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If you’ve been looking online for relief from nagging aches and pains, you’ve probably come across magnet therapy. And unless you immediately dismissed the idea as hocus-pocus hog wash, you may have a few questions. What is magnet therapy, exactly? Is it more hype than science? How does it work? Here are some answers for you.
“Double, double, toil and trouble: Fire burn and cauldron bubble.”
If you know your Shakespeare you know that the three witches scene in Macbeth made the above quote memorable. Witches have always been feared for their ability to cast spells with their evil potions and brews and Shakespeare seemed to understand our human fascination with this magic. Now that Halloween is soon upon us, our thoughts seem to naturally turn to wart-covered witches and the black arts, however fleetingly. After all, for many dressing up as a dark character of gothic lore is part of the magic of Halloween.
When you’re thinking about what to serve for dinner, chances are a steaming plate of green algae isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. After all, it’s tough enough to get the kids to eat the broccoli!
But if you’re looking for a near perfect food, you can’t go wrong with chlorella. And if the visual appeal of seaweed bothers you, no worries. Luckily, chlorella comes in tablet form.
You probably won’t be surprised to learn that Big Pharma is up to more underhanded tricks. But this time it is costing consumers at least $3.5 million dollars a year in an economy that already has people struggling to put food on the table.
We all know our planet is in grave danger of losing her natural resources. Making the decision to live green is perhaps the most crucial step you can take to do your part in conserving and protecting the environment. There are so many easy ways to incorporate a green lifestyle into your daily living and they don't have to cost a fortune. On the contrary, in most cases you will actually save money. How’s that for a change?
Though the term “superfood” is a relatively new way to describe the powerful health benefits of some fresh whole foods, they’ve actually been around for thousands and thousands of years. I guess you could say they’re ancient!
And though our ancestors had never heard the word “antioxidant” they knew what they were doing when they made certain foods an integral part of their diet. Research has shown just how effective staple foods from around the world really are when it comes to treating a variety of ailments.
If you have unattractive skin tags and moles, you may struggle to find a way to cover them up. They can be pretty unsightly and embarrassing. Depending on where they are, hiding them can be difficult or impossible. So what to do?
If you’re like a growing number of people, you realize making a steadfast commitment to a healthy lifestyle delivers the best chance for living a long, happy life. Most of us commit in stages making a few changes here and there, hoping the good outweighs the bad.
However . . . don’t get too optimistic just yet. All of your daily habits, the good AND the bad, the big and the small, affect your body, mind, and soul.
For centuries, cultures around the world have realized that healing can take many pathways. Despite what Big Pharma would lead you to believe, traditional medicine isn’t the only road toward healing. It will be a sad day for pharmaceutical companies when people realize and embrace the idea that they do have intuitive healing powers right inside their minds – and it doesn’t cost a thing to tap into them.
Nevertheless, acupuncture has been shown to be beneficial for many conditions, including infertility, addiction, and pain.
We usually revert to nature when in pursuit of wellness, but the New Age has no shortage of solutions for keeping yourself healthy. With the long-awaited debut of the iPhone 4 came a salvo of new web apps to address the user’s every need. When Apple claimed the iPhone would “change everything,” they meant everything; their applications can help you find a restaurant, track your finances, translate languages and, of course, maintain your health. Here’s a list of some of the most useful apps for staying healthy in a fast-paced, high-tech world.
Detoxification is becoming an excellent option if you want to get rid of the excess chemicals in your body. Why detox? Well, with the advancement in technology and increasing demand, the field of agriculture is not the same as before. It involves the usage of many dangerous chemicals and fertilizers. Also, the air you breathe and water you drink contribute to the increase of chemicals in your body. Luckily, we've got the low-down on the best tips for cleaning out your bod, and finally getting rid of this harmful toxins!
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia are two conditions that, for a long time, were thought to be “in your head.” The people who suffer from these conditions, however, can tell you that’s simply NOT the case – not in the least. In fact, the pain from these two conditions can be so debilitating that the consequences are far from benign.
The good news is that researchers are finding more and more out about CFS and Fibromyalgia, including how to address the symptoms and pain.
Let’s face it, organic seems to be the way to go these days, whether its fruits, vegetables, meat or dairy. Unfortunately, organic often comes at a hefty price. If you want to go organic but can’t afford to go “all the way” due to the confines of your pocketbook, you can still get the health benefits of organic foods by knowing which foods to focus on. If you want to go “semi-organic,” you need to learn which foods have the most contaminants and which do not necessarily need to be 100 percent organic.
You have heard me rant about over-medication in America. Do I repeat myself? Very well then, I repeat myself.
With society marketing ‘a pill for every ill,’ prescription medications have become our go-to cure for every mental/emotional/physical symptom. And with our soaring medical insurance rates and packed schedules, we want RESULTS when we take time off for a doctor’s visits, and physicians are happy to oblige. They write out promises for instant-relief in a bottle, whether or not it promises a long-term solution to our problems. Instant… like microwaveable mac-n-cheese: fast, temporarily satisfying, but WOW is that stuff bad for you.
You may have heard of acupuncture, and perhaps even tried it as a healing method for everything from poor sleep to digestive distress. But now there’s a new treatment available that combines the traditional practice of acupuncture with state of the art medical technology: laser acupuncture.
How many times have you been told that there is a medication or pill to help remedy an ongoing illness you may have? How many commercials have you seen for prescription medications that will lower your cholesterol, cure restless leg syndrome or help you sleep? Have you tried any of these, only to experience awful side effects or no effect at all? Homeopaths have known for years that an alternative approach is often the best approach. And now many “main-stream” doctors are also starting to understand that natural supplements have their place in the quest for better health. Keep reading to discover why more doctors are choosing supplements over traditional medicine. . .
It seems as if “alternative medicine” is becoming the norm, rather than the exception as more and more people (doctors and patients alike) turn to alternative options when it comes to healthcare. What does this mean for the medical field? Keep reading to see what the experts are saying about the promising future of complementary and alternative medicine!
You give your house a “spring cleaning” when March or April rolls around, so why not do the same for your body? Cleanses or detox programs have become quite popular over the past few years as a way to rid your body of dangerous toxins and possibly even lead to weight loss. The following article takes a look at the pros and cons of such programs and what to look for if you’re interested in giving your body a spring cleaning.
Have you been feeling a bit run-down lately, or just a bit out of sorts? Maybe you haven’t been eating as healthfully as you should, or you’ve put on a few pounds and feel a little sluggish. Perhaps long days at the office or taking care of your family has left you tired and fatigued. Or maybe you’re looking to jumpstart a new fitness regimen, but can’t seem to find the energy to do so. If any of these scenarios sound familiar you may want to try a fast, a practice that has been done for centuries to address any number of problems (including those above). Let’s take a closer look . . .