The Yin and Yang of COVID-19

by Paul Bedson Every crisis that humanity and the world experiences, the bushfires, the drought, the famine, the floods and COVID-19, has a yang and a yin aspect. The yang aspect is the immediate, urgent, frantic response to minimise suffering. The yin aspect comes in time as we pause to contemplate the significance of the crisis. … Continue reading The Yin and Yang of COVID-19

Kidney Health for All

by Maia Bedson Our kidneys work all day and night for us, filtering around 150 litres of our blood every 24 hours. If this is hindered in any way, and diet is a major factor in how our kidney’s function, then metabolic wastes can build up in our bloodstream and lead to a gradual decline … Continue reading Kidney Health for All

Neuroscience and Mindfulness Meditation

Neuroscience and Mindfulness MeditationSummer 2017, Living Well Magazine by Paul Bedson It is always heartwarming when there is a convergence between science (neuroscience), psychology (mental health) and spirituality (meditation). These three areas of study are sometimes antagonistic but the new science of the brain is bringing them together, perhaps as strange bedfellows! The new technology … Continue reading Neuroscience and Mindfulness Meditation

Antioxidants and Cancer

Antioxidants and CancerWinter 2017, Living Well Magazine The antioxidant effect of fruits and vegetables has been shown in research to influence the risk for breast cancer and therefore play an important role in any diet, but particularly for those who seek to follow a diet that supports the prevention of breast cancer. It is well … Continue reading Antioxidants and Cancer

Dean Ornish Lifestyle Research

Dean Ornish Lifestyle ResearchAutumn 2017, Living Well Magazine For a decade Dean Ornish has studied prostate cancer and the effects of lifestyle interventions on the progression of the disease. The long-term studies have consistently shown that intensive lifestyle changes have been shown to decease Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) readings, increase telomere length, and slow the … Continue reading Dean Ornish Lifestyle Research

Benefits of Mindfulness for Caregivers

Benefits of Mindfulness for CaregiversAutumn 2017, Living Well Magazine Regular and consistent mindfulness meditation helps to prevent caregivers from psychological stress and ‘caregiver overload’. Research from the University of Almeria has shown the benefits of mindfulness meditation in reducing psychological discomfort and overload in family caregivers. Consistent with other research into the positive benefits of … Continue reading Benefits of Mindfulness for Caregivers

Fruits, Veggies and Illness

Fruits, Veggies and IllnessSummer 2016, Living Well Magazine Research shows evidence that fruit and vegetable consumption is linked to a longer life, and is directly linked to reduced cancer death and cardiovascular mortality.  Regular consumption of fruit and vegetables is linked to a longer life, according to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and … Continue reading Fruits, Veggies and Illness

Melatonin and Cancer

Melatonin and CancerSpring 2016, Living Well Magazine Melatonin has a twofold importance for cancer, in that it has both a direct influence on the course of cancer, and is also is affected by the same risk factors that exist for cancer. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland, and is responsible for regulating … Continue reading Melatonin and Cancer