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On “ethical placebos,” Medicine, and Mind/ Body interactions: A book review

Cure_bookWhen I was 10 years old, I hat­ed doing the dish­es. In an attempt to talk my par­ents out of mak­ing me do this hat­ed chore, I pre­tend­ed to be ill by hang­ing my head, sigh­ing, snif­fling, and walk­ing lethar­gi­cal­ly to my bed­room, all to no avail—I still had to do those dish­es.

But, the next day, I woke up with the flu —a 104-degree fever and stom­ach pains to match. Boy, were my par­ents sur­prised! And, so was I. But, how many of us have had sim­i­lar expe­ri­ences, where our minds seemed to some­how impact our bod­ies in weird, unex­plain­able ways? How many of us have made doc­tors’ appoint­ments only to watch our fevers drop or held our chil­dren close and stopped their cough­ing fits? Clear­ly, some­thing is going on, isn’t it? Read the rest of this entry »

Great review of The SharpBrains Guide at Scientific American’s Beautiful Minds

beautiful-mindsReview of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness (Sci­en­tif­ic Amer­i­can’s Beau­ti­ful Minds blog):

In the high­ly sal­able field of “brain fit­ness,” there is an awful lot of hype. How can con­sumers pos­si­bly sort the sci­ence from the pseu­do-sci­ence? Thank­ful­ly, there are resources such as The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness…this guide helps the every­day read­er come to a basic under­stand­ing of brain func­tion­ing and the lifestyle changes that mat­ter the most for keep­ing the brain in tip top shape…There are so many gems in this book, but I thought I’d high­light ten that par­tic­u­lar­ly caught my atten­tion:” Keep read­ing book review by Scott Bar­ry Kauf­man

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