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MS Insights: You are so flexible!!

By Shulamit Lando | Everything I know and everything I have learned came thanks to the surprise that life had in store for me: MS (Multiple Sclerosis), a supposedly incurable and degenerative disease. All of what I write, even if it is not specifically related to it, came from the broadening of awareness that I got in and through the ...

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Health Benefits of Pranayama & Meditation

Dr John Lilly once said: “Yoga is the science of the East. Science is the Yoga of the West” While he was referring to the direct experiential methodology of consciousness change that comprises yoga, a kind of science of the self, I thought it might be of value to see what our Western science says about this science of the ...

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The Light That Burns: Night-Time Illumination and Melatonin Suppression

By Sam Gandy | Darkness is good for us; it is an ally that heals us. It is something to be embraced, not feared. From Palaeolithic times, up until very recently, the only major sources of light we would have experienced once the sun went down would have been starlight, moonlight and firelight. Life on this planet has evolved for ...

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Why Getting Rid Of Antibacterial Soap Is a Good Idea

by Joe Martino | Antibacterial soap sounds like it’s very effective for cleaning out hands and bodies, but the truth is the term “antibacterial” is more of a marketing ploy than anything else when it comes to effective cleaning of our body’s and homes. Even the FDA(Food and Drug Administration) has admitted that “there is currently no evidence that [antibacterial soaps] ...

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The Health Benefits Of Eating Weeds Right From Your Backyard

by Andrew Martin | In 2004 Julia was diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopaenic Purpura (ITP) or low platelets, meaning she bruised easily as her blood didn’t clot blood very well. It is an auto immune disease. After trying various alternative and conventional treatments, in June 2008 Julia had to have a hysterectomy. Three months after that operation she suffered a stroke when the platelets were again extremely ...

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5 DIY Everyday Personal Care Products

by Alanna Ketler | Many people are moving over to natural, plant-based, organic personal care products and for good reason! There are many reasons to start making your own products, here are a few: 1.) It is beneficial for your health to limit the amount of exposure of toxic chemicals to the skin. 2.) It is also beneficial to the environment ...

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10 Ways To Instantly Start Eating Healthier

The best strategy for eating healthier is to begin eating more of the foods which are healthy. This gives your body time to transition and slowly adjust –saving you the feelings of deprivation and sudden headaches that may occur with drastic detoxing or dieting. As you continue to eat more of the healthy foods, you will naturally need less of ...

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17 Chemicals To Avoid In Cosmetic And Personal Care Products

by Elina St-Onge | For many, a commitment to health sounds more like a commitment to a life of paranoia and deprivation. The most common argument I hear is that it isn’t “healthy” to spend a life in fear of every product that is out there. For those with a busy lifestyle, it sure may seem overwhelming to think of adding ...

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The state of ‘Flow’

What is the state of Flow? No it isn’t the ‘time of the month’! Haha. Erm…so, anyway… I watched a seminar video on ‘Mindvalley Academy’ recently where they described the 4 most common ‘states’ we experience in our lives. The 1st state they describe is ~ No 1) No 1) We do not like our lives. In this particular and ...

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It’s Not Just Dogs That Can Detect Human Cancer

by Alanna Ketler | Over the years, countless dog owners have shared stories about their dogs saving their lives. Perhaps the most common feat shared is that of dogs who are able to sniff out cancer and tumours and then alert their owners in some obvious way. It has been said that cancerous cells and tumors produce chemicals and aromatic compounds that dogs ...

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