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Bardo

July 4, 2014

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Bardo by Christopher Bont — This 60-minute work is a surreal musical drama inspired by four fields of reference: the Tarot system, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, sound healing/esoteric sound theories and sacred geometry. The music narrates the journey of “the Fool,” a character from the ancient Tarot system, who illustrates the cycle from […]

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Chakra Meditations and Tones

July 3, 2014

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Chakra Meditations and Tones by Dudley and Dean Evenson, with vocalist Beth Quist — This album reveals the basic steps of healing through sound on a journey through your chakras, body, spirit and mind. The music can be used as an effective tool for energizing and balancing the chakras and is designed to be listened […]

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Candling for Optimal Health: Common and Lesser Known Benefits

July 2, 2014

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Candling for Optimal Health: Common and Lesser Known Benefits by Jili Hamilton —  The book guides the reader in the use of ear candles, or cones, and gives a comprehensive account of their uses and beneficial effects. Suitable for both the layperson and complementary therapists, Hamilton presents case histories of people who have found relief […]

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Tips for a healthy summer

June 25, 2014

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Detoxing, hydration an sun block

Tips for a healthy summer by Dr. Paul Stallone —  For us Arizonans, summer has already begun. We may not be dealing with 115 degree temperatures yet, but we will be soon. Below are some suggestions for a safer, healthier summer. Many people wait until the week before bathing-suit season to worry about those extra […]

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The power of enzymes

June 24, 2014

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enzymes and nutrition

The power of enzymes by Dorota Owczarski  — All life processes in the human body are connected with thousands of chemical reactions. These reactions take place in each cell under mild conditions — normal temperature and pressure. At the same time, reactions occur quickly and efficiently, and the oxidation of substances involved is the source […]

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You are what you listen to

June 23, 2014

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Sound therapy

You are what you listen to by Jill Mattson —  Music makes us feel — its sound waves interact with our emotions, which are actually energy. Everyone has snapped their fingers to a lively beat and relaxed to the soothing sound of the ocean. Sound waves do not isolate emotions or ignore the rest of […]

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Evidence of empathic resonance

June 22, 2014

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Empathic resonance

Evidence of empathic resonance by Matteo Rizzato —  In 1700, Adam Smith said, “When we see somebody who is about to hit somebody else’s arm or leg, we instinctively back away and withdraw our own arm or our own leg; and when the blow comes, we somehow ‘feel’ it and suffer from it as the […]

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Preschoolers’ obesity decline misleading

June 21, 2014

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Childhood obesity

Preschoolers’ obesity decline misleading by Mary Budinger —  Obesity rates among American preschoolers have dropped 43 percent in the past decade, according to a recent government study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. However, researchers also found that obesity prevalence increased among women ages 60 and older. More than 68 percent of […]

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Our immune systems are not so immune anymore

June 20, 2014

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Arthritis caused by inflammation

Our immune systems are not so immune anymore by Debbie Williams —  It is thrilling to see more people reading labels at the grocery store. People are becoming aware that the food and drinks touted as “healthy” might, in fact, be anything but. Grains, sugars (especially high-fructose corn syrup), the bad oils and preservatives are […]

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Oxygen — the most critical nutrient

June 19, 2014

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Oxygen

Oxygen — the most critical nutrient by Fred G. Arnold —  Nutrients are the components in foods that all living things need to survive and grow. They are used to build and repair tissues, regulate body processes and are converted to and used for energy. Organic nutrients include carbohydrates, fats, proteins (or their building blocks, […]

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Three basic fitness tests may predict longevity

June 18, 2014

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Fitness for longevity

Three basic fitness tests may predict longevity by Adrienne Silverman —  It is well-documented that regular physical exercise contributes to a longer lifespan. However, what if three simple fitness tests given to individuals in middle age could predict their longevity? In 1999, researchers at the University College London studied more than 2,700 subjects at age […]

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Stress relief is as easy as ABC

June 17, 2014

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Stress relief tips

Stress relief is as easy as ABC by Carol E. Gutierrez  —  The Centers for Disease Control reports that between 75 to 90 percent of all visits to the doctor are stress related. And although we all have time-saving devices and appliances, time seems to be moving faster. We have less time to relax and […]

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Epicurean summer fruit and vegetables

June 16, 2014

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Summer fruits and vegetables

Epicurean summer fruit and vegetables by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Every fruit and vegetable has a prime time during the year when it is at its seasonal best. Locally grown food means extra flavor and nutrition, and also great value. But depending on your location, some items are at their prime for several months, while […]

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