Aromatherapy for a Healthy Child

From earliest times parents around the world have taken from nature the herbs and plants they needed to care for the health of their children. In my practice as a clinical aromatherapist I've seen the wonderful healing effect of aromatherapy and essential oils on children.

Arthritis Diet Eating the Right Foods

Dietary practices have a major impact on arthritis. In fact, if you eat the typical American diet, it could be making your arthritis worse. The right foods can keep you free of stiff joints, swelling, and fatigue. Changing the way you eat will change the way you feel. Among the offenders are...

Balancing Female Hormones - Naturally

Women's lives are deeply affected by the ebb and flow of our hormones. Our female hormones make possible our greatest gifts for only we can bring forth life. But hormonal lack or imbalance can also be our most consistent enemy, causing the all too common miseries of PMS and menopause. Most women are still unaware of the fact that...

Bio-Etheric Healing

One of life's greatest rewards is to have control over one's body and to have the power and ability to stay well, and to have the knowledge to heal yourself. Most disease or sickness starts at the Etheric level and most healing starts there also. Make friends with your etheric body - it will work miracles for you.

Bio-Etheric Healing (2)

One of life's greatest rewards is to have control over one's body and to have the power and ability to stay well, and to have the knowledge to heal yourself. Most disease or sickness starts at the Etheric level and most healing starts there also. Make friends with your etheric body - it will work miracles for you.

Bio-Etheric Healing (3)

One of life's greatest rewards is to have control over one's body and to have the power and ability to stay well, and to have the knowledge to heal yourself. Most disease or sickness starts at the Etheric level and most healing starts there also. Make friends with your etheric body - it will work miracles for you.

Breast Cancer Deception (Part 2)

Fifty years ago the incidence of Breast Cancer for a woman's lifetime risk was one in twenty. Now it has skyrocketed to one in eight. Clearly the so-called war on cancer has not even made a dent in the breast cancer epidemic as the rates continue to climb at the rate of one per cent per year.

Calorie Counting... Down the Scale

My diets always consisted of severely cutting down on calories. I got results, but I suffered! I would lose the weight, but how I missed my dear friend, delicious food! I would get down to my "skinny" clothes for the date I needed to look my best, and then I would go home and reward myself with a feast of all the glorious treats I'd been missing. Of course, I would vow to get right back to a "healthy" way of eating so that I would not destroy all the progress I had made.

Causes of Cancer

Food can make or break our health and, increasingly, factors related to food -- its quality, its nutritional constituents, even how it is grown and processed -- are considered a primary agent for contributing to the initiation and promotion of cancer. According to the National Academy of Sciences, 60% of all cancers in women and 40% of all cancers in men may be due to dietary and nutritional factors...

The Candida Question

Candida albicans is a yeast thought to be responsible for little more than irritating skin rashes or infections of the mouth or vagina. Yet, it also results in poor digestion, food intolerance, bloating, and altered bowel habits. An overgrowth of candida can inhibit the absorption of essential nutrients, creating vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Premenstrual Cramps

Cramping starts when the adrenal gland has been drained of its cortisone reserve. Progesterone is a precursor of cortisone, which is made by the adrenal glands. Cramping at the onset of a period can be painful and disruptive, but progesterone helps alleviate the discomfort by assisting the adrenal glands to create...

Causes of Disease

According to Chinese pathology, there are three principal causes of the disharmony that brings about disease: external factors, emotions, and irregularities in day-to-day living. The importance of a balanced state extends to the emotions and mind as well as the body. Any imbalance is seen as a potential...

Causes of Migraine Headaches

Doctors now believe there has to be a combination of triggers present for an attack to start. If you can identify and remove one or more of your personal trigger factors, you may be able to stop having migraine attacks for good. Most people think migraines are caused by chocolate, cheese, stress, anxiety....

Are You in Pain?

Being in pain, hour after hour, day after day, rips away your strength, your hope, your personality, and even your love. Your pain can probably be cured. Your own body has a healing force that will enable you to rise above your pain, and feel whole and happy once again.

