Mindfulness and Medicine

This week, we learn the health benefits of paying closer attention to what we consume and our emotional well-being.

We begin with Dr. Ronald D. Siegel, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. A long-time student of mindfulness meditation, he explains the psychology of happiness, and why humans use food and drink as a pathway to achieve it.

Dr. John J. Hutchings is a doctor of both psychiatry and gastroenterology in the New Orleans area. He shares his unique perspective on the connection between digestive health and mental health.

Then, we speak with a group of "spice health heroes" who are working to combat health problems by harnessing the power of spices — Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark, Dr. Linda Shiue, and author Natasha MacAller.

Mindfulness and Medicine

Finally, if you've driven around New Orleans lately, you may have spotted a mobile clinic called The Remedy Room, which specializes in administering infusion therapy to aid in rehydration and detoxification. Founder Dr. Mignonne Mary explains that there's more to what they do than help people recover after a long night out.