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Common Genetic Factors Found in 5 Mental Disorders

Major Mental Disorders

Major mental disorders traditionally thought to be distinct share certain genetic glitches, according to a new study. The finding may point to better ways to diagnose and treat these conditions....

Biofilm Streamers Clog Medical Devices

Biofilm Streamers Clog Medical Devices

 

Bacterial communities called biofilms can quickly clog medical devices such as stents and catheters by forming 3-dimensional streamers that block flow. The finding will inform future approaches to prevent these deadly clogs....

What You Should Know About IBS and Complementary Health Practices

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As many as one in five Americans have symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a chronic disorder that interferes with the normal functions of the colon and is characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea

Preventing Disease by Creating an Artificial Fever

Preventing Disease by Creating an Artificial Fever

Invading germs as well as ingested poisons that have accumulated over time from unhealthy lifestyle choices can all be eliminated in a relatively short time by one simple, but intense process: fever. But is it possible to create an artificial fever?

Can We Trust the Organic Label?

Can We Trust the Organic Label?

"...findings illustrate a larger point: Independent of choices we make as consumers — whether we buy milk in glass bottles or microwave food in plastic containers — processing is taking place beyond our view that can contaminate our food with endocrine-disrupting chemicals."

Do You Know the Early Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder?

Do You Know the Early Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder?

What follows are possible early warning signs of an eating disorder or behaviors that, when repeated, can indicate an ongoing eating disorder. Be gentle with yourself as you examine the things you consider normal and routine, but which may indicate a serious problem.

What Kind of Fish Are You REALLY Eating?

 

According to a study conducted by Oceana, a non-profit organization working to protect the oceans, the seafood sold in stores and restaurants in the USA is often mislabeled. You think you're buying wild salmon, but are actually eating farm-raised salmon. OK, maybe we suspected that at times... But what about...

What Is a Demitarian and Why Do More People Need To Become One?

 

What Is a Demitarian and Why Do More People Need To Become One?

Halve meat consumption, scientists urge rich world. People in the rich world should become "demitarians" – eating half as much meat as usual, while stopping short of giving it up – in order to avoid severe environmental damage, scientists have urged, in the clearest picture yet of how farming practices are destroying the natural world...

Gluten Affects Moods and Can Lead to Depression & Anxiety

Gluten Affect Moods and Can Lead to Depression & Anxiety

I once had a patient who came in and announced calmly, "I had a brownie yesterday, and then I felt really suicidal." For a moment, my conventional reaction was to think she was losing touch with reality. She was one of my least dramatic, most levelheaded clients and usually she understated rather than overstated everything.

Aura Painting: Changing the Color of Your Aura on a Day-to-Day Basis

Aura Painting: Changing the Color of Your Aura on a Day-to-Day Basis

by Judith Poole. In this exercise, we will experiment with changing the color of the aura. Observe any feelings, emotions, sensations, memories and thoughts as we try on the colors of the rainbow. Some colors will feel cooler, warmer, more comfortable, more alert. Be attentive too to how the aura it affected. It may feel compact or porous, loose or tight, heavy, dark, or light.

The Healing Breath: The Heart of Healing Balance

The Healing Breath: The Heart of Healing Balance

Life is about change, even when it appears to be static. Our breathing undergoes changes according to the rhythms of our state of imbalance (another reason to remain mindful of our breath). Specific breathing exercises can work on the causes of our stress, illness, unhappiness, or discontent

What is the Optimal Approach to Physical Activity?

What is the Optimal Approach to Physical Activity?

The optimal approach to physical activity varies by age and health status. We’ll focus on a foundational and sustainable process here, which includes exercising on all three levels of capacity: aerobic capacity, muscle strength, and flexibility...

Dengue Vaccine Shows Early Promise

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A low-cost vaccine against the dengue virus showed promise in an early-stage clinical trial. With further development, the vaccine may help ease the burden of dengue fever in developing countries....

