What can we learn from a Sri Lankan ayurvedic practitioner? Why are colon cancer rates so low in Uganda?  What is unique about blue zones where a surprising higher number than average citizens live to be centenarians?  

We now live in a globalized society. With the Internet, social networking and other media outlets, the world is literally at our fingertips.  As Americans are increasingly more focused on holistic health practices, health is now globalized as well.Our blog examines what we can learn from the rest of the world to improve our health. . We will examine supporting evidence (or lack of evidence) through review of existing literature and interviews with experts both locally and worldwide.  Come explore the world with us!

 


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Need an excuse for a spa day? Here’s one!

Who really needs to be convinced to get a massage, right?   It’s a luxury that we don’t treat ourselves to often enough. In case you need an excuse, massage-particularly the Thai variety-has actually been proven to have physical benefits. Thai massage, formally known as nuat thai, iis thought to have originated at Wat Pho, […]

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The Tale of the Cow

Traffic jams are an annoying part of daily life.  We most commonly think of cars as the culprit, but in India a different large moving object often stalls the road- the cow! It turns out these animals are sacred for both religious and health purposes. I have been on a bit of a hiatus from […]

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Easter Traditional Recipes from Around the Globe

Easter is celebrated in various ways in different countries. Associated with these traditions are some delicious recipes.  Check out a few of these tasty global treats to try in your own home! Hot Cross Buns Bread has great importance in many cultures for Easter because of the last supper, when Christ shared bread with the […]

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Something Healthy to Toast to on St. Patrick’s Day

  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  The world has a lot of ways to celebrate this day each year on March 17th. In Chicago the river is dyed green. In Sidney Australia, the famous opera house is lit with green lights. New York celebrates with an annual parade dating back to 1762.  No matter what the […]

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Women Who Are Changing the World: International Women’s Day March 8

March 8th is International Women’s Day.  It is part of the larger celebration of Women’s History month,  a time to highlight the many magnificent things women have contributed to our society. International Women’s Day dates back to 1911.  It wasn’t until almost 70 years later in 1980 that President Carter acknowledged  women’s contributions were much […]

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Siberian Ginseng: Russia’s Olympic Secret

Russia has always been a leader in Olympic performance. With 23 medals and counting so far this year,  Russian Olympic athletes have a reputation for endurance. Russia has also taken the spotlight, although often negative, as the host of this year’s Winter Olympics held in Sochi.  So given the Olympics and all of its news-both […]

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