Did you know that there is both healthy and unhealthy stress? Some stress is good for us. A job gets us up and moving in the morning. A driving test means that we need to know the rules of the road, and the basics of driving. New responsibilities mean that we are still striving rather than ... Views: 320
"The good news is that your condition is pre-cancerous. The bad news is that it is untreatable and I strongly recommend that you have a mastectomy."
"I'm sorry, what did you say was the good news?" The doctor's mouth continued to flap open and closed; I know he made sounds, but the words ... Views: 335
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in the United States and probably the world. It affects millions of men, women and children of all ages and from all backgrounds. Anxiety disorders cost more than $42 billion a year, almost one-third of the country's $148 billion ... Views: 430
“I am sorry, you have cancer” is a devastating news no one wants to hear from a physician in these days. Not only the disease is life threatening, but also the side effects of the treatment make the bravest man stumbles. For most people, cancer is like a death sentence, which is not true at ... Views: 320
Feeling fit and healthy combined with epicurean enjoyment perfectly harmonize with tasty organic wines.
We discovered organic wines about ten years ago. We gradually moved in that direction. The transition was facilitated by the exceptional quality that we discovered bottle after bottle: ... Views: 887
Is Sound Therapy Effective?
The answer is “Yes”, but just like everything else, sound can have both positive and negative effects. Unless you are a trained professional or are using a sound therapy that has been perfected and tested, caution needs to be taken. Sound therapy uses the body’s own ... Views: 1071
The fat burning zone is a term that is used to define the point where your body uses fat for fuel while exercising. Although this zone exists, it is somewhat misleading. Many people assume that when you reach the “zone” you will be burning only fat. However, when exercising, your body uses ... Views: 931
Insomnia Jeopardizes Merdith's Job
The future of Meredith’s business depended on one simple thing. Getting a good night’s sleep. If she wasn’t on the ball, she would lose the marketing contract for a prestigious corporate firm. There was no way Meredith was going to let that happen. She ... Views: 480
Growing up in New York City and living in Boston for a while, I couldn't help but notice how many office buildings were lit up like Christmas trees all night long. Even as a kid, this seemed extremely wasteful. Who needed all of those lights at night after the cleaning staff was gone, the mice? ... Views: 719
About five years ago I tried to dance with the Grim Reaper. Luckily for me, that day, his dance card was full. During the recovery phase from my suicide attempt, I looked everywhere for books that would help give me perspective and hope. I found few that had any lightness or humor. So I decided ... Views: 334
“What if this is as good as it gets?” In the movie of that name, Jack Nicholson plays Melvin, an insulting, anti-social author with obsessive compulsive disorder. Melvin falls for Carol, played by Helen Hunt, the only waitress who will put up with him, at his favorite restaurant. Carol is ... Views: 419
In general, the human organism was not designed to breathe deeply at all times and in all situations. The depth of our breath, whether it is shallow, medium, or deep depends in large part on what it is we are doing. If we are sitting quietly reading, for example, we do not need to be breathing ... Views: 677
Ken Dyctwald in his book Bodymind wrote that "To breathe is to feel, and conversely, not to breathe is not to feel.
So how do you feel today? How are you breathing?
I have found that it is very helpful to check in on your breath in order to gauge how you may be feeling. Here are some ... Views: 278
Even if you are in the midst of being treated with acupuncture or other methods of healing, it’s always useful to find ways to help yourself in between treatments. Emotional Freedom Technique is a deceptively simple use of common acupuncture/acupressure points that you can learn in just a few ... Views: 693
High blood pressure is widely known as the “silent killer”. Statistics have it that out of the fifty million Americans afflicted with hypertension or high blood pressure, only an estimated of thirty million had proper diagnosis.
In fact, most of those who were diagnosed did not visit their ... Views: 614
“Stress is damaging to your health, so take care of yourself,” is very sound advice, but what exactly does that mean and how exactly do you take care of yourself and lessen stress? Experiencing optimal physical, mental, and spiritual health includes the good fortune of having healthy and ... Views: 2241
Based on medical studies, it is said that smoking tobacco or cigarettes can cause your blood pressure level to increase by 5 to 10 mm Hg during the day. It is actually the systolic blood pressure that is largely affected since the systolic blood pressure count increases by at least 20 mm Hg. ... Views: 371
Many of us are troubled by never ending health problems and spend time and money on doctors and hospitals. But most importantly, ill health is a big obstacle in reaching our goals of life. Most of the problems start because of a few errors in diet and wrong life styles. Many health problems ... Views: 664
ME: How did you meet Bruce Lee?
