Building Bone Density Safely and Naturally

Building Bone Density Safely and NaturallyWBV (whole body vibration) is famous for promoting bone growth. Extensive research over the last forty years has shown that WBV safely promotes and increases bone density, more so than conventional exercise, which has long been understood to be important for healthy bone development.

Do Your Buddies Know How Long You’ll Live?

Do Your Buddies Know How Long You’ll Live?A new study shows that your personality in your 20s can predict your lifespan. In addition, your close friends can probably recognize the relevant personality traits better than you can.

Why Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health and Your Kids

Why Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health And Your KidsThink about the last time you left the house. Did strangers on the street acknowledge your presence with a smile or avert their glance? Chances are that the answer depended on your age, gender and, of course, your race.

Are You A Mosquito Magnet? And Why Is That?

Why Mosquitoes Seem To Bite Some People MoreThere’s always one in a crowd, a sort of harbinger of the oncoming mosquito onslaught: a person mosquitoes seem to target more than others. What is it about these unlucky chosen few that makes them mosquito magnets?

Miracles in Native Medicine: Seven Keys to Healing Yourself

Miracles in Native MedicineI trained as a conventional physician. I have also studied Native American healing for more than twenty-five years. I have walked with feet in two different worlds for my entire medical career. I did this because I grew up knowing that 'Indian medicine' could help people when conventional medicine had nothing more to offer.

People With Autism Have Uniquely Synched and Non-Conformist Brains

People With Autism Have Uniquely Synched and Non-Conformist Brains

In an effort to understand autism spectrum disorder (ASD), researchers have zeroed in on synchronization between different parts of the brain. Some of the findings have suggested a lack of synchronization (connectivity), while other studies have found the exact opposite: over synchronization.

Children’s Asthma Risk Isn’t All About Location

Children’s Asthma Risk Isn’t All About LocationIncome, race, and ethnic origin have far more impact on a child’s risk for asthma than whether or not they live in an urban neighborhood, research shows.

Fat And Sugar Heavy Diet Harms Your Brain – And Makes You Keep On Eating

hamburgersDo you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when our bodies don’t need food. Just the thought of food entices us to eat. We think about food when we see other people eating, when we pass a favorite fast-food restaurant, when we see a scrumptious snack near the check-out at a convenience store.

Do You Really Need Carbs To Recover From Exercise?

Do You Really Need Carbs To Recover From Exercise?Carbohydrate-rich diets are often recommended as part of exercise regimes to promote recovery and maximise performance. But recent research suggesting such foods may not help exercise recovery and their potential link with metabolic diseases are raising questions about whether this advice is still appropriate.

Nicotine Patch Works Best For Slow Smokers

Nicotine Patch Works Best For Slow SmokersHow quickly your body breaks down nicotine may determine if a pill or a patch will be the most effective way to quit smoking. “In this new trial, we’ve shown that it is possible to optimize quit rates for smokers, while minimizing side effects, by selecting treatment based on whether people break down nicotine slowly or normally

This Broccoli Compound May Treat Cancer

This Broccoli Compound May Treat Prostate CancerBroccoli is frequently touted as a food that can help prevent cancer, but a compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables also may treat it.

How To Avoid Bogus Health Information On The Web

 How To Avoid Bogus Health Information On The Web

Health is one of the biggest topics searched for on the web, yet despite its importance a large portion of this information is inaccurate, anecdotal or biased.

Enhancing Your Aura for Long-Term Benefits

Enhancing Your Aura for Long-Term BenefitsA strong, centered aura can bring many magical experiences into your life. By following these simple ten steps to good auric health, you can significantly improve your chances of attracting what you really love to your life! The first five steps are part of a daily auric energy practice, and the last five are an ongoing, long-term energy practice.

Eating According to your Ancestry & Blood Type

Eating According to your Ancestry & Blood Type

You are what you eat, but you should "EAT WHAT YOU ARE.'' This means each of us should eat the optimal diet compatible with our blood type. Doing this sounds easy enough, but in practice it is...

A Daily Avocado Diet May Cut Cholesterol

A Daily Avocado Diet May Cut CholesterolA diet containing a moderate amount of fat and one avocado may help lower “bad” cholesterol. This, in turn, could reduce the risk of heart disease, say researchers.

