. They expect their doctor to give them real solutions. Instead they get drugs as the easy fix. Drugs are not an easy fix because of the serious side effects that come with taking them.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, August 28, 2014 6:52 AM

Important for us who suffer from this.

Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, August 28, 2014 9:14 AM

What we eat has a major effect on how, and who, we are. Simply taking a daily multivitamin can help "fill in the blanks" if you feel your nutritional choices are not a good as they could be.

H2O Alkalizer's curator insight, August 28, 2014 9:53 AM

Just another example of where nutrition should be considered before medication.

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Le yoga, ou la «révolution tranquille» des banquiers

Le yoga, ou la «révolution tranquille» des banquiers | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
“ À la City, le quartier des affaires londonien, on emploie les grands moyens pour lutter contre le surmenage et le burnout : yoga, méditation et autres exercices de bien-être sont tendances.”
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Rethinking the Placebo Effect: How Our Minds Actually Affect Our Bodies

Rethinking the Placebo Effect: How Our Minds Actually Affect Our Bodies | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
“ The startling physiological effects of loneliness, optimism, and meditation. In 2013, Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted a mind-bending debate on”
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Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds - Telegraph

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds - Telegraph | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
“ A person's entire immune system can be rejuvenated by fasting for as little as three days as it triggers the body to start producing new white blood cells, a study suggests”
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Sunridge Medical's curator insight, June 17, 2014 2:19 PM

The benefits of fasting are many.  Even just 24 hour fasts can have a regenerative effect and can lower hunger frequency overall for weight loss that stays off.

Meital James's curator insight, June 18, 2014 2:27 PM

I have to try this already!

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The Padabhyanga Ayurvedic Foot Massage

Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of foot massage, as it is essential to strengthen the nerves and restore vitality. Ayurveda have a long traditional foot massage therapy called as “Padabhyanga” which can be tracing back 5000 years.

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Your Sense of Smell Is More Powerful Than You Think

Your Sense of Smell Is More Powerful Than You Think | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
Humans have a centuries-old reputation as poor smellers. Though we can see more colours than the average mammal, our noses are simply no match for the questing snouts of rabbits and hounds.

Sure, the aromas of coffee and pie are great. But intelligent humans outgrew the need to sniff our way through life. Or so the thinking went.

In a review published Thursday in the journal Science, John McGann, a professor of psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, argued that this is a flawed perception dating back to the 19th century.

He blamed pioneering French anatomist Paul Broca, who wrote that, given the comparatively small olfactory organs in the primate brain, "it is no longer the sense of smell that guides the animal."

As for smelling in apes, humans included, "All that exceeded the needs of this humble function became useless."

Broca was hunting for the part of the brain that gave humans free will, McGann said, to separate us from animals. At the time, too, the Catholic Church in France was criticising Broca's work at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris.

"He's under pressure for humans to be special," McGann said. "He's under pressure for humans to be different."

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How a lack of sleep affects your brain – and personality

How a lack of sleep affects your brain – and personality | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
In 1959, Peter Tripp, a popular New York DJ, pledged to stay awake for 200 hours for charity while continuing to host his radio show.

Studies into sleep deprivation were rare at the time so no one knew what to expect. This made it a major event, not only for Tripp’s millions of listeners, but also for the scientific community.

The subsequent impact of the “wakeathon” on Tripp’s mind was far more dramatic than anyone had expected. The personality of a man normally described as cheerful and upbeat appeared to significantly change as time went by. By the third day he had become highly irritable, cursing and insulting even his closest friends. Towards the end of his endeavour, he began to hallucinate and exhibit paranoid behaviours.

But despite the concerns of the doctors monitoring him (and with the help of the stimulants they gave him), he persisted and finally went to bed after 201 hours of continuous wake time.

Modern laboratory studies have replicated some of the behaviours seen in Tripp as a consequence of sleep loss. Sleep deprivation or prolonged restricted sleep results in increasing irritability, worsening mood, and feelings of depression, anger, and anxiety. Some argue that sleep loss leads to heightened emotional reactivity.

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Scientists say they've identified the physical source of depression in the brain

Scientists say they've identified the physical source of depression in the brain | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
The region of the brain that serves as the physical source of feelings of depression has been identified, with new MRI data being the latest evidence to show that depression isn't just a 'frame of mind'.

Scientists have scanned the brains of more than 900 people, and the results suggest that feelings of loss and low self-esteem are tied to the functioning of the orbitofrontal cortex – a region of the brain associated with sensory integration, expectation, and decision-making.

"Our finding, with the combination of big data we collected around the world and our novel methods, enables us to locate the roots of depression, which should open up new avenues for better therapeutic treatments in the near future for this horrible disease," says computational psychiatrist Jianfeng Feng from the University of Warwick in the UK and Fudan University in China.

To isolate the brain mechanisms involved in depression, Feng's team recruited 909 people in China to take part in MRI brain scans. Of this group, 421 of the participants had been diagnosed with major depressive disorder (aka depression). The remaining 488 participants – who didn't have depression – acted as a control group.

The scans showed that depression is related to the neural activity of two different portions of the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC): the medial OFC and lateral OFC.

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Asher Laub's curator insight, March 13, 2014 5:25 PM

Optimize your digestion: don't combine starchy foods w/ animal protein/dairy.  Eat fruit alone. Combine veggies with any of those food groups.  Don't drink directly before or after meals.

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How the brain works during meditation

How the brain works during meditation | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
“ Meditation is more than just a way to calm our thoughts and lower stress levels: our brain processes more thoughts and feelings during meditation than when you are simply relaxing, a coalition of researchers from Norway and Australia has found.”
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So is cancer mostly 'bad luck' or not?

So is cancer mostly 'bad luck' or not? | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
“ News reports that most cases of cancer are the result of bad luck dominated headlines at the start of the year - but they now appear to have been incorrect.”
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Yoga and Meditation May Improve Computer-Brain Interface

Yoga and Meditation May Improve Computer-Brain Interface | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
“Scientists found that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little experience with meditation or yoga.”
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Yoga and Meditation May Improve Computer-Brain Interface.   Putting a new meaning to tech-head if you ask me. 

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Tesouros da Medicina Chinesa

“A sua revista Digital sobre Medicina Chinesa com os melhores artigos, entrevistas; revisão de livros e de conteúdos online, totalmente em língua portuguesa.”
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs. Pharmacotherapy for Primary Chronic Insomnia: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs. Pharmacotherapy for Primary Chronic Insomnia: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it

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The Effects Of Negative Emotions On Our Health

The Effects Of Negative Emotions On Our Health | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
Humans experience an array of emotions, anything from happiness, to sadness to extreme joy and depression. Each one of these emotions…
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Can Meditation Really Slow Ageing?

Can Meditation Really Slow Ageing? | Medicina integrativa | Scoop.it
It's seven in the morning on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The low sun glints off the waves and the clouds are still golden from the dawn. The view stretches out over thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean.
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Morgan Dix's curator insight, July 2, 2014 6:55 AM
New research from scientists at UCSF seeks to confirm what leaders from Eastern traditions have claimed for eons, that meditation slows aging. Wdyt?