Ecopsychology of the Gulf Oil Spill and other Health News

Ecopsychologist says Gulf Oil Spill Result of Disturbed Thinking
Dr. Michael J Cohen, an Ecopsychologist and program director of the Institute of Global Education suggests the gulf oil spill is the result of money addiction and exploitation of our natural resources brought about by disturbed thinking. Rather than cooperating with nature Dr. Cohen says we have become addicted to money and exploitation of our living planet. He suggests the gulf oil spill can be seen as a “terrorist sabotage-suicide act”, brought about by disturbed thinking that leads us to believe it is okay to destroy our natural environment.

Hormone Patch Safer than Pill
Scientists say the way women taking hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal symptoms could be related to risk for cerebrovascular events such as stroke. Low dose hormone replacement therapy or HRT patches with estrogen that deliver hormones through the skin may carry a lower risk of stroke, found in a newer study. The researchers say low dose hormone replacement therapy patches may be a safer alternative for treating postmenopausal symptoms that should be further explored.

Olive Oil in the Diet Could Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence
Olive oil can help women with breast cancer lose weight, an important factor to prevent recurrence of the disease. Scientists compared a traditional low fat diet among 44 overweight women with body mass index of at least 25 who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer after the age of 50 to a traditional low fat diet. Adding olive oil to the diet not only helped with weight loss, but the women with breast cancer studied also found the addition of olive oil enjoyable and suitable to the budget - they also experienced less hunger.