How to fix bad posture and reduce pain

December 28, 2012 by  
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Back Pain Solutions(NaturalHealth365) To reduce pain within your body – you’ll have to fix bad posture as soon as possible. Are you too tired to sit up straight? Well, slouching is actually harder work than sitting or standing with a naturally aligned spine.

When we slouch, we enlist muscles to perform functions they are not designed to do. Superficial muscles in our back and neck area become strained, tense and over-stretched. These muscles are designed to rotate the head and flex the neck, but not for long sustained contractions involved with alignment.

The hidden dangers of sitting (too much) at a computer

Deeper slow twitch postural muscles should do the work of holding our head up and our body graceful, powerful and pain-free. Slouching is an epidemic in the Western World, and I feel it is primarily a result of too much sitting poorly in chairs and hunching over laptops.

Our young people have the worst posture of any generation and x-rays of some 20 year olds look like the arthritic spines of older people. We need to take serious measures to teach good posture, provide ergonomic chairs in our schools and stop slouching.

Are government health officials really interested in saving money on healthcare?

Chronic pain costs billions every year taxing our health care system and the economy and much of the pain is a result of slouching when sitting in chairs and cars.

The chair has an unnatural right angle shape that does not conform to our naturally curving spine shape. Many people slouch in a chair and roll back and sit on the lower tailbone and sacral area instead of aligning their hips and ribs so they can balance on the sit bones at the base of the pelvis.

When we let the pelvis tilt backward, the breastbone sinks, the head goes forward and the neck and back muscles get drafted into dysfunctional habits. The diaphragm gets compressed and the movements of breathing are forced into the upper shoulder area that in many cases will enlist a low level flight or freeze response in the nervous system.

Poor posture contributes to chronic disease

The chronic adrenal fatigue created by slouching can eventually lead to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and many other autoimmune diseases.

Another bane of slouch sitting in chairs happens because we lose the tone of our core postural muscles, since the back of the chair does the work of keeping the spine upright. We get up out of our chairs but the chair habits stay in our body leading to chronic slouching.

Slouching is a result of dysfunctional breathing habits created by poor posture and also poor posture creates dysfunctional breathing habits. They are one in the same and the connection between the two is a huge blind spot in the medical, yoga and fitness world.

Stop and take a moment to breathe

One can avoid slouching by learning powerful breathing practices that engage the muscles that support the spine and diaphragm.

Exercising good posture involves waking up the core breathing muscles. Tight abs and shoulders drawn back are inefficient ways to stop slouching that can actually drain energy and restrict movement. Try holding your stomach in or pulling back on your shoulders while walking — you can see and feel why this is not a good way to get aligned with better posture.

Many yoga poses and exercises engage our muscles to make us slouch!

Some athletes exercise in body positions that are a muscled up slouch position. Yogis do forward bends that shorten the front and overstretch the back, compressing the diaphragm and making the ligaments in the hips and spine too lose. Many people engage daily in ab crunching moves that enlist the muscles of the trunk to be short and tight which can cause the organs to protrude and make a ‘pot belly.’

Cyclists in particular are known for hunching over their handlebars, and paddlers – seated as well as stand up – are often in very poor postural alignment when they exercise. The muscles that people engage to shorten the abdominals and round the upper back in these positions mimics slouching. Working the body hard in these positions engages the deep exhalation muscles and locks them in, so it is like they are literally stuck in the exhale.

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Many fitness or yoga exercises that direct us to keep the belly tight and flat unnaturally stifle the breathing process, while shortening the front of the body and pulling the head and shoulders forward into a slouch.

Try taking a deep coughing action and then hold the action of these muscles to get an experiential feeling for what happens when our abdominals are trained to shorten. Exercising with our natural spine curves reversed or compressed restricts breathing, and forced tight abs can inhibit downward contractions of our diaphragm.

When exercising, doing things like keeping your back flat, tailbone tucked, belly tight, knees straight, or pushing belly out on inhale will actually inhibit your ability to breathe and can lead to more slouching.

How can we stop slouching?

Practice self-massage daily on the head, neck, feet, and arms to release unnecessary tension. Don’t wait for someone else to massage you, you can and should massage yourself. Sit on chairs with the knees lower than the hips and stay upright on your sit bones.

Manage your stress levels with walking and deep breathing. Focused breathing methods can greatly improve posture by aligning your spine from the inside out. The aim is to get rid of ingrained tension habits from slouching so that breath happens easily and naturally.

You can practice breathing through a straw while you sit on the edge of a bench or stool. Make sure you are on your sit bones with the curve in your lower back and abdominals relaxed. Keep the middle of your ear, shoulder, and hips aligned and practice keeping your shoulder blades drawing down as you breathe in through the straw.

After inhaling, hold your breath for a moment, take the straw out and slowly exhale making a SSSSS sound while focusing on keeping your waist area long and shoulders dropped during the exhale. Inhale again with the straw and notice how pulling the shoulder blades down will bring your breastbone up.

Again on the exhale, take the straw out and make a SSSS sound like a snake while you practice being on your sit bones and keeping length in your spine during the movements of exhalation. By practicing a lengthening of your trunk muscles when you exhale, you will teach your body how to enlist your abs to stabilize your spine rather than shorten and compress it with exercises that shorten your abs.

