Your May Stars

Your May Stars

Medical Astrology is an ancient system that dates back to 2000 B.C.  The medical astrologer uses the horoscope (birth chart) of an individual to point out strengths and weaknesses in the body, nutritional deficiencies and proneness to various health problems.  It can be considered alternative medicine as based on various planetary combinations in the birth chart, the medical astrologer can point o... »

What Is a Fast?

What Is a Fast?

Fasting is a great way to energize the body and mind and to tune it in for the changing seasons. With spring’s longer days and longer to-do lists around the corner, I could use a push-and-a-shove and would happily fall face first into a pile of motivation. Fasting is that push-and-a-shove and what follows is a period of increased motivation. Before getting into the core and science of what fasting... »

The Terrible Truth About White Bread

The Terrible Truth About White Bread

In theory, bread should be a healthy, whole-grain food. But the process that transforms healthy whole grains into the white bread found on most grocery store shelves destroys their nutrients and adds a variety of dangerous chemicals. The Terrible Truth About White Bread Most breads are produced from flour; they are not natural forms of whole-grain wheat. They require yeast cells to expand them wit... »

Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births

Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births

Bans on smoking in public places and the workplace in North America and Europe are linked to a 10 percent drop in premature births and the number of children going to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, according to a new study. The study authors said this positive trend occurred within one year of smoke-free policies being put into effect. They added that their findings show smoking bans have si... »

Why Squatting Is So Important (plus Tips on How to Do It Right)

Why Squatting Is So Important (plus Tips on How to Do It Right)

Just as we should eat the foods our bodies were designed to eat, we should move our bodies the way they were meant to move and impose the stressors they were meant to bear. That means squatting, and squatting often. Our hips flex, knees bend, and ankles dorsiflex so that we can rest comfortably in a squat position. Okay, but isn’t the squat a bit outdated? Why not just use a chair? You’ve probably... »

How to use dry shampoo (and why it works)

How to use dry shampoo (and why it works)

Since I’ve been on the time-saving, cheaper, and easier no-poo (that’s the cute name for those of us who are skipping or minimizing shampooing our hair in case you haven’t heard the term before) voyage for about 8 months now, I have noticed the results. My hair feels thicker, breaks less at the ends, is easier to style, and is definitely glossier. All those natural oils are doing... »

Cholesterol Levels May Spike During Winter Months

Cholesterol Levels May Spike During Winter Months

Here’s something that’s sure to alarm the millions of Americans who have braved the fiercest, longest winter in recent memory: A new study shows that your cholesterol levels fluctuate seasonally and are at their worst during cold winter months. The research, which included 2.8 million adults, brings to stark light the potential effects of comfort food and bad weather on a person’... »

Your April Stars

Your April Stars

Medical Astrology is an ancient system that dates back to 2000 B.C.  The medical astrologer uses the horoscope (birth chart) of an individual to point out strengths and weaknesses in the body, nutritional deficiencies and proneness to various health problems.  It can be considered alternative medicine as based on various planetary combinations in the birth chart, the medical astrologer can point o... »

Herb Pastes – beyond delicious

Herb Pastes – beyond delicious

When you think of pesto, it is usually the flavor that comes to mind.  Maybe after that, you think about how easy it is to whip up a last minute meal without heating up the kitchen in the summer.  We mostly think about Basil, but many other herbs can be used.  Rarely do most of us think about the immense health benefits derived from these herb pastes, but we really should.  It can go on pasta, you... »

Heinz’s ‘All Natural’ Product Claims are ‘False, Deceptive, Misleading and Unfair’ Says Lawsuit

Heinz’s ‘All Natural’ Product Claims are ‘False, Deceptive, Misleading and Unfair’ Says Lawsuit

Heinz is the latest manufacturer targeted in a false advertising lawsuit over claims that it misrepresented a product as “all natural” when it actually contained genetically modified ingredients. The complaint, filed in California earlier this week, alleges that the best-selling ketchup brand’s Distilled White Vinegar is not a natural product, despite being marketed that way. According to FoodNavi... »

Dark Chocolate’s Magic Anti-Inflammatory Powers Finally Revealed

Dark Chocolate’s Magic Anti-Inflammatory Powers Finally Revealed

The precise reason there are health benefits of dark chocolate appears to have finally been discovered. In recent years, chocolate’s high level of antioxidants has qualified it as a bonafide health food. But it’s also been implicated in cardiovascular health for reasons that weren’t exactly clear until recently. The Los Angeles Times reports that researchers at a meeting of the American Chemical S... »

New Study Finds Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

New Study Finds Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

Getting more than an hour of physical activity each day can reduce women’s risk for breast cancer, new research suggests. Although the type of tumor a woman has affects how much exercise could help, a new review of 37 studies found regular physical activity is beneficial for women of all ages and sizes. “These are all the studies looking at the relationship between physical exercise an... »

Is Alcohol an Endocrine Disruptor?

Is Alcohol an Endocrine Disruptor?

Although you may never pick up an alcoholic beverage, you could still be regularly exposing yourself to the detrimental health effects of alcohol. Household products, for example, often contain ethyl alcohol (ethanol) and can be a source many people don’t consider. While exposure to these products won’t necessarily make you intoxicated, mere exposure to alcohol can be a health concern. Alcohol is ... »

Stress-Linked Protein May Play Role in Alzheimer’s

Stress-Linked Protein May Play Role in Alzheimer’s

A problem in the brain’s stress response system may be an important factor in the memory and thinking problems experienced by people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, new research says. Harvard scientists found that when the system is working normally, it can protect the brain from Alzheimer’s-related proteins. But if it malfunctions, important areas of the brain begi... »

Yoga and the muscles we use to stay upright

Yoga and the muscles we use to stay upright

In this month’s blog I am still thinking about the theme of balance, in particular about the muscles we use to help us stay upright! Posture is a great reflection of how we balance. In our classes we spend time, every lesson, getting you stand correctly, in Tadasana (the mountain pose). We guide you through your body, ensuring that you are stood in alignment. This is so important, it gives us time... »

Why You Should Book a Massage Today

Why You Should Book a Massage Today

I often get emails asking for my opinion about bodywork. While I’m not necessarily one to easily dismiss any treatment conventional wisdom would devalue, I also approach this arena with some healthy skepticism. The question becomes what’s effective and what’s simply “woo-woo,” to use a somehow unmatchable term. I’ll leave much of that specific discussion to you all today, but I did want to examine... »

Positive thinking: Stop negative self-talk to reduce stress

Positive thinking: Stop negative self-talk to reduce stress

Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic — and it may even affect your health. Indeed, some studies show that personality traits like optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of your health and well-being. The positive th... »

man singing in the shower

The Cold Water Effect: The Benefits of Cryotherapy

A warm shower is a great idea after a hard workout. Warm water helps in improving blood flow to your skin and offers relief to aching muscles, contributing to a relaxing feeling. However, do not completely shun the idea of using cold water when you shower – not only after a workout, but also on an intermittent basis. Dr. Joseph Mercola says: “Exposure to cold temperatures via cold water and ice ba... »

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