Many people suffer from fatigue, feel cold all the time, experience muscle aches, hair loss, weight gain, chipping nails, depression, constipation, frequent infections and poor healing. People experiencing these symptoms may have been to their doctor and had labs done and were sent home with “a clean bill of health,” but still feeling lousy as well as confused.
A first doctor or dental visit, the first day of school or any new situation can be scary for children. It often, however, is not the situation itself but not knowing what to expect that causes the fear. Parents can help to prepare children for new experiences in a stress-free way. Today there are so many informative resources available such as videos, the internet and books. Children’s books are wonderful resource that can be picked up and used again and again until a child is fully familiar with the information that it contains and feels prepared for a new situation.
Turn on the television and within a half hour time period, you likely will see at least two commercials advertising medications for depression. While pills have their place, they do not undo the situations that originally caused the emotional distress.
If you’ve visited a health store lately, you’ve probably been exposed to chia seeds. They can be found solo in their own packaging, whipped up in a health drink, added to health bars or in some other combination. These tiny black and white seeds just may be the new super food, claiming numerous health benefits.
If you've spent any time dieting or watching your weight, you know that handling your hunger is probably the toughest challenge you face. It's those cravings that get hold of you that will get you every time.
Our body makes a vast array of hormones which then act as chemical messengers so our organs can communicate with each other and create harmony. In terms of the sex hormones, this means estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Both men and women have these hormones. In women, estrogen and progesterone predominate.
Renowned physical therapist Pete Egoscue wrote that many experts blame the epidemic of knee and hip problems on the fact that we use them too much. This struck him as absurd. From years of studying the human body, Egoscue knew that our joints are made for decades of continual movement. He believed that joint injuries are not caused by simply moving too much, but by moving when the body is out of alignment. When the body is in proper alignment, moving puts no improper stress on its joints. When a body is out of alignment, moving stresses its joints inappropriately and pain and disability follow.
Nature gives us the opportunity to reflect on our own wellbeing, as well as discover how our surroundings help to nurture us. Take time to stop, look and listen. Observe your natural environment. For example, examine a flower using all of your senses. Enjoy the beautiful flower’s characteristics, as you connect with nature, connect with beauty and marvel at what you discover. When you do this you will enhance your connection with nature, beauty and wellness. You will be able to transcend into your own well-being, and have a greater sense of relaxation, calm and wonder of the universe.
The miracle that takes place over nine months is a healthy, natural process for the majority of women. With more women wanting to avoid drugs and choosing natural childbirth, it is no surprise that many also seek holistic approaches to treating common complaints during pregnancy and childbirth. Homeopathy provides a treasure trove of safe, effective and time-honored remedies for childbearing women.
In our ever-evolving world, one thing remains constant: the need for human beings to help co-create a planet that lives in harmony. The Nine Rites of the Munay Ki helps us to do just that. The Munay Ki are nine rites of initiation passed on from the medicine people of the Americas. The rites help those initiated become agents for change.