Music Therapy

Just because something looks simple does not necessarily make it so. This is a stumbling block that I often conventional scientists in when discussing alternative or complementary therapies to see. Continue reading →

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Earthing and Grounding

A reader recently asked about a holistic practice commonly referred to as “ground” or “grounding”. The question was as a portal to my past. I was first exposed to the concepts behind this therapy when I studied holistic medicine in Arizona many years ago. Continue reading →

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Artichoke Leaf for IBS and indigestion

The problem I have with most drugs is not their primary purpose is to promote healing, but difficult to mask symptoms. They generally do not address the cause of the problem and, often, they lead to unintended adverse effects. Continue reading →

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5 htp: A Naturally Produced Chemical that Can Help with Weight Loss

Recently, Doctor Oz did a show on a great natural supplement called 5htp and for many this was their first time hearing of the natural appetite suppressant which can help with weight loss. It is a chemical produced naturally by the brain, but can also be found in different types of food such as beans, nuts and milk. It is also used for treating problems with sleep along with depression and anxiety since it is a mood stabilizer as well. The way it works in

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Does Eating Healthy Cost More?

One reason many people say they don’t eat as healthy as they’d like is that it costs so much more to buy the healthier foods at the grocery store. However, according to a new government study that just isn’t the case anymore. Buying fresh foods like fruits and veggies or whole grains normally costs less than the processed foods that are high in fat.

In this study, researchers took a look at over four thousand different types of foods around the country. They took into account

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Light and Delicious Dishes that Don't Wreck Your Diet

Ready for some yummy light dishes to try this summer? AlivebyNature.org has given us a few amazing soups and delicious desserts that won’t throw you off track on your diet….
Orange Mulligatawny Soup

2 cups orange juice
2 quarts water
1 broiler fryer chicken, whole or cut in serving pieces
1 cup chopped celery and leaves
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup chopped onion
2 apples, pared, cored and diced
2 tomatoes, peeled and diced 11/2 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/3 cup uncooked regular rice

In large kettle, combine orange juice, water, chicken, celery, carrots,

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Qsymia – New Weight Loss Drug approved by FDA

Qsymia is a very exciting new weight loss drug approved by the FDA on July 17 2012. Qsymia is actually a combination of two different drugs, phentermine and topiramate, that are already approved and used widely. Phentermine is known as an appetite suppressant and Topiramate as an anti-seizure drug for epileptics. Qsymia was initially denied in October 2010 due to concerns about possible side effects (more below), and sent back for further testing. Although there are still some concerns, particularly when overused, the FDA decided

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Keeping Active for Better Aging

It’s a simple fact: as start to get older, we simply aren’t as active as we once were in our younger days. That’s unfortunate though. Staying active is vital to staying healthy and in turn, vital if we want to remain independent for as long as possible.

“Exercise is important for almost everyone.” says Dr. Keith Veselik of the Loyola University Health System. He said he even will write it out in a prescription for patients to try to make them see the importance of exercise

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Interval Training for Quick Results

Is your exercise routine getting boring or just not providing the same kind of results as it once did? If so, you might wanna look into interval training.It doesn’t matter what you like to do… running, zamba, swimming, spin classes, etc. All you have to do to incorporate interval training is to push it extremely hard for a few minutes, then slow it down or rest for a few minutes (or maybe seconds).

What’s this do? You’re stressing the heck out of your cardiovascular system, that’s

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Crazy Fun Exercise Classes

Push-ups and squats in an airless, unforgivingly bright room? Huffing and puffing and sweating next to 25 strangers? The fitness classes of yesterday, maybe. But those are practically archaic by now. Hello, slithering, gravity-defying routines, party music, and flashing lights. Some classes are hybrids of old and new exercises; others are high-intensity variations on the norm. All will boost your fitness. U.S. News highlights some of the most out-of-the-box options:

Aerial dance. Always envied Cirque du Soleil performers? Stop at Heliummm Aerial Dance and Entertainment in New York. You’ll

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