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Meditation

Meditation: The Coherent State

Luckily we don't have to take steroids in order to improve our brain functioning. Regular meditation is all the juice we need. When water boils, the water molecules move helter-skelter, quite rapidly. But when water freezes, the molecules arrange themselves into that near-perfect, matrix-like crystalline structure we call ice. De-excitation - in this case induced through the cooling process - gives rise to greater orderliness. (more…)

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Health

Omega 6 and Omega 3: The Difference and the Balance

We are taught to be well versed in our healthy oils, by eating lots of them and not to worry about fat that is deemed "healthy," and refrain from eating processed carbohydrates (because that is what makes us fat). But taking a step beyond fat and weight gain, I challenge everyone to look at body inflammation and what is making us "sick". What I have been finding is that most people are simply too inflamed and are consuming way too much Omega 6 on a regular basis. Though there is a large spectrum of Omega 6 and Omega 3 (poly

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Digestion, Health, Nutrition, Pregnancy

Top 9 Disease Preventing Herbs and Spices

With the thousands of over the counter miracle-in-a-bottle pill bottles we face at the grocery stores and conventional markets (not to mention tens of thousands more prescription drugs that promise to alleviate symptoms of daily and chronic ailments), how do you know which chemical concoction is the best and most reliable? Remember that every drug (over the counter, generic or name brand) does not carryout in the body and deliver results-whether good or bad-without side effects. In Oriental, Ayurvedic and Eastern Asian medicines, most healing and chronic infection prevention can be found in our modern kitchen cabinet. Make sure you are well

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Health

Miracle Calm in a Bottle? Magnesium Glycinate

I have heard of magnesium lotion, or what parents refer to as a miracle clam in a bottle (as they proceed to apply it to the bottom of their children's feet to calm and soothe them to sleep. Read about all the wonderful benefits of magnesium glycinate, not just for relaxing children and adults into REM, but its many other health benefits, too! (more…)

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Health, Meditation

14 Different Ways to Meditate and How You Benefit from Meditation

There are many ways to partake in meditation, to clear the mind of the constant noise, to relieve stress, to release emotional and physical pain and also to gain mental clarity. Certain forms of meditation has been medically proven to lower blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, embody compassion, combats stress and simply makes people happier. Because there are so many different types people can meditate, the following list by Christian Bevacqua (Green Tree Meditation), Robert Piper (Huffington Post) and Jeffery Rubin (Greatist) showcases the most popular and effective of them all. Pick a few to try out and follow

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Health

Your Brain and Body on Laughter: Boosting Your Health

There are so many articles and "this just in" news reports on how much stress can plummet the immune system. I like to be more on the optimistic side, and look at situations with a positive spin, more like looking at the glass half full and speckled with positive ions, so to speak. What does our body look like on laughter, and how does that effect our overall functional health? Several professors from colleges such as Columbus State Community College, the University of Oxford, the University of Zurich and the University of Colorado all positively agree, "laughter can temporarily alter our

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Digestion, Health, Skin, Teeth

Anti-Aging and Anti-Inflammatory: Silica

There is a popular Chinese saying that if one eats a plentiful amount of seaweed and sea vegetables, the hair grows stronger, thicker and blacker (which is always heavily sought after for Asians, as black voluminous and thick hair was a sign of beauty and youth). Though sea vegetables do wonders for the body and hair, there is another mineral Mother nature created that is often overlooked and not talked about as much—silica. Silica is a trace mineral that strengthens the body's connective tissues - muscles, tendons, hair, ligaments, nails, cartilage, and bone - and is vital for healthy skin

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Nutrition

Be Stronger and Healthier? A Look into the PALEO Diet

It is a very popular eating style by many hard core athletes; especially those devoted to the sport of Cross Fit. Some declare that it is even be a movement into better eating and awareness! I am referring to the PALEO Diet, or food and nutrition consumption by eating foods that are focused primarily on a wide variety of raw, unprocessed, whole foods, vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots and meats. The PALEO Diet is also concordant with a person’s genetic ancestry, and has promises that people can avoid many of the diseases associated with our modern diet, including diabetes, heart disease

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Fitness

10 Amazing Benefits of Exercise and Fitness

1. Exercise Super Charges Brainpower Not only does exercise improve your body, it helps your mental function. Exercise increases energy levels and increases serotonin in the brain, which leads to improved mental clarity. All that makes for a more productive day and happier employee which equate to better employee retention. People who are active and who exercise are much more productive at work. Improved productivity not only makes you a better worker, it makes things better for everyone in the workplace. Companies with less wasted work hours and less sick time end up with lower health care costs -- and

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Health

The Many Ways Pets Improve Your Health

Your favorite animal can make you healthy and help you stay that way. You may be surprised at just how many ways a pet can improve your health. In fact, for nearly 25 years, research has shown that living with pets provides certain health benefits. Pets help lower blood pressure, lessen anxiety and boost our immunity. They can even reduce the risk of allergies and asthma! (more…)

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