Stiff neck, back pains, wrist pains and poor circulation – these are just some of the occupational hazards of a sedentary job. Add to that wrong diet, shallow breathing, poor posture, stress, and a work station that doesn't help you one bit. No wonder you end up putting on weight and feeling miserable. So why not de-stress, re-energize, jumpstart yourself? Work the kinks out of your body and mind each and every day of your life.
Here are 10 simple ways to help you reduce fat and keep you fit. Read more
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Many people think of yoga as being strictly for stretching and relaxation, but did you know that yoga can also reduce fat and keep you fit?
Friday, May 23, 2008
Is frankincense the new Prozac? Scientists from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem have discovered that burning frankincense activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression.
Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is good for our brains too. An international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, describe how burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. This suggests that an entirely new class of depression and anxiety drugs might be right under our noses. Read more
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
A new study says that rosehip could be more effective than pain medications for easing the pain of arthritis sufferers.
The pain-relieving properties of rosehip, which has previously been linked to reduced inflammation in osteoarthritis, have been suggested for decades. Now scientists have found that powder made from a wild variety of rosehip, Rosa canina, is better at reducing pain in patients than paracetamol. Read more
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Reflexology is about the cheapest, most convenient natural treatment available. It can be used on a wide variety of ailments, such as aches and pains, digestive problems, and fatigue. What is reflexology?
Reflexology is an ancient natural science that can be described as a specialized form of massage of the feet and hands. This natural therapy is based on the belief that each part of the body is interconnected through the nerve system to specific points on the feet and hands. It is performed to detect and correct imbalances in the body that may becoming an illness.
Today reflexology is also known as zone therapy and reflex zone therapy. We all know from our doctors and recent health reports that 80% of all illnesses involve stress. And we also know that the first step to healing is relaxation. This therapy's goal is to clear the pathways of energy flow throughout the body, increase immune response, and return balance to the body. Read more
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Both men and women can tone their pubococcygeus (PC)muscles to improve their love lives.
Health experts say people have some muscles that hardly ever are used—except during sex. And there are specific execises to help those muscles. This story offers clinical explanations for adults of all ages interested in improving their sex life.
Scottsdale sex therapist Michele Clarkson says the key muscles involved in sex are located in the lower abdomen: the pubo coccygeus or “PC” muscles, sometimes referred to as the “love muscles”. She says one of the best exercises for those muscles—in both men and women—was developed by Dr. Arnold Kegel. Read more
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Remote viewing is a structured, teachable discipline that enlists the unconscious mind to gain direct knowledge about inaccessible targets – about people, places, things, or events in the past, present, or future. Remote viewing is quite amazing and very powerful. One of its applications is for healing.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Get the skinny on weight loss with these research-based tips.
Have you tried diets, workout plans, calorie calculators—even natural health products or pills to lose weight? If so, you’re not alone. A whopping 80 percent of Canadian women want to lose weight and 58 percent feel pressure to be thin or shed pounds, according to a recent Ipsos Reid survey sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada. And with good reason: we know excess pounds can raise our risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. A scientific analysis published in a February 2008 issue of Lancet, for instance, linked excess body weight to 20 different types of cancer, including endometrial and gallbladder cancers. Fortunately, winning the battle of the bulge may be easier than you think. Just take it one meal at a time, with these research-tested tips in hand. Read more
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Chronic problems are the most difficult problems to cure. Even when they seem to be cured, they often recur. However, Reiki can often successfully cure chronic issues if you follow a three-step healing process.
Most Reiki practitioners have no difficulty in treating acute problems (be they physical, mental or emotional). Headache, flu, emotional shock - these things can often be cured with only one Reiki treatment.
Where it will be difficult to deal with chronic problems. These are the things that worried us for a long time, and as such have dug themselves deeper into our cellular memory ".
In simple terms, this means that we accept their long-term place in our body (or against) , What is harder to get rid of them.
Cancer, weight problems, deep emotional hurt - all these things can insinuate itself so deeply into our thinking that we feel that we will never get rid of the problem them. Read more
Monday, May 5, 2008
Premature ejaculation is a common sexual problem that is embarrassing and frustrating for both the man and his partner. Fortunately, there are three easy ways for men to delay ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual problem in men, affecting 25%-40% of men. It’s defined as a lack of voluntary control over ejaculation. Most men experience premature ejaculation at least once in their lives, but, if premature ejaculation is a chronic or occasional problem, there are three easy ways to gain ejaculatory control. Read more
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Some scientists think our mania for germ-free environments may account for the skyrocketing rates of allergies and asthma.
Although no one knows why the incidence of allergies and asthma is skyrocketing in this country, a leading theory holds that the Western world is simply too clean. Some researchers call this the hygiene theory. One researcher, Marc E. Rothenberg, M.D., Ph.D., section chief of allergy and clinical immunology at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, calls it the delinquency theory, as in the immune system has so little to do that it turns into a kind of physiological “juvenile delinquent,” just itching to get into trouble. It’s a much-studied theory: Since 1997, scientists have published more than 6,000 research reports examining the apparent links between civilized living and allergies and asthma. Read more