Vacations – Unplugged And Then Some

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A guest post written by Bob Cummings, media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Michigan. Friday [June 20] marked the official start of summer, and for many, summer is vacation time. Research has found that vacations are beneficial for health and well-being, at least in the short run. For example, one study looked at fifty-three employees and measured physical complaints and the quality of sleep and mood both 10 days Continue Reading

The Power of Love to Improve Mental Health

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A guest post written by Bob Cummings, the media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Michigan Mental health can be improved and maintained by treating the whole person and by helping the patient feel connected with – and loved by – others and the divine. Treating the whole person In 2007 Malkia Newman was appointed to the board of the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority and she now chairs this board. Continue Reading

What Cuts the Chance of Catching the Cold or Flu by up to 50 Percent?

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A guest post written by Bob Cummings, media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Michigan “Your mind can cut your chances of catching a cold by 40 to 50 percent.” Really? Yes – according to a recent ABC News report by Susan Ince entitled, “15 Ways To Prevent Colds and Flu” which lists meditation along with other methods of prevention such as exercise, getting enough sleep, and frequently washing one’s hands. Here’s some Continue Reading

Playing Cards May Benefit Mental Health

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A guest post written by Bob Cummings, media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Michigan GO FISH anyone? New research suggests that playing cards may help preserve mental health. A December 13, 2012, PRWEB article republished by the San Francisco Chronicle (SFGATE.com) states, ”The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. encourages playing cards and board games as these may actually contribute to a healthier brain Continue Reading

Sweets that are Good for Health

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by Don Ingwerson Normally I have legislative or media highlights posted on Thursdays, but since today is Valentine's Day, I thought you might me interested in reading a guest post by Bob Cummings, Committee on Publication for Michigan. He has a new take on sweets. Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day! It seems that chocolate and other sweets are everywhere right now. Last Saturday Chelsea, Michigan held their 5th Annual Chocolate Continue Reading

Need an Emancipation Proclamation for your Health?

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A guest post by Bob Cummings, media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Michigan Do you sometimes feel like a slave to disease? Or to its treatment? Or know someone who does? How do chapped lips, Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a case of poison ivy shed light on needed emancipation? Abraham Lincoln made only one visit to Michigan – to Kalamazoo in 1856. Why did he make that visit? To address slavery, of Continue Reading

Healing Power of Love

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A guest post written by Bob Cummings, media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Michigan “Let’s see if I can help him with a jolt of energy, a thought of love and perhaps a prayer.” writes Phil Mikan in the New Britain Herald in Connecticut last Sunday. This is what he thought when he came across a wounded butterfly. It’s interesting to me that he had been researching “the energy we call love” for several months leading up Continue Reading

Walking a Tightrope

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A guest post written by Bob Cummings, media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Michigan Could YOU walk on a wire across Niagara Falls? Nik Wallenda made it look pretty easy. He was so calm and looked to be always in control. In interviews with Wallenda on TV I heard two elements of a spiritual practice that helped him achieve this remarkable feat: praying and monitoring thought. The closest I’ve come to this feat was Continue Reading

Thought Controlled Robotic Arm

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A guest post written by Bob Cummings, media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Michigan. “They’ve found that it is possible for a person to mentally control a robotic limb in three-dimensional space.” This profound news comes from Roderic Pettigrew, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, in a press release today (5-16-2012). Back in 1982 Continue Reading

Placebos, and an Impossible Study

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A guest post written by Bob Cummings, media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Michigan Explosive! That’s how correspondent Lesley Stahl described it.¹ And a study on the implications it raises for all drug-based therapy would be impossible – or would it? In her recent 60 Minutes report on Placebos, Stahl interviewed Irving Kirsch, Associate Director of the Placebo Studies Program at Harvard Medical School. The explosive Continue Reading