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Archive for July, 2014:

Self-administered Hand Shiatsu Gives Pain Sufferers Rest

Imagine never sleeping well, every night trying to find a restful position that would not shoot pain through your body, or trying to manage the emotional impact of never getting more than half an hour of sleep at a time. For chronic pain sufferers, shiatsu massage may be a long sought-after treatment that restores peaceful, restorative sleep and ends every … Read more.

Protect Yourself! The Effects of Sun Damage + Safe, Non-Toxic Sunscreens

I have put off writing a blog on the use of sunscreens because most of me feels like “who cares”? Plus, being that it’s summertime, there are tons of blogs on this topic already with plenty of great suggestions for clean, non-toxic sunscreens that have been cleared by the gods of natural products. Well, suffice it to say that I have … Read more.

The Latest News About Grapes

There are thousands of types of grapes, derived from 60 grape species. Most people are familiar with table grapes, the kind we use for snacks or salads. Wine grapes and raisin grapes used for beverages and dried fruit are common as well. The Mediterranean region is commonly viewed as the home of the grape, but grapes are actually also native … Read more.

5 Reasons Your Great-Grandmother Was Healthier Than You

Your great-grandmother was likely one healthy, vibrant lady. She didn’t have an Epi-pen in her bag. She didn’t live on antacids and laxatives. She didn’t use an inhaler. What did she know that you don’t? Here are five very important things she knew about living healthy: 1.     Great-grandma did not count calories. Diets had no place in her life. In … Read more.

For a Healthy Brain, Eat Baked or Broiled Fish Weekly

Fish are good for your brain, though the reasons why may surprise you. For years we’ve been told about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acid found in fish, and those healthy contributions still hold true. However, there is a more significant finding recently discovered by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania. Apparently, there is evidence … Read more.

6 Conditions that Feel Like Clinical Depression but Aren’t |

Are you exhausted, regardless of how many hours you sleep? Perhaps you haven’t sleep well in many nights and you know something is wrong. If you feel worthless, constantly sad, and generally bored with life, you may have already visited your doctor. If everything seems pointless, and you’ve even though about suicide, then you can probably bet that a depression … Read more.

Acupuncture May Reduce Menopausal Hot Flashes

The hot flashes that accompany menopause are often an uncomfortable and irritating part of the process. Recently, researchers discovered that acupuncture can go a long way in easing the intensity of hot flashes, as well as their rate of occurrence. Menopausal women often feel overcome by waves of sudden heat, that is sometimes visible in red blotches on the body, or … Read more.

St. John’s Wort can Cause Dangerous Interactions

Be very careful when taking St. John’s wort, a popular supplement. As an alternative treatment for depression, it can pose serious health risks when taken along with commonly prescribed pharmaceutical drugs. According to researchers at Wake Forest Medical Center, St. John’s wort has been found to reduce the effectiveness and viability of drugs like oral forms of birth control, blood thinners, … Read more.