Chronic Pain Syndrome

Being in pain, hour after hour, day after day, rips away your strength, your hope, your personality, and even your love. Your pain can probably be cured. Your own body has a healing force that will enable you to rise above your pain, and feel whole and happy once again.

Colon Cleansing

A toxic colon is a major factor leading to chronic ill health. If the main organ responsible for ridding the body of toxic waste is under-functioning, the effects are irritation and inflammation of the colon, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, headaches, dull eyes, poor skin, spots, aching muscles, joint pains, and depression.

Defending Homeopathy

by Herbert Rothouse, B.PM., M.S. Homeopathy has been maligned, and vilified, and homeopaths have been charged as liars and frauds. All this in spite of 200 years of therapeutic successes.

Detoxification Therapies for Better Health

The more toxic we are, the faster we age. "Everyone needs detoxification...because the air that we breathe is polluted, the water that we drink is full of chlorine, the clothing we wear is made of artificial fabrics and chemicals, the lotions and shampoos that we use all contain chemicals."

Being Diagnosed with Cancer

Upon receiving a cancer diagnosis, you may find yourself facing this frightening experience without any knowledge or understanding of how best to help yourself. The sheer volume of information that is now available about cancer and various treatment options can make the aftermath of diagnosis even more distressing for you and your family.

Diet - A Four-Letter Word (2)

The word diet simply defines the food we ingest each day. But it has become a four-letter word or a badge of honor, sometimes even a badge of martyrdom. Dieting has become a national pastime, with everyone waiting in line for the next diet of the month, guaranteed to make us all fit and trim.

Diet - A Four-Letter Word

The word diet simply defines the food we ingest each day. But it has become a four-letter word or a badge of honor, sometimes even a badge of martyrdom. Dieting has become a national pastime, with everyone waiting in line for the next diet of the month, guaranteed to make us all fit and trim.

Diet Nutrition Cancer

by W. John Diamond, M.D. and W. Lee Cowden, M.D.

The leading nutritional problem in the United States today is the eating of too many empty-calorie foods, says Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., a biochemist and nutrition expert. This contributes to nutrient deficiencies that can rob the body of its natural resistance to disease while weakening overall physiological performance.

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a distinctive and complete system of health care which promotes healthy functioning in a person by correcting mechanical imbalances within and between the structures of the body. By structures we mean the muscles, bones, ligaments, organs, and fascia. Its goal is...

Healing thru Osteopathy

A holistic approach to health means that every part of the body is seen within the context of the whole. As all the organs and systems of the body are interconnected, we cannot treat one part without influencing and changing the whole. The cause of a problem may be far from where the symptoms are found.

Reflexology

The whole body is represented on the feet and hands through points that can be individually stimulated to produce a reaction in the corresponding body part. Someone who has a stiff and painful left shoulder following a sports injury, may feel immediate relief in their shoulder as I work the corresponding part on the foot.

Shiatsu

The Japanese word shiatsu means finger pressure: shi finger,  atsu pressure. In shiatsu, the fingers, thumbs, elbows, knees, and hands are all used to stimulate or sedate the energy flowing through the body to promote health and healing. Like acupuncture and other Asian medical practices, shiatsu works with the body's energy system.

Researchers Test Drug from 'Transgenic Sheep'

University of Florida researchers have begun the first pilot study to determine whether the milk of genetically modified sheep can help people prone to life- threatening lung problems caused by a specific protein deficiency. Six patients whose bodies manufacture inadequate amounts of AAT, leaving them vulnerable to emphysema, have begun receiving inhaled doses of it at Shands at UF teaching hospital...

Eat Great, Lose Weight

I've tried every diet in the world. The shakes, the calorie counting, the packaged foods, the fasting, the grapefruit, the cottage cheese, the celery... What I really wanted was to find a way to eat healthy, nutritious, yet flavorful foods in substantial portions and still lose weight. And I'm happy to tell you I have found it.

