Maitake: The “dancing mushroom” that helps prevent a whole host of diseases

By Geary Andrew Maitake mushrooms have been used as both food and medicine in Asian cultures for many centuries, and are described as having a rich, earthy taste. The name maitake means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese. They are most common in the Northeastern areas of the United States and Canada. They also exist in hardwood…

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How to get British supermarkets to return to GM-free meat and dairy

Nowadays, voting for politicians or political parties that have been bought out by global corporate interests is an exercise in futility. But there is one lever of power still left to us – and that is voting with our shopping baskets. Last month, there was a shining example of consumer power in action as the…

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GMO-Science Takes a Blow as Studies Are Retracted

By Dr. Mercola The pesticide producers are one of the most powerful industries on the planet, the influence they possess is enormous. You have probably heard that an Elsevier journal has retracted the Seralini study which showed evidence of harm to rats fed a GMO diet, despite admitting they found no fraud or errors in…

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Can LSD ease our fear of death? First scientific study in 40 years shows positive results

By Ishtar Babilu Dingir This new article in today’s Independent is interesting, although as a shaman, I’d like to reframe the question slightly. Although I don’t take any pyschotropic substances myself, those who visit the other dimensions (shamans) do take them, although usually in more natural state like ayahuasca. Shamans use various means, which can…

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The crock of gold at the end of the rainbow: health and vitality

Eating the Rainbow by Kathryn Rubin Fruits and vegetables come in an array of tones and hues from red, to orange, to blue and green, but what do these colors mean? Since we were children, we were told to eat fruits and vegetables everyday – five servings to be exact. But does it matter which…

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Awe changes our perception of time and our behaviour

It doesn’t matter what we’ve experienced – whether it’s the breathtaking scope of the Grand Canyon, the ethereal beauty of the Aurora Borealis, or the exhilarating view from the top of the Eiffel Tower – at some point in our lives we’ve all had the feeling of being in a complete and overwhelming sense of…

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How Massage Therapy Helps Patients With Cancer

Massage therapy can help improve the wellbeing of patients who are receiving various types of cancers. Physicians are increasingly including massage therapy as part of their treatment plan. Massages can help improve a patient’s spirits and ease some of the unpleasant side effects of cancer treatments.

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Solar blasts affect our consciousness say scientists

While it’s interesting that scientists are realising that X-rated solar blasts have a significant impact on how well we feel, and how well we behave, a good next step would be for them to understand that shamanic and mystic practises also affect consciousness and in such a way as to nullify any external atmospheric impacts.…

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Why lemon juice is so very good for you when drunk first thing in the morning

By La Jolla Mum   As you may know, I’m starting a BluePrintCleanse tomorrow morning. To prepare, BluePrintCleanse suggests that I drink lemon water first thing in the morning to kick start my digestive system. The water added to the lemon juice should be lukewarm, or as hot as I can tolerate. I decided to…

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Are you deficient in vitamin B12?

by Paul Fassa If you’re a vegetarian or a vegan who’s never heard of chlorella, the chances are that you are deficient in vitamin 12. Awareness of vitamin B12’s importance is getting more attention lately. Every cell in our body uses vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 deficiency is more common than previously considered, and low B12…

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Why Are Human Beings So Crazy?

This is an interesting new theory about the problems of insanity which affect the human species (much more than any other). These theories about the loss to our endocrine system forced on us by different living conditions chime in with my own experience. The more aware I become, the more I seek out rich and…

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Perking up for Spring with Vitamin B12

As we emerge out of the long hibernation of winter, we can sometimes find that our energy is low to start with. There may be a number of reasons for this ~ lack of sunlight, not enough fresh air etc. ~ but another reason, particularly if you are vegetarian or only have a little dairy…

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Dulse ~ Mother Nature’s own superfood

Red or purple in color, dulse is considered a superfood because of its high iodine and potassium content, plus a long list of micro-nutrients and phytochemicals. Many herbalists prefer dulse over kelp in green superfood recipes because of its bland flavor. Found primarily in cold waters off the Atlantic coast of Canada, Ireland, and Norway,…

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People power causes GM company to move to the US

It’s interesting that the feeling against genetically-modified foods in Europe and the UK is still so strong that a major GM company feels forced to move. The assumption was, among industry insiders, that consumer opposition to GM crops would die down after some time, but this doesn’ t appear to have worked. After battling for…

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Raw Fish

Eating fish may boost blood flow to the brain which could stave off dementia in later life, researchers have discovered. The health benefits of a diet rich in omega-3, a fatty acid found in oily fish, have long been suspected, and the findings of two studies into its effects on young people suggest that it…

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Tai Chi May Help With Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, or crumbling bones, is something that effects post-menopausal women because the hormones used for laying down bones become less available to their bodily processes. Research has been carried out which shows that tai chi may be a safe alternative to conventional exercise for maintaining bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. It may also…

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Meditation Helps The Brain To Process Information

Research proves that one of the benefits of meditation is that it improves our thinking processes to the extent that we’re able to absorb more information. This is because it cuts down on something that brain researchers call ‘attentional blink”.

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How To Tell A Real Therapist From A Quack

Are you sick to death of being bled dry financially for medical treatments and remedies which don’t work? Then we’ve got some good news for you.

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Protein, not sugar, gives us energy, new study finds

That energy does not come from sugar is not huge news to most of us who know the real truth about nutrition and bodily processes. But that this article managed to find its way around the, frankly, bullying sugar lobby to end up in a prestigious science journal is something of a miracle. According to…

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The BIG New Year Detox

So it’s New Year, and we can no longer put off the dreaded moment. We’ve been promising ourselves, as we waded through tins of Quality Street and bottles of Baileys, that we would put it all to rights come the New Year, and have a good old detox.

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Holistic therapy help for Alzheimer’s disease

It’s good to hear that there’s a new computer programme which uses brain scans to spot Alzheimer’s Disease early being tested by the NHS. And that the test, which was developed at Maudsley Hospital and Kings College London, delivers results that are 85 per cent accurate in just 24 hours. However, early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s…

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Why are the Brits so much healthier than their American cousins?

The news about a study that those in Britain are far healthier than their American cousins comes as no surprise to those who’ve been monitoring developments with genetically modified crops or GMOs. GMO crops are not allowed to be grown in Britain and food containing GMOs are banned from sale. By contrast, in the States,…

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When the drugs don’t work anymore ~ try acupuncture

Researchers set out to evaluate how effective most commonly used therapies are for the treatment of chronic pain over the last ten years. They wrote that overall effectiveness remains poor and inconsistent, despite major advances in understanding the mechanisms that underlie pain. Approximately one in every five people worldwide has chronic pain. In the USA…

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While there’s mounting pressure to introduce GM foods, Prince Charles is backing organic

There aren’t many times you’ll find a farmworker advocate, a poet, an organic-farming senator, and British royalty all in the same room. But if you happened to attend the Washington Post’s Future of Food Conference recently, that’s exactly what you would have seen.

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How Not To Die Of A Broken Heart

It’s been gratifying to see, lately, how the holistic approach to health, which we support at The Therapy Book, is being increasingly ratified by scientific evidence that mind, body and spirit all have an important role to play in the health of the individual. The scientific evidence underpinning holistic medicine is mainly coming from the…

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How to pass on fit and fabulous genes to your grandchildren

Scientists discovered around 20 years ago that the effects of stress could be passed to future generations through changes to the DNA. This was quite a shock to many at the time. And more recently, laboratory tests have shown that stress-mutated DNA could be playing a role in specific chronic conditions and ailments.

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