Creativity thrives on what the brain fears most | Beau Lotto | Big Think

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The neuroscience of creativity is really about growth learning and overcoming challenges to compe up with creative solutions. What research shows is that It is only when we let go of our assumptions that we really see the world for what it is and then see new solutions given this new view of reality. Thie following video is one that …

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Functional medicine: an alternative treatment for cancer: Fitter Food Radio episode 11

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I’m listening to  Fitter Food Radio episode 11 with Jo Gamble on Embracing Nutrition. It is quite fascinating. Focusing on Jo Gamble explaining the value of functional medicine for health. Jo is a nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner who specialises in alternative treatment for cancer. I’m getting to know the show so I can only comment on this episode. I’m …

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The stress of life: a modern complaint?

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In The stress of life: a modern complaint? the Lancet takes a look at the implications of over work and over worry. The report notes that Late 19th-century doctors and their patients also believed that stress could generate or exacerbate physical illness. Clinicians sometimes explained the development of cancer, diabetes, and thyroid disease, or the appearance and severity of influenza, in …

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By pushing ourselves too hard do we cause irreparable harm?

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A common cause of irreparable cell damage seems to be when it’s pushed too far. When a cell is pushed a little beyond it’s limits it grows stronger when allowed to recover. Yet push them really far beyond their limits and there seems a threshold above which many cells sustain damage they can’t fix. This was implied in my previous …

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Longevity, Negativity, and Positive Thinking

Colin Chambersactivity, ageing, anxiety, cells, competing, depression, emotion, lifestyle, movement, play, Psychology, steps, Strategy, stress, Well being Leave a Comment

For this simple guide I was searching for references on stress and how exercise can help with it. I found some great articles but nothing really stood out to me. They either seemed to have too much depth or not enough. I’m thinking of stress because we’re all busy because we have more to do than we have time to …

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Think clearly: Warm up your brain

Colin Chambersactivity, anxiety, brain, compete, competing, competition, depression, general health, Make you strong, nerves, spectacular performances, sport, Strategy, stress Leave a Comment

Yes I believe you really do need to warm up your brain if you want to get the best out of it. In the process of writing a previous article about performing well when it counts I hit upon a way of explaining several theories I’ve yet to put to paper. Ok the basic concept I have about your brain needing to …

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How do you perform well where it counts?

Colin Chamberscompete, competing, competition, Follow your dreams, Learning, Make you strong, pressure, spectacular performances, sport, Strategy, stress Leave a Comment

Have you ever met some one who doesn’t look like much but can whoop your arse? You know, that guy with the pot belly, doesn’t look like he’s exercised since 1965 and you picture him at home with the remote control slowly becoming part of his hand cos he’s always watching tv. Yet this guy just has your number when …

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What factors make us kick the bucket?

Colin Chambersageing, biology, cells, CHD, cholesterol, competing, ecosystems, general health, injury, Life advice, lifestyle, Make you strong, recover, retirement, sleep, steps, stress, Well being 1 Comment

I hear so much about what risk factors there are to make us die sooner and all the things we should do or not do but because I like to research both sides of the story I always find things that contradict each other. I’m coming round to the view that the overall risk really depends on where we are …