Alternative Medicine

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    NCCAM Featured Content

  • Pomegranate

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    This fact sheet provides information on the safety and effectiveness of pomegranate as a dietary supplement.
  • Bromelain

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    This fact sheet provides basic information about bromelain (pineapple extract), its effectiveness and safety, and provides resources for additional information.
  • The Evidence Base for Integrative Approaches to Cancer Care

    Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    NCCAM Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses the role of integrative medicine in symptom management in cancer survivors in this blog post.
  • ABC Dophilus Powder by Solgar, Inc: Recall - Risk of Infection

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Solgar, Inc. is voluntarily recalling ABC Dophilus Powder. Testing conducted by the Centers for Disease Control revealed the presence of Rhizopus oryzae in 1.75 oz (50 g) containers of Solgar ABC Dophilus Powder, which may cause Mucormycosis. This is a rare infection that may cause health problems to consumers, particularly pre-mature infants/infants, children, and those with weakened immune systems. It may also occur rarely in people who are otherwise healthy.
  • REFA Enterprises, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Forever Beautiful Bee Pollen Due to Undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    REFA Enterprises, LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of each: Forever Beautiful Bee Pollen (UPC # 6333090804632), Forever Beautiful Infinity UPC # 633090804649), to the consumer level. The products have been found to contain undeclared Sibutramine or a combination of both Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein through FDA laboratory analyses. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 (due to increased risk of seizures, heart attacks, arrhythmia and strokes).
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    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Latest Articles

  • Differences in antioxidant activities of outdoor- and indoor-cultivated Agaricus brasiliensis, and protective effects against carbon tetrachloride-induced acute hepatic injury in mice

    Daisuke Yamanaka
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Agaricus brasiliensis (A. brasiliensis) is a medicinal mushroom that exerts various pharmacological actions. We previously demonstrated that different cultivation conditions altered the activity of the polyphenol-related enzymes from this mushroom. However, the influence of cultivation conditions on the antioxidant activity of the fruiting bodies remains unclear. Therefore, in this study we compared the antioxidative effects of fruiting bodies of A. brasiliensis cultivated outdoors and indoors. In addition, we assessed whether different cultivation methods affected the…
  • Gal-geun-dang-gwi-tang improves diabetic vascular complication in apolipoprotein E KO mice fed a western diet

    So Lee
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Gal-geun-dang-gwi-tang (GGDGT), an herbal medicine, is used to treat hypertension, stroke, and other inflammatory disorders in the clinical setting. Recently, GGDGT was recognized by the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of GGDGT in a diabetic atherosclerosis model using apolipoprotein E knockout (ApoE-/-) mice fed a Western diet. Methods: The mice were divided into four groups: control group, C57BL6J mice receiving a regular diet (RD); ApoE-/- group, ApoE-/- mice receiving a Western diet (WD); rosiglitazone group, ApoE-/- mice…
  • CCl4 induced genotoxicity and DNA oxidative damages in rats: hepatoprotective effect of Sonchus arvensis

    Huda Alkreathy
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Sonchus arvesis is traditionally reported in various human ailments including hepatotoxicity in Pakistan. Presently we designed to assess the protective effects of methanolic extract of Sonchus arvesis against carbon tetrachloride induced genotoxicity and DNA oxidative damages in hepatic tissues of experimental rats. Methods: 36 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 6 groups to evaluate the hepatoprotective effects of Sonchus arvensis against CCl4 induced genotoxicity, DNA damages and antioxidant depletion. Rats of normal control group were given free access of food…
  • Antiproliferative effect of the jararhagin toxin on B16F10 murine melanoma

    Durvanei Maria
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Malignant melanoma is a less common but highly dangerous form of skin cancer; it starts in the melanocytes cells found in the outer layer of the skin. Jararhagin toxin, a metalloproteinase isolated from Bothrops jararaca snake venom acts upon several biological processes, as inflammation, pain, platelet aggregation, proliferation and apoptosis, though not yet approved for use, may one day be employed to treat tumors. Methods: B16F10 murine melanoma cells were treated with jararhagin (jara), a disintegrin-like metalloproteinase isolated from Bothrops jararaca snake venom, and jari…
  • Antipyretic and antinociceptive potential of extract/fractions of Potentilla and its isolated compound, acacetin

    Abdur Rauf
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Fever and pain management is a very challenging job for the clinician as the available synthetic agents are causing serious side effects. The present research article deals with the antipyretic and antinociceptive activity of extract/fractions of Potentilla evestita and acacetin isolated from the chloroform fraction of the plant. Methods: Various chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques were used for the isolation and characterizion of compound. In-vivo yeast induced fibrile mice were used for antipyretic activity while acetic acid induced writhing and formalin tests were used…
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    Nirogam - The Natural Way to Health

  • What if Whey Protein can Control Your Sugar Level?

    Sunaina Shenoy
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
      Whey protein is the protein contained in the watery portion of milk that separates from curd while making cheese. It is one of the best natural sources of protein. According to a study published in Diabetologia Whey protein drinks can help people with Type 2 Diabetes to control erratic glucose levels. It inhibits the […]The post What if Whey Protein can Control Your Sugar Level? appeared first on Nirogam - The Natural Way to Health.
  • Restaurants Trick You into Unhealthy Food Choices

    Sunaina Shenoy
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    How many times have you returned after a good dinner from a restaurant and thought to yourself ‘I wish I had eaten a little lesser’? Chances are that there are many such days. It has been learnt that restaurants also have many tricks in place that overpowers your sheer will to eat right. These tricks […]The post Restaurants Trick You into Unhealthy Food Choices appeared first on Nirogam - The Natural Way to Health.
  • The Three Cardinal Rules For Peaceful Sleep

    Sunaina Shenoy
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Every night as we hit the bed, our mind is filled with thoughts of good and bad things that happened during the day. We think, analyze and keep contemplating over whatever happened. As we fall asleep our brain goes through a slow process of disengaging from the external world. Now and then, we are disturbed repeatedly […]The post The Three Cardinal Rules For Peaceful Sleep appeared first on Nirogam - The Natural Way to Health.
  • A Healthy Lifestyle May Prevent Dementia

    Sunaina Shenoy
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    With evidence showing that lifestyle factors play a key role in the development of dementia, modifying certain habits can help prevent the disease. Quitting smoking, including an exercise schedule, controlling on bad food habits all of these help in reducing risk of dementia. Diabetics have 50% increased risk of dementia. Therefore modifying our behaviors in […]The post A Healthy Lifestyle May Prevent Dementia appeared first on Nirogam - The Natural Way to Health.
  • 19 Bad Habits That Harm Your Teeth…And That Smile!

    Sunaina Shenoy
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Did you know that some of our regular habits harm dental health? Grinding your teeth makes your teeth cry. While in stress or when trying to control your anger you put a lot of pressure on your teeth which is not a good idea. Using teeth to tear open packets or break off tags on items. […]The post 19 Bad Habits That Harm Your Teeth…And That Smile! appeared first on Nirogam - The Natural Way to Health.
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    The New Science of Energy Healing

  • Getting Ready for 2015

    gia combs-ramirez
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    As I get ready for bringing in the information for my 2015: Mastering the New Energies class, I always start with re-reading the 2014 Energy Reading. It gets me oriented to what transformation I have achieved in the past year and what I might still need to accomplish in the next couple of months. It's a [...]
  • It's All About Purpose These Days

    3 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    The number one question I get asked in my sessions with clients is, "What is my Purpose?" There's often a sense of anxiety with this question, that if they don't get it right...something bad will happen. Purpose is linked to the Universal human need of contribution. We actually need to know we are making a contribution to feel good [...]
  • Now THAT Was Intense

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    In a year of intense transformation on a global scale, I'm declaring this past month of October the winner for most intense. Transformation (evolution, growth, etc) comes in two ways. It can begin from within as we feel the urge to stretch and show up in a bigger way in the world and with ourselves. Or it can [...]
  • What's Your Transformation Sign?

    gia combs-ramirez
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Transformation is a Universal phenomena. It's why systems don't fall into entropy but continue to grow and evolve into higher levels of organization. It's why life arose out of inert elements. And it's why personal and spiritual growth is so important. When we choose to work consciously with the universal law of transformation, our lives become amazing! We [...]
  • Messages from the Herd

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    I work with an amazing herd of horses here on the ranch where I live. The past 4 years I've been using Crystalline Consciousness Technique™ with them. CCT is an energy modality I developed based on information that came in during a meditation in 2004. For a while, I taught Healing Horses classes with those [...]
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    The AMT The Guild of Energists

  • Flexible Training With Dr. Millett

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Michael Millett's three-day EFT Master Practitioner Certification Training is tailored to fit around busy schedules giving everyone the opportunity to obtain the popular EFT Master Practitioner qualification. Read on for the full article...
  • Positive EFT Case Story - Meet Your Needs With Positive EFT

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    This Positive EFT case story comes from AMT Trainer Kelly Burch who explains how she uses the technique to feed her aspect more of what it wants. Read on for the full article...
  • Energy EFT Case Story - A Truly Spiritual EFT Experience!

    16 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this EFT case story, Lorna Firth uses memory and aspect work to help a client work through the death of his father in order to succeed in moving his business to the next level. Read on for the full article...
  • EFT Case Story: Tapping Into Enlightenment

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this EFT case story, Lawrence Pagett tells of a session with first-time tapper Paul Millward in which he helped Paul reach a state of enlightenment. For the full article, read on...
  • AMT Energy Conference 2014 - Energists' Photos of Eastbourne

    11 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    In this article are 10 of the most stunning photos of Eastbourne sent in by energists who attended the AMT Energy Conference 2014 at The View Hotel on Eastbourne's historic seafront, located a short distance from its iconic pier. Read on for the full article...
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    The Essential Herbal Blog

  • Herb of the Week: Lemon Balm

    Tina Sams
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    When I first started working at The Rosemary House, Susanna taught me about lemon balm. Other than the fact that it is delicious the herb is fantastic for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and what I found most amazing was that its root system lives all year round! Lemon balm is in the mint family and has been used for everything from insomnia to colic for hundreds of years. Lemon balm is often used in tea for its flavor but can bring positive affects medicinally. Lemon balm has been used to encourage perspiration to break a fever. The herb can also be mixed with valerian or chamomile to calm…
  • Mint Nut Bread

    Tina Sams
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
     In the current issue, you'll find several delicious breads for entertaining, and I decided to give one a shot.  After putting together the food and beverage chapter for Through the Seasons, it seems like we should be doing a LOT more cooking around here!Cooling - smells incredible!So I should mention that we did not have any applesauce in the house, but we did have some frozen persimmon pulp.  Since the persimmons are just perfect for gathering right now (after a deep freeze over the last few days), I decided to use some of the frozen stuff, giving me a good excuse to go…
  • Herb of the Week: Licorice

    Tina Sams
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    As the days have gotten shorter and the scarves have gotten longer I’ve begun craving licorice tea almost every morning. There is something about the warming bouquet of spices that just make waking up much, much easier.I wondered why this need for licorice suddenly occurred. I had always been given licorice root on days that I’ve had a sore throat or licorice tea to help stop a cough but I’ve never had cravings for the herb.So I had to research it, of course!What I found was that licorice is a surprisingly versatile herb that is incredibly tasty.Licorice is great for PMS symptoms,…
  • It's all over but the presents...

    Tina Sams
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Our prebuy for "Through the Seasons" is over.  They are now on sale, as are the downloadable puzzle books.  It's been a wild ride!  We're a small company, and getting something like this printed is a real nail-biter, hopint to be able to pay the printer upon delivery, but thanks to you we made it!  Whew!We pulled winners from the names of those who purchased.  There were 42 prizes altogether, and odds were about 1 in 4.  Not too shabby.  Everyone got the free puzzle book download and the free shipping in the US, so in a way, everyone won.  And just wait…
  • Peach Leaves

    Tina Sams
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Before the buzz around our house about the new Through The Seasons, Mom had begun researching the benefits of using peach leaves medicinally. She was amazed by the versatility of the plant and I decided to further her research while she worked tirelessly on her new book.Peach leaves are energetically cooling so the plant is wonderful for skin irritation and inflammation in your gut. Since it has mild effects herbalists from Matthew Wood to Culpepper suggest giving it to children for everything from coughs to restlessness. Peach leaves reduce inflammation because it contains small amounts of…
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    Sandpoint Wellness Council

  • How to Prevent and Heal Shin Splits

    Owen Marcus
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    As anyone who has had them will tell you, shin splints are painful and persistent. They are caused when your shin muscle (anterior tibialis) tears away from the bone (tibia), and is the most common running injury, representing up to 60% of all overuse injuries to the lower leg.[1] If the true cause is not treated, you are at risk of developing more serious conditions such as plantar fasciitis (tearing of the connective tissue of the bottom of the foot) and stress fractures (small cracks in the bone). Traditional treatment includes rest, ice, anti-inflammatory drugs, orthotics, range of motion…
  • Trust Your Inner Voice and Create Change

    Owen Marcus
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Have you ever thought about how your life would be today if there were no obstacles standing in your way? What if all possibilities you see for yourself lay before you only waiting for your choosing? How would you respond? What would you change? Would you change your present condition or situation if the doors opened, doors to opportunities you have dreamed of or longed for but settled into a thinking pattern that such ideas were just not for you? I have asked myself these questions over and over again as I made a few career changes over the years. What’s for me? What’s my purpose? What…
  • Changing Career Focus for Krystle

