Lifestyle Medicine and The Ornish Spectrum: New Light on an Old Idea

More than 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates, who often is considered to be the father of Western medicine, pointed to the innate healing power of nature and the body, expressed in the concept of “vis medicatrix naturae." The body has an

Study: Yoga and Aerobic Exercise Drastically Reduce Risk for Diabetes

Women who want to reduce their risk of developing diabetes should start lifting weights or head to the yoga studio, according to a new study. The research from Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Southern Denmark found

Yoga for Heart Disease—Study Shows Reduced Anxiety in ICD Heart Patients

Imagine how anxiety provoking it would be to have something in your chest that shocks your heart at any time. That is the reality for thousands of people living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a device that delivers electric

Trauma-Informed Yoga: YogaHOPE and a New Strategy for Change

Yoga is increasingly being recognized as an exceptionally effective therapy for healing the often-devastating scars left by traumatic experiences on the body/mind. Informed by the pioneering work of trauma experts including Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., and Peter Levine, Ph.D.,

Integrated Health Yoga Therapy: Merging Science with the Subtle

Modern medicine is increasingly moving toward a more holistic view of health and well-being. Integrated Health Therapy is wonderfully poised to play a vital role within this movement. Evidence-based scientific studies are coming out regularly supporting yoga’s health benefits, and

Let Food Be Your Medicine: Diet and Cancer Prevention

According to researchers, more than 50 percent of cancers can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices. The food you eat plays a particular vital role in preventing cancer. In this article, Lorenzo Cohen, grandson of yoga master Vanda Scaravelli, discusses

Yoga Helps Relieve Fatigue, Inflammation after Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer survivors often struggle with debilitating fatigue as well as chronic inflammation following the toxic treatments of chemotherapy and radiation. A new study indicates that practicing yoga may help survivors both by lowering fatigue and reducing inflammation.  In the