This week on The Connection

We published three updates on The Connection this week. Here are excerpts and links back to the full blog:


The New Scientist quotes the Bible!

In this 400th anniversary of the King James Bible one of its shortest phrases is the cover story of the latest edition of the New Scientist: Heal Thyself.

The article in the Health pages of the venerable science magazine does not claim to have a spiritual bent but explores the relationship of mind and body. British writer Jo Marchant, however, looks at a number of ways to sustain health which many would say they derive from taking a spiritual approach to life: Think Positive; Trust People; Meditate; Know Your Purpose.

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What is “The X factor of healing”?

Prayer works, according to people interviewed for a Chicago Tribune article republished in the Los Angeles Times as The X factor of healing.

These are not stories of individuals reaching for “the dream” of celebrity and riches.  These are thoughtful reflections from those who feel God’s love and power have made a difference to their health.

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Health care workers use alternatives for their health

A new study shows workers in the health care industry opt for complementary and alternative medicines more than the public.

The study appears in this month’s Health Services Research journal, called Personal Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by U.S. Health Care Workers.  It found three out of four American health care workers use complementary or alternative approaches to meet their own health needs.

Alan Mozes, reporting on the study in US News and Report Weekly, writes: “What’s more, doctors, nurses and their assistants, health technicians, and healthcare administrators were actually more likely than the general public to use any number of wide-ranging alternative medicine options, including massage, yoga, acupuncture, Pilates or herbal medicines.”

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Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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