    Owen Marcus
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Life is so full of changes for many of us, especially this year that is in its ebb cycle and all of us facing the forthcoming holidays.  I am making my final career move.  No one should really say “final” as who knows what lies ahead as possibilities.  But change is upon me and I feel quite excited.  My lovely and loving business, Touchstone Therapeutic Massage is ending.  I plan to continue through December 2014 focused on completing all outstanding gift certificates and providing massage sessions on a limited basis. I have begun NewTritionally Yours!  I earned my Masters of…
  • October is National Physical Therapy month

    Owen Marcus
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The field of Physical Therapy had its humble beginnings back in the days of Roosevelt and the Polio “sanitariums”. The field has progressed over the years advancing from educational requirements of a Bachelor’s degree to that of a DPT or Doctor of Physical Therapy. Sandpoint is blessed with an abundance of Physical Therapists. I find that most people are unaware that Physical Therapists specialize in a wide variety of areas. In fac,t since we all take different continuing education classes, two PTs within the same specialty area may have very different knowledge and treatment…
  • Great Health Practices for Older Folks

    Owen Marcus
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    #497311519 / Many of my massage clients have reached “senior” status. Hooray for the discounts we all now receive! Good health and longevity have become our prime focus. Insurance premium rates, whether individual coverage or group coverage, is a large concern especially for those on fixed incomes. Prescription medications can take a real bite out of one’s expenses, so maintaining optimal health as a goal cannot be understated. For older folks I see six necessary factors that will insure optimal health and vitality and lower our health care costs. Exercise is a must.
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    Kala's Bohemian Blog - Explore Your Spirit with Kala

  • Astral Traveling with Kala

    Kala Ambrose
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Have you ever had an out of body experience? I remember the first time I did, I was around nine years old. It was late at night and I was sleeping in my beautiful canopy bed, remember those?  My canopy bed was white and my bedspread and the canopy cover had a pattern that was covered with yellow roses. I always felt like a princess every night when I went to sleep in my canopy bed. On this particular night though, I awoke and as my eyes opened, all I could see was the yellow rose pattern on my bedspread, which appeared very close to my face. At first I thought my eyes were bleary and then I…
  • A Tale of Two Seasons for Two Reasons

    Kala Ambrose
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Oh sweet October, let me begin this tale by taking time to be grateful for all of the good that life and nature extend to us each day. This couldn’t be more apparent and evocative during this time of year, than to simply look outdoors at the symphony of colors in the trees, cascading in hues of red, orange, yellow, green and purple. Add the blue hue from the Blue Ridge Mountains and we’re surrounded by all of the chakra colors on display!  These were some of my musings as I drove across North Carolina up into the mountains gently cradling the city of Asheville. I was on my way to…
  • Winter Solstice and Astral Travel Webinar with Kala

    Kala Ambrose
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Kala Ambrose’s Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences provides the opportunity for private and group online course study via webinars and video downloads with Award Winning Author and Wisdom Teacher Kala Ambrose Don’t miss this opportunity to study live with Kala! Here’s the details of the December Webinar: Lesson Twelve: Winter Solstice – Transforming Space and Time – Astral Travel The Live Webinar Course with Kala is scheduled for Thursday, December 4th from 7pm – 9pm Eastern. Wrapping up this year long course of Wise Woman study with Kala, she…
  • Kala’s Adventures in Reading Seashells and Crystals

    Kala Ambrose
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Kala Ambrose  “Your Travel Guide to the Other Side” Adventures in Reading Crystals,  Gemstones and Seashells with Kala Kala and her Mom in Hawaii     Sacred Cowrie Shells, protection, prosperity and connection to the goddess.   Kala’s Altar Table in her home, filled with crystals, gemstones and seashells that she works with.   On top of the altar is a conch shell, along with a bird that symbolizes the Egyptian Ibis and two forms of eternal light, the one on the left symbolizing the eternal flame that burns within.     Do you love Crystals and Gemstones?    I…
  • Reading Crystals, Gemstones and Seashells with Kala

    Kala Ambrose
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Lesson Eleven: Reading Seashells, Crystals, Gemstones and Crystal Ball Gazing The Live Webinar Course with Kala is scheduled for Thursday, November 6th, from 7pm – 9pm Eastern. Since ancient times, crystals and gemstones have been used in magical rituals, energy work and deeply spiritual practices as their energy provides a powerful impact on both the earth planes and the spiritual planes. Ancient Egyptian High Priests and Priestesses used Lapis Lazuli and Carnelian for personal work on the body and in the temples. The Greeks referred to gemstones as the bones of the Earth and used them…
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    Elqalatawy-View of Health

  • Curative Static Herbs

    waheed elqalatawy
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    There are plants known to have some medicinal effects and they are used traditionally as herbal remedy. When used in its natural form, it is considered as a herb medicine, but if an active ingredient is extracted, isolated, investigated and used in a specified dose then it is a medicine with a specific pharmacological  effect.An example that illustrates the difference is Ephedra plant and its active ingredient Ephedrine alkaloid. Ephedrine can be toxic if its dose exceeded the recommended one which is tiny. Herb medicine has some great advantages as it has a high safety margin since it…
  • How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

    waheed elqalatawy
    9 Nov 2011 | 1:32 am
    Thе goodies paid fоr іn thе prescription іs prescribed by thе doctor, аnd your relation with your doctor іs a key іn reducing thе costs оf your prescription drugs.Evеn with insurance, drugs cаn bе pricey. Without insurance, thе cost mаy feel ѕо inordinate you mаy bе tempted tо skip оr skip оn medication. Dо nоt dо thаt Thеrе аre ways tо halter іn thе cost оf prescription drugs,  аnd skipping medication cаn bе disastrous аnd ultimately mоrе costly thаn thе drugs thеmsеlvеѕ Bе friendly with your doctorIn mаny cases your doctor mаy nоt knоw…
  • Pina Colada Face Mask

    waheed elqalatawy
    17 Oct 2011 | 7:43 am
    Pina Colada Face Mask:Yesterday, we discussed use of sugar in face masks, and how can we make it a complete skincare regimen for face. Today we will go a step further and discuss how can we utilize the properties of sugar, and add it to a well known recipe to get the maximum benefits for face skin, this recipe is Pina Colada for Face.Pina Colada is a drink that contains some natural ingredients like pineapple and coconut to be mixed with rum. To use it for face we add yogurt and sugar to make use of the peeling effect of the alpha hydroxy acids, Lactic and Glycolic acids they…
  • Sugar for Face is all what your Face-Skin Needs

    waheed elqalatawy
    14 Oct 2011 | 5:29 am
    The Story of Sugar for FaceThe story of an amazing soft skin (like baby skin), starts with using sugar for face regularly. The story will not end at using sugar for face, because you will feel the skin of the other parts of your body like pumice, compared to your face skin.It is the story of using an effective, safe and cheap ingredient, for the best skincare you could perform for your face and your body. It can be used regularly for all the family members starting with your kids.You will discover that sugar is the best scrub for your face and body, not only that but you will discover that,…
  • Caveman Diet

    waheed elqalatawy
    23 Sep 2011 | 1:21 pm
    Caveman was always lean thanks to his diet plan that was designed by nature. The basic principles were to offer him all food kinds, that did not give him a fat body, and at the same time to keep him doing exercise for the majority of day to get them. He had game, fish, leaves, fruits, nuts, and of course water.In fact, the basic nutritive elements we need today is coded for in our genes, and these codes were originated from foods that were "on the table" of our ancestors. What Caveman Diet Did Not ContainSince cultivation of grains and beans, and cooking the land crops and the agricultural…
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    Redwood Empire Rolfing® SI

  • Give the Gift of Rolfing SI

    Carole LaRochelle
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    Online Gift Certificates now For Sale Have you had a remarkable experience with Rolfing SI? Have your Rolfing sessions helped you get out of pain, feel better, move more easily in your body, and get your life back on track? Would you like an easy way to give a family member, friend or important loved one a nudge to give Rolfing SI a try? Now you can give those special people the gentle push you have been wanting to by purchasing an instant, online gift certificate right here on my website. Click here to Purchase Rolfing SI Gift Certificates A gift certificate will give your word of mouth…
  • Help Make It Happen for Scientific Research on Structural Integration

    Carole LaRochelle
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of people who has experienced improved quality of life as a direct result of receiving Rolfing SI sessions? Have you ever become frustrated or disappointed when you told your family, friends, or medical providers how great your experience has been with Rolfing SI, but they doubted you or did not take you up on your recommendation because they had never heard of Rolfing SI or cited the lack of scientific research? Now is your opportunity to increase the public’s awareness of Rolfing SI by contributing to a crowdfunded, grassroots level…
  • Harvard Medical School Supports Groundbreaking Research on Structural Integration for Chronic Low Back Pain

    Carole LaRochelle
    7 Jun 2014 | 12:51 pm
    My colleague, Eric Jacobson, Ph.D., conducts research on alternative medicine at Harvard Medical School. In 2009 he received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a pilot clinical trial of structural integration as a treatment for chronic low back pain. He is currently completing the analysis of the data from that clinical trial, but is about to run out of funds. The Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation has come forward and offered to match all donations up to $10,000. Your tax-deductible contribution will help Dr. Jacobson complete the analysis of comprehensive data on…
  • Celebrating 18 Years as a Certified Rolfer

    Carole LaRochelle
    19 May 2014 | 1:17 pm
    April 18, 1996 I completed my basic Rolfing SI training at The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado. Last month marked the 18 year anniversary of my graduation. Wow! What a privilege it has been to accompany all of you for awhile on your healing journey. I am grateful for your faith in me and my work. I have had the honor of getting to know each and every one of you in a very personal way. You have taught me at least as much I have been able to share with you. I am asked by many, many of you how I came to practice this work. You may be interested in reading my…
  • NEW Santa Rosa Office April 1st

    Carole LaRochelle
    20 Mar 2014 | 6:32 pm
    The one thing in life you can be certain of is change. Holding true to that maxim I find myself moving my Santa Rosa office again in less than a year since my last move. I am pleased to announce my NEW, NEW Santa Rosa office location starting April 1, 2014. Renée Valentino, PT and I have decided to continue sharing office space and we are moving just down the road from our current location. Please make note starting on Tuesday, April 1, I will be seeing all my Rolfing SI clients at: 725 Farmers Lane, Suite 12 Santa Rosa, CA 95405 I look forward to seeing you at my new location! Also in the…
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    The SmartLiving Network Coach Blogs

  • STUDY: Ibuprofen Out-Performs Narcotics?

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Ibuprofen out performs narcotics? Some times I come across study results that initially surprise me, but once I think about it, the results make total sense. A recently published study randomly took kids (aged 5 to 17) who presented to the ER with a fracture in their extremity (broken bone
  • Testosterone Replacement for ED?

    3 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very common problem which becomes more common as men get older. With all of the commercials talking about low testosterone or low-T, I get a lot of men concerned that their ED is from Low-T. Over the past several years, I have tested a lot
  • The Digital Info Tidal Wave: 3 Vital Strategies for Staying Sharp and Keeping Your Head Above Water

    3 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Many patients come to me with complaints about being forgetful. Sure, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia are a reality, but mostly I conclude that people are just overwhelmed. I have this theory about our minds. To me, minds are like a plate in our hands as we stand at
  • America: Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, Place of the Fearful

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Today, like most times, society is bombarded with fear. It's epidemic in magnitude and spread with contagion greater than Ebola. How have we become this way? Is there a cure? What are the consequences to our health and well-being?
  • Rethinking Disease with Dr. Jeffrey Bland's New Book - "The Disease Delusion"

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    As a family doctor, the majority of my work days are spent performing routine physicals and maintaining chronic disease. A new book, The Disease Delusion, is challenging how modern medicine looks at chronic disease toward improving the health of our society.
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • How to Get to Sleep When You Have a Cold

    Andrea Butje
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    A bedtime linen spray to help you sleep when you have a cold or the flu. What are the main things the doctor tells you to do when you have a cold or the flu? Drink plenty of fluids, and get plenty of rest. Drinking fluids is usually no problem, but getting plenty of rest can be easier said than done! It’s not always easy to get to sleep when you have a cold . . . and lying awake all night restlessly can be so frustrating. I have a linen spray recipe that you can spray on your sheets, blankets, and pillowcases before you tuck yourself in, which can help your mind and body relax while easing…
  • A Distiller With a Huge Heart: Globarom!

    Andrea Butje
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    During my time on Mahe in the Seychelles, my natural perfumery teacher, Isabelle Gelle, took us to visit a distillery called Globarom. The distiller is Mustafa Harum Bristol. He has a fantastic distillery and I was really inspired by his work. He is the only essential oil distiller in the Seychelles. He built his own stills and has a beautiful plot of land where he is growing aromatic plants, vegetables and fruits—all organic. Back in 2003, patchouli could be found alongside roads and paths everywhere in the Seychelles. Until the early 1980’s, the Seychelles was a major exporter of…
  • Why do we love Frankincense essential oil?

