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A Question of Weight

Recent studies have shown that the United States, Canada and now the United Kingdom are experiencing an obesity epidemic. Despite the fact that supermarket shelves are full of low-fat and nonfat foods and that as a society we are spending millions on weight-loss products, health magazines, diet books, weight-management clinics and health spas, it appears that, as a population, we are getting steadily fatter.

Hypnotherapy Explained

It is widely accepted now that many illnesses are psychosomatic, that is the body has been made ill by the workings of the mind. It would seem obvious therefore that in cases where the mind has been instrumental in adversely affecting our health, then we should be using the mind to bring about good health.

General Dietry Guidelines

Eat as wide a variety of foods as possible for a balanced diet. Eat regularly throughout the day, having breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.

What is Juicing?

Juicing fresh fruit and vegetables works by providing the body with a vast array of living, vital nutrients in a form that it can easily assimilate.

General Exercise Guidelines

Make sure that you perform some form of exercise at a moderate level for at least half an hour most days of the week. Combine a certain amount of muscular strength exercise with endurance exercise while incorporating a certain amount of flexibility work.

What is a Toning Table?

Modern toning tables owe their heritage to the original design developed by biochemist Bernard H. Stauffer in America in the 1930s. He used his knowledge of the physiology, anatomy and movement patterns of the body to develop the Induced Rhythmic Motion (IRM) tables.

The Latest Innovation in Open Fit Hearing Aids: Speaker-in-the-Ear Hearing Aids

Currently, there is a trend in the hearing aid industry toward smaller and more discreet hearing aids, including the recent development of open fit hearing aids (also known as open ear hearing aids).

The Dangers of Aluminium in Make-up and Toiletries

Many people confuse naturally occurring alum with the synthetic aluminium chemicals such as aluminium chlorhydrate or aluminium zicarnium, the two most common active ingredients in conventional deodorants.

The Medical Risks of Overweight and Obesity

Obesity isn't just a cosmetic problem; it's very much a medical problem as well. You may be reading this today because you are or have been very unhappy about your physical appearance.

What is Indian Head Massage - Champissage?

Indian Head Massage can help to lift you out of the hustle and bustle of everyday stressful living. The techniques used are based on the ancient Ayurvedic Healing System.

Our Skin the Outer Lung

In Chinese medicine the skin is an outer lung, It breathes in and out through tiny little perforations much like a teabag. It is a large organ and is constantly regenerating and In humans 30% of our bodily waste comes out through our skin.

Magnotherapy - A Fitter Pain Free Way of Life

The benefits of Magnotherapy have been well documented in recent years by the many people who have undeniably benefited from its use – both to aid healing and to alleviate pain.

Treating Everyday ills with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a natural therapy. Food is an important part of Chinese remedy. Before a Chinese medical doctor treats a person, he/she will gather all the information about this person including dietary information, living habits and every possible influence.

Hands-On Animals

The entire family needs bodywork, don't you think? This includes horses, dogs and cats for a lot of families. People are recognizing that what is good for them is good for their favorite animals.

What is Scenar Therapy?

The Scenar 97.4 is a healing device invented by Russian Scientists for use in space, where Russian cosmonauts would have a means of treating themselves in orbit, without the need to take drugs.

What is Holistic Allergy Therapy?

As originally defined, allergy is an unusual physical response to any substance in a person's environment, the environment being anything that a person touches, inhales, has injected, drinks, eats or otherwise contacts.

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (or CST) is a gentle hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system. This system protects the delicate tissues of our nervous system; such as the brain, spinal cord and fine nerve fibres - it consists of the bones of the back, head face and mouth as well as the more delicate membranes and fluids.

The e-LYBRA Bio-Resonance System

The Human Bio-Field has many layers including, the etheric (or physical double), emotional, mental and spiritual etc., and they can affect each other.

What is Aromatherapy?

Most of us experience, at some time in our lives, the need for simple physical or emotional rejuvenation that does not involve the doctor or other people.

Complementary Therapies and HIV

HIV and Complementary therapies Initially, there were no drugs available to treat HIV/AIDS, but substantial numbers of infected individuals collaborated, shared experiences and found an alternative way.

Acupuncture

Originally from China, acupuncture has been practised in the East for centuries. Now this holistic form of medicine is becoming increasingly popular in Europe and America.

To Achieve Your Goals, Know Your Personality Profile

It's now commonly known that those who set goals will be more successful than those who don't. But did you realise that your personality affects the type of goals you're most likely to succeed with? Read on to learn how to set the most appropriate goals for your personality type.

What is Magnotherapy?

Magnotherapy has been used to improve health in the Far East and other areas of the world for hundreds of years. Now Physiotherapists in many major hospitals use magnetic fields to improve health, overcoming aches and pains and improve recovery.

The Myths and Truths Of Dieting

An extract from 'The Calorie, Carb & Fat Bible 2002', by Dr. Jeremy Sims I was once asked what I considered to be the most important factors for successful and healthy weight loss.

The Road To A Healthier Weight: Staying Motivated

Ask anyone who has successfully lost weight and they will tell you that starting out on a weight loss programme is relatively easy. The difficult part is staying motivated to continue and reach their ultimate goal.

What is Indian Face Massage?

Most of us long to make the most of our natural assets. We strive to look good and, in everyone's life, there comes a certain moment when we recognise that youth is not ours forever.

Portion Control - Educated Eating for Sustained Weight Loss

Dieting methods over the last two decades have gone through many phases. Twenty years ago calorie counting was the way to lose weight, that was followed by the F-Plan where people were told to fill up with fibre, and eventually the advice was to count fat grams.

Vitamin D – A Gene-Regulating Super Nutrient

Vitamin D has long been known to assist healthy bones by helping to stimulate bone cells to make new bone while enhancing the uptake of calcium into bones.

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a 19th century word meaning 'nature cure', and a naturopath is one who applies natural therapies in professional medical practice.

Back Pain: Cause and Treatment

About 800 New Zealanders visit their doctor each day with back or neck strain complaints, according to ACC. This is not including real back injuries or accidents, but only depicts the people who have a sore back or neck from overstretching.

What is Anthroposophical Medicine?

At the beginning of the last century a group of doctors, mainly but not entirely from a homeopathic background, took a particular interest in the philosophy and work that was emerging at that time being developed by Rudolf Steiner, who named it "Anthroposophy".

What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui, literally translated means wind and water and it is concerned with the interaction between ourselves, the buildings we inhabit, and the wider environment.

Feng Shui in Practice

Whilst Feng Shui has attracted a massive amount of coverage in the UK press and television over the last eighteen months, it would appear that it is not just a fad.

What is Light Therapy?

Light therapy is the treatment of choice in the UK for NHS specialist Seasonal Affective Disorder clinics. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects many people to a degree; they sleep and eat slightly more in winter and dislike the dark mornings.

Tips For Contact Lens Wearers To Keep Their Eyes Happy

The cornea of the eye is one of the few "breathing" organs of the body. Hence, contact lens must be able to breathe in order for you not to experience the discomforts that many people encounter upon wearing contacts.

Tachyon Energy: A New Paradigm in Science and Health

Holistic health; harmony and healing of the body; balance on the emotional, mental and spiritual levels, are all based on an energy source that is integral to our existence.

Learn How To Quit Smoking

What do I mean by LEARN, shouldn't I be telling you to go buy some nicotine gum or some quit smoking NRT products. Hey! It's not that hard for anyone to stop smoking and NO you don't really need a pill, potion, patch or gum.

CNM Case Study - Catherine Nash

A New Start Catherine Nash had all the trappings of success – a great job as an IT consultant, a big salary and a classy company car – but she'd never been so unhappy in her life.

What is Yarrow - Achillea Millefolium Essential Oil?

Yarrow is a hedgerow bush found along many country lanes in Europe, Western Asia and North America. It has fern-like, feathery leaves with clusters of pink and white flowers and grows to about three feet.

Stretching in the Office

A funny thing happened on the way to the electronic revolution. Large numbers of us ended up sitting at desks, working at computers. And that, as so many people have discovered, has its problems, its downsides.

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing therapy. It can help in a wide range of conditions - from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health.

Fusion Fitness - Warm Up

'If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.' Abraham LincolnVisualise a tree. Immediately we think of a solid trunk with leafy branches sprouting forth.

The Importance of Quality in Herbal Ingredients

We all want the quality of items we purchase to be the best possible, and this is particularly so when it is something that we are going to take ourselves or give to our pets.

Frequently Asked Questions about Seasonal Affective Disorder - SAD

What is SADSeasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is now officially recognised as a medical condition thought to affect over 2 million of the British population.

Managing Your Stress

Stress is all around us, it is part of modern life. Everyone is susceptible to it and no one is immune, but what exactly is stress and why is it important? That isn’t as easy to answer as you might think.

What is Tui Na?

Tui Na is a type of Oriental bodywork which has been used in China for more than 2,000 years. Diagnosis and treatment are based on the same principles as acupuncture - the traditional Chinese medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians.

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese herbal medicine, along with acupuncture and tui na massage, is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang. It aims treat the ways in which a person's Qi or life force energy may be depleted or blocked.

Aromatherapy in the First Aid Box

Over the past twenty years or more Aromatherapy has become a household name. Its popularity has increased so much that almost every College in every town has an Aromatherapy course and aromatherapy products are in every supermarket from oils and creams to hair shampoos.

Home Help for Hayfever

I am not a trained practitioner of any kind, but I am a fed up Hay Fever sufferer sharing some tips on taking a natural approach to dealing with it.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is healing using universal energy. It is a system of great ease but has enormous power. A Reiki healer will channel energy through their hands and the patient uses that energy where it is needed.

Ayurveda in Brief

Ayurveda is the Asian medical system which has its beginning in the fifth century BC, and thrives even to the present day in many parts of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet.

What is Low Level Laser Therapy?

Almost everyone has suffered physical pain at some point in their lives. Pain is multi causal - in cases of acute traumas (wound or injury), there is a soft tissue injury comprising swelling, haematoma, pain and reduced mobility.

Beating Procrastination

Do you rush around doing things at the last minute? How many times have you mentioned something that you felt that you ought to do and said "yes, I'll get round to it", but "it" never happens.

What is Kickboxing?

Kickboxing is the Sport and Martial Art whereby students may combine fighting techniques from other arts i.e. Boxing, Thaiboxing, Karate and Kung Fu in order to compete to a very high level in a Ring against an opponent.

Asthma Relief

Improving the Air Quality in your Home Asthma affects 1 in 10 children and 1 in 20 adults in the UK and is on the increase. Asthma is a chronic (long-term, even life long) lung disease that can be life threatening.

What is Electronic Gem Therapy?

Electronic Gem Therapy is no longer the stuff of science fiction. It is based on ancient Ayurvedic wisdom, using precious stones and light to reach the cells of the body at a subatomic level.

Get Ahead of Lice

It is common knowledge that head lice do not prefer dirty hair, but we still can not help but associate them with poor hygiene. They spread easily from one person to another, are difficult to see and have become resistant to many of the chemicals that have been used to treat them - no wonder then that they're the bane of every parents life.

What is Homeopathy?

Homoeopathy is not a new age medicine. It has stood the test of time and has been in use for over 200 years. It is a safe, natural form of medicine that stimulates the body to heal itself.

What is Stress Advice?

'Stress Advisers' are now working in a wide range of settings throughout the UK. They give 'Stress Advice' on a one-to-one basis to those who need it.

What is Thought Field Therapy?

Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a unique form of therapy, which was discovered and developed by Dr. Roger Callahan PhD, a Californian clinical psychologist.

Psychological Reversal

Do you ever find yourself saying right when you mean left? Or constantly typing two letters in a word the wrong way round? Do you even suffer from a chronically grumpy mood, keep putting things off and generally indulge in self-sabotaging behaviour?If so then you are probably suffering from a condition called Psychological Reversal (PR) which can be treated very simply.

Asthma Relief through Magnet Therapy

Our natural instincts are to nurture children, to make their world free of fear and free of pain. When they are ill we feel powerless to help; frustrated and reliant on medicine to control the problem, yet always searching for the miracle cure.

RSI Relief Through Magnet Therapy

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is one of the curses of modern technology; Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD) may be a newer label for the syndrome but the symptoms are the same: pain, numbness, tingling and skin sensitivity.

What is Bio-Magnetic Therapy?

Used in ancient Egypt, rediscovered by NASA; favoured as a cure by the famous yet accessible to all. It is, of course, bio-magnetic healing, the therapy that helps the body heal itself.

What is Time Line Therapy?

We are at the beginning of a new era of understanding. Time Line Therapy™ is one of the most powerful procedures for accelerating human change.

Breathing Works for Asthma

Asthma is a fascinating subject. Millions of people worldwide suffer from its symptoms - with mild to life-threatening episodes. A recent World Health Organization report states that 150 million people have this disorder; it affects people of all ages, all races 'humble or poor, rich or renowned'.

Back Health in the Car

Driving can cause:- Neck pain- Eyestrain- Headache- Wrist pain- Back ache- Hip pain- Knee/foot and ankle painBoth the driver and the passenger can stiffen up in a car during a long trip.

Finding Your Ideal Career

In the current climate, many people are looking away from the traditional job market towards working for themselves. The massive redundancies and job insecurity has caused many people to radically rethink their career plans.

What is Confidence Building?

People of all ages and from all walks of life can lack confidence in themselves for one reason or another. And this can be the most disabling of problems to have.

Pregnancy & Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care has also entered the field of pregnancy. A lot of people may have reservations about chiropractic treatments in such delicate conditions but this is not the case.

Ednometriosis and Hydrotherapy---Under Water Exercise

As we mentioned in other articles, endometriosis growing somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period.

Antidepressants Strongly Linked to Heart Disease

Researchers have documented an alarming link between the use of antidepressants and the development of serious heart disease. The link was discovered by following 63,449 women as part of the Nurses’ Health Study.

9 Super Health Tips That Have Worked For Me

This is a "what has worked very, very well for me" article.  Reasons I wish to share these tips include:  (1) for the last 15 years I have not been sick or experienced more than a slight cold, nor do I take any prescription medications; (2) I have a lot of friends, both older and younger than me, who have suffered from many illnesses and diseases.

What is Iridology?

Iridology is the study of the iris of the eye in order to diagnose the presence of any disease. Iridology is based on the assumption that every organ in the human body has a corresponding location within the iris and that one can determine whether an organ is healthy or diseased by examining the iris.

What is Anxiety Disorder?

Every day, I receive dozens of emails and telephone calls from worried anxiety disorder sufferers asking me about medications, therapy and other less conventional treatments; my answer is simple, I DO NOT encourage the use of medication and there are so many therapies available now that it is difficult, especially for anxious people, to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Managing Cancer the Holistic Way

In March 1999, I received the results from the biopsy on the lump on the left side of my neck. It was malignant. I was given the diagnosis of lymphoma.

Food Intolerance and Special Diets

There are quite a lot of people out there with IBS or digestive problems. Some people are intolerant to wheat, which can bring on symptoms of stomach cramps, bloating, excess wind etc.

Problems With Green Tea

The use of green tea as an aid to health may prove to be a disaster.  The problem is that today’s green tea is not the same as it was hundreds of years ago.

Bovine Growth Hormone

How about a little pus in your milk?  That, plus something worse (if you can imagine that) is what you are likely to get as a result of the newest assault on a once healthy product.

Be a STRONG Woman

Why weight….. Many women do not include strength training in their exercise programme despite the many benefits it can bring. Any exercise programme should consist of the three main components of strength, cardiovascular (aerobic) and flexibility.

Raw Health

With chronic illness, obesity, allergies and food intolerances, digestive complaints and diabetes all on the increase any simple measures that can be taken to assist good health are noteworthy.

Colorectal Care

"In fifty years of sanitarium practice, I have had the opportunity to work with over 350,000 patients. Of all these people, not one of them was free from some form of bowel mismanagement.

Allergy or Intolerance?

Many people describe themselves as having 'allergies' but true allergy is thankfully still fairly rare. Unfortunately the distinction between allergy and intolerance is not clear even among health books, the media and alternative therapists.

Green Bodies

It's no good being an avid environmentalist if you don't treat your own body with the same respect as the planet. Throughout history, human society has nurtured a tradition of natural beauty and health using indigenous knowledge of plants and herbs to heal and beautify the body.

Hypnotherapy: Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask

1) How and why does hypnosis work? Precisely how hypnosis works is still not known. But most of the mind’s workings are still shrouded in mystery, and hypnosis is no exception! Precisely how your mind carries out easy, everyday things such as walking, talking, and recognising faces, is just not known.

What are Bach Flower Remedies?

The Bach Flower Remedies™ (BFR) is a simple, safe and natural method of treating the negative emotive state using the essences of plants and flowers.

What is Journey Therapy?

The Journey is a therapy designed to deal with the elimination of painful emotions hidden within the body. Only then, can a sense of well-being at the core of human life be restored or reclaimed.

The BARF Diet - a Critique

The BARF diet is a system of holistic nutrition which is championed by Dr Ian Billinghurst who is an Australian vet. Dr Billinghurst has published several books on health and nutrition.

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a painful, progressive, rheumatic disease mainly of the spine. It has an average disease onset of twenty-three years old and a male/female ratio of 3:1.

Feng Shui and Horses

Feng Shui and horses? I’ve never heard of it! I can’t even imagine a horse deciding to have his bed or his kitchen in a power position! HA HA HA .

What is Daoyin Tao?

By definition, Daoyin Tao® is a harmonious blend of softened and adapted Chinese and Western massage skills which creates a powerful synergy and brings relaxation and balance to the whole body through contact on the Face, Neck and Shoulders only.

What is the Alexander Technique?

TAKING THE PRESSURE OFF YOUR BODY "Stand up straight!" "Pull your shoulders back!" As children, we were told to have good posture. Yet we were seldom taught effective ways to accomplish this.

What is Yogic Massage?

Active Listening – a gentle approach that heals deeply. Yogic Massage is underpinned by the understanding of energy that I gained through Movement Healing.

What is Thai Yoga Massage?

An Ancient Tradition Comes to the West Traditional Thai Massage can look back at a long history of therapeutic healing. If one traces the evolution of the techniques of healing massage practiced in Thailand, one discovers the astonishing fact that the earliest roots of Thai massage lie not in Thailand, but in India.

Iridology for Children

You can tell what's going on inside your body by looking in your eyes.The iris (the blue or brown part of the eye), when studied by a trained practitioner, shows which of the bodies organs are stressed, hyper or hypoactive or weakened by trauma.

Hypnosis for Stress Management

The Psychology of Optimism: Practical no Nonsense Life Skills Developing a positive outlook through the psychology of optimism is very different from seeing the world through unrealistic rose-tinted spectacles and pretending that your problems do not exist, or worse, running away from them in denial.

Psychotherapy / Hypno-Psychotherapy

People seek therapy when they reach a place in their lives when they no longer have the answers or their own resources, mentally or emotionally, to continue.

Supplement with Enzymes For a Longer Life

Enzymes are a vital element in maintaining good health; they are responsible for every single reaction in the body. Our bodies cannot utilize essential vitamins, minerals, trace elements and other nutrients without them.

Dangers of Fluoride in Water

How about the small amount of fluoride compounds added to watersupplies to bring the total fluoride content to about one part permillion in order to prevent tooth decay?  Too little to do any harm?First, fluoride is one of the most toxic substances on earth, on parwith arsenic and lead.

What is Hair Mineral Analysis?

Hair contains all the minerals present in the body and, in most cases, reflects the quantity of these elements in your tissues. Analysis of this information provides a wealth of information on how efficiently your body is working and its nutritional status.

What is Spiral Release Bodywork?

Spiral Release Bodywork consists of deep tissue bodywork and neuromuscular therapy. While most massage therapists can incorporate deep pressure during a massage, SRB is a special therapy that encourages the permanent release of physical pain, trauma and stiffness.

Come Alive: Get Your Life Going Again

take controlWe all need to get back that feeling of being in control of our health and feeling good about ourselves and our lives. To do this, we need to get our energy back in balance.

What is Lymphedema?

Like the arteries, veins and capillaries that transport blood through our bodies, our bodies also contain an extensive drainage system that returns water and proteins from our tissues back to the bloodstream.

Four Stages of Breaking a Food Addiction

Nowhere do the Four Stages of Addiction come into play more powerfully than they do when you resist changing a habit relating to the foods with which you self-medicate.

What is Hopi Ear Candling?

Water - Nature's Miracle

Today, people in the developed world take water largely for granted and treat it as a low cost commodity rather than the priceless elixir it is.

It's in the Ether

It's in the Ether "As a whole being, the human body resonates to a broad spectrum of etheric frequencies. If the human being is healthy, these frequencies are in perfect harmony to one another.

Facial Fitness

When I opened my Facial Fitness studio in London, I viewed my work as providing a keep-fit regime for the face. Within days, I realized this wasn't the main concern for many of my clients.

What is Rapid Eye Technology?

Rapid Eye Technology is a treatment for emotional stress. It is a spiritual therapy that empowers individuals to live a happy, productive life by releasing negative belief systems, negative thought forms, and emotions—all of which contribute to emotional stress.

Treating Weight Loss with Chinese Herbs

Being overweight can become a matter of life and death. People who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop a number of potentially serious health problems.

House Healing

What is House Healing? House healing is a method of working with the energies in and around your home, or workplace, to provide you with a safe, healthy and happy place to be.

What is Paediatric Osteopathy?

Within osteopathy exists a technique which has received much media coverage called Cranial Osteopathy. Cranial osteopathy is based on the same principle idea inherent through osteopathy; that structure governs function.

What is Aloe Vera- the miracle plant?

What is Aloe Vera? Aloe Vera is often called the Miracle Plant. It goes by many names, which may include The Natural Healer, The Burn Plant or The Miracle Plant.

Choosing a Juicer

Extracting the fresh, raw juice from fruit and vegetables is one of the best possible ways of obtaining the nourishment they provide. With a good juice extractor you can get your recommended five portions a day in a single glass, so there is no easier way to increase the quantity of fresh produce in your diet.

Strengthen Your Back With Taijiquan

There are a few traditional exercises which you can still do to strengthen your back, namely, sit ups, cross sit ups, leg raises and back extensions.

What does Metabolism mean?

So many people are talking about how slow their metabolism is and why they need to start taking the latest diet supplement scam, yet they don't even understand how the human metabolism works.

Iron and your Heart Health

A ranch house, a zip lock bag and some ordinary flourTwo experiments: 1) Some ordinary wheat flour can be found in most homes, placed with some water in a zip-lock plastic bag.

Glowing, Happily?

For the majority of people blushing, flushing, going red in the face happens rarely and then only if we are extremely embarrassed or have been in the gym.

What is a Herniated Disc?

Well, rather than confuse you more, I am going to give you my simple, easy to understand definition.A Herniated Disc is simply a protrusion, or sticking out of the disc.

A Closer Look at Skincare Products

We are all becoming aware of the availability of natural non-chemical skincare products appearing in the shops. People wanting to buy products, may be more aware of them through the larger companies, as the smaller companies are relatively unknown.

Why is it Important to Use Environmentally Friendly Cosmetic Products?

You may ask yourself: Why is it important to use environmentally friendly cosmetic products? How do we identify these products? And how will using them benefit environment and ourselves? Firstly, being environmentally friendly includes being friendly to the creatures in the environment.

What is Oral Chelation Therapy?

Picture this, a small gathering of people in a ranch house in Florida. Some ordinary wheat flour such as can be found in most homes placed with some water in a zip-lock plastic bag.

Principles of Effective Weight Gain

It's an unfortunate reality that throughout the years there has been a growth of strength training techniques without any scientific proof to back them up.

No More Smoking: Acupuncture Erases the Desire and Need

"Are you still smoking?" This is the embarrassing question often asked to people who smoke. Let's face it: it's not easy to stop.

Stress Reducing Way To Combat Acne - Yoga

Many people that suffer from acne should look into the skin healing benefits of doing yoga. This relaxing form of exercise is an excellent way to regenerate both the body as well as the mind.

The Salt Solution

Salt, increasingly demonised by health professionals and the media alike, presents us with a paradox. Constantly, we are told to cut down on salt before it cuts short our lives; yet still our bodies crave it.

Coping With Depression

There are many different types of depression that each has their own diagnosis as well as treatment. In all cases a medical doctor will have to make a professional diagnosis before prescribing medication or other treatment.

Eating Right

Most people you ask will admit they are concerned with their diet. Why aren't they making better nutritional choices? A poor diet can lead to a variety of health problems, such as: obesity, heart disease, joint and arthritis problems, and general poor health.

Getting into Shape: 10,000 Steps to Terrific Health

Okay now, here's a challenge from me to you. I dare you to go get a Pedometer and commit to the 10,000 steps a day. I dare you to get in as good shape as I'm in right now.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cancer Treatments Part 1: Surgery

Western medicine interventions on cancer take three general forms: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. In this article, the first of four about cancer and Traditional Chinese Medicine, I will be discussing the challenges of surgery.

Yoga in Pregnancy

Yoga can be practiced anytime, anywhere, by anybody. And that definitely includes women who are pregnant. Yoga helps celebrate the unborn child nestled within its mother's womb as Mom becomes more connected with her body and the new life within.

CranioSacral Therapy Explained

Once we come to the realization that something is not quite right within ourselves, and we determine to address that "opportunity for improvement" we are at once faced with an enormous choice of paths to take.

Treating Stomach Pain With Oriental Medicine

When Marie came to see me, she was a recent law student graduate ambitiously studying for her bar exam. She was 27, a single mother, and on first glance appeared in good health.

Tai Chi and Chi Kung Explained

What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese set of exercises. It is based on the Taoist understanding that all things comprise of the harmony of two complementary forces, Yin (yielding) and Yang (brittle).

The Benefits of Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is a therapeutic seated massage of the shoulders, neck, scalp & face, without the use of oil or expensive massage chairs.

What is Face Lift Massage?

Many of us long to make the most of our natural assets. There are occasions when we actively strive to look good. Yet in everyone's life there comes a time when we recognise that youth is not ours forever.

Treating Depression with Hypnotherapy

The treatment for depression that works well is cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal approaches. Using psychotherapy and utilising hypnosis, shows greater therapeutic outcomes than drug therapy.

Counselling

What is counselling and what are the different approaches? Let's be clear that going to a counsellor does not mean you're mentally ill, though counselling is often used within psychiatric treatments.

Reflexology - A Sole Mate For Your Health

There is a far greater understanding of complementary therapies in the 21st century than there has ever been, since perhaps two or three thousand years BC.

Holistic Nutrition for your Pets

Our affluent Western society has largely overcome the problem of infectious diseases. This is due mainly to public health measures.  Similarly, our pet animals rarely die of infectious disease (unlike farm animals which can suffer epidemics due to poor hygiene and overcrowding).

Hypnotherapy - A Brief Introduction

What is Hypnosis? Healing by trance state (or an altered state of awareness) is among the oldest phenomena known to man and is found, in one form or another, in virtually every culture throughout the world.

What is Colourpuncture?

Colourpuncture is a form of energy medicine that addresses the root cause of illness and disease. In Colourpuncture, selected colours are beamed onto the meridians (energy channels) used in Acupuncture and Reflex Zones of the body.

The Answers to Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a pleasant state of relaxation and concentration, which you allow yourself to enter for heightened awareness. A deeply relaxed state is created where mental stress and bodily tension are reduced.

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

The word Hypnosis is relatively new, having been in use less than 200 years, but the process under other names, is thousands of years old. It appeared in Egypt as early as 3,000 BC and in many other ancient civilisations.

Bioptron Light Therapy

Bioptron Light Therapy is a medical light therapy system with full EU medical approval. It is used with success in various hospitals and clinics throughout the world for healing.

6 Tips On Coping With Setbacks to Achieving Your Goal

A Guide to Coping with Setbacks to Achieving Your Goal  1) Accepting SetbacksLife is often a very bumpy ride full of ups and downs along the way.

