The nervous system is important in transmitting messages between the brain and the body. Most people have experienced nerve pain, if only from a dental injection or from an electric shock, so everyone knows that nerve pain can be very sharp, unexpected and unpleasant.
Nerves have the reputation for being “delicate,” so the idea of performing manual therapy upon nerve tissue may seem likely to cause some harm. Nerves are seen as “delicate” because of their sensitivity, the ability to detect energy changes and produce sensations of all kinds. On the structural level nerves are well supported and protected by connective […]
Did you know that there are two health professionals that rarely or never look at or investigate the human organ they are treating? Psychologists and psychiatrists rarely order tests such as an EEG (brain wave) to determine what is happening in the brain. Does that surprise you? Instead of seeing if there are any abnormal wave forms that could be causing the mental disorder, medications are prescribed…antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, mood stabilizers and a host of other psychotropic medications. Do you wonder why? So do I. I have said this before that it is critical to know the state of the […]
Manage Stress with Mind-Body Communication
By Joan Sloss, Ed.D. LMT
Let’s use the four-color archery bullseye target as a model for stress management options. The outermost black ring represents the situations you have no control over, such as death of a spouse or a catastrophe. The blue zone represents difficult situations that can be improved by acquiring new skill and knowledge. Examples are: training for a new occupation after suffering a disability, or restructuring debt after a bankruptcy.
The red zone represents areas of your life where you have a lot of control over quality of life, state of personal health and success […]
200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. Research indicates that with better lifestyle choices this figure could be radically reduced. There are four lifestyle areas that each woman can improve to reduce risk of breast cancer: nutrition, exercise, gut health and lymphatic circulation.
Foods that boost breast health include fresh green vegetables, fresh fruit, omega oils, garlic and green tea. Substances that increase risk factors for breast disease include smoking, sugar and refined foods, trans-fats and hydrogenated oils, food additives and excessive alcohol.
Healthy breasts depend upon good circulation and a clean fluid environment to support the breast […]
As a pediatrician I am committed to, not only protecting but also helping our children, lead a happy and fulfilling life. As a medical professional it has always and will always be my primary concern: First do no harm. When we look at the medical environment for our children, we see that many drugs are being prescribed that have not been adequately (or not tested at all in children) evaluated for the safe use in children. Many drugs being prescribed today are for reasons that are called “off label.” That means the drugs have not been tested for efficacy […]
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, some 64 million Americans suffer from sleep disturbances: the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep or waking too early. Poor sleep dramatically affects your life, and can lead to disruptions at work and home. Inadequate sleep can lead to a disturbance in your metabolism and your physiology. Not getting a restful night of sleep can affect your ability to think clearly and to focus your attention. It also causes irritability and an inability to be fully present to the daily activities of your life. We need to sleep: to rest, to […]
You may not be aware of the negative impact on your mind, body, and spirit when you hold unforgiveness towards any person or group of people. Human life is filled with moments that cause hurt and emotional or physical pain, and can create a spirit of unforgiveness within our heart. In my homeopathy practice, I often see this spirit of unforgiveness underlying the person’s whole state of being and have a direct impact on their health.
Let’s address some of the negative effects on the body when unforgiveness is long-standing. Unforgiveness can take many forms, from grudge holding, bitterness and resentment […]
Integrative medicine is the current trend and the prevailing answer to our enormous healthcare crisis. The recent buzz words on how to over haul our health care system rarely mention prevention, true prevention, as the key to the overwhelming epidemic of chronic disease. Prevention means we have to look at the fundamental or root cause of the diseases that plague society and make necessary changes to correct the problem.
Costs are escalating beyond our wildest imagination, along with the rising incidence of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. It all boils down to this: we are in trouble, and must implement a […]
Poisonous Toxins Are Everywhere
Recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have found toxic residues in our human tissues, especially fat. Umbilical cord blood analysis found 217 toxic chemicals that affect the brain and nervous system of infants. This is scary. We are floating in a soup of toxic substances that is making us sick.
Researchers have studied the link between chemical toxins and obesity. The pollutants are stored in our fat cells and poison our metabolism, preventing us from losing weight. The more obese a person, the more toxins are stored. Thyroid hormone […]
Several years ago I bought a book called, Biochemical Individuality, by Roger Williams from 1956. Yesterday, I searched for this book in my library only to find it missing, but that’s not what’s important here. There is a new era of individualizing nutritional supplementation that I believe will eventually become the norm. There is no “one size fits all” prescription for what each individual needs in terms of nutritional support. I may need a certain amount of Vitamin E, and you may need something totally different.
I just googled Biochemical Individuality ( wow! The power of the internet) and found the […]