    Andrea Butje
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Frankincense essential oil is one of my favorites! I know that I’m not alone. Every time I talk about Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii), so many people chime in saying that it feels like a friend to them, too. I even wrote a blog post about how much people love it! You can find that here, along with three recipes for using Frankincense essential oil in blends to heal scar tissue, relieve colds and flu, and help you relax into evening meditation. What is it about Frankincense essential oil that we love so much? It certainly does have a lot of therapeutic properties. It’s one…
  • 3 Plants for Your Aromatic Garden

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Plant ideas for when you start planning your garden. I like to try new plants in my garden, but I also have long-time favorites that I come back to again and again. Right now is harvest time in some parts of the world. People are bringing in squash and vegetables, and are protecting their gardens from the coming frost. In other areas, it’s just time to start the garden. Either way, now is a good time to plan! Three of my favorite aromatic plants for the garden are rosemary, lavender, and basil. I don’t feel like my garden is complete without them! Rosemary Rosemary is a remarkably…
  • All-Natural Solid Deodorant Recipe

    Andrea Butje
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    This all-natural solid deodorant recipe is a sneak preview into the kinds of blends you get in Aromahead Institute’s eBook! (To purchase the Essential Living eBook, click here!) Makes about four 1 oz. deodorant tubes. Ingredients 1 oz (28 g) Beeswax 3 oz (84 g) Jojoba 20 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis) 20 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) Tools Kitchen scale Pyrex-style large measuring bowl Medium stove top pot Glass stirring rod or spoon Four 1 oz deodorant tubes Directions: Use the “Stove Top Melting Method” to liquify and combine the base carriers. Place the…
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    Big Tree School of Natural Healing

  • Moving at the speed of breath

    Cindy Black, L.Ac.
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Lately I’m lost in fast moving thoughts, agitated by endless “to do lists”, rushing through traffic to get to a yoga class.  Catching up with myself this morning, bringing my attention to my breath, a familiar  sense of settling slowly seeps into my cells. From stillness I begin familiar movements. But now I am present in body and breath. I pause my motion, then stop. Droping all intention to move, I wait for my breath.  Now moving only at the speed of my breath. Qi Gong (“chee gung”) is a form of Chinese movement that encourages skill (Gong) with (Qi).  Qi…
  • Thoughts on dose

    Cindy Black, L.Ac.
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    How much is too much, not enough, just right? Dose applies to hands-on healing as much as it applies to pharmaceutical drugs and herbal formulas. When working with meridians and points, you are working directly with Qi (“chee”). Although difficult to comprehend, Qi (energy) is very real. If your client feels exhausted or extremely hyper after their healing session, perhaps they were “over-dosed”. If they sense that nothing at all happened, perhaps they were “under-dosed”.  In my experience, the tendency with most of us is to over-dose as we strive to give…
  • Easing the heart

    Cindy Black, L.Ac.
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    Ren 17 (Conception Vessel 17) is a great point for relieving emotional stress weighing on the heart. Named Shan Zhong, “Chest Center”, I add this point into my sessions for people who are in the midst of crisis, loss, and/or stressful times. The point is located in the center of chest, on the sternum (breast bone). Ren 17 is at our heart center. When we hold our emotions in, sometimes they get bunched up in this area. By applying gentle pressure to Ren 17 we encourage the unraveling of the energy associated with these emotions. You know things are loosening up when the breath…
  • More learning from weeds

    Cindy Black, L.Ac.
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    A few trees have planted themselves in my garden. It’s been months of me wondering what to do about them. Do I pull them out while they are small? Do I wait and see what they are? Am I being too controlling about this little area of earth called “my garden”? Who am I to destroy another tree? Why is a tree growing here a weed, but the tree growing there is “a beautiful tree”? On this Earth, am welcomed or am I a weed? I am both, and I am neither. Inspired by the book, In Harmony with Nature, just published by my good friend, Teresa L. Crosier, DOM.   Part 1…
  • Breathing into the Metal Element

    Cindy Black, L.Ac.
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    Welcome to the Metal Element. It’s Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Each of the 5 Elements of Chinese medicine is associated with a different season. Metal is the Element associated with Autumn. This is the time of the year that the trees are letting go of their leaves, and plants are condensing their energy into their roots. The Metal Element is a time of letting go, of going inward, condensing and consolidating our energy and attention. During Autumn you can harmonize with the Metal Element in order to support your health and vitality all year long. What does Metal Element ask of…
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    Reiki Awakening

  • Taking a Moment

    7 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    It's been a busy Fall so far. I spent about eight weeks creating a 365 day tear-off calendar. Each page has something different on it. The theme is self care for busy people. It's called A Moment for Me 365 Day Calendar - self care for busy people - 365 FREE things you can do in 30 seconds to balance body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Here's the Behind-the-Scenes look at the process of creating this project I assigned myself.Let me tell you, it was quite a project. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do it. I mean, I've written lots of content before - I have been a game content writer for…
  • Shoes for Energy Healers and Earthing Fans

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    There's a company that makes shoes for energy healers, and those who are interested in "Earthing," or connecting energy with the earth for all of the health benefits that come with it. Earthing is real, it's also called grounding, and I incorporate it into my practice daily. A word on earthing/grounding:There are many ways to get reacquainted with that people-Earth connection. One way is through a little visualization, thinking of yourself as a tree with roots growing down from your soles into the earth, then visualizing absorbing that healing earth-frequency into those roots and up into…
  • This Blessed Life

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Recently, I watched this most incredible video:I absolutely love this. And, I guess it stuck with me. Because I found myself applying this perspective to my so-called problems. If you have four minutes now or after reading this post, watch it. You'll be so glad you did.I'll summarize and interpret some of the points that sunk into my soul here:We are all part of the same energetic source, with our own individual strand of energy inside us which lets us experience everything, and also allows us to be part of the collective whole and an individual personality at the same time. (I love this so…
  • Forging a Path

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    It's my kids' first week back at school, and I'm absolutely loving the blissful quiet in the house. I've taken on new projects, and it's so much easier to concentrate without a lot of interruptions. Wow. The contrast is amazing. I'm also proud of the way they've just jumped right in with sports and activities, and getting back into the pattern of after school snacks and homework as if they never left. I've been working on my website marketing for my school, Reiki Awakening Academy. And I'm happy to have the help of a great consultant, Linda Stephens. One of the parts of creating an…
  • The Summer Stretch

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    This is our first summer living in Maryland. I truly love living here. I love our neighborhood, our house and yard that is just the right size for our big family, and how near we are to a multitude of activities ranging from Washington, DC museums to a day on the beach. My kids are growing. My oldest will begin High School in just a month. I'll have kids in three different schools this year, also a first. They're developing their own interests, and with them, a desire to explore.Which means that this summer, my kids are involved in a myriad of activities, and I'm their primary…
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  • Duct Tape Is A Great Natural Remedy For Warts – Sometimes

    Sydney Johnston
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Let’s face it – warts are NOT a fun topic. How many times have you gone to lunch with a friend and said, “Hey, let’s talk about warts.” ;-) Still, getting rid of them IS of interest and some of the removers in the marketplace are quite toxic. But sometimes a piece of duct tape […]
  • How to Choose the Right Footwear

    Sydney Johnston
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    You probably don’t think about your feet very often. However, if they are hurting or causing you discomfort, your feet are hard to ignore. You may not give your feet enough credit. Having healthy feet carries over into other parts of your body feeling good, as well, including your legs and lower back. Surprisingly, something […]
  • Veterans Day: Today Is A Day To Honor Our Military

    Sydney Johnston
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    Today is Veterans Day in the United States – a day to honor the sacrifice and courage of our military members.  Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or […]
  • What Are Plantar Warts & What Can We Do About Them?

    Sydney Johnston
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    I’ve had a wretched plantar wart on the bottom of my right foot for decades. I’ve had it removed so many times and in so many ways. The worst was a doctor who taped a radioactive pellet to the bottom of my foot. It was excruciating because my toes had to be taped back to […]
  • DELICIOUS Gluten Free Bread Recipe – See For Yourself

    Sydney Johnston
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    About my fabulously successful gluten free bread recipe … I haven’t had any gluten since May of this year. And, mostly, I don’t mind giving up wheat and gluten. There are lots of substitutes for most of the foods I love – like a quinoa pasta that’s wonderful. But my favorite food in the world […]
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    Charlottesville Massage By Emma

  • Black Friday Sale 2014 Charlottesville Massage by Emma

    Emma Nicholson
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Black Friday 2014 Sale in Charlottesville! Save an additional 10% off already discounted massage packages Save an additional 10% off the following massage packages from Thursday November 27, 2014 until Monday December 1, 2014. Prices are quoted after 10% discount is applied. 1. Buy three massage and get one free… $189 2. 15% + 10% off Two 60-minute Massages …$108 3. $10 off One Massage … $54 4. $10 off One 90-Minute massage $81 5. Save $240 on 12 one hour massages … $540 Please click the link below to make your purchase!   The post Black Friday Sale 2014…
  • The End of Net Neutrality & The Potential Impact for Small Massage Therapy Practices

    Emma Nicholson
    25 May 2014 | 5:36 am
    If you’ve been keeping up with the news about the end of net neutrality, I’m sure you are as concerned as I am about the impact on small businesses who rely on internet traffic for exposure to new clientele. For those of us who own individual massage practices, top ranking in search results and websites that load quickly are critical to maintaining the health of our business. What exactly is net neutrality and why should you be concerned about its demise? In a nutshell, net neutrality means anyone can post to the internet and get equal treatment with their internet service…
  • Massage Gift Certificates for Mother’s Day 2014

    Emma Nicholson
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    For Mother’s Day 2014, give mom the gift of health and relaxation with a massage gift certificate. Choose any amount with easy online ordering or email Emma to purchase by phone and have a paper certificate mailed. To order online now and send a massage gift certificate by email, click the button below. You can also print the certificate at home, if you like. The certificate is by dollar amount not service so choose the dollar amount you would like to send. You can find rates and services offered here.  To purchase a massage gift certificate by phone, please email Emma at…
  • Benefits of Sports Massage

    Emma Nicholson
    9 Jan 2014 | 4:57 am
    Benefits of Sports Massage By Michael Coles, CMT Sports massage is reported to have many beneficial effects in athletes. Sports massage can be used pre-performance, post-performance, during training or for rehabilitation. Athletes of all levels may benefit from sports massage. If you are looking for a way to improve your athletic performance, then sports massage may be for you. Learn more about the possible performance enhancing effects of sports massage. What is Sports Massage? Sports massage is a systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body that focuses on muscles relevant to a…
  • Massage for Men?

    Emma Nicholson
    3 Nov 2013 | 9:08 am
    Massage Services for Men at Massage by Emma A client asked me the other day “Do you offer massages for men, too? I would like to send my husband to you“. At first, I thought this was an odd question but after some time I realized there may be some therapists who don’t see male clients. While I respect their decisions, let it be known I do have male clients and really enjoy working with them. Of course, men have the same overall anatomy as women and get similar aches and pains from poor posture, repetitive motion injuries, and stress. However, men also tend to be less…
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    World Vitae

  • Start Here: Guide to Mood and Mental Health

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    While on the surface, addressing mood and mental health challenges may seem to be in the realm of psycho-therapists and prescription drugs, always dealing with the mind, far removed from the physical body, in fact, nutrition, attitude, and lifestyle can do a lot to support a positive mood and good mental health. The following advice is not for true psychiatric cases, but rather for mild anxiety or depression, and other occasional or mild challenges. The suggestions herein do not constitute medical opinion and you should always seek the advice of your practitioner. Mood and mental health are…
  • Start Here: Guide to IBS

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    As a health coach, wellness entrepreneur, author, and speaker, I often get asked what to do about different health conditions and ailments. Over the years of studying Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, nutrition, herbs, yoga, and more, I’ve amassed quite the knowledge base on a variety of health concerns, including, more importantly, the fundamentals to improving health. It was one such conversation (and possibility of lengthy followup) that sparked the idea for this series of “Start Here Guides.” The question was about IBS, so that’s where we’ll start today.  …
  • Gluten Sensitivity, Is It Real?

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    A couple of weeks ago, there was a lengthy article on outlining a study conducted regarding gluten sensitivity in people with digestive troubles and whether gluten was actually the cause. The polarizing headline, Gluten Intolerance May Not Exist, certainly got a lot of attention. The take-home message of the article is best summed up in these short paragraphs, Coincidentally, some of the largest dietary sources of FODMAPs — specifically bread products — are removed when adopting a gluten-free diet, which could explain why the millions of people worldwide who swear by…
  • Herbs for Stress Relief, Relaxation, and Balance

    2 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Last time in our stress series, we looked at relaxation tips to reduce the stress response and better cope with the effects of stress. Today in Part 6 of the stress series, we’ll further our exploration of ways to reduce the physiological response to stress using herbs to help create better balance, more calm, and induce relaxation. Calming Herbs Calming herbs can help to slow down the mind, ease tightness, lengthen in and out breaths, reduce anxiety and more.  Some of them also act as muscle relaxers and some induce sleep; therefore, they should be taken with awareness of quantity and…
  • Relaxation Tips to Deal with Stress

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    This is Part 5 in the series All About Stress. See Part 1 – Connection between Stress and Health, 2 – Telltale Symptoms of Stress, 3 – What Causes You to Stress, and 4 – What to Change to Experience Less Stress. Stress is inevitable.  Even if it were possible to eliminate all the triggers of stress from your life, there would always be the unexpected, the influences of the wandering mind, and environmental fluctuations that will trigger a stress response in the body. So, when that happens, what can you do? You would counteract the effects of stress with relaxation…
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    EFT Radio - Tapping Techniques

  • Balance Your Crown Chakra to Restore Your Sense of Identity to Release the Weigh (Eleanore Duyndam)
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:43 pm
    The crown chakra is the door to universal energy and your subconscious. When you’re balanced, you can see your true nature and accept yourself as part of the universe, allow you to fulfill your highest potential. If you’re struggling with living your authentic self, weight loss may be a struggle. Join us as we tap, ...Read More
  • Get Juiced About You Work And Turn Your Life Around (Eleanore Duyndam)
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    In this episode of the Financial Healer Show,I talk to Alison Hamlin-Hughes about how she turned around her life and what an inspiration she is to others, and how you can do the same. Alison is a ‘stay at home mum’ with 4 teenagers, always strived to make money by making jewellery & other crafts ...Read More
  • Teach Your Child to Meditate – 3 Tips (Eleanore Duyndam)
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:34 am
    Children need meditation as much as adults. Meditation helps us all (whatever our age) ease stress and anxiety, boost creativity and learning, develop compassion and understanding and much, much more. But the big question of course is how do you begin to teach your children this wonderful life skill? Well in this episode of I ...Read More
  • I Can Leave My Job – No I Can’t! How Argue Tapping Can Help (Eleanore Duyndam)
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Do You Feel Stuck in a Rut in Your Work? Do You Find You Have an Inner Conflict that goes I Can Leave My Job – No I Can’t. Argue Tapping is Highly Effective in Releasing Inner Conflict. Join your Host Marti Murphy and she demonstrates how the use of Argue Tapping can effectively release ...Read More
  • The Power of Grace with David Richo, Ph.D. (Eleanore Duyndam)
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    “Love is then doing what grace does: We did not have to work for it. We only had to be ourselves and it came through to us. We then easily love in return and become conduits of grace to others.” ~ David Richo, Ph.D. Join Dr. Annette Vaillancourt, the Elite SoulMate Coach and Dr. David ...Read More
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    The International Hypnosis Research Institute

  • Hypnotic suggestion alters the state of the motor cortex.

