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Struggling to find happiness while you’re stuck at home? Experts say contentment is enough.

Many of us are experiencing hardship during the pandemic. This is a time of extreme challenge, and there’s a lot to feel anxious about right now. We’re in the middle of an enormous social experiment, and the results are becoming clearer every day. For a lot of us stuck at home, it’s what we brought into the pandemic that’s causing us unnecessary suffering: an expectation of happiness. No, this doesn’t mean that misery is the answer. What this means is that pursuing happiness … Read at The Washington Post

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All

When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe… Read at Time

The Biggest Factor Behind Obesity May Be One We Don't Want to Hear

The most likely reason for our obesity epidemic is the one we don’t want to hear. Why are so many of us carrying so much extra baggage? It’s a question that has, ahem, weighed heavily on researchers ever since obesity rates started swelling in the 1980s. The chunk of the U.S. adult population classified as obese…
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UC Berkeley launches center for psychedelic science and education

Fifty years after political and cultural winds slammed shut the doors on psychedelic research, UC Berkeley is making up for lost time by launching the campus’s first center for psychedelic science and public education.

With $1.25 million in seed funding from an anonymous donor, the new UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics will conduct research using psychedelics to investigate cognition, perception and emotion and their biological bases in the human brain. … Read at Berleleyside

Your Brain Is Not for Thinking

In stressful times, this surprising lesson from neuroscience may help to lessen your anxieties.

Five hundred million years ago, a tiny sea creature changed the course of history: It became the first predator. It somehow sensed the presence of another creature nearby, propelled or wiggled its way over, and deliberately ate it. This new activity of hunting started an evolutionary arms race. Over millions of years, both predators and prey… Read at NYTimes

How ancient remedies are changing modern medicine

Long overlooked by Western science, traditional Chinese treatments are yielding cutting-edge cures.

In my hand I’m holding a warm, beating heart. About the size of a softball, it’s a luminous globe of scarlet, pink, and white tissue. I can feel its chambers contracting and hear the whoosh… Read at NG

Struggling to find happiness while you’re stuck at home? Experts say contentment is enough.

Many of us are experiencing hardship during the pandemic. This is a time of extreme challenge, and there’s a lot to feel anxious about right now. We’re in the middle of an enormous social experiment, and the results are becoming clearer every day. For a lot of us stuck at home, it’s what we brought into the pandemic that’s causing us unnecessary suffering: an expectation of happiness. No, this doesn’t mean that misery is the answer. What this means is that pursuing happiness … Read at The Washington Post

Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry

In places around the world, lockdowns are lifting to various degrees—often prematurely. Experts have identified a few indicators that must be met to begin opening nonessential businesses safely: rates of new cases should be low and falling for at least two weeks; hospitals should be able to treat all coronavirus patients in need; and there should be a capacity to test everyone with symptoms. But then what? … Read at The New Yorker

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Book + Product Reviews

“The DeFlame Diet” by David Seaman, DC, MA

“The DeFlame Diet” by David Seaman, DC, MA

Review by Ricky Fishman, DC

Dr. David Seaman graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1986. He quickly migrated from chiropractic practice to a broad range of research. His specialties include inflammation, nutrition and pain. Out of his work has come a series of books focused on the effects of low grade inflammation. In this review, I will focus on his first book, The DeFlame Diet. The central tenet of Seaman’s work is that a vast number of Americans live in a perpetual state of low-grade inflammation; a state he refers to as “flamed.” Seaman notes that…

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Ricky’s Riffs: A blog about health and healing and a world that needs care.

