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Sara Lazar, PhD

Shannon Harvey

Watch an excerpt from Dr Sara Lazar's episode in the Conversation Series Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School --- “Her amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.” -TEDx talks Dr. Sara Lazar is at the cutting edge of research into the affects of meditation and yoga on brain activity and changes in brain structure. Dr. Lazar came across the benefits of yoga in 1994 when her physician encouraged her to try it after she sustained an injury to her... Read full article »

Dean Ornish, MD

Shannon Harvey

Watch an excerpt from Dr Dean Ornish's episode in the Conversation Series Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute --- “One of the seven most powerful teachers in the world." Forbes Magazine For the last three decades Dr. Dean Ornish’s programs have been teaching millions of people to think about how the lifestyle choices they make directly impacts their health and wellbeing. In a series of scientific research studies Dr. Dean Ornish has shown that changes in diet and lifestyle not only halve the progress of coronary artery disease, but also they are... Read full article »

David Spiegel, MD

Shannon Harvey

Watch an excerpt from Dr David Spiegel's episode in the Conversation Series Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences Medical Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine Dr. David Spiegel never meant to stir up a storm when he published a study in The Lancet. He had found that women with breast cancer who attended a support group lived twice as long as women who didn't. Dr. Spiegel took women who had metastatic breast cancer and randomly divided them into 2 groups. They all had the same chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, but in addition... Read full article »

Esther Sternberg, MD

Shannon Harvey

Watch an excerpt from Dr Esther Sternberg's episode in the Conversation Series Research Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine --- “One of 300 women physicians who changed the face of medicine” - National Library of Medicine Dr. Esther Sternberg is a major force in mind-body-stress-wellness research and also studies the way our environment affects our health. Having started out as a family Medical Doctor, then becoming a specialist in Rheumatology, she is now a world-renowned researcher, known for her groundbreaking work on the interaction between the central nervous system and the... Read full article »

Andrew Weil, MD

Shannon Harvey

Watch an excerpt from Dr Andrew Weil's episode in the Conversation Series Founder and Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine Jones/Lovell Professor of Integrative Rheumatology, University of Arizona (endowed chair) --- One of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, 2005. Dr. Andrew Weil is a pioneer of integrative medicine and is the driving force behind a new wave of doctors practicing evidence based mind body medicine. Dr. Andrew Weil has been on the cover of TIME magazine twice, which also named him one of the 25 most influential Americans in 1997... Read full article »

My Year of Living Mindfully (Book)

In the midst of a global mental health crisis, millions of people have turned to mindfulness. But does it actually make us happier and healthier? In a world-first experiment, journalist Shannon Harvey recruited a team of scientists to put mindful meditation to the test. But what began as a year-long self-experiment soon became a life-changing experience..


My Year Of Living Mindfully (Documentary)

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The Connection: Mind Your Body (Documentary)

The Connection is a feature documentary that uncovers the latest science in mind body medicine and proves we have much more to say about our health than we thought possible.

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The Whole Health Life (Book)

This is a guidebook for anyone who wants to get healthy, find balance, and live better.

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