Healing Starts with the Gut and Gastrointestinal Lining

Healing Starts with the Gut and Gastrointestinal Lining

We have over one hundred trillion bacteria living in our digestive system. We need these bacteria to be healthy. People with inflammatory bowel diseases have lower numbers of friendly bacteria. To repair your gut, increase absorption of nutrients, and overcome many health challenges...

The Startling Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

The Startling Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Chocolate has gotten a bad rap. People say it causes acne, that it's junk food. But these accusations are not only undeserved and inaccurate; they falsely incriminate a delicious food that turns out to have profoundly important healing powers...

Are Processed Foods & Sodas Making You Fat?

The Fructose Connection: Are Processed Foods Making You Fat?

Research from Princeton University showed that fructose can make you fat... “Some people have claimed that high-fructose corn syrup is no different than other sweeteners when it comes to weight gain and obesity, but our results make it clear that this just isn’t true..."

FRANKENSOY? The Hidden Danger of Soy Foods

FRANKENSOY? The Hidden Danger of Soy Foods

There are legitimate questions about soy. To my mind, by far the most disturbing one stems from the fact that 90 percent of the U.S. soybean crop today is genetically engineered. Because so much Roundup is used on these crops, the residue levels in the harvested crops greatly exceed what, until very recently, was the allowable legal limit...

How to Eliminate the Causes, Triggers, and Contributors to Bipolar Disorder

How to Eliminate the Causes, Triggers, and Contributors to Bipolar DisorderBipolar disorder is a complex condition. No single factor is respon­sible for creating it, and no single therapeutic measure can reverse it. This means that you must discover what factors are involved in your case and take steps to ameliorate them. The following are steps you can take to eliminate the causes, triggers, and contributors to your bipolar disorder.

A Big Killer: Cancer Feeds on Sugar

A Big Killer: Sugar Feeds Cancer

While we often hear that cancer may be linked to smoking, asbestos, pollution, pesticides, sun exposure, or red meat, one of the best-kept secrets is that sugar fuels the growth of cancer. Don’t believe me? Consider a few studies...

We Are What We Eat... Are You a Funnel Cake?

We Are What We Eat... Are You a Funnel Cake?

Our children are the first generation in human history predicted to have a shorter life span than the previous generation. Even with all the miracles of modern medicine, the kinds and the amounts of food we are giving our children, combined with a lack of exercise, is killing them...

Home Massage Heals: You Too Can Give a Healing Massage

Home Massage Heals: You Too Can Give Healing Massages

The benefits of massage — reducing stress, soothing overworked muscles, boosting our immune system, and meeting our emotional needs for touch — are in our own hands. When massage is done in the comfort and familiarity of our homes with the people we already trust and...

Sinus Problems? Try Nasal Cleansing with a Neti Pot

Sinus Problems? Try Nasal Cleansing with a Neti Pot

The jala neti, or nasal wash, is an old yogic technique. While the technique is very old, it has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, as research has shown daily saline nasal irrigation de­creases sinus symptoms and medication use in patients with frequent sinusitis and improves quality of life.

Can "...itis" Diseases Be Healed?

Can "...itis" Diseases  Be Healed?

Inflammation is the number-one reason that an individual consults any health care practitioner. Arthritis, gastritis, colitis, dermatitis, nephritis, neuritis, and cystitis are just some of the common inflammatory conditions that bring people to their doctors...

Color Therapy Healed My Husband

Color Therapy Healed My Husband by Olga Horvat

Every morning, I would awake early and anxiously look in on my husband. I needed to know he was still breathing. Would I lose him? Survival instincts began to kick in. I started praying and calling upon a higher power. We were both agnostics, but it did not matter...

What's In Your Tap Water?

What's In Your Tap Water?

(Do you think your tap water is only water? Think again.) The major contaminants that the EPA re­quires testing for include benzenes, vinyl chloride, BPA, triclosan, DEET, mercury, cadmium, perchlorate, phthalates, DDT, PCBs, atrazine and other pesticides, E. coli and fecal coliforms. Other contami­nants...

Write Off Your Sugar Habit & Your Weight — and Shed Twice as Much!

