Category: Holistic Therapies

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 cosmetic products as well as waste products produced by normal cellular activity.

When toxins enter the body through the skin, nasal passage or mouth, the body prevents “pollution” by surrounding the toxins with fat and water and stores them in different areas of the body.  This can put a strain on our body’s own detox system (the liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin, blood and lymphatic systems). These systems can become burdened as they try to safely excrete toxins. Continue reading

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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 smell, dogs can pick up on tiny chemical changes in the human body. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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How long before Obamacare is repealed and replaced?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 already in terminal decline and the prognosis is that death is imminent. So the politician who is only interested in point scoring would just wait for its end – but Donald Trump is not a politician, and he knows how bad that outcome would be for the people. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 limit the amount of “misinformation” that can be spread on its site by forwarding suspected fake news stories to fact-checkers like Snopes.

So-called disputed stories would then be “buried” lower in people’s newsfeeds. However, while verifying celebrity deaths or disputing urban legends — Snopes’ specialty — is a pretty easy task, debating matters about health and nutrition is an altogether different matter.

If Snopes, whose office is reportedly filled with junk food, is now the arbiter of truth when it comes to health — you can expect to see massive censorship of natural health and general promotion of industry talking points. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 the reflex points on your feet correspond to specific areas of your body’s anatomy.

So let’s get started.

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Would Trumpcare trump Obamacare? An idiot’s guide …

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut

The Republican front runner Donald Trump’s ideas about changing the American healthcare system are of great interest to us, even though The Holistic Works is primarily all about holistic health therapies.

This is because the present American health provisioning of Obamacare under the Orwellian titled Affordable Care Act is mandatory for all US citizens, whether they rely on holistic health treatments or not. If you live in the US, you still have to pay your healthcare premiums by law – otherwise, you’re heavily fined and if you don’t pay the fine, the money is just grabbed from your bank account. Continue reading