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5 Tips for Safer Cell Phone Usage

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If you are like me, you are in close proximity to your cell phone 24 hours a day (it’s on my nightstand, when I am asleep). There is quite a bit of controversy on this topic, but one thing is for sure, there is a lack of research and coverage on the subject. The result is that there are few definitive answers at this point.
Radio frequency energy is a form of non-ionizing radiation given off by cell phones, WI-FI routers, baby monitors and many other devices. Studies have linked electromagnetic radiation from the long-term use to an increased risk of brain cancer, and other health problems. Read More

A Misconception about Detoxification

By | Healing, Health, Nutrition, Stress Management, Uncategorized | No Comments

muscle relaxationAre you feeling sluggish, bloated, can’t sleep, have digestive upset, headaches?

With all the information circling online, in magazines and health food stores you likely will start thinking you may be carrying too many toxins and need a serious detox program.
There is no shortage of products that promise to do just that from Detox smoothies and teas to Liver cleanses of all kinds, the options are endless and can sometimes cause more harm than good, especially when unsupervised by a trained professional. Read More

5 Morning Tips For A Healthier Life

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SerenityMorning is the most essential part of the day because it actively affects your entire routine. Having a good morning allows one to enjoy the whole day. Recent experiments have showed that the key to having a successful and healthy life is to start every day positively. Here are a few methods to make everyday a good one.

1.Take some alone time

Taking some time for thinking in the morning makes one more creative, and also increases the mental health, according to recent studies. One of the most effective ways to do that is through open-minded meditation. This is when you do not just think about a specific object, or a situation or anything specific at all, but let yourself open to anything that floats in your mind. Research has shown that people who practice open-minded meditation generate more creativity than most people. One should especially avoid thinking about any specific tasks, such as checking the mail, creating a memo, calling work, when he/she wakes up. This not only destroys creativity, but also makes one feel dull during the whole day. Read More

losing weight in your sleep?

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Can you lose weight with a good night’s sleep

losing weight while sleepingConsider two people, having the same amount of work to do each day, doing the same amount of exercise, and having identical meal plans as well. However, one gets around 7-8 hours of good sleep each night, whereas the other does not.

Is there a difference between their lifestyle? The answer: A huge difference.

It may not seem like it, but sleep is one of the most important factors, if not the most important, that keeps people healthy and fit throughout their lives. This claim has been backed up by various researchers and health institutions. Recently, an article in the Washington Post also mentioned the side effects of sleep deprivation, which includes depression, decreased testosterone levels and more importantly, weight gain and decreased muscle strength.

Think about it: If you are sleepy at work, you may be tempted to get a cup of coffee to stay awake or get a doughnut. After work you may skip the gym and instead pick up takeout on your way home because you are too tired to cook.

exerciseSleep helps our body in various ways, one of which includes the recovery of the muscle tissues. During workouts, our muscles tend to tear or become injured, and they need time to recover. A good amount of sleep can help you achieve that. If you do not get enough sleep, your muscle may never recover, and things only get worse from there, i.e. instead of building core muscles with your workouts, you tend to lose it all gradually.

“It’s not so much that if you sleep, you will lose weight, but if you are sleep-deprived, meaning that you are not getting enough minutes of sleep or good quality sleep, your metabolism will not function properly,” explains Michael Breus, PhD, author of Beauty Sleep and the clinical director of the sleep division for Arrowhead Health in Glendale, Ariz.”

On average we need about 7.5 hours of sleep. If you normally sleep 5 hours, those 2 extra hours can help you to lose weight. If you already sleep 7 hours than those .5 hours will not help you lose weight but your metabolism will be better.

Johanna Oosterwijk ND

 

Benefits of using EFT for stress

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EFT Top of HeadEFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, also known simply as tapping, can provide amazing opportunities to expand the boundaries that limit you from living joyously. EFT is simply stated the process of tapping on the bodies’ meridian or acupressure points while tuning in to a specific emotion or physical symptom to systematically reduce or eliminate the symptoms present in the body and consciousness. The process works amazingly quick and is Read More

Beauty – More Than Skin Deep

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SkinBeauty –  More Than Skin Deep

Most of us know that transdermal creams and lotions are a very effective delivery system to transport active ingredients into our bodies. For example, hormone creams, such as progesterone, testosterone or estrogen creams are a great way to get those hormones to where they are needed. There are other examples as well, such as creams for pain. So we all know, that creams applied to our skin deliver great results. Why then do we ignore the fact that anything we put on our skin will be absorbed and transported into our bodies. This includes toxic cosmetics, skin,- and haircare. Read More

Say good-bye to seasonal allergies

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Say good-bye to seasonal allergies

AllergySpring has arrived in North Texas and so has allergy season for many of us. It is estimated that, in the United States, over 50 million people suffer from seasonal allergies. Symptoms can range from mild to debilitating (for some) and they impact many areas of our daily lives from work to play. No wonder people are reaching for the quick fix of pharmaceutical drugs available by prescription or over the counter. Many of those, however, are accompanied by annoying side effects and recent studies have linked traditional allergy pharmaceuticals with higher incidents of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The good news  is that there are natural remedies that help with allergy symptoms. The bad news is that it may take some trial and error to see what works best for each individual. Here are some herbs to try: Dong quai (anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory), eyebright (congestion, itchy eyes), gingko biloba (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory), stinging nettles (anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory), yarrow (congestion, secretions), red clover (builds body’s resistance to allergens). Read More

Essential Oils – More than Aromatherapy

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Essential Oils – More than Aromatherapy

 

Aromatherapy essential oilBrowsing the personal care aisle at your average grocery store, you will find numerous products claiming they contain essential oils, mostly for the purpose of adding a pleasant aroma to said product. Beyond that, many people do not know how effective essential oils really are and what they might do for their well-being and health. But they are missing out on a time-honored therapy that could help cure infections, lift moods, soothe stress, cleanse the body, fight free radicals and even clean our homes by replacing those toxic household cleaners.

Essential oils have been used for over 6000 years in various cultures and ethnicities for therapeutic, hygienic, spiritual and ritualistic purposes. They are obtained Read More

Health Benefits of Belly Dancing

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Health benefit of Belly Dancing

VionaBelly dance, additionally referred to as Raks Sharki, is a type of dance that a number of people are aware of, yet few comprehend the impacts it has on the human body. Numerous specialists say belly dancing is the most established type of dance since ancestral times. It is considered to be having originated from the ancient cultures of Mid-East and India.

Belly dance has an exceptionally useful impact on the dancer’s well being. Read More

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