On Impermanence and Illusion

On Impermanence and Illusion

We spend so much of our lives constructing stories; narratives to make sense of our worlds. And we usually cast ourselves as the heroes, the center pieces of what are, all too often, tall tales. As I watch my boarded-up city of San Francisco slowly re-open, I know that it will not be what it was before. Like a tidal wave washing over the city, sweeping away lives and livelihoods, COVID-19 has destroyed so much. I, like millions of others, was comfortable with my illusions…

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Health GroovesA Podcast

On Staying Healthy and Moving Forward During COVID with Rick Snyder, Executive Coach (E37)

On Staying Healthy and Moving Forward During COVID with Rick Snyder, Executive Coach (E37)

Decision making is one of the most challenging aspects of leading, as we never have all the information we need and yet we still need to act. Especially in these unprecedented times of great uncertainty. Our special guest, Rick Snyder, executive coach, and author of “ decisive Intuition,” researches and implements how to incorporate intuition into the decision-making process make better and faster decisions that impact all areas of the business. And this conversation is more timely than ever.

I talk to Rick about how to stay balanced and keep moving forward personally and professionally in this “time of Covid.”

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Events, Activities, Healing

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

The staff at Polaris Insight Center are dedicated to the ethical and compassionate clinical use of ketamine-assisted, and psychedelic-assisted, psychotherapy.  We share a deep interest in, and a broad range of experience working with, the psychotherapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness and are committed to the integration of alternative and traditional methods psychotherapy.

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Events, Activities, Healing

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

The staff at Polaris Insight Center are dedicated to the ethical and compassionate clinical use of ketamine-assisted, and psychedelic-assisted, psychotherapy.  We share a deep interest in, and a broad range of experience working with, the psychotherapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness and are committed to the integration of alternative and traditional methods psychotherapy.

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- January 13, 2021

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- January 12, 2021

At Elite Medical Centers, Even Workers Who Don’t Qualify Are Vaccinated https://t.co/W28Sb7sXAT
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- January 12, 2021

@NYTHealth I am a 65 yo front line health care worker. A chiropractor seeing 15-20 patients per day. No vaccine availability. Essential workers screwed again!
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- January 12, 2021

I am a front line worker,a chiropractor seeing 15-20 patients per day. And I am 65 yo. No vaccine for me through my own primary! Outrageous. #Vaccination #Covid https://t.co/vnq1JTfqY5
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- January 1, 2021

@DavidJuurlink @MollyJongFast I am a chiropractor and see 10-20 patients per day in very close physical contact. We are all masked, patients well spaced out. I am waiting for the vaccine. Who do I call?? Where is it? #VaccinateMe
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- December 30, 2020

People want full health care coverage. But preventing disease...no thanks! U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol https://t.co/W133rrdkSE #Nutrition #Disease #SugarKills
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- December 30, 2020

Look to our dysfunctional health care system to understand this dysfunctional distribution of vaccines. #vaccines #Distribution #healthcare https://t.co/MboYnJ8G3N
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- December 22, 2020

Opinion | Those who lied about opioids face few serious consequences. No wonder people are angry. https://t.co/xzqPdsTkU3 #OpioidCrisis #Overdose #BigPharma
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- December 16, 2020

The costs of this pandemic. Anxiety and depression are following a remarkably similar curve to Covid-19 cases #coronavirus #Mentalhealth https://t.co/eRjBDCQCCX
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- December 13, 2020

Yes let’s not forget dr Henry Kissinger. I forgot. He is a man. https://t.co/LqCQOdtUMj
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- December 13, 2020

Finally some good news! Diet modifications -- including more wine and cheese -- may help reduce cognitive decline, study suggests https://t.co/S7ONKArE10 #DrinkRedWine #HealthyDiet #DietModifications
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- December 11, 2020

@WebMD You leave out chiropractic yet include acupuncture. The historical prejudice goes on. #chiropractic #Sciatica
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Ricky FishmanChiropractor, Advocate,Content Curator

Ricky Fishman has been a Doctor of Chiropractic since 1986. As a leader in the field of integral healing, he has brought together and assimilated the work of chiropractors, medical doctors, acupuncturists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, physical therapists and others. Complementing his clinical work, Ricky has taught both graduate and undergraduate coursework in the history and philosophy of science and medicine. In addition to the treatment of back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries, he works as a consultant in the field of health and wellness with companies dedicated to re-visioning health care for the 21st century. “Condition” is the culmination of his many years in health care; of practice, teaching and research. For more information about his work, visit www.rickyfishman.com

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