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Benefits Of Ionic Trace Minerals

Minerals can be found in the earth's crust, the ocean, and the human body. Minerals are considered to be the spark plugs for hundreds of enzymatic functions in the body. There are 92 elements found in nature, and many of these minerals are essential in trace amounts in the human body. A growing body of evidence suggests that many people are mineral deficient, which may contribute to compromised health. Here's the low-down on why minerals are essential, and how you can make sure you are getting adequate levels of these nutrients....(more)

Supplement Review: doTerra Lifelong Vitality Pack

With such a wide variety of health supplements on the market, it can often be confusing and overwhelming to know which brands to trust. Research indicates that certain forms of synthetic and overly processed supplements are often not able to be absorbed by the body, rendering them mostly useless. Studies show that more natural forms of supplements, originating from food sources, provide the body with health promoting assimilable nutrients. doTerra is an international essential-oil company, that also provides one of the most effective nutritional supplements on the market. What sets doTerra apart from other brands? Here is a review of one of their top selling products: The Lifelong Vitality Pack....(more)

Vitamins: Are They Helpful or Harmful?

Most doctors will tell you that taking a daily multivitamin is good for your health. Research now indicates, however, that most vitamins and supplements do not actually increase health or prevent disease. Some research even indicates that high amounts of some vitamins can cause health problems. But with so much conflicting research, what is the truth about vitamins?...(more)

Discover the Health Benefits Of MSM

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur compound found in some foods, such as cow's milk, meat, seafood, and certain fruits and vegetables. MSM is considered to be an inert chemical, and has been used as a health supplement to treat a variety of conditions such as osteoarthritis, interstitial cystitis, snoring, scleroderma, allergies, and constipation. MSM has proven to be a very safe supplement, with few reported side effects, and a very low incidence of toxicity. Find out how MSM can improve your health....(more)

Personal Health

The Art of Authentic Forgiveness

There is the story of a rabbi who was seen praying with a smile on his face. The odd thing was that he was in a concentration camp. A fellow prisoner approached him and asked how he could get so much happiness from praying when they found themselves in such a horrific circumstance. The rabbi looked into his friend's eyes and said, "I am saying prayers of gratitude that I am not a Nazi guard."Forgiveness takes some internal work before real forgiveness can take place. We can forgive when and because we have done enough internal work to clear the way for forgiveness. If you just say, "I forgive Barb for hurting me," and have not gone through a real passage of forgiveness, then it is much more likely that you've suppressed some hurt feelings along with some anger. There is a respectful timing to forgiveness. And it is more...(more)

Are Root Canal Procedures Dangerous?

Root canals are a common dental procedure that have been in practice for over two hundred years. And while most dentists will tell you this procedure is safe, a growing number of holistic dentists and alternative health care practitioners are pointing to research conducted in the early part of the nineteenth century, which shows a correlation between root canals and chronic illness. Are root canals dangerous, and if so, what are the health consequences of this common dental procedure?...(more)

5 Natural Treatments For Post Menstrual Syndrome

Post Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) can be an unpleasant experience for many women, causing abdominal pain, tension, anxiety, depression, moodiness, acne, muscle pain, bloating, upset stomach, and constipation. There are a few over-the-counter medications that may help to alleviate the symptoms of PMS. Medications, however, often come with unwanted side effects or unknown long-term health consequences. Luckily, there are many natural remedies that you can use to lessen the severity of PMS....(more)

Herbs

The Health Benefits Of Goldenseal

Goldenseal (hydrastis canadensis) is a perennial plant native to Canada and the Northeastern United States. The herb has a long history of use as a medicinal treatment for a variety of conditions ranging from respiratory to digestive ailments. The herb grows six to 12 inches tall and has one main leaf in its center, surrounded by two secondary leaves. The rootstock is yellow and marked with yellow scars, giving the plant its name. Find out the many uses for this herb, as well as potential side effects and health warnings....(more)

The Health Benefits Of Adaptogens

Adaptogens refer to a category of herbal compounds which have been shown to aid the body in adapting to stress. Though the term is not traditionally utilized by Western medicine, the idea has been embraced and promoted among herbalists, naturopaths, and alternative medical practitioners. Adaptogens have been shown to have a positive effect in numerous areas of health. Here are the facts and benefits regarding this class of herbs....(more)

The Health Properties Of Ma Huang (Ephedra)

Up until 2004, ephedra was a popular additive in energy drinks and weight loss products, at which point it was banned in the U.S., due to potential health complications. Ephedra (better known as ma huang) is a chinese herb that has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine. In the U.S. the herb has often been used in energy drinks to stimulate the nervous system, as well as used to aid in weight loss, and help manage bronchitis and asthma. Ma huang is still available in its herbal formula, but the extract Ephedra is no longer available on the market....(more)

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Mica Akullian

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Mica has been studying alternative healing modalities since 1998, and received his master's degree in marriage, family, and child counseling in 2008. Mica is certified in Acupressure from the Berkeley Acupressure Institute, and has received trainings in Neurocellular Reprogramming and Holotropic Breathwork. It was through his own process of healing... Read More

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