Tag Archives: flow

The Psychology of Flow (in under 300 words)

PsyBlog spring.org.uk What is it like to be fully alive, right now, engaged with what you are doing? That’s the psychology of flow. When the happiness and creativity expert Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi was studying how painters work, he noticed an odd … Continue reading

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Evaluation of the anticancer potential of six herbs against a hepatoma cell line

Weerapreeyakul et al. Chinese Medicine Journal Abstract (provisional) Background Six herbs in the Plant Genetics Conservation Project that have been used as complementary medicines were chosen on the basis of their medicinal value, namely Terminalia mucronata, Diospyros winitii, Bridelia insulana, … Continue reading

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Designing language proficiency tests

I.     Introduction Continuous focus on quality and productivity forces many institutions to assess competency of potential candidates. Effective communication strengthens proficiency, while ineffective communication weakens it. Language testing can prove to be a powerful tool in measuring proficiency, through detailed … Continue reading

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Tongue analysis software uses ancient Chinese medicine to warn of disease

Timothy Wall EurekAlert COLUMBIA, Mo. — For 5,000 years, the Chinese have used a system of medicine based on the flow and balance of positive and negative energies in the body. In this system, the appearance of the tongue is … Continue reading

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Nine Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

Dr. Mercola mercola.com Looking for ways to boost your intellect, stave off mental aging, and maybe even live a longer life? You might be surprised to learn that not only do such strategies exist, but many are easily attainable by … Continue reading

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Effect of hawthorn standardized extract on flow mediated dilation in prehypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults: a randomized, controlled cross-over trial

Asher et al. BMC Abstract (provisional) Background Hawthorn extract has been used for cardiovascular diseases for centuries. Recent trials have demonstrated its efficacy for the treatment of heart failure, and the results of several small trials suggest it may lower … Continue reading

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Q&A: Contribution to longevity

Question: Discuss longevity and what contributions have been made to understanding it  and the aging process. Answer:  According to Chopra (1993), flow of intelligence is in every part of nature including our bodies. This intelligence keeps us alive and as … Continue reading

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Chocolate: the new medical food?

Keith Ayoob USA Today A scientific review of research looking at the effects of chocolate and cocoa on cardiovascular health, has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The good news There … Continue reading

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Laughter really is the best medicine: Watching a funny film ‘good for your heart’… but stay away from horror and war movies

Source: Daily Mail Watching a film that makes you laugh is good for your heart, according to a study. Researchers found watching a movie or programme that produces laughter has a positive effect on vascular function and is opposite to … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Drugs Likely Poisoning Patients

Source: AP A growing body of clinical research now indicates that the cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as statins, is associated with over 300 adverse health effects — research boldly flying in the face of national health policy, medical insurance … Continue reading

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