A growing body of evidence suggests that “earthing” – electrical connectedness to Earth, a.k.a. “grounding” affects human health. The recent book Earthing by Ober, Sinatra, and Zucker, as well as Nobel Prize winner James Oschman’s interest in the topic and sponsorship of Ober’s work brings attention to this matter.
Author Archive | Stephen Elliott
In 2004, I introduced the concept of the “bridge.” Since that time, this author and others have been working with bridges to understand their significance in facilitating conscious influence of the body/mind. Humans, in fact vertebrate life in general, interact with the environment via fifteen bodily functions or “interfaces”. These input/output functions include the eyes, […]
The numbers are sobering… In a nutshell, two thirds of American adults are eating the wrong foods and are not exercising. Due to socioeconomic constraints, 15% of American households don’t have access to needed food and nutrition. This article includes links to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines For Americans and the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for […]
“Mind body” practices affect gene expression – these are the findings of Herbert Benson M.D. and William Proctor J.D., reported in their recent book: Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing. Included in this article is a link to an NPR radio broadcast that discusses Dr. Bensen’s […]
“Coherence”, a measure of the consistency of wave phenomena, is often used in the context of the heart beat. Here, it can pertain to the beat itself, i.e. the physical consistency of consecutive beats where each beat is a wave, or it can pertain to the longer term cycle of variation in the heart beat. Note […]
In physics, “coherence” is a complex measure of wave phenomena. Specifically, its a measure of the correlation between all of the physical properties of waves, e.g., amplitude, phase, and frequency. If two perfectly “coherent” waves collide, waves that are exact in every respect, they will negate each other perfectly, this “stationary interference” being proof positive […]
Hypertension is of epidemic proportions affecting 29% of the US population 18 and older and 67% of those over 60 years of age, making it one the single largest health concerns. [Data from NHANES 2005-2006, summarized in the January 2008 issue of the NCHS Data Brief].
Hypertension is one of the most common health concerns in the U.S. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 50 million or more Americans have high blood pressure, and a dramatic rise is anticipated as the baby boomer generation moves into maturity. Also by their estimate, worldwide prevalence of hypertension may exceed 1 billion. The […]