An easy way to improve your posture and your health

You can do this standing or sitting to get your body aligned from the inside out, turn on your intrinsic postural muscles and turn off all the extra work you have been doing by slouching.

Relax, walk around the room and notice how light your body feels and how easy it is to hold good posture and stop slouching by using the internal movements of breathing to activate your deep core.

About the author: Michaelle Edwards is a licensed massage therapist, yoga teacher, musician, and postural therapist living on Kauai. She invented a new painless way to do Yoga, fitness, self-massage and stretching called YogAlign that incorporates natural spine alignment and breath work to create good posture from the inside out. She is devoted to giving people the tools to heal themselves. Michaelle has a new book/DVD combo called YogAlign – Pain-free Yoga From Your Inner Core available at her website – YogAlign.com

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Healing love to lift your spirits

Healing Love Message(NaturalHealth365) Let’s spread healing love this holiday season. After all, what greater gift is there to give? As you may know, one of my favorite American authors is Leo Buscaglia, also known as “Dr. Love”. Whenever I read his work – it reminds me of what’s really important – especially this holiday season:

”Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

Even if the (greedy) private bankers of the Federal Reserve and their representatives throughout the world have forgotten the values of love and kindness. We all can take a moment to remember the words of Ann Schultz, when she said:

”Let us keep Christmas beautiful Without a thought of greed, That it might live forevermore To fill our every need, That it shall not be just a day, But last a lifetime through, The miracle of Christmastime That brings God close to you”

Don’t ever forget how special you really are

We live in challenging times and although it’s easy to get depressed – especially if you turn on the television. Turn off the negativity and take a moment to remind yourself how precious life really is and read (or listen) to something that lifts your spirits and brings you joy .

I’m often confronted by people that get frustrated or confused about how to improve the quality of their life. They ask me, “what should I do to feel better?” Usually, I suggest a simple change to their diet or way of perceiving the world.

So often, our society places value on keeping busy; always working; earning money or doing daily chores. But, when was the last time a doctor or loved one reminded you about the importance of love? There’s even science to back up the power of love and its ability to heal.

According to the Institute of Noetic Sciences, “The Love Study” demonstrates that loving thoughts and intentions from one person can have a profoundly positive effect on another human being. Simply put, the power of love to heal is very real.

Everyone can benefit from the message of Christmas

Make this Christmas day – a day to remember. Leo Buscaglia gives us a great idea about how to spend our day – when he said:

”What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.” This simple quote reminds me how important it is to simply love someone today. Don’t wait for tomorrow – it may never come.

I don’t really know what else needs to be said – this holiday season. We all want to enjoy our lives and reach our greatest potential. My hope is that this coming (new) year brings you all the joy and happiness you deserve.

And, finally, from one of the funniest men ever in movies or television – Bob Hope once said:

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”

Please feel free to post your “loving” comments below and enjoy this holiday season.

About the author: Jonathan Landsman is the managing director of NaturalHealth365.com and host of the NaturalNews Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show sponsored by NaturalHealth365.com and NaturalNews.com. Jonathan is helping millions of people worldwide create health and physical fitness through a variety of educational and entertaining articles, teleconference calls, live shows and special events.

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Toxic chemicals linked to autism

December 24, 2012 by  
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Autism News(NaturalHealth365) There are many toxic substances linked to autism. During pregnancy and the first two years of life, the brain is extremely vulnerable and should be protected as much as possible. Medications during and after pregnancy, especially vaccines, are very toxic to the young brain.

Is your doctor telling you the whole truth?

Did you know that prescription (and over the counter) medications represent a foreign chemical exposure to the human body that are fundamentally extremely toxic. The truth is legally prescribed medication has become more and more the cause of many health problems. This is not only true for vaccines but for many other conventional medical treatments and health related issues – that may surprise you.

Antidepressants such as Zoloft and fever during pregnancy have been linked to autism while cigarette smoking during pregnancy has been linked to high functioning autism. In addition, gestational diabetes and lead levels have been linked with both ADHD and autism. Essentially, what happens to your child in the womb can have as much of an impact on their development as what happens once they are born.

Be careful with the following medications:

Valporic Acid – primarily used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also sometimes used to treat depression, migraines and schizophrenia.

Terbutaline – used to stop premature labor. Researchers believe it can affect cellular responses and developmental programs in the fetal brain, leading to autism.

Pitocin – Given to speed up or to induce labor. The World Health Organization notes an association between the use of Pitocin and autistic disorders and psychiatrists note that a majority of their autism clientele were exposed to pitocin.

SSRI’s (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) – Their brand names are better known as Prozac, Effexor, Paxil, and Celexa. Researchers found taking these substances during pregnancy doubled the odds of having a child with autism. If taken during the first trimester, the odds were nearly four times as great.

Other medications such as a simple nasal spray or Rhogam shots could also have an impact on the fetus. You may not find a study on every medication and whether or not it is linked to autism, however as part of the CEASE intake and questionnaire, these will be discussed to determine if detoxification from a particular medication could be beneficial to your child.

Could chemicals in the air be causing autism?

A 2007 study conducted in California found that the risk of autism spectrum disorder increased with the poundage of organochlorine applied to those closest to the fields in which the pesticide was used and decreased with distance from field sites.