Aloe Vera

Very few plants are as well known or as highly thought of as the Aloe vera plant. Aloe is recorded throughout history and is known world-wide.

What is an Online Pharmacy?

As anyone who has ever subscribed to web-based e-mail will tell you, the sale of medicine over the internet is not a new, or terribly welcome thing as most days, people will find offers of 'cheap remedies', cluttering up their inbox.

The Diet Plate

What is The Diet Plate?   The food choice for the Western population is immense and we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy the most wonderful mouth watering recipes, so why are we all gaining so much weight?   Portion sizes – what was sold to us 20 years ago as a single portion size reflects nothing like what we are sold today.

Ednometriosis and Essential Oils--Calcarea Phosphorica

As we mentioned in other articles, endometriosis growing somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle, building up tissue by breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period.

The Bowen Technique

If you stop the average person in the street you will generally find that most of them have never heard of the Bowen Technique, yet it was introduced to the UK from it's Australian homeland over ten years ago.

Hypnotherapy

Being under the control of someone else? Being asleep and not aware of what is actually happening? Being made to 'cluck like a chicken' or 'bark like a dog' at the click of a finger? Or how about being convinced that a raw onion actually does taste like the juiciest peach ever? Sorry, none of the above! Let's leave that to the stage entertainers eh? Many people have had some sort of experience of Hypnosis through seeing a stage or television show.

What is Person Centred Counselling?

What is it? Carl Rogers (1902-1987) pioneered a new way of working with clients in a therapeutic process. This is essentially a philosophy rather than a technique.

What are Cordyceps?

More than 1500 years ago in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet, the lush meadows close to the snow line were covered with many flowering plants and grasses.

Nutritional Supplement Therapy for Dogs and Cats - Part 2

How do you go about looking for the right nutritional supplement for your pet?  Firstly, consider whether the supplement was specifically designed for your animal.

Reduce Asthma and Breathe Free

Asthma can be a serious and often frightening condition that is typified by a tightening of the chest, wheezing and difficulty breathing. Asthma is made up of two underlying components: Inflammation and Constriction.

What is Life Coaching?

What's all this about Life Coaching then? We are in a 24/7 'on demand' world. We need to be creative yet conforming, work 'smart' while juggling other commitments, be flexible yet meet deadlines.

What is Reiki Healing?

Reiki is an art of healing and being healed. It's the source for well being and maintaining good health. Being profound yet subtle, it can restore the receiver's inner balance mentally, physically and emotionally.

What is Counselling and can it help you?

Many people are unsure about what counselling is and what it has to offer. This article should help you learn about what counselling is, whether it might suit you, and how to decide which counsellor to work with.

Past Life Residues

During the 19th century, a violinist suffering a panic attack on stage, rushed from a concert hall, stumbled into the street, and screamed as the wheel of a passing wagon crushed his hand.

Hair Removal and Other Treatments

IPL Therapy Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, or better known as IPL Therapy, can be used for the following: Hair removal Facial and Body Vein removal Vascular Birthmarks Pimples Facial Rejuvination Collagen StimulationHow does the system work? The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Therapy) hair removal procedure produces a high intensity flash of filtered light from the applicator head, which has been placed in contact with the skin.

The Metamorphic Technique – A Tool For Growth

Transformation is something quite different to change. It is a positive shift to a finer, purer expression of our true selves. And as such it is permanent.

The Benefits of Using Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

There are many people today who will testify to having experienced some benefit to their Physical, Emotional or Mental Health as a result of using Essential Oils in a way that aromatherapy practitioners would advocate.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A was discovered in the 1930's. It is said to improve your eyesight, particularly at night, which is one of two reasons it is known as the glow-in-the-dark Vitamin.

The Positive Side to Therapy

I am a Diploma qualified therapist and have trained with P McKenna, Dr R Bandler, Dr G Philips, and Michael Breen. This following experience made it into a few of our Local, yet well-known, newspapers.

What is Emotional Freedom Therapy?

"The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy systems" Some of the therapies developed remain proprietary therapies subject to copyright restrictions and many others require extensive (and sometimes expensive) training before they can be effectively used.

Aqua Detox

This is a new and revolutionary way to detoxify and re-balance your body through the feet. We can't avoid pollutants and toxins in one form or another these days and most of us lead busy and stressful lives.

Dowsing

Dowsing – the word perhaps conjures up lone people with funny rods in bleak fields, searching for water; or perhaps it sounds a bit medieval and the sort of activity which might have led to the ducking stool or the stake if practised! However dowsing is nothing magical or weird, we all do it all the time, and if we could interpret these signals, which normally go unnoticed, there would be a mine of priceless, personal, general, specific and practical information we could use for all sorts of purposes.

What is SAD?

"The days are growing rapidly shorter and the nights, only too noticeably longer... It is this discouraging veil of blackness, falling over the sparkling whiteness of earlier nights, which sends a vein of despair running through our souls.

Reflexology

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that adopts a holistic approach by treating a person on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.

What is Acupuncture?

Chinese Medicine in contextChinese Herbal Remedies, Tradition Chinese Medicine and Tui Na Massage are some constituents, which have been developing over the Millennia.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Colonic Irrigation But were Too Afraid to Ask

Why Cleanse the Bowel ? Let's start with some facts. The Health of the Digestive System and colon (large intestine) has reached an all time low.

Heartburn

Everyone at some point in time has experienced some form of heartburn.  Often, what we notice is a bitter, sour or acid taste in our mouths.

The Treatment of IBS with Hypnotherapy

IBS is classed by the medical profession as a 'functional disorder' – in other words there's nothing medically or organically wrong with the body.

Emotional Freedom Technique

How can tapping on a few points on the head, face and hands help issues as diverse as headaches, trauma, phobias, cigarette cravings and golf scores? It is no wonder that those new to EFT can experience an element of disbelief.

Homoeopathy - The Alternative Choice

Homoeopathy is energy medicine, it is a very gentle medicine and is said to have no side effects as there is no physical substance in the remedies.

Natural Herbal remedies Diabetes

Natural Herbal remedies Diabetes Many statistic shows diabetes is increasing steeply, when we tried to find the reason behind this? The answer is because of our modern lifestyle by replacing nature with harmful chemicals.

What is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)?

EMDR : A highly effective treatment for trauma and anxiety-based problems. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapeutic method originated and developed by Dr Francine Shapiro in 1987.

Ashiatsu

Ashiatsu (ashi = foot, atsu = pressure) is an adaptation of an ancient Japanese form of barefoot massage. Bars are fixed overhead and help the therapist with balance and control.

How does Hair Removal with IPL Therapy work?

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, or better known as IPL Therapy is used for Hair Removal, but can also be used for Facial and Body Vein removal, Vascular Birthmarks, Pimples, Facial Rejuvination and Collagen Stimulation.

What is in your smoothie?

A smoothie can be a deliciously healthy way to fortify the body with fruits, vegetables, minerals and vitamins. Smoothies are quick and easy to make; the only things needed are the ingredients and a blender.

An Energy Field and Bio-Resonance System

The 'Energy Field' of everything in existence - from the Universe with it's galaxies and planets, to Humans, animals, plants and minerals - are now an accepted (and to a degree, measurable) fact.

What are Phobias and How Can They be Banished?

Sufferers say their phobias are illogical - Yet they cannot conceive how they can possibly be free from them. Phobias cause unpleasant and often severe reactions in the body and are not good for you.

What does your own body know better then you?

  What does your own body know better then you?When you start to learn to listen to your body, it tells you a lot about your health.

Who is Counselling Good For?

Who is Counselling good for? Counselling can be useful for those who are struggling with some aspect of life. They are aware that there is a problem but have been unable to resolve it.

Speleotherapy and Halotherapy for Healing Lungs and Skin

Using Salt Crystal lamps hand carved from the salt mines. The beautiful crystalline structure of ancient salt deposits is a result of their constituent minerals drying under intense pressure, not unlike diamonds.

What is Holistic Massage Therapy?

One of the first questions I get asked about holistic massage is "What does holistic mean?" Holistic means 'whole' (it has Greek roots for those interested in the Etymology!).

What is Colour Therapy Healing?

Colour Therapy is a form of healing for which there is evidence dating back thousands of years to the ancient cultures of Egypt, China and India.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning and often without symptoms. Vision loss is caused by damage to the optic nerve.

Hypnotherapy

The advantage of Hypnotherapy is that it deals directly with the mind and that is where many of human kind's issues reside. Some examples are the desire to smoke, phobias, lack of self worth and stress.

Karate and How It Can Benefit Your Health

Karate is a system of self-defence that has developed over many years and which now contains elements of keeping fit and keeping a supple body.

The Alexander Technique

We are all familiar with the idea that the way we use an instrument or tool affects the outcome of our efforts. The Alexander Technique is concerned with the way we use ourselves.

Preventing and Treating the Common Cold Naturally

Upper respiratory infections (URI's) typically begin with a sore or scratchy throat, aversion to cold or alternating chills and feverish sensations, fatigue and muscle aches and progress to either chest symptoms, such as cough and tightness, or to sinus problems (aka "head colds").

Nutritional Supplement Therapy for Dogs and Cats - Part 1

I find it so difficult to understand when my pet is in pain.  Sometimes I am in pain but I still manage to look fine and even continue to work and live my active life.

What is Macular Degeneration?

In macular degeneration, the light-sensing cells of the macula (the central portion of the retina directly opposite the lens) mysteriously malfunction and may over time cease to work.

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, light-touch technique developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger, which works with the intrinsic rhythm of the central nervous system (CNS).

7 Steps to Permanent Weight Loss

Today, there are thousands and thousands of diet books out on the market; all promising to help you loose weight if you follow their program specifics.

Energy - The River of Life

We are each filled with universal life force energy. As the flow of life force energy moves through the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies, it can become imbalanced, stagnant, or blocked.

Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is a hard mass that develops when crystals separate from the urine and build up on the inner surface of the kidney. Normally urine contains chemicals in it which prevents crystals from forming.

Varicose Veins

Our circulatory system is made up of a complex web of arteries and veins. Our arteries carry oxygen rich blood to the cells of our bodies, while the veins are designed to pump oxygen poor blood back to the heart.

What is High Touch Jin Shin?

High Touch Jin Shin is considered to be 4,000 years old and based on the teachings of Jin Shin Jyutsu. It is a form of acupressure and uses the eastern knowledge of the body's energy, including the chakras and meridians, and works on both the physical and emotional levels.

What is Acute Bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis is one of the most common diagnoses made by primary care physicians. It is a condition of the upper respiratory tract where the mucus lining of the bronchial tubes, the large delicate tubes in the lungs, become inflamed.

What is Homoeopathy Healing?

Homoeopathy is a complete system of alternative medicine that is safe, simple and effective. It treats the whole person with non-toxic remedies to help build up their health in order that they are able to heal naturally from whatever disease process they are suffering.

With the Help of Oriental Medicine

When Marie came to see me, she was a recent law student graduate ambitiously studying for her bar exam. She was 27, a single mother, and on first glance appeared in good health.

Aloe Vera - Natures Healer

"Four vegetables are indispensable for the well being of man:Wheat, the grape, the olive and aloe.The first nourishes him, the second raises his spirit,The third brings him harmony, and the fourth cures him".

What is Aloe Vera?

Although there are many Aloe's, the term Aloe Vera ("true Aloe") refers to the Aloe Barbadensis Miller. Fully grown the plant stands 60 to 90 cm high, and a mature leaf is 7 to 10 cm across at the base, weighing 1.

Aloe Vera - Whole Leaf vs Inner Gel

Ensuring you take true Aloe VeraAloe Vera has a bitter taste which can be unpleasant in the raw state. It is possible to get used to the taste of plain Aloe Vera gel, but if you can't the addition of some fruit juice helps to make it more palatable.

How Relationship Counselling Can Assist Couples

Most relationships experience a time of uncertainty and confusion. Couples may look at each other and think, "But you are not who I thought you were!" Or they may look at their loved one and think, "Why did I pick you?" All these doubts and anxieties in a relationship can lead to couples feeling very alone and fearful about their future together.

What is Therapeutic Massage?

Massage is the one of the simplest therapies known today. With our increasingly stressful lives massage is becoming a very popular treatment to induce relaxation and reduce stress.

Winter Nutrition For You

Think of winter food and your mind conjures up images of thick vegetable soups, and steaming stews. And surprise, surprise these are exactly the type of food you should be eating at this time of year.

What is Feng Shui?

change the energy and change your life Feng Shui is an ancient Far Eastern practice, some 5000 years old, which aims to create healthy and supportive homes and workplaces for happy and harmonious living and working.

10 Ways to boost your Creativity!

Creativity is your birthright - but can often be hidden in the everyday. To facilitate your personal development and self growth, here are some creativity tips you can use to resurrect, refresh and enhance your creative faculties.

Business Case for Stress Management

Following the HSE's announcement of its new Management Standards for work-related stress, Occupational Stress Consultant Carole Spiers outlines the business case for stress management, and argues that there is now a compelling need for UK businesses to adopt a more 'healthy' workplace culture.

Time Line Therapy and the Unconscious Mind

Can you imagine a process that could allow you to banish negative emotions and heal traumas quickly and painlessly? If there were such a process would you want it? Is this possible, given our understanding of psychotherapy and counselling? Conventional psychotherapy and counselling seem to require from six months to seven years and allow you to gain insights and learn new ways of coping with stress and bad feelings.

What is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga?

The Heart of Ashtanga Vinyasa YogaMost people who have heard of yoga will by now have become aware of "Ashtanga Yoga".It is the form with the high profile, which is now being used by many people, including celebrities.

Hypnotherapy and NLP

Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) if necessary, is carried out in a calm, relaxed, positive atmosphere, to enable you to take responsibility for you own health and empower your life.

A Brief Description of Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning cosmic or universal lifeforce. Healing means restoring harmony to mind, body and spirit. By using gentle touch, the energy in your body will be balanced, thereby creating healing.

Looking at the Alexander Technique

The use of Alexander Technique 'Shelly is a mum and a busy nurse working on a cardio-thoracic ward. She's on her feet all day, always at red-alert for her patients.

Stress and How Can We Help 'Bust' It

What is stress?Stress can happen to anyone. We all think we know what stress is, but it can be a difficult idea to pin down in words. Here is one way of looking at it.

Feeling fatigue?

After the long Winter months we're looking forward to Spring and Summer... but if only we had more energy!We all occasionally suffer from fatigue.

What is Classical Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is a means of assessing imbalances in the body and of finding the best therapy to resolve that problem. Muscle response is tested in order to obtain this information from the body itself.

What is Body Psychotherapy?

The heart of body psychotherapy is the exploration of what it means to be fully alive and what hinders this. Health is more than being only averagely tired and not ill in any tangible way.

Keep Warm and Well This Winter Through Diet

Diet It is important to keep the body healthy, especially in winter as the immune system has a tendency to feel weak. For a healthy immune system, this winter practise the following.

Light Fantastic - Then SAD

Many religions have festivals at this time of year involving lights, Diwali, Chanukah and Christmas among them and while we try to make the season bright by dressing trees with strings of lights and by lighting candles, outside it's getting darker and darker.

Water, The Magical Drink

Glowing skin comes free of charge to you. Our simple water does it effectively. The effect of water is immediate. Even overnight your skin may not only glow, but you may also feel a lot better after having a glass of water.

Keep Warm and Well This Winter Through Yoga

What is Yoga? Yoga nowadays is becoming very popular and commercial that the very essence and beauty of it is being taken away.Yoga literally means 'joining' or 'union'.

What is Reflexology?

So, what exactly is Reflexology? Reflexology is a holistic therapy, treating the whole person, bringing the body back into its natural state of balance and well-being.

Aftercare Treatment of Reflexology

Treatment of Reflexology After a treatment, particular a first treatment, you may feel symptoms worsening, but this is only a temporary state of affairs.

Beating 'Christmas Stress'

The festive season can be a stressful time for many different reasons. First, of course, there is the cost. According to a survey (November 2004), 37% of respondents cited the cost of Christmas as being its most stressful aspect, with 33% saying they felt under pressure to buy expensive gifts for their children and/or partner, and 73% expecting to take 6-12 months to clear their Christmas debts.

What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology (pronounced 'kin-easy-ology') is a gentle and holistic form of natural health care, offering a powerful and effective means of stimulating healing from within.

Allergies, NLP and Imagination - A Direct Link to Your Immune System

Imagine if allergies and intolerances were curable. Wouldn't it be great. You could greet the spring without sneezing, go to a restaurant of your choice, buy what you wanted at the supermarket without studying the ingredients.

What is Hypnosis?

So What Is Hypnosis Broadly speaking hypnosis is a naturally occurring phenomenon used widely throughout the world by many Doctors, Dentists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists.

Steps to a Healthy Back

21st Century Osteopathy3 STEPS TO A HEALTHY BACK It seems that back pain is inevitable in modern day society.  As an osteopath I treat many back problems as well as peripheral joints, muscle problems, whiplash injuries, sports injuries or symptoms such as headaches or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Treatment of a Healthy Back

Treatment(using Power Assisted Micro-manipulation (PAM) or more recently known as TAMARS - Technology Assisted Micro-manipulation and reflex stimulation) I was privileged to be the first osteopath in the world to use this technology which is essentially a bionic hand, which gives me more speed and efficiency than just my hands alone and, following osteopathic principles, allows me to restore the mechanics of the spine, improving function.

Improved Posture for a Healthy Back

Improved Posture - CIABASAN Posture TrainersGood posture consists of efficiently balancing the body weight around the body's centre of gravity in the lower spine and pelvis.

Bowen Technique - A Smart Way to Improve Your Wellbeing

The human body is a remarkable organisation of intelligent functions, and it will intelligently try to achieve an optimal balance.  Problems in the body and mind can occur due to environmental, nutritional, genetic factors, or can be caused by injury, stress, emotions, and many other factors.

Smoking Cessation Treatments - Going back to Basics

Despite all the anti-smoking advertising, despite all the claims from people who believe they've discovered "the one, true cure", 70% of the population of the UK still smoke.

Healing Gardens

Can you remember the joy of running through wild flower meadows, exploring woods full of Spring flowers, hearing birds singing in the hedgerows where they had nests full of eggs and chicks, or simply enjoying being in beautiful natural places full of wildlife?Healing gardens help us to: re-create these declining and much needed natural habitats, heal the environment around us, where we work, relax, play, and live, and heal ourselves too.

What is Chakra Balancing?

Balancing your chakras improves your health and wellbeing, physically, mentally and emotionally.  Anyone can learn how to do this and experience a long-lasting feeling of well-being every day of their lives.

What is Crystal/Gemstone Therapy?

Using crystals in the context of healing has a very long history. Primitive paintings dating back to 25,000 BC show that the ancient Egyptians used crystals for therapeutic purposes.

What is Functional Electrical Stimulation?

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is the electrical stimulation of nerve pathways to produce a controlled contraction of muscles. This controlled muscular contraction can improve the function and mobility of the limbs in many patients with damage to the upper Spinal Cord or nerves.

What is Colour Healing?

colours for health, energy and moodWe are surrounded by colours all the time, but how often do we use them to improve our health, alter our emotional state, change our mood, or boost our morale? Many of us find that a good standard of health and well-being is becoming more and more difficult to achieve.

Herbal Medicine: An Ancient Art of Healing Still Relevant Today

Herbal medicine is arguably the oldest form of medicine and has been used by man for millennia.Herbal medicine is the use of plant materials to enhance well being and treat disease.

What is Crystal Healing?

we have the power to make ourselves illand the same power to make ourselves wellCrystals heal by balancing our energy.  Once our energy is back in balance, optimum conditions are created for body, mind and emotions to heal.

Will There Ever Be A Cure For Parkinson’s Disease?

For many years now, there has been hard work done in the field of research into Parkinson's disease. To date, there is still no cure for Parkinson's disease, but hopes are high that eventually one will be found and made available to patients of this disease.

What is Clutter Clearing?

Clearing your clutter is like cleaning up your body and life.  It has a wonderfully therapeutic knock-on effect that will make you feel healthier and more positive each day.

What is Breast Thermography?

What is breast thermography?Breast Thermography, or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), is a noninvasive screening procedure that detects and records infrared heat emissions from the breast.

Allergies and Respiratory Health

With the sunshine and flowers come wind and pollens, which for many people signals the onset of allergy season. Tree pollens are the most prevalent pollens in the spring.

No finger foods!

 If you're really convinced that you're hungry, it's time to eat. This means food on a plate to be eaten with utensils (knife, fork, spoon, chopsticks), not fingers.

The Cholesterol Question

What if I told you tap water and homogenized milk may be two of the biggest culprits in sky-rocketing rates of high cholesterol? Cholesterol is actually being produced by our own bodies all of the time as a natural mechanism to combat oxidation when our bodies are diseased.

How to Change Your Conditioned Responses to Certain Foods

When trying to lose weight, there are certain foods that each person is more attracted to than other foods. Some find the morning cup of coffee quite addictive.

Holiday Eating Strategy Sheet

"I'm glad it is over," say many people after Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's.If you are the food preparer, you are most likely shopping, mincing, dicing, and sautéing, days - possibly weeks before the event.

The Fats of Life: A Farmers View

The conflicting and partisan advice served up to us confuses many and disappoints others when this miracle diet or that exercise regime does not work.

If it's Natural, it Must be Good - Musn't it?

In these days of green consumerism and environmental awareness, anything natural has come to be perceived as good and by implication safe for people, animals and the environment.

Do It Yourself S.A.D - Management Using Complementary Therapy

Why is it that some of us start to feel 'down' when the end of September comes around?  When dark nights start at dinner time and we feel we want to hibernate.

Reiki - The 'Up and Coming' Complementary Therapy

Reiki is unique among complementary therapies, treating the body as a whole and using Universal energy as well as the body's own internal energy to heal the mind, body and soul.

What is Bio-Energy Therapy?

What is Bio-Energy Therapy? Bio-energy Therapy is a safe, non-invasive and highly effective form of energy medicine. It is termed "bio-energy" - the energy of life.

Choosing a OTC Pain Relief

Consumers may be unknowingly putting themselves at risk when taking commonly used pain relievers such as ibuprofen according to experts writing in the American Journal of Therapeutics (AJT).

Body Image

What do you look like? How big (or small) are you? How tall (or short)? How much do you weigh? When I ask participants how much they weighed when they were teenagers, I hear this lament: They thought they were very heavy, but when they look at those old photos now, they realize they weighed a weight they'd be thrilled to weigh today.

Mistaking Hunger

You are not hungry most of the time. You are not always hungry when something smells, looks, or tastes good, whether or not you think you are.

Do You Think You Have Depression?

Do you have days where nothing can make you happy? You are not alone. I ignored my depressive thoughts about life for years. Unfortunately I didn't do anything to fix my situation until they became so dehabilitating that I had no choice.

Unrealistic Weight Expectations Can Cause Failure

Weight gain is an evolutionary process. Some people call it creeping weight. The scale  turtles inexorably upward - a tight skirt, a belt notch, a can't-zip-up-my-pants inch at a time.

Possible Eating Pitfalls

There are as many reasons you've given yourself to eat as there are minutes in a day. Storm clouds do it for me. They trigger a memory from when I lived in Florida and went deep-sea fishing.

What is Real Hunger?

In order to identify hunger, you must first understand what it is. This is not as easy as it seems. Many of you may never have let yourself experience true hunger, only a feeling of discomfort.

The Ritual of Food Addiction

If you've been trying to figure out the weight-loss game for as long as I've been coaching people, you've most likely been trying to avoid food, even though that point of view has not worked.

Re-define What Clean Means for You and Your Home

There's an old saying - A person doesn't buy a drill because they want a drill. They buy the drill because they want a hole. The same is true for vacuum cleaners.

Diabetes: Calling for Double Trouble

Open your eyes to the catastrophic effects of Diabetes. The mere thought of Diabetes brings so many questions and fears into our minds. Few people realize that thorough understanding and knowledge about diabetes can help tremendously in effective long term management.

The Beauty of Your Skin

Right Diet Makes Sure The Beauty Of Your Skin : Know the inside story plus facts.There is no denying the fact that appropriate diet not only benefits your health, but also your skin.

Dieting while Partying

It's really difficult for a person to socialise if their on a Diet. Totally ignoring parties and invitations are definitely not a solution.

Identify Fake Weight Loss Claims

Identify Fake Weight Loss Claims :-Its crowded, really crowded, every other site offers 'Weight Loss Programs' and 'Guarantees loss' of weight quickly and effectively.

Using Head Massage for perfect Inner / Outer Health

Head Massage : The Right Way For Perfect Inner As Well As Outer HealthInfants receive a daily massage from birth to promote good health. The first nine months are considered to be the best for infants for massage, as bones of fontanelle develops after nine months.

What is Eurythmy Therapy?

Eurythmy - "harmonious movement" - came into being in 1912 through the work of the Dr Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian scientist, philosopher and educator.

Two Ways to Burn Fat Quickly

Start Exercising first thing in the morning.As soon as you wake up in the morning workout for at least 30min to an hour. Studies show that working out in the morning has been shown to burn up to 3x as more fat as opposed to working out at any other time during the day.

What Can Feng Shui Do For You?

How would you like to make a positive difference to your health, income or relationships? Feng Shui has helped thousands of people with these areas and many more.

Why Colour Therapy is Effective

Colour Therapy working with the Life energyColour Therapy is a very ancient healing method, being used in all old cultures. The Egyptians for example used dyed cloth to cover the wounds and coloured crystals for healing purposes.

Be Careful How You Exercise

Targeting back painGet ready, this is going to hurt! The exercises most body-builders focus on the most, are the ones that cause the most problems - hopefully, you're different.

The Goal of Massage Therapy

Many people think that the goal of massage therapy is just to perform a series of mechanical movements using their hands in a particular routine.

New Year, Old Problems?

So another New Year - another chance to make a brand new start. OK, let's be honest, how many of those New Year resolutions have you broken already? Pledged with sincerity but destined to fail - the diet that didn't last, the cigarettes you were going to quit, the drinking you promised to cut down! Maybe those resolutions remain on your personal "wish list", but you need some help to make them happen? Then read on.

Introduction to Reflexology

Reflexology is a Natural Healing Art.NATURAL means that Reflexology enhances the normal functioning of the body. It does this without creating any damage.

Is it time to Heal yourself?

So you have decided to give Complementary Medicine a try. Maybe you have walked into a brick wall with Conventional Medicine or, your experience of it left you feeling burned.

How to gain a good Self Esteem - The Easy Way

Need more self-esteem? - I thought so.Just about all of us would like to see some degree of improvement in the way we perceive ourselves. If only there was a magic solution that would make us feel bold, smart, rich, beautiful, and cute all at the same time.

What is a Migraine?

Migraine is more than just a bad headache. With over six million sufferers in the UK alone, Migraines have a substantial impact on both personal and working life.

Seasonal Affective Disorder - A Brief Overview

In the early 1980s, Herb Kern, a research engineer, who thought that his annual cycle of depression might be caused by the shorter and duller daylight hours in winter, approached doctors working at the National Institute for Mental Health in Bethesda, USA.

Aromatherapy and Cancer – To Treat or Not To Treat?

HolismAs professional aromatherapists, we do not 'treat' cancer, or any other disease of the human body. The disease is almost irrelevant to us as we seek to treat the person as a whole.

Light Therapy and Seasonal Affective Disorder

What is SADSeasonal Affective Disorder or SAD is a "type of winter depression" which is thought to affect as many as two million people in the UK each winter between the months of September and March.

The meaning of Aromatherapy and the chemistry of Essential Oils

The meaning of AromatherapyThe term aromatherapy has been in existence for a relatively short period of time in history. However, principles and practices lying behind the concept can be traced back to some of the ancient civilizations of mankind.

What is Quantum Touch® Healing?

