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The ABC's of CBD

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CBD is one of the hundreds of chemicals found in the flowering cannabis plant. CBD does not have the psychoactive, or mind-altering, effects of another chemical found in cannabis called ...

 

Matcha tea prep

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Matcha green tea is touted to have a multitude of benefits ranging from weight loss, heart health and even cancer treatment and prevention. It can be easily found in stores and online. H...

 

Scrape away pain

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Gua sha is the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension. The name gua sha (pronounced gwahshah) comes from the Chinese word for scraping...

 

Acupressure for Sinuses

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During allergy season, sinus pressure is very common. Here is a natural acupressure remedy you can try. Acupressure is a key part of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves applying pr...

 

Chamomile tea could improve blood glucose

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An Iranian study finds that drinking three cups of chamomile tea a day could improve control of blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Researchers from Tabriz University of...

 

What are the benefits of bee pollen?

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Bee pollen is a ball of pollen made by young bees when they land on a flower. It’s a mixture of pollen, saliva, and nectar or honey. Bees carry these balls back to the hive in sacs on th...

 

A smoothie can iron out anxiety

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There are certain nutrients shown to improve the body’s coping mechanisms when dealing with stress and anxiety. They are: • Magnesium – One of the body’s most heavily used minerals, Mag...

 

​ Lift the weight of anxiety with a weighted blanket

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Recent research suggests that by snuggling up with a weighted blanket you can relieve stress and anxiety. Occupational therapists have long used these blankets to help kids with sensory issu...

 

Use ‘Aloe’ to say ‘Goodbye’ to dry winter skin!

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While often thought of as a remedy for sunburn relief, aloe vera gel can be helpful during the dry winter months, too. It works by alleviating redness and irritation related to excess dr...

 

Hypnotherapy for high-blood pressure

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When you think about hypnotherapy, you may think about stopping smoking, losing weight, or helping with anxiety. Using it to help control high blood pressure may not immediately come to ...

 

B Vitamins for weight loss

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Losing weight is never as easy as taking a magical pill. However, there are a few vitamins and minerals you can take to ensure your body is functioning as efficiently as possible for wei...

 

Feeling anxious? Try 4-7-8 breathing

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The next time you feel anxious or stressed you can try this breathing technique. It’s quick, easy to remember and a simple way to relax. sit down with your back straight and the tip ...

 

Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss

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Several studies show that apple cider vinegar can increase feelings of fullness. This can lead you to eat fewer calories and lose weight. For example, according to one study, taking vine...

 

Supplements for when you have had too much

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While the perils of drinking too much alcohol are widely known, many people will wake up on January 1 with a pounding reminder of the price of their good time. Here are some supplements ...

 

Tis the season for peppermint tea

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While candy canes are having their moment, it might be a good time to look at all the benefits of peppermint tea. You can buy peppermint tea, peppermint essential oil and fresh peppermin...

 

Cold feet and hands? Take a deep breath!

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Research conducted on Tibetan monks found that they were able to raise the temperatures in their fingers and toes through deep meditation. While you might not be as practiced as a Tibeta...

 

Change your tune - to love

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Deepak Chopra has recently appeared on social media touting the benefits of the Lovetuner. The Lovetuner is a revolutionary mindfulness tool that aligns you with the 528hz frequency, th...

 

Sage for better respiratory health

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Sage belongs to the Salvia plant family and is derived from the Latin word salvere, which means "to heal." Aside from the metaphysical uses of ‘smudging,’ research shows that sage can al...

 

Eat too much? Try a digestif

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With the holidays upon us surely we are bound to overindulge once or twice. While the enjoyment of a holiday feast brings pleasure, the feeling of being stuffed to the point of being put...

 

The mighty, mighty cranberry

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Cranberries are a superfood. People can consume them in the form of a sauce or a juice. They can also add them to stuffing, casseroles, or dessert. These highly nutritious berries are al...

