Pregnancy Heartburn: Natural Relief and Remedies

Pregnancy Heartburn: Natural Relief and RemediesPregnancy Heartburn: Natural Relief and Remedies

Ever see those street performers who eat fire? They stick a flaming object down their throat for entertainment.

I think this image best describes severe heartburn during pregnancy, but as most women would agree, there’s nothing entertaining about it.

It feels like hot, acidic lava burning and rising up in the chest, leaving a nasty taste in the

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Heart Attack Symptoms Ignored by Younger Women

Heart Attack Symptoms Ignored by Younger WomenHeart Attack Symptoms Ignored by Younger Women

Many younger women don’t really worry much about having a heart attack. After all, aren’t heart attacks mainly an issue for overweight men and much older people?

Not necessarily. The truth of the matter is that heart conditions can affect both men and women at almost any age. In fact, heart disease is among the leading causes of mortality in adult

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Help to Save the Honey Bees

Help to Save the Honey BeesHelp to Save the Honey Bees

In an effort to save the honey bees, the Healing Place is voicing our opinion. Bees are vital to our food and planet source. One of their jobs is to pollinate flowers. Bees are dying through many means, including pesticides, mites, and other natural and manmade products. Without bees there would be no food. Did you know because there is alarming

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September 9th’s Open House’s Mini Workshop on Sugar Awareness

September 9th’s Open House’s Mini Workshop on Sugar AwarenessSeptember 9th’s Open House’s Mini Workshop on Sugar Awareness

By guest writer and practitioner, Kate Lamie, Holistic Health Coach

I’m very excited to be speaking at The Healing Place’s open house on Tuesday, September 9th from 6:30-9:00pm. The Healing Place is located at 50 North Street in Medfield, and you can RSVP by emailing wellness@healingplacemedfield.com as the postcard above references.

I have watched Helen grow The Healing Place over the last eight years, and I am also a former client =) The reason I recommend Helen to folks is this: She understands that work on the physical body (like reflexology aka acupuncture for the feet w/ out needles) is most powerful when combined with energetic work like meditation, reiki and balancing chakras.

With that said, as part of the Open House celebrations, I will be talking about sugar – why it’s not good for us, how it sneaks into our diets, and simple tips for reducing your overall sugar intake.

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Aromatherapy Practitioner, Erica Schveighoffer Joins the Healing Place

Aromatherapy Practitioner, Erica Schveighoffer Joins the Healing PlaceAromatherapy Practitioner, Erica  Schveighoffer Joins the Healing Place

The Healing Place is proud to announce that Aromatherapy Practitioner Erica Schveighoffer will be joining the Healing Place’s team as a Certified Aromatherapist as of October 1, 2014. Erica is passionate about educating individuals on the safe use of essential oils, and helping them to remove toxic chemicals from their households. She works on both the physical and energetic levels when using essential oils. Erica is also interested in helping individuals with skin issues, stress relief, and balancing the chakras through the use of these oils.

Erica is currently working on her Aromatherapy certification through Aromahead Institute. She received her Usui Reiki I & II certification through the Healing Place in 2012. She has been using holistic medicine for her family and pets’ health for many years.

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Heart Chakra and Book Writing

Heart Chakra and Book WritingHeart Chakra and Book Writing

Guest Blog
by Connie Dunn

Hello Healing Place Medfield followers. I have had the opportunity to meet a few of you, and so many of you will know that I am both a book writer, as well as a teacher for getting your book written and published.

However, today, I want to introduce you to the idea of writing from your heart chakra. This is not something brand new, because many people have written about heart-centered writing.

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Brandi Chastain’s 5 Healthy Habits for Busy Families

Brandi Chastain’s 5 Healthy Habits for Busy FamiliesBrandi Chastain’s 5 Healthy Habits for Busy Families

(NewsUSA) – For many families, school means routines and maintaining busy schedules that keep the entire family on the go — especially those families who are juggling school as well as extracurricular activities and sports.

That’s why it’s particularly important to take the right steps, beginning with a few healthy habits that will carry them through not only the school year, but for a lifetime.
It’s easy to get started. For children to adopt healthy routines, many experts agree that the whole family needs to be involved. Brandi Chastain, Olympic and world soccer champion, mom and mentor says, “To keep my family on track, I like to incorporate a few simple rules for healthy living into our busy lives,” she adds.

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Brush Up on Dental Care for a Timeless Smile

Brush Up on Dental Care for a Timeless SmileBrush Up on Dental Care for a Timeless Smile

(NewsUSA) – It is well known that taking care of your body, including your teeth and gums, is an important part of healthy aging. Yet, despite recognizing the importance of oral health, many individuals are not taking the essential steps to maintain their smile.

According to a 2008 study by the American Dental Association, Crest and Oral-B, “The Public Speaks Up on Oral Health Care: An ADA and Crest/Oral-B Survey,” more than eight of 10 adults aged 50 to 64 believe maintaining healthy teeth and gums are essential to overall good health, yet only a third say they’re taking the proper steps to do so.

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Drinking Water: An Invaluable Resource Taken for Granted

Drinking Water: An Invaluable Resource Taken for GrantedDrinking Water: An Invaluable Resource Taken for Granted

(NewsUSA) – You turn on the tap, and water comes out. Period. Safe, plentiful and affordable drinking water is one of our nation’s most precious resources and something most of us take for granted.

