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Eliminate toxins and adopt a food-as-medicine mindset

You may be familiar with that old nutritional bit of grocery store wisdom: shop the perimeter. In other words, stick to whole foods—fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy—and avoid the hyper-processed consumables that dominate the middle aisles of your supermarket. It’s solid advice. Oversimplified, but a good starting point for anyone looking to improve her nutrition. It’s …

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To Transform the Lives of Others – I had to Transform My Life First

As a young girl, I was an athlete, a gymnast, a bodybuilder, and…..A sugar addict.  In 1996, a snowy day in December, I fell in the parking lot at work.  Because the accident was covered under workman’s compensation, I was sent to the company’s physical therapist to be evaluated.  I remember my shoulder and shoulder …

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Former Barrington athlete, once on dozens of meds, now has ‘contagious passion’ for healthful living

Jodi Suson prides herself on living a toxin-free life, eating only organic whole foods and using personal care and cleaning products that don’t contain chemicals. The Barrington native and former gymnast and bodybuilder is a corporate health and wellness consultant. She started her Palatine-based business, Suson Essentials in 2015 and published told her personal health story in …

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TM Study: Depression

Effects of behavioral stress reduction Transcendental Meditation intervention in persons with HIV Abstract Stress is implicated in the pathogenesis and progression of HIV. The Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a behavioral stress reduction program that incorporates mind–body approach and has demonstrated effectiveness in improving outcomes via stress reduction. We evaluated the feasibility of implementing TM and …

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TM Study: PTSD

Transcendental meditation for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder Objective: Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a mental technique using a mantra to facilitate meditation. TM has a potential for treating symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but its clinical efficacy remains to be clarified. This pilot study evaluated the acceptability, preliminary effectiveness, and neurophysiology of TM for …

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TM Study: Cardiovascular health

Impact of Transcendental Meditation on cardiovascular function at rest and during acute stress in adolescents with high normal blood pressure Abstract Objective: This study examined the impact of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program on cardiovascular (CV) reactivity in adolescents with high normal BP.  Method: Thirty-five adolescents [34 African Americans (AAs), 1 Caucasian American (CA); ages 15–18 years] with resting systolic …

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TM Study: Brain Health

Abstract  Title: Enhanced EEG alpha time-domain phase synchrony during Transcendental Meditation: Implications for cortical integration theory Information transfer and integration in the brain that leads to high-level cognitive processes requires neuronal coordination. High phase synchronization (zero-lag) in fast frequencies is implicated in integrating sensory events. Alpha EEG activity, long regarded as a passive ‘‘idling’’ frequency, …

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Scientists Evaluate Cancer Risk of US Drinking Water

Carcinogens in drinking water could be the cause of more than 100,000 cases of cancer in the United States, according to a recent study. Researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in Washington, DC, used a new approach to analyze cumulative cancer risk due to cancer-causing chemicals in tap water across the U.S. They report …

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