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Sleep is deeply interconnected with your health in a myriad of ways. For example, previous research has found that sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress or illness
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… that a simple exercise used by Olympic athletes can fend off aging, re-energize your whole body, and may even prevent cancer?
Rebounding is a simple exercise with exceptional overall health benefits that go far beyond fitness. The practice of rebounding couldn’t be easier: it requires as little as 5 minutes a day of bouncing lightly or jumping on a trampoline (usually a high-quality mini trampoline used at home).
Yet, despite its simplicity, the effects of rebounding are so astonishing that it has earned Continue reading
- Chemotherapy destroys healthy cells throughout your body right along with cancer cells, a “side effect” that often leads to accelerated death, not healing; it is also known to encourage the growth of the treatment-resistant cells within tumors, making the cancer more deadly Continue reading
Life in the 21st century is full of stress in the form of emotional setbacks, environmental toxins, physical trauma & poor nutrition. This stress depletes the body of critical nutrients and causes oxidation of various cellular elements. Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that helps the body successfully adapt to stressful conditions.
Ashwagandha is also called Indian ginseng, winter cherry, & Withania Somnifera. Although it grows naturally in North America and Africa, it is most commonly associated with the Ayurvedic traditions of the east. Ayurveda is an ancient philosophy and application of natural health common in India and the Far East. This tradition is known to use the roots of the Withania Somnifera plant to prepare Ashwagandha. This herb has been used for a myriad of health conditions throughout the centuries by Ayurvedic medicine men.
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Yoga, deep breathing and meditation continue to make strides in the healthcare industry.
More specifically, deep breathing is now widely recognized for its “profound impact on our physiology and our health,” says Mladen Golubic, a physician in the Cleveland Clinic`s Center for Integrative Medicine. Yet, the power of breath is still an unknown in our culture and within mainstream medicine.
Yogis understood the power of breath. In fact, postures (asana) were created to strengthen the body to sit for breathing (pranayama) and meditation. The breath is the most important aspect of the yoga tradition and one of the most important functions of the body in maintaining health.
The average American has 21,600 breaths every 24 hours (15 breaths per min X 60 min X 24 hours). The breathing process is the foundation of all brain function and 12 energy systems of the body. The respiratory system feeds our cardiovascular system and supports our digestive and lymphatic systems: two systems paramount to processing food and the removal of toxins and imbalances from the body. Breathing is also the only physiological function that can be controlled. Otherwise, it occurs involuntarily from the intelligence of the autonomic nervous system. Continue reading
The sun salutation is a nearly perfect series of asanas, including forward bends and back bends, strong poses and more gentle ones, stretching and strengthening.
The Sun Salutation actually links together 12 asanas in a dynamically performed series. These asanas are numbered so that they alternately stretch the spine backwards and forwards. A full round of Surya namaskara is considered to be 2 sets of the 12 poses.
You can move through the series rapidly, or slowly taking as long as you’d like. As you flow from pose to pose, you build up a bit of a sweat, your muscles loosen, your energy builds up, and you’re filled with the calm and feel relaxed Continue reading