Write Off Your Sugar Habit & Your Weight — and Shed Twice as Much!

When it comes to weight loss, the pen is mightier than the scale. Begin to keep careful track of everything you put into your mouth, including beverages. Being accountable to yourself in this way will be an eye-opening experience, because it will force you to come face-to-face with...

Weight Loss Visualization: See It, Feel It, Make It Real

Weight Loss Visualization: See It, Feel It, Make It Real

Emotional eaters often have negative thoughts about their bodies, weight, eating behaviors, and themselves. By using creative visualization, you can set goals and use the power of your imagination to create what you want rather than...

Food Cravings, Nutritional Deficiencies & Emotional Healing

Food Cravings, Nutritional Deficiencies & Emotional Healing

Emotional healing is the hardest thing to face because it isn't tangible or quantifiable. You may have to address the fact that you're eating extra food for comfort or out of boredom. Some foods may have seemingly addictive qualities. For example, when you eat...

Eat More Chocolate! It's Good For You!

Eat More Chocolate! It's Good For You! by Stasia BlissThe truth is, chocolate is very, very good for you. Honestly. Chocolate in its raw form contains a long list of key nutrients qualifying it as a 'superfood.' Chocolate's greatest benefits are delivered when taken in its natural form, the cacao bean, or the...

Water Cleanse for Vitality and Health

Water Cleanse for Vitality and Health by Tami Quinn, Beth Heller

Water is essential in supporting proper functioning in the body. Water helps with the transportation of hormones, nutrients, oxygen, and antibodies throughout the bloodstream and lymphatic system. Water can also benefit our physical appearance by helping hydrate cells, making the skin look plumper and less saggy...

Compulsive Eating: Are You Eating Your Heart Out?

Compulsive Eating: Are You Eating Your Heart Out?

Emotional overeating involves eating large quantities of food in a short period of time, feeling out of control during these binges, eating rapidly, eating without physical hunger, choosing to eat alone, grazing (nibbling at food all day), and/or feeling depressed about overeating.

Minimizing Allergies: Measures To Take After The Baby's Birth

Minimizing Allergies: Measures To Take After The Baby's Birth

If breast-feeding is not possible, for whatever reason, you should not feel guilty about the situation. Fortunately, there are alternatives that carry less risk of allergy than standard infant formulas. When it comes to introducing new foods, those with low allergenic potential should be given at first...

Allergy Prevention in Babies: Preparing Yourself for Breast-feeding

Allergy Prevention in Babies: Preparing Yourself for Breast-feeding

Breast-feeding is thought to help in preventing allergies in babies, particularly a bad reaction to cow's milk. There is a great deal of controversy about how much difference breast-feeding makes, so the advice given here is based on the best evidence available at present.

What Type of Exercise Is Best for Energy?

What Type of Exercise Is Best for Energy?

The most important thing is to get your body moving. If you sign up for a spin class and then never go, it does you no good at all. There are many types of exercise from which to choose and all of them give you energy to one extent or another. Most exercises fit into one of three categories...

Preparing to Heal: The Growing-Finger Exercise

Preparing to Heal: The Growing-Finger Exercise

The first thing I would like is for you to demonstrate to yourself the power of awareness by creating an observable change in your body. By performing this striking exercise, you will not only get the simple basics for healing but you will also get a

Weight Problems: Cause of Preventable Deaths?

Weight Problems: Number One Cause of Preventable Deaths

The more weight our bodies carry the more stress there is on our joints, muscles and spines. Each additional 10 pounds equates 50 pounds of pressure to the knees and 100 pounds of pressure to our backs. There is also...

Trouble Losing Weight? Eight Ways to Pick up the Pace

Trouble Losing Weight? Eight Ways to Pick up the Pace

According to the Mayo Clinic, after some initial weight loss, most of us will hit a plateau unless we change a few behaviors--for instance, by eating less and exercising more. Here are eight changes you can make to your routine so you can reach your long-term goal more quickly.