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    Neurosci Res. 2014 Jun 25. pii: S0168-0102(14)00103-5. doi:10.1016/j.neures.2014.05.009. Takarada Y(1), Nozaki D(2). Author information: (1)Faculty of Sports Sciences, Waseda University, Saitama 359-1192, Japan. Electronic address: takarada@wased...
  • Allen E. Ivey, EdD

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Dr. Allen Ivey, best known for his "microcounseling" model received his bachelors degree from Stanford University in 1955 and spent a year as a Fulbright student at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1955-56. In 1959 he received his doctora...
  • Hypnotic communication and hypnosis in clinical practice.

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    In addition to usual medical care it is often critical to consider the patient's inner world in order to sensitively differentiate between harmful and helpful suggestive elements. The respective abilities in terms of hypnotic communication can be eas...
  • Using hypnosis to disrupt face processing: mirrored-self misidentification delusion...

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    Full title: Using hypnosis to disrupt face processing: mirrored-self misidentification delusion and different visual media. Mirrored-self misidentification delusion is the belief that one's reflection in the mirror is not oneself. This experiment ...
  • J. William Worden PhD ABPP

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Dr. Worden's clinical and research interests are in the area of health psychology, with a special focus on life-threatening illness and life-threatening behavior. At Massachusetts General Hospital he has directed four major N.I.H. funded research...
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    First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

  • Some days begin with bacon

    Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    My cancer survivorship program has been self-created through the years. I haven’t always eaten so well. Understanding the relevance of diet in our ability to thrive in the long-term is key. More veggies, less protein (but keep it high quality!) and far less processed foods. Eat real food! Some weeks, my bodywork clients bring me produce from their own gardens or from local farmer’s markets. This week, folks brought me burdock root, mizuna (aka water greens) and shishito peppers, known for their pepper flavor without the heat. Three ingredients, I have never cooked with! Oh, joy!
  • Thank you for this life

    Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    Mom passed away ten years ago today. Though she seemed to see her family doctor every other week for chronic pain for years, they diagnosed her cancer at an advanced stage. It was in her lungs, esophagus, sternum, ribs and dotted all over her brain. My father called in the early, early morning. Before the dawn chorus. Before even the birds had woken. I dressed and rushed over. It was a long, silent forty-five minute drive out to Gresham. My heart is aching fierce as I write this. Memory is like time travel. The state of physiology returns to the point of origin. There wasn’t much to…
  • The 21st century cancer survivor’s breakfast: mixed vegetable sauté and fried egg

    Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    A friend recently asked me what I ate for breakfast. Sometimes a smoothie. Sometimes gluten free cereal. Oftentimes, I take time to whip up something fun and creative in the kitchen. It’s always a culinary improvisation, depending on what I have in the fridge. Eating with cancer survivorship in mind requires a wonderful, whole foods diet with lots of variety! This morning, I had a blast making a mixed vegetable sauté with orange pepper, baby bok choy, cremini mushrooms, heirloom tomatoes and kale. On the side, a happy egg. I’ll show you my step by step process that leads to…
  • A cancer survivor’s breakfast (with photos!)

    Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Cancer survivorship truly means good eating. These days, I tend to eat less grain, less gluten, less sugar. I feed my body with good quality protein and more and more vegetables. I primarily buy organic and prefer local produce whenever possible. I take every opportunity to improvise in the kitchen. What ingredients are in the fridge? This morning, I pulled out some baby bok choy, yellow squash, garlic, kale, a wee tomato and an egg. Here’s my Sunday morning foodie adventure, snapped with the Fujifilm X-T1 and 56mm, f/1.2 lens. From my kitchen to yours… Enjoy! I began my…
  • Sunrise

    Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    She sat cross legged on the side of the road. Her name was Sunrise. Her name tattooed on her left wrist. Said she was an alcoholic. Said she was Apache. Sunrise was lost. Shat herself. Sipping a can of Silver Bullet. She asked me the way to the river. I held out a hand. The pups flanked her and provided a furry surface to guide her shaky form up. Her walk was unsteady. I told her to get her feet underneath and breath into the belly. Sunrise queried, “Into the diaphragm?” “Yep.” “I’m a smart girl.” “Yep. I know.” She apologized for her…
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    Vintage Amanda

  • 6 must-have natural beauty ingredients

    2 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    Don’t you need a lot of special ingredients to make your own beauty products? I’m asked this question a lot in my workshops.  It seems like you’d need a ton of expensive oils and hard to find ingredients to make effective natural beauty products.  I thought the same thing too, before I started making them myself. Much like cooking, you can use exotic, expensive ingredients that you special-order from suppliers around the world … or you can simply use good-quality basics.  And much like with cooking, often these simple ingredients give the best results.
  • Natural bug repellent recipe

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    My natural deodorant must be working too well, because on my recent trip to Thailand I was just irresistible to mosquitos.* And when I say ‘mosquitos’, I mean flying tigers with giant syringe-like mouths that arrive silently, drink their fill, and leave me with a huge itchy welt. Seriously, Thai mosquitos are another species entirely! *Before I get lots of comments, no, sweaty underarms do not repel mosquitos, but they do repel fellow humans! I arrived prepared.  I brought my own homemade insect repellent, and a store-bought kind filled with nasties like DEET (just in case!)…
  • 6 Natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids for Smoother Skin

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    “Is it supposed to tingle quite this much?” I remember asking the esthetician. Reclining in the treatment chair for my supposedly relaxing pre-flight facial, I wasn’t feeling very relaxed.  As the ‘tingling’ sensation got even stronger, I debated about whether I should ‘tough it out’ and risk a red-face for the next few days, or ask her to take it off.  (This was back in my corporate road-warrior days when I had access to the business class lounge, and ahhh, pre-flight spa treatments!) The peeling masque was eventually rinsed off (yes, I toughed…
  • 5 easy homemade beauty recipes

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    I think I was destined to work in natural beauty, because I’ve always been fascinated by what’s in our beauty products. I remember sitting in the bath and reading the side of the shampoo bottle.  The ingredients baffled me.  Sodium laura what?  What was that stuff in my shampoo?  Where did it come from?  Did they use these ingredients just so I couldn’t make it myself?  (From a very young age I was already into cooking and making things myself!) Of course then I didn’t think about the possible health consequences of slathering myself with chemicals everyday.
  • Clear Thinking Balm (for stress + headaches)

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Sometimes product ideas can sit with you for months – years even – before you get around to making them.  You need a little push.  At least, I do. Recently I spent a day in Paris with Kimberly Wilson doing a natural perfumery workshop.  Giving a workshop while travelling is always a challenge – what ingredients to bring and what can you buy when you arrive?  I took the Eurostar from London with a suitcase filled with essential oils, beeswax, bottles + jars, labels, pens, and a huge amount of herbal tea for the day.  But I wasn’t expecting to make this. A quick…
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    Clifton Park Nutritionist, Chiropractor

  • Teens need enough sleep as much as they need air, water, and food

    Dr. Richard Herbold
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Help your teen get enough sleep Teens burn through life because, well, they can, and research shows two out of three teens are severely sleep deprived. But what teens and the adults in their lives don’t realize is that sleep deprivation raises the risk of car accidents and driving fatalities (driving sleepy is as bad as driving drunk), obesity, diabetes, depression, risk-taking behavior, and suicidal ideation. It also raises the risk of the very adult diseases of high blood pressure and heart disease. Studies show sleep…
  • BPAs in store receipts can trigger autoimmunity and other health issues

    Dr. Richard Herbold
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Avoid BPA as much as possible BPA (bisphenol-A) is gaining recognition as an undesirable toxin that people now try to avoid in plastics, particularly water bottles. But it’s harder to avoid than you think – research shows handling those seemingly innocuous store receipts quickly raises blood levels of BPA. BPA on store receipts Store and fast food receipts, ATM receipts, airline tickets, gas station receipts, and other thermal papers use large amounts of BPA on the surface as a print developer. Holding a receipt coated…
  • Boost anti-aging and brain function with PQQ

    Dr. Richard Herbold
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: PQQ helps protect the brain By now you’ve probably heard of CoQ10 and it’s anti-aging potential. The newest discovery in the anti-aging world is PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone). PQQ works inside your cells like CoQ10 by defending them from damage. But what sets PQQ apart is that it can also energize your cells so they function better. This is done by PQQ’s ability to enhance mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are tiny compartments inside the body’s cells that are often referred to as the cell’s batteries or…
  • Did stress push you off the healthy habits wagon? How to get back on track

    Dr. Richard Herbold
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Take small steps for big rewards It seems the times when we most need to support ourselves with healthy habits is when we are most apt to fall off the wagon. It can happen during major life changes or stressors, such as a move, the end of a relationship, or change in job status. Although the desire to comfort ourselves with sweets, junk foods, and too many days off from the gym are powerful, in the long run slacking off just adds to the stress. Instead of beating yourself up (which just causes even more stress), honor the fact…
  • Combine resveratrol and curcumin for maximum inflammation-quenching

    Dr. Richard Herbold
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Combined these supplements work better than alone When it comes to battling inflammation and autoimmunity, research shows resveratrol and curcumin work better when taken together than separately. Supplemental resveratrol is derived from Japanese knotweed and the compound is also found in the skin of red grapes. Curcumin is derived from the curry spice turmeric. Both are well known for their antioxidant, inflammation-quenching qualities when taken in therapeutic doses — simply eating curry or drinking wine are not going to…
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  • Sir Richard’s Condom Company

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    Sir Richard's brings health, chemical-free sex and pleasure to the global community. Sir Richard’s Condom Company appeared on WholesomeONE.
  • Hampton Creek

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    The Hampton Creek mission is simple: quality food should be available to everyone, everywhere. Hampton Creek appeared on WholesomeONE.
  • Just a Spoonful of Honey?

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    We might all be reaching for the newest over-the-counter cold remedy if it weren’t for those darned side effects — one medication makes you feel jittery while the other sends you into such a deep sleep, you fear you won’t […] Just a Spoonful of Honey? appeared on WholesomeONE.
  • Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea)

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    There are numerous holistic remedies for menstrual cramps, dysmenorrhea Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea) appeared on WholesomeONE.
  • Frankincense Oil: Salvation for the Del Duca Family

    7 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    “Essential oils have completely changed our lives,” says Tracy. And if anyone should know about life changing events, it’s the Del Ducas. Frankincense Oil: Salvation for the Del Duca Family appeared on WholesomeONE.
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    Temples of India

  • Lakshmi pooja

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Lakshmi pooja includes placing 12 lakshmi products  like lotus, vilvam, gold, nelli, cow ghee in a single lotus flower in front of photo of sri lakshmi and worshipping with nelli fruits.Then it should be converted in to pickles and it should be offered along with food for poor people.Thanks to agasthiar archives.
  • Importance of playing Koko game

    16 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Everyboody have played games like pondy, koko, five stones games as a small children.This games are taught in ancient days as are containing single leg yoga pose and double leg yoga pose.Five stone game gives good strength to eye sight and hands as eyes and hands are used in this game.This types of games when played on thuvathisi tithi will give good benefits regarding health as in ancient days these are played daily evening.Thanks to agasthiar archives.
  • Importance of Pooram star worship

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:33 pm
    People who had not got blessings from their parents during their marriage, who had ill treated their parents should worship on pooram star for making them to rest in peace in Thirivarankulam siva temple near pudukottai. They should also worship god and goddess starting with name as "karpaga" like karpaga vinayagar, karpaga valli, or karpagambigai amman by offering pachai karpooram for abhisegam in temples like thiruvalanjuli and thiruthangal along with sandal paste, javvathu. This will improve relationhips between parants and children.aarathi should be taken atleast six times on pooram star…
  • Worshipping cow for money problems

    3 Nov 2014 | 10:04 pm
    People who worship cow by touching at back side of it where sri mahalakshmi is residing  and coming around it three times in early morning will get remedy for money problems.Taking foot soil of a cow and putting it in new yellow cloth and keeping it poja room will protect the family from evil forces.This foot soil of cow will protect one from mrithyunjaya dosha if little bit of it is mixed with bathing water.Thanks to agasthiar archives.
  • Remedies for 9 types of puthira dosha by sage agasthiar

    26 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    \Sage agasthiar had described 9 types of puthira dosha which can be identified as follows.1.Not having a child even after sevral years after marriage.2.Not having a male child.3.Not having any happiness by children.4.Children affected by diseases in early age.5.Children who are born with disabilities.6.Children who abscond parents in midway of their life.7.Children who scold parents severely.8.Children who kill parents for their happiness and wealth.9.Children who die in their middle ages due to disease or accident.  Sage agasthiar describes this happens due to noting wrong birth time…
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  • Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

    Lauren Cosgrove
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:53 pm
    This winter there’s a good chance your tummy is craving the warmth of a delicious, hearty soup. We’ve got just the one for you! This Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe, courtesy of Cooking Classy, is a delectable option that will easily find a place in anyones heart. Enjoy! Ingredients 2 cups dry medium egg noodles […]
  • Winter Skin Care: Tips and Tricks

    Lauren Cosgrove
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Depending on where you live, winter may be just around the corner or already on your doorstep! Coffee shops are showing off their special holiday drinks, Thanksgiving and Christmas decor is beginning to flood every space, and we’ll venture to guess that you are enjoying this time of coziness and excitement. But even with all […]
  • Massage: The Ultimate Mood Booster

    Lauren Cosgrove
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Sure, it might be Monday…it might be raining…maybe you’re dealing with some unexpected stress. But you don’t need to suffer in sadness – massage is a natural mood booster!  Several studies have demonstrated the incredible benefits of massage in boosting natural bodily chemicals like dopamine and serotonin. Increased blood flow combined with gentle human contact […]
  • How to Have an Awesome Old School Halloween

    Lauren Cosgrove
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    We all remember the simple joys that came with strolling around door to door in costume, expecting massive amounts of candy and fun. So, let’s abandon Pinterest for a minute and get back to the basics of a good ole’ fashioned spooky halloween. It’s time for a little Halloween throwback! 1. Make your own costumes! […]
  • What Is It Like to Get a Facial?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Have you ever wondered exactly what happens during a facial session? We’re here to clue you in. Most estheticians will begin by taking a look at the condition of your skin and recording any relevant medical history pertaining to your head, neck and face. Learning where you’re coming from, what you want to achieve, and […]
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    About Meditation

  • What Is The Dark Side Of Meditation?

