Results of epidemiological studies have suggested that consumption of green tea could lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. Intervention studies show that green tea may decrease blood glucose levels, and also increase satiety. This study was conducted to examine the postprandial effects of green tea on glucose levels, glycemic index, insulin levels and satiety in healthy … [Read more...] about Green Tea Effects on Blood Glucose, Insulin Levels Revealed in New Study
Very interesting, is science catching up? You can read the full article at the NY Times or read Jonah Ewell thoughts from Everyday Health below. I just found out about this concept called "physiologic reserve." From the New York Times: Physiologic reserve refers to excess capacity in organs and biological systems; we’re given this reserve at birth, and it tends to decrease … [Read more...] about Is Physiologic Reserve the Biomedical Equivalent of Jing?
Could gargling with green tea prevent flu? It contains compounds called catechins, which have been shown, in lab research, to prevent the infection. One small Japanese study at the University of Shizuoka showed that nursing home residents who gargled with green tea three times a day for three months were less likely to get flu than those who did not. Larger clinical … [Read more...] about Gargle Green Tea to Fight Off Flu Bugs
Today’s Wood Monkey is the complete opposite of our annual qi, namely Metal Tiger and is truly the year break. Consequently, the Chinese almanac suggests today is only suitable to ask ancestors for guidance and taking things apart, which can be loosely translated as tidying up matters. Weather wise it indicates being cold and windy, wrap up warm and eat well. Here are some … [Read more...] about Feng Shui-Wood Monkey day
Most of us who meditate regularly know that things are changing in us but sometimes its nice to see scientific evidence to back it up. EUGENE, Ore. -- (Aug. 16, 2010) -- Just 11 hours of learning a meditation technique induces positive structural changes in brain connectivity by boosting efficiency in a part of the brain that helps a person regulate behavior in … [Read more...] about Chinese meditation IBMT found to boost brain connectivity