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Long-Term Study Links Inflammatory Diet To Colorectal Cancer

Men and women who consume processed meats, refined grains, sodas and other sugary beverages are more likely to develop colorectal cancer (CRC), reports a recent study in JAMA Oncology.

The Hidden Health Inequalities That American Indians And Alaskan Natives Face

I was an American Indian student pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the 1990s, when I realized the stark contrast between my life experiences growing up on my home reservation and those of my non-Native peers.

How Amazing Hydrotherapy Can Strengthen Your Thyroid And Benefit Your Health

What if there was a free, easy, and better way to make your thyroid feel stronger than ever before. There is, and it comes in the form of hydrotherapy.

How Curcumin Improves Memory And Mood

Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin -- the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color -- improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss.

Special Alert: The Alarming Reason Some People Die From The Flu

While influenza can indeed be deadly in rare cases, what most health experts fail to tell you is that these deaths are typically the result of secondary infections, not the flu virus itself.

When A Mom Feels Depressed, Her Baby’s Cells Might Feel It Too

Early relationships between mothers and their infants can influence health across the lifespan, for better or worse.

Why Walking With Your Doctor Could Be Better Than Talking With Your Doctor

Gyms across the country are packed with people vowing to “get moving” to lose weight this year.

Spectro-Chrome: Healing With Colored Light

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to use colors as a way to make your life healthier? The truth is, you can.

Another 40 Million People In The U.S. Now Have Access To The Medicinal Wonders of Marijuana

On January 1st, the most populous state in the U.S. became the sixth to make marijuana legally available for recreational use. The move could now accelerate the legalization of cannabis as accessibility to the medicinal herb becomes widespread.

Eating Together Results In Long-Term Physical And Mental Health Benefits

A new Canadian study shows that children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits.

Declining Memory And Learning Deficits Linked To Canola Oil

Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known about its effects on health.

National Improved Medicare For All Making Progress

In The Road to Medicare for Everyone, Jacob Hacker is once again working to dissuade single-payer health care supporters from demanding National Improved Medicare for All, and he’s using our language to send us down a false path.

Nature Is So Good For You That Even Watching It On TV Improves Well-Being

Watching a few minutes of “Planet Earth” can lead you to feel 46 percent more awe and 31 percent more gratitude.

You (And Most Of The Millions Of Holiday Travelers You Encounter) Are Washing Your Hands Wrong

Do we really stand a chance of keeping our hands clean from germs?

Emerging Alzheimer’s Studies Stun Experts With Potential Cause And Cure

A number of experts and researchers are stunned to learn the potential cause and cure for our burgeoning cancer and Alzheimer’s epidemics.

The Microbiome In Your Body Thrives With Regular Physical Contact

Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. Gut bacteria also appears to thrive with regular physical contact, suggests new data that shows ‘huddling’ actions lead to a synchronised microbiome.

CVS Merger With Aetna: Health Care Cure Or Curse?

Should American consumers be happy or concerned about the proposed merger? As a professor of health law and bioethics, I see compelling arguments on both sides.

How Much Do You Really Know About Vaccine Safety?

The official refrain repeated by most mainstream media is that vaccines have been thoroughly researched and “hundreds” of studies have proven they’re safe. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t true.

Does Marijuana Affect Your Sleep?

If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or has thought about it.

Living And Aging Well With HIV: New Strategies And New Research

A generation ago, a list of tips for aging well with AIDS would have seemed a cruel joke. Today, however, with World AIDS Day being commemorated for the 30th year, many people with HIV are living as long as the general population.

Not The Amount, But Where Your Fat Is Stored Critical For Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Risk

During the past 20 years researchers have learned that people with apple-shaped bodies (fattest in the abdomen) have a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke than those with pear shapes (fattest in the hips, buttocks, and thighs).

Researchers Discover Effective Natural Anticavity Herb

As a natural traditional Chinese medicine, Galla chinensis has been widely used since ancient times for its astringency, stypticity, detoxification, and antibacterial activity. In a new finding, researchers in China report that active ingredients in the herb could one day lead to natural anti-cavity products.

How Burnout Is Plaguing Doctors And Harming Patients

Several reports recently have highlighted that physician burnout rates across many major specialties in the U.S. have reached epidemic proportions.

5 Types Of Dry Coughs And How To Treat Them Naturally

Knowing which type of cough is ailing you is the first step in addressing a solution. Here are 5 types of common dry coughs, their symptoms and how to treat them naturally.

Massage Increases Regrowth Of Muscle Tissue

Massage is an easy-to-use treatment with very few side effects that can lessen pain, decrease anxiety and stress, increase flexibility, improve immunity, and increase blood flow.

