This book will take you on a sweeping journey across the universe of magnesium medicine. Magnesium was known by the Chinese thousands of years ago and was called the beautiful metal. Magnesium chloride offers the ultimate medicine for heart patients as well as the foundational treatment for cancer. It is a prime medicinal substance for pain management as well as offering a tonification of enzyme and mitochondrial systems. Continue reading
One of surprising benefits of meditation is the connection between emotions and health which is supported by every major health research institution in the country. Even the U.S. Centers Continue reading
A previous article on deep breathing, showed it was the single most powerful daily practice for advancing your health and well-being…which is breathing.
But the health benefits of deep breathing techniques are so important that a single article couldn’t possibly do it justice. Continue reading
Integrative cardiology is a newer field in the larger scope of integrative medicine. It specializes in treating the heart from a body, mind and emotions perspective and in doing so; decreases the reliance upon using medication alone to help the function of the heart. Since most medications have an average of 70 side effects and some up to 525, Continue reading
Through a dozen years of war, the U.S. military’s operational tempo (OPTEMPO) has taken a horrendous toll on both equipment and personnel, with the Marine Corps, arguably taking the brunt of the combat. As the Pentagon’s smallest force, Marine units deployed frequently to Iraq and continue to deploy too often to Afghanistan.
Equipment can be replaced but the Corps’ most valuable asset – Continue reading
We arrive at the final part of this look at how Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners come to understand what ails you. It is essentially: the interview. The questions and answers are vital to arriving at a diagnosis, a true one, and then treating the underlying cause of the problem.
The interview is extensive, Continue reading
We have two different minds: the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. Some of us have learned how to control our conscious minds, but our subconscious minds are a bit more difficult to manage.
Your subconscious mind power has been downloading belief systems since you were in your mother’s womb. Continue reading
“There is this disconnect among young people that somehow your emotions, your thought processes—things that have to do with your brain—are separate and different from what steroids may be doing to your body—your muscles, your heart, or your liver, or anything like that,” says Henderson, a professor of physiology and neurobiology, and of biochemistry at the Geisel School of Medicine Continue reading
The emotional state of the brain can explain why different individuals do not respond the same way to similar injuries, say scientists. Continue reading
We have two different minds: the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. Some of us have learned how to control our conscious minds, but our subconscious minds are a bit more difficult to manage. Continue reading
Psychologists Jessica Dillon and Sandra Russ expected the opposite outcome when they analyzed 14 play studies that Russ conducted between 1985 and 2008. Continue reading
Difficult decisions can be made easier if you “sleep on it.” In contrast, after unfortunate news, trauma, a big argument or any emotional upset, sleep makes your bad feelings worse. So reduce mental strain after unpleasantness by staying awake for a while even if it’s the middle of the night. Otherwise, giving in to sleep magnifies and promotes your unsettled feelings.
Reining In Emotions
I previously wrote an article about the role excessive emotions play in poor health, a relationship described in the theories of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). I have also noted how the body is merely energetic vibrations. By changing your vibration, you can change your health. Vibration is energy. When we do, feel or even think negative things our body energy shifts. To get the essence of this concept, just think about a time when you felt invigorated or content, and then compare that to how you feel when you’re anxious, panicked or depressed. Continue reading
To many, the weeks following the December holidays can be a little depressing. This is a mental state that can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. For most, this brief bout with the blues will pass. But for those with bipolar disorder, the roller coaster of emotions, running the gamut from depression to heightened anxiety, can be a weekly challenge.
How does someone with bipolar disorder safeguard their mental health? Australian researchers suggest that four complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies in particular might be of benefit to those wishing to improve their mental health.
Bipolar disorder can be a debilitating syndrome that is often undiagnosed and undertreated. But the Australian research team notes that people with bipolar disorder can and do self-medicate with complementary and alternative medicine. They conducted a review to find out which of these CAM treatments appears to be more effective. Continue reading
Contrary to what most people think, positive thoughts are not just whimsical mental images that make you feel good. Recent research has shown that our thoughts can provide relief beyond the superficial and temporary. When you consider that the average human being thinks of approximately 60,000 thoughts per day … the impact our thoughts have on both our mental and physical health becomes clear.
A Single Thought Has the Potential to Produce Over a Million Dollars’ Worth of a Cancer-Fighting Chemical!
Positive thinking has been proven to strengthen the immune system and lower stress levels, Continue reading
The genes you inherit from your parents strongly affect your health and longevity. But you can influence your genes in a healthy fashion using the proper herbs, nutrition and lifestyle choices. Research shows that the natural chemicals in particular foods and botanicals send signals to DNA, optimizing cellular function and keeping illness at bay. Even positive emotions can help DNA yield better health.
We are all born with a certain genetic makeup, and scientists once believed that this blueprint was permanent and unchangeable — essentially that our DNA dictated our destiny. However, an exciting new field of genetic science is emerging which demonstrates that our gene expression can be influenced and altered for better or worse, based on internal and external triggers. These influences on our genes can change how we age, how our bodies react to lifestyle and environmental factors, how we resist illness and even how we gain weight.
Epigenetics is the study of how various factors affect our genes. Advances in this field are showing how environment, diet, lifestyle and even thoughts and emotions can have just as powerful an impact on gene function as biological lineage. Small changes in the expression of one master regulator gene, originating in a number of potential influences, Continue reading