Probiotics Could Could Help Cure Your Social Anxiety

Probiotics Could Could Help Cure Your Social Anxiety

Your morning yogurt could be doing a lot more than just improving your digestive health. According to a new study from the College of William & Mary, probiotics could also help ease your social anxiety. A team of psychologists surveyed about 700 college students on their eating and exercise habits, personalities, and any social anxiety symptoms they may have experienced. They found that those who ate more fermented foods had less social anxiety — and the effect was most evident in highly neurotic people. In other words, among people who...

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Why Not Reiki?

Why Not Reiki?

When you have a sinus infection or sore throat you may take a prescription drug or a throat lozenge. If you are anemic you may add an iron supplement to your health routine and speak with your primary care physician. However, there are things you can do to help lift your emotional wellness and spirit that needs healing. There are several complementary therapies that have been nurturing people’s souls for thousands of years. It is not always possible to measure the successes of these complementary therapies. The visible outcomes are when...

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A 10-Pose Yoga Sequence To Balance Your Whole Body

A 10-Pose Yoga Sequence To Balance Your Whole Body

In this sequence we are incorporating all categories of poses; we are trying to find balance between forward bends and backbends, closed twists, and open twists, inhalation and exhalation, internal rotation and external rotation — all of which are the balance of downward wind (apana), and upward wind (prana). We practice the subtlety of relationships by keeping the recessive action alive while engaged in the dominant action. Most Eastern modalities aim for the equanimity that lies somewhere between male and female, Yin and Yang, dark and...

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Digestion

Easy Ways to Improve Your Digestion

Many of us go through life with symptoms that we view as everyday ailments – indeed, everything from abdominal pains, irregularity and bloating is often considered ‘normal’, when it is in fact a sign of poor digestion. However, by making just a few small changes to our daily life patterns and habits, we can help kick our guts into gear to ensure they successfully digest like they were designed to do. We are essentially one long tube (25-30 foot to be exact) from mouth to anus, and the mucous membrane that lines the gut is our primary...

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Restorative Yoga and Stress Reduction

Restorative Yoga and Stress Reduction

I have been practicing yoga for almost twenty years and have seen a profound change in how I feel, not only physically but emotionally and psychologicaly too. But more impressive are the hundreds of patients I’ve seen over the years who have used yoga as a way to better health. Restorative yoga was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar, a universally recognized expert on yoga, author of the classic book, “Light on Yoga” and one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of our time. By adapting classic yoga postures and using “props” to help...

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What Happens When You Finally Stop Drinking Diet Soda?

What Happens When You Finally Stop Drinking Diet Soda?

You’ve decided to give up diet soda—good idea! Maybe you weren’t hitting your weight-loss goals or couldn’t stomach that long list of ingredients anymore. Or perhaps you heard one too many times that it’s just not good for you. Whatever the reason, eliminating diet soda from your diet will improve your health from head to toe. Research on diet soda is still in its infancy, but there’s enough out there to identify what you can look forward to when you put down the can and cool down with an unsweetened iced tea...

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This is What Happens to your Brain When You Give Up Sugar

This is What Happens to your Brain When You Give Up Sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania — the “Chocolate Capital of the World” — doesn’t help either of us. But Andrew is braver than I am. Last year, he gave up sweets for Lent. I can’t say that I’m following in his footsteps this year, but if you are abstaining from sweets for Lent this year, here’s what you can expect over the next 40 days. Sugar: natural reward,...

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Stomach and Constipation Relief Meditation

Stomach and Constipation Relief Meditation

Are you stressed, and can’t relax your nerves or stomach? We all live in such a busy time, that it’s hard for us to find time for relaxation. We have so many events that we try to fit into our days as though they were puzzle pieces trying to be jammed together. Ouch! Instead of making it work, why not take 10 minutes out of your schedule to focus on your breathing. You will be amazed at how just 10 minutes can relax your soul, calm your nerves, and let your stomach calm and unclench itself from all the hustle and bustle during the...

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Hand Exercises to Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Hand Exercises to Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)? It’s the results of overworking your hands by performing repetitive motion tasks through the day. The stress and strain of constantly doing the same thing with your hands eventually causes the nine tendons that run through the carpal tunnel in your wrist become swollen. The median nerve and several tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel.  Tendons swell (swollen tenosynovium) from overuse puts pressure on the median nerve. This pinching...

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Patience is a Virtue

Patience is a Virtue

“Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself.” ~ Saint Francis de Sales We have all heard the expression “Patience is a Virtue”. How do you practice patience? We have all encountered people who push their agenda onto us. Whether it’s a toddler, teenager, parent, customer, or co-worker, the list goes on and on. How do you work with these people? Difficult people will constantly surround us and interfere with our work,  perhaps delaying our projects to the point where we become disappointed because we can’t finish them. Even...

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Foot Reflexology: 7 Pressure Points to Relieve Seasonal Allergies

Foot Reflexology: 7 Pressure Points to Relieve Seasonal Allergies

Spring is finally here, and along with that comes pollen and severe allergies as we all know here in New England. Symptoms such as red, itchy eyes, constant sneezing, and constantly having to blow our noses are just some of the things we have to suffer from allergies. I thought I would share this article on reflexology, and how it can help alleviate some of your allergies. By simply pressing gently on the pressure points on your feet indicated in the article, you will find that those areas will stimulate specific areas in your body leading to...

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How to Avoid Body Inflammation

How to Avoid Body Inflammation

We’ve all experienced inflammation. Think of that sprained, swollen ankle, that cut finger, or that miserable head cold. Inflammation makes its presence known in a rather loud, unmistakable way; it hurts, it can be swollen, and warm to the touch. This is acute inflammation and is a beneficial and necessary part of our immune system. However, when inflammation doesn’t heal but instead, continues to spew out low levels of inflammatory compounds, it becomes chronic or silent inflammation. This continual process is the core cause of most illness,...

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Are You Stuck in the Crossroad of Life?

Are You Stuck in the Crossroad of Life?

I wrote this blog post in 2012 when I was STUCK in the crossroad of life while I was making some major business changes. As of 2015 I am in a good place with my business. It is growing and expanding. I  have clients who I am helping with their health issues along with helping them to make some life changing decisions.  From our sessions we have been able to help them to find long term relief from their pain and also help them to attractive positive energy in their lives so that they can manifest the desired changes. My 2012 article… Are...

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Did 2015 Flu vaccine Worked for You?

Did 2015 Flu vaccine Worked for You?

(NaturalNews) The shocking admission by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that 2015’s flu vaccine doesn’t work. As this story has gone extremely viral, I’ve also added these additional links to other news stories that report on the CDC’s admission that this year’s flu shot contains the wrong strain: Huffington Post: “Flu Vaccine Doesn’t Protect Against This Season’s Most Dominant Strain” The Seattle Times: “Vaccine problems may signal rocky flu season”...

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