With Science, New Portrait of the Cave Artist

With Science, New Portrait of the Cave ArtistStone Age artists were painting red disks, handprints, clublike symbols and geometric patterns on European cave walls long before previously thought, in some cases more than 40,000 years ago, scientists reported on Thursday, after completing more reliable dating tests that raised a possibility that Neanderthals were the artists.

From Outer to Inner Space: Former NASA engineer talks of journey to faith healing

From Outer to Inner Space: Former NASA engineer talks of journey to faith healingAs Rosamaria Machado hurried out the door of her Samsula home on the morning of June 26, 2002, she received a phone call that her mother had passed away -- just three months after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

A Lost Suitcase and a Spiritual Journey

A Lost Suitcase and a Spiritual JourneyWhen the airline lost my suitcase on a recent trip to visit my son in Peru, I was desperate to get it back. After hours of frantic conversations on the phone, frustration, and eventual resignation, I walked into town to buy the basics: a shirt, a pair of pants, shoes, and some mascara.

What Heals Most: The Pill or The Practitioner?

 What Heals Most: The Pill or The Practitioner?In response to my blog post Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself, Mind/Body Medicine expert Dr. Susan Bernstein wrote a comment that bears highlighting. In a rousing conversation in the comments, we were debating whether doctors should be actively prescribing placebos when patients suffer from conditions for which we have inadequate treatment.

Indigenous Medicine, Pharmaceutical Companies and the Mother of Tomatoes

Indigenous Medicine, Pharmaceutical Companies and the Mother of TomatoesNative Americans maintain a vast knowledge about curing diseases with plants and substances from their natural environment. What’s most interesting about this practice is that it understands and treats diseases not as disorders that are exclusive to the body or the soul, but in an amalgam of the two.