    Morgan Dix
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Does meditation have a dark side? Can a three thousand year old practice promoted by the Dalai Lama actually harm you? Well, the simple answer is yes. Like any new endeavor taken to extremes without proper guidance and preparation, it’s not without its risks. But it’s complex, and if you are interested in meditation, it’s worth learning about. And I’ll be honest with you, until recently I never gave it much thought. After meditating for 20 years, the broad arc of my experience has been exceedingly positive. But it’s included a healthy dose of pain, struggle, and suffering along the…
  • How To Master The Art of Being Alone

    Morgan Dix
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    “All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” ~Blaise Pascal Do you ever feel lonely? Who doesn’t? We’re mammals after all and we were made to touch, dream, and be together. The older I get, the more true that feels to me. But we live in a time when many of us feel more alone than ever. Why is that? I think there are a lot of valid reasons that are bigger than any one of us. Of course, it really stinks when you feel lonely and isolated. But it’s important to know the difference between being alone and being lonely. Because there’s a big…
  • How To Quiet Your Mind In Meditation

    Morgan Dix
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    What’s your biggest question about meditation? I bet I can guess. After meditating for 20 years, I’ve learned a lot about mindfulness and meditation. But since I started writing about meditation a year ago, there’s one question that people ask me more than any other. At first it surprised me, but then I realized it’s a question that plagued me for many years as well. And this question makes sense, because meditation (and mindfulness) has gone mainstream. We are flooded with new information about it daily. It’s the new weight-watchers diet for your mind. So a lot of us have…
  • Forget Your Stomach…What Are You Putting In Your Head?

    Morgan Dix
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Do you take good care of your mind? Are you nourishing your awareness? And how, exactly, do you do that anyways? We all know that there are huge industries devoted to taking care of your physical fitness, your diet, and your appearance. And those things are important and have a big effect on your quality of life. But your awareness is more primary than any of those things. Your attention is the medium through which you experience all of your life. Metaphorically speaking, if your life is a beautiful painting in process, then your awareness is the canvas. So isn’t it strange that we don’t…
  • Why Do You Want To Meditate?

    Morgan Dix
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Why do you want to meditate? Do you really know? If you want to get results, it’s important to understand why you’re actually meditating to begin with. People come to meditation for lots of reasons. I think most of those reasons are wholesome and valid. But understanding why you want to meditate can help you in all sorts of ways. How? Here are just a few ways it can help. It can help you stay focused. It can lead you to deeper self-knowledge. It can help you see that you are making progress. Finally, it keeps you connected to your intention and keeps you from losing momentum. Why I…
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    Find Wholeness

  • Trying to Cure Fructose Malabsorption, The First Steps

    Find Wholeness
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    I recently saw a nutritionist to see if my fructose malabsorption could be cured through treatment of a leaky gut. I never believed that it was a permanent condition, and that if I addressed the underlying problems that are causing that symptom, then maybe the fructose malabsorption would go away as my gut healed. I can’t tell you yet if this is true or if I’m just deceiving myself, because I’ve only been following her protocol for a couple of weeks now. But I wanted to share the first steps in the program to anyone who might be looking for a starting point. The Cure…
  • Life After Gallbladder Removal Surgery

    Find Wholeness
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    If you are reading this, your doctor has likely recommended that you have a gallbladder removal procedure. If that is the case, you have probably been feeling unwell for some time now and are relieved to have a diagnosis. It is perfectly normal to have some reservations about having an organ removed, though, so here is an idea of what to expect from surgery and what happens to your body without a gallbladder. How is the gallbladder removed? These days, gallbladder removal is a much less invasive type of surgery than it used to be. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard gallbladder…
  • Labral Tear Updates and How to Correct Anterior Pelvic Tilt

    Find Wholeness
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
    8/12/14: I had an appointment at Mayo Clinic today, where it was discovered that the cause of my labral tear is femoral anteversion, a condition where “the femoral neck leans forward with respect to the rest of the femur.” (Source). The only way to correct the abnormality is a surgery where they break the femur and rotate it into a more natural position. Since this is a pretty major surgery, the doctor recommended I get a cortisone injection first. If it helps my pain, it means that the pain is coming from the hip socket, and likely the labral tear itself. If it doesn’t,…
  • Summer 2014 Update

    Find Wholeness
    3 Jun 2014 | 11:40 am
    My blog will be back in business very soon! I enrolled for an herbalism course that begins this month, and I plan to blog more often as I work my way through it. I have been focusing most of my time and energy on getting my soap making business off the ground (while working full time and doing freelance design work for extra cash), so I have let my blogging fall to the wayside. One day maybe my side businesses can be my full time job. One can hope, anyway! The post Summer 2014 Update appeared first on Find Wholeness.
  • Homemade Tattoo Balm Recipe

    Find Wholeness
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:43 am
    A little over two weeks ago, my boyfriend and I had appointments for new tattoos. In the past, I have always used my tattoo artist’s recommendations for tattoo aftercare, but since I’ve gone sorta crunchy, I wanted to try to avoid petroleum-based products this time around. I did some research and found that even some natural ingredients (like coconut oil, tea tree essential oil and aloe vera) may draw ink out of a new tattoo; so I was very careful in choosing my ingredients. Since I’m a soap maker, I wanted to use homemade bar soap for cleaning our ink, rather than buying a…
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    Dr. Glidden

  • Dr. Glidden’s Radio Show Finale': Testimonials
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Dr. Glidden announces that this is his last live radio program. We’ll miss it, he says, but we adapt, we change and we move on. The new podcast format will have useful, informative and entertaining content. The callers in the following testimonials are all very appreciative of Dr. Glidden, his unerring advice, his amusing, warm personality and his dedication to helping his audience in every way he can. November 14, 2014 | Dr Glidden | Fire Your MD Now Type 2 Diabetes, Restless Leg Syndrome, Gout 11:13 – When Carl was a truck driver and heard Dr. Glidden on the radio, he had to pull over…
  • Dr. Glidden’s Radio Show Finale’
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    November 13, 2014 | Dr. Glidden | Fire Your MD Now It’s true, after tomorrow Dr. Glidden’s Radio Show will be a thing of the past.  But don’t despair, something new is in the works! Dr. Glidden says that the show no longer fills his needs nor those of Dr. Glidden Nation. The radio experience has been good, but he’s ready for exceptional.  And that means moving from a radio to a podcast format.  This will free him from the confinement of the show’s demands and will provide users with better content for spreading the word.  He salutes GCN for their inspiration and support.
  • The Finale Of The Dr. Glidden Radio Show
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:48 pm
    It is with great honor that we invite you to attend the finale of The Dr. Glidden Radio Show. Please register to attend live by visiting: This Thursday and Friday Dr. Glidden will host his last two shows and announce the next chapter! FIND OUT WHAT IS NEXT! The Dr. Glidden Show FINALE is this Thursday and Friday 1pm-3pm PT, 2pm-4pm MT, 3pm-5pm CT, 4pm-6pm ET. Dr. Glidden is encouraging ANYONE with a great Youngevity or Dr. Glidden Show testimonial to call into the live show (844) 374-5433 and share. Become part of our celebration! Call in! Be sure to invite…
  • Good News & Bad News…
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Post by Dr. Glidden – Fire Your MD Now. The post Good News & Bad News… appeared first on Dr. Glidden.
  • Tinea Versicolor, Back Spasms, Dr. Joel Wallach
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Gabriel’s friend has tinea versicolor. Angela was diagnosed with superventricular tachycardia, SVT for short, and Lillian’s mom gets back spasms. Curious about Dr. Wallach, the founder of Youngevity? Listen to him in person on this show! Register for free to attend the next live show: October 28, 2014 | Dr Glidden | Fire Your MD Now Supraventricular Tachycardia, SVT, Metoprolol 03:06 – Angela in Florida was diagnosed with SVT, a form of arrhythmia. She is on Metoprolol and is looking for a healthy alternative. Her heartbeat goes up to 220 beats per minute. Dr.
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    Total Health Institute

  • Diet and Supplementation for Pain

    Dr. Keith Nemec
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    Pain is a major health concern of many individuals and more than half of Americans suffer from chronic of recurrent pain. Many individuals desire a simple remedy with an easy to grab pain killer. Yet there are numerous natural remedies that have been used for centuries that are just as convenient to use and are in many foods. Protein digesting enzymes have been used for years to decrease inflammation and pain. Numerous studies have shown that Digestive Enzymes exhibit many health advantages including fibrinolytic, antidematous, antithrombotic and anti-inflammatory activities. There is great…
  • A Diet Change- You Get Healthy and the Planet Gets Saved

    Dr. Keith Nemec
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    As cities and incomes increase around the world, so does consumption of refined sugars, refined fats, oils and resource- and land-intense agricultural products such as beef. A new study led by University of Minnesota shows how a shift away from this trajectory and toward healthier traditional Mediterranean, pescatarian or vegetarian diets could not only boost human lifespan and quality of life, but also slash greenhouse gas emissions and save habitat for endangered species. The study synthesized data on environmental costs of food production, diet trends, relationships between diet and…
  • Diet Factors to Eliminate Toxicity

    Dr. Keith Nemec
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Planning a detoxification program to help control toxicity levels in the body can be daunting and confusing. One must start off slowly with implementing a few herbs such as cilantro, garlic or chlorella. Loosing extra weight can be very helpful to ease detoxing of toxins within the body, as a lot of toxins are stored in body fat. By eliminating toxins, one can help their body naturally remove unwanted and harmful heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides that are unknowingly in the body. This can boost ones energy, help with common health ailments including insomnia, sluggish digestion, mental…
  • Plant vs Animal Based Diet- Inflammation and Cancer Risk

    Dr. Keith Nemec
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    A team of Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland (CHORI) researchers has found that a category of lipids known as sphingolipids may be an important link in the relationship between diet, inflammation and cancer. Researchers provide evidence that a sphingolipid metabolite called sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) found in both animal food products can contribute to inflammation of the colon, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and inflammation-associated colon cancer, whereas plant-type sphingolipids called sphingadienes may protect against these conditions. A connection between…
  • Sunlight Slows Weight Gain and Balances Blood Sugar

    Dr. Keith Nemec
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    Exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes, a study suggests.The researchers showed that shining UV light at overfed mice slowed their weight gain. The mice displayed fewer of the warning signs linked to diabetes, such as abnormal glucose levels and resistance to insulin. The beneficial effects of UV treatment were linked to a compound called nitric oxide, which is released by the skin after exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D — which is produced by the body in response to sunlight and often lauded for its health benefits — did not play a…
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    Alternative Medicine Now

  • Think You Hate Yoga?

    Jessie Blackledge
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:31 pm
    So I meet people all the time who ask me about being a yoga teacher, my classes, my training, practice etc. When I ask if they have ever tried yoga, in their polite, well-mannered, I-mean-not-to-offend fashion, they often reply “I’m just not a yoga person”, or “it’s just not my cup of tea.” I appreciate the politeness, but I know what they really think is “Yep, I tried it. I HATED it.” A first yoga class experience… When I first started yoga I remember my first few classes and these thoughts crossed my mid during class: I HATE THIS… I was…
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    Turmeric for Health!

  • Do Not Use Turmeric for Treating Diseases ..

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Okay, well the tittle of the post is a bit odd and shocking. But that’s exactly it was meant to do. If you read through you will get where I am coming from. This post is basically inspired by an email conversation I had a few days ago with a gentleman in US. His mother […]
  • Is Taking Turmeric Safe During Pregnancy?

