If you want to reduce the effects of allergies, you need to breathe because, according to a study conducted by the Ohio State University College of Medicine, stress increases inflammatory proteins, which makes the situation worse. The study involved people who spoked in public and were pricked with an allergen priorRead More →

PLoS One, an interactive open-access journal, published a study conducted by Jeffery A. Dusek and colleagues from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. The study found the relaxation response (RR) achieved through mind-body practices—such as yoga, meditation, repetitive prayer, yoga, tai chi, breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation,Read More →

Endless parties, rounds of shopping, constant baking, daily cleaning, and unending guests can often squash your holiday spirit. If you want to make sure your holidays are as cheerful as the the festive moments portrayed on TV, you need to realize stress can undermine your holiday cheer, and holiday stress is basedRead More →

Two weeks ago, the yellow brick road I had been traveling on seemed to curl up under my toes and disappear. I discovered my younger brother had acute myeloid leukemia, which then precipitated numerous phone calls, doctor appointments, meetings, and decisions that ended with an emergency trip to the hospitalRead More →

A study published in March 2008 in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and conducted by Jeffery A. Dusek, et al., involved 122 patients over fifty-five years old who were taking two or more medications to lower their blood pressure. The test was to evaluate lifestyle modification versus relaxation response techniquesRead More →