But what if you turned the tap and nothing happened, or if the water you drank made you sick?While pouring a glass of water may seem simple, before it arrives at your tap there is a complex process of collecting, storing, treating and distributing that helps ensure its availability and quality.

In fact, water utilities implement comprehensive water management plans to ensure that adequate amounts of drinking water are available. These include conservation and reuse, reclamation and sourcing strategies.Drinking water supplied by utilities is always treated to remove contaminants and harmful micro-organisms.

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Take Control of Asthma This School Year

Take Control of Asthma This School YearTake Control of Asthma This School Year

(NewsUSA) – If your child has asthma, add this to your checklist: a written asthma action plan from your child’s health care provider.
“For 7 million children in the U.S., asthma is a lifelong disease that requires daily care.

But with proper treatment, most children who have asthma can spend as much time in the classroom, or being physically active, as those who do not have asthma,” said James P. Kiley, Ph.D., director of the Division of Lung Diseases at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Tips to Keep Athletes Safe on and off the Field

Tips to Keep Athletes Safe on and off the FieldTips to Keep Athletes Safe on and off the Field

(NewsUSA) – Basketball and bicycling rank highest for injuries among recreational sports, causing 1.5 million accidents per year. Baseball, soccer and softball follow, each with almost half a million injuries yearly, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Whether you’re upping your own practice schedule or you’re a parent of a student athlete headed back to school, heeding a few precautions goes a long way.Here are some tips from osteopathic physician Marcel Fraix, member of the Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (FAAPMR) and assistant professor at Western University of Health Sciences.

Fraix is also a staff physician at Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation in California, where he specializes in sports-related disorders.

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A Straining Issue for Postpartum Moms

A Straining Issue for Postpartum MomsA Straining Issue for Postpartum Moms

(NewsUSA) – New moms are often surprised when they experience a bout of constipation after giving birth, unaware that this is actually a very common postpartum complaint. Many women may experience constipation following childbirth, due to the slowdown of the digestive system and temporary loss of muscle tone in the abdomen.

But there are other explanations. Factors that may contribute to constipation include: medications administered for postpartum pain, prenatal vitamins continued while breast feeding and anesthesia administered during labor. A fear of pushing can also cause a cycle of constipation.

New moms may be hesitant to strain themselves because of post-childbirth tenderness, fear of tearing a stitch or pain from hemorrhoids. C-sections can also contribute.Mothers should know that this situation is very common.

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6 Actions to Control Asthma

6 Actions to Control Asthma6 Actions to Control Asthma

(NewsUSA) – Whether making a shopping list or mapping a fire-exit strategy, planning can be useful. It can even be life saving.

This holds true for asthma, a chronic disease that inflames and narrows the airways and can make those affected by it feel as if they are breathing through a straw. Controlling asthma requires daily attention.

Working with a healthcare provider to create an action plan for managing asthma long-term and handling symptoms, most people with asthma can avoid attacks, have few symptoms, sleep through the night, and be physically active.

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Medicine Causing Constipation? Find the Right Answer for You

Medicine Causing Constipation? Find the Right Answer for YouMedicine Causing Constipation? Find the Right Answer for You

(NewsUSA) – We sometimes associate constipation with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or poor diet, but did you know you can become constipated another way?

A frequently overlooked cause of constipation is medication.Medications like opioids and certain cholesterol-lowering agents, anti-hypertensives, anti-Parkinson’s agents, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications, duodenal ulcer medication and over-the-counter products such as iron supplements may all cause constipation.

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New Hand Made Soap – Window Box

New Hand Made Soap – Window BoxNew Hand Made Soap – Window Box

If you love the smell of a flower box, this is the soap for you.  Not only does it smell wonderful but it will remind you of summer days when those long, hazy and hot days are over. 

Ingredients – olive, sunflower, palm and coconut oils, coconut powder,  distilled water, silk, Rose Geranium, Lavander, and Bergamot essential oils, botantical flowers, sodium hydroxide and sodium lactate.

$6/1 or $16.50/3 or $34/6

Check it out here:  New Soap: Window Box

New Hand-Made Soap! Peppermint!

New Hand-Made Soap! Peppermint!New Hand-Made Soap!  Peppermint!

If you love the smell of peppermint, this is the soap for you.  Not only does it smell wonderful but it helps to wake you up on the mornings.

Ingredients – olive, sunflower, palm and coconut oils, coconut powder,  distilled water, silk, essential oil,  sodium hydroxide and sodium lactate.

Check it out here:  New Soap: Peppermint

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New Soap! Cucumber-Melon Hand-Made Soap added

New Soap! Cucumber-Melon Hand-Made Soap addedNew Soap! Cucumber-Melon Hand-Made Soap added

We just added a new soap to our supply of hand-made soaps.  Cucumber-Melon!

Check it out:  New: Cucumber-Melon soap

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Announcement: Email Address Change for Healing Place

Announcement: Email Address Change for Healing PlaceAnnouncement: Email Address Change for Healing Place

In an effort to maintain brand consistency and awareness, and in an effort to avoid confusion, the correct email address for all contact with the Healing Place is Wellness@HealingPlace.com.

The OLD email address will slowly be phased out.

OLD: healingplacemedfield@gmail.com

NEW: Wellness@HealingPlacesMedfield.com