by Dr. Wendy Wells
What is a headache anyway?
* It is pain in the head or neck, NOT the brain, the brain cannot actually sense pain.
* The pain is sensed by nerves, muscles, arteries, veins and bone.
* Headaches are an irritation or inflammation of these structures and can be caused by a variety of reasons...
by Leigh Glenn
My first experience with poke (Phytolacca americana) was in my teacher’s back yard in central Virginia, in early fall my first year of herbal studies. She wanted us to do a plant journey. In our process, we sat with whatever plant we felt calling us, observed it, drew it, and then tasted part of it, before “journeying” through meditation on what it had to offer...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Important note to our readers: Poke may be a restricted herb in some places. In Canada, for example, it is only sold to qualified herbalists who have signed a dangerous botanicals form. As always, it's important to keep in mind that not all plants are suitable for all people. Some people, for example, are allergic to plants in the Asteraceae family and do not tolerate chamomile. When in doubt, get more information. Know the cautions and contraindications of the plant and adhere to them.
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Organic clothing can be not only comfortable, but fashionable. An entire label, Credau, was created with the idea that we can benefit the planet by wearing organic and look good too. Anyway, who wants to wear up to three ounces of toxic chemicals on their backs?
by Katy Lowe, MH
Whether it's starting for the first time or needing to 'reboot' a health regime that doesn't motivate you - I find keeping it simple helps me to get on a path that feels good to make a routine.
Begin with something that feels 'easy' is always a great way to introduce change into your routine...
Editor´s Note: Change can be very frightening for some people but if we adopt small changes first then larger ones won't seem so difficult after all. Life is full of changes, as we age our bodies change rather we wat it to or not, it is then that we must look for preventative methods so that we can ride the roller coaster of life with ease and adaptability.
by Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman
Everyone loves to bash narcissists (except narcissists). They do make easy targets. Their inflated sense of self makes others feel inferior, so putting them down a peg makes others feel better about themselves. Also, their outlandish, over-the-top displays of grandiosity can serve as good fodder for parody...
Editor’s Note: An earlier column discussed the many “faces” of narcissism including what we sometimes refer to as “healthy narcissism.”
by Adele Wang
The other important group of energy approaches are what I call “non-chi based”. These modalities do not focus on the meridian or chakra system of the body directly. They are often less well-known, but quite powerful in affecting change. Some of them are focused on consciousness, while others are more generally vibrational in nature. Examples of non-chi based methods include shamanic work, Matrix Energetics, sound healing, flower essences, angelic healing, dream work, and spiritual inquiry.
Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of 2. Click HERE for Part 1.
by Wanqing Zhou
We’re often told that agriculture is a “victim” of climate change and needs to adapt. But farmers, ranchers, and researchers increasingly recognize that industrial agriculture is itself a major emitter of greenhouse gases. A promising path for both feeding the world and potentially reversing climate change is “regenerative agriculture,” an approach that captures and stores atmospheric carbon in the soil.
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Regenerative agriculture is an way to gather and keep atmostpheric carbon in the soil - a method that could help in turning around the negative path of climate change.
by Daniel J. Benor
The experience of integrating spiritual healing with conventional medicine in England is instructive.
In the mid 1970s British healers formed a healing organization that lobbied the government to allow healers to treat patients in National Health Service hospitals. With one governmental decision, 1,500 hospitals were opened to healers...
Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of 2. Click HERE for Part 1
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