Gokhale Method: Banish Pain by Relearning Proper Posture

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Proper posture and properly using your body to work against gravity is the foundation upon which everything else related to your health is built

The Gokhale Method addresses the root cause of physical pain, which is typically caused by improper posture. The method teaches you to reclaim your primal posture, which is the way your body was designed to stand, sit, and move

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Advanced Muscle Integration Technique — A Remarkably Effective Treatment for Muscle Injuries and Pain

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  • A novel therapy used by many professional and elite athletes, but useful for many common injuries, focuses on interrelationships between muscle function, range of motion and restriction that contribute to pain
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Strengthen the Hip Extensor and Deep Abdominal Muscles

Core strengthening is a hot topic in the health and fitness world. Most individuals focus on strengthening their abdominal muscles with a wide range of sit-up like exercises. Some of the key muscles to focus on include the hip extensor group and deep abdominal muscles that surround the spine.

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The Alexander Technique

Did You Know…

… that a unique and practical method of moment called the Alexander Technique has been shown to help alleviate tension headaches naturally, as well as ease back pain, tennis elbow—and even asthma, sleep disorders and lethargy?

If you watch toddlers playing, you will notice that they move with ease: spines straight, joints free and large heads balanced easily on their small necks.  It doesn’t take long, however, before unawareness settles in, and the body’s innate ability to move Continue reading

Two Great Household Remedies for Scrapes and Cuts

Cuts and scrapes are a fact of life. Your skin is only so resilient. One of homeopathy’s best uses is in acute injuries; quick sudden symptoms like local pain and minor wounds. A homeopathic emergency kit could in fact be as good as a typical one. In any event, here we show how “Calendula officinalis” and “Hypericum perfoliatum” are great first remedies for Continue reading

Dangerous Side Effects of This Specific Type of Drug Revealed

A morsel of health news says that there is a high risk of fractures, falls, and osteoporosis among epilepsy patients using antiepileptic drugs. And most patients are unaware of the risks associated with taking the drugs. For that reason, we discuss it here, because staying knowledgeable is the best defense against injury or ill health. Continue reading

Height Loss Increases Risk for Fractures and Death in Older Women

Kaiser Permanente study suggests significant height loss may indicate more serious health problems Continue reading

Don’t Suffer Back Pain; Learn and Heal

Back pain is not merely ordinary discomfort. It is a teacher of life lessons instructing us about our bodies and the mind-body connection. If you work through the pain and deal with it in a mindful, natural way, you can find relief and gain a new appreciation for avoiding backaches and improving your life’s journey. Continue reading

Gradual Bone Reduction Seen in Some Pill Users

Changes in bone density in oral contraceptive users depends on age and hormone dose

Birth control pills may reduce a woman’s bone density, according to a study published online July 13 in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism by Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) scientists. Impacts on bone were small, depended on the woman’s age and the pill’s hormone dose, and did not appear until about two years of use. The study size and design allowed the researchers to focus on 14- to 18-year-old teenagers, and to look at how bone density might change when a woman stops using the pill.

GHRI Senior Investigator Delia Scholes, PhD, led the study. Hormones are a key component of bone health, she says, and hormonal contraceptives are a major source of external hormones for women—the pill is the most common birth control method worldwide. A woman’s risk of fractures later in life is influenced by the bone mass she gains in her teens through her 20s, and this age group has the highest use of oral contraceptives. Continue reading

St. John’s Wort Compound Discovered as Promising Treatment for Incurable Brain Tumor

Around 10,000 Americans are diagnosed with a malignant glioma every year. And, unfortunately, they received an almost inevitable death sentence. Glioma, types of tumors which grow in the brain or spine, are virtually incurable and the average one-year survival rate after diagnosis is only about 50 percent.

But now there is finally hope for a new and effective treatment. A compound known as hypericin, originally discovered in the herb St. John’s wort.

In findings just published in the journal Cancer, scientists are reporting that synthetic hypericin strongly inhibits the growth of gliomas. The reason appears to be, at least in part, because hypericin inhibits protein  Continue reading