Quantum Touch® - The Power to HealQuantum physics shows that everything in our physical world is actually formed from energy which is constantly flowing.

Massage Therapists: Marketing and Building Your Practice

When you graduate from massage school and pass your certification exams, you are finally ready to join other massage therapists out in the world of spas, chiropractors' offices, cruise ships, or in your very own practice.

What is Elemi Essential Oil?

Elemi (Canarium luzonicum) is a tropical tree native to the Phillipines. It has been known and used in the Middle East for thousands of years and became popular in Europe in the 15th century.

What is an Holistic Retreat?

You see the description, Holistic Retreat, more and more these days. You know that the term holistic when applied to complementary therapies means that the whole person, mind, body and spirit, is targeted.

What exactly is Dis-ease?

Ever have the feeling that dis-ease is controlling your life? Perhaps it's not even a chronic illness. Do you harbor anger, resentment, frustration? Maybe it's just me and I'm talking to myself, but I've let all of these rule my life at some point.

What is Hand Reflexology?

Recently, hand reflexology is receiving some well overdue attention. An Egyptian papyrus dated 2330 B.C. depicts both hand and foot reflexology, so, both have existed since ancient times.

Reflexology - A Medical Breakthrough

"In an unprecedented press release today the medical profession announced the discovery of a new treatment that has been scientifically proven to be effective for more than 100 health conditions and has no known adverse side effects.

Reflexology - Taking a New Look

It isn't surprising that many people have dismissed reflexology. After all, there just isn't any obvious reason why a simple massage of the feet would have any kind of important therapeutic benefit.

What is Limu Moui?

The unusually low death rate and high incidence of healthy centenarians- that is persons over 100 years of age, in Tonga have prompted observers to ask why this should be so? The Tongans themselves would probably refer the curious back to an ordinary sea plant which the Tongans have harvested and eaten for thousands of years, as they believe it to be a source of longevity and health.

What is Energy Psychology?

Dr. Fred Gallo (1999), one of the leading figures in Energy Psychology (EP), defines the term: " .... as the branch of psychology that studies the effects of energy systems on emotions and behavior.

What is Sound Healing?

In the words of the great Tibetan master, Bodhisattva Gwalwa Karmapa, the Singing Bowls of Tibet emit the "Sound of the Void", the sound of the universe manifesting.

Yoga in the Workplace

"Where are you going?" I hear someone ask in the corridor. "For my cardio workout," comes the reply. The door opens and in walks another participant who quietly slips off her shoes and socks and sits down comfortably on a mat.

What is Coaching?

Coaching has been developing for some 20 years or more both in the UK and elsewhere. There are many different types and 'definitions' of coaching, and as I write, a clear and agreed definition has not yet been reached! But that doesn't make coaching any less real, and any less useful and effective.

Information On Generic Cefadroxil

Generic cefadroxil l is an antibiotic used for treating bacterial infections associated with skin, ears, respiratory tract, sinuses and urinary tract.

Information On Generic Cefadroxil

Generic cefadroxil is an antibiotic used for treating bacterial infections associated with skin, ears, respiratory tract, sinuses and urinary tract.

Menopause the Natural Way

Hot flashes are characterized by a sudden feeling of heat often accompanied with a reddening of the face and profuse sweating. For some, it is as mild as a brief warm flushing of the face and skin.

Why Detox?

Every day we jump in the shower, clean our teeth or wash our hair, yet no amount of external cleansing will help clear the toxic overload which our bodies and minds are suffering from.

Allergy - Free Wedding Flowers

I get quite a few emails from brides-to-be, asking me which flowers would be good to use at their weddings, flowers that won't make them or their bridesmaids start sneezing and sniffling right in the middle of the service.

Dog-Athlete is an Acupressure Hound

The Dog Athlete is an Acupressure Hound Drake is an amazing agility dog. He darts on to the course taking the triple bar in stride, running smoothly and efficiently through the entire course with grace and confidence.

Allergy - Free Garden Part 1

Eliminating Allergenic Mold Spores in Your GardensTiny mold spores cause plenty of allergies. Often our gardens are full of molds but luckily there are many things we can do to eliminate allergy-causing mold spores.

Training Variations for Pain Relief and Maximum Results

Body building – Safety issuesBodybuilders are a stubborn bunch, almost as bad as runners! And they tend to follow the "HERD" doing whatever exercises and routines the "pros" are doing.

Reflexology

Reflexology is an holistic approach to health, emphasising the care of the whole person - not just their physical level, but emotional, mental and spiritual levels also.

Raw Food Diet

The path to living free and joyfully After 20 years in the clinical health field including 10 years in Asian clinics, temples and dojo I have always found it intriguing and sad to think about how strong a hold media and big business sponsored fear have on peoples' misunderstandings about biology and raw foods.

Learning the Art of Relaxation

Stress isn't always a bad thing; it mobilises our bodies and energises us during the coping process. But being overstressed may result in a range of health problems, including headaches, upset stomach, high blood pressure - even strokes or heart disease.

Successfully Treating Allergies With Oriental Medicine

Perhaps you know the feeling, red, itching eyes, runny nose, and sinus pressure. You're sneezing, tired and really out of it. Sound familiar? That's how I felt when seasonal allergies first hit me hard as a teenager.

The 20-Minute Meal

How do you eat a 20-Minute Meal? Not an easy task in a world full of fast food, faster food, fastest food – followed by quick, instant, easy preparation, package-to-plate-in-3-minutes, stir-over-medium-heat-for-5-minutes, add-hot-water-and-mix, microwavable offerings.

What is a Coach?

I was invited recently to speak at the Annual Conference of the eLearning Network (ELN), an organisation that promotes best practice in all aspects of learning technologies.

What is CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome) and is there a Solution?

The 2001 U.S. Census Report stated that over 98 million American workers spend time at a computer every day. Both the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health report that a full 90 percent of workers who use computers with CRTs will experience eye strain and vision problems.

Making the Most of Yoga, Mind the Gap

Spring term and the Yoga classes are full - full of men and women who need to STOP. It sounds contradictory to come to a Yoga class exhausted, but we are, are we not, when the energy runs on, trying to fulfill the ever-flowing torrent of desires.

The Truth About Hair Loss

It is normal to shed hair every day and the truth is we loose between 100-125 hairs on any given day. Hair that is shed falls out at the end of growth cycle.

What is a Health Club?

As part of one of the fastest growing Industries, todays Health Clubs are seeing their role grow and are now looking at ways to replace the old stereotypical view of gyms with sweaty, muscle bound heavies or lycra clad ladies chatting before lunching.

The Healing Hands Network

In September 2004 my friend and I went to Sarajevo and Mostar in Bosnia as volunteer complementary therapists for the charity Healing Hands Network.

Aloe Vera: Myth or Medicine?

Back to nature:Aloe Vera is a medicinal herb that has been used by mankind for thousands of years. It has acquired the nicknames 'nature's gift' 'the miracle plant', 'the potted physician' and many more.

What is Osteoporosis?

The silent epidemicThe word osteoporosis literally means "porous bones", that is bones filled with tiny pores, or holes. Your bones change constantly – being broken down and rebuilt as you go about your everyday life.

Diovan Drug Information For Blood Pressure Patients: Side effects

What is diovan?Diovan is an angiotensin II antagonist. Diovan contains valsartan. It is used to control high blood pressure in the body.How diovan works in the indicated complaints?Diovan is useful for treating hypertensive patients having sudden rise of blood pressure.

Stop Smoking with Hypnosis

Research has shown that more than 50% of smokers would like to stop smoking. Many, if not most, have tried at least once to stop. Most using willpower, many using prescription drugs in the shape of nicotine patches and/or nicotine gum.

Principles of Effective Weight Loss

If you keep on gaining weight after dieting, stop! Don't even think about trying another diet, because it will most likely produce the same results you have already seen.

Giving Up the Diet

If you're thinking of going on a diet to lose those extra pounds think again. Long-term weight control through dieting is near impossible, for the simple reason that diets promote only short term solutions, not long term.

What is the Glycemic Index?

Over the last 30 years, research into food and blood glucose response has completely changed our carbohydrate classification system. It has been learned that it is impossible to predict the impact on blood glucose levels by certain foods, instead people are fed carbohydrate foods and the response measured.

How to Substitute Fat in Your Everyday Diet

Fat is a nutrient that is a contributor to the increasing problem of obesity in the world today. It's stored in the fat cells of the body. The number of fat cells is estimated to be around 50 billion for the average person.

The Truth About Low Carb Dieting

Every day you walk down the street it is becoming more and more apparent that the average person is becoming larger and this trend has escalated over recent years.

Workout Without a Gym

We know that using free weights and machines is the fastest and most efficient way there is to improve your metabolism and strength, but for many reasons these may not be convenient or readily accessible to you.

What is Targeted Exercise?

Why You Need To Be Doing ThemWhile performing three different exercises for each area of the chest may sound "targeted" and it may work great for targeting the chest itself… this is NOT what we mean by targeted…What we are talking about is choosing exercises with more than just size increases in mind… remember, there is far more to muscle than just how it looks… You can be really big, but also weak, slow and inflexible.

Extreme Breakup Recovery

Don't Let A Breakup Ruin Your HealthIf you are going through the emotional roller coaster of a breakup, feeling pain, anger and depression, know this: You don't need to suffer one more day over your ex! It doesn't matter how long you have suffered, it is time to give up the pain and open up to a life free of pain.

Targeted Stretching

Stretching can be great, but it can also make existing injuries worse or even bring about new ones!The key to making stretching work for you is knowing which stretches you need to be working on… and just because a muscle feels tight, that doesn't necessarily mean it needs to be stretched.

Cold Sore Relief For The Worst Cold Sores

Cold sore relief is sought after by millions of herpes victims every year. There are many treatments that are time-proven to work quite well.

Allergy - Free Garden Part 2

Eliminating Allergenic Mold Spores in Your GardensSunlight and MoldsBright light and fresh air are the enemies of mold. Many landscapes have huge trees overhead that let in little light.

Rest, Recovery and Injury Prevention

Many of the injuries that bodybuilders suffer from could be easily prevented just by allowing the body enough time to rest.While most bodybuilders dread hearing the word "rest", many fail to realize that there is far more to rest than just avoiding overtraining.

Saying "YES" to Less Stress - Part 1

A lot of people say that stress is bad for you and they're right - in a way. TOO MUCH stress is bad for you. And at the same time having TOO LITTLE stress is bad for you too! So just HOW do we get the right balance? We get the right balance FOR US by controlling our reactions to stress.

Weight Lifting Benefits Your Health more than Sports

Most of us play sports of some kind on the weekends or after work. Unfortunately, the vast majority of us weekend warriors fail to make weight lifting a priority.

Journey Through Pet Loss

Colour Therapy for Animals

Colour is a form of energy since it is simply light at varying wavelengths. Each colour has its own particular wavelength. This energy is absorbed via the magnetic energy field, which surrounds all living things; the skin and the eyes.

Saying "YES" to Less Stress - Part 3

Exercise as a stress-reliever Exercise is a good stress-reliever that's why Health Care Practioners are prescribing sessions for patients suffering from some ill-health problems - where stress and anxiety can exacerbate the problem - at gyms and leisure centres � they're paying for the first few sessions to help the patient get fitter and at the same time helping them to release some of their dis-stress.

Saying "YES" to Less Stress - Part 2

In part one we learned about Stress Awareness and found out about Coping Skills, in this part we'll look at what Assertiveness means and we'll focus on Time Management.

Four Things Cause Sciatica

What's causing yours and which treatment is going to be the most effective for you?If you're reading this article, it's a good bet that you have a radiating pain running down the back of your leg that just won't go away.

Birds, Bugs, and Allergies

As I write this I can look out my window and see a busy English sparrow going from the bird feeder, to the suet feeder, to the blossoms of the pineapple guava bush.

TEA TREE OIL- A Remarkable Healing Agent

    A clear to very pale golden colour essential oil that is favoured by many health specialists who work with alternative medicine and natural remedies, this is an oil with remarkable healing properties.

Monthly Stress Self Assessment

Choose a regular time to do this, either the first or last day of the month is ideal.Score your answers:Never 0, Occasionally 1, Often 2, Almost daily 3.

Can The GI Diet Help You Lose Weight?

The GI diet, based on the Glycemic Index, has recently become very popular, but the GI ranking system has been around since 1981. There have been several books published on the success of the GI diet, but is it really a diet or a lifestyle change?The Glycemic IndexDr.

Stress Reduction – a ten point plan to a laid back life!

Get a good night's sleep. When you don't, you produce extra stress hormones. Have fun and laugh every day. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases infection fighting antibodies.

Health or Disease - Win or Loose – Are your Thought’s making a difference?

Is your thought process the reason why………..Everybody knows that in Formula 1 the small details can be the difference between winning of loosing.

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy – looking at a few misconceptions

When I first became a Hypnotherapist I discovered that hypnosis is a topic that everyone has a view on, but not many people know much about. Most people's understanding of hypnosis is based on what goes on during a stage show or TV programme.

Are All Zone Diet Products Compliant To The Zone Diet?

The ZonePerfect Nutrition Company has continued to expand and is expected to sell in excess of one hundred million dollars worth of ZonePerfect foods this year.

A natural remedy for ADHD is omega 3 - or is it?

A common developmental and behavioural disorder, it is characterised by poor concentration, distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness that are inappropriate for the child's age.

Your Health in the New Year

"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare." - Japanese proverb Many anthropologists believe that the tradition of making New Year's resolutions has been traced back to the year 153 B.

How to Pick the Perfect Holistic Health Practitioner for You

Your therapists, physicians, acupuncturists, massage therapists, body workers and energy workers need to be interviewed and checked out just like your roofer! I don't know about you but finding a good roofer is might-near-impossible.

Natural Alternatives to Help You Through the Winter Months

Winter has a dramatic affect on people who suffer with arthritis and pain is increased during these cold months.  Painful joints often have the following characteristics: Poor lubrication due to low hyaluronic acid levels Painful movements due to an increased level of inflammatory prostaglandins Reduced cartilage depth on joint load bearing surfaces Tuna Oil is a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which have the ability to suppress the production of inflammatory eicosanoids and cartilage degradative enzymes.

Know yourself and transform your life

Know yourself, transform your life…… an essay in three parts by Andrew Harry (Registered Polarity Therapist) exploring goals, perception and the miraculous (Part 1) Limited or Limitless? It depends how you look at it! Does my energy field precede my physical form or does my physical form generate my energetic field?  Am I  here as a result of a random act of the universe or is there some purpose to my existence here on earth? Does my consciousness end when I die or does it continue? Do I have one life or many? Am I responsible for my views or are others? Is success a measure against external factors or is it purely a subjective one? Is someone else's opinion of more value to me  or is my own most valuable? Is the Universe an empty space or is it Full? Am I in this Universe or is it in me? Assumptions you make can limit your world view or release it.

Make The Most of the New Energy of Spring

"The whole year's work depends on a good start in the Spring." – Chinese ProverbCongratulations! You made it through another winter! Now, the warmer temperatures and the longer hours of daylight will be an awesome relief.

Back Care

Have you ever woken up with a sore lower back or a tight neck which is painful for a while until you get moving? Perhaps it doesn't ease up even then? If so, I know how you feel, how debilitating pain is and how it drains your energy.

Detox Bath: An Ancestral Detox Method with Profound Potential

Detox is the latest buzzword in the global alternative health community, and it is fast becoming mainstream. A majority of health-conscious individuals, aware of the amount of toxins the human body is now subjected to on a daily basis, are seeking means to effectively support the body's elimination process.

Spark your sexual life with Levitra

A constant thought in your mind keeps disturbing you. "Why has our sexual life become so monotonous? Perhaps this is natural." Perhaps not! An estimated 30 million American men suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) – the medical term for impotence.

Weight Loss and Phentermine - The Evolving Mystery

Losing weight is a tough job and it is easy to get discouraged when positive results are not forthcoming. Researchers have worked hard to find viable options for weight loss, or diet pills, may just be that extra edge one needs to find success in their weight loss attempts.

Reflexology in Stress Management

To attempt to scientifically evaluate an abstract concept such as reflexology is very difficult. To evaluate the effects of that treatment of reflexology is much easier.

What is Prana Therapy?

"You ought not to heal the body without the soul for this is the great error of our day in treating the human body"  Plato was one of the greatest philosophers in history.

Cancer Care with Colour Therapy

Colour is a wonderful natural force that we can harness to help us lead a happy and healthy life. The different colour wave-lengths found in sunlight permeate our bodies and affect our primary functions including our growth, sleep and appetite, circulation, nervous and immune systems and so when there is a balance of colour energy in our system we feel a zest for life and enjoy good health.

Panic Attacks

DID YOU KNOW?It is believed that around 20 Million people in the UK alone currently suffer from anxiety disorders including panic attacks and phobias, so you are not alone.

The truth about low-carb diets

Although there are many advantages to living in the twenty first century perhaps one of the drawbacks is that we don't use up the calories as our forefathers did because we spend our lives working on computers instead of labouring in the fields and our homes.

Blood Pressure : Killing By Stealth

At least 600 million adults across the world are now understood to be suffering from persistent high blood pressure (hypertension). In recent years doctors have needed to define a new level of risk, prehypertension, as a warning of potential problems.

Changing Lanes

A new start Catherine Nash had all the trappings of success – a great job as an IT consultant, a big salary and a classy company car – but she'd never been so unhappy in her life.

iPod Hearing Loss Protection for Boomers: Five HearPod Solutions

Since their debut in the marketplace, iPods have revolutionized the way we listen to music. iPod hard drives store up to 300 hours of music, batteries last for 12 hours, and the volume can be cranked up to 120 decibels.

The Myth of 100% Complete Processed Pet Food

Every day, people by the millions pour food from a package into their pet's bowl. Day in and day out, meal after meal, pets get the same fare.

Weight loss and less fatigue achieved by changing eating habits

This case study illustrates how the combination of simple, targeted nutritional advice and client commitment and dedication can lead to substantial results.

Nut Allergies in Children – Are Massage Oils Safe?

IntroductionIn aromatherapy and massage practices, nut oils are favoured mediums. However, recent research findings that suggest it may be through skin exposure to nut proteins during infancy that nut sensitisation occurs, raises safety concerns for anyone using massage with babies and infants.

The Application of Clinical Hypnotherapy with the Primary IBS Patient

A Comparative Analysis of Clinical Outcomes in the Refractive IBS Patient vs. the Newly DiagnosedThe successful use of clinical hypnotherapy (CHT) for the treatment of patients with irritable bowel syndrome has been established in at least 14 published studies (1) (2) where it has been shown to produce significant reduction in the cardinal IBS symptoms and associated symptoms such as anxiety.

Can you be Cancer Free for Life and Drink Alcohol?

Are you at Risk             Cancer kills an estimated 526,000 Americans yearly, second only to heart disease.

Alcohol Stimulates Cancer Development

Researchers are now making a strong association between alcohol use and cancers of the esophagus, pharynx, and mouth, whereas another study links alcohol with liver, breast, and colorectal cancers.

How does Healing with Homeopathy work?

In this section, we provide an introduction to homeopathy and how we view it as a healing skill – what it is, its history, its principles and how you learn to practice it.

The Bladder and Parkinson's Disease

The term, Parkinsonism, is used to describe a group of conditions that exhibit symptoms such as slowness of movement, rigidity and tremors. A well known and common example of such a condition would be Parkinson's disease.

Life Alignment – a new energy medicine

Energy  and The BodyAlthough our senses tell us we live in a world of matter and solid objects, modern science has confirmed what mystics have known for millennia, that we exist in a sea of energy.

My recovery from every form of anxiety and panic for 10 years

Firstly I would like to introduce myself. My name is Paul David and I suffered from every form of anxiety and panic for 10 years. My recovery came from a meeting with someone who had a full understanding of this condition, in fact he taught me more in one hour than anyone else was able to teach me in 10 years.

Too sensitive for your own good?

Do you seem to worry about what you're saying and doing all the time, and be too eager to please? Do you always seem to have something or someone on your mind? Is making a decision a nightmare, because you are so desperate to make sure that you get it right and don't upset anyone? If someone or something upsets you, do you find that you can't get your mind off this, constantly going over it in your mind, over and over.

Alcohol and Cancer: Understanding the Connection 

Research has shown that risks for cancer increase among men who have two alcoholic drinks a day and women who have one alcoholic drink per day.

Diagnosed with a Herniated Disc?

Get the facts on what really causes it and how to get reliefWhat is a Herniated Disc? You've probably heard people say they have a "slipped" or "ruptured" disc in the back.

Avoiding and Preventing Cancer: Simple Steps to Take

With its fairly unique characteristics, cancer strikes intense fear in many people and all would like to find ways to preventing and avoiding cancer.

The Power of Powder

So you ask: 'Why would I choose a vitamin and mineral supplement powder over tablets?' Tablets and capsules give doctors and pharmacist a convenient way to administer potent and often foul tasting medications.

Pet Nutrition - An Insight

Some 40 years ago our family pet dog was fed on the leftovers from the kitchen table and scraps from the butchers which included tripe and sheep heads, we also used the unsold wholemeal bread from the local bakers, garden vegetables that my family used to grow and the odd piece of fish, we even fed rabbits and hares when she was lucky enough to catch them.

Chemotherapy: Does It Really Cause Cancer? 

It may surprise most people to find out that one of the most common treatments for a variety of cancers is chemotherapy and that it actually has its origins in World Wars I and II.

Healing Cancer: What Does It Mean?

Frequently, the interaction between illness and treatment is described as a battle or a war. If we hold with that analogy, then cancer can best be described as a civil war.

Bright Eyes

Cataracts are the leading cause of decreased vision in adults older than 65 and is the most common surgical procedure for elderly people. But you can get an "age-related" cataract when you're in your 40s or 50s, although most likely it will be small and not rob you of your vision.

Influenced by Influenza

During the holiday season congestion is at it's peak, more so than any other time of the year. The malls become filled with masses of people, street traffic and airports, postal service, so much is going on during the holiday months that we can't help but become influenced by influenza.

Raw Milk Contains Harmful Bacteria that can be Life Threatening

Raw milk can contain dangerous microorganisms that can pose serious health risks to you and your family.  Unpasteurized milk from cows, sheep or goats is raw milk that can carry dangerous bacteria such as:•    Salmonella•    E.

Does Stress cause Cancer?

One could say, that of the main causes of death today is stress. People think it is cancer, or heart disease. But how do you think it gets started?  Stress is present in all areas of our lives, and we have become so used to it that we are even unaware of its constant presence in our lives.

Healing Cancer And Cellular Memory

"Cellular memory" is defined as the capacity of living tissue cells to memorise and recall characteristics of the body from which they originated.

Healing the Spirit to Fight Cancer

We are bodies, minds and spirits. Health necessarily involves all these components, and any program intended to improve health must address all of them.

What is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Ancient Egyptians thought it was a gift from the gods, today many people swear by it. Princess Diana was a known devotee and used the therapy to cleanse her system.

Mind-Body Connection and Cancer: What Does It Mean?

The concept of the Mind-Body Connection is very simple: the things that go through our minds have a profound effect on our body.  It almost defies intelligence that this connection is denied by anyone, but it is.

Relieving Stress To Prevent Cancer

It is now agreed that stress is not what happens, but how the person reacts to what happens. Stress in itself is neither good nor bad. It is a mechanism built into our organism, not for the purpose of making us sick, but to enable us to respond more effectively to challenges.

SCIO/QCXI/EPFX Electro Physicolgical Feedback System

We hear a lot about energetic medicine – so what is it?  One aspect of energetic medicine is when you look at how your body resonates or vibrates and how this balance could affect your general well being.

The Journey Through Cancer

Cancer treatment should include mental, emotional, and spiritual components, with a variety of complementary therapies for the body as well. I do not suggest forgoing the conventional medical treatments.

Preventing Cancer Today

As you get older, you start realizing the importance of staying fit and healthy. Start with positive emotions, because they are a simple method to keep us healthy.

Why Detoxify?

Every day we are exposed to external toxins from our environment and internal toxins produced as the byproduct of our digestive and metabolic processes.

Pre-menstrual Syndrone and Insomnia

As we mentioned in previous article, premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their diet.

Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Vitamins

Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure.

weight loss forever

Losing weight, and then keeping it off, needs a whole change of attitude and lifestyle for life. This includes such things as:the type of foods and drink that you normally buy.

Symptoms of Heart Diseases

Beside cancer, heart disease kills more than 2,000 Americans everyday. Approximately 60 million Americans have heart disease. There are many causes of heart disease.

Types of Heart Diseases

The heart is a four chambered, hollow muscle and double acting pump that is located in the chest between the lungs. Heart diseases caused by high blood pressure contributes to hardening of the arteries.

Heart disease affecting the heart chambers

As we mention in the previous article, the heart is a four chambered hollow muscle and double acting pump that is located in the chest between the lungs.

The Incidence of Smoking and Drinking on Male Sexual Health

Studies published by the medical and health community are unanimous. As much as forty percent of men in North America experience some form of sexual health dysfunction.

ADHD and School Success - Yes, it is Possible!

A day in school requires sustained attention, sitting quietly and refined social skills - all of which ADHD children tend to have great difficult mastering.

Stop Hair Loss Due to Vitamin Deficiency

Zinc, iron, vitamins B, essential fatty acids, amino acids and other nutrients and supplements are responsible for hair growth. If these deficiencies and shortage occur, for whatever reason, it is likely hair loss.

Free Radicals, Phytochemicals, Antioxidants and more for our Pets

The more you read on health issues, the more complicated the terminology becomes. I am left wondering if health language is used just to keep the players and users in their own world and limit entry to their understanding.

Speech Dysfunctions In Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease often affects the patient's ability to speak clearly and this is often considered one of its worse symptoms. For many patients, the loss of their ability to communicate clearly to others is heartbreaking.

Babies, Mums and CranioSacral Therapy

Childbirth is a natural process, challenging certainly, but essentially instinctive as both the baby's and mother's body are guided through many sequential changes and processes triggered mostly by hormones in their mutually interacting bodies.

Anne's Story

Mum walks...after 17 years in wheelchair….The Daily Mirror.   Just two minutes treatment and I can walk after 17 years….The Daily Mail.

Stress, Aging and Sexual Health

We live in a modern world full of stress. Sometimes caused by our environment, sometimes we create it ourselves! Performance at work, personal relationships, sexual performance, family concerns and other activities are all factors creating some level of stress.

The Keys to Thinking Positively

Recent studies into how our minds work have revealed you can now be shown precisely how to think positively. You can discover, to your delight, you have a powerful Friend just waiting and willing to help you through your life.

Change Your Water Change Your Life!

I would like to take a moment of your time to introduce you to one of the Greatest Preventative Health Advances of our generation! Kangen-Alkaline Ionized Anti-oxidant Water, pure, healthy, alkaline drinking water with miraculous healing properties! Water so amazing that it has been approved by medical professionals in Japan as the single water product endorsed by the Japanese Association of Preventive Medicine for Adult Disease and the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare (FDA equivalent) because of the miraculous benefit to good health.

Ancient Health Science: How Do T’ai Chi and Qigong Work?

Western medical science is only beginning to understand what T'ai Chi and Qigong offers us.  However, just the tiny amount of research that has been done so far indicates that T'ai Chi and Qigong are very powerful health tools that can save each of us and our society a great deal of money and personal suffering.

The 21st Century Pharmacists:

Privacy, convenience, and saving money are one of the primary motivations behind online shopping. Buying medications such as viagra from local pharmacist is no doubt embarassing and inconvenient for many fellows.

High Blood Pressure and Tai Chi Therapy

Way back in 2003, the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine's Oct. 9th issue reported a study finding that Tai Chi "could decrease blood pressure and results in favorable lipid profile changes and improve subjects' anxiety status.