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    When you are pregnant, the most important aspect to remember is to lead a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet, get plenty of exercise and avoid alcohol, smoking, drugs etc. A good pregnancy diet must consist of the right portions of fruits and vegetables, proteins, carbohydrates, dairy products and healthy snacks. A special diet is […]
  • How Turmeric Fights ill Effects of Smoking

    Keshav K
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Smoking has been a common practice for more than a century now. Even though it has lethal side-effects, there has been no decrease in the number of people smoking. Instead the number has been growing regularity. Smoking is inhaling the smoke from a burnt substance like tobacco. The dried leaves of tobacco are smoked in […]
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    Prana World

  • How Pranic Healing is a Science

    Prana World
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    Scientific experiments can be repeated by other scientists and re-evaluated to test their accuracy. Based on the Oxford dictionary, science, in general, means “the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.” It comes from the Latin word scientia, rooted from scire, meaning to know. In this way science is referred to any attempt that is the result of systematic study, observation and experiment. In fact to be scientific is understood as having principles,…
  • Ever Whirling, yet Ever Static | the Science of Karma

    Monica Vaswani
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    As You Sow, so Shall You Reap! From taking breathes, to sustaining body, to satisfying the basic needs, every one of us is bound by two inevitable principals. Principle of doer ship Law of Karma Right from childhood we are taught, “As you sow, so shall you reap”, so the principal of Karma is somewhere deeply rooted in our subconscious level of mind.  In a lay man’s term Karma, is Law of Cause and Effect.  The system works like a Karmic bank, past good actions deposited reap in form of good fortune and vice versa. Be it life instructions embedded in the Ten Commandments, or Jesus’…
  • The Seven Rays of Life – Ray Five

    Prana World
    1 Nov 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Knowledge, in a Pure & Detailed Manner Ray five is known as the ray of science and knowledge. A pure 5th Ray person is free from political agenda, but focusing on knowledge in a pure and detailed manner; knowledge for the sake of knowledge! This type of knowledge is less eager to find practical application, rather more interested in getting deeper into what is known. According to Master Choa Kok Sui,Ray five is the ray of concrete intelligence. It is management through microtask or concentrating on details. Ray five is also the ray of technology, especially information technology. 5th…
  • Social Ecology | to Help Heal Our Mother Earth

    Claudia Martínez
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    Our Dearest, Earth! We all know and agree that our Mother Earth is suffering from an abrupt climate change as a result of constant pollution of land, sea and air. We too know and agree that we must be ever more aware of the small actions we can do every day to help our Mother Earth, from recycling, reducing water consumption, avoiding plastic bags, producing less waste and saving energy, to using bicycles or walking as means of transportation, reusing paper, using recyclable packaging and taking care of the flora and fauna. In fact there are many ways that can help improving the condition of…
  • Prana Home | Bedroom Decorations

    Prana World
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    A place to relax… Bedroom is a place to relax, lie off and rest, and therefore its decorations and colors should create a peaceful and relaxing ambiance. Warm colors such as red impose excitement, dynamism and activeness while cool colors on the other hand, such as blue, and greenish blue, create calmness, stillness and passiveness. It is thus recommended to mainly use cooling colors with white or cream for the majority of the main walls of the bedroom. However it is very important not to overuse such cool colors as they might create depression or lethargy. Source / Source But although…
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  • Higher Sex Drive Than Your Partner Hypnosis MP3

    Jake Rhodes
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Do you have a higher sex drive than your partner? I know that having a higher sex drive than your partner can cause problems in your relationship. It can make you feel rejected and unloved. Deep down you probably realise that it is not anyone’s fault. However you can’t stop these negative feelings. This is […] The post Higher Sex Drive Than Your Partner Hypnosis MP3 appeared first on .
  • Money Making Mindset Hypnosis MP3

    Jake Rhodes
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    Want to be wealthy but it never happens for you? Why is it that some people have a knack for generating high earnings? They are usually not more intelligent than you, or any more hard working. What makes them different? It is because they have a money making mindset. Their mind is geared to look […] The post Money Making Mindset Hypnosis MP3 appeared first on .
  • How Is A Phobia Created?

    Jon Rhodes
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Developing a phobia is natural within us all. It is there to protect you, but sometimes things go wrong. If you learn how a phobia is created, you’re better placed to deal with it. Here’s one way a phobia is typically formed… Example Say you grew up in a remote rural area. Indigenous to this […] The post How Is A Phobia Created? appeared first on .
  • Did You Know That Most Of Us Are Hypnotised Every Day?

    Jon Rhodes
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    It’s a scary thought, but most of us are being hypnotised every day – without knowing it. As a hypnotherapist for over 12 years, I know this is true. Let me explain… Who is hypnotising us? Primarily it is TV that is hypnotising us. Here’s how it works… We all slip into a hypnotic trance […] The post Did You Know That Most Of Us Are Hypnotised Every Day? appeared first on .
  • Power Of The Mind

    Jon Rhodes
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:29 am
    This is a guest post from my good friend Aaron Braun. Although we have never met, we have been in regular contact on Facebook for a few years. Aaron often posts thought provoking updates on issues such as life, health and society. Check out his bio at the end of this article if you want […] The post Power Of The Mind appeared first on .
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  • Eight Breast Cancer Organizations You need to Know

    Cancer Treatment
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
      It’s October and that means it is again Breast Cancer Awareness month. While the statistics for breast cancer can be disheartening one must remember that there are many out there trying to undo what this disease is doing. Many organizations in and around Sacramento have joined national organizations to stand up and face this ongoing problem. Whether they are raising money for an individual, a family, or the cure, the Breast Cancer Awareness communities are steady looking for a change. Here is a look at some organizations around us who are in it for the good fight. Susan G. Komen |…
  • Three Humorous Cancer Campaigns

    Cancer Treatment
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Cancer is a jerk. We all know that and we’ve all known someone who has unfortunately known it first-hand. In 2014 it is estimated that there will be over 500,000 cancer deaths. That’s over 49 deaths a day. Those staggering numbers are somewhat daunting. But in light of seemingly terrible news is the very established social media world and people who are willing to go over the top -barely or all the way- to prove their distaste toward cancers of all kinds and to use that negative energy in a positive way. Not too long ago we all saw friends, family, celebrities, and people we didn’t even…
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Cancer Treatment
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    Source: October is all about raising breast cancer awareness. This year, the statistics are still worrying, with one woman out of eight at risk of developing the disease. Even men are not excluded in the picture, as one out of every thousand would be diagnosed with the deplorable disease during his lifetime. Although a cure remains elusive, the best advice any doctor would give is to engage in preventive measures such as a yearly mammogram and self-examinations. If you notice any sudden, unusual changes in your body, do not hesitate to see your healthcare provider, as early…
  • Putting the Spotlight on Gastric Cancer

    Cancer Treatment
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    Source: If you know someone who has cancer of the stomach, then you have an idea of just how lethal this disease is. The word cancer alone is enough to trigger a special reaction among those who hear it, but when the word cancer is associated to a person we are close or are familiar with, everything changes. Also known as gastric cancer, this type of cancer develops in the tissues that line the stomach. What makes this disease so dangerous is that, like many types of cancers, it is a silent killer. Many stomach cancer patients are diagnosed in the later stages of cancer, when it…
  • Rates Increase in Two Types of Childhood Cancer

    Cancer Treatment
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Source: September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is an opportunity for everyone to cooperate with their community, as well as the government and other non-profit organizations in order to reduce cancer rates in children, while a cure is still elusive. Childhood cancer, in general, have more or less stable rates. As a matter of fact, there has been much progress on research concerning childhood cancer. Results of various treatment have notable improvements, while clinical trials have experienced an increase in the number of participants with successful outcomes.
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  • Why would a health professional choose a MLM company over all the practitioner only products available?

    16 Nov 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Good question. When I was still a nurse, I began taking natural health products. They turned my health and life around. When I began studying natural health, organic gardening and got further into research and practice, I saw that there were huge discrepancies between various products. Often, the most expensive and exclusive products were no […]
  • How To Follow The Chrysalis Protocol for Chronic Fatigue

    16 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The Chrysalis blog was set up to direct people, no matter where you are in the world, to finding answers for free to your health. Due to sheer numbers of CFS/ME/lyme/Fibro patients asking for help I set up this page. I then found that my facebook pages were taking hours to write every single day, […]
  • This could be your testimony

    16 Nov 2014 | 5:34 pm
    The following is an unsolicited testimony – or rather a combination of a number of testimonies written by the same patient, as she began and moved through my protocol. “I have suffered the severe autoimmune disease labeled by different doctors as CFS, lyme, ME and a string of others. When I first became unwell I […]
  • Vaccination Truth

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:17 pm
    As a former nurse, researcher, writer and natural health practitioner, my dealings with vaccination went far deeper than most medical experts could claim – personally and professionally. This post was triggered by an episode of my favourite TV series – Bramwell… If you get to read the original history of vaccination, it soon becomes more […]
  • Making the change – how do you even begin?

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:29 am
    The average household has over 3000 toxic chemicals in a nasty, ever-changing cocktail; thanks to the unregulated industries responsible for - Cleaning products Laundry products Dishwashing products Bathroom cleaners Carpet vapours Furniture vapours Paint and varnish vapours Toiletries Makeup Skincare Dental Care Hair Care Baby and children’s personal care Personal care/hygiene products Nail products Airconditioners […]
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    Rapid Home Remedies

  • How to Get Rid of Bruises Fast

    14 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    Whenever you are hit by something or you fall or bump into something hard, you may damage the blood vessels known as capillaries that lie underneathoce your skin. Your blood leaks out of these small blood vessels to seep into the surrounding tissue. When you are bruised, you witness a range of colors that your skin goes through. The pooled blood beneath the skin shows it off as blue and black and then when gradually it breaks down, the color keeps on changing. It will first convert into purple, then into green and yellow before if totally fades away. Yes, bruises fade away on their own in…
  • 14 Fast Home Remedies for Itchy Scalp

    6 Nov 2014 | 11:48 pm
    If you can’t stop the urge to itch your scalp now and then, you need to give it a serious thought! Itchy scalp is not only uncomfortable and embarrassing in some social situations, it is also a health hazard for your scalp and skin. You scalp can become itchy due to fungus, ringworm, yeast, and even parasites, the popular lice. If not due to these microbes or lice, your itchy scalp might have been caused by dandruff or dry skin. Sometimes, its serious too as it can be caused by psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis that displays itself as red patches with large, yellow, greasy scales that…
  • How to Stop Sneezing Naturally

    4 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Sneezing or sternutation may be your body’s one of many defence mechanisms but it is irritating, especially when it doesn’t stop or when you frequently get to sneezing! But why do you sneeze? It is because something irritates or tickles the inside of your nose. This tickling sends a message to a special part of your brain known as sneeze center which in turn sends signals to all the muscles needed to perform this very complicated process called sneezing. These muscles then work together and expel out the foreign object out of your nose. And this is an amazingly fast process where…
  • 15 Remedies to Get Rid of Rashes Under Breast

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    If anytime you see a red sweat rash under breasts, know that it is intertrigo. Intertrigo can be defined as inflammation of the skin that occurs in warm, moist parts of your body often in the places where two skin surfaces (skin folds) rub with or press against each other. Such a rash under breast that qualifies perfectly to be attacked by intertrigo will have a definite edge. There may be some whitish material on it too. The major causes of such rashes under breast include skin to skin friction and Candida fungus or Corynebacterium bacteria that survive in warm, moist places. And if you are…
  • Top 12 Home Remedies for Clogged Pores

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Our body pores help us stay clean by throwing out all the waste elements including dead skin cells. The sebaceous glands under our skin secrets the oil called sebum which most often clings to dead skin cells. The dead skin cells then get excreted from body through pores. This keeps our skin healthy and glowing. However, certain build-up, sometimes due to dirt or some other things like makeup residue pollution, etc. lead to clogged pores. The sebaceous gland anyway keeps on producing sebum oil but it doesn’t get released out of skin. This causes infection that we know as pimples, acne…
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  • MSGs, Difference Between Natural Glutamic and Manufactured Glutamic Acid

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    So what is the difference between natural glutamic and manufactured glutamic acid? Glutamic acid is produced inside the human body. For humans it is a non-essential amino acid. The human body is able to produce L-glutamine itself. Glutamic acid also occurs naturally in many foods such as parmesan cheese, mushrooms and soybean products. Glutamates that […] The post MSGs, Difference Between Natural Glutamic and Manufactured Glutamic Acid appeared first on Alternative Natural Treatments: Health and Medical Researches.
  • Honeycomb Benefits: Propolis and Bee Pollen Difference

    4 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The health benefits of the honey is well known, but what about the propolis, bee pollen and honeycomb benefits… HONEYCOMB: Honeycomb is a unique substance and has several benefits to the human body. Honeycombs are commonly found in health food shops. Honeycomb benefits are related to the honey, propolis and bee pollen. Honeycomb is therefore […] The post Honeycomb Benefits: Propolis and Bee Pollen Difference appeared first on Alternative Natural Treatments: Health and Medical Researches.
  • Survival Top Documentaries and Documentary Series

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Survival in a wild environment is very difficult if you don’t know the way. Someone can die from a number of different things. A strong mind is an important factor in survival. Is very difficult for ordinary people to stranded in the wild and have to survive and living alone is nature. Here is some […] The post Survival Top Documentaries and Documentary Series appeared first on Alternative Natural Treatments: Health and Medical Researches.
  • Can Allergies Cause Cold Feet and Hands?