Emotional Eating vs. Physical Hunger

Self-awareness is a key ingredient to recovering from the Yo-Yo Diet Syndrome. There are 16 feelings that Emotion Eaters most often confuse with physical hunger. These listings merely describe the fattening feelings and explain why they lead to overeating.

Essential Oils

by Nicola Naylor. The history of healing with essential oils has often been confused with the history of perfumery or of herbalism. Perfumery is the non-medicinal use of aromatic substances while herbalism is the medicinal use of the whole plant.

Exploring Human Potential

Various esoteric sources have long suggested that human beings are capable of healing one another. Only in the last several decades has modern technology and the consciousness of enlightened scientists evolved to the point where laboratory confirmation of subtle energetic healing has been made possible.

Eye Body Connection

Vision problems are very frequently accompanied by specific patterns of muscle tension and weakness. As with other types of physical problems, it is very difficult to say with accuracy, This tension created that problem or That problem may have caused this tension...

FDA Supplement Guide

Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, which set up a new framework for FDA regulation of dietary supplements, requires consumers, as well as manufacturers, to be responsible for checking the safety of these products and determining the truthfulness of their label claims.

Fertility & Subfertility

Subfertility is a relatively common problem but, because it is one that strikes deep into the psyche of couples who experience it, it is often concealed, so that it is far more common than is generally realized. It is estimated that as many as one in six couples have difficulty in conceiving the number of children they want when they want them.

Fibromyalgia Pain

Americans who suffer from fibromyalgia live with a two-edged sword: excruciating pain, accompanied by the doubts of many who dismiss it as a made-up illness invented by a troubled mind. But researchers at the University of Florida and elsewhere are beginning to piece together clues that reveal the physical...

Fingertips Calm The Mind

You may be familiar with the term Relaxation Response. This was coined by Dr. Herbert Benson, who wrote a book by the same title. All stress reduction techniques generate this response, marked by physical and mental features which contribute to good health.

First Aid Buttons

We came into this world with special "buttons" pre-installed. These "buttons" are specific spots on the surface of the body that can be used to regulate the flow of energy in the body and improve your state of health.

Folk High School

A spiritual base is an absolute essential, not only in the role of healing, but in daily living. Any physical disease can affect a patient's emotional or spiritual state, and any emotional or spiritual upset can bring about physiological change.

Food Combining

Our digestive system has to break down into their useful component parts a variety of different 'feedstocks' each requiring a different process. The foregoing consideration leads to the concept of eating food in batches, which require the same chemical and mechanical treatment in the digestive tract. It is known as the principle of proper food combining.

Foods That Fight Pain

by Neal Barnard, M.D. Foods have medicinal value -- this has long been accepted in the medical traditions of China, India, Native America, and other cultures around the world, and is now being confirmed by the latest Western medical research. Foods can also fight pain. This idea is drawn from a wealth of new research from prestigious medical centers around the world.

Gene Therapy to Treat Obesity

University of Florida scientists have successfully used gene therapy to control appetite and weight in obese animal models. "This would be the couch potato's dream: You can eat what you want but stay lean," said Sergei Zolotukhin, a research associate professor of molecular genetics and microbiology in...

Grains & Sea Vegetables

Whole grains are unrefined, exceedingly nutritious, and contain more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than their lighter, whiter, and fluffier counterparts found in commercially packaged goods.

Tension and Headaches

Approximately 90 percent of headaches are tension headaches. Tension headaches can be caused by almost any type of stress: too much or too little exertion, too much or too little excitement, too hot or too cold temperatures, too much or too little sleep, too erect or too limp posture, too much or too little food, and so on.

Accessing Healing Process

It is important to realize that all healing techniques whether they be physical, energetic, mental, or emotional are an attempt to reestablish proper flow. Blockage or stoppage has occurred because somewhere, somehow there has been limited perception. The direction of healing then always moves from the more limited picture to the big picture, from the personality to the essence.

