The modern world is full of environmental toxins. It is estimated that there are over 80,000 toxic chemicals used regularly in the US. There are over 500 chemicals stored in our body, and the average individual has at least seven pesticides tested in their urine. It is imperative to have a daily detoxification lifestyle to get these unwanted toxins out of our system. Infrared sauna technology is an advanced detoxification strategy with remarkable health results.
A favorite herbal medicine of the ancients, peppermint leaves have been found in Egyptian pyramids dating back to 1,000 BC. Modern scientific investigations have now confirmed that this remarkable plant has over a dozen healing properties.
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If you’re like me, the most valuable source of happiness you can possess is the power of your relationships. The amazing feeling of connection to someone who reciprocates your affection enhances every aspect of life. This kind of relationship, when maximized, energizes your inner being and motivates you to healthfully honor your physical body temple.
In a previous issue of Easy Health Options™, I discussed how staying in tune with your innate emotional guidance can make you happy and, therefore, healthy. In particular, you can get motivated to discover new passions in your life by letting your emotional connection to thought be your guide, rather than being enslaved to your beliefs about that thought. Misguided beliefs are simply thoughts you keep thinking. When they are not valid, they obstruct your health and satisfaction.
The outdated apple a day keeps the doctor away adage has been replaced with fresh apple juice three times a week. This new routine was discovered after a ten-year study determined it helped Alzheimer’s patients by greatly reducing the chance of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) from even occurring. Another study uncovered heart health benefits.
Dr. Thomas Shea, a neurobiologist, and his research team at the University of Massachusetts topped off years of studying apples’ effects on brain health. They used test tubes, Petri dishes, and mice for years. Then recently, they confirmed their findings with a human clinical trial.
Twenty-one AD patients from ages 72 to 93 were fed four ounces of apple juice twice daily for thirty days. There were improvements with memory Continue reading →
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 →
Water is one of the most amazing and mysterious elements in all of nature. Research conducted in various universities throughout the world has repeatedly shown that it is the structure or alignment of the molecules within water that are of much greater importance than its chemical purity. It has also been shown that positive thoughts, intent, and words of blessing directed at water can alter its structure in positive ways and thus increase its life giving properties.
It is well known that water has some mystifying properties. If even one of these properties were not present, life on the planet could not exist. For example, scientists still don’t know why water – of all elements alone – can exist in the three states of matter (solid, liquid and gaseous). They don’t know why water has the highest surface tension of all liquids or why it is the most powerful solvent on earth. Continue reading →
The wonderful sweet berry is not just for dessert anymore; it has healing power. Berries contain large amounts of insoluble fiber (absorbent fiber); therefore, berries help prevent constipation. The blueberry is a powerhouse of nutrients that may improve memory as well as lower blood sugar. A cup of strawberries contains enough vitamin C for the day to fight against arthritis. Ellagic acid in black raspberries may help prevent the growth of cancer cells.
The healing power of apples is amazing; Apples contain, in their skin, Quercetin, an antioxidant that may fight Alzheimer’s disease. Apples are also full of pectin, a natural ingredient that can lower cholesterol. Apples are also full of soluble fiber which helps slow down glucose in the bloodstream.
Don’t forget the healing powers of papayas. They are full of beta cryptoxanthin, an antioxidant that may control arthritis in your knees. Heal a wound with papaya. Make a dressing of unripe papaya. It encourages new skin growth and reduces infection.