Cleansing Your Home and Environment with Incense

Cleansing with Incense

While incense can be used to cleanse a place or fumigate a person, the range in effect varies from very mild to exceptionally strong. They can be very potent aids to maintaining spiritual purity and cleanliness in a home. To some extent, we might compare burning incense to sending up a beacon or flare to attract those spiritual forces we wish to call. Each odor appeals to a particular force, and the "force" answers the call.

Many People Use Drugs – But Here’s Why Most Don’t Become Addicts

Many People Use Drugs – But Here’s Why Most Don’t Become Addicts

Drug use is common, drug addiction is rare. About one adult in three will use an illegal drug in their lifetime and just under 3m people will do so this year in England and Wales alone. Most will suffer no long-term harm.

What Is Gastroenteritis And Why Can't I Get Rid Of It?

What Is Gastroenteritis And Why Can't I Get Rid Of It?

We’ve all experienced the abdominal cramps and the urge to get to a toilet – quickly! When the stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, our bodies respond with the sudden onset of diarrhoea, associated nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain.

How Scorpion Venom Could Yield New Cancer Treatment

brazilian-yellow-scorpion

Scorpion venom has been gaining interest as a source of new drugs. It contains a mixture of biological chemicals called peptides, some of which are known to trigger cell death by forming pores in biological membranes. Cell death can be useful if we are able to target, say, tumour cells to auto-destruct.

Getting Fitter Boosts Even The Survival of the "Fattest"

 Getting Fitter Boosts Even The Survival of the "Fattest"

Like many high school students I completely misunderstood the philosopher Herbert Spencer’s phrase “survival of the fittest.” I interpreted it to mean that those animals of a species that were the most physically fit were most likely to survive and reproduce.

My Love of Solitude and My Fear of Aging

My Love of Solitude and My Fear of Aging

Sometimes Joyce and I laugh about the possibility of our future grown-up grandchildren being paid by our children to accompany me on a river trip... Then one of my grandchildren will approach me and enthusiastically ask, “Grandpa, can I please go with you on your next river trip?”

Do Extraverts Have Stronger Immune Systems?

Do Extraverts Have Stronger Immune Systems?

Individuals who we would expect to be exposed to more infections as a result of their socially orientated nature (i.e., extraverts) appear to have immune systems that we would expect can deal effectively with infection. While individuals who may be less exposed to infections because of their cautious...

Five Common Myths and Misconceptions About the Seasonal Flu

Five Common Myths About Seasonal Flu

It’s that time of the year again. You probably think I mean Christmas, but as a virologist the sight of glitter, fairy lights and moulting pine trees immediately makes me think of the flu season. And if there’s one thing that can ruin your family’s Christmas, it’s the arrival of that particular unwanted guest.

Are The Suburbs The Happiest Place To Live?

Are The Suburbs The Happiest Place To Live?

Americans who live in the suburbs seem to be happier than those who live in rural areas and inner cities—unless they have a long commute to work. A recent study also shows that residents in the most unhappy communities say they spent 8.3 days a month in a negative mood.

Why That BPA Free Label Might Just Be Slight Of Hand

What That BPA Free Label Might Just Be Slight Of Hand

Purchase a plastic water bottle, and there’s a good chance that it will feature a “BPA-free” label. You might be seeing it more often because the industrial chemical Bisphenol-A has now been removed from a wide array of products.

Restore Cognition By Manipulating Where The Body Meets The Mind

We Can Restore Cognition By Manipulating Where The Body Meets The Mind

Dementia and memory loss are some of the most devastating hallmarks of ageing, for the elderly, their families, and the healthcare system. This is why researchers want to find ways to rejuvenate the brain and therefore maintain the young mind and cognition in old age.

Brains Transform Remote Threats Into Anxiety

Brains Transform Remote Threats Into Anxiety

Modern life can feel defined by low-level anxiety swirling through society. Continual reports about terrorism and war. A struggle to stay on top of family finances and hold onto jobs. At the heart of issues like these lies uncertainty – the unknown likelihood of how ongoing crises will evolve over time.

Anti-Inflammatory Omega-3s: Are They Good For You?

Anti-Inflammatory 
Omega-3s: Why Are They Good For You?

Among the many properties of the various essential fatty acids—including the omega-3s, the omega-6s, and so on—are the anti-inflammatory effects of the omega-3s. These substances produce the “prostaglandins of peace” whose actions counter those of the pro-inflammatory prostaglandins responsible for inflammation.

