Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why are we so fat in rural settings? – Part 3 – Our Ancestry!

Prince Edward Island, where I live, has a very high obesity rate. So do many rural parts of America and of cource the rest of Atlantic Canada. We have looked at why there is an physical environmental difference between cities and … Continue reading

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Why are people in rural setting fat – Part 2 – Because our friends are – It’s Social!

For reasons that we are exploring in this series, there are environmental reasons why people who live in rural settings tend to be more overweight than those living in urban settings. But there are social environmental factors as well. And I … Continue reading

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Why are rural folks fatter than urban – It’s not laziness it is environment – Part 1

Here is the lead in the Guardian – PEI’s paper of record. Obesity rates in Prince Edward Island are among the highest in the country. Overall, about 62 per cent of Canadians weigh more than they should. The obesity rates vary from a … Continue reading

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Trust – Part of our Biology – Dr Jonathan Shay

“The need for trust, Dr. Shay argues, comes from human prehistory. Without claws, wings or other natural weapons, human ancestors survived by watching one another’s backs. As a result, Dr. Shay argues, the need for trust is part of human … Continue reading

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Your Mind and your Health – Part 4 – Why the Tribe – Community – is the best Environment to help us

In this series we have seen how the power of how we think can affect our health for good or bad. How then can we do the hardest thing of all and change how we think about ourselves and so … Continue reading

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Your mind and your health – Part 3 – How do we change deep rooted thoughts/habits?

So how do we change? Is it as simple as knowing what is true? Not for deep change. I can hear you even from here. “But I can’t change my habits” or “Just telling me to think differently is not enough” … Continue reading

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Your Mind and your Health – Part 2 – The Power of Neuroplasticity

This is the conventional picture of the brain – a thing with discrete compartments – a thinking machine. This idea of the brain – which is also how most of us “see” the body and so organize medicine is wrong. … Continue reading

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