The Social Web of Stress - Simple Solutions

Could simple stress reducing solutions be the answers to our myriad modern problems? Urban sprawl and suburban flight are causing massive traffic jams on freeways nationwide, as individuals are working longer and longer hours.

Bone Loss, Osteoporosis, Depression, Menopause & TAI CHI

Emerging medical research indicates that an ancient health therapy may be the prescription for the future. Increasingly the menopausal problems of hormonal imbalance, often resulting in bone loss, are also affected by depression and stress.

Parkinson’s Disease & Tai Chi Therapy

In a special to CNN, the Mayo Clinic's mayoclinic.com reported that, "Parkinson's disease is progressive, meaning the signs and symptoms become worse over time.

Burn Calories, Dump Stress, Boost Immune Function - Without Sweating?

Time Magazine wrote, ". . . Tai Chi is the perfect exercise . . ."  While serving as the Tai Chi Expert at DrWeil.com, I learned that best selling author and acclaimed naturopathic physician, Andrew Weil, suggested that poor breathing habits are at the root of many of our health problems.

Tips and ideas to help you to look forward to the festive season without worrying about your waistline

Since the supermarkets have been promoting all the Christmas goodies; mince pies, huge tins of chocolates, brandy butter, Stilton the size of a hatbox, (I could go on and on…) I've noticed that women are bracing themselves for the 'season of putting on weight'.

T'ai Chi in the Information Age – Ancient Cure for Modern Problems

According to a twenty-year study by Kaiser Permanente, between seventy and eighty-five percent of illness is caused by stress, meaning that in the U.

Give up dieting: Tips & ideas for a new approach to weight-loss next year.

It's that time of year when so many women are making resolutions to lose weight and get fit. They are motivated and determined to 'eat healthily', stick to a diet and keep up an exercise routine.

Are you getting real value from your nutritional supplements?

As long ago as 1936 a report was submitted to the House Representatives in the USA, which revealed that agricultural soil throughout the North American continent was severely depleted in essential minerals.

India- The next destination for the Health Traveller

Medical tourism is a term coined which covers patients travelling across the globe for tourism purposes clubbing their requirements for treatment of acute illness, elective surgeries such as cardiology, hip replacement, knee replacement,etc.

EMFs Affect on Biological Systems

What Are Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs), and How Do They Affect The Biological System?The discovery of Free Energy and its astonishing potential began with the revolutionary inventions of Nikola Tesla (1856-1943).

What is Colour Therapy and how can it help me?

COLOUR THERAPY Colour Therapy is a natural system of healing that used the energy of the spectrum colours to harmonise and balance the mind, body and spirit.

Are you eating the right colours?

A natural way to healthy eating and nutritionColour Therapy has long recognised the strong health connection between the colours of food and their nutritional value but it is only in the last few years that the scientific establishment has come to support this theory.

How Green Tea Can Help You To Lose Weight

Green tea has been highly valued in Asia for centuries for its medical properties. In the recent years green tea benefits caught the attention of western scientists.

13 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea has been enjoyed by people in China and Japan for thousands of years. Over the time it has become widely known in the West. A lot of people nowadays have heard that green tea benefits the overall health, but not a lot know why exactly.

The Myth of Fast Weight Loss

You will be surprised to find out how many people are actually looking for a fast weight loss program. Why fast? Well, first of all, most of us are impatient.

Surgery As A Rite of Passage

Every moment in life is precious. Every single one. Even the difficult ones. Even the one when your doctor says: "We have to operate". Never good news yet an important moment in our lives.

Five Easy Ways to Avoid the Flu This Winter

Many people wonder how they can stay well this winter, considering the onset of the flu season and the fear of a possible influenza epidemic.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Will Not Take Away Your Fears

Your fears, anxieties, and other problems have the best of you and you don't know where to turn for help. At some point you feel totally helpless as you struggle each day.

Finding and Overcoming the Source of Your Fears

A sure way to overcoming your fears and anxieties is in finding the source of your fears and being able to manage it. In dealing with any kinds of fears or anxieties, try to learn what is the real source of your fears and anxieties.

Learning How to Overcome Your Out of Control Anxieties

Learning how to manage your out of control anxieties can be extremely difficult.  The first thing you need to do is to seek the services of a professional and/or counselor who can teach you how to manage your fears and give you the help that you need.

How to Overcome a Fearful and Scary Situation

All most everybody worries about what will happen when they face a stressful and scary situation. The prospect of not knowing what to do can be frightening.

Our Fears and Worries can Distort the Reality of the Situation

At times, our worries and anxieties can overwhelm us. In addition, our worries can distort our perception of what is reality and what is not.

Finding Those Techniques That Will Manage Your Anxieties

Are you having trouble finding effective ways to overcome your fears and anxieties? It can be difficult to find all of the answers in managing your anxieties.

Never Lose Hope in Dealing with your Fears and Depression

When your fears and depression have the best of you, it is easy to feel that things will not get any better. This is not true. There is much help available in today's society and the best way to deal with your fears is to find effective ways to overcome them.

When Someone you know Struggles with Fear and Anxiety

What do you do when someone you know has to deal with persistent fears, anxieties, or even depression? Well the first thing you need to do is to get the person to seek the services of a professional who can lead them in the right direction and give them the help they need.

Facing the Fear and Anxiety of the Unknown

All most everybody worries about what will happen in the future. The prospect of not knowing if something good or bad will happen to you in the near future can produce a lot of fear and anxiety.

Managing the Fear of Loneliness

Sometime or another we will experience a time when we are alone. The first step is to become comfortable with yourself and having the self-confidence that you will be able to manage being alone.

A Review of Techniques in Managing your Depression

Some people have a difficult time in managing their depression.  Sometimes, their depression and fears can get best of them.  As a result, here is a short list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their depression.

Managing your Persistent Fears, Depression, and Every Day Anxieties

Everybody deals with anxiety and depression, however some people have a hard time in managing it. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their most persistent fears and every day anxieties.

Managing Your Life's Stresses and Anxieties

Everybody deals with fear and anxiety, however sometimes our anxieties can get the best of us. As a result, here is a list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their daily stresses and anxieties.

Managing Your OCD, Panic Attacks, and Obsessive Thoughts

There are times that we encounter fearful thoughts that can be difficult to manage. For some people, the more they try to get rid of the thoughts, the stronger the thoughts become and the more difficult they become to manage.

When your Fears and Depression have the Best of you

What do you do when your fears and depression are stronger than what you can handle? There are times that no matter what you do, your fears have the best of you.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a heterogeneous condition with varying severity and symptomology.  At least one in four of the general population is affected at some time in their lives (Jones 1992, Harvey 1983, Cook 1987).

The use of the therapeutic audio program in mitigating post-surgical fears in female breast cancer survivors

Abstract Appeared in the Journal of European Association for Cancer Education March 2005The Use of the Therapeutic Audio Program: An Aid to Emotional Recovery After Breast Cancer in Mitigating Post-Surgical Fears and Emotional Presentations in Female Breast Cancer Survivors.

Quantum Touch in Bosnia/Herzegovina

On 14th August 2006 in the midst of the airport chaos in the UK, I travelled from Heathrow Airport to Bosnia & Herzegovina to work with Phoenix-Aid, a charity which was started two years ago working with those who have incurred injuries/trauma and are still suffering even though the Bosnian war ended in 1995.

Wildlife Conservation

In a rare case of technology to the rescue, it has been proposed that erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra may have the unintended beneficial side effect of reducing the lethal pressure on declining populations of endangered species around the world.

Healthy Sleep improves Daytime and Work Performance

If you suffer from daytime sleepiness and you snore at night, then it's possible you might suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) a serious medical condition.

A Holistic Approach to Anti-Aging

It is a fact, people are living longer and there has been a rise in people trying to reverse the signs of aging both on the inside and out. Although you cannot turn back the clock, you can make growing old easier.

How the sun is absolutely crucial to your health

Fundamental to the Wysong Optimal Health philosophy is the fact that we are integrally linked to our genetic heritage. We are what our genetics dictate, not what we impose upon ourselves by modern circumstances we artificially create.

Herbal Alternatives to sexual stimulants …How Natural are they?

In this increasingly technological age where there seems to be a 'quick fix pill' to cure whatever ails you, many people, fearful of unknown chemical compounds, are turning to more natural solutions to their medical woes.

Natural Arthritis Medication to the Rescue!

No matter which type of arthritis you suffer from, be it osteoarthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis or any one of the myriad forms of this disease, you need a safe and effective treatment.

Sleep Deprived Children Have Health Problems

If your child has frequent health and/or emotional problems, consider that a lack of sleep may be all or at least part of the problem. Every function in the body is affected by sleep.

How to Get Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Much as we love them, babies can bring parents to their knees when they wake frequently during the night. Tired from a hard day at work, it's hard to get up in the wee hours of the morning to soothe a crying baby who probably doesn't realize he's supposed to be nice and quiet so the rest of the family can get some rest! Getting baby to sleep at night becomes a huge taskSo how do we cope with this situation? The first thing to realize is that babies do wake frequently during the night as their sleep cycles are shorter than ours.

Flu Fighting Foods

Winter doesn't have to mean the misery of colds, flu and other viral infections if you feed your body what it needs to fight them off. A run-down body that is out of balance internally and externally provides an inviting environment for viruses to come in and stay for a while.

Get Ready to Diet

If you have a problem with eating and weight, you might not want to push yourself into action right away. If you are not ready to diet, and you jump into it, you might be making a big mistake.

A Brand New Face Without Surgery?

Great news for those wanting to improve their appearance and take years off their face (without surgery)! This will appeal to the guys, I'll tell you why in a minute.

Sleep and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Could improving your sleep lessen the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)? Our aim here is to understand the connection between the two as it may be possible to confuse the symptoms of CFS and sleep deprivation.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments - Which Ones Will Suit You?

Research is always ongoing into new and better rheumatoid arthritis treatments which is a very good thing. But where is all this leading us? Of course we need effective pain medication for arthritis to enable sufferers to live normal lives.

How to Wear Make Up and Still Look Natural (Part 1)

There are some who wouldn't be caught dead in public without make up and then there are some who refuse to wear make up at all and prefer the natural look.

Relaxation Techniques (part 2)

Relaxation techniques can be done almost anywhere (except while driving), cost nothing and are free of side effects.In part one we examined a breathing exercise and an autogenic relaxation technique.

Stressed Out? Try These Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation techniques for stress management There are three main types of  relaxation techniques you can practice when you feel upset and stressed out.

Do Your Dreams Have a Hidden Meaning?

Dreams, what are they? Dreams come from your subconscious mind as a means of processing and sorting information. But the truth is no one really knows what causes dreams and why some folk seem to have vivid colorful dreams and others have short uneventful ones.

How to Wear Makeup and Still Look Natural (Part 2)

In part 1 we talked about how to apply our foundation and blush to look natural. Now we'll discuss lipstick and eye make up.  So here we go Makeup Tips Part 2 or.

Shift Work Sleep Disorder, Are You Affected?

Shift work and sleep Shift workers really do get a raw deal when it comes to getting enough sleep. They have to try and sleep when the rest of the world is waking up and their body clocks have a hard time adjusting.

Beliefs – The Power to Create or Destroy

Henry Ford once said, "Whether you believe you can or you can't, you're absolutely right!"  A very simple statement, yet it's impact is massive.

The Main Cause of Insomnia?

Well in my opinion the main cause of insomnia that keeps us tossing and turning at night is worrying about not going to sleep. Sure there might be other reasons for sleeplessness; chronic pain, restless legs syndrome, partner disturbance, too much coffee.

Depression and Hypnotic Approaches

A man who had been a "golden-boy" as a child and who became asuccessful businessman as a young adult, suddenly and without explanation falls into a deep and overwhelming "funk.

Should You Search The Internet For Health Solutions?

As a young person growing up in Columbus, Ohio, I used to be in awe whenever I went to the huge public library there.  There were masses and volumes of information available on just about any subject you could possibly be interested in.

Do You Need More Oxygen?

There is not as much oxygen in our environment today as there was hundreds of years ago.  At one time the oxygen level was at 38%, now it is at 21%, and in some cities, even as low as 18%.

Prevention --- It's Up To You, Not Your Doctor!

Throughout most of my life, I have heard that "You are what you eat!"  Then later, as I became more knowledgeable about nutrition, it became "You are what you eat, digest, and absorb!" Our world is changing daily.

Sex Addiction

Sexual addiction, also sometimes called sexual compulsion, is rapidly becoming recognized as a major social problem with similarities more well-known to alcohol and drug addiction or compulsive gambling.

Deciding to have a baby may be one of the biggest decisions you and your partner ever make.

Deciding to have a baby may be one of the biggest decisions you and your partner ever make. But having a baby may not be as simple as merely deciding you are both ready to try for one.

Infertility and Trying for a Baby

Deciding to have a baby may be one of the biggest decisions you and your partner ever make. But having a baby may not be as simple as merely deciding you are both ready to try for one.

Brief History - When will Viagra get Cheaper?

Viagra (sildenafil) started off as a rather disappointing treatment for angina but doctors began to notice that patients were very reluctant to stop taking it, even after surgery had dealt with any angina problems.

Children and Hypnosis

What brings about or exacerbates children's problems? Much that goes on in our world can cause problems for children, just as it does for adults.

Hypnotic Approaches to Anxiety, Fear and Panic Attacks

If there was ever an "age of anxiety," ours would be it. All of us experience mild anxiety, regularly, but for some anxiety escalates to forebodings of disaster and even into full-blown, debilitating panic attacks.

Viagra & Blindness

All three impotence drugs on the market, Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, warn users that the drug can cause minor vision changes that include blurring, sensitivity to light and the presence of a bluish hue.

The Issues with ED Treatments - Secrecy

Erectile Dysfunction can have a profound effect on a man's life and on his relationship. It can cause loss of intimacy, lack of dialogue and resentment between partners.

Diabetes: Find a Cause. Don't Fight the Symptoms

Everything under the sun has its causes.  Our lives are nothing but cycles of never-ending causes reaching out for yet another and another cause.

Diet for Health

We are all part of the ever-unfolding cycle of two complementary forces: Yin and Yang.  The force that keeps all things together in their proper shape and form is the Yang energy, the right hand of the Creative Principle.

Beating the Freshman 15

It's a fairly accepted 'fact' among college age women that they will gain weight their first year away from home. It's so well accepted, in fact, that nearly anyone will know immediately what you mean when you refer to the 'Freshman 15'.

Holiday Weight Loss

Is it possible to avoid those holiday pounds? We all know that maintaining your diet and weight loss plan during the holidays can more than a little difficult.

Why fad diets don’t work!

The answer is simple...fad diets are not natural.Fad diet is the term that describes an array of diet approaches used to temporarily lose weight through unsafe and unrealistic methods.

Diet Pills: A Lot of Risk for a Little Loss

There are a number of products on the market - both prescription and non-prescription - which claim to be effective weight loss aids. Many of these have been associated with serious medical risks, including heart attack, heart abnormalities, tachycardia, stroke, seizures and death.

Lose Weight Fast for a Special Occasion

If you have just a little weight to lose, and want to take it off fast (say, so you can fit into those great pants for your cousin's wedding), there are a number of diets that you can use.

Fad Diets and Why They Don’t Stay

Fad diets are well known for their promise of bringing some instant weight loss.  However, while these diets may help you lose weight quick, they may also create health issues.

What\'s your Body Mass Index?

Do you know how to measure body mass index? Do you even know what body mass index is? For some, the need to lose weight is clear. Those whose body weight places them into the obese or morbidly obese categories are well aware that they are carrying too many pounds.

The Ultimate Detox Tool- Discover 3 Powerful Water Detox Methods

"Cast Thyself Into The Enfolding Arms Of The Angel Of Water For She Shall Cast Out From Thee All That Is Unclean And Evil." - The Dead Sea Scrolls- 3rd century BCE to 640 AD.

Could A Single Piece of Advice from Mahatma Gandhi Transform Your Health for Life?

If Gandhi graciously handed you the key to a lifetime of good health and well being today, could you possibly disregard it?M.K Gandhi was called the "Mahatma", the "Enlightened One", because he was one of the wisest and most inspired thinkers and humanitarians the world has seen.

Can you really lose 60lbs in 30 days?

Is it better to lose 2lbs a day or 2lbs a week? Yes it's very possible that you can lose 60lbs in 30 days but I don't think you would want to and here's the reason why: Let's say you do lose 60lbs in 30 days… how much of that weight you lose do you think is going to be pure body fat? Remember-- body fat makes us look ugly.

Bird Flu

Bird flu could be the greatest threat to modern civilization and the world is poorly prepared for a bird flu pandemic.  The rapid spread of the bird flu virus raises the question: what can we do to protect ourselves if a bird flu pandemic strikes? A potential bird flu pandemic can't be taken lightly.

Brighten Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a hot trend in cosmetic dentistry right now because they can completely change the way a person's mouth looks, and positively change the way a person views him or herself.

Bird Flu Protection

Bird flu protection could be as simple as bowing instead of shaking hands. Japan never suffered an outbreak of SARS despite being surrounded by countries where outbreaks occurred.

Acid Reflux Disease

What is acid reflux disease? Acid reflux disease can and often is mistaken for heartburn.  But the heartburn symptoms of acid reflux disease usually occur 2 or more days a week for at least 3 months and can damage your esophagus.

Generic Medicines

Generic Drugs:  Generic Online Pharmacies started making a big impact on the net since the mid to late 90's. This has allowed the prescription drug buyer to save hundreds with the click of a mouse.

Super bee-nutrition

Bee's and Bee Nutrition: What is the buzz about bee Nutrition? Well, you cant get more down to nature then bee products.  Powerful anti-oxidants, skin creams, supplements, and much more.

Straighten Your Smile With A Cosmetic Dentist

Braces aren't just for kids anymore, so if you think that your teeth could be straighter or they could line up a little bit better, your cosmetic dentist might be able to help.

"B" vitamins, unleash the Beast inside you

This is another vitamin article that I have written, but the only difference is that this one goes into more detail about specific vitamins.  My previous articles do not do that.

Home Remedies

Ever have a bee sting?  Try rubbing an aspirin on it.  Gum in hair?  Soak the gum-coated hair in Coke® and it should wipe out easily.

Turning Back Time With Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is very popular right now because people the world over are realizing that they can change the way they look and feel relatively easily with the help of a cosmetic dentist.

Changing Your Looks With Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is very popular right now because people are starting to realize that a cosmetic dentist isn't anything you should be afraid of.

Diet changes involved with Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease or Gluten IntoleranceAs discussed in my previous article, I cover the basics  of Celiac Disease, which include the effects of Celiac Disease, symptoms and possible treatments.

Home Remedies part 2

Back by popular demand, home remedies article #2.  While not being a replacement for medical attention, you should always seek your doctor when you feel you have to and please take these home remedies with a grain of salt.

How To Choose A Cosmetic Dentist

Choosing a cosmetic dentist may very well be one of the most difficult things that you ever do. When you choose a cosmetic dentist you are choosing someone who can drastically change your appearance for the better, but if they are not qualified they can also change it for the worst.

5 Top Tips To Boost Your Spirits

If you're feeling like everything is getting on top of you, or you're finding it difficult to cope or function, or you're feeling down in the dumps, then try these 5 easy-to-do tips to relieve tension and stress and boost your spirits: 1.

Stop Your Destructive Inner Voice

Stress. Depression. Anxiety. They're powerful words that conjure up all kinds of images and prejudices in our minds. People who suffer from these illnesses find it hard to cope with life.

Are You Exercising Your Way To Stress?

You're right, the headline is a very strange one! Exercise is vital to maintain good health and most of the time, the benefits of exercise far out-weigh the drawbacks.

Why Antidepressant Drugs Don’t Work

Stress, depression and anxiety are the plagues of the modern world. Every year, over 20 million people in the western world will enter into an episode of major mental trauma.

How To Help A Stressed Or Depressed Loved One

I receive many emails from concerned relatives, partners and friends who are trying to help a loved one suffering the torment of a stressful or depressive episode.

Your Biggest Investment - Exercise!

The old saying, "if you don't do it now it will catch up with you later". Okay, I just made that up,  But truer words were never uttered than about our lack of exercise and a fitness program.

Am I hypoglycemic?

Are you actually Hypoglycemic? The first thing you probably need to know is if you are actually hypoglycemic and how it is possible to find out for sure.

Taking a Chance on Healthy Living!

One of the most important aspects of living a healthy and prosperous life is understanding "risk." By this I mean knowing how to understand and analyze situations in life that affect health.

Can’t Lose Weight? Syndrome X May Be the Culprit

"I've put on 40 pounds in one year!" "It doesn't matter how much I workout, I can't lose weight." "My doctor must think I'm eating pizzas in the closet.

I’m Taking Pig Hormones! A Look at Natural Thyroid

What's a common disease that over 5 million Americans suffer from and many may not even be aware they have it?Hypothyroidism and related forms of thyroid dysfunction!The thyroid gland looks like a little bow tie and is located at the base of the throat, below the Adam's apple in males.

Are you breathing properly?

Most people become lousy at breathing. Our bodies are naturally designed to breathe properly, but we tend to override this advantage with bad breathing habits.

How to survive seasonal allergies and ensure continued asthma relief

Spring is in the air and so are the allergens. Over the next few months grasses, trees and weeds will release huge quantities of pollen into the air as part of their reproductive cycle.

Revive that resolution for asthma relief

We are now more than six months into the year. Six months from our last New Year resolutions. Did you resolve to take charge of your asthma? To never have to rush to the emergency room again? To stick to a routine of taking your medication the way it should be taken, or to look into some of the alternative treatments that might work for you? Statistics show that the emergency rooms are just as busy.

Cold Sore Treatment - Lemon Balm Ice

A good cold sore treatment can really be a blessed relief for cold sore victims like you and me.And, if you're like me, you want a cold sore treatment that will not only give you a lot of comfort right now, but will hopefully shorten the healing time so you can get on with your life.

Cold Sores - A Pandemic?

Cold sores virus infects an incredible 89% of the world population, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) estimates. YES - and 67% of those infected with the cold sores virus will have at least one cold sore event in the next 12 months.

What Causes Cold Sores?

What causes cold sores?  An excellent question with a not-so-simple answer. You see - what causes cold sores for one person may not be what causes cold sores for another.

Fertility: Are you One in Eight?

Are you one in eight? Statistics show that one in eight couples is infertile. Some types of infertility may be permanent, but some may be reversible.

HEALING WITH ASTROLOGY

Ancient teachings have shown that Astrology holds the key to a more complete understanding of nature and the 'human condition.Some of the greatest minds of our era, including Galileo, Copernicus, Leonardo Da Vinci and Sir Isaac Newton have studied the subject.

Why Is 'Licensed Acupuncturist' a Deceptive Title?

Beware! Acupuncture is just one part of our time tested health care system. As Licensed Acupuncturists, our scope of practice includes diagnosis, Chinese herbology, body movement, stretching, breathing exercises, food therapy, massage, moxabution, gua sha, cupping and more.

Omega 3 Fish Oil and Weight Loss

A lot of people still don't know there are fat burning foods that can actually increase the number of fat calories your body burns each day? These are know as free foods and are generally low in calories; in fact some of these foods are so low in calories that your body actually burns more calories metabolising them, than the total amount of calories in the food it's self.

Schizophrenia naturally

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Approximately one percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime – more than two million Americans suffer from the illness in any given year.

What are Nucleotides? Are they Essential Dietary Components?

Nucleotides and RNA are valuable immune system building blocks. Since Dr Peter Koeppel, one of the leading experts on immunology and biochemistry at a leading Swiss pharmaceutical company, released a paper on their use for human health applications, interest has soared.

Boost the Immune System the Natural Way

Since Dr Peter Koeppel, one of the leading experts on immunology and biochemistry at a leading Swiss pharmaceutical company released a paper on the use of nucleotides and RNA for human health applications.

The ALL ONE Story

What sets ALL ONE® (Nutritech®), a small "boutique" company in Santa Barbara California, apart from the multitude of firms in our industry?  Three things: Focus, insistence on quality and innovative formulations.

Omega 3 Fish Oil EPA and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome the Real Science

Since the publication of a book called 'Beat Chronic Fatigue The Natural Way', many people are turning to the natural substance omega 3, and in particular pure ethyl EPA, to help treat the debilitating condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome.

The Top 11 Signs that Suggest Omega 3 Fatty Acid Deficiency

Do you need Omega 3 fatty acid in your diet? The simple answer is yes. The question of the importance of Omega 3 fatty acids can be clarified by examining the medical evidence regarding the benefits of this essential nutrient.

Omega 3 Fish Oil - The Evidence

Omega 3 fatty acids are known to be beneficial to health in a number of ways, and scientific evidence is accumulating to back up the beliefs of those who have taken it for years (in the form of fish oil).

Omega 3 Fish Oil EPA and Dha Explained

There is no doubt that Omega 3 fish oil can not only help your heart and joints, but your brain too. Most people are aware of these benefits, but aren't sure whether the benefits of Omega 3 fish oil apply across the board for all types of Omega 3 fish oils.

Top Ten Reasons to Supplement your Diet with EPA Fish Oil

We are in the grip of an omega 3 fish oil wave, every day more studies are published to show just how important this nutrient is to us. Last week it was children with concentration problems this week it is children with autism.

Seniors and Supplements

An "insurance policy" with daily dividends.The life span of the average American has increased dramatically. The latest Census data reports that 35 million persons in the United States are over the age of 65 and that number is expected to grow to one in five persons over 65 by 2010.

Green Synergy

Synergism is the simultaneous actions of separate entities, which together have greater total effect than the sum of their individual effects.

Soul Mates' Journey

As I roam on my journey through space and time,on a sea of music my joy does climb,and sails through clouds in floating rhyme,my endless serenity sways, in forests of golden pine.

Notes for Valentines Day and Beyond

If you've ever attended a child's class Valentine party, you've seen how enthralled children are to open each and every valentine. Starting around age three, children not only enjoy receiving valentines, they take great delight in giving them.

Powerful Periodized Strength Training Basics For Volleyball

Strength training dominates most athletes' fitness and conditioning programs through out the year.  In particular, volleyball players are well-known to have one of the highest levels of strength training dedication.

Getting Strong For Capoeira

Capoeira is all the buzz these days.  I turned on the TV the other night to see a Capoeiristas (one that enjoys this sport/game) having a full makeover.

Strength Training FAQ's

Do you need some beginner's strength training 'how to' information? I know you must have tons of questions. I will try my best to cover most of the beginner questions with this article.

Strength Training Develops Solid Softball Players

Softball is a popular sport these days. Corporations, adult leagues and inner-city competitions are fueling the demand for skilled and competitive players.

Top 10 Benefits of Strength Training for Women

"Women are finally warming up to free weights, and it is a beautiful thing!" states Lynn VanDyke. It's true that women are recognizing strength training as a major player in the battle against fat loss.

7 Must Know Facts to Build Your Strength Training Routine

Building a strength training routine can be one of the trickiest parts of a fitness program.  Ask 10 personal trainers what the best strength training routine is and you will get 10 different answers.

How To Build A Low Cost Home Gym

Purchasing a home gym can become quite a daunting task. Walk into any sporting goods store and your senses will quickly become stimulated.  Your eyes will gaze at all the attachments and cables.

Strength Training After Fifty

Strength training after fifty is no longer for those people who are having some sort of mid-life crisis.  In fact, doctors are literally writing prescriptions to get this generation up and moving.

The 4 Tools We Need To Lose Weight

Ask most people what their New Year's Resolutions were and you'll likely find the answer- lose weight.  With so many of us wanting to shed the pounds, why is the obesity pandemic reaching new heights? Weight loss tends to conjure up images of near starvation and tons of cardio.

Building A Strength Training Routine For Your Child

Sally is ready to join the basketball team this year.  You encourage her, tell her to practice everyday, and even join in on the team's fundraising efforts.

