Friday Five: January 23rd, 2015

Today’s Friday Five guest writer is my daughter, Aditi Iyer. Aditi is 10 years old and cares deeply about the world around her. She is a fourth grader at Bellevue Children’s Academy and her favorite subject in school is English. Aditi takes a kinesthetic approach to make sense of […]

A Hug can Prevent the Flu!

We are in the thick of the flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the flu activity in the United States peaks between the months of December and February. According to health experts, this year’s flu vaccine was based on the A-H3N2 virus strain […]

Friday Five: January 16th, 2015

Friday Five is just a tad different today. Instead of a guest post or a personal exploration on what is currently working for me, I am offering you five approaches/trends/advice and encouragement from the wellness blogosphere that are striking a chord with me. Getting a glimpse of someone else’s […]

Book Review: The True Power of Water

The True Power of Water: Healing and Discovering Ourselves, written by researcher Masaru Emoto, is an exploration of the healing properties and possibilities of water. In the book, the author proposes that the ubiquitous liquid that we take for granted has the potential to not just dramatically improve our […]

Friday Five: January 9th, 2015

After 6 weeks of wonderful and insightful guest Friday Five posts, today’s Friday Five post is by me. Here are five thoughts/things/ideas that are currently bringing serendipity, courage, fragrance, sweetness and inspiration into my life. I hope that these five spark an idea and bring inspiration for you too. […]

Walking, Wordsworth and Creativity

Can walking turn you into a poet or an artist? Can it bring forth the innate creativity that lives in you? It just may, says a Stanford April 2014 study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. The study was performed by recruiting 176 participants comprising of […]

Friday Five: January 2nd, 2015

Today’s Friday Five guest post is by Dr. Indu Srinivasan Partha. Indu is an avid reader, writer and a clinician. For me, though, Indu has a certain “Indu-ness” that has inspired me many times over, “the ability to show  up and get to work” (thanks Chuck Close), no matter […]

Friday Five: December 19th, 2014

Today’s Friday Five guest post is by Dharini Vivek. Dharini is a poet, a student of classical music, and a nature lover. Here is her personal exploration of the five thoughts and ideas that are currently resonating with her. Her loving encouragement “simply to wake up to the very […]

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    Curcumin, the Active Compound in Turmeric and its Potential to Heal PTSD Symptoms

Curcumin, the Active Compound in Turmeric and its Potential to Heal PTSD Symptoms

There is yet another feather in turmeric’s heavily decorated healing potential cap. Along with Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, Crohn’s disease, depression, heart disease and mesothelioma, brand new, not yet published research reports that curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, helps relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress […]

Friday Five: December 12th, 2014

Today’s Friday Five guest post is by Devasmita Chakraverty. Devasmita is a postdoctoral researcher in Germany who loves to travel and take pictures. Her keen observation, fresh energy and abundant enthusiasm are palpable both in her gorgeous photographs and her wonderful writing.

Finding by Losing, Learning by Unlearning

Earlier this October, after […]