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“Sick individuals and sick populations” by Geoffrey Rose

Reproduced from: https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/30/3/427/736897 Sick individuals and sick populations Geoffrey Rose International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 30, Issue 3, 1 June 2001, Pages 427–432, https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/30.3.427 Published: 01 June 2001 Abstract Rose G (Department of […]

What’s the Real Cause of Heart Attacks? / A New Way of Looking at Heart Disease and Novel Treatment Options / What You Really Need to Know About Heart Disease and Its Treatment by Dr. Thomas S. Cowan at mercola.com

What’s the Real Cause of Heart Attacks? December 17, 2014 Adapted from: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/17/real-cause-heart-attacks.aspx Story at-a-glance Bypass surgery provides minimal benefit for most people, as sites that are over 90 percent blocked […]

Sustainable Development, Wellbeing and Material Consumption: A Stoic Perspective

Since the introduction of neoclassical economic theory, material wealth and accumulation have been linked to hedonic wellbeing. In turn, Utilitarian notions have generated the belief that infinite growth is not only good but necessary for society to prosper. Unsurprisingly, this belief system has supported the considerable depletion of natural resources and has not always led to social equitability or environmental justice, two pillars of sustainable development. Given these limitations, this paper looks into eudaimonic wellbeing, as defined by Stoicism. The latter originating in Classical Greece and Ancient Rome, has been used throughout the centuries to discuss and support the flourishing of individuals, but has rarely been applied to collective wellbeing. Consequently, we explore whether, and to what extent, this virtue-based philosophy can answer questions regarding the value and the role of material acquisition in societal development, as directed by sustainable policy. We propose the idea that the Stoic emphasis on prudence, self-control, courage and justice, as the only means to achieve “happiness”, is intrinsically linked to sustainable wellbeing and that its principles can be used to demonstrate that society does not require limitless growth to flourish.

The Ultimate Life-Ground

The more I learn about the soil, the more I realize it is the greatest life asset we have. It is the base (field or force of production and distribution and sustenance) of […]

Psychological Stress and Mitochondria

https://journals.lww.com/psychosomaticmedicine/Pages/videogallery.aspx Psychological Stress and Mitochondria Play video Video Author: Martin Picard Published on: 02.02.2018 Associated with: Psychosomatic Medicine. 80(2):126-140, February/March 2018Psychosomatic Medicine. 80(2):141-153, February/March 2018 The integration of biological, psychological, […]