Getting back to our roots

How often are we told that we should be thankful for the advances in medical science? However, the hospital waiting lists are getting longer and longer every year while diabetes, lyme disease, asthma, food allergies, eating disorders, MS, Attention Deficit Disorder, hayfever and autism are raging almost out of control … and that’s before 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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How animal assisted therapy helps with childhood trauma

Researchers have recently found that childhood traumas and neglect can not only cause mental health problems in children, but that they can also manifest as physical disease in later life. This backs up the anecdotal findings of energy medicine practitioners who experience that emotion withheld in the body can go on to cause physical illness.…

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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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How craniosacral therapy helps with migraine

A brand name medication for migraine headaches has just been found to increase the risk for birth defects in babies born to pregnant mothers who are taking it. The Food and Drug Administration have said new data shows the drug, sold generically and as Johnson & Johnson’s Topamax, can cause cleft lips or cleft palate…

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How acupressure is helping war veterans with brain injuries

A new study has found that acupressure may be effective in helping war veterans, or anyone else, with brain injuries. “We found that the study subjects with mild traumatic brain injury who were treated with acupressure showed improved cognitive function, scoring significantly better on tests of working memory when compared to those in the placebo…

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Holistic help for stress-related mental illness in women

A news story released on International Women’s Day tells us that women are four times more likely than men to suffer from stress-related mental health disorders and could wait for more than 10 years before getting a diagnosis. Apparently anxiety disorders are the commonest mental health problems and people are worrying themselves sick and becoming…

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How I became a shamanic healer

by Ishtar Babilu Dingir Sometimes, I get asked about why I became a shamanic healer, or how I became a shaman, and I would like to try to describe something of the process here, albeit that my path towards becoming a shaman began before I was even aware of any kind of process taking place.…

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Gene therapy offers hope for Parkinson’s sufferers

A new therapy is being developed for those with Parkinson’s disease which has had some success in trials, in reducing symptoms. It’s called gene therapy, and it involves inserting a new gene into the brains of Parkinson’s patients. The idea behind the therapy is to replace faulty genes or augment the activity of beneficial genes,…

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When the body ‘talks to’ the therapist about its needs

by Ishtar Dingir It’s not often that I feel moved to write about a new holistic health treatment. But after two Bodytalk sessions, I’m feeling so improved on every level — mind, body and spirit — that I want to spread the good news. I first tried out Bodytalk about a month ago. I was…

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The growing interest in ayurvedic medicine in the West

Harry G. Psaros The word ‘Ayurveda’ is from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit, and literally means “Science of Life” (ayus, means ‘life’ and veda, means ‘related to knowledge’ or ‘science’). Ayurvedic medicine is a 5,000 year old system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent and practiced in other parts of the world as…

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Milk thistle halts spread of lung cancer cells

By John Philip Lung cancer is a devastating disease with a traditionally poor survival rate of less than ten percent after five years from diagnosis. There are a number of well documented triggers that cause tissue damage that eventually results in DNA damage, allowing lung cancer cells to develop and spread. Researchers from the University…

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How holistic therapists are finding a cure for cancer

by Ethan Evers For those who can look beyond the much-hyped “war on cancer,” a very different kind of war is actually being fought behind the scenes, on a scale few people realize. Cancer drug sales are forecast to reach $80 billion during 2012. But its greatest competitor, natural medicine for cancer, has been silently…

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Does Aromatherapy Really Work?

A new children’s book has been launched ~ the first aromatherapy-scented one in which children are invited to inhale a whole range of delicious scents. The author said she got the idea in a dream. “I woke up with the idea for it in the middle of the night, four years ago,” said Margaret Hyde,…

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When The Drug’s Don’t Work, Try Acupuncture

The majority of patients with chronic pain do not get proper pain relief or the restoration of function from their current treatment, according to an article in the The Lancet today.

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How Our Politicians Manipulate Us With NLP

Given that we know our top politicians are coached in how to manipulate us through using Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques, the main soundbite that seems to have emerged from David Cameron’s recent speech to the Lord Mayor’s banquet was a little surprising.

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World Cancer Research Taking A More Holistic Approach to Preventing Cancer

A report from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) indicates a welcome move away from the endless search for expensive ‘magic bullet’ chemical solutions for cancer in favour of a more holistic and preventative approach.

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The Pros and Cons of Colloidal Silver Therapy

Stories in the medical press these days point to problems with conventional pharmaceutical drugs ~ such as side effects and immunity with continued use ~ and so it’s only natural that we should look to the past to see how our ancestors kept body and soul together.

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