by Cynthia Chatfield
If we can learn to communicate with our bodyminds, we can tap into our body’s own language to better understand and facilitate healing. Pert has come to believe that emotions are the key to coordinating all the parts of us into a harmonious and healthy whole.
by Renee Jain MA
I wanted to sleep with a bat under my pillow. It was plastic; nonetheless, it was a weapon. I was 5 years old, and I firmly believed that each night when I went to sleep, a robber would break into the house. I needed something to defend myself (and maybe my family), and my brother’s yellow Wiffle ball bat seemed ideal. Unfortunately, my parents never complied with my request. They didn’t know what to do about a child dealing with anxiety.
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: For building on a child self-esteem this article is one of the best we have came across in a few years. The writing is excellent and the wisdom is right on!
Family & Parenting
by Alexandra Folz
Weary children sleep late
no longer apply....
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Our friend Alexandra has a way with words. Besides the fact she's an author of Indigo's Bracelet, she has put together a poem of wild words, bizarre pyramid building that has fun dripping off every word. We were laughing and falling off our seats when we read her poem "Mediation on Spilled Milk". We love how she takes an every day event that could have been turned into a negative action and turned it into a learning moment and she allowed the artist in her to turn it into a positive event.
Family & Parenting
by Michelle Schoffro Cook
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Everyday foods like bacon, eggs, coffee and dairy products are linked to inflammation. That might not sound like a big deal but when you consider that most chronic conditions like cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and obesity have been linked to inflammation. Low grade inflammation is a factor in most health issues. And if you suffer a pain disorder, you better believe that inflammatory foods will aggravate the condition.
Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: Most chronic diseases and pain are a result of low grade inflammation in the body. This article from Care2, lists the top 12 foods that cause inflammation. Eliminating these foods will reduce systemic inflammation and decrease the pain associated with an inflammatory lifestyle. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet along with regular chiropractic care will reduce your chronic pain and enhance your quality of life!
80% of the bugs in your garden are good bugs - they eat other harmful bugs, like the ones eating your crops.
Scott Myer, the editor of Organic Gardening Magazine has an enlightened approach and offers some wonderful practical tips in this video.
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
~World Health Organization, 1948
by Rick D.
Cross-posted from EatLocalGrown.com
Beets are an extremely nutritious food source for your family. They also happen to be really tasty and delicious. Beets are packed with vitamins and minerals: vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C, choline, folic acid, iodine, manganese, organic sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, copper and phosphorus...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: I love beets. I love the color and its sweetness. Another great way to get veggies into my children in ways they love and to get its amazing health benefits.
by Josephine Svendblad
We love our whipped cream in coffee, on berries for dessert, really on any of our primal desserts. But it’s nice to have an alternative to dairy and for our Paleo friends...
Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: When I saw this recipe, I instantly knew it was a must try! With so many people who can't do dairy, and even for those who can, this is a wonderful, healthy alternative.
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