Saturated Fats: They Are NOT Causing Heart Disease?

Saturated Fats: They Are NOT Causing Heart Disease

The much-maligned saturated fats — coconut oil, butter, and fat on meat — are not the cause of heart disease but actually protect against it. The fact is that rates of coronary heart disease, rare before 1920, have...

Eating Enough Protein to Get Rid of Toxins?

Eating Enough Protein to Get Rid of Toxins?

Your liver needs very specific nutrients in order to process fat-soluble toxicants so they can be removed from your body. And one of these is protein. At one point in the process...

Got A Fever? Remedies to Stimulate the Body’s Immune System

Got A Fever? Remedies to Stimulate the Body’s Immune System

The body is therefore not always up to the task of properly protecting itself. It is sometimes necessary, depending on the case, to strengthen and stimulate, or reawaken, the body’s defense mechanisms. There are a host of various remedies that make this stimulation of the immune system possible...

Responding to the News About a Health Challenge

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Like most people, I was underprepared for a severe health challenge. I initially approached the news of my condi­tion in the same way I approached most things in life — with an "I can handle this" attitude. I attempted to push my more vulnerable feelings and thoughts away...

Which House Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Which House Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Back in the 1980s, NASA reported some research it did on the value of indoor plants in cleaning up air quality. Over the years, researchers looked at more than 30 different plants to find the ones that are best at cleaning indoor air...

Aging, Alzheimer’s, and the Brain

Aging, Alzheimer’s, and the Brain

No one wants to suffer pain or illness, but losing mental capacity is also near the top of most people’s lists of things they’d like to avoid as they age. And many fear their brains will lose hold because of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s hard to avoid hearing about Alzheimer’s...

Neck Pain Nemesis: Six Travel Precautions to Avoid a Pain in the Neck

Neck Pain Nemesis: Six Travel Precautions to Avoid A Pain in the Neck

The neck is the forgotten area of the spine, especially during travel. And although many people have accepted neck soreness as normal, it’s not. If you ignore the pain, you may be setting yourself up for headaches, radiating pain, disc pain, shoulder tightness and arthritis.

The Gifts That Cancer Diagnosis May Bring

The Gifts That Cancer Diagnosis May Bring

"The truth is, we don’t know that the cancer just might come bearing gifts ... and that this last year of her life might very well be the best..." Life changes after diagnosis...

Yawning is Contagious... but is it Good For You?

Yawning is Contagious... but is it Good For You?

Yawning may be better than meditation! Despite the fact that we yawn spontaneously five to ten times a day, and that it is a highly pleasurable event, comparatively little effort has gone into understanding why we yawn. But much of what we do know is practical and can add to our practice with the breath.

Natural Therapies for a Dog with Arthritis

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Natural therapies all have their place in the treatment of pets with arthritis. Often one of them can serve as the sole therapy. When needed, lower doses of conventional medications can be combined with natural remedies to help pets on extremely painful days.

Sprouting & Dehydrating: Seeds, Nuts and Sprouts

Sprouting & Dehydrating: Seeds, Nuts and Sprouts

by Louisa L. Williams, M.S., D.C., N.D. Nuts have numerous enzyme inhibitors and are best soaked or partially sprouted to make their nutrients most nontoxic and assimilable before eating. Therefore, raw nuts are significantly easier to digest if...

What Is The Paleo Caveman Diet?

What Is The Paleo Caveman Diet?

Based upon commonly available modern foods, the Paleolithic or caveman diet is a diet that seeks to mimic the diet of the hunter-gatherer. The diet consists of foods that can be hunted and fished and can be gathered.

Tai Chi May Benefit People With Chronic Heart Failure

tTai Chi May Benefit People With Chronic Heart Failure

T'ai chi, or Tai Chi in the West, is a Chinese martial art practiced for both defense and its health benefits. Tai chi is used by many people to improve health and well-being. Health forms are known for being practiced as no impact and slow movement and relaxed, gentle movements, each flowing into the next.

