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Darwin Quote

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.

Metabolism and Protective Responses

Mammals still have the freeze response, however their additional, more complex responses to danger are layered on top of this primitive neurology. This is the part of the brain which we know as the Diencephalon, or Limbic System. Blending these...

Negative Effects of Stress on Health

Our culture has replaced natural sources of stress, for which we had refined effective responses over thousands of generations, with the stressful aspects of modern living. Many of these stressors have emerged in our lifetimes, making our...

The God Spot

“In a new study, psychologist Cosimo Urgesi of the University of Udine in Italy and colleagues asked 88 brain cancer patients to fill out a widely used personality questionnaire before and after surgery to remove their tumors. One section...

Reflexes

Our hormones and nervous system operate as complex "feedback loops", constantly sensing our external and internal milieu and influencing our internal states and external actions. The intention of this relentless activity is to optimize our...

NLP and Touch for Health

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a collection of therapeutic tools found to be very effective at changing patterns of behavior. These tools are based primarily in verbal communication and are directed at resolving conflicts between the...

BIT: Brain Integration Technique

Early childhood stressors profoundly affect how we process information. The strategy developing brains use to cope with stressful situations is to limit the amount of information they assimilate. The “Information Super Highway” of...

Wearing Pumps

If I could design a shoe with a 3" heel that looked great and made women look great that didn't trash their feet and wreck their postural dynamics - I would be rich. Here are some design considerations:

Back Pain

Why We Usually Get Back Pain In A Few Specific Spots: From a structural perspective the job of the spine can be thought of as transmitting load energy up and down its length. Particularly in movement the spine has to deal with both compressive...

Creating New Developmental Opportunities For...

Development during our first weeks, months and years relies heavily on our reflexes. Reflexes are congenital behavioral patterns which enable us to understand stimulus and respond appropriately. An example is stimulus on the cheek will direct...

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