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Heart Attacks and Costochondritis

According to the World Health Organization, most of the deaths in progressive and modern countries such as the United States are caused by cardiovascular diseases. This article will overview two conditions dealing with chest pains that may symbolize heart problems: costochondritis and heart attacks. Though there are many other reasons people may experience pressure and pain in the upper and middle chest cavity, the following shines light into symptoms, possible causes and essential oils to use to prevent and treat such conditions. 

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Meditation and the Mantra

There are many forms of meditation out there and certainly giving yourself time to engage in relaxation and meditation (no matter what form) is better than nothing. Specifically, for people who practice Transcendental or Vedic Meditation, a mantra is used, along with effortless breathing, to fully “transcend” and reach “bliss”, where anxiety and stress melt away and the body begins to release. The mantra, a simple collection of sounds or words is used as a focus for the person meditating, but is essentially a forgetting device. Based on sound quality alone, a Vedic Meditation mantra is a forgettable thought. In fact, one of its properties is to cause the mind to forget what it is doing.

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Emotional Eating: Causes and Tips

Do you find yourself constantly headed to the snack machine, kitchen pantry, refrigerator or digging in your children’s “snack/junk” drawer (even when you are not really hungry?) Perhaps you are just bored, or out of habit you walk by your the employee’s lounge to see what goodies are left by others. Maybe you are feeling extremely excited, happy, nervous, sad, or even mad at times and reach for something to soothe the nerves. In fact, experts say that more than 75% of over eating and eating disorders are caused by emotions. We are almost pre-programmed and culturally conditioned to combine food with emotions. It is no wonder emotional eating has become such a mainstream term to describe reasons why people are overweight, have body-dismorphic issues as well as spend more than any other nation on weight loss and diet pills and programs, but remain one of the most unhealthy and overweight. Below is an overview of causes of emotional eating and tips to refrain from falling into the habit.

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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 versed in the following herbs and spices, for they may just be the ingredient to stave away disease and booster health to optimum levels!

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Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

 Pow-Pow-Power Walks: Exercise helps the heart use oxygen more efficiently, so it doesn’t work as hard to pump blood. Get a vigorous cardio workout of at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. Pump those arms (all the way up to your ears!) Try increasing speed or distance and tackle some hills to give your heart a better workout. Plug in some energizing music to help motivate you!

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Spring Cleaning Your Mind, Home and Work Space: Part 1

When surrounded by mess, the human body releases “cortisol” – a hormone that suppresses the immune system. When the clutter is cleared, endorphins are released that makes your well-being take a positive turn. This should be old news to most, and why the term “spring cleaning” for the mind, body, spirit and environment should be mandatory for each person to complete on their own. Spring cleaning the body in form of a detox can be as easy as ridding the junk from your daily plate, or as involved as juicing for 21-30 days to rid body of excess toxins. For more information on body detox programs and daily habits to help do just that, visit here: http://truthnhealth.com/digital-downloads/. For a more general spring clean of the mind, home and work space, keep reading!

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Spring Cleaning Your Mind, Home and Work space: Part 2

Here is a follow up on the importance of Spring Cleaning from Part 1 and why it is so important to do so, especially in the new year, AFTER flu season is coming to an end, and simple ways to help you get jump started on what may seem a daunting task.

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Chronic Headache Relief: Acupuncture and Essential Oils

Are you plagued by chronic headaches? More than 45 million Americans (one in six) suffer from chronic headaches, and 20 million of them are women. Scientific research shows that acupuncture can be more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic headaches.

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Learning About Reiki: Fundamentals 101

What is an Overview of Reiki?

Reiki was developed in 1922 in Japan by Mikao Usui. Reiki is the awareness that an unseen energy flows through all living things and affects the quality of a person’s health. If your life energy is low, you have a harder time being able to deal with stress; you may not sleep well, and are more susceptible to illness. If your life energy is high or strong you feel like a strong person, can deal with stress better, and are less likely to get sick. Reiki is what increases a person’s supply of life energy.

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Acupuncture and Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

We are in the thick of it now. . . Cold and flu season. “This year it is predicted that there will be 1 billion colds and 95 million cases of the flu in the United States alone. While the misery of cold and flu season might be inevitable, one thing is changing: where we look for relief.” Dr. Anna Dolopo is a very esteemed Acupuncturist in Orange County, California and features health articles on her “Move Your Qi” site and blog. Below is a great read on best ways to stay healthy during the cold and flu season.

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