Cow’s Milk vs. Soy Milk: Calcium and Other Myths

Cow’s Milk vs. Soy Milk: Calcium and Other Myths

by John Robbins. The dairy industry has been waging war against soy milk, suing the manufacturers of soy beverages for using the word milk and claiming that the dairy industry alone has a right to use it...

How Short Exercise Can Improve Your Health

How Short Exercise Can Improve Your Health

There are a couple of problems that affect people when it comes to exercising for health. One obvious problem is the amount of time it takes. The other is boredom. Many people just don't like to exercise. For this group it's work, drudgery, and even a fate worse than death. There can be another way.

About Allergies and Manic Depressive or Bipolar Disorder

About Allergies and Manic Depressive or Bipolar DisorderFor some people, it is sufficient to clear the five basic groups, but most people with severe conditions such as bipolar disorder have more extensive allergies. The larger basic collection of allergens includes magnesium, essential fatty acid oils, amino acids, grain mix (including gluten), yeast mix (including acidophilus), artificial...

About Cannabis: Its Role in Herbal Medicine

About Cannabis: Its Role in Herbal Medicine, Politics, Science, and Culture

The very basic idea of plant-as-medicine dates back to before recorded history. Cannabis has been a medicine since at least 2800 BCE, and until the 1940s, it was listed in America’s pharmacopeia. In the past few decades, we have seen a return to herbal remedies and treatments. Despite the pharmaceutical industry’s attempts at...

What is BPA? And Why Should I Avoid BPA?

What is BPA? And Why Should I Avoid BPA?

BPA is in many of the products we eat and drink regularly. It is so common that the CDC estimates that 93% of Americans have BPA in their bloodstream. One of the most common products containing BPA and the one of most concern is canned food.

Addiction Treatment: One Step on the Road to Recovery

Addiction Treatment: One Step on the Road to RecoveryExhaustion was the catalyst that took me to a recovery program. I was just so tired — tired of being sad and lonely, tired of fighting everything and everyone, and tired of living with my strange thoughts that would surely lead me to insanity. Do your days feel like an exercise in frustration and misery? Do you wake up with a feeling of...

What is a Toxin? Women & Cancer

What is a Toxin? Women & Cancer

Women show more susceptibility to toxins. On one hand, women’s bodies have more fat, where toxins accumulate, so women are four times more likely to exhibit symptoms of chemical sensitivity than men.

Taking a Stand Against S.A.D. (Standard American Diet)

Taking a Stand Against S.A.D. (Standard American Diet)

by John Robbins.

The U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health says that two-thirds of U.S. mortality is diet-related. At a certain point, one decides that the evidence is sufficiently complete and convincing to warrant action. To my eyes, when it comes to the health advantages of...

Puppies Help Veterans with PTSD

NEADS Puppies Free Veterans from PTSD

One day, while lying in his hospital bed at Walter Reed, a Golden Retriever in a therapy dog vest entered his room with his trainer. Although Raymond could barely speak, the connection that he felt with the dog was immediate and profound. When the occupational therapist saw...

Is There Such A Thing As Brain Food?

Brain Food?

People who eat baked or broiled fish at least once a week may be protecting their brains from Alzheimer’s disease and other brain problems. Cyrus Raji of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and colleagues conducted brain scans on...

Bathing in Ice Water Keeps Colds Away?

Bathing in Ice Water

Bathing in ice water is good for you? OK, if you say so! There is an ongoing tradition of people bathing in the sea or ocean throughout the winter or on New Year's Day. Here is...

Cutting Mercury & Protecting America’s Children

Cutting Mercury & Protecting America's ChildrenLast week, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards was finalized and will protect millions of families and, especially, children from air pollution. Before this rule, there were no national standards that limited the amount of mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel and acid gases power plants across the country could release into the air we breathe.

Accept Pain or Get Relief?

Accept Pain or Get Relief? article by Chönyi Taylor

When the pain is too much to handle, then some relief gives us space to rest and recuperate. But if we choose to numb our pain all the time, we can end up in a closed and lonely world. If we choose to face our pain, then we have the opportunity to understand its source and that helps us to...

