Body Electric: Electroceuticals and the Future of Medicine
Life is electric. Our vital signs, in particular, our heart rate and rhythm, and brain activity, are electrical signals that doctors use to diagnose medical problems. But the electric nature of life runs much deeper than this. For centuries, scientists have postulated the existence of an electrical or electromagnetic field that governs all life. The understanding of the Body Electric has the potential to revolutionize medicine. In the future, medical treatments will be based on the prescription of appropriate frequencies (electroceuticals) rather than pharmaceuticals.
The Brain Electric: Healing Wave of the Future
In the Brain Electric documentary, we travel across America to investigate how technology is being used by leading research organizations, the military, and many others, as an alternative to medications, even for people in the most devastating situations, such as in Service Members and Veterans with severe post traumatic stress and advanced cancer patients. The American Institute of Stress presents The Brain Electric, a film by Justin Smith.
We are told that cholesterol is a major cause of heart disease. Millions of people around the world are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, known as statins, and millions more people are avoiding foods that contain saturated fat and cholesterol. The basic idea is that dietary saturated fat raises cholesterol levels, and these two substances somehow clog-up our arteries, causing a heart attack. This idea is often referred to as the diet-heart hypothesis. However, a number of doctors and researchers have been challenging this hypothesis for decades, and heart disease statistics reveal some alarming facts. Such as:
- People with high cholesterol tend to live longer
- People with heart disease are more likely to have low levels of cholesterol
- Cholesterol-lowering at a population level does not reduce the rate of heart disease
In addition, despite their widespread use, and description as “wonder drugs” statin medications do not extend life expectancy for the majority of people who take them. Cholesterol-lowering is a huge global industry, generating around $20 billion each year. Have the facts about heart disease, cholesterol and cholesterol medications been distorted by pharmaceutical companies and food manufacturers keen to increase their profits? If the focus on cholesterol has been a mistake, then the greatest cost is associated with the lost opportunity to tackle the real causes of heart disease.
For a limited time, the documentary film Statin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Cover-Up is available to watch FREE. For more information about the film and the sequel visit
Breathing to Improve Well-Being
Breathing affects all aspects of your life. This invited keynote, Breathing and posture: Mind-body interventions to improve health, reduce pain and discomfort, was presented at the Caribbean Active Aging Congress, October 14, Oranjestad, Aruba. Republished with permission from Erik Peper, PhD’s blog, . For more information also see: .
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How to Dial Down Stress Using Ancient Inspirations
Provided by: David Sollars M.Ac, L.Ac, H.M.C.
Participants of this energetic and interactive 90 minute session, divided into 5 sections, will learn powerful, yet easily adaptable time-tested evidence based methods for self-managed solutions for many mood challenges facing older Americans including anxiety, depression and stress with additional symptoms such as restlessness or anger. These ancient activities also increase physical activity, heart rate, reducing falls, stretch muscles, while engaging the mind, body and imagination. This session provides a foundational experience to improve physical activity and create increased social engagement within communities of active older adults. Participants will receive easy to implement trainings and evidence based resources for continued learning.
- Participants will learn easy to teach Tai Qi movements to regulate moods and metabolisms, in both standing and seated positions, while reviewing the current evidence-based literature on this ancient exercise.
- Participants will discover how images, breath and mental intention can combine to assist older Americans dealing with being overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. Take away specific next day exercises to implement into your own mental health programs to encourage active adults to help manage their emotion states.
- Add acupressure techniques to your own evidence-based tools for assisting older adults in self managing stress, anxiety and many challenging emotional states.
- Participants will be provided current research and learn that the endorphin release of acupressure is only the beginning of the therapeutic possibilities.
Emotional Stress and Your Health
Features HeartMath medical director and author, Dr. Bruce Wilson, a prominent Wisconsin cardiologist. Dr. Wilson’s presentation is especially timely. Emotional Stress and Your Health, a one-hour Teleseminar presented by Wilson and psychologist Dr. Deborah Rozman, takes on added importance in light of a recent Gallup Poll. Representing 95% of the world’s population from 140 countries, the poll shows that positive emotions were a reliable predictor of better health and negative emotions were a reliable predictor of worse health, even when basic needs of food, shelter and safety were met.
Helping Children Manage Stress
Children experience more stress today than ever before. They live in a world that often seems to move at a dizzying pace, in a world whose problems are many and complex. Along with family, academic and peer pressures, children are subjected to a constant buzz and barrage of an endless array of devices and diversions in the digital, cell phone and computer age.
Join behavioral and developmental pediatrician Dr. Timothy Culbert, and facilitator Jeff Goelitz, an education specialist with the Institute of HeartMath, for the Helping Children Manage Stress webinar. They will discuss these and other concerns and offer strategies parents, educators and other care providers can employ to help today’s youth live happier and more stress-free childhoods.