Aging Brains Aren't Necessarily Declining Brains

Aging Brains Aren't Necessarily Declining Brains

For years, conventional wisdom held that growing older tends to be bad news for brains. Past behavioral data largely pointed to loss in cognitive – that is, thinking – abilities with age, including poorer memory and greater distractibility. Physical measures of brain structure also showed...

How The Bacteria In Our Gut Affect Our Cravings For Food

How The Bacteria In Our Gut Affect Our Cravings For Food

We’ve long known that that the gut is responsible for digesting food and expelling the waste. More recently, we realised the gut has many more important functions and acts a type of mini-brain, affecting our mood and appetite. Now, new research suggests it might also play a role in our cravings for certain types of food.

Finding Pleasure and Embracing Your Bliss Through Chocolate

Embracing Your Bliss Through Chocolate

What if we could fully embrace the joy that comes with eating chocolate, without any sense of guilt, for an entire day? Could we then also embrace other experiences of joy? This is where we begin, with this thought, this question: What if? For many of us, our relationship with chocolate is not...

Antidepressants May Be No Better Than A Placebo, So Why Take Them?

Antidepressants May Be No Better Than A Placebo, So Why Take Them?

Placebos are sham treatments that work even though they lack an active ingredient. Pills made of sugar or corn starch have improved Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and pain. Now research suggests placebos may be as good as real drugs for treating depression...

How To Be Good to Yourself: The Do's and Don'ts

by Marcelle Pick. The way you treat yourself can make an enormous difference in how your body, mind, and spirit respond. Changing your internal conversation is one key way to turn down the stress and turn up the relaxation. I’ve struggled with these issues, too, and I know how hard it can be to create a new conversation. The key is...

From Chronic Pain to Marathon: A Miraculous Healing Journey

From Chronic Pain to Marathon: A Miraculous Healing JourneyOn a scale from one to ten, with one being no pain at all and ten being unbearable pain, how would you rate your pain today?” It was the umpteenth time I had heard that ques­tion. Because of my ongoing battle with chronic pain...

Respiratory Therapies for The Common Cold, Influenza and Laryngitis

Upper Respiratory Problems and Therapies for The Common Cold, Influenza, Laryngitis

Unfortunately, there is no universally miraculous herbal cold cure. However, herbal medicine can do more than most therapies in treating and preventing this all too common problem. Herbs can be selected to fit the individual’s unique needs, while at the same time immune support...

Children Under Three Need Water and Milk, Not Sugar-Loaded Drinks

Children Under Three Need Water and Milk, Not Sugar-Loaded Drinks

The World Health Organisation recommends we limit our sugar intake to 10% of our total calorie intake a day because of the negative effect that sugar has on our health. Boys and girls around the age of three require around 1,100 calories a day, which means no more than...

How To De-Inflame and Detox in Three Steps

How To De-Inflame and Detox in Three Steps

A healthy body is a key for a healthy mood. It is essential to know that there are many factors that can create an unhealthy body as well as poor mood—and that there are steps you can take to reverse the process.

How To Trick Yourself and Others Into Eating Less

How To Trick Yourself and Others Into Eating Less

Science has a simple and incredible trick that will help you lose weight. The idea, it seems, is to make portions appear bigger because this leads people to serve and eat less.

What Do Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean?

What Do Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean?

If you’re an adult and have ever visited a doctor, you’ve probably had your blood pressure measured. General practitioners tend to obsess over blood pressure.

Salt Overload – It's Time To Get Tough On The Food Industry

Salt Overload – It's Time To Get Tough On The Food Industry

While other nations have successfully reduced their sodium intake, Australians are still eating too much salt, and paying the price with our health; a high-salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, one of the key contributors to heart disease.

Men, Masculine Pride and How To Cope With Depression

Men, Masculine Pride And How To Cope With Depression

Masculinity plays an important role in dealing with problems such as depression. Men often don’t feel able to reach out for assistance because both the symptoms of depression and the act of seeking help goes against a stereotypical view of how us blokes should or shouldn’t behave.

Making Medicines at Home with Common Plants and Weeds

Making Medicines at Home with Common Plants and Weeds

Bo­tanicals can be incorporated into wines, cor­dials or teas, used in cooking and made into tinctures or salves. Some are applied topically as a poultice. Some plants we dry and use as teas or decoctions.

Can Yoga Play A Role In Treating Bipolar Disorder?

Can Yoga Play A Role In Treating Bipolar Disorder?

