by Lisa Belisle
Ayurvedic oils, like sesame and sunflower oil, have been used for more than 5,000 years as a potent medicine for maintaining and improving well-being...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Hot, dry, pitta summer is here! As the sun and heat roll in, our skin is more susceptible to damage by tejas, so we must take steps to protect it. Abhyangha self-oiling massage is a wonderful way to nourish the skin during this season and a great method for relieving several bodily ailments. In Ayurvedic Practitioner Lisa Belisle's article "The Importance of Ayurvedic Oils," she discusses how beneficial herbal oils like sesame and sunflower can be to relieve skin conditions, insomia and muscle pain as well as help detoxify the body. Check out Lisa's article and then watch ATH's Abhyanga video to learn how to give yourself a daily massage. Namaste, Julie
by Mark D. Hyde
In a brief encounter with a total stranger, I finally realized an insight that has taken me years to grasp. In a world where we long for everything new, bright, and shiny, I had come to be OK with, embrace, and even appreciated the dents, dings, and damage that life inevitably brought my way...
Our oceans are choking with plastic, reducing vast parts of the seas to toxic gyres of swirling trash that will last for thousands of years...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: A call to action: Ask Huge Beauty Companies to stop dumping tiny plastic bits into the ocean. Consider the ramifications to our ecology balance all because we need to exfoliate our skin. There's an organic way to get gorgeous skin! Short term beauty will lead to long term damage.
by Wes Ozier
Recently the phenomenon of global warming is gaining new attention in the mainstream media. Some are skeptical, but the facts are that the 15 hottest years have all been since 1980, the top three in the last five years. Some scientists calculate average world temperatures will increase by 10 degrees by 2100, causing genocidal damage to the planet...
by Victoria Girard
Acne is a much more serious condition than it appears at first glance. Of course there is the obvious damage it does to the skin, but the more serious damage occurs on the inside...
Editor's Note from Melanie Channell: Acne can do much more damage to a person suffering from it than just scarring the skin. It can permanently harm them emotionally. LED light therapy offers a drug free way to treat and kill the bacteria that causes acne, thus helping to reduce the physical and emotional scars that can develop with this condition.
by Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
I have written before about the ubiquitous poisoning of the world. So did Rachel Carson many decades ago. Each decade it gets worse. Overall it is a toss up as to whether the world will ultimately be most damaged by the 550,000 chemical poisons released indiscriminately each year, or by nuclear contamination. I remember well national articles over 40 years ago about the carcinogenic chemicals in city water produced by chlorination of water...
by Curt Remington
In modern society this response is very rarely needed and causes all sorts of troubles. The “fight or flight” response cuts blood flow to our central organs and brain, causing health problems and difficulty thinking clearly. Anger also damages relationships and can lead to terrible, impulsive decisions...
Editor's Note: We all could use a little help managing stress and finding a way to release negative emotion. Here's a helpful blog by Curt Remington.
by Sabine Green
I am sure you have heard comments such as 'Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis' or 'Watching too much TV will damage your eyes'. Old wives' tales are like that, some have might have been useful at some point, some are just superstition and others actually are very useful and efficient. After all, many of the 'Old wives' tales' have been handed down by midwives and healers that were valued medical practitioners...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: A few tricks of the trade we've all heard over and over again. Does going out in the cold with wet hair make you sick? Read on to see what you think.
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