One Outlaw Personal Trainer Coming Your Way

The holidays are here and every one has seemingly decided to bail out on their weight loss and fitness routines. Come January the gyms will be packed with those people who decided to make weight loss their New Year's Resolution for 2006.

Strength Training and Osteoporosis

Hippocrates once said, "That which is used develops, and that which is not used wastes away."   I like to believe that he is talking about strength training and its affect on osteoporosis.

The Number 1 Way For Obese People To Lose The Fat

The number one way for obese people to lose fat is the exact same for those that are only 20 pounds overweight. Strength training is the best way to cut through fat and burn through calories.

Causes of Stress

In order to eliminate or at least control stress, it is vital to know and understand the causes of stress.  Of course, there are many causes of stress and they are as varied as the people who suffer from stress, but there are a few places to look first.

Dealing with Parental Stress

One of the biggest problems with having children is the remarkable fact that they tend to be the source of parental stress.  This is, obviously, the unique stress that comes from being a parent and having to worry about the fact that your kids are growing up, learning new things, living their lives their own way, and -- all too often -- figuring out things the hard way.

How to Cope With Stress and Anxiety

Among the hardest parts of living in the modern world is stress and anxiety.  With worries about work, the environment, the economy, natural disasters, terrorism, and the general state of the world, it seems that there is no end to the number of things to worry about.

How to Relieve Stress

One question that is not asked enough by people under stress is how to relieve stress.  Unfortunately, people who are under stress tend to simply take it as a matter of course and simply accept its existence as though it was some sort of natural occurrence, or even a boon!  Thus, people who are feeling the effects of stress do not actually take the time to notice that they are under stress and need relief.

Tips for Reducing Stress

With the hectic life that most people lead in today's world, reducing stress has become a vital skill. With work stress, school stress, family stress, teen stress, parent stress, and a whole host of other kinds of stress continually knocking on the door, it has become vital to manage stress in order to keep up with everything needs to be done.

Dealing With Emotional Stress

One very difficult form of stress to cope with and manage is emotional stress.  After all, it is often self-created, it can come out of nowhere and the stress caused by it only heightens the emotions felt.

Dealing With Stress - The Hardest Thing in the World?

When you are stressed, the hardest thing in the world is dealing with stress.  After all, it's already there and stress is not the sort of thing that is dealt with very easily.

How To Cut Down On College Stress

Probably the least appreciated form of stress is college stress.  This is mostly due to the fact that adults simply see a lot of college students sitting on their rear ends playing video games and drinking, instead of seeing students who are under pressure to succeed all the time.

Recognizing Acute Stress

For those who are familiar with stress, there is a distinct difference between regular stress and acute stress.  While regular stress is a part of daily life in the hectic world of today, acute stress is an altogether different animal.

Dealing With Family Stress

One of the problems with family stress is the fact that is knows where you live.  After all, it tends to show up exactly where you live: at home.

How To Choose A Stress Test

Many people in this world need to take a stress test. These tests can take many forms and are designed to search for different things, but they all have one key goal: they want to see how you are doing.

How To Deal With Environmental Stress

An increasing problem in today's world is environmental stress.  This is a type of stress caused by increasing pollution in air we breathe, the water we drink, and even in the sounds we hear.

Stress and Concentration

Those who are under stress, yet refuse to get help for it, need to understand the relationship between stress & concentration in order to understand why they need to relax.

Benefits of Massage Recliners vs. A Massage Therapist

After a long hard day at the office wouldn't it be nice to get a massage. Unfortunately you have to first find a certified or licensed massage therapist.

Massage Bill of Rights

Massage is both an art and a science. Let me begin with some general terms and facts to give you more of an idea about massage therapists that are certified and licensed.

Ten Powerful Keys to Unlocking Health

1. Be Present Live in the now. The past is gone. You can never go back and make it right. You can never re-live a life that was yesterday.  Live positively in the present moment, no matter what is occurring.

Hidden Dangers From Poison Oak, Ivy & Sumac Plants

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, each year 10 to 50 million Americans develop an allergic rash after contact with Poison Oak, Poison Ivy and Poison Sumac Plants.

Parent and Teachers Guide to Child Safety

Every home and school should have a first aid kit. Most parents don't think of having a safe and natural head lice treatment ready at a moment's notice.

Ten Tips For Restful Sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by a sleep problem. Americans suffering from chronic sleep disorders number about 40 million, and an additional 20-30 million are affected by intermittent sleep-related problems.

Important Health Update

Staying healthy does NOT start when you get sick, when you refill your prescriptions, when you are scheduled for surgery or when your doctor says you have six months to live.

Shingles Natural Treatment

In the past ten years recent studies and research with alternative treatments for shingles has shown it is possible to recover in less than one week and to reduce outbreaks of lesions and pain in three days.

A different kind of story

For children having difficulty getting to sleep, a different kind of story. A story to use when everyone is tired and your little joy has been trying to go to sleep and now they are overtired.

Can Light & Colour Therapy Heal the Body?

LIGHT & COLOUR THERAPY SUNLIGHT – THE SOURCE OF LIFEThe use of light therapy in medicine has a long history. The first light source used in photo medicine was natural sunlight.

World Human Spirit Day

Can you Spare God Two Minutes of Your Time?World Human Spirit Day Saturday, 17th February 2007. Be part of the spiritual love and joy embodied within the fiber and character of the human race.

10 Killer Tips for Rapid Weight Loss

In order to make the most of your weight loss program, finding the most effective ways to burn fat will maximize your results and minimize your waistline!  Follow these 10 tips for fat burning if you want to lose weight and lead a healthier way of life.

What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional Therapy focuses on what you feed your body and the effects these foods have on you. Nutritional Therapy uses diet and lifestyle changes, together with nutritional supplementation, to address symptoms caused by biochemical imbalances and nutritional deficiencies.

TEN TIPS FOR A HEALTHY HEART

Celebrate Valentine's Day by celebrating your heart. Wise Woman herbalist Susun Weed gives us a few simple, easy ways to nourish and tonify that vitally important little organ.

Air Pollution Hikes Stroke Risk

The type of stroke that results when a blood clot travels to the brain -- called an ischemic stroke -- is more likely to occur on days when the air contains a larger concentration of particulate matter, according to a study published online in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Placebo Effect Is Not Just Psychological

Patients who believe in the effectiveness of their pain medication will experience greater pain relief, finds a University of Michigan study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Your ADHD Child May Just Be Tired

Children who have symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) actually may be sleep-deprived, according to researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Sleep Laboratory.

Docs Giving Wrong Rx to Kids with Sore Throats?

For years, there has been concern that antibiotics are overprescribed, and with good cause. Despite clear guidelines calling for prior testing, physicians prescribed antibiotics in 53 percent of sore throat cases in children, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Children's Hospital Boston found in a recent study.

Spoonful of Sugar May Curb Stress, Obesity

Sweets may decrease production of glucocorticoid, a stress-related hormone that has been linked to obesity and decreased immune response, researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found.

You Don't Have to Strain for Cardio Fitness Gains

Quantity may beat quality when it comes to exercise and heart health. Adults who engage in mild exercise -- such as walking briskly for 12 miles or exercising moderately for 125-200 minutes over the course of a week -- can improve their aerobic fitness significantly and reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in Chest.

2 Simple Steps to Effective Weight Loss

It's agreed that if you raise the amount of calories you burn and watch what you eat, both the food and the portions, you'll eventually start losing weight.

The How To Guide for Six Pack Abs

First off I want to mention that, for most people, getting six pack abs is not an easy task. It requires serious dedication, but it is possible!  If you were blessed with naturally low body fat and good muscle definition, enjoy it! Otherwise, below is a general 2-step guide that, if followed religiously for 3 months, will produce results.

4 Days to Better Health- Let me Show You How

It's possible to learn HOW to better your health in only 4 days and this article will show you how.  Each day is a bite-sized nugget of healthy living information you can actually use.

The Magic Supplement for Fighting Free Radicals

Do you know what free radicals are?  You should because they harm your health. Free radicals are the most common cause of tissue damage and free radicals have been linked to every known disease by more than 6,000 scientific studies.

The Most Important Supplement You Can Take For Better Health

This article will reveal one easy change you can make that will help better your health... It's absolutely crucial that your body gets the nutrients it needs to function effectively and efficiently.

‘But I don’t want Muscles!’ - Part 1: What Muscle is, and how to Build (or Avoid) it

One of the common comments I hear from my female clients is, "Please don't give me any weights work – I don't want any muscle, I just want to tone.

Exercise & Self Image: How to Feel Better in More Ways than One

A RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIPThere seems to be an almost magical relationship between exercise and a healthy (or at least improved) self-image. Research shows that one of the best predictors (not the only one, but one of the best) of whether someone will achieve their fitness goals is a key aspect of self-image called self-efficacy.

Stretching, Part 1: Why & When

A martial artist friend came to me a few weeks ago, a little confused about stretching. He'd heard a lot of conflicting information about why, when and how to stretch for maximum benefit, and he wanted to some clear guidance.

Exercise & Motivation, Part 3: Keeping it Going

Note: This is Part 3 of a 4-part article series.  THE NEXT STAGE: ACTION The next stage of Prochaska's Transtheoretical model - 'Action' - kicks in once you've started taking (you guessed it) action.

Stress & Spirituality, Part 1

How Spirituality Affects Stress Levels Take a moment to close your eyes and think about what a 'spiritual' person looks like.  Whether you see them as sitting lotus-style in saffron robes or speaking emphatically from a pulpit, I'd bet one thing you won't see them as is 'stressed'.

Training or Television? Working out when you're not Well

Understatement of the week: Creating an exercise routine you can actually stick to is not the easiest thing in the world. Corollary to understatement:  Waking up sick on a day you'd planned on working out can be a tad frustrating.

Exercise & Motivation, Part 4: Maintenance & Relapse

WHAT ARE THE MAINTENANCE AND RELAPSE STAGES? In the maintenance stage, you've been exercising regularly for long enough that it's become a habit.

Stress & Supplementation: How is a Supplement Supposed to Help with Stress?

THE STRESS PRODUCT INDUSTRY – MORE THAN JUST A MONEYSPINNER? It's not news that stress products are a big-money industry, and stress supplements are at the forefront.

Warming Up Properly

In our 'Stretching' article series we discussed why it's important to stretch as part of your workout. We also touched on the importance of warming up before even *thinking* about stretching.

Why Modern Medicine is the Greatest Threat to Health

There is the underlying assumption that modernity translates into better health.  A corollary of this logic is that we can live our lives pretty much as we want because we can always buy a repair.

The 3 Hidden Keys to Rapidly Burning Stubborn Fat

You're about to learn three "power tips" for burning fat that fitness models, athletes, & high profile personal trainers use to bring out those sexy abs, arms, & thighs in no time.

The Secret Muscle-Building Technique You MUST Use In Your Workout Routines

Are you searching for that "one" solution that blasts your plateau and sends your muscles into an explosive growth phase all over again? The solution to your problem has been under your nose all along.

Acne Myths, Finally Some Facts

Acne is a common skin condition, which can be extremely mild or quite disfiguring. Having had a rather bad case as a young adolescent, I know the kind of socially embarrassing consequences it can have for the victim but I also remember it being sore and painful, filling my life with discomfort.

Acne Treatment, Finally Some Facts

Acne is, perhaps, the single treated skin disorder and has been addressed in a wide variety of ways. Often the wisest step is to develop a program in consultation with a dermatologist or medical practitioner.

Get Stronger, Faster and Better by Training Right, Eating Well and Resting Up

I rarely start an article with the conclusion at the beginning. But, for this specific topic I couldn't write it any other way. So, here it is.

How to Tone Up Your Cellulite Areas

You buy them and they don't get the job done. Anti cellulite pills, lotions, gadgets, rubber tights and other silly money wasters that sell you hope and nothing else.

How to Achieve Lifelong Fitness Success in Your Home or Office

Every week countless numbers of people rededicate themselves to starting a new diet and exercise program, only to find that they have fallen off their program by the end of the following week.

The Secret Benefits of a Fitness Lifestyle

I can remember my first visit to a health club like it was yesterday. It was actually thirty years ago, when I was five years old. Even though it was a long time ago, that visit triggered something in me that is still with me today.

How to Get Your Pre-pregnancy Body Back

The second biggest question you will ask yourself as a new mom is, "Will I be able to get back into shape after I give birth?" (The first, of course, is, "Will I be a good mother?") The truth is, yes, you can get back into pre-pregnancy shape and, if you desire, you can get yourself into even better shape than you were in before your pregnancy.

Top 5 Weight Loss Strategies From A Top Level Personal Trainer

Everybody wants to lose weight. Even if its only that last five pounds. Joey Atlas gives you five proven weight loss tactics that go beyond the "eat low fat and walk for one hour each day" mantra of the mainstream.

How Your Initial Programming Effects Your Permanent Weight Loss

During the first part of your life you had no control: your parents did the majority of your thinking for you and in doing so created the greatest part of your subconscious programming.

Permanent Weight Loss & Your Subconscious Pictures

The second component of Burris MIND/FITNESS is your subconscious pictures. I will explain how to replace your negative subconscious images into positive images through the practice of controlled visualization.

The Subconscious Influence on Your Diet and Permanent Weight Loss

What determines human behavior and in particular your eating behavior? I have yet to come across a psychiatrist, psychologist or physician who can answer this question, yet this is the most fundamental question if you wish to initiate lasting permanent behavior change.

6 Steps to Relieve Stress

We get over-stressed now and then. It's a natural response under certain conditions. We need to be concern when our stress is getting out of hand and interfering with our lifestyle.

Do you have arthritis?

Do you have arthritis? If so you are not alone. 66,000,000 people do almost 1 in 3 adults. Arthritis is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability.

Is Fruit Juice Healthy?

All the advertisements on TV rave about how healthy orange juice and other juices are for us. We have been blasted by these commercials for years and most of us strongly believe this to be true.

How to Cope With Cancer

Picture yourself walking down the street where you live. Everything looks normal, but you have a feeling that something is not quite right. Suddenly there's a rumble and the road buckles up around your feet.

Mammograms Are No Joke - They Can Save Lives

There are so many jokes about mammograms! Have you heard the one about the fridge door …or the bookends …or the garage floor? Thanks to all the jokes, "Mammogram" has become a household word, and it's not that I don't have a sense of humor, but as a mammography technologist, I've heard the jokes many times.

Memory and Menopause

Last week I did it again—made a trip to deposit a check at our local bank only to discover once I got there, that my check was nowhere to be found.

You are What you Feel

When Wordsworth described the Romantic mind as an "Orphean lyre" played upon by the wind, he used an image that struck a chord in the Romantic Imagination, an image that unleashed a century of political, literary and social rebellion.

Stimulating the Body’s Production of Human Growth Hormone—Naturally

We all know the signs of aging---loose, flaccid skin, increasing girth, loss of muscle tone and lean body mass, wrinkles, fatigue, memory loss, joint stiffness.

Weight Loss Helped By Mind Over Body

To increase the success rate of any weight management program, we have to shift our thinking of "weight loss" as something that suggests deprivation, hunger or loss to something that suggests growth, development, and gain.

7 Tips for a good nights rest

Sleep is an extremely important part of a persons overall health and wellness, yet so few of us get enough. It is estimated that almost 60% of adults battle sleep problems with some regularity.

Do you have Eczema or Dermatitis?

Although many people believe that eczema and dermatitis are separate conditions, they are actually one and the same. The most common form of this skin condition is atopic eczema.

Is an Apple a Day Really OK?

Young or old, there is probably a good chance that at some time in your life you have heard the phrase "An apple a day keeps the doctor away".

Attack of the Cancer Fighting Tomatoes

That's right, the colorful little fruit (yes, it's a fruit) has been shown to pack a powerful punch against several forms of cancer. A variety of studies indicate that a diet rich in tomato based products (tomato paste, sauce, juice, soup and ketchup) can significantly reduce the risk of prostate, lung and colon cancer.

How to Make Your Own Rose Hips

I was enjoying a long (very long) hike over the weekend that brought me in contact with a wide variety of plants and animals.  While taking a breather at a ranger station, I was admiring a plant which had what looked to be cherry tomatoes or some kind of red berry sprouting from its branches.

The Power of the Pomegranate

The juice from a pomegranate offers some of the worlds most powerful antioxidants. In fact, studies show that pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than other known antioxidant drinks such as red wine, green tea, blueberry juice, cranberry juice and orange juice.

Can Curry Cure Cancer?

Researchers at the University of Texas have found that small doses of curcumin, a common ingredient in curry, not only can stop the growth of melanoma cells but also cause the cells to self destruct.

How to Start a Walking Program

Did you know that walking is the number one participation sport in the world?  Walking is one of the best things you can do for overall health and wellness.

What are Probiotics and do you need them?

Have you had your probiotics today? You may have and do not even know it. Probiotics are the small "good" bacteria that help keep the natural balance of organisms in the intestines.

Ultimate Weight Loss: Ephedra is Back?

I had some questions come in about Ephedra. So I have put together this short article to get you some info. Just to fill some of you in , Ephedra was taken off the market last year , but it is now back on the market and ready for consumers.

Ultimate Weight Loss: Fight Fat and Win

As if you needed another reason to hit the snooze button, recent study concluded that your odds of being overweight are 24% lower for each additional hour you sleep.

Treating Arthritis - Naturally

There are actually three common types of arthritis. These are Osteoarthritis which is the most common, affecting around 16 million Americans with an average age of 45.

Acne Skin Care Tips that Work

How should people go about acne skin care? This article enumerates some basic guidelines to go by. For example, you should clean your skin gently, avoid frequent handling of the skin, avoid sun tanning, and lastly, women should choose their cosmetics carefully and men must shave carefully for good acne skin care.

Zeroing in on the Prevention of Heart Disease

More Americans succumb to the effects of heart disease than any other illness.  Rated the number one killer, heart-related ailments are brought about by a variety of circumstances – some of which are preventable.

Familiarizing Yourself with Oral Chelation

Oral Chelation (pronounced "key lay shun") is simply the process by which metals, minerals and toxins are removed from the body through the use of certain agents (chelating agents) that bond with those elements – literally forming a circle around them – and flushing them out through the body's natural waste material.

What is Oral Chelation and how can it help prevent heart disease

Oral chelation is the solubilization of a metal salt by forming a chemical complex or sequestering. One way of doing this is with ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid (EDTA) salts, which have a multidentate spiral ligand form that can surround metallic and other ions.

Are All Vitamins Created Equal?

 Everyone has read the reports and seen the news. Our soil is depleted and lacks the necessary nutrients and minerals that our bodies need.

How to Obtain Optimal Health

You should already know that nutrition is very important to your quality of life. If you want to have a healthy life and lifestyle, you will need to have a healthy diet with proper nutrition.

Simple Tips for Easy Weight Loss, Part I

Current statistics reveal that 75% of Americans are overweight and 40% are obese. For those who desire to lose weight and obtain optimal health, sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to start.

Why The Low GI Diet Is The Key To Your Weight Loss Goals!

Losing weight is one of the hardest goals Americans annually seek to accomplish.  The weight loss industry is huge and incorporates every type of fad diet, pill, cream, and lotion possible.

Why You Should Take Nutritional Supplements

Few things have been as controversial as nutritional supplements have been recently.  Depending on who you listen to, they are either the answer to any problem you have or they are the devil incarnate.

Over Coming Anxiety Naturally In Time for Valentine's Day

It is Valentine's Day and you feel relaxed and loving. As you move closer to your partner and touch her with love and desire, she stiffens up and moves away from you.

Health Is Internal Beauty

Discover a natural way of eating that can dramatically improve your appearance and your life!  Excerpted from the book "Your Right to Be Beautiful: How to Halt the Train of Aging and Meet the Most Beautiful You" by Tonya Zavasta.

Nature Always Right, Cooks Never

Excerpted from the book "Your Right to Be Beautiful: How to Halt the Train of Aging and Meet the Most Beautiful You" by Tonya Zavasta. It seems pathetic we aspire to create a new product as "natural" as possible but destroy the very natural ingredients in the process.

Rawsome Beauty: Luck of the Draw or Within Reach of All?

Excerpted from the book "Your Right to Be Beautiful: How to Halt the Train of Aging and Meet the Most Beautiful You" by Tonya Zavasta. All of my life, I wanted to be beautiful.

The Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress

On the quest for a more productive day, research has shown that a more productive sleep at night can be one of the healthiest solutions.  A Memory Foam Mattress could be just what researchers have been looking for.

What About Your Mattresses?

Do you really need a new mattress. When you arise in the morning does your body ache? Body aches after resting the night on an innerspring mattress is a strong indication that it may be time to start looking for a new mattress.

Portion control in practice

Weight is about how much is on the plate, says Kay Illingworth.From a personal point of view, visiting the doctor to ask for help with weight loss was something I could never do.

How To Get Your Complementary Therapy Business Off To A Flying Start

Well done! You've passed the exams, received the certificate, taken out your insurance and you're ready to open the doors in your new complementary therapy business.

I skip meals, why aren't I losing weight?

A big mistake that lots of people make is skipping meals. They think they are not eating much so they should be losing weight.  Wrong! Your body was designed with the idea that you have to expend energy in order to get food.

Lactose Intolerant?

What causes lactose intolerance? Lactose is digested in the small intestine by an enzyme called lactase.  This enzyme allows the body to break down the lactose into two simple sugars, glucose and galactose.

A Mediterranean Diet - How to Lose Weight Safely

If you are looking for a way to lose fifteen pounds in two weeks, a high protein diet, a low carb diet, a fruit diet, a no fat diet, a blood type diet, a juice fast, a diet named after a place in Miami, a grapefruit diet, a cactus diet, a coffee and cigarette diet, a diet that includes sweets, a diet based on your body type, a diet based on an ancient religion or a diet based on your hair color, then this article is NOT for you.

Top Thirty Weight Loss Tips and Tricks

1. Never leave home "starving." Always have a light snack before eating dinner in a restaurant, such as a piece of fruit, a glass of juice or a carrot.

Three Natural Cures Your Kids Want You To Know!

When Hippocrates said "the physician treats but nature heals," he was describing the human body's natural tendency toward minimizing illness and creating optimal health.

Two Natural Cures That Baffled American Doctors!

Did you know that food allergies are being permanently eliminated with a natural, energy-based treatment that takes minutes to administer.  Also, emotionally crippling phobias are being cured in one simple and painless session.

Sports Massage – Pre-Event

Massage before an event can be an integral component of the pre-event preparation for many athletes.  Pre-event massage can create a state of readiness in the muscles and tissues so that the athlete's performance can be optimized.

Sports Massage - Post-Event

The purpose of a massage after a major event is simply to aid the athlete to recover from the activity.  This is achieved by reducing post-exercise soreness, re-establishing full range of motion and enhancing blood flow to tight muscles.

Just How Dangerous Are Splenda and Artificial Sweeteners - Which Side is Spinning?

There seems to be fairly poor tracking by any formal standards once a product is approved as a food additive. Despite supposedly tracking adverse reactions, the reality has been different at the FDA.

Learning To Understand And Live With ADHD

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) show the following symptoms: 1)~They have a low level of concentration and a very poor attention span.

You don't have to be sick to benefit from a salt bath

How would you like to enjoy a soothing bath and at the same time take care of all sorts of health troubles, such as skin problems-including acne-recurrent infections, insect bites, female problems, and even arthritis and rheumatism? It's easy to do with a salt bath.

Dieting, Scams and Losing Weight

I've been reading so much stuff on diets and weight loss that I've lost about 15 pounds since I just can't stand to eat anything anymore.  Not protein, not carbs, not chocolate, nothing.

Help! My Child Won't go to School

"How do I get my nine-year-old daughter to school? She seems to have tummy aches or headaches constantly, and misses several days of school each week.

The Seven Stages of Parenthood

Stage 1: Me, have kids?  Really? Your biological alarm goes off.  Every baby is unbeliveably cute.  Am I ready for kids?  They are pretty darn cute.

How to get your child the extra help they need in school

Extra help in school. (Applicable mainly to the UK) The British government promised "that a child with special educational needs should have their needs met" (sec.

My Son Is Terribly Shy, What Can I Do To Help Him?

Q. "I have a 7-year old son who is so shy he will hardly talk to anyone outside of our family. How can I help him?"A. Some children are naturally slower than others to warm to people.

Common Sense About Low Carb Diets

With all of the conflicting studies and fuzzy interpretation of information, it's no wonder that confusion reigns when it comes to the value and safety of low-carb diets.

Your Simple Plan for Weight Loss

The math is pretty simple. One pound of fat equals 3500 calories. Want to lose a pound a week? Then you need to consume 3500 calories less per week than you use.

Are food intolerances making your life a misery?

Despite the advances in modern medicine and our improved standard of living, many people, regardless of age, are spending years of their life in a state of chronic ill-health.

Dry Skin - Prevent Dry Skin By Adopting The Right Skin Care Regime.

Dry skin, also referred to as Xerosis, is a common problem for many people. Skin care for dry skin requires moisture in order to maintain the skin's smoothness and suppleness and especially during winter, this can be particularly difficult.

What is Sacro-Iliac Joint Dysfunction?

The S-I joint is one of the most misunderstood areas of the human body. It has been the source of much controversy in the medical community for many years.

Play Better Golf When You Have A Better Back

Low back pain represents one of the most common and costly diagnoses that the health profession manages on a continuous basis. It is one of the most common reasons to visit a physician, physical therapist, or chiropractor.

Have You Been Told That One Leg is Longer Than The Other?

I remember back in physical therapy school the importance of evaluating and treating people with various problems that were often directly related to poor posture.

Right Food for Right Health

Intelligence is something that determines the fate of people. It has made the world move and hence made our movements easier. All of us want to add on to our intelligence.

Are your nutrition habits robbing you from the body you desire?

What if by making a few small changes in your nutrition and eating habits you could add up to a 50% gain in muscle mass and loose up to 18% extra fat.

Oil of the month

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)A slender evergreen tree with a smooth grey trunk which grows up to 12 metres high.  The bright green leaves stand in pairs on short stalks.

Wearing Contact Lens Can Lead To Discomfort And Other Symptoms

The cornea of the eye is one of the few "breathing" organs of the body.  Hence, contact lens must be able to breathe in order for you not to experience the discomforts that many people encounter upon wearing contacts.

Staying on Your Diet throughout the Holidays

The holiday season is usually the time to wine, dine and make merry. It is also the time when all diets go out of the window. This however, doesn't have to be the case.

A New Era in Fitness & Weight Loss

Fitness has evolved tremendously since the early days of round cement dumbbells and jump ropes.  Now all the luxuries of home are provided for you in your workout experience, to help make it more convenient, enjoyable and have it feel less like, well, working out, as possible.

The Benefits of Counseling

Stress from work.  Stress from home.  Concerns over finances.  All these and more can lead a person to feel like there's no way out.

Help Your Baby Develop Character

How Can We Help Children Learn about Character? Children learn about strong character when parents and other adults in their daily lives   · set a good example through their own behavior and actions,   · set and communicate high standards and clear expectations,  · coach them on how to be responsible and kind, and   · use literature to reinforce the values of strong character.

The Top 10 Ways to Increase your Natural Energy

1. Get 8 hours sleep a night. This is one of the main requirements of the body and will enable you to be at your best. Wear your favourite pyjamas and have the window slightly ajar so you are breathing fresh air.

Travel Nurses Provide One Solution To Nursing Shortage

America is in the midst of a nursing shortage that is expected to get worse as baby boomers age and the need for health care increases. Complicating the nursing shortage problem is the fact that nursing schools and universities across the country are having difficulty maintaining enrollment levels that remain insufficient to meet the projected demand for nursing care.

Help Prevent Wrinkles Through Diet

How many times has your mother told you, you are what you eat? As you probably know, Mom knows best. So it's no surprise that what we feed our bodies does affect what the final product is.

