Archives for February 2011

Visualisation improves healthy eating, says research

A research study published in Psychology and Health says that visualisation improves healthy eating. It does make sense that by training our minds, we can overcome cravings for unhealthy foods and start to eat better. Here's the story, first reported by Newswise. Date: 25th February 2011 Source: Newswise If you want to improve the way you eat, the best way to do so is … [Read more...]

Is belief the drug? Yes, according to pain research

Is belief the drug? Yes, according to a recent study. If the subjects were told that something was going to be painful, their mind made it so, further giving evidence to the power of belief and the placebo/nocebo effect. Here's the story, first reported by the BBC Date: 16th February 2011 Source: BBC News "A patient's belief that a drug will not work can become a self … [Read more...]