High Blood Pressure

by Maureen Keane.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a very difficult health disorder condition for a number of reasons. It is very common, affecting an estimated 24 percent of all American adults, about 43 million people. Among older adults the percentage is even higher. It is a leading cause of strokes, kidney disease, and congestive heart failure.

Homeopathy: History from Germany to the USA

by Herbert Rothouse, B.PM., M.S.

Today, homeopathy is widely accepted in most Western or industrialized countries except the United States. In France, some 25 percent of all pharmacies are homeopathic. In England, half of all physicians either use or recommend homeopathy. In India, it is taught in almost all medical and pharmacy schools.

High Blood Pressure (2)

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a very difficult health disorder condition for a number of reasons. It is very common, affecting an estimated 24 percent of all American adults, about 43 million people. Among older adults the percentage is even higher. It is a leading cause of strokes, kidney disease, and congestive heart failure.

Magnet Therapy: Its History Around the World

Magnet Therapy: Its History Around the World

by William H. Philpott, M.D. and Dwight K. Kalita, Ph.D. with Burton Goldberg. While magnet therapy may just now be gaining more widespread use and popularity in the United States and elsewhere, the use of magnetic energy for healing dates back thousands of years. The earliest written medical text, published in China around 2,000 B.C., mentions the application of magnetic stones to correct health imbalances.

Homeopathy: What is it?

Homeopathy uses substances which create disease in a healthy person, will - in minute amounts - cure disease in an ill person. For example, homeopathy will use minute amounts of poison ivy, Rhus tox, to help cure poison ivy's effects.

Homeopathy: Treating Cause

by Herbert Rothouse, R.Ph., M.S. The word "homeopathy" comes from the Greek words homeo and pathos, meaning "similar" and "suffering", respectively. Homeopathy does not actually concern itself with a germ or a bacterium or the names of diseases because homeopathy does not treat a disease. What homeopathy does is to treat the individual according to his or her discomfort.

How to Beat the Heat

With temperatures rising in the East and Midwest, the number of deaths attributed to excessive heat exposure is climbing also. But most tragedies can be avoided by taking a few precautions

Juices & Sprouts

Minerals are essential to keep our chemistry in balance and to supply our bones, blood, and tissues with the elements necessary for normal function and growth. Minerals are needed in the tissues for tone and as conductors of electromagnetic light waves, which link the chromosomes of the cells to the finer energies of Nature.

Mediterranean Diet

by Marissa Cloutier, MS, RD. and Eve Adamson. Is it really possible to eat well, savoring and relishing delicious food, and at the same time increase our wellness? In fact, it is possible, and also surprisingly easy to accomplish. We need only look to the Mediterranean lands...by Marissa Cloutier, MS, RD. and Eve Adamson. Is it really possible to eat well, savoring and relishing delicious food, and at the same time increase our wellness? In fact, it is possible, and also surprisingly easy to accomplish. We need only look to the Mediterranean lands...

From Eating... to Obesity

Everything we know about our prehistoric ancestors is that they were lean. If they finished lunch hungry, they had a choice. Go off for an hour or two and find more food or have a siesta during the heat of the day. You had to really want the food to go to the effort of getting it. Today of course, in the affluent countries, we are surrounded by food.

How The Brain Can Stop Pain

Being in pain, hour after hour, day after day, rips away your strength, your hope, your personality, and even your love. Your pain can probably be cured. Your own body has a healing force that will enable you to rise above your pain, and feel whole and happy once again.

How Pain Works

Being in pain, hour after hour, day after day, rips away your strength, your hope, your personality, and even your love. Your pain can probably be cured. Your own body has a healing force that will enable you to rise above your pain, and feel whole and happy once again.

Schizophrenia

Scientists have tried through the years to attribute schizophrenia to one brain abnormality or another, but solid proof has been lacking. Now University of Florida researchers have found that subtle differences in 10 brain structures can provide a strong indicator of whether someone has the disorder.