A recent survey suggests that yoga can be a substantial help for people with bipolar disorder, though the practice isn’t without risks. “There is no scientific literature on hatha yoga for bipolar disorder,” says lead author Lisa Uebelacker, associate professor (research) of psychiatry and human behavior...

Ho’oponopo: Healing by Restoring Balance

Ho’oponopo: Healing by Restoring Balance

by Alan Cohen. Ho’oponopo teaches that if we intend to make changes in the outer world, we must first restore balance and clarity in our own mind and heart. So Dr. Hew Len regularly took each patient in mind, and spoke to their spirit: “I’m sorry for..."

How Self-Destructing Cells May Hold Key To Cancer Cure

How Self-Destructing Cells May Hold Key To Cancer Cure

In the time that it will take you to read this article, millions of your body’s cells will have died via a self-destruct mechanism known as programmed cell death. This process is part of your body’s normal healthy function and is used to eliminate cells that are no longer needed or which have been damaged...

Junk Food Rats Ditch Balanced Diet To Eat Just Like Obese People

Junk food rats ditch balanced diet to eat just like obese people

Both rats and humans are omnivores, and both use flavour conditioning – learning through taste and experience which foods are good to eat and which to avoid. So if a particular flavour is associated with a desirable outcome like feeling full, this makes it more palatable, whereas a stomach illness would make it unpalatable.

Unacceptable Levels of Synthetic Chemicals in Our Air, Food, Water

Unacceptable Levels of Synthetic Chemicals in Our Air, Food, Water and Everyday Products

Today, chemicals comprise the backbone of our modern lifestyle and are the largest sector of our economy. We generate 300 billion pounds of synthetic chemicals each year in the U.S. alone, and an average American uses more than 1,500 pounds of chemical products. Synthetic chemicals are poisoning our bodies...

Ginseng Could Be An Effective Way To Prevent The Flu

Ginseng could be an effective way to prevent the flu

Ginseng, the root of the plant Panax ginseng, is one of the most commonly used herbal medicines and is often sold as an over-the-counter remedy for fatigue. Although it has been used by humans for thousands of years, more recent research has begun to investigate therapeutic and pharmacological uses including anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory properties.

How Mindfulness Can Ease 'Burden' of Dementia

How Mindfulness Can Ease 'Burden’ of Dementia

Mindfulness training eases depression and improves sleep and quality of life for both people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers, research shows.

The History and Causes of Sleeplessness and Insomnia

The History and Causes of Sleeplessness and Insomnia

We are too awake, rather than not sleepy enough. The result, combined with a genetic propensity toward anxiety, makes for a chronic insomniac. While most of us who struggle with sleep fall short of that label, I suspect the same...

Addictions R' Us: Coming To Terms with our Demons

Addictions R' Us: Coming To Terms with our Demons by Caroline M. Sutherland

An addiction is anything that has a "hold" on us, such as work, exercise, sex, food (especially chocolate, sugar, and coffee), alcohol, cigarettes, illegal drugs, medications, money, worry, material possessions, relationships, negativity, overachieving, gambling, and so on. People can even be addicted to illness...

Reprogramming and Healing from MS with Aboriginal Techniques

 Reprogramming & Healing with Aboriginal TechniquesRose summed up the heart of the day’s lesson: “The bad news is the body remembers and will hold something as true, even when the conscious mind does not. The good news is that you can create new memories for the body, new truths.”

Core Heart Feelings Opening the Door to an Open Heart

Core Heart Feelings: Opening the Door to an Open Heart

There are many "core heart feelings," but the simplest and easiest to access is gratitude. Showing appreciation elicits an immediate response in your body that lessens the stress response...

Good and Cheap: How to Eat Well on $4 a Day

Good and Cheap: How to Eat Well on $4 a Day

Using real, whole foods as the starting point for her recipes, Leanne Brown offers shopping tips and cooking techniques that help users optimize both the dollar and nutritional value of their meals. While the cookbook was conceived as a tool for SNAP recipients, who wouldn't like to eat better for cheaper?

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

One morning more than 26 years ago, Kathy Lubbers woke up and found that she could not bear to lift the sheet from her body because the pain was so great. Although she had been experiencing pain in both hands, nothing had prepared her for this.

Heavy Metals: Their Effect on the Brain and Neurological Problems

Heavy Metals and Their Effect on the Brain

Just as foods we are sensitive or allergic to can cause reactions in our digestive tract and lead to chronic inflammation, chemicals in our environment can also contribute to poor mood and physical problems. We have long known the correlation between neurological prob­lems and toxic chemicals...