 

A daily dose of Classical Music may work wonders

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We all know that music can soothe the savage beast, but it can also have almost miraculous effects on our physical, mental and emotional health. While not the most popular genre of music, Cl...

 

Guided imagery for pain management

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Guided imagery or visualization involves mental scenes and situations that you consciously create in order to focus your thoughts on pleasant things and not focus on stress. In doing so,...

 

Say 'Neti' to fall allergies

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Autumn brings windy, high pollen-count days which can wreak havoc with your allergies. Using a Neti pot to rinse your nasal passages with saltwater is a great way to wash out pollen and...

 

Coconut Oil’s healthy benefits

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Coconut oil is high in certain saturated fats. These fats have different effects in the body compared with most other dietary fats. The fatty acids in coconut oil can encourage your body...

 

Natural Testosterone Boosters

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There are only a few natural testosterone boosters are supported by scientific studies. The herb with the most research behind it is called ashwagandha. One study tested the ef...

 

Three herbs to benefit the immune system

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Many herbs actively fight microorganisms like viruses, bacteria, worms, and bugs, according to the Herbal Medicine Department Chair at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. ...

 

Grounding

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Last week we talked about the fun of walking on the grass with your bare feet. Well it seems we have walked right up to a trend called grounding. Proponents of grounding believe that...

 

Chiropractic Care

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Many people seeking back pain relief alternatives choose chiropractic treatment. About 22 million Americans visit chiropractors annually. Of these, 7.7 million, or 35%, are seeking r...

 

Probiotics for beginners

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Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as germs that cause diseases, but your body is full of bacteria both goo...

 

Natural light shines with health benefits

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Getting natural sunlight on a regular basis can offer many healthy benefits. You can help your body absorb some of these benefits by simply pulling open the drapes or blinds in your livi...

 

Hot Chilies can burn away pain

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Capsaicin, the chemical that gives chili peppers their kick can be used in treatment for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain ...

 

Yerba Mate tea packs a lot of benefits

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There are few drinks touted as much as green tea. But, Yerba Mate may have it beat -by a long shot. Yerba mate is an herbal tea made from the leaves and twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis ...

 

Honey is a buzz with health benefits

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Many people swear by the medicinal uses of honey and while some health claims may be hard to prove, it is clear that honey has been highly regarded for centuries. It is well-document...

 

Herbal cures for summer allergies

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It’s no surprise that pollen, mold and insect stings are common allergy culprits during the summer months. Many allergy sufferers find relief with herbal remedies. Butterbur is an he...

 

Intro to Chakras

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It’s almost impossible to browse your social media feeds and not come across people going on about chakras. Okay. Cool. Wait, what is a chakra? Here is a brief explanation. The word ...

 

Green Tea for Weight Loss

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Many believe green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can drink. It is loaded with antioxidants and various plant compounds that may benefit your health. Some claims assert th...

 

Collagen Supplements for skin and bone health

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Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles . ...

 

The Ayurvedic diet

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Based on the principles of Ayurvedic medicine, the Ayurvedic diet focuses on balancing different types of energy within your body, which is said to improve health. It’s also popular beca...

 

Humming helps you in a number of ways

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Humming is a soothing form of sound medicine that infuses your body with many therapeutic benefits. It’s also an easy and fun way to enjoy a meditation practice. There are many benefits ...

 

Singing Bowls offer bountiful benefits

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Tibetan singing bowls are a type of bell that vibrates and produces a rich, deep tone when played. Also known as singing bowls or Himalayan bowls, Tibetan singing bowls are said to promo...

 

Tap your way to health?

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Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It's also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure. People who use this...

 

Homeopathic Remedies for Heat Headaches

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For many people tolerating high temperatures during the summer months can be a real pain: enter the heat headache. While there is nothing quite so effective as air conditioning, ice and ...

 

Art as therapy

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The American Art Therapy Association characterizes art therapy as an approach to mental health that utilizes the process of creating art to improve mental, physical, and emotional wellne...