Prostate Health: What Not To Let Your Doctor Do

When your doctor gives you a diagnosis of prostate cancer, he or she is also likely to tell you that you must have treatment immediately or you will die. Each specialist urges you to opt for their approach (surgery, or radiation, or hormone therapy), insisting that it's absolutely the best thing to do, and that you should do it right now.

Are You Sleeping Enough

Insomnia and fatigue are now considered America's top health problems. Researchers have identified lack of sleep as a cause of serious disorders ranging from diabetes to high stress levels. The results show that it is taking a huge toll on the quality of life -- and the health -- of millions.

Sound and Healing

Jonathan Goldman, author of Healing Sounds, identifies healing as the result of a formula he defines as: Frequency + Intention = Healing. This can be accomplished in various ways through sound.?Chant is one way that sound and intention have been combined throughout history to create various states of healing.

Beware Tamoxifen

There has been much ado in the press about the wonders of the drug tamoxifen (Novadex) for the treatment and possible prevention of breast cancer. But as is the case with all pharmaceutical drugs, there are serious dangers. It has potential lethal side-effects.

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing arts system believed to have been created by a friend and a contemporary of Buddha, over 2500 years ago. At first, Thai massage was only practiced in the Buddhist temples. It was looked upon as an extension of the spiritual practice of the monks who performed it.

Diaphragmatic Hernia

The method doctors traditionally use to treat diaphragmatic hernia, a life-threatening birth defect, can actually worsen the lung condition and should be abandoned in favor of a "revolutionary" treatment strategy that dramatically increases the survival chances of affected newborns,

One Minute Treatment for Acne

Although acne is an all-too-common problem for teenagers, adults experience it as well. Skin symptoms are most likely internal problems that are manifesting on the skin. The skin is considered the third kidney ? it is another organ of elimination that the body deploys to externalize oils and other matter not excreted from the body in the urine or stool. Thus treating skin problems is an inside job.

Healing Asthma - The Natural Way

Deaths in children from asthma are growing at an alarming rate. One can't help but wonder if the powerful steroidal drugs that are used to control symptoms and that also suppress immune function play an important role in this death toll. Don't let this type of drug abuse hurt your family. Seek out alternatives and consider these strategies.

Getting Rid of Constipation

Although constipation itself is not an illness, it is a symptom of something wrong. Is your diet adequate? Is there too much stress in your life? Were you exposed to certain toxic substances? Is it a side effect from a medication?

Getting Rid of PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome

Approximately 50 percent of all women experience a variety of symptoms from the biological warfare occurring in their body, including cramps, breast swelling and tenderness, water retention, moodiness, irritability, headaches, backaches, insomnia, fatigue, constipation, complexion problems, and food cravings.

Healing Yourself using Urine Therapy

Healing Yourself using Urine Therapy

"Me? Drink Urine? Never!" Many patients have exclaimed these words when their therapist has suggested this form of treatment. However, the fact remains, everybody has done it before, namely in the mother's womb. Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.), namesake of the Hippocratic oath, was the first in the Western world to record and teach the practice of uropoty (the drinking of urine).

Gradually Becoming Vegetarian

If you decide to become a vegetarian for loving reasons, such as loving your body, your spiritual gifts, animals, and the environment, you'll enjoy the transition more. However, if you are motivated by fear -- such as wanting to lose weight to please someone else -- you're apt to struggle with food cravings and dissatisfaction.

Viagra and Heart Disease

University of Florida cardiologists say there is no solid scientific evidence that patients with cardiovascular disease face a higher risk of death when they take Viagra. Viagra, the tradename for the drug sildenafil citrate, is used to treat erectile dysfunction, which affects an estimated 150 million men worldwide. Many of...

Zinc Triggers Body Defenses

Cold sufferers take heart: A University of Florida study offers new evidence that zinc—the latest rage in cold remedies—may provide immediate protection against disease. "We were startled that the response in people was so dramatic and so rapid," said...

What is the Zone?

