Articles from: May 2014

SELF LOVE: Heal From Within, and Shift Your World

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by Michelle Mallady

Do you ever think to yourself, “If only my situation (or another individual) would change, my life would be great?” It would be wonderful if the circumstances or people in your life could change for the better, but it doesn’t usually work that way. If you want to see improvements in your current experiences, you must stop waiting for things to shift in the outer world and recognize that the change you’re looking for will come from inside you.

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Chiropractic and Pregnancy: Proper Nervous System Function Aids Fertility, Pregnancy and Newborn Care

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by Dr. Michelle Krenek, DC

About a year ago, Ashley came to my practice with neck pain and headaches. One of the first things I did was explain how chiropractic can help with those issues. During the consultation, I learned that she and her husband had been trying to get pregnant for more than a year and a half without success. I explained to her how chiropractic and getting adjusted would help normalize her central nervous system, increase blood flow, increase oxygen flow and decrease interference.

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TAROT NOW: The Five of Swords

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by Kathleen Smith

One underlying theme in our American culture seems to be the constant juggling act. We are conditioned to keep multiple plates in the air without dropping one. We think that we can always add one or two more without dropping any of the others.

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Drinking Cow’s Milk While Nursing Linked to Infant Eczema

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New research has found that if a mother drinks cow’s milk during the period that she is breastfeeding, it raises her infant’s risk of experiencing skin allergies. The study, published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, followed 62 mothers and their infants from birth through 4 months of age.

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THE SKINNY ON TRANS FAT: Food Manufacturers Love It, But Your Body Doesn’t

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by Barbara McNeely

Trans fat. You probably know it’s bad for you. But you may not realize that it is still common in our food supply. New York City may have banned it, and fast food restaurants may have eliminated it, but have you checked those cookies and other goodies in your pantry? They may say “0 grams trans fat” on the front, but you’ll need to dig deeper to learn the truth.

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Sinking Reptiles: World Turtle Day Sounds Alarm

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Since 2000, people around the globe have celebrated World Turtle Day, held this year on May 23, to increase respect for and knowledge of the world’s oldest creatures. Susan Tellem, co-founder with Marshall Thompson of American Turtle Rescue (ATR), states, “These gentle animals have been around for about 200 million years, yet they are rapidly disappearing as a result of the exotic food industry, habitat destruction and the cruel pet trade.”

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LOVING LAVENDER: Learn the Many Benefits of Lavender Oil – Nature’s “First-Aid Kit in a Bottle”

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Most people love the smell of lavender, and they enjoy products that include the unmistakable lavender scent. But you may not know that the benefits of lavender oil extend far beyond its pleasant aroma. Diverse and effective, lavender oil is sometimes referred to a “first-aid kit in a bottle.” That is due to lavender oil’s diverse healing properties. It is analgesic, anti-depressive, anti-fungal, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, carminative (smooth muscle relaxing) and sedative.

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QIGONG 101: Learn the Healthful Benefits of Harnessing and Channeling Your “Qi”

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by Jeff Primack

I am often asked, “What is qigong (pronounced chee-gung)?” I have been introducing and teaching qigong to people for many years, and this is how I introduce it:

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Radical Fuel: Three Automakers Roll Out Hydrogen Models

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Toyota has announced that it will market a hydrogen-powered car beginning with the 2015 model year, and Hyundai also committed to rolling out its fuel-cell Tucson model next year. Honda has already begun leasing its hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity to customers in California.

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Multivitamins with Selenium Counter HIV

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A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that a daily multivitamin supplement with selenium significantly slows the advance of HIV among those with the virus. The researchers tested 878 asymptomatic, HIV-infected people over two years that had never taken antiretroviral medications. The test subjects were split into four groups, with members of each receiving separate medications—multivitamins, multivitamins plus selenium, selenium alone or a placebo—for five years.

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