GFM: Bruce was in New York visiting his father, who was an actor in The Chinese theater. A mutual aquaintance of his father and me brought him to my Kwoon.
ME: When did this meeting occur and how old was Bruce?
GFM: It was in the 1950's. Bruce seemed to be ... Views: 1821
What if I told you there was a workout that you could do that would allow you to burn fat more quickly than just about any other exercise in existence, requires no special equipment at all, and it is extremely easy to do? Well, scratch the easy part, but I can help you with the other two. The ... Views: 377
Honey has been endowed down the ages through legend and lore as a source of unique nutritional value as well as being highly prized in millennia past as a source of great sweetness. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that its medicinal properties could assist in healing wounds. It is also ... Views: 1712
After months of tests to determine the cause of a weakness on my left side and my sudden propensity for falling, I was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Since then, I have been living with this disease which is slowly progressing and has been changing my life in many ways. ... Views: 304
Rosacea is a common chronic skin disorder that affects people across the world. Rosacea is facial acne is characterized by red and pink patches on the skin, visible broken blood vessels, small red bumps and red cysts. The problem with rosacea is that people don't realize the seriousness of the ... Views: 2632
For as long as I can remember people have been told to stretch as a warm up or warm down to prevent injuries and for just as long physiotherapists have been using stretching, along with exercises, as the basis for their treatment of painful conditions. Everyone has jumped on the band wagon from ... Views: 848
Did you know that about 90% of kidney stones are 5 mm or smaller? And because most kidney stones are composed of calcium, most stones are very simple to dissolve and pass!
If you are unsure about the size of your stone, you most likely have a 5 mm kidney stone or smaller. In this article, you ... Views: 992
Summer is always an idle time for kids. Unless they are in a school district that has year-round classes, the summer months are a vast expanse of boredom and “nothing to do.” Sure, you could let your kids play video games all day, but wouldn’t it be better for them (and you) if they had ... Views: 439
Soccer is a growing sport in the United States and it continues to be one of the most popular sports in the world. Both boys and girls can play soccer, and the sport is a favorite among children all over the country. During summer break, a soccer camp for your daughter might be a good way to ... Views: 390
Your heart works hard to continuously pump blood, non-stop, to other parts of the body. Incredibly, it pumps 2000 gallons a day and beats about 100,000 beats a day! This rhythmic pumping ensures the circulation of a fresh supply of oxygen-rich blood to all organs, tissues and cells of the ... Views: 371
There is a lot to consider when designing a well rounded workout routine. This article will address the length of the workout, your intensity, how often you will work out, and what types of exercises you will include in it.
The first step to designing your routine is determining your goals. Is ... Views: 3187
During a workout you deplete your body of all of its remaining nutrients. All the nutrients your body has are used for repairing itself from the workout you just gave it. It is extremely important to replenish your body of all of the nutrients it needs to recover and rebuild new muscle ... Views: 2216
If you flush uric acid then you will cure gout naturally! Unfortunately, most people do not realize how simple flushing uric acid can be. Are you a person who is relying on an expensive painkiller to treat your arthritis problem?
If you are taking medication for your sole treatment for gout, ... Views: 11325
You can learn how to treat gout at home by simply knowing how to flush uric acid and uric crystals. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the simplicity of this cure because doctors do not recommend it.
If you have visited a doctor, you most likely have heard that you should lose ... Views: 3619
My business is centered on acid reflux remedies and I recently received an e-mail with a clever subject title, 'Does an apple a day keep reflux away?' As I read the short e-mail, I couldn't believe how many people are curious about alternative treatments. In fact, Google search engine results ... Views: 692
Some of the main causes of sinus disease are:
- blowing the nose too hard
- not clearing up the first sign of infection
- getting the chills
- not resting
- drinking too much iced drinks
Any of these may lead you to develop a mild infection, but with heavy nose-blowing, infection is spread all ... Views: 5100
The period of adolescence and early adulthood is a phase of raging hormones. During this transition, the body goes through significant hormonal and physiological alterations which consequently result to remarkable changes in the body. This period can actually be an awkward one and one such ... Views: 452
Ingredients: crisp apple, flax seed meal, cinnamon, vanilla or plain yogurt,a few walnuts, possibly raw oatmeal
Unless you have been hanging underneath a pineapple truck, you have heard you need more omega 3s, to keep your brain, heart, and joints ready for love.