Has Meat Met Its Match?

fake meat

The future of food arrived at Waitsfield Elementary School — a tiny brick throwback in Vermont’s pastoral Mad River Valley — just after lunch on May 15, 2014. Rachael Young slipped into the kitchen as surreptitiously as possible. “Let’s see if we can do this on the sly,” she said to me. “I don’t want them to see anything ahead of time.”

Prehistoric Teeth Show Our Ancestors Ate Medicinal Weeds

Prehistoric Teeth Show People Ate Medicinal Weeds

Plaque on prehistoric human teeth offers a whole new perspective on our ancestors’ diet and their relationship with plants. The research suggests that prehistoric people living in Central Sudan may have understood both the nutritional and medicinal qualities of many plants, including the purple nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus), regarded as a nuisance weed today.

Why the Fuss About Local Food?

Why the Fuss About Local Food?

We all need to eat, and whenever we do, we make choices. We make these choices all day long. Cook at home or eat out? Fresh or fro­zen? Raw or cooked? Sweet or savory? Cheap or expensive? Healthy or maybe not-so-healthy? Real or decaf? Cream or sugar? Tall or grande?

The Brain Has A Remarkable Ability To Cope With Dehydration During Exercise

The Brain Has A Remarkable Ability To Cope With Dehydration During Exercise

When it comes to physical exercise, we don’t tend to take into account how important our brain is for keeping our whole body going. But our ability to control our muscles – to keep them contracting and relaxing – and move our bodies precisely how we want them to, is ultimately determined by our brain.

Understanding Chronic Pain Could Lead To New Treatments

Breakthrough In Understanding Chronic Pain Could Lead To New Treatments

Chronic pain, defined as disabling pain that persists despite attempts at treatment and often without obvious cause, has become a serious challenge for health professionals. It is not surprising that someone suffering from this level of pain might become depressed, but most studies consider depression a “comorbidity”...

The Suffering Me: My Pattern of Suffering and My Identity of Pain?

The Suffering Me: My Pattern of Suffering and Identity of Pain?

There is a process going on inside me all the time that I don’t like to talk about, but which must be mentioned for the sake of completion. This is my identity of pain: the pattern of suffering that marks me out from everyone else as defini­tively as my fingerprints....

God's Medicine Man: Knowledge That Comes Through The Great Spirit

God's Medicine Man: Knowledge That Comes Through The Great Spirit

People ask me if I'm a medicine man. Well, I'm not. Some of our Indian people were blessed with that power in the past. They're all gone now. Today our people know only a little medicine. We had great medicine men. I'll tell you about one I knew when I was a boy...

How Cancer Eats Itself To Survive Our Therapies

How Cancer Eats Itself To Survive Our Therapies

Can you imagine being so desperate for food that you would eat yourself to survive? Our cells do exactly this. When cells are deprived of energy and nutrients from their external environment, they look internally, packaging up and consuming their own components to survive until an energy source becomes available...

Energy Medicine and Intuition: Skills Based in Self-Esteem

Energy Medicine and Intuition

I firmly believe that intuitive or symbolic sight is not a gift but a skill -- a skill based in self-esteem. Developing this skill -- and a healthy sense of self -- becomes easier when you can think in the words, concepts, and principles of energy medicine...

Simple Tips To Help Bring Your Memory Out Of Retirement

Simple Tips You Can Use To Help Bring Your Memory Out Of RetirementToday is the day you can ease your alarm about sudden memory gaps and quiet your fear that you’re on the cusp of dementia. Changes in memory and concentration at midlife are very common, but you don’t have to live with them. You can improve your...

Healing Yourself by Creating Art: The Muse That Heals

Healing Yourself by Creating Art: The Muse That Heals

When art is expressed from the deepest levels of our being, profound healing occurs. Just as you may not consider yourself an artist, you may not think of yourself as a healer, either. You may have never used this powerful inner part of yourself consciously...

Living A Life of Joy: Getting Sober, Staying Sober

Living A Life of Joy: Getting Sober, Staying Sober

Before I got sober, just shy of my twenty-fourth birthday, the last thing I felt was the freedom and happiness that the promises speak of. I was sick: not just physically sick from the amount of chemicals in my system, but soul-sick, completely bereft of a sense of...

