Evangelical Gnostics and the Mind-improving Nature of Physical Exercise

This snippet from the NYT Well blog should encourage you to get whatever exercise you can in these winter months: To learn more about how exercise affects the brain, scientists in Ireland recently asked a group of sedentary male college students to take part in a memory test followed by strenuous exercise. First, the young [Read More...]

Does Alternative Medicine Work Better Than Normal Medicine?

If you’re like me, you’re pretty skeptical about that loaded question.  A recent story in The Atlantic made me think more about this subject, though.  David H. Freedman’s “The Triumph of New-Age Medicine,” from the July 2011 issue, makes the case for alternative medicine more persuasively than I’ve heard it.  You may be skeptical at this [Read More...]


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