Dr. Alice Mao, an associate professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston affirms that some studies have found that pesticides may interfere with genes involved in the central nervous system. Dr. Mao states that chemicals in pesticides may adversely affect those who are genetically predisposed to autism, leading them to develop the full-blown disorder.

Your ocean food could be poisoning you

Once pregnancy is confirmed, doctors caution expectant mothers to restrict their fish intake. According to the CDC, eating too much fish that contains mercury while pregnant or nursing can cause health problems for the developing baby. The CDC goes on to say that exposure to mercury before birth and the first few years of life may affect a child’s development in the areas of language, attention, memory, vision and coordination.

Naturally, the use of detoxification program to escort toxins from the body for both expecting mothers and fathers is highly recommended. Preparing and cleansing our bodies prior to welcoming a new child will give everyone the highest chance at health. Post your comments or questions about natural childcare – below.

About the author: Sima Ash of Healing 4 Soul is a clinical and classical homeopath and certified clinical nutritionist who utilizes a unique approach pioneered by Tinus Smits, M.D. called CEASE therapy. The aim of CEASE treatment is systematic detoxification of the causes of illness, leading to step by step improvement and restoration of health in the individual. For additional information, please visit – Healing4Soul.com

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Are Monsanto foods responsible for Santa’s obesity (Satire)

December 23, 2012 by  
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Santa Claus Obesity(NaturalHealth365) Monsanto foods are making Santa Claus sick and tired. I heard through the Christmas tree the other day that Santa Claus, that right jolly old elf from the North Pole, is having some health challenges. It all started with a trip to one of Santa’s outposts at the local mall.

A 5-year old girl shares her wisdom about Santa Claus

My daughter said, “Papa, do you think that Santa is getting fat from all the pasteurized milk and wheat cookies people are leaving out for him on Christmas Eve?” And that got me thinking. Santa has put on an extra 40 pounds since his appearance in the movie, “Miracle on 34th Street”, and his nose seems a bit red – a sign of heart congestion in Chinese medicine.

We observed that Santa’s joints seem to be hurting, which means that it may be getting harder for him to mush the reindeer and steer the sleigh. And his diabetes seems to be acting up, causing him to have to urinate frequently, be thirsty all the time, and have difficulty landing his sleigh. (Why else would Santa need to take three potty breaks, drink an entire bottle of water, and complain about his knees while we were waiting our turn in line for an hour?)

The real reason why Santa is suffering

So, I decided to dig a little deeper and investigate just what people were leaving out for Santa next to the fireplace. I asked my daughter for some leads. She suggested that “The Grinch” might be behind Santa’s failing health. I began to look for clues. What I uncovered sent icicles down my spine.

On our drive home, we saw Santa drinking Coca-Cola on a billboard that read, “Drink Happiness”. I began to think that the “Grinch” was the high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the soda, a GMO-sweetener that has been linked to obesity and failing health. A trip to the grocery store sent me down another rabbit hole. There on some cans of soup was a picture of Santa drinking soup filled with MSG – an ingredient used by researchers to induce obesity in laboratory animals.

With HFCS and MSG now at the top of my “Grinch” list, we began to explore the usual Christmas Eve staples – homemade cookies and milk. Sounds harmless enough, right? Wrong!

Watch out for the holiday cookies – they may kill you!

Those homemade cookies are made from a hybrid form of wheat, which contains high levels of gluten and gliadin – two allergens that trigger bloating and inflammation in the gut. And that milk has been pasteurized, destroying the vitamin D3, vitamin K2, and healthy fats that Santa so desperately needs living in the dark North Pole.

Part of the Santa puzzle was solved! Just then, my daughter turned to me and said, “Papa, why doesn’t Santa Claus have any children? Maybe he needs to get a copy of your book, Brighton Baby!” Then it hit me like a snow ball in the face! Santa Claus may be infertile. It all makes sense.

The real “Grinch” who stole Christmas – exposed!

The Christmas “Grinch” is Monsanto – the purveyor of all things genetically modified! Research has linked GMO corn and soy to male infertility in animal studies. With no one to turn over the sleigh “reigns” to, the “Grinch” is intentionally trying to sabotage Christmas by ensuring that Christmas giving will die with Santa Claus.

Now that we had a motive, I needed to find out “how” the “Grinch” was planning on stealing Christmas. Those homemade cookies and sugarplums are being made with corn starch, corn syrup, HFCS and soy lecithin – ingredients all made from GMO corn and soy. Aha! Monsanto, you Christmas Grinch, give up – before it is too late.

Santa Claus needs our help – Now

This Christmas Eve, we all need to pull together and help Santa get his sleigh-riding, chimney-jumping mojo back. When Santa was young, he was a fit and trim saint from Siberia. As he got older and assumed the “reigns” as the “Saint of Giving”, he inspired others to give to him.

A hundred years ago, kids began thanking Santa with a warm glass of raw milk and homemade cookies, made with clarified butter, non-hybrid whole wheat and oats, a dash of raw cane and maple sugar. As the years passed, those wholesome ingredients were swapped for synthetic hydrogenated fats, pasteurized butter from grain-fed cows, pesticide-sprayed oats, and eventually GMO-sugar and corn starch.

