Tag Archives: nervous system

Damning report on state of U.S. health care

August 28, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Americans are living longer these days — an average of 78.2 years now — but we are sicker. Our senior years are increasingly marked by chronic illness or disability. The landmark study compared the U.S. with 34 other […]

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The stress effect and reduction techniques

June 20, 2013

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Your body is designed to experience stress and react appropriately. Stress will put you in fight-or-flight mode, alert and ready to avoid danger. The body also experiences physiologic responses, such as increased heart and respiratory rates, to enable immediate action. However, increased incidences of illness can develop if these physiologic changes are not restored to […]

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Is lipstick safe?

June 11, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health has released a new analysis of the ingredients in lipstick and lipgloss that may cause you to think twice before using these products. Researchers found that you may be adding a bit more than a touch of color or gloss. They tested 32 commonly […]

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Tapping energy

February 24, 2013

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by Vicki Bowmann, Ph.D. —  For those of us who enjoyed the movie “What the Bleep,” knowing, feeling and accepting energy’s value in our lives is a common trait we share. Others, however, may need to validate things with all five senses before believing them to be possible. Our bodies have two interesting energy systems: […]

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Why you should massage your children

December 20, 2012

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by Tiffany Kuehn —  What would life be like if at birth, after exiting the softness and safety of the mother’s womb into the external world, newborns received a full body massage? What if every little part of the tiny baby was touched and soothed by the external world into which they were thrust? Imagine […]

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Chiropractic care during pregnancy

October 25, 2012

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by Dr. Dawn Tames —  Would you like to make your pregnancy and delivery more comfortable? Chiropractic care can help. It is a natural, drug-free, safe method of care, even for pregnant women. A doctor of chiropractic is thoroughly trained to understand the mechanical and neuromuscular changes that occur during the nine months of pregnancy, […]

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Tea leaves: Flowing with the seasons reflects wisdom

October 15, 2012

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by Victoria J. Mogilner —  Farmers who plant, nurture and harvest crops, and then allow the ground to lie fallow for a period of rest, know well the significance of the seasons. Practitioners of the principles of Chinese medicine also honor the seasons, understanding that a healthy life is one that follows the seasonal cycle […]

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Personal tai chi

October 14, 2012

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by Dr. Steven Cooner —  Tai chi can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, calm the nervous system, reduce anxiety and depression, improve circulation and sleep, and heal new muscular-skeletal injuries and internal disorders. It also is wonderful for anti-aging, improving skin tone and hair texture, reducing cellulite, tightening sagging muscles, and generally improving […]

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Tending the whole self through movement and attention

October 10, 2012

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by Katie Underwood —  Often when a person is tired, hurt or ill, he or she feels hopeless and worn out from constantly working hard to feel better. Pain and fear can take a big toll on enjoying life. Many people are finding that taking time to attend to oneself can be healing and revitalizing. […]

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Chinese foot reflexology — this is the balance

October 9, 2012

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by Fatina Hijab — Without balance there is chaos. According to Chinese Traditional Medicine (CTM), disease occurs when the body is imbalanced. Foot reflexology helps the body achieve and maintain its natural balance, or homeostasis. Reflexology works on the 11 systems of the human body: muscular, nervous, skeletal, endocrine, digestive, urinary, circulatory, reproductive, respiratory, integumentary […]

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Five simple steps to a happy body

September 8, 2012

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by Anna Filipski —  A happy body is one that is energetic and rested, rather than stressed and tense. These are definitely optimal states of being, and following are some tips on creating a happy body condition. It all begins with the nervous system. The autonomic nervous system can be split into two parts, sympathetic […]

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FDA admits mercury fillings may be unsafe

September 7, 2012

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In a dramatic reversal, the FDA has modified its long-standing assertion that mercury in dental fillings is completely harmless. This comes in the wake of a class-action lawsuit settlement in June 2008. Amalgam fillings have a silver color and are about 50 percent mercury. They release toxic mercury vapors into the mouth which are absorbed […]

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Supplement Basics

August 30, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  To function at your best, I recommend several basic food supplements. The most important are omega-3 fatty acids, iodine and vitamin D3. Additional minerals that are needed by most people are calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, chromium and selenium. Also very helpful are vitamins A, B, C, E and P (bioflavonoids). […]

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