There are literally hundreds of diets available to people who are desperate to lose weight. But one of the most popular ones is a diet detox. A detox program has been recommended for almost every known medical ailment I can name. But does it really help with weight loss?
Detoxification is a complicated process which involves many cellular mechanisms. Detoxification is the process where toxic chemicals, compounds, pathogens, and foreign particles are removed from the body before they damage your cells. I guess you could say that your body’s detoxification system has evolved that allows … Read More
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Want to feel better all over? A powerful SAM-e supplement can help joints, liver, mood, and much more, says Margaret Durst.
SAMe is a biological compound that is found in every cell in the human body. It is important because it plays a key role in methylation which is a process that activates more than a hundred different processes in the body – from preserving joint health, protecting against heart disease, and producing neurotransmitters such as serotonin.
The average adult makes about 6 to 8 grams of SAMe per day. Most of this is made in the liver where it works to detoxify the body of poisons such as drugs, alcohol, heavy metals, pesticides and solvents. Numerous research studies have found that raising the level of SAMe in the body helps to reduce the age related biological processes that result in diseases such as depression, osteoarthritis and liver disorders.
Research has shown that SAMe stimulates cartilage to grow which is a component in reversing osteoarthritis. Cartilage is the spongy cushion between the bone and the joint which gradually deteriorates in osteoarthritis. Also SAMe has been shown to reverse damage in the synovial fluid in the joints caused by factors common in rheumatoid arthritis. Read more
I recently had a week of down time. Even though I was taking classes in something I enjoy, I was away from my daily routine. I was also away from my computer (although I did check email on my phone). I spent a good portion of time just hanging out. I finished a book that I’ve been wanting to read for a week and made a dent in another book on my to read list. While I didn’t get a lot of sleep while away, I came back feeling refreshed.
There’s something special about unwinding and being in a state of peacefulness that calls for being rather than doing. A change of scenery isn’t even necessary. Enjoying some down time could be as simple as powering down the cell phone and other electronics (including the TV) and filling the hours with silence (and, if you’re like me, a little yoga and meditation…and some time spent out in nature). Vacations are fun, yes, but often they are bookmarked by periods of frenzied preparation and catchup and filled with lots of doing, seeing, buying, etc. All of that activity feels normal, making a half day of unscheduled nothingness seem intimidating.
I vote to give nothingness a chance. Sure, it may seem a little intimidating at first but after a while the peace sets in. Bliss.
If you need help taking some downtime here are two goodies (one is free) for you:
- How would you like to spend a weekend with Pema Chodron without even leaving your house? Omega online learning is hosting a live video event featuring Pema Chodron and Tim Olmstead which kicks off tomorrow, May 17 and runs through Sunday, May 19. The weekend features talks and guided meditations and allows for plenty of downtime in between sessions. Click here for more information and to sign up.
- For at-home retreat do-it-yourselfers, block off a half day, full day, or better yet, full weekend and schedule meditation sessions, yoga practices, walks in nature, naps, journaling, or anything else that catches your fancy. To help you with the meditation portion of your at home retreat — or to build a daily practice so that every day offers up some peaceful retreat-like time, download Jeff Carreira’s free ebook, The Miracle of Meditation.
Nothing to do. Nowhere to be. Ahhhhhhh…enjoy!
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“Now, Sahaj Yoga means to connect yourself with the Divine. ‘Sah’ means ‘with you’ and ‘Ja’ means ‘born with you’. Yoga within you since birth. The right to get Yoga Sidhhi is Sahaj Yoga. ” – Shri Mataji, 26th Nov 1984
Many people who suffer from foot, ankle, knee, and hip pain turn to insoles for relief. Putting these supports in shoes is supposed to realign the joints and improve any imbalances that cause painful symptoms. Insoles vary greatly in price. You can pick up a pair at the drug store for ten dollars, or you can be fitted for expensive orthotics and pay in excess of 0.
But do orthotics really work? Let’s take a look at what some clinical studies say about their effectiveness. One study from Northern Illinois University looked at the performance … Read More
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If you are over 55 years of age and are concerned about your risk of developing a chronic disease, this is an important article for you to read. There is a great deal of research to conclude that our lifestyle dynamics can dictate the risk of developing heart disease, cancer, stroke, and other chronic diseases associated with the aging process. And you might be wondering if the way you led your lifestyle in your 20s and 30s influences your current risk of developing a chronic disease. I would say that definitely depends on a … Read More
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Ethan A. Huff lists nine of nature’s most powerful multi-use remedies that have played a prominent role in traditional medicine.
Herbal medicine has been around for centuries, and it just so happens to have a much more comprehensive track record of success than conventional medicine, which more often than not comes with nasty side effects. And while it may not serve the interests of the pharmaceutical cartel, modern science continues to uncover the vast health benefits associated with natural herbs and plants, many of which are freely available at grocery and health food stores, as well as farmers markets and local farm stands, depending on where you live.
Here are nine of nature’s most powerful multi-use remedies that have played a prominent role in traditional medicine: Read more