Energy Medicine: An Emerging Paradigm

Energy Medicine: An Emerging ParadigmThe prevailing industrial age view of the human body as a machine whose parts occasionally break down, requiring repair only to that part without regard to the whole human being and the sources of the problem, is a health model that will increasingly be replaced by a more unified theory of what a human being truly is.

Ten Things You Need To Know About Fat

Ten things you didn’t know about fat

Our understanding of fats – including which ones are actually good for us – is evolving. We know for example that red meat and meat products, cakes and biscuits, which are rich sources of saturated fatty acids, are associated with an increased number of cardiovascular deaths.

Quality of Life for Cancer Patients: Does Massage Therapy Help?

Quality of Life for Cancer Patients: Does Massage Therapy Help?At the end of the day, less pain, anxiety, and nausea, better sleep and more energy add to quality of life. That is what people with cancer seek. Researchers measure this variable usually with a written questionnaire and sometimes an oral interview...

Making Herbal Medicine at Home

Making Herbal Medicine at Home

There is nothing mysterious or even particularly clever or skillful about making healing formulations from plants. Intimidated by the pharmaceutical elite, we think that to be of any use a medicine must be made by a Ph.D. wearing a white lab coat. Not so! If you can make a cup of tea or cook a simple meal...

Science May Have A Clue Why Some People Are Obese but Still Healthy

Science May Have A Clue To Why Some People Are Obese and Still Healthy

Some obese people may be able to remain metabolically healthy despite their size because their bodies produce low levels of a certain molecule. High levels of the molecule, called heme oxygenase-1 or HO-1, are linked to metabolic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol...

Saturated Fats: Are They Really the Culprit in Obesity?

Saturated Fats: Are They Really the Culprit in Obesity?

“It was believed that since fat is the most ‘calorie-dense’ of the macro-nutrients, a reduction in its consumption would lead to a reduction in calories and a subsequent decrease in the incidence of obesity,” he said. But turning to carbohydrates such as sugar and corn syrup has led to a parallel increase in diabetes and obesity in the US.

Religious and Spiritual Values Affect How People Cope With Cancer

Do Religious and Spiritual Values Affect How People Cope With Cancer?

Most American adults say that they believe in God and that their religious beliefs affect how they live their lives. However, people have different ideas about life after death, belief in miracles, and other religious beliefs...

Does Sunshine Addiction or ‘Tanorexia’ Really Exist?

Is There Such a Thing as Sunshine Addiction  Does ‘Tanorexia’ Really Exist?

“Sunshine can be addictive like heroin.” The claim comes via a study published in Cell based on an experiment carried out on mice at Harvard Medical School. Researchers found that ultraviolet light exposure leads to elevated endorphin levels – the body’s own “feel good” internal morphine...

Brain Training and Exercise: New Experiences Stimulate the Brain

Brain Training and Exercise: Use It or Lose It

by Joyce Meek Yates & Amanda Conrad. Just like the muscles in your body, the brain thrives on the motto of "Use it, or lose it." Stimulate your brain by making it work beyond its normal routine. Don't let your thought processes get stuck in a rut! Try...

Five Conclusions From The US Government's New Advice On Eating Fish

Five Conclusions From The US Government's New Advice On Eating Fish

The question of whether to eat fish while pregnant has long been a slippery one. On the one hand, expecting mothers are told that eating fish regularly is good for fetal brain development. And on the other, they’re warned that fish contain mercury, which can cause birth defects.

Think Health, Think Colored Fruits and Vegetables

Think Health, Think Colored Fruits and Vegetables

In the fifth century B.C., Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, declared, 'Let food be your medicine...' Fruits and vegetables, especially the most colorful ones, contain a bushel of disease-fighting compounds.

Teens Influence Friends To Smoke, But Not To Quit

Teens Influence Friends To Smoke, But Not To Quit

Teen smokers are better at getting friends to start than nonsmokers are at getting friends to quit.“What we found is that social influence matters, it leads nonsmoking friends into smoking and nonsmoking friends can turn smoking friends into nonsmokers,

Thinking About Death Can Make You Value Life More

Thinking About Death Can Make You Value Life more

An awareness of our own death is potentially extremely distressing. Go ahead and contemplate your own mortality. How does it feel? Would you be surprised to learn that it can potentially improve your mental health to think about your death more often?

