Clean your Body’s Drains: How to Detoxify your Lymphatic System

Did you know that we are exposed to 82,000 different toxins, chemically-based products and processed foods in our environment weekly? Detoxification is the body’s natural, ongoing process of eliminating harmful toxins from the body so that it can function at its best. Toxins are man-made chemicals found in the air, water, food, household cleaners and…

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Dogs are able to detect cancer more accurately than many laboratories

By Amy Goodrich With up to 300 million scent receptors (compared to our 6 million), dogs can smell things that seem non-existent to our senses. While we all know about their ability to find missing people and sniff out hidden drugs or bombs, they can actually detect so much more. With their extraordinary sense of…

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How sun exposure improves our immune function

By Dr. Mercola Mounting research confirms that sun avoidance may be at the heart of a large number of health problems. Not only does your body produce vitamin D in response to sun exposure on bare skin, but sunlight also produces a number of other health benefits that are unrelated to vitamin D production.

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How long before Obamacare is repealed and replaced?

The repeal and replacement of the chillingly Orwellian-titled Obamacare could happen within weeks if President Elect Trump’s plan comes to fruition, despite wilier types advising him just to stand back and let the [Un]Affordable Care Act implode on itself and splatter egg all over the faces of Obama and the Democrats. The patient, Obamacare, is…

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Research finds that yoga can make changes to our DNA

A study from Harvard University found that practicing yoga can impart a positive change on metabolic function at a cellular level. This in turn can improve things like nutrient absorption, and may assist in the prevention of chronic diseases. The results showed that overall, practicing yoga promoted better cell function across the board.

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So-called “fake news fact-checkers” are trying to shut down natural health news

by Dr Mercola Unless you’ve been living under a rock or hiding beneath the covers in your bed for the past couple of months, you’ve undoubtedly heard the war cries against “fake news.” Facebook — being the largest social media site on which news is shared among millions — has vowed to take steps to…

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The good, the bad and the ugly of traditional Chinese Medicine

By Andrew Porterfield The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared by Chinese scientist Youyou Tu for her development of an effective antimalarial treatment derived from the wormwood plant Artemisia annual, put the ancient practice of Chinese medicine under a spotlight. It showed the positive side of combining more recent scientific methods with traditional medicine.

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Why the weather affects how you feel

By Dr Mercola Weather can be sunny, stormy, dreary or unpredictable but then so, too, can your mood. The way you feel on any given day may actually be intricately tied to the weather forecast in ways science is only beginning to understand.

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How to do your own foot reflexology massage

It’s quite easy to do your own reflexology massage by following the right charts, which show the location of reflex points on your feet. Through acupuncture and massage, applying pressure at these points can help heal ailments of the body. With some patience, you can learn to read a chart that will show you where…

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Yoga improves quality of life for those with atrial fibrillation

Yoga improves quality of life in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, according to research published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Heart rate and blood pressure also decreased in patients who did yoga.

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Castor oil is great for thickening and regrowing hair, eyelashes and eyebrows

Castor oil is often overlooked for its benefits for the skin and hair because of its extremely thick and sticky consistency. However, if you’re looking for a cheap, natural remedy for several common skin and hair complaints, then castor oil is definitely worth your time. Castor oil for regrowing and thickening hair, eyelashes and eyebrows.

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25 behavioural signs that your cat is in pain

Cat owners the world over are familiar with their pets’ individual personalities, habits and preferences, and are adept at spotting when their feline friends’ behaviour differs from the norm. However, understanding what these changes mean can be a much more difficult task. International veterinary scientists have therefore come together and identified 25 behavioural signs displayed…

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Holistic health consumers are more intelligent and more successful in life

By L S Devon A resilient and courageous heart will set a template for wellness inside, and the answers will come to them, in faith, from nature, from within. People who have struggled with their own health problems and overcame them through personal study and implementation have found that alternative medicine is not alternative at…

