Vaccination: Defending Your Right to Know and Freedom to Choose

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Discussion about freedom to choose how we want to maintain our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health is one of the most important public conversations of our time

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At stake in this debate is: who will control the multi-trillion dollar US health care system? Continue reading

Seven Little-known Cures for Stomach Pain

Stomach or abdominal pain is a common health complaint that can arise from many causes. Pain relief options are numerous, but here we focus on a cool seven remedies from the area of alternative medicine known as homeopathy.

Stomach pain is often discomfort coming from organs such as the gallbladder, pancreas, colon, liver, stomach, or small intestine. Causes range from mild (gas, indigestion) to medium (heartburn, ulcers) to serious (gallstones, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease). Continue reading

The Top 8 Sneaky Little Pain-Busters you Have Probably Never Heard of!

Homeopath’s are among one of the most popular remedies for people trying to stay away from the greedy, “don’t care if hospitalize or even kill you” drug companies of America and around the world.

If that sounds like you… and if you’re the person who would rather put natural, safe, HEALING ingredients in your body then let’s look at a list of some of the most effective pain-reducing homeopathies in the world. Continue reading

Despite Less Play, Children’s Use of Imagination Increases over Two Decades

Children today may be busier than ever, but Case Western Reserve University psychologists have found that their imagination hasn’t suffered – in fact, it appears to have increased.

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

Dreaming Takes the Sting Out of Painful Memories

UC Berkeley researchers have found that stress chemicals shut down and the brain processes emotional experiences during the REM dream phase of sleep

They say time heals all wounds, and new research from the University of California, Berkeley, indicates that time spent in dream sleep can help.

UC Berkeley researchers have found that during the dream phase of sleep, also known as REM sleep, our stress chemistry shuts down and the brain processes emotional experiences and takes the painful edge off difficult memories.

The findings offer a compelling explanation for why people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as war veterans, have a hard time recovering from painful experiences and suffer reoccurring nightmares.They also offer clues into why we dream.

“The dream stage of sleep, based on its unique neurochemical composition, provides us with a form of overnight therapy, Continue reading

Music Therapy for Cancer: Natural, No Side Effects and Free

It’s always nice when a scientific study proves what most of us already know: A cancer treatment doesn’t have to involve drugs and a hospital to be effective. And sometimes a good treatment is even FREE.

New research shows music therapy is clearly effective. A scientific review published in August in The Cochrane Reviews shows music can reduce anxiety and pain for cancer patients. That’s because cancer is more than just a physical problem. It also brings emotional pain.

The review included 30 separate studies of more than 1,800 participants who experienced “music intervention.” Music was used as a complementary therapy for patients who underwent standard clinical treatments like radiation, Continue reading

Clemson Researcher Says High Blood Pressure May Lead to Missed Emotional Cues

Your ability to recognize emotional content in faces and texts is linked to your blood pressure, according to a Clemson University researcher.

A recently published study by Clemson University psychology professor James A. McCubbin and colleagues has shown that people with higher blood pressure have reduced ability to recognize angry, fearful, sad and happy faces and text passages.

“It’s like living in a world of email without smiley faces,” McCubbin said. “We put smiley faces in emails to show when we are just kidding. Otherwise some people may misinterpret our humor and get angry.”

Some people have what McCubbin calls “emotional dampening” that may cause them to respond inappropriately to anger or other emotions in others. Continue reading

The Answer to Cancer is found in the Cancer Stem Cell

Cancer stem cells are what drive cancer growth and spread. To heal cancer you must cause the cancer stem cells to differentiate back into normal cells. This can only be accomplished if the proper internal environment is produced. This environment must address both physical and mental/emotional factors. When chemicals and toxins are introduced into the body, this makes cancer stem cells develop more cancer cells even quicker. Only when an environment that produces health is achieved will the cancer stem cells revert back to normal healthy cells.

The answer to cancer is found in the cancer stem cell. A cancer stem cell is the foundational cell that produces all the other cancer cells that give a malignant tumor its size. The majority of these cancer cells are called non-stem cancer cells. Cancer can be analogous to a bee hive. In the hive the queen is responsible for the growth of the hive. Continue reading

Smoking May Increase Depression In Teens

Teens may smoke to “self-medicate” against depression but researchers in Canada say smoking may increase depressive symptoms in some adolescents.

Lead author Michael Chaiton of the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit of the University of Toronto and co-author Jennifer O’Loughlin of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre say the study involved 662 high-school teenagers who completed as many as 20 questionnaires from grades 7-11 about their use of cigarettes to affect mood.

“This observational study is one of the few to examine the perceived emotional benefits of smoking among adolescents,” Chaiton says in a statement. “Although cigarettes may appear to have self-medicating effects or to improve mood, in the long-term we found teens who started to smoke reported higher depressive symptoms.”

Study participants were divided into groups of: teens who never smoked; smokers who did not use cigarettes to self-medicate, improve mood or physical state; and smokers who used cigarettes to self-medicate.

Study participants were asked to rate on a rating scale depressive symptoms such as: felt too tired to do things; had trouble going to sleep or staying asleep; felt unhappy, sad, or depressed; felt hopeless about the future; felt nervous or tense; and worried too much about things.

“Smokers who used cigarettes as mood enhancers had higher risks of elevated depressive symptoms than teens who had never smoked,” O’Loughlin says.