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Omega Institute Embrace Winter & Connect With Nature
Outside of the tropics, winter is a time of rest. It's a time when much of the natural world begins to turn inward and withdraw into itself. Everything slows down, insulates itself, reacting and responding to the colder temperatures—including us humans. More
Omega Institute An Elderberry Shrub Recipe by Eric Steinman
An Herbal Elixir To Keep You Vital All Winter
Now that the holiday season exists largely in our rearview, it's the season to maintain, as well as bolster, your overall health and immunity. This can be achieved (with varying results) by taking any number of supplements, herbs, or vitamins. However, there's a tasty alternative. Elderberries are loaded with antioxidants, carotenoids, and anthocyanins, which are shown to enhance and boost the immune system, and they're delicious. More
Omega Institute Blue Zone Secrets to Living Longer & Happier
In the search for a long, healthy life, we come across many creams, tonics, and workout classes promising to keep us toned and feeling good. Some say it’s just a matter of good genes, yet more studies suggest that only about 25 percent of how long we live is actually determined by our DNA. More
Omega Institute Winter Sauerkraut by Eric Steinman
Bringing Life to Your Cabbage
Most people are not prone to excitement about sauerkraut. But if you are among those that have overlooked sauerkraut, you have been missing the simplicity, as well as nutritious bounty, of possibly the best culinary use of cabbage there is. More
Omega Institute Shiva Rea 8 Rituals for a Calm & Centered Day
Ayurveda's Morning Routine
How do you tend the rhythm of your life? Ayurveda’s dinacharya (or daily routine) practices offer ways to support your well-being. Within the Tantras and Ayurveda, the first waking breath of the day is a very sacred sandhya (juncture), a practice in itself for waking from the dream state in life. It is also a reflection of where your consciousness resides. You can engage in a series of practices, described below, to help align you with the fresh energy of morning and carry those rhythms into the rest of your day. More
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

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