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Damien Finniss, MD

Shannon Harvey

Watch an excerpt from Dr Damien Finniss's episode in the Conversation Series Associate Professor University of Sydney Pain Management Research Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Griffith University At best placebo used to be thought of as a vague unexplained medical phenomena. At worst it was thought of as medical trickery. But thanks to the pioneering research of people like Dr. Damien Finniss, modern research is giving us a greater understanding of the body’s own mechanism to heal itself. Dr. Finniss is a leading expert in the clinical applications of placebo. He is part of a group... Read full article »

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 »

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