Do You Have Milk Allergies?

As a nation, we have been raised with milk on our breakfast cereal, ice cream as a reward, sour cream on our potatoes, and milkshakes at the local fast food restaurant.

Steps To Stomp Out Migraines

Some fitness experts perceive slightly tired muscles after an intense workout as a rewarding experience. The migraine sufferer, however, views pinched nerves and spasmodic muscles in a whole different light.

Cause of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma doesn~t strike often, but when it does it~s always life-threatening. The mesothelium is a lining that protects most of our major organs.

A Restful Night's Sleep Holds Back Diabetes

Sleep disorders hit about 36% of the American population. Grogginess isn't the only side effect of not getting a good night's rest ~ lack of sleep puts some people at risk for developing diabetes.

The Raindrop Technique Massage

Raindrop Technique is a procedure for applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the feet, back and spine. It is a form of aromatherapy. Raindrop icorporates certain Native American concepts, including a special form of massage called "feather stroking" which is simular to a massage technique called "effeurage".

Wheelchairs In The Workplace

With the popularity of sporting events such as Paralympics, the concept of a person in a wheelchair has changed dramatically in the past several decades.

Senior Living: Choosing the Best Option for an Elderly Parent

It is difficult enough to pick up roots and change residence for just about anyone, but when it involves moving your elderly parent out of a lifelong home, it can be heart-wrenching.

A Lifetime or More Of Cosmetic Change To The Nose

True or false: The nose is the most prominent feature of the face and varies according to our genetic makeup. Most certainly, the nose is a sign of our heritage.

A Primer for Using a Wheelchair

If you are a wheelchair user yourself, or if you have been asked to assist someone in a wheelchair, some basic hints will help you to assure maximum comfort and safety.

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise?

Way far down in his lair Count Rugan and Prince Humperdinck were about to witness Westley being tortured. Chatting while preparations were being made, the prince began recalling to the Count all the numerous things he plans to do.

How scent can change your life

Most of us have scented candles, air fresheners or other sources of pleasant fragrances in our homes. We have particular scents we prefer and even choose the times we use fragrance to promote relaxation, revitalization or other effects that might be desired.

You Don't Have to Like Your Body to Love It!

I want you to think about your body as one of your children or someone else you love dearly. When was the last time this person did or said something that really made you mad? In that moment, you might have been thinking "I really don't like this person right now.

Eliminate Troubling Back Pain and Eye Strain Associated With Heavy Computer Use

Do you remember the old saw about how computers would change our lives for the better? We'd have more time to ourselves and lead healthier, happier lives.

Prevent Acne

Millions of Americans are plagued with the skin disorder acne, and all are interested in finding ways to prevent acne from affecting their skin and ways to treat current pimples, lesions, and scarring.

The Importance of Good Health and How to Achieve It

For a comfortable living, the importance of good health cannot be overstated. Inappropriate health makes us vulnerable to invasion by dangerous diseases and results in a shortened life span.

Caring for Damaged Teeth

When a tooth is damaged, steps need to be taken immediately to provide appropriate care for the tooth. If something has happened to a filling, or if you damaged a tooth because of chipping, breaking or a fracture, take some steps until you can see your dentist.

HOW TO OVERCOME SOCIAL ANXIETY

I worked with a client who had suffered from social anxiety for most of her life. She grew up in a dysfunctional family who emotionally abused her, and she arrived at the point of believing that there was something wrong with being her.

Happiness is about Freedom...Are You Free?

The Dalai Lama, in his book The Art of Happiness, says that the very purpose of life is happiness, and I am sure you agree with that. And what is happiness? Happiness is about freedom and it begins in the mind.

Are YOU Your Own Leader?

Perhaps you are wondering: what does it mean being my own leader? Well, among the aspects of being your own leader are that you are your own authority, you think independently, you live your life on your own terms, and you are authentic.

Attitude for Greatness

What is attitude? It is what you think, believe, feel, expect, act, in relation to yourself, life, people, and your goals. Attitude can be positive or it can be negative; it can be limiting or it can be expanding; if you have a positive attitude, you feel alive, well, loved, happy, liked, confident,.

The Power of Persistence

I went recently to see the movie ‘The Pursuit of Happiness'; if you haven't seen it, please go, it is great. It could be the story of so many of us and it is about some of the most important qualities we need in order to succeed and be happy.

HOW TO OVERCOME CHILDHOOD EMOTIONAL ABUSE

Having worked with many clients recovering from childhood emotional abuse, and having experienced it myself, I want to share my learning with you, in the hope that it will help you be well, feel good, be happy and create the life you desire and deserve.

6 Things You Can Do To Get A Better Night Sleep Tonight

Let's face it... we live in a "go-go" world! Our lifestyle is harried, our food is fast and statistics now show it's taking a toll on one of the most important parts of our life--our sleep.

20 Qualities To Look For In A Soul Mate

Excerpts from my book, SOUL MATE CONNECTIONS, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Relationships, Love, Romance and Soul Mates. This book is a must read; the perfect Valentines Day gift for everyone, teens, married people and those seeking a mate.

Searching For Your Soul Mate? Checklist of 6 Mistakes Not To Make

Love is in the air, especially on Valentine's Day. If you do not have that special someone in your life you will absolutely HATE this holiday.

Back Health- Are You Sitting Comfortably?

HOW SHOULD I SIT? Traditional seating posture i.e. upright, can increase kyphosis , an outward rounding of the lumbar region of the spine.

The Fundamentals Of Skin Care

These days with modern science being what it is, it can sometimes feel like technology has a solution for everything - or at least it soon will have.

Eat Fish For Health

While people have been relishing delicious sea food for centuries, it is only in the recent past that studies have brought out the benefits of eating fish.

The Three Faces of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that~s brought about by the exposure to asbestos. Although much of this material has been removed from public and private locations since this illness and its effects have come to light, there are still scenarios which pose the threat of asbestos exposure, and those who have been exposed in previous years are still at risk for developing the cancer that~s associated with exposure.

Life As A Pharmacy Technician: Orders In - Orders Out

For decades the only person allowed by state and federal laws to dispense pharmaceutical drugs was a licensed pharmacist. Today there are not enough pharmacists to meet the demands of the marketplace due in part to an aging population who takes more prescription medicine than ever before.

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure

Many people suffer from hypertension (also known high blood pressure). Blood pressure is essential to move blood from your heart through your veins and arteries.

Cancer Patients' Experience With Pain Finds Relief

Did you know that as many as 30 to 50% of cancer patients undergoing treatment experience pain? Plus, for the patients in advanced stages of cancer, 70 to 90% experience pain as result of the cancer.

Magnesium - An Important Mineral

Magnesium is a mineral that not many of us give any thought to. However, magnesium is very important to include in our diet and deficiencies of magnesium can be dangerous.

Surviving the Menopause

Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her body begins to change as the ovaries start to shut down. When the ovaries shut down there is also the shutting down of progesterone and estrogen in a woman's life.

Dealing with Mosquitoes in the Natural Way

Mosquitoes are one of the most irritating and annoying insects. The mosquito can turn a fun day or warm evening spent sitting outdoors with friends into an irritating experience.

Physical Fitness - Is Your Workout Missing Something?

Hiking along a rocky trail, two of the three friends carefully picked their way from rock to rock. But one leaped from rock to rock, bounding by the others like a gazelle running and leaping from rock to rock.

The Healing Powers Of Light On Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease characterized by scaling and since there are a number of forms of psoriasis, this skin ailment affects about 400,000 Americans.

Weight-Loss Secrets: The 3 Meal Lie / The Fat Maker & Heart Killer

Welcome to Weight-Loss Secrets. This article series is going to consist of common sense conclusions that can be derived from current research and generally accepted facts.

How to Prepare for a Marathon

If you have the motivation, you can run a marathon. Of course, how well you do depends on your training and your intrinsic abilities, and this will vary from person to person.

Get fit without going to the gym or doing aerobics

If you want to get back in shape without the embarassment of going to a gym where fitness geeks hang out, then you're in luck. Its really easy and doesn't require you to buy any fancy equipment or do any exercise videos.

Anorexia Destroys Self-Image

Every one of us has a self image. Mentally healthy, balanced people enjoy a good, or positive self-image. However, certain conditions and life events may lead to a distorted self-image.

The Care of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The various forms of arthritis are each painful and debilitating. Although arthritis is often attributed to aging, certain types of it can occur at any age.

Hemorrhoids - How To Ease A Painful Condition

If you suffer from hemorrhoids, you are not alone. Almost half of men and women have hemorrhoids by the time they reach 50 years of age. Although many people suffer, few are willing to talk about them.

Mesothelioma And The Dangers Of Asbestos

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is common among people who have been exposed to asbestos. Because of this causation, most mesothelioma patients tend to be men of retirement age, who may have worked with asbestos in unsafe conditions three to five decades ago.

Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is considered to be one of the most difficult things to achieve. Many people try to give up a few times before succeeding completely.

Confusion and Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS

In Canada, HIV was first diagnosed among gay men. Later, hemophiliacs and others with health problems were infected due to tainted blood received through blood transfusions.

Coaching

Coaching is one of an ever-increasing number of self-development techniques used in the quest for a better quality of life. The first association that may spring to mind when you hear coaching is sports.

Alternative Medicine – How is it different from Conventional Medicines?

Alternative Medicine involves practices that are used as a replacement for conventional medicines. When Alternative Medicine is used in combination with conventional medicine it is known as Complementary Medicine.

Antioxidants in Green Tea prevents serious diseases

Making Green Tea a regular part of one's everyday diet provides an overall feeling of well-being and is associated with various health benefits.

Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

During pregnancy it is very important for a woman to take care of herself. She needs to ensure that she takes a healthy diet and exercises regularly.

Ways Of Approaching Dieting

Diet books outsell almost every other subject area both on the internet and in the book stores. Our life styles in the twenty first century don't allow us to consume the calories that our bodies tell us we need and many of us therefore are permanently on diets and find our weight yo-yoing backwards and forwards.

Connecting With the Spirit of the Land

Adapted from the Do It Yourself Space Clearing Kit, by Christan Hummel (One Source Publications, 2004), All of life is alive, whether or not we recognize it.

Helping Your Child Sleep

We can't get a good sleep until we are relaxed. A few things must happen before we get there. We need to feel secure and safe. Any kind of tension, such as abuse, parents arguing, financial problems, trouble with the neighbors, or problems with school or friends, will make it harder for any child to go to sleep.

Get Hold of those love handles and make a commitment

We all know that carrying excess weight around isn't good for us. But sometimes it's just so difficult to say 'today's the day when I start my diet'! But perhaps that's the problem.

Ways to Quit Smoking

Although smoking is known to be extremely unhealthy, many smokers who decide to quit have an extremely hard time. There are a lot of methods to use, so don't give up if you fail at first.

How to Attack Elite Performance

There are four major components to achieve high-level performance in athletic training, personal fitness, or indoor/outdoor sports. 1. Proper tools and gear 2.

Want a new pair of eyes? Get Lasik Done Today

There it was, an ad in the paper for Lasik surgery only $299 per eye. I had wanted to give my wife the surgery as a present since I first heard about it and now with the lower price, I was going to do it.

Can Sun Tanning be Safe?

Linda spends much of her summer near the beach. She lives in a mild climate and is very athletic. She loves to swim, bike and play games outside.

How Acupuncture Could Be What You Are Seeking

Acupuncture, a centuries old Chinese medical practice, is becoming increasingly popular in western cultures. While the benefits of acupuncture are well known throughout China, its mode of action is much less well underestood.

Recipes - Generational Treasure Of Meals

Recipes are a true representation of the lifestyles of our ancestors. Many recipes are handed down from generation to generation. Where would we be without recipes? How could grandma share her favorite dishes? The wonderful taste of her homemade apple pie would be lost forever.

What Are The 3 Critical Exercise Routine Success Factors?

The 'Rule Of 3' Meets Pareto's '80/20'--And You Get Fit Faster As A Result! Everybody likes simple lists. Everybody likes Rules Of Thumb.

The Benefits of Exercise for People Who Suffer From Parkinson's Disease

Many sufferers of Parkinson's disease quickly find that various aspects of their life are no longer controllable in the way that they used to be however by exercising regularly Parkinson sufferers can continue to control their gross movements i.

“Old is God” when it comes to beauty

In today's world, people of all age groups, women in particular, are getting increasingly beauty conscious, a wide array of treatments ranging from allopathy to herbal, have made their way into personal care segment.

Natural ways to tackle Arthritic pain

Arthritic pain is experienced when an affected joint undergoes a continuous loss of cartilage (a slippery material that cushions the ends of bones) leading to swollen and stiff joints.

Protect Yourself From Fitness Fraud

Fitness fraud is a lot more prevalent than you might think. Claims on everything from fitness equipment to fitness clothes range from outrageous to completely unbelievable.

Insomnia - How to Actually Get Some Sleep

Few people function well without the 8 or so hours sleep generally considered a normal nights rest. You hear stories of people managing extraordinary lives on only a couple of hours or people who have only slept 40 hours in the last few years, but these people are rare.

Managing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is the pain that refuses to go away come what may. So much so the patient becomes mentally affected by it having to deal not only with physical pain but also with mental pain.

DO YOU HAVE A NOSE FOR GOOD RHINOPLASTY?

WHAT RHINOPLASTY IS As you might already know, rhinoplasty is surgery performed on your nose. It may be required for any of three reasons: · To enhance your appearance· To correct malformation stemming from illness, accident or birth· To improve your breathing functionality With a rhinoplasty, you can increase or decrease the size of your nose, change its shape, alter the angle of the nose's tip or change the distance between your upper lip and your nose.

Eco Indoor Gardening – A Fun and Healthy Pastime

Eco Indoor Gardening - A Fun and Healthy PastimeIndoor gardening is becoming a popular activity worldwide. Indoor plants not only detoxify the air, but also provide a charming and decorative addition to any home or apartment.

Handling Severe Depression

As long as I live, I'll never forget the feeling of my mouth wrapped around the cold blue steel of the 6 ½ in. barrel of my Ruger Blackhawk .

Proper Nutrition for Sportsmen

For athletes, diet is of the utmost importance. Whether you're a sportsman or a sportswoman, eating healthily is the key to doing well in your training.

The Truth About Diabetes

What is diabetes?It's a fairly common disease, afflicting over eighteen million people in the United States alone.Almost a third of these people don't even know that they have the disease.

Less Sleep Can Equal More Weight Gain

People from all areas of the globe, especially in America, are sleeping less. This lack of sleep mentality has pervaded the American society and seems to be getting worse.

The Right School is Crucial for Aspergers Children

Recent political ideology has promoted the idea of mainstream inclusion as being the "best option" for all children with special needs.

'Pretty to Gorgeous' - A Five minutes Routine

With hectic schedules and multiple-roles women feel pressed for time. Even for some basic makeup when you are on the go. However, you can do with some get-set-go beauty tips not just for the morning but also anytime during the day.

Get Started Exercising Now!

All of us have some time or the other have thought about starting an exercise program to get into shape. Many of us actually spend more time thinking about the program than getting down to actually starting it.

Proper Nutrition Can Make Your Kid a Top Student

It is important that your child gets his or her nutrition early o­n, preferably form Grade 1. This is the most important time for brain development, as they start to learn new things and create new ideas all the time.

Illinois' Network of Social Services

It is a sad truth that most of us will know extreme hardship at some point in our lives. At such a time, it is important to know that we have people in our corner that we can count on should a need arise.

Cute Pugs

Pugs are tiny dogs almost like toys. It got noticed in the 19th century. It is 11inches tall and has a weight of about 18 lbs. Its ears and mask are black in color whereas the color of the coat is apricot fawn or silver.

Is Obesity Catching?

If you are obese, can someone you breathe on catch it?No it's not a virus, obesity is NOT catching.Okay having said that, have you noticed how being overweight runs in families? Does this mean it's hereditary? What if it's mum, dad and their three offspring? As mum and dad are not of the same flesh and blood, how come mum or dad is overweight like the children and their spouse?Maybe if it's not catching or hereditary, could it be in the glands? We could use the same argument as above, with the parents not being of the same flesh and blood.

Surviving Autism in Your Family

Autism is a disability affecting human development. Daily live can be extremely hard for those living with an autistic child or adult. Most of us don't understand this condition and how everyone around it is affected.

When Good People Go Bonkers

We all go nuts sometimes. Even someone as sublimely well balanced as myself goes off the deep end once in a while. When this happens, the bizarre behavior of the suddenly wacko can bring damage to themselves, their business relationships, and yes, even their furniture.

Ovarian Wedge Resection for Polycystic Ovaries

Some women have a lot of trouble ovulating because they have a condition called polycystic ovaries. There are several variations on this condition, but mainly, when eggs are developing toward ovulation and subsequent release of the egg, they fail to complete their development, thus the "old eggs" remain in the ovary.

Kick The Flu Out without taking any medicine and tamiflu

Every winter, there are many reasons to worry about the flu. This year we are doing the same thing, but to an even greater extent. Scientists and physicians have made many announcements, issued many reports, and given many speeches regarding the terrible bird flu.

NaProTechnology: A Medical Breakthrough in Infertility Treatment

NaProTechnology is a new reproductive science uses the physician's medical and surgical energies in a way that works cooperatively with a woman's natural reproductive function.

#1 Liquid Vitamin Myth

Liquid vitamins have been taking the vitamin supplement spot light. Questionable facts and liquid vitamin claims have plagued the minds of many.

Music: The Fuel for Plant Souls

Do your gardenias grooves to Gershwin or your marigolds melt to Mozart? Perhaps your peonies perk up to Pavarotti and your roses rock out to the Ramones? There is much speculation in the scientific community, but many gardeners swear music will revive wilting plants and urge flowers to bloom.

Liquid Vitamins Fortify Phytonutrients, Why?

Phytonutrients or phytochemicals have recently been recognized as playing an important part in one's health. Research has shown that phytonutrients play a crucial role in proper absorption of nutrients.

The real causes of Back Pain are not what you think...

This report covers the real causes of back pain. Basic Anatomy of the Vertebral Column Functions The vertebral column, or spine, is a complex system of bones, intervertebral discs, ligaments, muscles and nerves, designed to fulfil many seemingly incompatible functions.

Why Our Tears Are Salty

Salt can be found in every cell in our bodies. In an adult human there is a total of about 250 grammes (a cupful). Is it any wonder our tears and sweat are salty.

Safe Tanning Using A Tanning Bed

There are plenty of us that feel healthier when our skin is tanned. If you want a tan the choices come down to a fake-tan product, laying in the sun, or a tanning bed.

Vitamin and Mineral Digestion Taken For Granted

The body is a complex web of systems. Most are not fully aware of the complexity of the digestive system. However, most know of its opposite, indigestion.

Types of Dentists Today

A person who practices dentistry is a dentist. Dentistry is the arrangement, function and placement of teeth according to the dental science.

Vitamins Keep Your Heart Fighting Fit

To keep your heart healthy, you need more than a diet that is low in  fat and cholesterol. You need to give your body a boost to keep that heart pumping strong.

Exotic Birds As Pets

Before making the decision to care for exotic birds, you should know more information about their care and maintenance. Different birds require different types of treatment.

Why choose Pilates

If you want to posses a toned and sculpted body in limited time then Pilates is a great option to consider.You may have heard celebrities extolling its many virtues and claiming that you can attain the perfect body by following an exercise regimen that needs just half an hour a day for three weeks.

Does Hypnosis Work to Help You Quit Smoking?

There are many tools that smokers can use to help them break their unhealthy habit. Some like to use medications, others find that nicotine replacements are handy, and still others just drop the habit cold turkey.

Menopause

It is one of the stages in life, which all women encounter.For some it means freedom from anxiety, while many wouldnt like to even think about, much less go through the process of menopause.

Environment- Maintaining the Delicate Balance!

What exactly do we mean when we speak of the "environment"?It is more complecxt than saying it is only our surrounding.The environment is a delicate equilibrium between every ingredient in our surroundings called the ecosystem.

Just in Case: Some Asthma Pillow Talk

There are pathogens all around us. One has to be especially careful about the pathogens in our beds and pillows, since the mattresses on the beds and the pillows are filled with some stuffing material.

Cellulite: Horrors!

Cellulite if often portrayed as an ailment, a horror, a get-rid-of-now affliction. One does not have to make an effort to read an article about the horrors of cellulite, there are enough, slap-on-the-face advertisements in almost each women's magazine that one comes across.

Perfume Power

Whether you know it or not but perfume is centuries old, in fact about.com Guru Mary Bellis tells us that. He says the word perfume comes from the Latin per fume through smoke.

Not All Is Wellness

Wellness revolves around how good you feel. Obviously, exercise plays a key role in having this great feeling, and so does eating the right stuff.

Pain Management for Cancer Patients

Besides the usual fears, the announcement that you or a loved one has cancer creates a frightening and complex situation concerning the pain the patient will suffer during treatment.

Alternative Therapies for Cancer

With all the new advancements being made in medicine, cancer patients can look forward to a complete recovery.Chemotherapy and radiation however can be a harrowing experience.

Identifying the Signs of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and the leading cause of cancer deaths. Every woman's breasts are different so it is important for each individual woman to be familiar with her breasts in order to recognize any peculiarities.

Living With the Discomfort of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that is characterised by scaling and inflammation of the skin. It most often occurs on the elbows, knees, other parts of the legs, scalp, lower back, face, palms, and soles of the feet, but they can occur on skin anywhere on the body.

Stress, Anxiety and Depression - What is the difference?

Looking after your feelings and emotions is as important as taking care of your body. Most of us take care of our physical health far better than our feelings.

The Dangers of Deep Vein Thrombosis

A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot developing in a deep vein, usually in the leg. They also can occur in other parts of the body. Blood clots in the veins in the thigh are usually more serious than blood clots that happen in veins in your lower leg.

Therapeutic Manipulation – What Exactly Does it Mean?

Therapeutic manipulation refers to any technique by which a disease or disorder is treated using the remedial use of the hands, especially by a skilled practitioner.

Bird Flu: Should I Be Worried?

In recent weeks, the alarm over Avian Flu, also know as Bird Flu has increased dramatically. It is important to understand the facts about this disease in order to interpret the news accurately and to avoid panic and irrational behavior.

DEA Operation High Step Seizes Heroin-Laced Artwork

Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Karen P. Tandy announced on November 30th the results of Operation High Step, a multi-national investigation led by the DEA which targeted a major drug trafficking organization (DTO) that brought heroin from Colombia to Boston, New York, Chicago and Orlando.

DEA Shatters International Internet Drug Ring

The US DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) has announced the results of Operation "Cyber Chase", a year long organized crime drug enforcement task force investigation that targeted international Internet pharmaceutical traffickers operating in the United States, India, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean.

Use of Muscle Relaxers for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain (also called lumbar pain or backache) is very common. Virtually everyone at some time in their life experiences a backache. Except for the common cold, backaches account for more doctor visits and more missed days of work than any other illness.

Environment 101

A good knowledge of your environment enables you to take proper care of it. The enclosed article reveals some of the similar issues and terminology related to you environment.

PROTECT YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND IT WILL PROTECT YOU

Understanding the environment is key to taking care of it.This short article hopes to present the basic issues and terminologies surrounding the environment in order to demystify the subject.

Arthritis, The Pain And The Reasons

Many fear the pain of arthritis as they age. But, it can attack anyone at any time. For those who it does strike, the pain is unbearable. It is a group of diseases of the bone joints.

Suffering From Joint Pain?

Joint pain can be caused by any number of things. It can be the result of an injury or overuse of the joint. If your joint pain is caused by arthritis, you will need to begin your search for an effective way to treat it.

Brink's Unified Theory of Nutrition For Weight Loss and Muscle Gain

When people hear the term Unified Theory, some times called the Grand Unified Theory, or even "Theory of Everything," they probably think of it in terms of physics, where a Unified Theory, or single theory capable of defining the nature of the interrelationships among nuclear, electromagnetic, and gravitational forces, would reconcile seemingly incompatible aspects of various field theories to create a single comprehensive set of equations.

Nutritional Myths that Just Won't Die: Protein!

When it comes to the topic of sports nutrition there are many myths and fallacies that float around like some specter in the shadows. They pop up when you least expect them and throw a monkey wrench into the best laid plans of the hard training athlete trying to make some headway.

Slipped Disc and its Chiropractic Treatment

A slipped disc is a very painful medical condition which is the result of the injury. In this the vertebra which is the cushion between the bones in the spine is injured and moved from its position.

Is the Anti-Aging Fight a Losing Battle?

No one admits to wanting to grow old gracefully, and today, modern technology modern science have combined to make it easier not to. People are now using both synthetic and homeopathic alternatives, and are going to fancy salons or just fighting the fight on the home front with all the new products available.

What's New in Antiaging Products?

When it comes to aging, we all want to turn back the hands of time or at least pry them away from our faces. But is there anything that we can really do? Absolutely.

Fitness and Kids

Kids are always so full of energy, running instead of walking whenever the opportunity presents itself. Although this isn't always the desired behavior, running is actually quite good for children and helps to keep them physically fit, while preparing them for a life of fitness as adults.

Common Fitness Mistakes

Have you decided to get up off the couch and do something about your bulging midriff? Before you rush out to the nearest gym, you need to follow a few guidelines else you may find yourself back on the couch.

Childhood Diabetes: Your Child's Rights at School

Diabetes has been classified as a disability, and so your child has certain rights at school to protect him or her.Children who suffer from diabetes need special medical attention, both at home and at school.

Why are There More Diabetes Cases in Children?

Diabetes is a disease caused by the way the body metabolizes sugar. The disease can be controlled by medication and modifications to one's'sdiet.

Fido Needs a Fix: Treating Canine Depression

Animals can experience depression, just like people do. It is not as easy to diagnose, but if your dog exhibits any unusual behaviour, depression may be the cause.

What Can You Do About Depression! The St John Alternative

Depression comes in many forms and with the overabundance of anti-depression drugs currently available, it is often tricky for doctors to prescribe the right one for their patients.

Maximum Cardio Part I

Cardiovascular exercise is an important component of general health. While certain people may require different amounts and types of cardio, everyone should engage in at least a little cardiovascular activity each week.

Maximum Cardio Part II

In Part I, we discovered three maxims of cardio and began to discuss maxim four. In Part II, we conclude with this maxim and two more. MAXIM 4: Use your heart rate as a tool for feedback about your progress, not as a "RULE" for fat loss (i.

Seven Keys to Permanent Weight Loss Success (Part 2 of 4)

This is part 2 of the 4-part "Seven Keys to Permanent Weight Loss Success" series. Key #2: Forgive yourself Forgive yourself already! ENOUGH! You are only human.

Seven Keys to Permanent Weight Loss Success (Part 4 of 4)

This is part 4 of the 4-part "Seven Keys to Permanent Weight Loss Success" series. Key #6: Control your rewards You've heard it before.

The Five Keys to Healthy Eating Part I

Healthy eating is about more than calories or following the latest dietary fad. Trends come and go. Healthy bodies have been around for thousands of years, before there were magic bullets for instant fat loss marketed on major television stations or promising easy weight loss in flashy colors on the pages of magazines.

The Five Keys to Healthy Eating Part II

In Part I, we covered two keys to healthy eating: enjoy what you eat, and believe in what you are doing. In Part II, we explore the remaining three keys to healthy eating.

The Practical Way to Lose Fat

Today's society is about speed. We no longer have to wait for the oven to warm our food because we have microwaves ready to do the work in less time.

The Skinny on Salt

Salt was used long before recorded history began. One of the earliest known writings, the Chinese Png-tzao-kan-mu, mentioned more than 40 types of salt.

Building A Better Body, One Brick At A Time

The quest to develop a stunningly fit, lean and attractive body is a long, slow journey. It's not something you achieve overnight by popping a few pills or strapping an electric gizmo to your belly.

