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Saunas Lower Blood Pressure

Four to seven saunas a week halved high blood pressure risk in a study of 1,621 Finnish men.

Positive Outlook Powers Osteoarthritis Patients

People with osteoarthritis that wake up feeling enthusiastic about getting things done in their day end up exercising more and feeling less plagued by symptoms.

Third-Person Self-Talk Aids in Emotional Control

Talking to oneself in the third person, such as “Why is John upset” instead of “Why am I upset”, improves emotional control, say Michigan State University researchers.

Mindfulness Reduces Alcohol Cravings

Just 11 minutes of recorded mindfulness training influenced heavy drinkers in Britain to down three fewer pints of beer that week.

Fish Oil Twice Weekly Eases Arthritis

Eating fish at least twice a week significantly reduces the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, report Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers.

Hemp Oil Cuts Seizure Frequency in Half

Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive extract of hemp oil, halved the number of seizures in young adults in a recent New York University study.

Music Soothes Pain after Surgery

Patients that listened to a half-hour of music soon after spinal fusion surgery reported lower levels of pain.

Meditation and Music Aid Memory in Early Stages of Alzheimer’s

West Virginia adults with early symptoms of Alzheimer’s improved their memory and cognitive functions after three months of kirtan kriya meditating or listening to other music 12 minutes a day.

Natural Sounds Soothe the Brain

British researchers found that listening to natural sounds led to relaxed brain patterns, while artificial sounds activated stress.

Post-Stroke Exercise Improves Brain Function

Cognition improves in patients after a stroke with as little as 12 weeks of aerobic exercise and strength training, University of Pittsburg researchers report.
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