    9 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Can allergies cause cold feet and hands? We separate allergies to food allergies and inhaler allergies… Allergens are what trigger a series of reactions by the immune system during an allergic reaction. chronic allergies can result in cold hands and feet. Actually if you have an allergy can lower your blood pressure, which will finally […] The post Can Allergies Cause Cold Feet and Hands? appeared first on Alternative Natural Treatments: Health and Medical Researches.
  • Top Spices in Thailand: Healthy Thai Herbs and Roots

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Thai cooking and combination of herbs and spices makes Thai food somehow healthy. Many spices and herbs here in Thailand have beneficial medicinal properties. Here is a list with some healthy Thai herbs and roots. Top Spices in Thailand – Herbs and Roots: Greater Galangal “Kha”: Greater galangal belong to ginger family. This underground rhizome […] The post Top Spices in Thailand: Healthy Thai Herbs and Roots appeared first on Alternative Natural Treatments: Health and Medical Researches.
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    peter smith
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:57 am
    While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief/grieving is the reaction to loss. Although a natural response to loss is often conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss. It is the emotional suffering one feels when something or someone the individual loves is taken away is also a reaction to any loss to which a bond or affection was formed. It is familiar to most people when associated with death, but individuals can and do grieve in connection with a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or…
  • Tinnitus Explained

    peter smith
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    Tinnitus is still not fully understood as to whether it is a disease, an illness of/in – or if it is just a symptom generated within – a person’s own Ears. It appears apart from managing one’s life and lifestyle, there is very little quality knowledge available to further the above statement, which will deliver – real long-term relief. Experience tells us through Medical Science and research many people suffer its distressing symptoms as well as affecting many areas of their lives. From a treatment point of view, whilst there are a number of options available none it…

    Ayda Qasem
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    One of my top favorite dishes in the TURKISH CUISINE. Category: Appetizer / can be served as Dinner. Dietary guidelines: [Vegetarian, Egg-free, Nut-free, Corn-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free] INGREDIENTS:  - 2 (small-medium) onions, diced - 2 Tbsp olive oil - 2 garlic cloves, sliced - 2 carrots, cut in half round (or cut into cubes) - 1 can of Tomato purée, or (1 can of petite diced tomato), both are (organic/ low salt) - 1 cup dry Pinto beans or red beans - 1 cup hot water - 1 tsp sweetener (stevia, chicory rootInulin, agave, xylitol, Erythritol, ). organic sea salt + black pepper - 1/2…

    Ayda Qasem
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:33 am
    What you DON’T KNOW about “Pomegranate seed extract” !!! POMEGRANATE SEEDS EXTRACT, is actually a SUPER FOOD. Pomegranate it self is one of the best fruits in it’s nutritious benefits & taste as well, but if we think of it from the “WEIGHT LOSS” aspect, how can we get the maximum benefit without consuming a lot of calories ?? “POMEGRANATE SEED EXTRACT” is the solution, I found this brand from Turkey, which I’m using, & very satisfied about. CALORIE COUNT :      0.5 cup of {Pomegranate seed/ arils}, (87 g) =   72 – 80 …
  • Seborrheic Keratoses: Some people call them “age spots”, I call them wisdom spots”

    David Robles
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    Seborrheic keratoses (seb-o-REE-ik  ker-uh-TOE-sEEs) are very common benign lesions found on middle-aged and elderly people. These lesions are sometimes called, “age spots”, but I like to refer to them as “wisdom spots”. They are not very common on people younger than 30 years of age, but once they develop, new lesions will appear throughout one’s life. I sometimes joke with my patients that they will collect them with each new birthday. And yes, anyone lucky enough to live a long life will get them; it’s part of life. It’s part of the aging process of the skin. They are…
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  • How To Use the Hidden Healing Properties of the Green Vegetables

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    By Admin We believe that most of the readers of this article know the healing values of the green vegetables such as cabbage, borecole, kale, chard, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, etc. Each of these vegetables has the ability of creating the anti-cancer enzyme called “myrosinase“. This enzyme does not only have anti-cancer properties that prevent the development of […] This is a post from Read the original post: How To Use the Hidden Healing Properties of the Green Vegetables
  • Prepare Your Immune System for Viruses!

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    By Admin During the colder months, when the sun exposure is reduced and the exposure to viruses of colds and flu is increased, it is important to develop a strategy which will protect you and your family. There are many natural ways how to prevent and speed up the recovery from colds and flu. The most important […] This is a post from Read the original post: Prepare Your Immune System for Viruses!
  • Types of Milk and Its Health Benefits

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    By Admin You cannot digest milk? Fortunately, there are various types of milk: soy, rice, almond, coconut and many others. However, it is difficult to determine the type of milk that will suits you the best. Statistics show that children drink larger quantities of milk. The older we are, the less we drink it, and we need […] This is a post from Read the original post: Types of Milk and Its Health Benefits
  • The Doctors are Stunned: Is the Cure for Cancer Discovered?

    13 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    By Admin A patient who was suffering from cancer has stunned the doctors when the pioneering treatment removed 70 potentially deadly tumors in just 12 weeks, writes the “Daily Mail”. Ian Brooks (47) was fighting with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that affects the immune system. After several unsuccessful attempts of treatment, he thought […] This is a post from Read the original post: The Doctors are Stunned: Is the Cure for Cancer Discovered?
  • The Healthiest Foods in the World – Almond

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    By Admin Although it is believed that it belongs to the group of nuts, the almond (lat. Prunus amygdalus) is actually a member of the stone-fruit group. In this sense, it is a close relative of plums, cherries, apricots and peaches. The almond has always been highly valued for its great health benefits and its cultivation was […] This is a post from Read the original post: The Healthiest Foods in the World – Almond
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  • Indian Senna (Senai ki Patti) : Relief from Constipation with leaves

    Elzac herbals
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Other common names are Senna Leaf, Tinnevelly Senna. Indian Senna mainly contains dried leaflets of Senna Plant (Cassia Angustifolia Vahl) belonging to the family Leguminosae.  Dried Nearly ripe fruits are also used.  Senna was known to physicians from ancient time and was part of Unani medicines.Mostly two type of Senna is cultivated. One is Indian Senna and other is Alexandrian Senna. Indian Senna is cultivated and collected in India, as name suggests and Alexandrian Senna grow in middle and upper Nile territories, tropical Africa, specially Sudan.Purgative property of Senna is…
  • Brahmi : Enhance your memory naturally

    Elzac herbals
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Brahmi is also known as Jalbrahmi. Brahmi is the leaves and stems of Bacopa moniera belonging to the family Scrophulariaceae.Brahmi is mainly cultivated in wet regions of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Madasgascar, Africa, Australia, China and Viet-nam. Brahmi found to be contained alkaloids and saponins.Brahmi is grayish green in color and bitter-sweet type of taste. Uses: Ø  Brahmi is essential herb in many ayurvedic and hebal preparations.Ø  Mainly used as nervine tonic, good for improving memory, enhance recall level and learning.Ø  It is used in the treatment…
  • Prebiotics-Probiotics: Know why Doctors prescribe them with antibiotics

    Elzac herbals
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:50 pm
    If you are from medical field, you are familiar about Prebiotic-Probiotic terms. But if you are not medical professionals, you haven’t heard about this. Even if you are taking this product in the form of food or medicine, very few will heard or read about Prebiotic-Probiotic. Doctors usually prescribe it with higher antibiotics, to prevent diarrhea or to compensate killing of beneficial bacteria by antibiotic in our intestine. Probiotics are living microorganisms and Prebiotics are nutraceuticals that promote the flourishing of Probiotics. In combination Prebiotics and Probiotics are used…
  • Ginseng : Description and Uses

    Elzac herbals
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Ginseng is the dried root of various species of Panax, like P. ginseng (Korean Ginseng), P. japonica (Japanese ginseng), and P. notoginseng (Chinese Ginseng) and P. quinquefolium (American ginseng), belonging to family Araliaceae.Ginseng mainly obtained from Korea, China, Russia, Japan, Canada and USA. Ginseng contains a mixture of several saponin glycosides.Uses of Ginseng:Ø  Ginseng is commonly used as immunomudulatory in food products and medicinal products.Ø  It increases natural resistance and enhances the power of body, to fight against illness or exhaustion.Ø  It has…
  • 300 Doctors has summoned by Medical Council of India

    Elzac herbals
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    MCI’s ethics committee has received complaint against 300 doctors from across the country that they had been bribed by a pharmaceutical firm. According to complaint, the Ahmedabad-based pharma company has paying doctors money, gifts, cars, flats and foreign trips in return for prescribing its medicine even though cheaper alternatives from better known companies are available.Nearly 100 of these doctors have been appeared before MCI’s ethics committee on Monday.  150 doctors had to appear before ethics committee, only 109 appeared. The rest were summoned on Monday and asked to appear…
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  • 7 Stretches to Relieve Back Pain

    Dr. Houssain
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Shooting pain in the lower back. Trouble standing or sitting. Difficulty lifting household objects. Sound familiar? If those are symptoms you’re familiar with, then you’re one of the 80% of Americans who have experienced back pain at some point in their lives, and you understand the burden it can place on everyday activities. Back pain (especially in the lower back) is all too common and can make simple tasks unnecessarily difficult. Back pain is: One of the most common reasons for missed work The single leading cause of disability The second most common reason for visits to the doctors…
  • The Ultimate Back-to-School Guide

    Dr. Houssain
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Well, it’s that time again. It’s back to school season, which means it’s time to stock up on pencils, paper, and patience. With so much to do to prepare for the new school year, many parents let the health of their child take a back seat to other seemingly urgent tasks. Let’s face it, with all the craziness going on, it’s tough for parents to keep up with everything you need to know to keep your kids healthy. So this year, we’ve got your back (literally). This year is different… Here’s the reality: sending your child off to school slumped over with an overloaded backpack,…
  • Why Sitting Is Wrecking Your Health

    Dr. Houssain
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    In the words of Nilofer Merchant, a Silicon Valley corporate strategist, “Sitting has become the smoking of our generation.” If you’re like the majority of people in America today (approximately 50-70%), you probably spend six or more hours of your day sitting down (5). This should come as no surprise considering how imperative technology has become to our everyday lives. As if society didn’t spend enough time sitting down before, the emergence of television and computers has driven people to spend hours upon hours sitting down. And what’s so wrong with that? As it turns out,…
  • What You Need To Know About Summer Workouts

    Dr. Houssain
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    On Sunday Sept. 24, 2006, the Rice University football team was holding a typical conditioning workout when the unthinkable happened. The team, having just been through a tough loss against Florida State University the previous day, skipped the usual practice drills and only conducted a conditioning workout that included weight-lifting followed by a 20-minute run. Approaching the end of the run, freshman defensive back Dale Lloyd stopped in his tracks and told trainers he didn’t “feel right.” He then collapsed onto the field, and trainers immediately began working on him while emergency…
  • Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Care

    Dr. Houssain
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    The human spine, or spinal column, is an amazing structure. It protects the spinal cord, absorbs shock, provides support to your head and body, and allows your body to move flexibly.  It is composed of bones called vertebrae through which nerves pass and branch out to the rest of the body. When one of these vertebrae become misaligned, called a “subluxation”, pressure is placed on the nerves causing irritation and pain. Chiropractors are able to relieve this pressure through spinal adjustments and manipulation, thereby alleviating discomfort. Although the spine is widely considered one…
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  • Ayahuasca recipe

    3 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Ayahuasca recipe is one of the most important factor regarding an healing session. Through ages Curanderos and Ayahuasceros had their secret Ayahuasca recipe shared via an apprenticeship. Many legends speaks about how humans discovered how to brew Ayahuasca and the interaction between Ayahuasca Vines and Chacruna leaves, we just invite you to discover it by yourself during an Ayahuasca ceremony.   Our Ayahuasca recipe Chacruna leaves containing DMT are collected in the morning while fasting in the jungle, the Ayahuasca vines are washed and pounded with care, fresh spring water is also…
  • Ayahuasca effects

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Ayahuasca effects are different from an individual to another because the Medicine reacts according to ones personal traits. First the Shaman will bless the healing circle and then the brew in order to reactivate it. Every participant will receive a cup of Ayahuasca and drink it after greeting the Shaman. The Ayahuasca effects will start after more or less 20 minutes, participants will  start to hear a buzz noise and feel as if they elevates themselves very fast in an elevator. The senses will start to be more sensitive and receive subtle signals, some people will be able to hear sounds…
  • Attracting positive experiences

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Attracting positive experiences is the wish of any person. Your natural state of being is vibrating on high level of energies, when you come to incarnate yourself on the physical plane you do it on the purpose to live multiple experiences in the material plane, this is one of the goals of incarnation, leave your own vibration to experience variations, pleasures, pains. Joy, love, enthusiasm, gain etc…, are the states that are the closest to your natural vibration, they are positive experiences. On this physical plane you will also experience phases that you will dislike because they…
  • Managing sexual energy

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Managing sexual energy is a subject that has always been controversial from certain Religions or dogmas. We are going to describe what does it involve exactly from a Spiritual or Shamanic point of view. Sex is present everywhere in the nature from the most basic creatures to human beings. It is a very powerful energy on the terrestrial plane, so strong that this energy can easily dominate and manage our mind and body. We can imagine a swimmer felt in a mountain torrent, the strength of the stream will take him away. We need to be very good swimmers indeed to manage sexual impulse. In this…
  • Energetic field

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:22 pm
    You already know you are much more than your Physical body, this is the only dimension of life that we can see with our physical senses. The creation is not only on the physical plane, it is at the same time on many other planes more or less dense. Our being has also dense and subtle bodies and what is going to be seen in this teaching is our Energetic field or Aura. Indeed it will represent who we really are since we are born, every emotional charge, traumas and pains will be set in this Energetic field. We can see it as a hard drive record containing more or less positive or negative…
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    How to Hypnotize Someone Safely

  • Hypnosis as a performance enhancer

    12 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    The post Hypnosis as a performance enhancer appeared first on How to Hypnotize Someone Safely. Hypnosis as a performance enhancer Hypnosis works great as a sport performance enhancer Hypnosis has been used for many years and by many people as a performance enhancer.  It makes sense. In hypnosis, the main part of the process is the visualization. This might be triggered on the part of the suggestions offered by a hypnotist but can also flow out of yourself. Experiments have been conducted in which one basketball team recurrently visualized 3 weeks before the match to perform in top condition…
  • Hypnosis, great to pamper yourself!