 

Naturally increase dopamine production to increase vitality

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Dopamine is an important chemical messenger in the brain that has many functions such as motivation, memory, focus and attention. It is also a necessary for reinforcing good habits. When...

 

Therapy in your own hands: Self massage

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Social distancing has made getting a therapeutic massage impossible. But the short answer to your aches and pains may be in your own hands: here is a guide to common types of self-massag...

 

Link between the moon and our health?

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Since ancient times our imaginations have been captivated by the moon. Almost every culture in the history of humanity has celebrated it in some way. But in today’s scientific age, there...

 

Supplements and the Immune System

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Some studies indicate that the following supplements may strengthen your body’s general immune response: Vitamin C. According to a review in over 11,000 people, taking 1,000–2,000 mg...

 

It’s bath time!

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If you watched TV in the 1970’s you became familiar with the cry, “Calgon -Take me Away!” Calgon, for those who may not know, was a sudsy bath liquid that invited women to leave their st...

 

Mindfulness to reduce anxiety

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Mindfulness involves focusing your attention to what's happening in the present moment. It aims to help you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings, helping you to react to them ...

 

Color Therapy

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Color therapy (or chromotherapy) is an alternative remedy that uses color and light to treat physical or mental health by balancing the body's energy centers, also known chakras. This co...

 

What Is Homeopathy?

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Homeopathy is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself. Those who practice it use tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals. They believe the...

 

Hypnotherapy as mind-body medicine

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In hypnotherapy (hypnosis), people are guided into an advanced state of relaxation and heightened attention. Hypnotized people become absorbed in the images suggested by the hypnotherapi...

 

Use these herbal remedies to help calm the nerves

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Feeling a little frazzled? Here are some top natural calming remedies you may want to try: Calm with chamomile. Taking just 5 or 10 minutes to enjoy a cup of chamomile tea can ease ji...

 

Reduce inflammation with Turmeric and Ginger

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Chronic inflammation is thought to play a central role in the development of conditions like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. It can also worsen symptoms associated with autoimmune c...

 

Move easier with the Alexander Technique

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The ‘Alexander Technique’ is a way of learning to move mindfully through life. The process focuses on improving inefficient habits of movement and patterns built of accumulated tension, ...

 

Benefits of massage are more than skin deep

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Getting a massage is no longer a luxury afforded to customers in high-end spas. In fact, massage has been used to treat a variety of conditions for many centuries. Although little scient...

 

Put the ‘ooommm’ in meditation

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Perhaps one of the most accessible forms of therapy is meditation because it only requires a little time and very little guidance. Quite simply, meditation is the practice of thinking de...

 

The sound of Wellness

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Sound therapy is used to improve your emotional and physical well-being. There are a variety of ways in which sound therapy can be experienced. Most are experienced one-on-one with a spe...

 

Crystals

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There is no scientific evidence to support the use of crystals as a means to increase well-being and overall health. However, proponents of crystal therapy focus on the frequenc...

 

Aromatherapy

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Proponents believe aromatherapy activates areas in your nose called smell receptors, which send messages through your nervous system to your brain. Aromatherapy uses essential oils that ...

 

he importance of stretching

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It is not an overstatement to say that everyone should do some stretching daily. Stretching keeps your muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. It is important to increase flexibility...

 

Tea for two (and many other stomach ailments)

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Yerba buena or hierba buena is the Spanish name for a number of aromatic plants, most of which belong to the mint family. Yerba buena translates as ‘good herb.’ Many El Paso families...

 

Acupuncture

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Acupuncture has been employed to help reduce stress, muscle tension, chronic pain (including headaches) and help normalize menstrual irregularities. Many Acupuncturists believe that ...

 

Test your reflexes: Reflexology

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Earlier in the week we talked about the importance of reaching out to others. Reflexology takes reaching out and touching to a whole new level. The ancient technique of reflexology i...

 

Making sense of complementary and alternative methods

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Complementary and alternative are terms used to describe many kinds of products, practices, and systems that are not part of mainstream medicine. You may hear them used to refer to metho...

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