This Christmas Eve, let’s celebrate our farming roots by giving Santa a warm glass of raw grass-fed milk, and wheat-free cookies made with grass-fed clarified butter (to control the bloating and help his knees); a blend of xylitol, organic coconut sugar, and a dash of Grade B maple syrup (to control his diabetes); and free-range organic eggs (from chickens fed flax seeds, not soy).

And, if you are going to make him some homemade soup, consider Santa’s homeland, Siberia, and make him a warm bowl of borscht to decongest his liver.

About the author: Dr. Roy Dittman is author of Brighton Baby: A Revolutionary Organic Approach to Having an Extraordinary Child, a ground-breaking, three-book trilogy. To order a copy of Dr. Dittman’s book – visit: BrightonBaby.com

With over 30 years of experience in perinatal and longevity sciences, Dr. Dittman’s life-long commitment to transforming the way in which we conceive, birth, and raise children inspires couples to take action now to protect their future children’s destiny. You can follow him on Facebook, at “Brighton Baby”; and through his weekly blog on NaturalHealth365.com

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The health benefits of Spirulina are simply amazing

December 22, 2012 by  
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Breast Cancer Prevention(NaturalHealth365) The benefits of spirulina are so numerous it (almost) hard to believe, including radiation protection and cancer prevention. The “original” superfood, spirulina is a mix of raw ingredients, which come together to specifically address all the elements of life. In fact, humans could thrive on just eating spirulina and drinking pure spring water.

Discover the ultimate superfood for optimal health

Spirulina is considered one of the most nutritious and concentrated food sources on the planet. Its protein content is an amazing 60 percent – where meat comes in at 27 percent protein. Spirulina is a biologically complete source of protein which contains all the essential amino acids needed to live.

The proteins in spirulina are highly digestible, due to the fact it doesn’t have cellulose walls, like yeast and chlorella. Spirulina has the same calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium as milk, a vitamin level equal to wheat germ and four times as much vitamin B12 as raw liver.

Mineral rich food is the key to a long and happy life

Spirulina is rich in vitamin K, iodine, magnesium, selenium, manganese, potassium, and zinc, while being the best known sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA, a very important fatty acid for the heart). The other essential fatty acid includes sulfolipids, which is thought to be protective against HIV infection of T-cell helpers.

Of course, spirulina is known for its phytopigments such as phycocyanin, chlorophyll and carotenoids (the precursor to vitamin A). In addition, if you’re under lots of stress, spirulina is rich in vitamin B1, B2, B6, E, and K.

With such a lineup of nutrients you would thing there is just about nothing it can’t do and you would be right.

Support healthy brain function with essential amino acids

The presence of essential amino acids, in this magnificent algae, has been found to balance brain chemistry by providing the necessary elements for healthy neurotransmitter functioning.

It is an amazing alkalizing food and contains about 2,000 enzymes which help break food down into digestible parts. Did you know that Spirulina has the second highest concentration, behind mother’s milk, of omega 6 fatty acid?

Spirulina contains many other life-supportive nutrients such as, iron, copper, and chromium – which is helpful for those suffering from anemia, chronic fatigue or blood sugar issues.

Boost your immunity by improving your digestive system

Spirulina promotes a healthy digestive system by suppressing the growth of bad bacteria such as, E. coli and candida yeast, while stimulating beneficial flora like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria.

In 1994, a Russian patent was awarded to spirulina as a medical food to reduce allergic reactions from radiation sickness. Based on testing in 1990, the Belarus Ministry of Health concluded spirulina promotes the evacuation of radiation from the human body, without side effects.

Superfood nutrition reduces the threat of radiation toxicity

Spirulina offers protection from ionizing radiation and medical diagnostic procedures, which are currently the greatest man-made source of exposure to the general population. Simply put, if you’re looking for a cancer prevention strategy – eat spirulina.

The source of your food is everything

Not all Spirulina is the same – so it is important to know the source and the manufacturing procedures before you buy it. Organic spirulina has many advantages, in that it is grown without any synthetic compounds. Some of the best areas of the world to buy quality spirulina are Hawaii and India. By the way, you can request the “Certificate of Analysis” from a good company, because there are heavy metals and bacteria levels that need to be measured by law, all producers have it, but may not want to offer that information.

The things you want are non-detectable levels of heavy metals, yeast and mold. Since spirulina is one of the top superfoods – it is worth the effort to find responsible sourcing and become a discerning buyer.

Spirulina was created with care and inspired by life to protect us from the modern influences on our food supply and heath care industry. Try adding anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon of organic spirulina to green smoothies and experience the health benefits for yourself. Let us know what you think – post your comments below.

About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She has the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in natural healing including Naturopaths, scientist and energy healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

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Conventional breast cancer prevention programs are a hoax

Breast Cancer Prevention(NaturalHealth365) Do you believe that conventional medicine is really interested in breast cancer prevention? There is a major flaw in the way mainstream medicine thinks about breast cancer. You see, conventionally-trained physicians do not consider the fact that we are dealing, not with breasts, but with women.

Women are cultural beings. The way they treat their breasts depends on the culture. Women could bind them, squish them, pinch, pierce and tattoo them, stuff them, un-stuff them, cut them off to prevent cancer, and even nurse a baby with them!

Why do women abuse their breast?

The bra is designed to achieve an artificially shaped breast. To do this, it applies constant pressure to the breast tissue, and this pressure impairs the circulation within the breast tissue, especially the lymphatic system.

