by Dr. Daniel Pénoël
Mark Webb had met me in June 2004, in France, and he had brought with him a box with many new essential oils from Australia, a continent which I believe is blessed by the aromatic goddesses! Two of them had immediately spoken to my ‘aromatic brain’: Fragonia™ and Kunzea ambigua...
Editor's Note: I am thrilled and grateful to present this article from Dr. Daniel Pénoël, a worldwide pioneering leader who has dedicated his life to the science of using essential oils as therapeutic medicines. In this article, however, he shares the infinite possibilities of essential oils beyond the current traditional understanding.
by Beverley Hawkins
As many of you may be aware essential oils can be very helpful in times of Emotional Stress and Disharmony. Because our sense of smell is hot wired directly into the limbic system of the brain, aroma can elicit a mood or memory response before you are even aware of what you have smelled, or sometimes even before you realize you have experienced an aroma at all...
by Karen Vaughan, LAc, Registered Herbalist (AHG)
As someone who was around in the ’50s and ’60s when there was less obesity, I have to tell you that diets were not that good. TV dinners, Wonder bread, instant mashed potatoes, fish-sticks and whole milk predominated and vegetables tended towards the overcooked. Food was cooked in Crisco, full of trans fats, and cotton seed oils. Fresh vegetables came in during the late 60s, but predominated on the coasts...
by Frances Fuller
People often ask me whether single essential oils or essential oil blends are more powerful. The answer may be that it depends upon what your body needs...
by Laura Markham, PhD
"Contemporary American kids may represent the most indulged young people in the history of the world.... they’ve been given unprecedented amounts of stuff." - Elizabeth Kolbert, in her New Yorker article Spoiled Rotten: Why do kids rule the roost?...
Editor's Note: Dr. Laura Markham reveals ways to combat the consumer driven environment our children grow up in. Through redirecting their focus and maintaining a healthy outlook and balance in daily life there is a firm foundation set to prevent the sense of entitlement so prevalent in our world today.
Family & Parenting
by Rachel Venokur-Clark, Green Options
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Minerals are essential for optimum health. Due to the Standard American Diet, many of us are lacking in these vital nutrients. Eating too many processed foods or foods grown in mineral-depleted soils can result in a lack of minerals in the body which can lead to an onslaught of health problems as well as food cravings. Minerals help to regulate a variety of processes in the body including helping to create enzymes, hormones, skeletal bones, skeletal tissues, teeth and fluids.
by Dr. Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy, BAMS, CCN, FSM
Depending upon the condition, a treatment regimen is planned which includes internal medicine and a unique therapy called ‘Nasyam.’
“Nasya Karma” or “Nasyam” is one of the five purification therapies (Pancha Karma practiced in Ayurveda Medicine. A medicated oil/ powder/ fresh herbal juice is administered through the nostrils (Nasal drops)...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Sinusitis and sinus problems plague everyone this time of year. Before popping an antihistamine, try taking a different approach and clearing the "srotas," or Ayurvedic channels in our face, neck and ears. Dr Gowthaman Krishnamurthy offers an excellent natural alternative to allopathic drugs for sinusitis.
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