Cortisol, Stress And Body Fat

It seems that every time science uncovers some type of association between body fat and anything, opportunistic entrepreneurs are waiting in the shadows to create a product and a marketing campaign around it.

How To Lose 20 Pounds REALLY, REALLY

Back "in the day" when I used to be a full time personal trainer and I met with clients in person at my New Jersey Health Club, the first thing I would always ask my clients during the initial consultation was: "Tell me exactly what you want.

Cold Sores and Fever Blisters - Are You Dangerously Contagious?

 Cold Sores and Fever Blisters have been a blight on the human face for over 2000 years. They have been, and still are, a worldwide epidemic.

Cold Sore Treatments: Do Not Get Ripped Off

Cold sore treatments are always of vital interest for those of us who suffer those burning cold sores. There are new treatments coming out all the time.

The Glycemic Index: Key To Weight Loss Or Just Another Diet Gimmick?

The glycemic index (GI) is a scale that measures how quickly carbohydrate foods are broken down into glucose. The original purpose for the glycemic index was to help diabetics keep their blood sugar under control.

The Void: Our Dark Side

In most of the indigenious people's teachings I've encountered, an aspect of becoming more spiritually aware involves what is known "dark side" journeying or going into "The Void of Great Mystery".

Light Therapy - Not just for Winter

Light therapy has been used for more than two decades to treat circadian rhythm (body clock) disorders. Every living thing has an internal clock that tells it when it is time to be asleep and when it is time to be awake.

What are the Basics of Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease was first described in the early 1800s when Dr James Parkinson wrote a paper on what he called ‘the Shaking Palsy'.

Treating chronic open-angle Glaucoma with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Over the last 10 years, in my practice I have specialized in TCM Ophthalmology. I have made quite a few significant clinical observations through diagnostic testing, treatment and direct feed back from my patients.

Insomnia and Reflexology

Tell people that you suffer from insomnia and you might get a mildly sympathetic response but only those people who really suffer sleep problems night after night know what coping with insomnia is really like.

Prevent Indoor Allergies

An allergic reaction occurs whenever the body enters into an altered state, or has a response, because of a substance. Many people have allergic reactions to dust mites.

Stress reduction with Reflexology

Ask anyone these days if they're suffering from stress and you may well get a very short and to-the-point answer! But it's not just that, stress is the root cause of much physical illness as well as so many other problems both physical and mental.

Varicose Veins and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, women may undergo several skin changes including acne, skin darkening, itchiness, rashes, stretch marks, skin tags and varicose veins.

Conquer Your Stress

Have you got stress? Maybe you have and maybe you haven't, but I think that at some time in your life you have suffered from stress. And I predict that you will again in the future.

Of Course Homeopathy Works

If you spoke to a non-believer about homeopathy I don't think you would have much chance of convincing them that it works. Before I started researching it, I thought it couldn't work either.

Cholesterol Drugs Over The Counter

The trend, nowadays, seems to be for more prescription medicines to be available over-the-counter in pharmacies. Sometimes you can even get them from your supermarket shelves.

Two Essential Oils for Aches and Pains

One of the most popular of complementary and alternative therapies must be aromatherapy. There's something very appealing about using essential oils from plants to soothe illness and help calm you down or lift your mood.

Parkinson's Disease And Sexual Function

Sexual functions are a very important aspect of our physical and mental health. With the onset of Parkinson's disease, many aspects of a person's physical and mental well being are affected by the disease and this includes his sexual abilities.

Self Care Tips For People With Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease can be overwhelming for many people who have it. Not only must patients face their physical changes in your body, but they must also deal with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.

No Matter Where You Are At In Your Life, YOU CAN

I was reading through some statistics regarding depression and the percentage of people suffering from this has increased substantially. And I remembered what I often hear from people: ‘I have failed in my life' or ‘I have not achieved anything,' or ‘I experienced such and such in my past and it will jeopardize my entire life,' or ‘I have made a lot of mistakes,' or ‘I have been feeling depressed or anxious for so many years and I can't change.

Is Sclerotherapy Safe?

Sclerotherapy is a safe and proven procedure with very few significant risks. However, it is important for anyone considering sclerotherapy to know that while complications are quite unlikely, they are a possibility.

Stop Snoring Using Anti Snore Exercises

If you and your spouse suffer from horrible snoring, You are not alone. 23% couples suffer seriously from this terrible condition. The problem isn't just the irritation of staying awake the whole night or waking up from a spouse's elbow over and over again.

Successful Aging

What qualities are the most important if you are to grow old successfully? What constitutes "successful aging?" Possibly it would include great health, not looking old, being free from disease, having financial security, being in control of your mental faculties, optimum weight, enjoyable social life, etc.

Tension 101

The BasicsImagine a car that's idling too fast. It's revved up and working hard but nothing useful is happening. The motor's burning more fuel, creating more pollution and experiencing added wear and tear.

Why Early Detection of Slow Growing Lymphoma Is Difficult

There are over 30 types of lymphoma that have so far been detected and they can be grouped according to a variety of criteria. One such criterion is how fast the cancer is growing and so lymphomas are generally classed as either slow growing or fast growing.

Weight Loss - A New Approach

Here in the UK it seems as if the newspapers have been full of information on dieting and weight loss recently. Covering genes and yo-yo diets, it's a hot topic.

Diagnosing Lymphoma!

Lymphoma is one of the few types of cancer that can develop and grow in the body without an individual knowing and it is only when the cancer spreads around the body to other organs that obvious symptoms become apparent.

5 Natural Steps to Reduce Stress quickly

We have access to time- and labour-saving devices beyond the dreams of any previous generation. Yet stress, anxiety and depression seem more common problems than ever before.

Natural Remedies for Depression

Over 10 million Americans suffer from depression each year. Affecting all segments of the population, depression creates a feeling of hopelessness.

Foot reflexology – all you need to know

If you're ill, how can the act of simply massaging the feet improve your health and make you feel better?Long ago in our history, maybe as far back as four thousand years, people knew that massaging the feet had an effect on the body.

Diabetes and Colorectal Cancer

The list of medical problems facing those who have diabetes can seem endless. If you are diabetic, you already know the complications that can arise.

Immune System - Stronger or Smarter?

We all know how important it is to have an immune system that is working well in order to combat and ward off allergies.  Each of us is becoming more aware of the products that we eat and drink so that we strengthen our immune system.

How Can non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Be Detected?

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a term that describes a group of over 30 subtypes of lymphoma, each of which grows and differentiates at a different rate and so responds differently to treatment.

Motor System Disorders associated with Parkinson's disease

Motor System Disorders is actually an umbrella term used to cover many of the neurological diseases. Parkinson's disease is one of those disorders.

What you can do today for Arthritis, to get your life back!

Red, burning, swollen and so stiff you don't want to move...that's what those who suffer from arthritis experience on a daily basis. If you know this all to well, you are probably one of the 46 million Americans (that's 1 out of every 5 people) that are living with arthritis every day.

Learn the Real Dangers of Poor Sleep

Ah...a good nights sleep. We all want to get in the recommended 7-8 hours, yet according to the National Sleep Foundation, almost one-third of Americans sleep 6.

Are the foods you are eating keeping you in pain?

Try An Anti-Inflammatory Diet: It Could Be The Answer To Eliminating Your Pain When I say "Inflammation", thoughts of painful joints, muscles, swelling and loss of mobility probably comes to mind.

Arthritis and Chronic Joint Symptoms

From the Centers for Disease Control Are you female, Caucasian, have a lesser education, and overweight? Then you run the greatest risk of either arthritis or chronic joint symptoms.

Is reflexology a holistic treatment

Conventional medicine grew up slowly as people discovered more and more about the human body and, in particular, about the effect on the body of various treatments.

Vega Testing-Food Allergies

Vega Testing, Food Allergies & Bioelectronic Assessments for Health Problems The most advanced devices are mostly computerised these days Bioelectronic machines, such as the Vega Testing and best machines, scan the body by detecting minute changes in the conductance of the skin over acupuncture points.

HEALTHY DIETS

DIETS ?HEALTHY DIETS ?We should know by now that diets don't work. If they do its only for a time and then the weight creeps back on. So what next! Having done the 'Atkins' and the 'Glycaemic Index' and even 'fasting' (no food at all) how is it we're still basically fat?Healthy diets exist only where there is healthy food and a life style which is balanced .

Kirlian Photography - Aura

Kirlian Photography is back! and your 'aura'Hum Forest Clinic is pleased to announce the arrival of the latest most practical form of kirlian photography known as GDV ANALYSIS device from Russia.

Xenical - Tests, Diagnosis, Use, and Precautions

Xenical, a prescription medication, is also known by its generic name, orlistat and is prescribed for weight loss. However, it's important to know whether you actually need Xenical or not.

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a disease which attacks the body at cellular level.It is an abnormal growth of cells which tend togrow in an uncontrolled way and, in some cases,to spread to other parts of the body.

Facts About Cold Sores

Cold sores are unsightly, contagious and very painful sores, normally occurring on the edge of the lip or nose. Cold sores are created by the replication process of the herpes simplex virus type 1 or type 2.

Why Exercise is Important after Baby

Post-natal exercise offers a whole range of benefits for new moms. However, it's important to remember that you should always consult with your doctor before starting up an exercise program.

Tell Me What Causes Cold Sores

What causes cold sores for you? What is the one big trigger that causes these painful and embarrassing cold sores in your life?You do not realize it now, but in the next few moments you will learn exactly what causes your cold sores and what you can do right now to eliminate them.

Getting Rid of Cold Sores This Quick and Easy Way

Is getting rid of cold sores a pressing desire for you? If so, by the time you are done reading this article, you will know exactly how to get rid of cold sores in your life.

Proven 3-Step Cold Sore Treatment Plan

Are you searching for a good cold sore treatment?Thousands of cold sore folks like you and I are doing just that every day.Hey - do not spend your hard-earned money before you read about this powerful cold sore treatment 3-step plan.

Deep breathing: the greatest health superstition

  Ask a hundred of people, "How should we breathe 24/7 for maximum body oxygenation?" or "Which unconscious breathing pattern provides us with best oxygenation?", and most of them will tell you that big and/or deep breathing is best.

Medical Disasters: 8 Simple Tips Guaranteed to Save Your Life in the Operating Room

Imagine the electric thrill your doctor gets when as a patient you tell him, “Doctor, you’re a life-saver!” And he was! He ordered the medicine that brought you out of congestive failure.

Get Into the Energy of Summer

"Thus the interaction of the four seasons and the interaction of Yin and Yang (the 2 principles in nature) is the foundation of everything in creation.

New Advances in Digital Hearing Aids Can Help Baby Boomers Take Matters into Their Own Hands

Whether it's using online banking, buying a new car, or being involved in health issues such as choosing digital hearing aids, today's baby boomers are all about taking control and doing things themselves, at their own convenience.

Understanding Wholistic Medicine

In recent years, our nation and our world have seen profound changes occur in every aspect of life. All our institutions-including politics, education, economy and technology-are in the midst of unprecedented change.

Popular Natural Acne Treatment - Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a hugely popular natural treatment for acne with very good reason. Tea tree oil has solved the acne problems of thousands that suffer from all types of blemish problems.

Great Alternative Acne Treatment - Black Current Seed Oil

There are many excellent alternative acne treatments available today with one being black current seed oil. This natural remedy most often comes in pill form and is easy to digest making it a great choice for just about all types of people who are suffering from acne to use.

An Effective Herbal Acne Treatment - Green Tea

Studies have shown that green tea is a very effective herbal treatment for those suffering from acne. Green tea is quite unique as compared to other teas in that it is not fermented.

Guard Your Skin Naturally Against Acne - Sunflower Oil

When searching for alternative treatments for acne sunflower oil must definitely be considered. This natural oil is rich in vitamins that are needed for healthy looking skin and is very soothing to several types of skin irritations including acne.

Lady Secret Serum for tighten the vagina - Enjoy Pleasure of young age

Lady Secret Serum for tighten the vagina - Enjoy Pleasure of young ageIntroducing Lady Secret Serum its respectability blend of all natural herbs will turn back to restore youth, elasticity and firmness to a woman's feminine charm.

Swami Ramdev Ji and His Divya Medicines

Swami Ramdev Ji and His Divya MedicinesIf anyone is wondering if such a person exists, “the virtuous golden wonder from India”, His godliness Swami Ramdev who has transformed India to wake up to a healthy tomorrow, is the answer! Swami Ramdev was initiated in the abstinent order on the banks of the sacred River Ganga.

Stress...Do You Actually Need It In Your Life?

Surprisingly, the answer is yes, with research showing over and over that the healthiest and most productive people are those that learn to manage stress - not avoid it.

Balancing the mind, body and spirit with acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine in contextUntil about 100 years ago, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) - acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and tui na - had been the only form of medicine practiced in China for thousands of years.

Three Steps for Meeting a Dog: Instructions for Parents

It is very important to teach kids how to interact with dogs they are interested in. Childish excitement could be interpreted as a threat by inexperienced dogs.

High Fructose Corn Syrup: The Obesity Link

Playing outside in the hot days of summer will work up a thirst. While water is the best quencher of thirst and should be the first choice you offer your children, sometimes it's nice to have a sweeter treat to enjoy.

7 things people should not be doing in the gym

The gym is a health hazard for a lot of people.Daily, I see people giving their all on cardio equipment in an effort to lose a few kilos, or heaving weights back and forth in an effort to ‘get big'.

Exercise and Pregnancy

I know how exciting it is to finally hear the news that you're going to have a baby. I'm sure there are many questions going through your head about keeping you and your baby healthy throughout your pregnancy.

What to Do When Your Child is Afraid of Dogs

Whenever Laura sees a dog, she shrieks and clings to her mother's leg. Thomas runs the other way. And Samuel just freezes, wide eyed in terror.

Training Barefoot

If you have been living in a cave or just stepped out of the jungle barefoot then you can skip this article. However for most of us with feet that have been shaped and moulded from the shoe then welcome to an emerging trend in training called the 'Barefoot Revolution'.

What Are Easy Foods That Prevent Cold Sores?

Are you searching for foods that prevent cold sores? You are wise indeed. Nutrition is the most effective and natural way to eliminate cold sore outbreaks.

How to Heal a Cold Sore Fast

Knowing how to heal a cold sore quickly could be crucial if you have an important event coming up soon. There is no good time to have a cold sore.

The Wonder of Homeopathy

More and more people today are becoming convinced in their hearts and minds that there is more to life than we perceive with our senses, there is more going on behind the scenes.

How body shapers can turn you into a supermodel in seconds?

Body shapers are garments, which instantly flatten bulging parts of the body and make you look toned, fit and beautiful. They flatten areas such as the stomach, waist, buttocks, and hip.

Bone Health Can Help Prevent Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

A unique strain of mouse was bred to have no insulin receptors on its bone-building osteoblasts, although it had insulin receptors every place else.

The Life And Death Of Joe Rowley.

The funny thing is, I didn't know Joe that well.He was only an acquaintance really, a drinking acquaintance, not a close friend of mine by any stretch of the imagination.

Cold Sore Stages - What To Expect From Cold Sores

The most desirable of all cold sore stages, if there is such a thing, is the latent stage. The herpes virus is asleep and hiding in the nerve ganglia.

Feeling Feelings--Overlooked

You have no doubt heard or used the expression breaking down. Breaking down, means to show one's feelings, usually sadness. It is inexplicably ironic that a natural emotion is given a negative euphemistic nameBeginning at a young age, boys are primarily valued for achievement, stoicism and heroism.

How To Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis With Alternative Medicine

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is when our immune system turns on the body that hosts it and systematically tries to destroy it by attacking healthy body tissue such as the joints (rheumatoid arthritis), muscles (fibromyalgia), pancreas (type 1 diabetes) or nerves (multiple sclerosis).

New Report Indicates Incidents of Breast Cancer on the Decline

Cancer death rates decreased on the average of 2.1 percent per year from 2002 through 2004 according to a new report from the Nation’s leading cancer organizations.

Avoid Fad Diets that Promise Magic Cures and Miracle Weight Loss

Fad diets are appealing because they usually promise slim and trim figures with very little effort.  Most fad diets work in the beginning, but diets that restrict certain food groups or promise unrealistic results are difficult and/or unhealthy to sustain over time.

Aloe Plant Offers More than Just Relief from Sunburns

The aloe plant is one of the world's oldest and most frequently used natural supplements. Aloe juice, gel, and leaves have played a role in medicine since the 4th century B.

Can Older People Get Asthma?

Many people who develop asthma as adults had breathing problems as children.  Asthma is a breathing problem that can start at any age.  There are also people who have asthma as children and it goes away as they grow older.

Guide To Massage

The known benefits of a professional massage go a lot more than skin deep. Did you know that massage therapy is medically proven to reduce the levels of stress and release the body's natural "FEEL GOOD" hormones called endorphins.

Seasons Change and So Do I

Have you ever noticed that when one season is transitioning to the other, in this case summer to fall, you feel a bit out of sorts? Perhaps tired, not sleeping well, eating a bit more, some of you might even have immune system dips or flare ups of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyaliga?No one really knows why this is, but many people experience it.

Chance of Bruising Increases with Age

As you age, the tendency to bruise easily increases. Most bruises go away without treatment. Other bruises can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem.

How To Organise Your Day Off At A Day Spa In Perth

Every week, we work hard to finish our tasks in the office. We are so serious in getting things done most of the time that we suffer splitting migraines, painful backaches, and irritating stiff necks from all the work-related stress we have.

Coffee Drinking Findings Are Inconsistent

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world.  There have been numerous studies of the affects of coffee on our health, especially long-term coffee consumption and heavy drinkers of coffee.

DHEA Supplements: Possible Benefits of Maintaining Youth and the Possible Side Effects

 The most abundant steroid in the human body is DHEA. DHEA is produced by the adrenal glands. DHEA is involved in creating testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and corticosterone.

Why Should Men Care About Their Waistline?

Men over 40 may or may not face a midlife crisis as the popular belief goes but they are certainly facing an additional hormonal challenge when testosterone levels begin to slowly decline.

Do Vigorous Exercise Enthusiasts Need to Ingest Salt Tablets

Sweat does have salt in it; however, you do not need to ingest salt tablets after working out vigorously.  Even sweating 1 to 3 quarts per hour of exercise would not require extra salt.

DIY Backcare

Sarah lives on the South Coast with her family. She is a busy holistic practitioner specialising in the relief of stress and the balancing of energies to promote good health and remove pain.

Colour Psychology

Colour psychology is the study of the effect that colours have on human behaviour particularly the natural instinctive feelings that each colour evokes.

Karmagraphs

The use of colour and numbers is an ancient practice that has been used by many cultures as a tool to accessing inner wisdom and knowledge. Numerology combined with colour offers a unique method of divination that can help us unlock spiritual knowledge, open the mind to intuition and help us gain a deeper understanding of others and ourselves.

What is functional resistance training?

Today the buzz word in the gym is functional training. It has many meanings to many practitioners in the health and fitness industry. My understanding and implementation of functional training has come from a variety of sources including my own training and teaching in martial arts and numerous sports, combined with studying many of the leading experts in the field including Gary Gray (known as the father of function), Paul Chek (who is also known as the man who brought those big Swiss/stability balls to our gyms) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine to name but a few.

Hybrid Training

I have written in the past about the need to regularly change your program variables (every 2 -3 weeks) including: Repetitions - number of times you complete the movement Sets - a group of repetitions together Time under tension (eccentric - lowering phase/concentric - lifting phase/ isometric - holding weight statically) Intensity Speed of movement Exercise type Exercise order This month I want to share with you an exciting alternative called hybrid training to spice up your workouts.

22 Ways to a good night's sleep

How many of you consider the importance of sleep in relation to fat-loss, injury prevention and recovery, lack of focus, and overall health and vitality?According to a study published in the Lancet Medical Journal (1) chronic sleep deprivation may speed the onset or increase the severity of age-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and memory loss.

Walter Carrington

Walter Carrington 1915-2005People imagine that their bodies are disobedient and unreliable in carrying out their wishes, whereas nothing could be further from the truth.

Stretching Further, Increasing Confidence, Gaining Professionalism

As alternative practices continue to enjoy a boom in popularity so the need for all of us to work to raise standards and improve ourselves through continued professional development deepens.

7 Nutrients Your Eyes Need For Optimum Visual Performance

“Finish your carrots, they’re good for eyes” you may have heard your mother say a time or two. Carrots contain Vitamin A which plays an important role in optimum vision health.

Establish a Good Sleep Routine to Keep Headaches at Bay

Most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Not getting enough sleep or not sleeping well can make you irritable. Everyone needs a good night’s sleep to give them enough energy to face the day ahead.

Types of Nipples, Medications, and Fathers be Supportive and Helpful during Breastfeeding

Each breastfeeding woman has to find her own routine with settings and positions that work best for her and the baby.  Each woman experiences a unique experience while breastfeeding.

Herbal Remedies for Forgetfulness

How many times have you walked into a room and forgotten what you went in to get? Or, the ever popular, "where are my car keys?". What about that embarrassing moment when you meet the person on the street who very obviously knows you, but you can't bring her name to mind no matter how hard you try.

Unique Crystal Wand Facial

This fantastic, unique facial combines the healing energies of the earth in the form of crystals with a pure natural powerhouse of ingredients, creating a synergy effect to leave the skin polished, renewed, fresh and youthful.

Herbal Sleep Aids

A good nights sleep is something that hundreds of thousands of people around the world can only hope for. With the demands of every day life in today's society, we are often awake or only partially sleeping when our bodies and minds should be resting peacefully to rejuvenate itself for the next days activities.

Gene Variation Slowing Metabolism of Caffeine May Play a Role for Increase Risk of Heart Attack in Some Individuals

Drinking coffee and the increase risk of having a heart attack has been under debate for a long time.  Some researchers say the risk lies within your genes, and one particular variation in a gene can slow metabolism of caffeine and increase the risk of heart attack.

Getting Started with a Walking Routine

You have finally decided to get fit, to feel better and have more energy to do all things you want to do.  Don’t jump in too quick!  You need to help your body adapt to the demands of repetitive movement.

Caring for Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord

From the sixth week of pregnancy until birth there is an umbilical cord that connects the developing fetus to the mother through the placenta.

Coping with the loss of a beloved pet

Have you, or do you know someone who has lost a beloved pet? This is what I call ‘grief in spades’ because many people do not understand the profound effect this can have on many pet owners and a typical response is – ‘it’s only a pet – get another one!’.

Are You Living with Pain ?

Why are you putting yourself in the "straight Jacket" of conventional pain therapy? Modern western medicine tells you that if it cannot be scientifically proven it doesn't work.

The power of bodywork

I believe in the idea that there are 2 kinds of power, Internal and external. What I refer to as internal or true power is defined by Webster's as;" power ability to act or produce an effect, have influence over others".

Water Filtration Systems: Making Your Water Safe

Water - A Vital ResourceOnce thought of as an unlimited natural resource, water is now one of the most essential products in demand. Although a rising world population has led to an increased demand for water, it is not the leading reason why it is a threatened precious resource.

Test Your Flexibility

The following are three ways to test your flexibility. The idea of testing is to become aware of how tightness with certain muscle groups can lead to injury if you are not careful during fitness workouts.

The Future, Today: Digital Hearing Aid Industry Transitions to Patient-Focused Model

The technology to purchase hearing aids online has revolutionized the digital hearing aid industry. In the past, those who were hard of hearing sought care through a system that was centered on the provider.

Treating IBS with CBT and Hypnotherapy

The debilitating condition Irritable Bowel Syndrome, known as IBS, now affects up to 8 million people in the UK, and the medical profession are still unable to define a specific cause.

Heart Disease

Heart DiseaseMillions of people die each year from heart disease worldwide. These include diseases such as Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction), Cardiac Arrest to name a couple.

The Power of Laughter

When's the last time you had a good laugh? Take a moment to relive the good feelings that come with real laughter. We pay money to laugh.

Information On Generic Flovent (Fluticasone)

Generic flovent is a corticosteroid used for treating asthma for reducing the severity of asthma and not complete cure of it. It will not relive an acute asthma attack.

Alternative Options to Labor and Delivery in Hospitals

Pregnant women and their families have a couple other options other than a conventional hospital when deciding where to labor and deliver children.

Diovan Drug Information

Generic diovan used for lowering the blood pressure and treating hypertension. It is not the complete cure but control the blood pressure reducing the risk of heart attacks.

Dealing with Belligerent People

People behave in predictable ways. Have you ever noticed yourself saying, "Charlie is so much like my Uncle Henry?" If you observe interactions in the workplace, you will eventually agree with me that there are three main ways that people approach workplace problems and people interactions.

Seven Secrets to Finding Joy

To pursue happiness is an inalienable right. To experience happiness is not. No one owes you happiness. No one can ensure your happiness. Happiness is a choice-your choice.

Getting Along in the Office: Improving the Work Environment

When I am training business people who wonder why things aren't going well in their office or shop, I find two consistent issues. 1. Employees often don't know how to do their jobs Quite often, I discover that no one has really told the employee what they are supposed to do.

Quick Exercises for Parents

We all know how difficult it is to stay in shape and find time to exercise - but most especially for parents with babies or small kids. There's the sleep-deprivation factor, lack of time and priority changes.

Kymythy's Kitchen Nutrition: Natural Anti-inflammatories

Dear Kymythy, Are there any foods that may help with muscle stiffness, aches, and pains?There are many delicious foods that contain natural anti-inflammatory compounds.

Rainy Day Activities for Kids and Dogs

"It's raining, it's pouring, everything is boring!"Rainy days with stir-crazy kids and dogs can try your sanity. When your kids wail that there's nothing fun to do, have them try some of these simple games with the family dog.

Creating a Balanced Inner World for Our Children

We are all made up of many parts. For example, if we are fifty, we still have a part of us that is twelve. It may show up when we are at a carnival with our kids, or visiting a place where we lived at that age.

Enjoy the Energy of Fall

"In ancient times those people who understood Tao (the way of self cultivation) patterned themselves upon the Yin and the Yang (the two principles in nature) and they lived in harmony.

Orthopaedic Treatment in India

India offers World Class Medical Facilities, comparable with any of the western countries. India has state of the art Hospitals and the best qualified doctors.

The Power of a Day

The power of a day. What will you do today? Will everything be the same or will you make a change. Even a small change can alter your feelings and change life dramatically.

Hypnotherapy Shouting Cure for IBS!

Hypnotherapy Shouting Cure for IBS! As a Hypnotherapist I now see an increasing number of clients suffering from the debilitating symptoms of IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Can Your Waistline Measurement Save Your Heart?

People usually associate heart disease with overall obesity, but little is known by the general public about the direct link between waistline and heart.

Herbs for Kidney and Bladder Health

The kidneys. You have two of them, they're shaped like beans, they're in your abdomen and they're part of your urinary tract. What do they do? They filter the toxins and wastes from the blood.

Herbal Weight Loss Remedies

From childhood obesity to the morbidly obese adult, this country is seeing obesity in epidemic proportions. Officials report an increase of 33% in obesity in the last 10 years.

Incredible Immunity to Reoccurring Cold Sores

Great news! Cold sores can be prevented with a steady course of good vitamin supplements. Discover how your body can develop super anti-bodies giving you immunity to cold sores.

The Conscious And Subconscious Mind: Influence, Persuasion & Change For Healing With Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy.

Though we have one mind, there are usually considered to be two sections of it: the conscious and the subconscious. The subconscious was termed by Freud the unconscious.

Compartments of the Mind

From the book; The Joys of Live Alchemy Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? Do you remember that nursery rhyme? Well, how about we find out how our organic brain grows and develops.

Dolphins and Whales: Gateways to Healing

One lazy late summer afternoon, lying on the deck of a small boat, I found myself staring into the eye of a giant Humpback whale who had surfaced only a few feet away.