The lymphatic system is the circulatory pathway of the immune system, responsible for cleaning up the tissues by flushing out lymph fluid. This fluid may contains cellular debris, toxins, cancer cells, bacteria, and viruses, as it flows to filters, called lymph nodes, which are central components of the immune system.

The dangers of wearing a bra – exposed

The lymphatic vessels that drain the tissues of this lymph fluid are tiny, thin, and easily compressed by a bra. This causes fluid congestion within the breast tissue, breast pain, and in many women cysts develop as this fluid collects. Over time, these cysts can become fibrous.

Fibrocystic breast disease should be called “tight bra syndrome”.

Meanwhile, the breast tissue becomes increasingly toxic because of this impairment of the toxin removal system. In addition to toxins created in the stagnating tissue, the cancer-causing toxins we take in to our bodies in our petro-chemically polluted food, air, and water course throughout the body but cannot be effectively flushed out of the bra-constricted breasts because of the bra.

These environmental poisons are the bullets that cause cancer. The bra points them directly at the breasts. You would think that knowing this link between bras and breast cancer would be the end to this epidemic. We did when we first saw the amazing results of our 1991-93 Bra and Breast Cancer Study, which was published in our book, “Dressed to Kill”. But culturogenic diseases don’t work that way.

The bra is iconic. Artificial breast shape is culturally important. Some women fear being bra-fee more than they fear breast cancer.

The multi-billion dollar bra industry opposes any research into the bra/cancer link. Like the tobacco industry, bra manufacturers fear lawsuits for causing disability and death with their products. If there is no research, or “insufficient evidence”, then no lawsuits is possible, they hope.

Also, feeding off of this disease is a huge breast cancer detection and treatment industry that has grown fat on cancer, including “pink ribbon”, multi-billion dollar fundraising campaigns, while refusing to do any research into the bra/cancer link. Ending this disease ends the profit stream.

On the other hand, if doctors and hospitals could charge for “bra removal” as a type of surgery, they would probably think more highly of the bra/cancer link.

The fundamental nature of a “culturogenic” disease

Industries that make products that cause disease are invested in suppressing information about their harmful products. Meanwhile, the medical profession profits from the detection and treatment of the resulting disease, and looks the other way as to the cause.

And, with women conditioned into wanting bras, they feel relieved at mainstream medicine denial of any link to cancer. But that’s only human. Do you expect smokers to focus on their smoking as a cause of disease, or anyone else with their addiction?

Is our culture addicted to the bra?

With all the money going into breast cancer, it is too profitable to prevent. Meanwhile, there is constant brainwashing of the public with advertisements and media promoting cleavage and compelling conformity. And, the public proudly persists in this fatal fashion.

Ladies, they’re YOUR breasts. Take care of them as nature intended. Fortunately, you don’t need a prescription to take off your bra.

About the author: Sydney Ross Singer is a world-renown medical anthropologist, author, and director of the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease, located in Hawaii. A pioneer in the field of applied medical anthropology, Sydney, along with his wife and co-author, Soma Grismaijer have written numerous groundbreaking books that provide new theories, research, and revelations on disease causation and prevention, including the internationally acclaimed books, Dressed To Kil. For more information – visit: SelfStudyCenter.org and KillerCulture.com

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Stop gum pain and tooth decay with sustainable dentistry

December 20, 2012 by  
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Oral Health(NaturalHealth365) Your gum pain and tooth decay could be caused by poor dentistry. Think about it – the “modern” dentist puts toxic mercury fillings inside of us; life-threatening material in our root canal and advocates the use of fluoride – which eats away at our brain function and weakens our bone structure. Does this sound like good healthcare to you? Fortunately, there is a better way to save your teeth.

Don’t become a negative statistic of conventional dentistry! There are many (natural) therapies available to reverse gum disease and tooth decay. Discover the untold truth about proper oral hygiene; ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer plus much more. The next NaturalNews Talk Hour will literally save you thousands of dollars in unnecessary procedures and years of health-related problems.

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Sustainable dentistry integrates the best of conventional dental care with traditional healing practices to promote overall health and wellness. Keep in mind, oral health is literally the “gateway” to your overall body health. Simply put, an unhealthy mouth leads to infection, inflammation and, eventually, chronic diseases like, heart disease and cancer.

What would motivate you to seek out a sustainable dentist?

Conventionally speaking, most people with gum disease are told to see a gum surgeon and “take care” of the problem. But, a sustainable dentist provides a non-surgical approach to treating gum disease. You’ll discover how to activate your body’s ability to heal itself by reducing inflammation; killing off unfriendly bacteria in the mouth plus natural ways to nourish the gums back to health.

“Most dentists are entirely unaware of either the contents of the dental materials they implant or the potential consequences of those materials after they get into your mouth.” – Hal Huggins, D.D.S., MS

The connection between gum disease and chronic degenerative disease

Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General says, “gum disease has been linked to numerous life-threatening diseases including stokes, diabetes and heart disease”. But, keep in mind, your teeth are designed to last a lifetime – it’s just gum disease that causes you to lose your teeth. So, the big question is how to prevent gum disease?