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Probiotics may help alleviate depression

Probiotics, which are typically known for their effects on the digestive tract, are becoming a hot topic in the field of psychology. Previous research shows a potential role in alleviating anxiety. And now, a recent study suggests that probiotics may even help to alleviate depression. The results were published in the journal, Brain, Behavior, and…

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Tailored acupuncture lessens pain intensity in chronic pain

Nine weekly sessions of individually tailored acupuncture lessen perceived pain intensity, and improve functional capacity and quality of life, in people with the chronic pain condition, fibromyalgia, finds research published online in Acupuncture in Medicine. The beneficial effects were still evident a year later, the findings show.

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Man flu is real: Study finds estrogen protects women against flu

Men across the world who complain of sickness and are dismissed as having “man flu” have been vindicated by a new study which has found that female hormones actually protect women against the influenza virus.

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The Real Truth About Essential Oils That Nobody Talks About

  By Anya V Despite the fact that thousands of people report successful use of essential oils to help treat various health ailments, mainstream medical community tries to dismiss their claims.  Essential oils are everywhere; if you follow any blogs, you will find them in DIY, survival, natural health, and mommy blogs. So do essential…

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The Therapy Book – the best and fullest guide to hundreds of holistic health therapies

By John Board I’m very pleased to announce that my holistic health therapy guide, The Therapy Book, is now out in paperback. It seems a long time ago now, when the idea first came to me, that I had to write that book. It was because I’d found that there was no one comprehensive resource…

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Homeopathic remedies that help with childbirth

by homeopath Marie McLoughlin You’re having a baby! Congratulations!!! Here are some homeopathic remedies to help you through the process of childbirth.

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Holistic remedies for children with worms

by homeopath Marie McLoughlin Has your child ever had worms or some such parasite? The word ‘parasite’ comes from the Greek word “parasitos”, which referred to someone who ate at the expense of another. It only later came to be an epithet for someone said to take without giving back, like the perpetual dinner guest…

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Mucus – is it our friend or foe?

It’s interesting to read various conventional, medical reports on mucus and find different answers. They all agree that mucus is our friend – unless we are really sick and overproducing it to the point we can’t breathe. Accounts vary from saying we produce 1 quart, 1.4 quarts, 2 quarts, or a gallon a day. We…

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Ebola: Solutions and remedies from a classical homeopath

By homeopath Marie McLoughlin I have been through international airports a few times since the announcement of the Ebola pandemic and, on talking to security and other airport staff, they had no protocol in place or even any word from head office of any precautions they should be taking. I have had no Ebola patients…

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“Once you understand the difference between orthodox and alternative medicine, you realise there is no alternative!”

Image: Mind Body Spirit Odyssey by Emily Balivet By John Board Author of The Therapy Book You can’t help noticing over the last few years that the growing disillusionment with mainstream health providers is increasing exponentially, as they become more and more mired in endless scandals of cover-ups, fraud and cronyism between the pharmaceutical industry…

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How homeopathy heals mosquito bites and bee stings

by Marie McLoughlin My husband always reacts very badly to bites and stings, especially mosquito bites. His immune system seems to react in an over blown way to the histamine response, and the site of the bite swells, gets red, hot and extremely itchy. He has even swollen so badly that his leg has been…

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The healing ‘magic’ of homeopathic Chamomilla for children

By homeopath Marie Mcloughlin The Chamomile is a pretty flower, but in Homeopathic potency it is so much more. One time in Gatwick Airport in London, a toddler was exploding into the worst tantrum I have ever seen, her poor mother was so overwhelmed and embarrassed. I felt her pain! And I had my travel…

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The importance to health of tissue salts – and how to use them

By homeopath Marie McLoughlin We are living in a time where the environment we inhabit is becoming more and more toxic to us. This is due to many factors, most of them created by corporate greed and a desire to monetise every natural thing, from the water we drink to our weather and our fertility.…

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