Stress and Cancer.

Let’s  see an article[1] on the relationship of stress and cancer and discoveries about the same in recent decades. In ancient Greece, Galen related the melancholy personality as more likely in women with the chance of getting breast cancer. During the last decades different clinical and epidemiological studies have attempted to…

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Vegan diet protects from cancer, obesity and diabetes type II.

    One type of diet that is increasingly popular is the vegetarian diet. It is estimated that in the United States there is a 5% of the population declaring vegetarian and 2% vegan declared, which also excludes all animal products such as eggs or milk. Dietary factors account for…

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Audio Guided Imagery is a potencial approach for Diabetes type I

There are some effects of Audio Guided Imagery on parameters that are not primarily related to mind, as with stress, mood or pain. For example with type I diabetes in a blinded randomized study [1] conducted in Israel with young people with type I insulin dependent diabetes, 7 children were assigned…

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The power of the mind over body

There are several ways in which the mind can influence the body and different techniques for doing so. Mental Imagery is a well known technique from the 70’s and it has been studied in relation with sport performance during these years. Let’s point out a study [1] about Mental Imagery…

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Placebo effect in surgery

Historically, scientists have believed that the placebo effect didn’t have any role in surgery. It has been long thought that the placebo was a suggestion more related to mental effect than otherwise. But things changed with a study [1]  carried out in Australia that was surprising. It was about to validate…

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Mindfulness meditation is a viable treatment por chronic insomnia.

In a controlled trial[1] in the medical center at Rush University in Chicago the effect of Mindfulness meditation and insomnia involved 50 adults with chronic insomnia. Three groups were formed in the first standard protocol MBSR ( mindfulness -based stress reduction) was applied , a second group followed a MBTI therapy (…

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Meditation induces changes in the brain.

  In a study on meditation noted that participation in a MBSR meditation program  was associated with changes in the concentration of gray matter in brain regions involved in learning and memory , emotional regulation , self-referential processing , and perspective taking [1]. The researcher who has helped to formalize…

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Melatonin increases survival in mice.

Melatonin has a great ability to penetrate all cells of the body thanks to a relatively simple, lipophilic and small molecule. So it easily overcomes cell membrane and reaches the nucleus and mitochondria . Within the cell it appears to have an effect at the level of mitochondria . In…

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