laughter medicine
Gelotology. Yes, this is the study of laughter. Research shows that laughing is more than just a person's voice and movement, it requires the coordination of many muscles throughout the body. Even Freud mentioned laughing as a way to release excess nervous or negative energy. Now let's take a look at breathing, it is the only function of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) that is consciously regulated. These days we often hear how deep diaphragmatic breathing can really help with stress. But how? Well, it stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), aka the relaxing, calming part of the nervous system...

Many people are concerned about the negative impacts that chemicals and toxins present in our environment have on their health, and scientific research is backing up these fears. It’s not just the the chemicals found in food, water or even the air we breathe, but the toxins in our personal care products, our household cleaners, kids […]