Browse Category: Holistic
As medication prices and drug shortages continue to increase, more and more people are turning to home remedies and natural cures to help treat their ailments. And why not? There are many things you can use to heal “naturally,” and in a manner much easier than you may think.
In the midst of the ever-growing debate regarding medical marijuana comes a whole new argument that may frustrate conservatives and marijuana smokers alike. It appears, according to some experts, consuming the plant in a raw, concentrated juice form may provide significantly more health benefits than smoking it . . . while drastically reducing the high that accompanies it.
A trip to the ER is seldom a planned or welcomed event. It’s usually reserved for the most serious of “oopsies” and, thus, we often arrive there with little knowledge of what to expect and what treatment we will receive. This leaves us vulnerable to the medical and financial unknowns that span a wide spectrum between life-saving or entirely superfluous. But by understanding the culture of the ER, the logistical realities of emergency medicine and the empowerment of patient choice, we can effectively protect ourselves from falling victim to a thorny system. My own medical mishap sets the context for these lessons.
“You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for daily maintenance, and twelve hugs a day for growth.” ~ Virginia Satir
Hugging is a form of physical communication that speaks volumes without ever exchanging a single word. It is a wonderful way to start your day and essential for physical and emotional wellness and happiness. Research has proven that hugs can help you be healthier, think and feel younger, instill tranquility, add years to your life, and even slow down aging!
“Bodhi” is the Sanskrit word for enlightenment, which translates to mean an “awakening.” An awakening to what? Many believe it is the awakening to life. And yet, the majority of people sleepwalk through their existence. The time has come to wake up! But . . . how?
Not long after the popular coffee chain, Starbucks, came under scrutiny for secretly upping their prices without a word to consumers, a much more disgusting problem has come to light. A problem that is sure to bug those living a vegan or kosher lifestyle alike. That’s right, the red dye found in some of their cakes, shakes, and other rosy items is made from crushed cochineal insect dye.
Whether it’s a personal journey towards spirituality, prevention or recovery from illness, or you simply want to “clean up” your way of living, many people are adopting a more holistic lifestyle. While the change to a more natural lifestyle may initially seem daunting, it is not impossible.
One of the most challenging aspects, certainly, is how to handle healthcare when the world of modern medicine no longer fits into your life’s purpose.
We’ve all heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” While it is easy to say, it is another thing to actually put into fruition. Or is it?
In terms of brain health, what exactly is “cortical folding” or “gyrification” and how does it increase your mental capacity? These questions may seem to address complex issues best left to neuroscience, except for one simple practice that directly relates to them: meditation.
The answer to that question, believe it or not, is YES. Simply put, there is nothing good about positive ions and there is everything good about negative ions. Confused? Let’s start with the basics.
In the words of Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” He was right: the mind is a powerful tool.
My own two-year meditation sabbatical has been profound for me, and it is my deepest desire to share what I have learned during my upcoming meditation and healing retreat, this April 2012. This retreat will offer a rare, in-depth opportunity to learn and experience my techniques for deepening the mind-body connection and facilitating long-lasting regeneration and healing.
Have you heard the controversy about fluoride and the negative effects it has on your body? Perhaps you’ve wondered if those rumors are true, or if all the buzz on the matter is just a bunch of hogwash.
The fearless, aged queen of comedy has broken just about every barrier that’s been put in front of her. Now Joan Rivers, a living legend in my eyes, is doing stunts with medicinal marijuana on her wholly unwatchable reality show, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best.
There is no greater gift you can give someone you love than the gift of health. So, in honor of showing someone how much you care this Valentine’s Day, considering skipping the chocolate (unless it’s a little bit of dark chocolate which is good for you) and try one of this ideas instead.
Oh come on . . . admit it. If it’s “hot” in Hollywood – that is, if all the celebs are doing it, it has to be good, right?
Well, not in every case. But in this situation – a resounding YES!
In the first part of our two-part segment
, we talked about the hidden agendas of well-known, trusted health organizations like the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Cancer Society, and their goal of completely shutting down any other health care option that includes alternative medicine such as chiropractic, naturopathic and osteopathic physicians.
Trusted Health Organizations with Hidden Agendas - Part 1
If you’ve paid attention to “national trends” lately, you may have noticed an increasing public interest in natural or alternative medicine, and chiropractic. At the same time, you may have noticed doctors scoffing at you
when you try to bring up any alternative medicine you want to try. The medical industry has always opposed these natural health alternatives, but why?
If you had to guess, who would you say smokes the most marijuana
? I mean, in terms of volume and location around the world? If I had to guess, and based on where I live, I would have said Southern California. I mean, it seems to be everywhere! Sometimes I think I could get high just walking down the street!
Do you often feel grumpy or disgruntled? Would you rather scowl than smile? Do supermarket parking lots make you want to go postal?
Whether it’s with your job, your financial situation, your relationships, or your life in general, you might always feel like you’re struggling with a half-empty glass
. But it doesn’t have to be that way.