Your body is not making ... Views: 2245
Did you know that your brain needs eighty five percent of your nutrition? Guess what? The average diet only gives the brain fifteen percent nutrition. So what can you do to change this condition?
First off start with the food you eat daily. Food consumed today is pretty much recreational; ... Views: 381
This Foot Care Question was just submitted to my inbox by Nicole, thought perhaps there are others out there searching for answers on how to alleviate foot problems and curious to know if exercise might help.
“I have some problems with my feet. Hyper mobile forefoot and hypo mobile mid-foot ... Views: 1570
I have to say that I am grateful for my gymnastics, dance, and Pilates training - especially in regards to body awareness. I’m sure it’s why so many dancers and athletes are embracing Pilates as a component of their injury-prevention and cross-training program. And it makes sense why so many ... Views: 1211
Sexually transmitted diseases are infections that are transmitted through sexual activity. Any sexual activity can transmit the pathogens that cause STD's. Penile vaginal contact is not a requirement for transmission. You can pick up a sexually transmitted disease through oral genital ... Views: 456
Why am I so tired? That seems to be the universal question, isn’t it? I soon realized that I’m not the only one suffering from this fate. Millions of people all over the world also find themselves feeling exhausted all the time.
Because a lot of people are now asking themselves and others why ... Views: 271
Yesterday I switched things up for my regular aerobic workout and did my cardio on the rowing machine. Whew…I forgot what a great whole-body workout you can get on a rowing machine.
If you’re one to always head to the treadmill, bike, or elliptical machine - I’d encourage you to check out the ... Views: 2469
I’ve been focusing a bit more on my own Pilates workouts lately - and it’s such fun to discover new things about the same old exercises I’ve been doing and teaching now for fifteen years! It’s never boring, and regardless of whether I’m teaching a client, or giving myself a workout - I’m amazed ... Views: 1296
In this article, let’s look at how to get in shape with an exercise program that does not cause undue harm to your body.
Before you begin any exercise program, I strongly recommend that you have your physician evaluate your current condition to rule out any underlying problems which may be ... Views: 320
Delayed Gratification! Why would I want to wait on something when I can have it now? This attribute is the ability to focus on the long term consequence of your decisions today and having that translate into the appropriate action. This process is foundational to really successful people - ... Views: 943
When we think of the great speaking voices, those that come to mind are the likes of Vin Diesel, Kathleen Turner, James Earl Jones, Cher, Sean Connery, Morgan Freeman, Demi Moore, Barry White, and John Rhys-Davies.
What distinguishes these particular voices from those of many other great ... Views: 3273
Originally, we were part of the Mind of the Creator, of "ALL THAT IS" and we were the "The Mind of God, ALL ONE MIND, ALL KNOWING and all ONE CONSCIOUSNESS. Then this mind realised that to know "ALL THAT IS" conceptually, is never really knowing anything!! What was required to truly know the ... Views: 552
The current movement of “integrative medicine” encourages us to focus on maintaining a state of optimal mental and physical good health rather than simply attempting to alleviate symptoms as they pop up. According to psychologist Jon Kabat-Zinn (founding director of the University of ... Views: 498
I HAVE CONSTANT TENSION IN MY NECK. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Of course, some neck tension has purely physiological sources, for example, the way one sleeps or uncustomary physical exercise. In these cases, gently rolling and massaging the neck can be helpful, with special attention to the ... Views: 590
How do you stay healthy and find peace of mind, even joy, in the midst of these life-on-earth challenges? Or if you're ailing, how can you get back to your old (new) self?
Newsflash: The health and well-being scene in New York is thriving.
Here's a sampling of 5 organizations making medicine ... Views: 443