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Omega Institute Winter Warming Smoothie
Featuring coconut milk and coconut oil, which both contain lauric acid, this smoothie recipe helps boost your immune function. The greens, combined with these healthy fats, fiber from the oats and fruit, and cinnamon, will keep you satisfied and warm all season long. More
Omega Institute Healthy Holiday Travel Tips
Packing can always be a stressful endeavor, especially during the holidays. Not only do you have to remember the essentials like your toothbrush, pajamas, and extra socks, but you might also have to change time zones or account for totally different weather.  More
Omega Institute Pumpkin “Mac & Cheese” With Broccoli by Suzanne Boothby
Ingredients1 cup raw cashews2 ¼ cups water, divided2, 8-ounce packages brown rice or quinoa pasta elbows or shells1 head broccoli1 shallot, dicedjuice of 1 lemon, divided1 cup canned organic pumpkin (or roast your own and mash)2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, or to tastesea salt to tasteextra herbs/seasonings to taste (try sage, paprika or cinnamon) More
Omega Institute The Moral Injury of Trauma by Otto Kausch and Michael Marks
How Media Exposure of Mass Suffering Increases PTSD Symptoms for Some Veterans
Traumatic events commonly lead to a range of mental health consequences, from adjustment reactions to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Various factors affect mental health outcomes following disasters, including demographics of the population studied, the lack or presence of emotional and social support, and disaster type. Regarding this last variable, with other characteristics being held constant, levels of impairment are most likely to occur when individuals experience mass violence, as opposed to technological disasters and natural disasters. More
Omega Institute The "Warm Embrace" of Addiction by Gabor Maté
Addictions always originate in unhappiness, even if hidden. They are emotional anesthetics; they numb pain.  The first question—always—is not “Why the addiction?” but “Why the pain?” The answer, ever the same, is scrawled with crude eloquence on the wall of my patient Anna’s room at the Portland Hotel in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: “Any place I went to, I wasn’t wanted. And that bites large.” More
Omega Institute Is Gluten Sensitivity Fact or Fiction?
Nick Oddo grew up in a big Italian family eating a lot of bread and pasta. He also experienced some level of depression and mood swings for most of his life. But in the late 1990s, it got worse and he felt out of control. His dad, who was a baker in Italy, took his own life at 54 and his father before him at 35. He wanted to break the cycle.  More
Omega Institute Moving Toward a Sustainable Diet
What’s Best for You and the Planet?
For some the answer is clear: Eat less meat and more vegetables. Eat organic and locally sourced whole foods whenever possible. And if you can grow your own food, even better. But questions remain. Should we be exclusively vegetarian or can we eat some pasture-raised meats? Should we buy local or organic? More
Omega Institute Energy Medicine for Cold & Flu Season
Want to prevent a cold or flu this season? In addition to healthy habits, like washing hands more frequently and eating more green vegetables, you can work with your own energy to avoid getting sick. Energy medicine directs and balances the body’s energy fields to help improve your health. It goes deeper than traditional Western medicine by addressing the subtle energies of the body at the level of your organs and cells, as well as your soul. More
Omega Institute - David Feinstein - Energy Psychology
Snake Oil or Therapeutic Power Tool?
Drawing from contemporary psychological understanding as well as ancient spiritual practices and healing traditions, Energy Psychology (EP) provides simple methods for shifting the brain’s chemistry, specifically through a variation of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Using a combination of acupressure points, along with advanced psychological methods, EFT releases traumatic memories and facilitates healing. The Evidence Accumulates for Energy Healing More
In my daily work with clients, I’ve heard hundreds of stories about grieving people finding an object that they believe is a sign from their departed loved one. These experiences are always very healing for the grieving person—a moment that helps them understand that their loved one lives on and watches over them. Found Objects More

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