by Doctress Neutopia
Wholistic Gaia science is not only a foundational world view for the investigation of "the details of how all organisms exchange gases and other chemical compounds with the water, atmosphere and soils of Earth." But, from a cultural standpoint, what I am seeing is that Gaia is also a foundation for a planetary religion, a benevolent new way of living with and revering the Earth. Gaia shows us the way to create evolutionary new habitats so that we have not only the scientific technology, but the philosophy to peacefully penetrate deeper into the mysteries of the Universe using both science and art.
by Denise Wickell, LMT, CA, RA
Aromatherapy has become a very popular and commercialized word, but what is really meant by the term “aromatherapy?” Authentic Aromatherapy is a comprehensive healthcare modality that utilizes therapeutic plant extracts called “essential oils” to evoke the body’s own intrinsic healing power...
Editor's Note: This is the same article that you will read when clicking "Introducing Aromatherapy" at the top of the Aromatherapy home page. It's so comprehensive and well-written that we wanted you to be able to find it here just in case you missed it above. Enjoy!
by Eric Cech
The use of infused aromatic plant oils as a means to restore as well as maintain wellness has been used for centuries. Coined as the term "aromatherapy" since the 1930s, this therapeutic medicinal practice of using essential oil continues to be used for both physical and emotional needs. Aromatherapy is fast becoming a noted and requested therapy in many parts of the world...
Editor's Note from Zorica Denton: For centuries, sesame and coconut oil have been used for natural sun protection.
Here is a simple, non-toxic recipe for sunscreen that we can make ourselves, with an SPF factor of about 15, and a shelf life of 6 months.
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by Ellen Mahoney
School lunches often get low marks when it comes to flavor and nutrition. But chef, author, and activist Ann Cooper is working hard to change all that.
She’s currently handing out a lot of E’s—not for Excellence but for the Elimination of highly processed foods, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, refined sugars, and flours, chemicals, dyes, and food additives. Cooper is on a mission to give students access to regional fresh, whole, and healthy foods...
by Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
There are many essential oils, some for esthetics and some for health. For the immune system, Oil of WILD Oregano is at the top of the list. It can be taken orally or used on the skin. For topical use one drop is diluted in one teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil...
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 Kelly Robinson
Turns out that the healing benefits of choosing real-food butter as opposed to artificial spreads and vegetable oils are, well, real. I think the French knew this all along. As always, all things in moderation, but what good buttery news...
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