How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity | Brain Pickings

Playing music has been found to increase the volume and activity in the brain’s corpus callosum — the bridge between the two hemispheres — allowing messages to get across the brain faster and through more diverse routes. This may allow musicians to solve problems more effectively and creatively, in both academic and social settings.

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TCM and Biomedicine, Two Views on Immune System Dynamics

In order to prevent one from becoming ill one of the goal’s is to not harbor wind, cold, heat, dry, or damp within the body. In TCM one gets sick when they possess an internal element that resonates with an external; if it’s not there then you don’t get sick. This is a principle of physics called Resonance, and it is the foundation for preventative medicine.

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For the love of God, people, stop taking antibiotics for colds – Vox

“The best estimates suggest that fully half of antibiotic prescriptions may be unnecessary.” Based on my experience I would put that number closer to 70%.

“A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that doctors treat 71 percent of bronchitis cases with treated antibiotics. They know this is wrong because bronchitis is usually caused by viruses. Yet they prescribe antibiotics anyway, usually at the patient’s behest.”

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Experiences Of Art, Nature And Spirituality May Help Prevent Disease, Study Finds

A University of California, Berkeley, study, published in the journal Emotion in January, suggests that the feeling of awe we may experience during encounters with art, nature and spirituality has an anti-inflammatory effect, protecting the body from chronic disease.

The researchers found a correlation between feelings of awe and lower levels of cytokines, markers that put the immune system on high alert by triggering a defensive reaction known as inflammation. While inflammation is essential to fighting infection and disease when the body is presented with a specific threat, chronically high levels of cytokines have been linked to a number of health problems, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, depression and autoimmune conditions.

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26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

Life can get hard and we easily find ourselves pigeonholed or confined in any number of infinitely unique universal ways. Suffering is nearly 100% perspective, and when I find myself suffering I have found it useful to step back and witness myself from–literally–a higher view. I much enjoyed these series of pictures for just that purpose; “as above so below” goes the saying in Chinese medicine. Check out these 26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence.

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