Essential Oils Support Physical and Emotional Well-Being

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Your sense of smell is your most primal sense and exerts surprising influence over your thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors

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Touch Your Ear and Relieve Pain

Discover the free, 100% safe therapy that unlocks your
body’s own “prescription” to heal itself… and
that can be learned in only minutes

     It may surprise you to know that around the world, medical practitioners and individuals are benefiting from a free, scientifically based and self-administered healing technique that can be learned and used safely at home by anyone.

     This powerful treatment can Continue reading

This Solution to Dementia’s Music to Your Ears

In recent health news, Researchers at the Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London, have discovered the power of music to heal the mind. The UK team of scientists conducted a large-scale review of the effects of music therapy in the treatment of dementia. Continue reading

Foods to Put You in the Mood

Looking to bring more romance into your relationship? Here are 10 aphrodisiacs to add some spice to your life.

Aphrodisiacs have a long history in our kitchens and our bedrooms. From raw oysters on the half shell to salty pearls of caviar, certain foods are thought to inspire romance through their smell, taste and even appearance. Continue reading

Inhale, and Reduce the Pain

In the past few years, there have been some great findings that point to an amazingly simply way to reduce the pain that you feel. Pain relief can’t come more easily than this: controlling the way you breathe.

Health breakthroughs about here, with research showing that controlled breathing at Continue reading

Beating Depression with Natural Methods

Many folks treat their depression with psychotherapy or prescription antidepressant drugs. And though many experts think a combination of these two are effective, no scientific evidence supports this supposition. In reality, simple, natural measures like more sleep, exercise and efforts at sustaining a positive attitude work better to combat depression than medication.

Widespread Effects

Depression affects more than 20 million Americans and represents a serious mental health problem. It is believed to involve a genetic predisposition and the chemical composition of the brain, where symptoms like loss of energy, fatigue, Continue reading

No Probiotics in Your Gut, No Glory

Feel like your life is in a rut and going nowhere? Help with your mood and attitude may reside not only in your head but in your digestive tract. The friendly bacteria that live down there, known as probiotics, may produce neurochemicals that could improve your mental outlook and beneficially alter your brain chemistry.

Your digestive tract is home to about a thousand-trillion bacteria that are necessary for optimal health. These microorganisms extract nutrients from your food, help the immune system fight off infections and keep pathogenic bacteria from colonizing the cells of the intestines. They may also determine whether your metabolism functions efficiently enough to keep your weight under control.

Health Helpers

Your health would suffer terribly without the miniscule organisms that protect a large part of your body. And now researchers are finding that these little bugs may also influence your mood Continue reading

Bipolar Disorder – The Roller-Coaster Disease

New research suggests that between 4 and 6 percent of the population have bipolar disorder.

Many people, children and adults alike, love to go to amusement parks and ride on roller-coasters and other fast rides. These rides can scare the living daylights out of some, as they go through their bolting ups and downs, and even sometimes turning the rider upside down as they whip along their way. Riders describe an exhilarating adrenalin rush that is combined with accompanying anxiety, panic, and all-out fear as they go through the experience. Once the ride is over and one’s adrenalin lift comes back to normal, equilibrium sets back in, the highs and lows of this experience subside Continue reading

Cannabinoids in Cancer Treatment

THC has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration because medical science confirms its use in a broad variety of clinical situations. Specifically a THC-containing drug called Marinol is FDA approved though it does not come close to effectiveness of natural cannabinoids. Synthetic copies of natural substances rarely if ever maintain the same pharmacological effects as the original and we know this to be especially true in the case of marijuana and the chemicals the pharmaceutical companies manufacture to simulate natural cannabinoids.

Marijuana is a very special natural medicine that increases our chances of beating cancer, though contemporary oncologists are mostly interested in it for its ability to mitigate the nasty side effects of chemo and radiation therapy. They would never think of it as an important part of the actual treatment of cancer.

Marijuana, whose botanical name is cannabis, has been used by humans for thousands of years. It was classified as an illegal drug by many countries in the 20th century. Continue reading

Light Therapy Could Brighten the Outlook for Depressed Seniors

One in 20 people suffer from clinical depression in this country, and the rate is significantly higher among seniors. It’s higher still among senior women (women are twice as likely to be depressed as men). When you include the widespread prevalence of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) this time of year, it’s clear there’s big public health problem out there. New research findings in the Netherlands show that bright light therapy (BLT) may be part of the answer. Call it a lightbulb moment in the treatment of depression.

The details: The study of depression and light therapy involved 89 people aged 60 and over. Half received three weeks of one-hour-a-day BLT. For comparison, the others were “treated” with a pale, not therapeutically significant light for the same duration. Treatment sessions occurred in the early morning each day. At the end of three weeks, those receiving BLT experienced significant improvements in mood, sleep quality,  Continue reading