Most people have been taught to rely on a tooth brush and dental floss to maintain a healthy mouth. Unfortunately, this is not enough to clear away the “unfriendly” bacteria growing underneath the gum line – which causes periodontal disease. One of the best ways to clean your teeth; remove unwanted plaque and flush toxic bacteria from your mouth is to use a “Hydro Floss Oral Irriator”.

On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour – we’ll reveal what your (conventionally-trained) dentist has not told you about proper oral healthcare; how to reverse gum disease plus much more!

This week’s guest: Reid Winick, D.D.S., Founder of Dentistry for Health New York

Discover a natural way to save your teeth and reverse gum disease – Thu. Dec. 20

Reid Winick, D.D.S. is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. He has extensive experience in General Dentistry, as well as the Oral Systemic Link and in TMJ Dysfunction and Craniofacial Disorders. Dr. Winick is the founder and president of Dentistry for Health New York, a green and sustainable dental practice designed as a haven for overall wellness. He is committed to the environment and to the health and wellness of his patients’ mind, body, and spirit.

Dr. Winick’s whole body program of Sustainable Dentistry treats the patient as a human ecosystem. With the right conditions, the mouth can heal on its own and remain disease free. Patients throughout the United States seek out Dr. Winick and his personalized treatment programs regarding sustainable dental treatments in order to save their teeth without painful gum surgery and extractions.

Don’t become a negative statistic of conventional dentistry! There are many (natural) therapies available to reverse gum disease and save your teeth. Discover the untold truth about proper oral hygiene; ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer plus much more. The next NaturalNews Talk Hour will literally save you thousands of dollars in unnecessary procedures and years of health-related problems.

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Support healthy thyroid function with your voice

Healthy Thyroid(NaturalHealth365) Did you know a healthy thyroid gland depends on the sound of your voice? It’s true – every time you speak you stimulate your thyroid gland. That’s because of the anatomical relationship between the thyroid and the voice box, or larynx.

Feel your throat and find your Adam’s apple. This is part of your larynx. Just below the Adam’s apple and surrounding your larynx, on both sides like a butterfly, is your thyroid gland.

How to create a healthy thyroid – naturally

This relationship between the thyroid and voice box allows for a new, cost-free and risk-free approach to preventing and treating some types of thyroid disease. The thyroid is responsible for producing the metabolic regulating hormone called thyroxine. The thyroid stores thyroxine in a gel-like substance within the gland.

Mechanical manipulation of the thyroid can release thyroxine into the bloodstream, which is why massage therapists are cautious about massaging the throat.

Thyroxine is a critical hormone that sets the cellular metabolic rate, as a thermostat sets the heat of your house. There are many signs of thyroid imbalance. In general, too much thyroid, called hyperthyroidism, and your cells become over-active. Too little, or hypothyroidism, and you become lethargic.

Can the sound of your voice help balance hormones?

The release of thyroxine from the thyroid is known to be controlled by the brain. There is a classic feedback loop between the hypothalmus and pituitary gland in the brain and the thyroid gland that keeps thyroid levels where they should be. However, there is another mechanism of thyroid release that relates to the voice box. When you make a sound with your voice, your larynx vibrates, providing a gentle massage to the thyroid that surrounds it.

Could this be the reason chanting or just singing is good for the soul?

If you suffer from hypothyroidism – speak your mind.

People who have hypothyroidism may be too quiet, under using their voices and thereby under-stimulating their thyroids. There are many cultural reasons for people not using their voices. For example, e-mail and texting has replaced the phone call; more people are living by themselves and have nobody to talk to; and the community “sing-a-long” has been replaced by professional entertainment.

Interestingly, children who are born as deaf mutes usually develop hypothyroidism by the time they reach puberty. They don’t use their voices.

We have also discovered that people who have taken oaths of silence, such as nuns, also experience low thyroid function.

How does anger threaten thyroid health?

Excessive yelling can over-vibrate and over-stimulate the thyroid, resulting in hyperthyroidism. Stress is a known risk factor for hyperthyroidism, and people often yell when stressed. Of course, people tend to raise their voice over loud music, too.

In fact, vibration of the thyroid from the loud music, especially low frequencies, may also cause damage to the thyroid tissue and result in excessive release of thyroid hormone. Thyroid damage has been associated with occupational noise.

Of course, there are other things that can affect your thyroid, such as improper levels of iodine and radiation poisoning. A gland that serves a central role in maintaining metabolic functions would be expected to have numerous influences, checks and balances. An extreme in one factor can be compensated by the others.

We now realize that the voice is one of these thyroid factors.

Western medicine fails to understand how to properly treat thyroid disorders.

This role of the voice in regulating thyroid function is not yet recognized by mainstream medicine. There are billions of dollars made each year treating thyroid disease, which results in people being on lifetime thyroid medication. There is too much profit in treating this disease to look into non-medical solutions.

Here is a “self study” for you to try. If you have hypothyroidism, or suspect you do, try singing, humming, reading out loud, or just talking more. Do this daily, for several hours. This will also help you breathe deeply, which is good for you in any case. Focus on trying to vibrate your throat with your sounds.

Conversely, if you have hyperthyroidism, try not using your voice as much. Stop yelling! But you may also want to deep breathe, except don’t vocalize when exhaling.

None of this can hurt you, and within a month or two you should be feeling a difference. If possible, try this before allowing the doctor to destroy your thyroid and put you on lifetime medication.

