Identification and and short-circuiting of the “cue-routine-reward” loop with habitual behaviors and reflexive responses isn't always as easy as it seems... Research has isolated three components of every habit: The behavior you want to change. This is also known as the Routine The trigger --the Cue--that sets off the behavior What you want to get… Continue reading Changing Habits
Turmeric What's all the interest in turmeric these days? Well, turmeric, the yellow-pigmented "curry spice" often used in Indian cuisine, contains curcumin, which is the polyphenol identified as its primary active component. Curcumin exhibits over 150 potentially therapeutic activities, including those of being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer in nature. Curcumin is also capable of crossing… Continue reading Turmeric and Curcumin – A Primer
More and more Western doctors are prescribing yoga for their patients. Why? Learn more about yoga as therapy here.
What's with Endorphins? The endorphins are your body’s “feel-good” chemicals-- did you know that they may not be responsible for the so-called “runner’s high” after exercise? While endorphins increase in your blood following the stress of exercise, they don’t cross your blood-brain barrier and therefore may not trigger exercise-induced euphoria Read more about endorphins here....