A Cold Splash: Water Therapy for Depression & Chronic Fatigue

A Cold Splash: Water Therapy for Depression & Chronic Fatigue

by Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc. One group of researchers in Virginia suggests that hydro­therapy may be useful to treat cancer and chronic fatigue as well as depression. Cold exposure therapies may actually be the best choice for depressed patients. According to Hippocrates, water therapy "allays lassitude."

Trusting Yourself to Heal Others with Plant Spirit Healing

Trusting Yourself to Heal Others with Plant Spirits

We can work with plant spirits for our own personal guidance and healing, but when we call upon plant spirits to engage in the healing of another, a particular type of dynamism is added to the healing process. Plants are community beings that are here to serve the community as a whole so that when we step beyond our own personal needs...

Love Hormone Makes Old Muscles New Again

Love Hormone Makes Old Muscles New Again

Oxytocin is released with a warm hug, a grasped hand, or a loving gaze, and it increases libido. The hormone kicks into high gear during and after childbirth, helping new mothers bond with and breastfeed their new babies. While oxytocin is found in both young boys and girls, it is not yet known when levels of the hormone start to decline in humans, and what levels are necessary for maintaining healthy tissues.

Sleep, Like Oxygen, Water & Food, Is One Of Life’s Essentials

Sleep, Like Oxygen, Water And Food, Is One Of Life’s Essentials

It’s often said that no-one really knows what sleep is for. Sometimes it’s as if this lack of surety means its functions are relatively unimportant or even vestigial, like an appendix to the story of our life. How we evaluate life has long since focused on the daytime – what we think and feel when we’re awake.

The Natural Way To Keep Produce Fresh & Stop Waste

The Natural Way To Keep Produce Fresh and Stop The Waste

Nearly a third of all the food produced in the world is lost or wasted, according to the UN’s World Resources Institute. It is a sad irony that we waste so much food – especially fruit and vegetables – but still fail to feed the world’s ever increasing population. We need to start minimizing the amount of food that is produced and then lost.

The Food You Eat Affects Your Mood & Your Mood Affects Food You Eat

How The Food You Eat Affects Your Mood And Mood Affects food

Eating good food promotes overall health and well-being, but what you eat may also impact how you feel. Research suggests that not only can the food you eat affect your mood, but that your mood may influence the foods you choose to consume.

Tone and Stretch: This Is How We Do It

Tone and Stretch: This Is How We Do It

You might work the upper body one day and the lower body the following day, split up by cardio and repeated. Another strategy is to do a split routine so you can focus on each muscle group separately. Remember they need a break to recuperate because you are focusing on them.

Making Acupuncture, Yoga, and Massage Affordable For All

Making Acupuncture, Yoga, and Massage Is Affordable For All

Fewer high school students smoked cigarettes in 2013 than in previous years, while more adults are delaying health care because they can't afford it. These are among the insights of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest annual report, released in May.

Little Kids Eat Healthier Snacks Than Teens

Little Kids Eat Healthier Snacks Than Teens

The average child in the US snacks three times a day. Concerned about the role of snacking in obesity, a team of researchers set out to explore how eating frequency relates to energy intake and diet quality in a sample of low-income urban school children in the Boston area.

enafarzh-CNzh-TWnltlfifrdehiiditjakomsnofaptruessvtrvi

follow InnerSelf on

facebook-icontwitter-iconrss-icon

 Get The Latest By Email

{emailcloak=off}

FROM THE EDITORS

The Day Of Reckoning Has Come For The GOP
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
The Republican party is no longer a pro-America political party. It is an illegitimate pseudo-political party full of radicals and reactionaries whose stated goal is to disrupt, destabilize, and…
Why Donald Trump Could Be History's Biggest Loser
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
Updated July 2, 20020 - This whole coronavirus pandemic is costing a fortune, maybe 2 or 3 or 4 fortunes, all of unknown size. Oh yeah, and, hundreds of thousands, maybe a million, of people will die…
Blue-Eyes vs Brown Eyes: How Racism is Taught
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
In this 1992 Oprah Show episode, award-winning anti-racism activist and educator Jane Elliott taught the audience a tough lesson about racism by demonstrating just how easy it is to learn prejudice.
A Change Is Gonna Come...
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
(May 30, 2020) As I watch the news on the events in Philadephia and other cities in the country, my heart aches for what is transpiring. I know that this is part of the greater change that is taking…
A Song Can Uplift the Heart and Soul
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I have several ways that I use to clear the darkness from my mind when I find it has crept in. One is gardening, or spending time in nature. The other is silence. Another way is reading. And one that…