October 2010 Health Notes Archives

*Dr. Robert Melillo & Dr.David Stussy – “Author of Disconnected Kids”

The author of the best sellling book “Disconnected Kids” joined Kinshasha on Health Notes with Brain and Health Expert Dr. David Stussy.

They talked with Kinshasha about the newest research about neuobehaviorial disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Tourette’s, Asperger’s and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Research has shown explicit health benefits to meditation, especially in the realm of stress-relief; the
Mayo Clinic recommends meditation for producing a sense of calm, peace and balance, producing
benefits in both emotional well-being and overall health. However, the problem with meditation is that
those people who are most need of stress relief are those who are least likely to feel they have time to
cram one more thing into their schedule.

Kate Sciandra, integrative healthcare practitioner and specialist in pain and stress relief, knew that the idea of trying to cram one more thing into an already jam-packed life was a way to create even more anxiety. As a dual business owner, teacher, columnist, Girl Scout leader and mom – with a part-time job on the side, she understood what it means to feel overwhelmed and overscheduled. As a regular meditator and as an instructor and practitioner of client-centered healthcare, she also had first-hand
experience with the benefits of being present through mindfulness.
During meditation, the attention is on a particular object of focus, such as the breath, This focus quiets
the mind and helps to eliminate the kind of busy, jumbled thinking (often called “monkey mind”) that can keep us in a state of overwhelm and stress. This creates a mindful state that provides a more peaceful, clear state of mind.

Enjoy this in-depth conversation about body-centered mindfulness.

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Buddha’s Brain

Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and other great teachers were all born with a brain built essentially like anyone else’s. Then they used their minds to change their brains in ways that changed history.

With the new breakthroughs in neuroscience, combined with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can shape your own brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.
Written with neurologist Richard Mendius, M.D., and with a Foreword by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and a Preface by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom joins modern science with ancient teachings to show you how to have greater emotional balance in turbulent times, as well as healthier relationships, more effective actions, and greater peace of mind.

Kinshasha will share an invigorating conversation with author and researcher Rick Hanson.

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The Lose 21 Pounds in 21 Days plan is based on three principles: rest, reduce, and rebuild. “Rest comes from not chewing and ingesting nutrients in liquid form. Eliminating toxins, resting the body and engaging in elimination therapy, you cleanse and rebuild the body so it can shed weight,”

Holistic Practioner Roni DeLuc talks with Kinshasha about the important principles of detoxing for optimum health and weight loss.

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