We, at NaturalHealth365.com, would love to hear the positive results of this experiment. Please feel free to post your results – below.

About the author: Sydney Ross Singer is a world-renown medical anthropologist, author, and director of the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease, located in Hawaii. A pioneer in the field of applied medical anthropology, Sydney, along with his wife and co-author, Soma Grismaijer have written numerous groundbreaking books that provide new theories, research, and revelations on disease causation and prevention, including the internationally acclaimed books, Dressed To Kil. For more information – visit: SelfStudyCenter.org and KillerCulture.com

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The future of natural healing with Amazon John Easterling

December 12, 2012 by  
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Natural Healing(NaturalHealth365) Conventional medicine does not want you to learn the truth about natural healing. Let’s face it – modern medicine profits from a “pharmaceutical mindset”. In other words, sick people relying on toxic pills for every ill. But, you and I both know, there is a better way – coming soon!

The truth is spreading all over the world – we don’t need pharmaceuticals to be healthy. Given the proper nutritional support, the body can heal itself from virtually every chronic disease without the need for toxic chemicals or expensive (risky) medical procedures. That’s not to say that, conventional medicine has no value. But, always remember, the symptoms of disease are merely telling us it’s time to make a lifestyle change or pay the consequences for not listening.

On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, we’ll take you on a mystical journey through the Amazon Rainforest. Learn how to accelerate the natural healing process with plant medicine including the most effective herbal remedies for a variety of health problems. Discover new ways to activate your body’s ability to heal itself.

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The dangers of a “pharmaceutical mindset”

Conventionally speaking, when someone is sick, we’re told to reach for a drug to fix the problem. Even natural health advocates promote the idea of taking one herb, vitamin or mineral for a particular health condition. But, the question remains, does taking a pill take care of the underlying cause of disease? (Not really)

If you want to promote natural healing within the body – start studying and don’t depend on conventional medicine to “cure” your dis-ease with pills. We can virtually eliminate every chronic health disorder by making simple changes to the way we think; eat and react to stressful situations in our life. To avoid the “modern way” of managing disease – learn how to detoxify the body; strengthen the immune system and develop healthier relationships.

This week’s guest: Amazon John Easterling, Amazon herb expert

Discover the future of natural healing with herbs and plants – Thu. Dec. 13

Successful eco-entrepreneur and visionary leader, John Easterling shares a powerful vision of using eco-commerce as the solution for better health; Rainforest sustainability and wealth generation. Since 1976, he has been a treasure hunter in South America. During his years of exploration in the Rainforest, Easterling was introduced to the traditional use of medicinal plants.

After a health crisis and life-changing experience using these botanicals, a simple truth became clear: the real treasure of the Rainforest is its life-enhancing properties of the Rainforest plants. He has worked with a variety of Curanderos in the Highlands and Rainforest of Peru and is a contributing author of “Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Planet”. “Amazon John’s” 30 years of Rainforest experience have been profiled on TV and Radio including “Good Morning America” and “Fox and Friends”

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Increase your energy by supporting thyroid and adrenal health

December 5, 2012 by  
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Safe Body Detoxification(NaturalHealth365) To increase your energy it’s important to consider the health of your thyroid and adrenal glands. Like the brake and the gas pedal in your car – you must make sure that both are working at their highest ability for optimal health. Do you know the signs of thyroid dysfunction and adrenal fatigue?

Millions of people have thyroid and adrenal problems and don’t even know it. A closer look at the thyroid reveals that this tiny little gland (located in the neck) is so powerful – it only needs to produce one teaspoon of thyroid hormone to drive the metabolic rate of every cell in your body. Thyroid disorders or adrenal fatigue can increase your risk for anxiety, depression, hair loss, heart disease, obesity plus much more.

On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour – we’ll reveal ten great ways to eliminate thyroid and adrenal problems – naturally. Learn about proper medical testing; herbs; supplements and lifestyle suggestions to help regain balance, strength and energy.

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Rejuvenate yourself before it’s too late

Obviously, if you sleep more than 8 hours per day and still feel sluggish – lifestyle changes must be made to get the most out of life. A tired body and mind is not normal. Don’t settle for less than you deserve – here’s a simple, 4-step plan to reclaim your life:

1. Relax – chronic stress can drain the life right out of you. Do everything you can to change your perspective through breathing exercises; daily mediation; listen to inspirational music or read something that will lift your spirits. Simply put, try not to “sweat the small stuff”.

2. Exercise – but don’t overdo it. Sometimes all it takes is a 10 – 20 minute (easy) walk to elevate your mood and spark a whole new outlook on your life. Naturally, aerobic exercise is also good for your heart and will increase your metabolism. But, remember, take it easy and enjoy it!

3. Eat a healthy diet – because the right food helps you balance your hormones and reduce inflammation. Try to avoid refined carbohydrates; increase your intake of plant-based nutrients and boost your consumption of healthy fats rich in omega-3, such as, walnuts, chia seeds and flaxseeds.

4. Take nutritional supplements – especially when your body is in a depleted state. For example, 50 – 100 mcg of selenium; 10 – 15 mg of zinc and 2,000 – 4,000 IU’s of vitamin A may prove to be very helpful. In addition, many people will benefit from vitamin D3 or fish oil supplements. Just be careful about the quality of your source.