    1 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
    The post Hypnosis, great to pamper yourself! appeared first on How to Hypnotize Someone Safely. Hypnosis helps you to get in contact with your inner self and universe.   The post Hypnosis, great to pamper yourself! appeared first on How to Hypnotize Someone Safely.
  • HYPNOSIS MYTH 6: Some people cannot be hypnotized

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    The post HYPNOSIS MYTH 6: Some people cannot be hypnotized appeared first on How to Hypnotize Someone Safely. HYPNOSIS MYTH 6: Some people cannot be hypnotized This is the last Hypnosis Myth post! Do you think you have never been hypnotized? Many people think they have never been hypnotized because they have never been to a hypnotherapist nor participated in a hypnosis show. In reality, we all have experienced at least a state of mild hypnosis. For example, when you are driving a long distance you can find your mind caught up in thoughts for some minutes which have nothing to do with the…
  • HYPNOSIS MYTH 5: Only the weak get hypnotized

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The post HYPNOSIS MYTH 5: Only the weak get hypnotized appeared first on How to Hypnotize Someone Safely. HYPNOSIS MYTH 5: Only the weak get hypnotized People often think that those that can be hypnotized are ‘weak’, either physically, mentally or both. Not only the the weak, the bad and the ugly get hypnotized. These may include persons that: Look, behave or speak different than the majority (because they are ‘ugly, foreigners or cripple’) Don’t have their own judgement and opinions so are easily convinced or manipulated Say yes to everything, don’t stand up for themselves and…
  • HYPNOSIS MYTH 4: Women become sluts and sexual slaves

    28 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    The post HYPNOSIS MYTH 4: Women become sluts and sexual slaves appeared first on How to Hypnotize Someone Safely. HYPNOSIS MYTH 4: Women become sluts and sexual slaves Unfortunately, still in the year 2014 women are always at risk to be called sluts, whether they are hypnotized or not. Firstly, when people are under hypnosis they often have their eyes closed and look sleepy and unaware of their surroundings. In mainstream society if a woman is in public she is supposed to hold her guard, be in control and be aware on everything around her for protection and to keep her dignity. If she does…
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  • Home remedies to get rid of sunburn fast

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Sunburn is one of the very few things which can spoil the summers. Red painful blisters after a nice day at a beach is something everyone hates. The most common cause of getting sunburn is carelessness. People who get affected by the sunburns most often are the light skinned people or the whites. They have lowest amount of melanin in their skins which makes them fall  prey to sunburns more commonly than other races. Melanin or the pigment of our skin protects the lower layers of the skin from sunburns. Dark skins produce lots of melanin as soon as they […] The post Home remedies to get…
  • Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Menstrual Cramps

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    Women have given birth to all the human beings till date. God has blessed them with a special set of organs with a very complex mechanism so that they can give birth to young ones, men do play a cameo in reproduction but that is not the point of discussion here. Sometimes, this boon becomes a cause of agony for women.Inactive lifestyle and poor dietary habits results in a very frustrating and agonizing situation called menstrual cramps. Today you are going to read some of the best home remedies to get rid of menstrual cramps brought to you by […] The post Home…
  • How to lose cellulite fast

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Cellulite is the nightmare for all the women. It affects most of the women over 30. But even overweight teens face problem of cellulite or orange peel syndrome. It is also known as orange peel syndrome because it makes skin look like shrunken orange peels. It is not exactly a big problem, as 80-90 percent of post adolescent females suffer from this malady. Women of all body type and shapes, peach, apple, hourglass or banana all suffer from this condition. This is not harmful to the overall health but it surely damages the looks of the body. Cellulite is made […] The post How to lose…
  • Best ways on how to get rid of blisters on tongue

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Blisters on tongue are the painful ulcers which can make eating and talking hard. They normally heal themselves in 1 -2 weeks. Women get affected by them more often than men. Tongue ulcers appear as raised bumps with yellowish white center. Sometimes there can be small bumps without the whitish center. Blisters also happen under the tongue, blisters under the tongue are more painful and frustrating. Most of the blisters are small but they cause immense pain while talking eating and drinking. Even the smallest movement of mouth can causes pain. To heal your blisters fast,…
  • How to treat erectile dysfunction naturally

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Erectile dysfunction is the sexual dysfunction characterized by inability to attain or maintain an erection for long durations. A penile erection is caused by the blood rushing into the sponge like muscular structures inside the penis. It is a very common health problem in older people. Half of the people older than 45 years of age face problems with erections. Inability to sustain an erection can cause reduced sexual desire, negative self image, anxiety and guilt. Impotence in three-fourth of the cases has medical causes and one-fourth of the cases have psychological causes. Medical…
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  • Migraine Headaches: A Comprehensive Guide

    Andrea Hambly, N.D., Portland, Oregon
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Migraine Headaches Are Complex. Migraine headaches are quite complex, causing symptoms such as mild to severe head pain of a pulsating quality, nausea, vomiting, photophobia (sensitivity to light), phonophobia (sensitivity to sound) as well as unusual sense of smell, sight, and hearing right before the migraine, referred to as aura. Approximately a third of all migraine sufferers experience this aura. Jaw and neck pain are common as well.  Furthermore, the extremities may feel cold and clammy.  Sufferers of migraines also report mood disturbances, as well as difficulty with…
  • Osteopathy, The Cradle Of Craniosacral Therapy

    Andrea Hambly, N.D., Portland, Oregon
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Craniosacral Therapy was conceived and developed by Dr. John E. Upledger (1932-2012) in the U.S. in the 1970’s and ’80s.  However, the principles upon which it is founded  belong squarely into the osteopathic field of the early 1900’s. Dr. John E. Upledger himself was an osteopath, having graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in 1963.  In the 1970’s, Dr. Upledger was led to research the mystery behind the movement of the spinal cord by a very personal experience, and ultimately developed his own therapeutic system, called craniosacral…
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Prevention and Treatment

    Andrea Hambly, N.D., Portland, Oregon
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Cerebrospinal fluid is the lifeline of the brain, delivering nutrients and removing metabolic toxins continuously to keep it healthy and well-functioning. The cerebrospinal fluid is contained within a three-layered membranous sac, referred to as the meninges, which covers the entire central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) as a single unit. Image Credit: OpenStax College [CC-BY-3.0]. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks occur when the integrity of the meningeal sac is breached and the CSF escapes the confines of this three-layered membrane. The CSF then leaves the skull through a small…
  • Benign Childhood Seizures — Truly Unprovoked?

    Andrea Hambly, N.D., Portland, Oregon
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
      Benign childhood seizures, also referred to as unprovoked seizures, remain a puzzle for the medical as well as lay community.  They tend to appear in early or middle childhood, come and go for several years and then cease, for no apparent reason.  These seizures may appear during the day or at night, some only at night. Benign childhood seizures appear not to cause neural damage, hence termed benign.  However, they are scary to the child as well as the parents or caretakers/ teachers.  We fear them because they are unpredictable, uncontrollable, and we don’t know what causes…
  • Gentle Leader Dog Leash — Potential Health Risks

    Andrea Hambly, N.D., Portland, Oregon
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The gentle leader dog leash has gained great popularity among dog trainers and dog owners alike because it allows them to control even very rambunctious dogs.  Moreover, this type of dog leash is praised for being very gentle and harmless.  Not so, for a number of reasons. The leash isn’t adjusted well to accommodate the dog’s head anatomy. The leash is worn for too long a period at a time. The leash is used inappropriately. The dog has neck and head issues not known to the dog trainer or owner, or even the veterinarian. Although the leash is meant primarily to assist in the…
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  • Breakfast of Champions: Oatmeal and Its Many Health Benefits

    Dr. Victor Marchione
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    One of the best-tasting and healthiest—or mid-morning snack—options available is oatmeal. Oats are super easy to make, taste great, are extremely versatile, and pack a serious punch of great nutrition. I eat mine every day and I think you should, too. (Plus, what better time to start making oatmeal your breakfast of champions than in the chilly winter months!) Oats are great because you can pretty well do whatever you want with them. You can toss in some fruit and nuts to add the flavors you like, combine them with yogurt for a thicker snack, … Read MoreThis article Breakfast of…
  • Calorie-Reduced Diet May Slow Down Mental Aging

    Dr. Richard Foxx
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    I heard it when I was a kid and I still hear it now: you are what you eat. Well, as I’ve discovered over the years, this age-old phrase is sometimes right, but not always. For example, if you eat healthy fats, it’s not likely you’ll gain fat. Nevertheless, there’s one way it rings true that you’ll definitely want to know about, because it affects your brain. Before we get to that, I have to say that in broader terms, the “you are what you eat” phrase is quite true—and recent research would agree.… Read MoreThis article Calorie-Reduced Diet May Slow Down Mental Aging…
  • Four Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

    Jon Yaneff
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    The holidays are upon us. Don’t you love the holidays? I know I do. It’s my favorite time of year. I enjoy a big feast, complete with pumpkin pie and an extravagant turkey, with the family during Thanksgiving. We do it all again a few weeks later when we celebrate Christmas. It’s truly a magical time of the year. Everyone is laughing, and we all seem to have that twinkle in our eyes—like anything is possible. That is probably why we eat whatever we want. People generally ignore their health during the holidays, … Read MoreThis article Four Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season…
  • Is Your Doctor Being Honest?: Transparency in the Medical Community

    Dr. Richard Foxx
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    When I walk into a store, I make a conscious decision of what to buy. I usually research the product or ask the sales staff any questions I have about it. Sure, they’re going to try and sell a product to me, so they may embellish things. But I’m well aware of that going in, and so are you. Well, a recent TED talk by Dr. Leana Wen got me thinking about transparency, honesty, and the selling of products in the medical profession. Turns out, what you might not be aware of is that one … Read MoreThis article Is Your Doctor Being Honest?: Transparency in the Medical Community originally…
  • Your Simple Guide to Fridge Organization for Better Health

    Dr. Victor Marchione
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Whether or not you want to believe it, your fridge could be a breeding ground for bacteria and foodborne illness. In fact, cross-contamination and bacterial growth in the most important region of your kitchen is a major problem and should be a serious concern. Just think about it: nearly everything you eat comes out of the fridge, and if your fridge isn’t in a healthy state, neither is your food. How can you live a healthy lifestyle if your food isn’t healthy? But it’s not just about keeping your fridge clean; you can also … Read MoreThis article Your Simple Guide to Fridge…
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  • Choosing the right Ayurvedic skin care product

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Choosing the right Ayurvedic skin care product:  If you are a newbie to the term Ayurvedic skin care, you might be wondering what Ayurveda is. Ayurveda is the science of living and longevity, the oldest healthcare system in the world which combines ideas of medicine and philosophy.  There are a wide variety of skin care products available in the market by different Ayurvedic pharmaceutical companies. But before you use them, get to know more about using the right Ayurvedic product for your skin. The very first and important step to take good care for your skin is to find out your Ayurvedic…
  • Tips to stay fit even in your 40′s

    15 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
    Once you get on the wrong side of forty, you become aware of the body clock ticking. The energy levels don’t remain the same. One look at the mirror and you see those worry lines appearing, grey hair peeping from the temples and the eyes showing some fatigue. People react differently to this reality. Some take it hard and are ready to give in to the ravages of time. Others try to find ways and means to stay healthy and fit. The second lot lives a better quality of life. How do they do it? Healthy Diet First and foremost, what you eat is what reflects in your health. More junk food with…
  • Signs and Symptoms of Peptic Ulcer Disease

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:21 am
    Peptic Ulcers – Stomach Ulcer That Irritate Adults and Children Peptic ulcers are sores that occur in the lining of the stomach, small intestine, or esophagus on account of erosion from stomach acids. They are a common health problem, and the three types of peptic ulcers include: Gastric ulcers – ulcers that happen inside the stomach Duodenal ulcers – ulcers that take place in the upper section of the small intestines, termed as the duodenum Esophageal ulcers – ulcers that grow inside the esophagus Causes of Peptic Ulcers: Several factors can cause the lining of the…
  • How to Reduce Blood sugar

    4 Nov 2014 | 3:08 am
    Blood sugar A high level of blood sugar of more than the normal range of (79.2 to 110 mg/dL) points to an impaired metabolism in the body. Diabetes is one of the major reasons that lead to high blood sugar but it is not the only one. Other reasons may be acute infection, trauma and physical or psychological stress. It can be confirmed as Diabetes if the blood sugar shows high in multiple tests without any of the above reasons. Diabetes Diabetes is caused by the malfunctioning of the hormone insulin produced by the endocrine gland, Pancreas. Diabetes is categorized into three types: Type I…
  • A Natural Remedy for Tiredness

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Remedy for tiredness: Feeling low? A feeling as if something sapped out energy from you.  Don’t worry . You are not the only one who finds a bit dragged out.  The hectic modern life with multiple pressures takes its toll on the body. What with pressure at work, long commuting hours through traffic at snail’s pace and balancing time for work and recreation, each of us feel stretched to the limits. Add to that are the factors like pollution and poor eating habits. With all of these, it is but natural that your body reacts. And you feel tired and dehydrated. Good healthy food rich in…
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