What is health?

Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
— World Health Organization

Mental Health 

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
— Plutarch

 

  • Positivity:  thinking about how attitude impacts thoughts.  Recommended resources: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale; The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer, The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler; The Conscious Dying Network
     
  • Meditation and Stress reduction: Transcendental Meditation; Mindfulness;  yoga.  Recommended resources: Mindfulness Meditation by Jon Kabot Zinn; Transcendental Meditation
     
  • Epidemiology: mental health across time and space.  The occurrence and distribution of mental and behavioral conditions (not all "bad"). Recommended resources: , The Happiness Institute, World Health Organization
     
  • Epigenetics: Genetic response to the environment; nature vs nurture.  Recommended resources: SciShow episode, Epigenetics and the Influence of our genes
     
  • Interrelations-- energy, quantum physics, and consciousness: Entanglement,  holographic duality, string theory, unified field, spirituality. Recommended resources: The Little Book of String Theory by Steven Gubser; NOVA - A Theory of Everything?
     
  • The brain: function; quantum mechanical aspects; lucid dreaming; memory.
If quantum mechanics is relevant to the brain, String Theory and Unified Field Theory are equally relevant.
— Dr. John Hagelin

Physical Health

A man may esteem himself happy, when that which is his food, is also his medicine.
— Henry David Thoreau
  • Physical Activity: strength, flexibility, endurance. Recommended resource: No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness, by Michelle Segar.

  • Nutrition and Diet: food (vegan, vegetarian, organic, pesticide-free, local), supplements. Recommended resource: Cracking the Metabolic Code by James B. LaValle.

  • Self-Healing

  • Water: structure and quality of water; human body/water.

  • Integrated Health Care: blending and balancing natural remedies, mind-body connections (Ayurveda); acupuncture; massage; yoga. Recommended resource: Yoga as medicine

  • Rest and Sleep: levels of sleep, micronapping. Recommended resource: Health Sleep