It almost goes without saying – when you have a serious (medical) condition – it’s best to work with a trusted, healthcare provider. Don’t overlook this important aspect of your overall natural healing strategy. My personal physician, Dr. Nicholas DiMartino has a wealth of experience in dealing with thyroid problems and adrenal fatigue. I hope you’ll be able to join us for a great show – this Thursday night.

This week’s guest: Dr. Nicholas DiMartino, integrative medical expert

Discover 10 great ways to increase your energy – naturally – Thu. Dec. 6

Dr. Nicholas DiMartino became intrigued by the interrelationship between mind-body-spirit, health and well-being. Consequently, he has taken time to study and broaden his view of healthcare beyond allopathic medicine and into traditional healing systems such as, Ayurveda, Macrobiotics, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine and bodywork.

Over the years, his medical practice has become a fusion of ancient wisdom and modern integrative medicine. Through his efforts, he is discovering a deeper, more intimate and transformative healing experience for all those interested.

On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour – we’ll reveal ten great ways to eliminate thyroid and adrenal problems – naturally. Learn about proper medical testing; herbs; supplements and lifestyle suggestions to help regain balance, strength and energy.

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Natural healing tips for depression

December 4, 2012 by  
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Safe Body Detoxification(NaturalHealth365) Natural healing doesn’t have to be complicated – especially when it comes to helping people with depression or anxiety. With the right information – you can virtually eliminate the symptoms of depression without harmful (toxic) drugs.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every ten people reports being depressed. The findings were that people between 45 and 64 were the most depressed, with women outnumbering men. The deep south of the United States had the highest levels of depression, in some areas ranging up to 15 percent.

Why is there so much depression?

If you look closely at our diets and lifestyles, you can see how they’ve contributed to certain conditions associated with depression. We see diabetes; allergies; chronic fatigue; hypoglycemia; hypothyroidism; heavy metal toxicity; and many more as contributing factors. Also, we have to consider all the different drugs people ingest on a regular basis.

Add to this excessive caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, sugar, and a lack of proper exercise, and it’s actually a wonder more people aren’t depressed. What could people possibly be thinking?

How is memory loss connected to depression?

Depression accounts for at least 10 percent of all cases of cognitive impairment. What we mistakenly believe are the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease may in fact be symptoms of clinical depression. In one study, 30 percent of folks over 65 were found to suffer from clinical depression.

That adds another 15 million people to the already 40 million plus depressed people in the United States alone.

If a major depression lasts for as long as a decade, it can be a contributing factor in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This can be detected by a deficiency in norepinephrine, which is responsible for stimulation. When this neurotransmitter is in short supply, people tend to speak and move more slowly and exhibit a faraway gaze or blank stare.

Drugs and alcohol will promote depression

People who are depressed also find it easy to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol, which only compounds the problem. Alcohol, caffeine, and other drugs affect production and function of norepinephrine. Herein lies a big problem: alcohol, as an example, activates the brain’s pleasure centers, which means that naturally occurring endorphins (opiates that produce pleasant feelings of well-being) are not being produced.

So, the end result is that one drinks more and more in an attempt to keep these opiate receptor sites open and activated. This means the body isn’t producing its own natural endorphins to fill the need to feel good.

Alcohol and other drugs also reduce the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin.

Dopamine is what activates the brain’s pleasure centers, responsible for personal feelings of peace and contentment. Serotonin when in short supply creates depression. When serotonin is deficient, it is hard to maintain emotional control. Both the chemical drug Prozac and the naturally grown herb St. John’s Wort inhibit serotonin destruction.

Natural healing remedies will NOT threaten your life

Of course, St. John’s Wort doesn’t have the side effects that Prozac does. Another safe supplement that has been successfully used is SAMe, which has no side effects and works by increasing the glutathione levels in brain cells and preventing the dangerous lipid peroxidation that destroys these cells. Glutathione is richly supplied in asparagus, avocado, and walnuts. SAMe also alleviates depression by halting the continual looping of depressing thoughts.

When we consider that all thoughts are electrochemical signals processed by the brain and endocrine system, shouldn’t it make us more conscious of how those thoughts affect our mental and physical health?

Are negative thoughts slowly killing you?

Just consider how we can literally wear ourselves out with anger, sadness, envy, fear, and worry. All of us know what energy drains such emotions can be. So, what can we do about it?

First, establish a regular exercise program. Exercise will flush your body with those great-feeling opiates called endorphins; it allows your body to naturally fill those receptor sites and give you that overall feeling of well-being. Next, learn to relax your mind. Set aside a regular time each day for meditation.

Developing the ability to simply watch your thoughts will, in time, give you the strength to focus only on the ones that are beneficial. As your concentration gets stronger, like a trained muscle, you’ll be able to maintain a very peaceful state where you’re not at all affected by what you think.

The day may then come when you realize you’re far more than your thoughts and you’re actually the one in control of what happens to you. This is when you go from depression to elation and experience a deep inner peace.

I hope that these insights serve you well and you’ve found them beneficial. Please share your comments – below.

About the author: Pre-baby boomer Peter Ragnar has written over twenty-eights books and published courses on every aspect of personal development. He feeds the thirst for those special individuals who are on the quest for human excellence around the world. His fascinating and unique line of products, including “Magnetic Qi Gong,” can be found at: RoaringLionPublishing.com.

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