We here in the northeast US are heading, once again, towards the shorter days of autumn and winter. I, for one, dread the impending lack of daylight. There’s something about the seeming endless supply of sunshine during the summer months that makes me feel really, really good. My research tells me I’m not alone – exposure to sunshine boasts a few physiological benefits . . .
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It’s not often I come across something so powerful that has a long, impressive history of healing and a bucketload of science supporting all of the health claims! Black cumin seed oil, also referred to as “black seed oil”, is one of those rarities. This oil comes from the black cumin plant (Nigella sativa) native to southern Asia. It has been used medicinally and as a spice throughout the Middle East, Europe, and Asia for thousands of years.
Do you ever find yourself getting angry at your mind for never shutting up? I certainly do. With all of the “what-if” stories of the future and the “would’ve, should’ve, could’ve” stories from the past, my mind seems to run through it all over and over again on an almost hourly basis.
The holiday season can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a time when you are least likely to take good care of yourself. This can lead to a whole host of health and immunity issues not to mention emotional struggles. Here are a few health tips to keep you happy and well during the holidays.
Gratitude, or feeling thankful, is one of those emotions that is really easy to feel when something good happens in life. Your mood soars and your body feels energized but relaxed. Your threshold for frustration and anger goes way up. When you’re feeling grateful, it takes a lot to bring you down.
Autoimmune disease is all too common in developed countries today. In fact, when you Google “autoimmune disease”, a handy list of the most common autoimmune diseases appear on the right side of the screen. There were 11 of them starting with Rheumatoid Arthritis and ending with Temporal Arteritis and things like Multiple Sclerosis and Ankylosing Spondylitis somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately, a list of eleven hardly scratches the surface of this quickly emerging issue called autoimmunity. There are probably over 100 types of named autoimmune disorders as of this writing.
Mushrooms are a staple in our household. I use them in just about every dish I make simply because I’m a big fan of the “earthy” flavor they promote. Of course not everyone shares my love of these fungi as a daily addition to their cuisine, but the medicinal benefits of mushrooms, especially when it comes to evidence-based cancer healing support, can’t be denied.
The “gut”. Another term for the digestive tract. This part of the body that was once deemed significant only for the digestion of food to produce energy now is also known for it’s HUGE role in overall health and immune function. This is exciting news on many fronts and confirms my belief that the gut must be addressed at the very onset of any healing journey. So what does “leaky gut” mean? Find out here.
We often hear about the effects of pollution or other environmental stimuli on our health, but what about the electrical charge of the air we breathe? Ever feel better when you’re near the ocean? Or worse when a storm is about to hit? How about when you simply breathe in fresh air? Well there’s a reason for all of that. Learn more about exposing yourself to negative ions for good health!
Essential oils on the market vary greatly with regard to quality and purity. There is quite a bit of research showing that essential oils massaged onto the skin make it through to the bloodstream, with all of their components, very quickly. In fact, studies have found peak levels of the compounds of an essential oil in the bloodstream after just 19 minutes following topical application. With the skin being our largest organ, this doesn’t surprise me. This fact alone makes it critical that we do our research to make certain we are purchasing essential oils that are what they say they are!
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