For generations, every male on my father's side of my family suffered from a similar fate: a premature heart attack that cut their life short decades too early. I knew I couldn't change my genes, but I was determined to find a way to lead a normal, healthy life span...

Basics of Healing Energy

Movement is energy. Emotion is energy. And we all know when we are lacking in energy, for without it we cannot function. The power of our healing work comes from this understanding of energy: we can effect form intentionally...

Martial Arts as a Way of Life

Martial Arts as a Way of Life

by F.J. Chu. The wisdom and knowledge that the martial arts offer is something that should be preserved in modern society. The practitioner who views his training as merely a means of self-defense will eventually realize that his efforts are unrewarding. The martial Way is nothing less than self-cultivation and the promotion of virtuous conduct.

12 Steps to Recovery

In America, our only "down" time seems to be the daily drive to and from work, which, if it happens to be on Florida's I-95, tends to exacerbate stress and anxiety rather than temper it. By the time most of us are home from a typical day's work...

Chantways: A Song for Healing

In many places in the world when a person is ill, a song is sung to heal. The notion of singing a person to wellness and health may sound strange. You may think it irresponsible of me, a trained physician, even to mention it. But I am not talking about a New Age or alternative treatment. I am speaking of the medicine ways of my tribe...

Healing Cancer on My Own

In February of 1975, when I was 29 years old, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. As I thought about what my doctor said, I became convinced that the line of treatment he outlined was all wrong for me. It seemed painful, complicated, and disharmonious with nature.

Healing Quadriplegia A Miraculous True Story

Over the next 2 months I remained hospitalized. I began talking to God (praying) and listening to God (meditating). This became my full-time occupation. I was given this earthly analogy: it is easier for God to heal quadriplegia than it is for a person to scatter the dust of a puff-ball mushroom with a single gentle breath.

Inner Health

When I calmed my mind enough to listen to God's Voice within me, I realized I hadn't done anything wrong. The cancer was part of the unfoldment of the part I had to play... Through prayer and meditation, it came to me that breast cancer was an opportunity for growth, just like any other challenge I'd confronted in my life.

Is Suicide the Answer?

I'm 32 years old, and I spent years of my life wanting to die. I'm not here to tell you what the textbooks and the professionals tell those of us who have been suicidal. Nor am I here to talk you out of anything you might be thinking of doing. That's really up to you...

Last Day at the Radiation Clinic

As I stood in the bathroom one morning, my mother's voice told me rather rudely to "check my breast." I always did what my mother told me, even if she had gone to God over ten years before. I wasn't about to argue with anyone that had the power to reach down to me from so far away. She was right. I listened and I am alive.

Healing with Dream Imagery

In ancient Greece, dreams and visions were the most common method of inquiry into the cause and cure of disease. Galen documented and recorded a description of the effect of images and the imagination on health. He believed that one could study the records of a patient's imagery and dream content to glean important diagnostic information. Such inputs would help doctors help teach their patients to learn how to heal themselves, and help...

Fear of Pain

Fear is the major ingredient of pain. It is what makes pain hurt. Take away the fear and only feeling is left. In the mid-1970s, in a poor and remote forest monastery in northeast Thailand, I had a bad toothache. There was no dentist to go to, no telephone, and no electricity. We didn't even have any aspirin...

Acceptance of Self

When I discovered that my illness was a cancer that needed to be powerfully and quickly released through surgery and chemotherapy, I became quite depressed. I couldn't blame the circumstances of my illness on my environment, for I ate well and cared for my body. I began to reflect on my own lack of selfLove by...

Learning from Pain and Pleasure

by J. Donald Walters. The pain one experiences if one goes against Nature, and the pleasure if one cooperates with it, is one way all creatures are guided -- not always infallibly, but in a general sense correctly. A child learns, if it touches a hot stove, not to repeat the experiment. Sensitivity to extreme heat is given us for our protection, not for our misery. All living creatures learn, quickly or slowly according to their intelligence, what 'works' for them and what doesn't.

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