Endorphins & Exercise: A Natural & Healthy High

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Endorphins do make you feel good, no question about it. Narcotic drugs, including morphine, heroin, and cocaine, are classic endorphin releasers, but as we know, they can have horrific side effects, including addiction. Endorphins give you the high without the crash...

Great American SmokeOut

Great American SmokeOut

November 21st, 2013 is the Great American SmokeOut day. The SmokeOut is always the third Thursday of November, one week before Thanksgiving.

What are the Causes of Acne?

What are the Causes of Acne?

What are the causes of acne? There are many theories and myths about the causes of acne -- some are based on facts and some on hearsay. However there are several specific things to avoid (no, it's not chocolate)...

Helping The Economy: Buy Local On The Rise

Buy Local Food Sources

Buying food that is grown and raised locally has many advantages. One is obviously the fact that you're supporting your local farmers, businesses, neighbors, the parents of your children's friends, etc. So you're definitely helping your local economy, as well as...

Beware of Honey Laundering

Chinese Honey

You would think that food safety would be a top priority since much of our food is grown somewhere else and most of us have to eat out of the grocery stores. But it seems that is not the case. For instance, ever wonder why the ongoing collapse of US honeybee populations hasn't caused a scarcity of honey or a spike in prices?

What About Detoxification?

A study released in January 2011 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives revealed that essentially 100 percent of the 268 pregnant women tested were contaminated with highly toxic synthetic chemicals.

Gluten and Grains: Good or Bad?

Gluten and Grains: Good or Bad?

 

Our forebears began eating grains only about 10,000 years ago with the advent of agriculture. Grain had several clear advantages: You could store it for those times when animal food and seafood were in short supply, and the grains themselves were the seeds needed to plant new crops.

Cancer Meditation & Cancer Medication: A Powerful Combination

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Each cell has its own biological clock that controls its individual rate of repair, replication, and death. Cancer cells are part of your body. At one time, they functioned perfectly well. For mostly unknown causes, a cell of any tissue type may...

Goose Bumps: Holistic & Spiritual Messengers

That prickly feeling with the body hair standing on end and the skin looking like “goose bumps” is usually associated or identified with chills, shivers, and certain emotional states. Less known, however, is that this prickle is informative and effective in the fields of health care and spirituality...

Common Sense & Your Diet

 Common Sense and Your Diet

There are so many diets out there -- and everyone suggests that their way is the best! It may be that each diet has something that makes sense, but is one better than the other? And is that "one" the same for everyone? Dr. Vijay Vad presents some common sense information and recommendations that can be applied to all of us...

Holistic Health

An introduction into the principles and practices of Holistic Health.  There are three basic aspects of the wholistic approach to medicine. First, disease prevention is emphasized by placing responsibility with the individual as self-healer to use his own resources to promote health, prevent illness, and encourage healing.

Ancient Healing Wisdom

The lives of our forebears were ravaged by disease, famine, war, childbirth and old age and they had little access to pain relief. The therapeutic and healing art was as important to them as the knowledge of growing good grain and rearing healthy animals. Our ancestors were experts in healing wisdom, but...

Is It a Curse or a Diagnosis?

Is It a Curse or a Diagnosis?

The mere expectation of illness or death appears to lead to illness and death in voodoo and other such belief systems. This may be similar to a patient in a modern hospital who is told that they only have six weeks to live, and as a result, they die exactly six weeks later. Yet...

Transformation Through Fasting

by Dayna Macy. “You’ll fast for three days”. I’ve run from hunger my whole life, and now I’m going to turn and face it. Dayna Macy shares her experience and insights during a three day fast and reveals...

Skin Brushing for the Lymphatic System

Skin brushing is a highly effective technique for cleansing the lymphatic system. Topics covered in this article: Benefits of Skin Brushing; What type of skin brush is the best to use; How to Brush Your Skin...

