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Nausea: Pregnancy, Vertigo, Headaches, Motion Sickness- Foods that Help

Whether you are pregnant and experiencing morning sickness, have a bad case of vertigo that won’t go away, food borne illness, hormone induced head pains, have sinus headaches from environmental high pressure or have equilibrium challenges from movement or unstable inner ear liquids, nausea is a lingering nemesis that is ruining your ability to function. Chronic nausea takes every ounce of movement your body completes and exacerbates the un-comfortableness, leaving you miserable. People who suffer from nausea (one form or another) probably experiences food aversions and refrains from eating, for the thought of food may stimulate gag reflexes. Some research shows a large portion of people, especially women, who experience nausea, do so because they are not eating and drinking enough nourishment and have low blood sugar.

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The Growing Belly and The Growing Vegan Trend

There is a positive growing trend in people researching and turning vegan, not just among celebrities and Yogi followers, and not just along the coastal regions of North America, but among those who seek improved heart, diabetes and weight health. Surely the horse meat scandal did not help the meat industry, but this popular interest and curiosity toward a lifestyle involving not eating or harming any animals (including bees and their honey) is a bit controversial. In fact, it is seen as many, especially people in the Western medical culture as unhealthy and dangerous. Now take someone who is pregnant and vegan. Suddenly it is morally wrong to deny a growing baby meat protein?

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9 Types of Body Wraps for Weightloss, Circulation and Detox

Body wraps are one of the best ways to relax in a spa. There are many types of body wraps offered in professional salons and spas as well as great quality do-it-yourself wraps at home. The most popular reasons why people choose to have body wraps done is for toning and tightening specific trouble areas of the body, to rid the body of excess water weight and toxins, as an accelerator of weight and inch loss,  and to increase circulation. Here is a list of the most popular types of body wraps and how they are performed. Most people do not have negative reactions to body wraps, but always ask the technician about the ingredients in the minerals; clay, lotions and oils (especially if you have sensitive skin or are allergic to any type of chemical or plant). Aim for natural ingredients, read and follow the instructions before doing any wraps yourself.

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14 Best On Line Sources for Your Yoga Practice

If trying to keep up with a regular yoga practice is seemingly difficult due to summer schedules, work or lack of motivation, many on-line sources now make it easier for people to practice via computer, mobile devices, phone or tablets. If your home DVD is getting a little too easy or boring and you want a challenge and shake things up a bit, try these on line streaming sources below. The best part is the variety or yoga styles and teachers, low prices and the availability to stream to your mobile device 24/7. Technology is making it easier to fit in a little more relaxation, strength, breathing and “om” into our daily lives. Namaste to that!

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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

When you are expecting, everything you eat and drink directly impacts your child’s health. Because pregnancy affects your immune system, you and your unborn baby are more susceptible to the bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause foodborne illness Everyday foods and beverages, even environmental factors, take on new meaning, as some may present a danger to your developing baby. Even if you don’t feel sick, some “bugs” like Listeria and Toxoplasma can infect your baby and cause serious health problems. Your baby is also sensitive to toxins from the food that you eat, such as mercury in certain kinds of fish.

Natural whole foods, and as lightly processed foods as possible, such as whole grains, lean meats, such as fresh wild fish cage free chicken or eggs, seasonal fruits, fresh colorful vegetables and sea vegetables, legumes, and low-fat dairy should form the basis of your pregnancy diet. Be especially aware of items that you may want to avoid when you are expecting.

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Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Natural and Homeopathic Remedies

Those late night pharmaceutical infomercials asking viewers if they have difficulty controlling the movement of their legs and often feel a tingling sensation that keeps them from getting a good night’s rest is actually a real diagnosis in current medical books (though many non-western medicine practitioners would disagree). The laymen’s term is restless legs syndrome (RLS), and it is a disorder of the nervous system that affects the legs and causes an urge (voluntary) to move them. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder.

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Acupuncture and Fertility: Having Babies Naturally

In most cases, women’s emotional health is directly linked to our menstrual health. If a woman’s menses are not PERFECT, I’m going to want to make it perfect with acupuncture, but mostly, with Chinese herbal formulas. This is a perfect cycle and is nothing short of what I strive for with every woman:

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Heartburn and Acid Reflux: Foods to Avoid & Foods that Relieve

One of the most common medical problems associated with digestive disorders is heartburn. Heartburn is a painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to your neck or throat. Heartburn occurs when the esophagus is swollen and irritated due to the hydrochloric acid that passes through it from the stomach. Its most prevalent symptom is a throbbing pain that originates at the back of the ribs and spreads out up to the throat. Generally, the pain is experienced after each meal. The sufferer may feel that as if there is a liquid in the stomach that is going the throat. In some instances, there may be a pungent or vinegary taste in the mouth. Lying down flat or sleeping will augment and aggravate the pain.

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Pregnancy and Yoga: Basic Tips on Why You Should Practice

Prenatal Yoga is a great way to stay healthy and to help you prepare for the birth of your baby. Prenatal Yoga helps women work on strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and stability, while focusing on breath and relaxation; this will of course help make labor and delivery easier. (not easy, but easier.) Yoga helps us learn how to, and remember to breathe, something that is not always easy when a woman is trying to balance life with a baby growing inside her.

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