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Researchers identify brain circuit for spirituality
Researchers identify brain circuit for spirituality

A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital takes a new approach to mapping spirituality and religiosity and finds that spiritual acceptance can be localized to a specific brain circuit. This brain circuit is centered in the periaqueductal gray (PAG), a brainstem region that has been implicated in numerous functions, including fear conditioning, pain modulation, altruistic behaviors and unconditional love.

5-minute workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs
5-minute workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs

Working out just five minutes daily via a practice described as "strength training for your breathing muscles" lowers blood pressure and improves some measures of vascular health as well as, or even more than, aerobic exercise or medication, new CU Boulder research shows.

Healing from post pandemic trauma: Moving forward after lockdown
Healing from post pandemic trauma: Moving forward after lockdown

Anxiety about re-entering society as the world continues to grapple with the pandemic is real. How, then, do we move forward from the collective trauma of COVID-19?

Preventing hay fever naturally
Preventing hay fever naturally

This year, hay fever symptoms seem to really be causing so many of us a great deal of trouble. It may be that the weather conditions have caused the ‘perfect storm’ as plants have grown very well due to the rainy conditions and then the sun followed – allowing them to produce more pollen than usual. There’s also some thought that because we have been in lockdown, our immune systems have down regulated as we have not become acclimatised to environmental allergens. Whatever the reason for the increase in symptoms, a natural approach is best. There are plenty of pharmaceutical options such as tablets, eyedrops and nasal sprays – however, these cause our defensive mucus membranes to dry up and this simply worsens the overall problem after providing a little immediate relief. Allergies are a holistic problem and should be treated as such, so please take a look at these common sense, yet proven to work strategies that we hope will provide you and yours with much needed relief from the misery that hay-fever causes.

Intentionality and mental wellbeing

The wonderful organisation Open Source Wellness in the USA has an extremely useful and practical approach to mental emotional health. Predicate upon the idea that creting structure in your day can make dramatic improvement to mental health.

Plant-based diet can slash severity of COVID-19, finds major new study
Plant-based diet can slash severity of COVID-19, finds major new study

Following a plant-based diet could help decrease the severity of COVID-19, according to a new major study published in the BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health journal. The study investigated links between the disease and different dietary patterns.

Strange and Bizarre: Pink drinks can help you run faster and further, study finds
Strange and Bizarre: Pink drinks can help you run faster and further, study finds

A new study led by the Centre for Nutraceuticals at the University of Westminster shows that pink drinks can help to make you run faster and further compared to clear drinks.

“Spiritual Fitness” may preserve cognitive function in aging
“Spiritual Fitness” may preserve cognitive function in aging

It is estimated that up to 152 million people worldwide will be living with Alzheimer's disease (AD) by 2050. Thus far, there are no pharmaceutical drugs that impact either the prevention or reversal of cognitive decline.

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