The Practice of Food: New Routines & Measuring Portions

The Practice of Food: Routines, Portions, Honesty

by Dayna Macy. "Am I fat?" I’ve never actually asked this question of another human being — until now. I’m sitting in the office of Dr. Linda Bacon, a nutrition professor in the Biology Department at City College of San Francisco and author of Health at Every Size. “Yes.” I want to make sure I’ve heard correctly. “You just said I’m fat, right?” She nods and...

What Does My Aura Look Like?

Your aura is filling the space around you with light and energy at this very moment. As your moods and ideas change, new colors and designs of varying intensity and beauty appear around you. Find out what condition your aura is in without even looking at it. By truthfully answering sixteen questions, you'll soon have a much better idea of your...

How Acupuncture Can Help Those Who Suffer from Hay Fever and Asthma

Few would deny that acupuncture is an effective system of altering bodily responses—its dramatic effects in producing local deadening of the nerves, so that surgeons can operate on a fully conscious patient, are convincing evidence that this is a powerful form of treatment. Whether acupuncture effectively treats all the ailments for which it is offered is another matter.

Natural Remedies for Hay Fever

Conventional medicine has some powerful weapons against hay fever but many people still turn to other forms of treatment. This chapter looks at all those that we have come across and tries to assess whether or not they may help you.

How To Use Essential Oils

Essential oils are extremely versatile to use. The best-known method involves combining one or more essential oils with a vegetable base or carrier oil to make a "massage oil." Aromatherapists use these for medicinal or therapeutic purposes and usually apply them with massage. However, a massage oil can also simply be applied to the body, as one would apply any...

Biological Decoding of Illness

Insofar as we observe illnesses through a watching and a listening that are biological, we realize that they all begin with a shock, a precise, punctual event in space and time. And if without an immediately satisfying...

Ayurveda Guiding Principles

According to ayurvedic teaching, starting any form of treatment without first dealing with the toxins in the system that have caused the disease will only make matters worse. Toxins may either be eliminated or neutralized. This applies to both the physical and emotional level of disease...n>

Healing in a Sacred Garden

All of us have fond memories of locales we've been to in life, settings where we've felt complete, at peace, and at ease. Often these are places in nature where we feel a strong sense of connection. In our meditations or in our daydreaming, we often spontaneously revisit...

Ayurveda is a Verb

"Doing" Ayurveda does not require conquering complicated Sanskrit terms, memorizing mantras, mastering body contortions, or struggling with religious beliefs. It requires nothing except that you commit your time and energy to your own supreme well-being. What's more, it asks that you do this in as relaxed...

Restoring Your Eyesight to 20/20 Naturally

Restoring Your Eyesight to 20/20 Naturally

Experts have been studying the eye from many different angles for over a couple of centuries, yet the researchers seem no closer to understanding how vision really works than when the quest first started. At least nineteen theories have been postulated about the cause of myopia. Opinions also vary widely on how to treat myopia...

Color for Healing

Color therapy is an ancient approach to healing that has been used since the earliest of times. Decades of research show that color influences our thoughts, our actions, our health, and even our relationships with others. Indeed, many color energies are so powerful that even the visually impaired can sense their vibrations...

Spirit Medicine and Physical Medicine

Spirit Medicine and Physical Medicine

Our view of health care is changing, and increasing numbers of spiritual seekers and health-care providers alike are reconsidering the role that the mind — and by association, spirituality — plays in healing. In the process, society at large is becoming increasingly aware of...

Fried Rice with Nori

Recipe for Fried Rice with Wild Nori.
Our nori goes excellently with all cooked grains, especially rice. Simply roast it and crumple it on, or sprinkle on our pre-roasted Nori Granules Sea Seasoning. For something a little creative with rice try this recipe from Montse Bradford.

Gluckastan Recipe

This recipe came from the Pacific Northwest where the Tsawatainak Indian tribe would harvest their local laver (nori) each year and cook it up with corn. Traditionally they undoubtedly did not use dairy products, but by the time Judith Cooper Madlener came on this recipe, they had started using a local brand of creamed corn. Take your pick.

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