Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

June 20, 2018

Planned Movements and Spontaneous Reactions are Processed Differently in the Brain

Call it Tai Chi research if you want to…

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June 15, 2018

Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation Response Have Different Effects on Brain Function

Whenever I read about studies having to do with these or other related subjects (e.g., rehab, fitness training, self-defense tactics), I am struck by the fact that they are really researching Tai chi. (Here is the link to the discussion of the Study that provoked this Post.) Grey Cook’s book, Movement comes to mind as a classic example.

Tai Chi Chuan (the “Chuan” connotes the martial aspects of the discipline) is all of these things simultaneously; and more. People that I speak with know that I am a Tai Chi guy, so they just chalk it up to my enthusiasm. Some people, though, who are in the middle of the world of related research are able to appreciate the “complete” nature of Tai Chi Chuan.

Of course not all Tai Chi is equal: you have to have good instruction; and you have to practice correctly. But training within a traditional Tai Chi syllabus under good instruction provides as complete a system of exercise and self-defense, including all aspects of exercise (including rehab) as a person is going to find.

 

June 14, 2018

For Sleep Pray

The Impact Religion Has on Sleep Quality

 

“After examining these studies, the researchers concluded that people who have higher levels of religious involvement tend to have healthier sleep outcomes than their less religious counterparts.

Ellison believes the data suggests a person’s religious involvement benefits their mental health by reducing stress, promoting social engagement and support from fellow church members, providing psychological resources (hope, optimism, sense of meaning) and promoting healthier lifestyles (lower levels of substance abuse).”

June 13, 2018

The GPS of “Gut Instinct”

“Ask anyone if they remember where they ate the juiciest burger, the sweetest cupcake or the smoothest bisque, and they probably can describe the location in great detail, down to the cross streets, the décor, and the table where they sat. A new USC study in Nature Communications gives a possible explanation for food’s prominence in memory.”

June 12, 2018

Medications that Can Cause Depression (How would you know?)

Look at the title of this article. Makes you think, right?

 

One-Third of US Adults May Unknowingly Use Medications that Can Cause Depression

 

A new study from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults may be using prescription medications that have the potential to cause depression or increase the risk of suicide, and that because these medications are common and often have nothing to do with depression, patients and health care providers may be unaware of the risk.

June 5, 2018

Maternal Depressive Emotions Associated With Children’s Sleep Problems

Summary: A new study reveals a link between prenatal depression and sleep quality in children. Researchers report maternal depression, both prenatal and postnatal, is associated with greater sleep disturbances in children.

Source: AASM.

June 2, 2018

Back Pain Brain

The brain doing what the brain does.

May 23, 2018

New Research: You Should Be Doing Tai Chi

Or, at least, I think that what it is really trying to say:-)

May 22, 2018

Want to ‘Swiftly alter key blood proteins’? Here is how to do that…

Eat at night and sleep by day

What is cool (sarcasm) is that it only takes one cycle of this unnatural pattern to alter the blood proteins.

May 21, 2018

Sleep and Parenting

… something else that you don’t need to be told:-)

May 19, 2018

Better Diet May Prevent Brain Shrinkage in Older Adults

The reasons to eat well just keep stacking up!

May 10, 2018

Getting Better Word Production Skills

As if we need more reasons to exercise…

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