Rates of Diabetes increasing in the UK

The Department of Health’s document ‘Health Profile of England’ published in October 2007 shows that rates of Diabetes continue to increase in the UK.

A Guideline for buying Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are corrective, therapeutic and cosmetic lenses usually serve the purpose of conventional glasses. It is placed on the cornea of the eye and is virtually invisible.

Fibromyalgia: A Message To You?

From what I have learned from my experience over the years is that energetically, I believe that those who suffer this, as still "holding" pain, which over time, has manifested in fibromyalgia.

How to Feel Better Fast!

Would you like to spend as much time as possible feeling good? Happy? Contented?The ancient shamans have a secret practice that can help you maximize your pleasure in life-and minimize your pain.

Antibiotic Resistance a Timely Reminder

With winter coming infections of colds, coughs and sore throats start to rise, but should you be taking antibiotics to get rid of them?There is growing concern over the resistance of some bacteria to current antibiotics.

Steps toward Managing Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is a waxy substance made by the liver and supplied in the diet through animal products that include:•    Meats•    Poultry•    Fish•    Dairy productsWe need Cholesterol in our bodies to help insulate nerves, make cell membranes and produce certain hormones.

Tips for Maintaining Exercise Routines with Knee Pain

If you experience knee pain during physical activity it does not mean the end of all physical activity.  You can remain active by switching to exercises that have less of an impact on your knees.

A Conscious Therapeutic Experience

      You are like an onion composed of layer upon layer of thoughts. If you are diagnosed with one type of illness, or an accumulation of distorted thoughts, chances are there is another illness lingering right underneath it.

The Natural Healing Powers of Garlic

A member of the same group of plants as the onion, Garlic has been discussed in history as early as the 15th century and studied by herbalists since the 16th century.

Diet & Herbal Advice for Acid Reflux Sufferers

We all have an occasional upset stomach or heartburn from that meatball sub. But, GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a much more significant disease.

Guaranteed muscles and joints pain relief in minutes

There is a natural source of healing power in everyone. When this healing power is activated, it triggers a series of complicated internal processes producing a Healing Response.

Information on Generic Cephalexin Antibiotic

Generic Cephalexin is a Cephalosporin antibiotic used for treating bacterial infections of skin, bone, sinuses, ear, respiratory tract, and urinary tract.

Recommendations for Eating Fish and Shellfish for Pregnant Women

Women and children need to eat a well balanced diet that includes a variety of fish and shellfish to contribute to a healthy heart and for children’s proper growth and development.

How to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy Part 1

Taking care of yourself has never been more important now that you are pregnant.  Staying healthy during pregnancy is all up to you.  It is of great importance to learn about the many ways to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible.

How to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy Part 2

Nutrients and SupplementsIron is also a very important nutrient for pregnant women.  During pregnancy you need 27 to 30 mg of iron every day.

How’d They Do That?

"How'd they do that?" I asked myself time and time again in my youth.As a journalist and documentary filmmaker, I witnessed ordinary people performing extraordinary feats on countless occasions.

Joy Is the Juice

"If you work for money, you are no better than a slave. If you do anything you don't enjoy in life, you are no better than a slave!"Wow! Strong words from my first spiritual teacher.

Jump Start Your Life!

Ten ways to put some kick back in your life!1. Be crystal clear about your own life passion. When you're in touch with what brings you joy in life, you can choose wisely where to direct your creating attention.

The Joy of Living in the Zone

What do people want most in the world? What is the most sought-after goal? From the moment we awaken to the moment we close our eyes at night, what is it we seek every minute of the day? We want to feel good.

The Benefits of a Daily Low Dose Aspirin Regimen

Aspirin is one of the most carefully studied drugs available and has been used to reduce pain and inflammation for over a century. Evidence is rapidly growing that supports aspirin's use in lowering the rates of heart attacks, stroke, colon cancer and even Alzheimer's disease.

The Miraculous Message of Water

Water is telling us to look at ourselves. When we look through water at ourselves, the message becomes crystal clear. The quality of human life is intimately connected with the quality of our water.

The Mind Creates Its Worst Fear

On my sojourn across the country, a night spent camping in Idaho's mountain wilderness demonstrated to me the power of the human mind to create a physical reality from its deepest emotional fears.

Information on Generic Glyburide

Generic glyburide used in the treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus is a sulfonylurea agent to control the blood sugar level. This drug can also be used along with metformin drug.

Information on Generic Lexapro

Generic Lexapro (Escitalopram) is an antidepressant used for treating depressions. Generic Lexapro also causes some side effects mostly minor ones and few may have intense effects, which must be reported to the doctor immediately.

How to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy Part 3

Sleep during pregnancy:During pregnancy your body will work hard to accommodate the new life.  You might feel more tired than usual.  Now, more than ever, it will be so important for you to get enough sleep.

Hidden Doors of Thought

Medicine is the physical manifestation of what the physical body is lacking in thought. Regardless of your illness whether it be a mild headache or a form of a more serious disease, when you are ill your body is reacting to your thought process.

Preparing for the Birth of Your Baby and Choosing the Setting for Delivery

In preparation for labor and birth it is a good idea to learn your options for pain relief.  You should also find how to reach your health care provider if you go into labor.

A Puppy Party for Kid-Friendly Dogs

Hosting a puppy party is a great way to help your new puppy begin enjoying and feeling at ease around kids. Puppies under 5 months old can learn a lot in an easy 30-minute play date.

Emotional Development is the Software

Just like a car needs gas to run, we need food to run our bodies and minds. The difference between a car and our minds, is that we have emotions, feelings and thoughts.

What You Need to Know About Dog and Cat Nutrition

Food is the foundation of health. How long an animal lives and, most important, the quality of its life, depend greatly on the quality and quantity of the food that it eats.

Music for Motivation

Music is a powerful influence in our lives. It is the backdrop to everybody's life story. All of life's biggest experiences are done to the sound of music.

Harvest Heaven

Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. The fiery glory of the leaves during my college years in Maine. The alpenglow on the mountainsides near my home in the Rockies.

Stopping Time

Six hundred feet straight down! Nothing to break the fall. I've got to switch channels. I don't like my chances on this station. Infused with youthful caprice, I mused to myself about my predicament.

You Can Get Rid of a Cold Sore With These Powerful Tactics

You can get rid of a cold sore quickly and safely with the proven tips revealed here. If you have a big event or date coming up, help is right here.

Considering Breast Enhancement? What You Need to Know

Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that plastic surgeons use for breast enhancement or to obtain more symmetry. Every day, women all over the world decide to undergo breast augmentation surgery for a variety of reasons.

Simplify the Digital Hearing Aid Experience: Questions to Ask Before Purchasing

Purchasing a digital hearing aid is an important step in obtaining increased quality of life for people with hearing loss. There are many things to consider when deciding on the right hearing aid, such as brand, quality and price, but one of the most important considerations is the quality of the hearing aid provider, and the level of customer service it offers to clients throughout the life of the digital hearing aid.

A New Year: a Fresh Start!

An ingenious spiritual teacher, Lester Levenson, shifts people out of old, crippling emotional patterns with the simple suggestion: "That was Then.

Nine Steps to Abundance

The word "abundance" comes from a Sanskrit word meaning "wave." If we place ourselves in the River of Life, we can ride the wave, or current, of universal abundance to encounter all the money, vitality and love we could ever want.

Supercharge Your Dreams!

We all accept the fact that the lighter the backpack, the easier and quicker the climb to the top of the mountain. We all understand that the lighter the load on an airplane, the higher and faster it can fly.

Surf the Wave of Abundance

Bank account bare? Bedroom barren? Body running on empty? Buddha not showing up? Why?Maybe because your beat is off! You're out of step with the AbunDance.

Transform Your Life through a Vision Quest

Did you know that throughout history people have gone into Nature seeking profound spiritual revelations, dramatic physical healings and liberating emotional breakthroughs? Why? Because the dynamics of Nature naturally break you out of habitual mental ruts to generate fresh, imaginative approaches and make new, inspired life choices.

Twelve Questions to Kickstart Your Dream

What's your dream? Would you like to give your vision a jumpstart? Write down your goals and use these questions to speed up delivery of your dream.

12 Vitality Secrets Right Outside Your Door

Mother Nature can teach you how to be more:FreeAnimals constantly demonstrate how to shift the energy-and outcome-of any situation. Nature also illustrates that there's always a ready source of free energy available anytime, anywhere you need it.

What's on Your Shift List?

The most happy and successful people on earth have a personal Shift List. They probably don't call it by that name, but they have one. How do I know? Because these folks are enjoying their journey on our challenging planet!A Shift List is simply a list of activities and attitudes that have the power to shift you from feeling blue to feeling new.

Where’s Your Happiness Hiding?

It's no accident that certain stories rivet our attention. Listening to these tales with perked "inner ears" alerts us to possibilities we've never considered before.

Who’s In Charge Here?

Watch your thoughts. They become words.Watch your words. They become actions.Watch your actions. They become habits.Watch your habits. They become character.

Your Hidden Portal to Peace

Want more peace and joy in your life? Daily stress getting to you? With terrorism, layoffs and pollution, can you feel safe and happy? Yes, you can-by tapping into a little known, and less-used, doorway to internal security.

Science, Allergies and Natural Health

One of the goals of this article is to reconcile scientific research with natural health approaches. It is sometimes a difficult task. All of the medical journals sell ads to drug companies and it should be obvious that economics help to determine what appears in the journals.

Managing the Pain of Childbirth

It is not uncommon to worry about how you will cope with the pain of labor and delivery. Childbirth experiences are different for every woman.

Everything You Need to Know about Cell Phones and Digital Hearing Aids

Today, almost everyone has a cell phone - young and old - and it can be a challenge for users of digital hearing aids to know how to handle their phones properly.

Cesarean Sections: When should they be performed?

The majority of babies born to healthy pregnant women with no risk factors for problems during labor or delivery arrive through the birth canal vaginally.

Consider the Pros and Cons of Elective C-sections

There are a growing number of women specifically asking doctors for c-sections when they are healthy and normal otherwise without medical problems.

Propolis – Another Healthy Remedy From Bees.

Honeybees really are amazing animals. Apart from providing a vital role in much of our food supply through their help with pollination, they also provide us with fantastic, natural, healthy bee products.

The Pros and Cons of Vaginal Delivery after C-section

Is it possible to have a vaginal birth after having a c-section?Delivering a baby vaginally after delivering previous babies by c-section is called “vaginal delivery after c-section or VBAC.

Tests and Procedures Performed Right After Birth

There are many important tests and procedures performed right after birth to ensure a newborn’s health.  Some of these procedures are required by law.

What to Expect Once You are Home with Baby

New mothers need to take special care of their bodies after giving birth and while breastfeeding when getting home from the hospital.Rest and recuperation is all that should be on your agenda the first few days at home after having a baby.

Guidelines for Using Cough and Cold Products in Children

You should never use cough and cold products in children under 2 years of age unless your health care provider gives specific directions to do so.

Women’s Natural Beauty: Essential Oils for Mature Skin Care

It's no surprise several of the world's finest formulas for beautifying mature skin contain natural essential oils. Therapeutic grade essential oils used in aromatherapy are each selected for their distinctive healing action; many oils are specifically indicated for skin healing and healthy skin maintenance.

The Use of Codeine- and Dextromethorphan-Containing Cough Remedies in Children

There is numerous prescription and nonprescription medications currently available for suppression of cough symptoms in children.  There is also reported adverse effects and over dosage associated with giving cough and cold preparations to children.

How You Can Succeed With New Years Resolutions

With the New Year rapidly approaching, your thoughts will be turning to your New Years Resolutions. It's the time of year when you set your sights on the next year and decide what you want to achieve.

Six Ways To Beat Christmas Stress

The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of year. Not only do you have the stress of finding the right present for people, but you have the stress of paying for Christmas and the stress of Christmas parties, seeing family or even the stress of being alone at a time which is traditionally centred around family.

How To Survive The Cost Of Christmas

Christmas is one of the most expensive times of the year. Not only do you have to buy presents, but there is the cost of food, entertainment and even travel to see friends and family.

Have Confidence For Your Christmas Party

Christmas is traditionally a time of parties and good fun, and a time when people with low self confidence can really suffer. Low self confidence means that you can struggle to even get out to Christmas parties, which means you miss out on a lot of fun and can feel very left out in the office.

Stop Smoking As Your New Years Resolution

One of the most traditional New Years resolutions is to stop smoking. With more and more countries and states introducing smoking bans in public places, stopping smoking is becoming a very serious thought for many people.

Thai Yoga Bodywork

Lotus Palm: The Mindfulness of Touch One of the ancient healing arts of traditional Thai medicine (along with herbal medicine and spiritual meditation), Thai massage is a full-body massage, performed on a floor mat, with both parties in loose, comfortable clothes.

Tibetan Bowls Enhance and Compliment Your Yoga Practice

Yoga means union with the divine. Its focus is achieving a state of highest spiritual insight and tranquility through the practice of body positions (asanas), specialized breathing patterns and a centering of the mind.

Sound Healing for People and the Animals They Love

Sound healing has achieved recognition internationally as an effective healing modality for stress, reduction, pain relief and the healing process for many life threatening illnesses in humans.

The Energetic Continuum

In quantum physics, the energy that fills the cosmos is called "Zero-Point Energy." It is formless, moves beyond light speed, and is omnipresent.

A Proven Set of Principles to Guide You in the New Year

How many of us have set New Year's resolutions or goals for our lives that all too quickly are forgotten or put aside until the next year? The following set of principles will help you achieve your New Year's resolutions and much more.

Organic Bedrooms and Effects on Your Health

Problem: Synthetic mattresses are known to contain polyester, nylon, boric acid, PBDE's, and other synthetic and petroleum based materials.

Eat Plenty of Folic Acid to Help Decrease Risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Eat plenty of folic acid to help cut in halve the risk of Alzheimer’s disease according to a recent study conducted by the U.S. National Institute on Aging.

New Discoveries May Help in Fight against Alzheimer’s disease

A possible physical origin of Alzheimer’s disease has been found recently by Scientists from UCLA.  The new discovery means there may be new ways to treat the disorder’s cause and not just the symptoms.

Emotions surrounding Pet Loss are so often Misunderstood.

Have you heard the reaction 'It's only a pet..' when someone's pet has died and they are suffering an extreme reaction? This is particularly hard at Christmas .

My Headaches were debilitating - all I wanted to do was thrash out

‘My Headaches were debilitating...all I wanted to do was thrash out'In May 2007 having had 2 brain tumours removed Trudy commenced a series of 16 RaphaYad Bioenergy Healing Sessions with its founder Michael Cohen at his London Clinic.

A New Year, A New You

Look back over the last year and ask yourself, “How did I do this year?” Do you feel happy with your progress and what you have achieved over the last twelve months? Can you see some room for improvement? Some lessons to learn or some things to do over the coming year? The New Year is an excellent time to reflect upon the previous year and decide what you want to do with the coming year.

‘I sit on the bus and look for vantage points to jump from’

Sarah*, a client who was diagnosed with Clinical Bi-Polar Depression turned round during her RaphaYad Bioenergy Healing Treatment session and said:"There was something small I forgot to mention.

Bioenergy Healing Treatment helped me overcome 14 years of debilitating food intolerances

Michael Cohen experienced 14 years of debilitating digestive symptoms as well as the psychological mind games associated. He had intolerances to 16 different food types as well as being hyper sensitive to chemicals, smells and pollution.

Alternative, Drug-Free Approaches to Migraine

If you, or someone you love, is a migraine sufferer, you'll know the devastating effect this agonising affliction can have on the whole family - not just the sufferer.

Tis the Season for Heart Health

December and January are the deadliest months for heart disease, and many of the things that make the season merry are culprits: rich meals, too much alcohol - not to mention all of the extra stress.

The Changing Image of a Therapist's Practice

My original marketing plan was to network with other therapists, share marketing costs, use referral opportunities, and generally support each other.

A Few Facts about Vitamin Supplements

Vitamins play an integral role to a healthy life. They provide essential nutrients. It is advisable to get all vitamins from the food you eat.

Menopause Symptoms & Herbal Remedies

Menopause, other known as the "change of life" is the end of the menstruation period of a woman's life. The menstrual cycles must be completely absent for 12 months for a woman to be in menopause.

A Guide To Hypnosis

There are many stories about hypnotherapy being dangerous, turning people into chickens, people not being able to wake up, and unscrupulous hypnotists exploiting their ‘vulnerable' patients.

Ensuring Realistic Expectations from Your Hearing Aids

Many people mistakenly believe that hearing aids will solve all of their woes and make everything around them sound perfectly clear. The truth is that hearing devices make it easier for one to communicate with one's friends and family, but they are corrective devices like eyeglasses and cannot completely cure hearing loss.

Aura Chelation For Cancer Patients

         What exactly is Aura Chelation? Aura Chelation is a hands on healing technique that clears the human aura or energy field on several different energy levels allowing a Cancer patient to experience a great deal of lightness, inner peace, and actually be pain free.

Type of Diagnostic Methods Used to Confirm Causes of Low Back Pain

If you are experiencing low back pain, a thorough medical history and physical exam can usually identify any dangerous conditions or family history that may be associated with the pain.

A Brief Summary of Personality Disorders

Personality disorders usually refer to personality traits that are extreme or that cause enough difficulty in a person’s life to interfere with daily functioning to the point of “disabling.

Urinary Incontinence, Diagnosis and Treatment Plans

Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control that can happen to anyone, but is more common in people age 65 or older.  Women are more likely than men to have this problem.

Cold Sore Cures - Fact or Hype?

Cold Sore Cure?Who can you believe these days? Some medical authorities claim there is no such thing as a cold sore cure. Other, just as credible experts, claim cold sore cures are very real today.

Feeling Your Transitions

       Transition is not an easy thing to do, and yet we find ourselves doing it over and over again through out the course of a lifetime.

Decide to quit smoking

The real problem is the decision process. That’s right, it’s a process. It’s not a simple decision. It’s a decision that you want to change your state and your behavior.

Alternative Medicine for Constipation

Constipation is usually caused by a diet which denies the body of roughage. It is quite possible that our ancestors did not suffer as much as we do in the modern world from the infrequent or difficult passing of hard, dry faeces known as constipation.

Foods To Avoid With Cold Sores and Fever Blisters

Foods to avoid with cold sores are key foods that contain high levels of the amino acid arginine and low quantities of lysine. Take a look now at what these foods are and how to easily cancel them out.

A Winter Wonderland for Your Skin: Everything You Need to Know about Winter Skin Care

Winter is upon us and winter skin care is probably on your mind. This time of year not only brings us some of the most beautiful scenes on postcards or paintings, but it also brings us a need for dry skin treatment.

An Environmental You

In Energy Healing each person is treated as a mini universe. Each person is unique and different as being an individualized universe evolving at ones' own individual pace.

Are you Energy Conscious?

      In today's busy world just diet and exercise is not enough for individuals who carry with them layer upon layer of consciousness that prevents them from tapping into their own inner source of healing.

‘Stuck… I just couldn’t move forward’

"When I came for treatment I was unable to see any way out of my current situation. Since working with Michael the way forward has been clear and obvious.

Treating a Cold Sore For Great Success

Treating a cold sore is never fun. Cold sores seem to happen at the worst times. They are ugly, painful and a big inconvenience. And they can be difficult to treat, especially when you have a busy schedule.

Clinical Trial of kinesiology for back pain

Volunteers with low back pain needed. Do you have low back pain? If so you are not alone. Research suggests that almost half the adult population of the UK have low back pain at some time in the year and four out of every five adults will experience back pain at some stage in their life.

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

It is only now that modern medicine is starting to recognise the link between the body and the mind.  Modern medicine is starting to realise that you can literally think yourself ill!I'm sure you've done it in the past.

The Apple Cider Vinegar Flu Remedy: Bitter, then Better

The Apple Cider Vinegar Flu Remedy:Bitter, then Better Apple cider vinegar has been used to treat various illnesses for centuries. If one can get past its bitter taste, one can find relief in its healing attributes.

Weight Loss - Why Some can & some cannot

Why is it that some people can loose weight fairly easily and others find it impossible?You have to look at:Why you have become over-weight and what is causing your body to retain this excess weight? What you eat - We may be intolerant to certain foods i.

‘Alternative Medicine’ to drugs and alcohol when dealing with pet loss.

Have you heard the reaction 'It's only a pet..' when someone's pet has died and they are suffering an extreme reaction? There are many reactions to grief in all its forms and so many people find it very difficult to deal with .

Is Brain Surgery the Cure for Depression?

Is this the solution? Ask yourself, should brain surgery be used on non-life threatening illnesses? Surely it is imperative that all non-invasive options must be considered in the first instance.

An Un Costly Budget For Better Health and Wellbeing

      We are living in a time of great need to understand ourselves on a deeper level of awareness. Now is the time for society to reach within and grasp it's natural resources found in the self.

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right For You?

Hormone replacement therapy is sometimes called estrogen replacement therapy or ERT.  This therapy refers to a woman taking supplements of hormones like estrogen or estrogen with another hormone called progesterone.

Allergic Reactions to Mold

Mold is a common cause of allergy.  There are thousands of types of molds and yeasts, however, only a small number of molds are widely recognized to cause allergic reactions.

Promoting A Healthy Body by Detoxing and Cell Cleansing

FEBRUARY 12, 2008- Ionic Foot (Spa) Detoxify Leaves Unwanted Toxins Behind We are pleased to introduce our Top of the Line New Ionic Foot Detoxify.

Cold Sore Lysine - Quenching the Fire of Your Cold Sores

Cold sore lysine. Is it all what they crack it up to be? In this article, discover for yourself the facts about the why and how of cold sore lysine use for oral herpes.

What is a holistic pet food?

Not so long ago there were only one or two pet foods on the shelves that labelled themselves as 'Holistic'... now there are many, and even one that implies there are holistic pets!Is that a good thing?  Do the manufacturers know what  they mean by using the terms 'Holistic' or indeed 'Natural' as part of their marketing strategy?The first stop is maybe to look at the dictionary definition of 'Holistic' '.

Pet Food marketing - all hype and no substance?

If you have just bought a bag of pet food because the bag or label shouted out at you that this food contained added spirulina, glucosamine, chondroitin ,Omega-3 and Omega-6, prebiotics, probiotics, Cranberry Powder, Dried Kelp, Dried Bacillus Licheniformis Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, CPA Complex™, Mannan-oligo-saccharides, Green Tea, selenium yeast, eye of toad and tongue of newt (I made the last two up!) or anything else that doesn't sound like 'food' then you need to read on, because you are in danger of falling into the GREAT MARKETING TRAP.

Bee Healthy use natures gifts to heal

Honey and propolis are natures gift to healing.Propolis acts as the bees external immune system. It protects the hive against infection and disease, making the hive one of the most sterile environments in nature.

Using Natural Laxative Teas for Natural Colon Health

Many people do not give their colons enough attention. With the amount of processed foods, toxins and chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis, it is absolutely vital that we pay attention to the health of our colons just as we would our hearts and other organs.

Understanding Detox

Many diets help you to eat healthier or will help you shed pounds for a short period of time, but very few of today's fad diets actually help to clean out your system.

Understanding Insulin Resistance

In the normal person, your food is absorbed into the bloodstream in the form of sugars. The food is broken down by the digestive system in order to do this and the glucose and fat that results, as well as other basic substances, are then spread throughout the body.

Parasites are Ruining Your Weight Loss Goals

Millions of people, particularly women, have been searching far and wide for the reason that they just can't lose the weight they've been trying to shed.

The Difference between a Detox and a Diet

When you eat properly and provide your body with proper nutrition, your body stops thinking that it needs to hold onto every ounce of fat you consume to keep you from starving.

Listen to Your Body - The Power of Self-Healing

Many people underestimate the power of the body to know what is wrong and its ability to correct itself. The body has a natural way of healing itself and it does without you even thinking about it.

Caring for Your Adrenal Glands

Your adrenal glands may be something you don't think about on a regular basis, but having healthy adrenal glands is vital to your good health.

The Chi Machine

If you are looking for a way to detox your body while you relax, the Chi Machine may be what you're looking for. As you lie back and relax, you rest your feet on the Chi Machine and it gently swings them back and forth, just as if you are a fish in motion.

Balancing the Hormones

There are thousands of hormones in the body. Some of the most commonly known hormones are estrogen, testosterone and insulin, but there are many more that you do not necessarily think about on a regular basis that effect your body in various ways.

Beneficial Green Drinks

A "green drink" is one that is derived from green vegetables. Grains are very nutritious while they're growing and young. They are tender, grassy and their nutrients are very dense.

Candida Control

Candida albicans, also known as "yeast," naturally occurs within the body. Yeast was first introduced to the medical community nearly 20 years ago and is naturally occurring in the gut.

Cleansing the Gallbladder and the Liver

Cleansing the gallbladder and liver is more important than many people think. By consuming simple, organic mixtures, you can simply and easily remove gallstones and other blockages that may be keeping your body from functioning properly.

Enemas: An Old Remedy to New Problems

In the "old days" people regularly gave themselves enemas to ensure regularity as well as to introduce helpful and active agents into the body.

Improving the Health of Your Colon

Most Americans do not provide much thought to the health of their colons. But just about everybody in the United States is in need of colon care and this is not only due to our lifestyles, but to the fact that we have been fed food in our lives that has led to serious colon conditions that could be stopped by simply caring for our colons.

Bee Healthy a natural alternative

In my previous article Bee healthy use natures gifts to heal we looked at the general properties of both propolis and honey and how this gift from nature could make a positive contribution to modern healing.

Probiotics: Restoring Good Bacteria in Your Colon

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria or yeasts in the form of a dietary supplement. Taking probiotics helps to replenish the natural gut flora that thrives in your digestive system.

How do I prepare for an Energy Healing Session?

       Energy Healing is being offered more and more into society as a natural form of healing. There are allot of different articles and books that explain just what Energy Healing is.

Problematic Parasites

These days, especially in North America, it seems as though everybody is sick with ailments that the doctors just cannot pinpoint. Ask yourself this: If you look at all the people you know, how many are suffering from some sort of illness or pain that they cannot find relief for? Probably just about everyone you know could fall into this category.

Bloating

I've suffered with bloating for years. Can you recommend any foods or supplements that can help me? Although I have a fairly small frame and am not overweight, I can almost look pregnant at times.

Receive Enzymes the Natural Way

In today's society, the level of vegetable consumption has decreased immensely. This is because more and more people are on the go and eat more and more processed foods.

Opioid Dependence and Withdrawal

A person is said to have physical opioid dependence if they have high 'tolerance' of opioids, meaning they need more of the opioid to get the desired effect.

The Benefits of Taking a Multivitamin

Can you imagine, there was a time when we used to get the vitamins and minerals we needed from the food we ate. Back when we actually ate only what was good for us, the foods that supplied us with the nutrients we needed to maintain a strong, healthy body.

Copper - An Essential Nutrient

Copper. It has a multitude of benefits. We wear it; we cook with it; we decorate with it; and we work with it. But, one of the most important uses of copper is as a dietary supplement.

Colon Cleanse Recipes – What You Need to Know Before Making Your Own

It is possible to make your own cleanses that are safer and even more effective than cleanses you can buy.   I’ve been doing it for years and the colon cleanse recipe I now use works as well as a $185 kit I used to recommend.

Allergies and hayfever

Homoeopathic treatment for hayfever should start the previous autumn with a visit to your homoeopath and then follow on, if necessary, when the season starts.

How to Colon Cleanse - 5 Expert Tips

If you're considering colon cleansing for the first time, the choices can seem overwhelming.  Herbal cleanses, oxygen cleanses, fiber programs, specialized diets, fasting and more are all on the colon cleansing market.

Cold Sore Home Remedies - Proven Healing of Cold Sores

Cold sore home remedies usually are more effective than store-bought treatments. And they are quite a bit cheaper, if not totally free. Drug