Is Most Back Pain Caused By Repressed Emotions?

Few people want to be told that their pain is psychological or emotional in origin, but there’s quite a bit of evidence that backs this up.

Probiotics Provide Anti-Cancer Effect

Differences in the bacterial make up of breast tissue in those with breast cancer point to the existence of a “microbiome” within the breast as well as the prospect of probiotic use in the battle against this disease.

Dehydration and Weight Gain

Although there are many factors related to weight gain such as an unhealthy lifestyle, stress and even heredity, most people fail to realize how an overall inefficiency of water in the American diet can stand in the way of weight loss and healthy living.

How To Sleep Like A Baby Even When Every Sleep Aid Has Failed

What happens when you simply cannot get a good night’s worth of sleep? Do you feel like you have tried everything, and it is still not working?

Caesarean Sections Can Cause Microbiome Changes Which Lead To Obesity

For the first time, researchers have shown that being born by C-section can contribute to obesity.

Why Your Kids Might Be Able To See Better If They Play Outdoors More Often

The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes?

What Does The Environment Have To Do With Autism?

The search for autism’s causes is a daunting task — but researchers are investigating a variety of factors that might play a role.

What Is Croup Cough And How To Treat It?

The best way to explain what is croup cough is a viral infection that sounds like cough, but much worse. In terms of sound, a croup cough is a cough that sounds like the barking of a dog.

Cannabis Reduces Prescription Drug Use

From 2000 to 2015, half a million people died from prescription drug overdoses. Cannabis is not only excluded from the overdose drug list, but it reduces the use of dangerous prescription drugs.

Don’t Hate Your Gut: It May Help You Lose Weight, Fight Depression And Lower Blood Pressure

A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even your thoughts, feelings and your attempts to lose weight.

Psychedelic Medicine Is The Topic For Discussion

There is a growing body of evidence that some psychedelic drugs can be used to treat a variety of conditions. The potential, the people and the politics are all up for discussion.

Practical High Sense Perception

High Sense Perception (HSP) is perception that extends beyond the range of what is considered to be normal perception.

Preserving Our Herbal Traditions, Defending Our Health Freedom Rights And Saving Our Plants

An interview with herbalist Rosemary Gladstar by Spirit of Change publisher Carol Bedrosian

How Much Power Do You Want?

Grateful for my steady success using holistic medicine over the past three decades to meet my healthcare needs, I’ve earnestly pondered the nature of health and healing during that time.

3 Things You Can Do Right Now To Feel Less Anxious

A holistic psychiatrist’s quick tips that take only a few minutes each day.

Power Up: Ditch The Sofa, Get Up And Move It!

When you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, start moving.

How Hormones Influence Your Body And Mind

We like to think we are in charge of our own behavior -- that our thoughts are under our conscious control and that our actions are mostly reasonable. But our behavior is also in the sway of an ancient system of mind control: hormones.

Guatemala Field Notes From An American ObGyn

Another meaningful, soul-fueling trip with Every Mother Counts has wrapped up. Mothers from New York City and San Francisco accompanied their kids to meet the Every Mother Counts grantee partners in Guatemala.

The 7 Causes of Adrenal Stress And How You Can End Them Today

Is it possible to heal your adrenals with simple foods? I want to talk to you about how it is possible, and how it just might be able to change your life for the better.

Growing Medicinal Herbs In Containers

The reasons for growing plants in containers are many: it often provides the sole means for growing herbs or vegetables when tending a garden is simply not possible, or when the available ground is contaminated. Containers can also help to create a mini-microclimate, such as: well-drained soil, moist soil or even a water garden.

How To Avoid Plastic Today

Avoiding plastics in your day-to-day life might seem difficult, but it is much easier than it appears.

Peanut Allergy Cured In Majority Of Children In ‘Life-Changing’ Immunotherapy Trial

Researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia have made a breakthrough in the treatment of peanut allergies in children.

Decades Of Knee Surgery Have Been Misguided

A team of UB physicians has published a study that challenges a surgical practice used for decades during arthroscopic knee surgery.

Taking Good Care Of The Body You Have

If you have trouble sleeping or your mental focus isn't what it once was, your problem may lie with what you are putting into your body and how you treat it.

Your Real Age May Be Older Or Younger Than Your Years

Age is a peculiar concept. We tend to think of it as the number of birthdays we have celebrated -- our chronological age. But this is just one indicator of the passage of time.
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Daily Astrology

February 25, 2018

The stars are hyper busy. From sunrise until late tonight the celestial agenda is quite full.The waxing Moon is in Cancer. Home and family life is sure to be eventful and for the most part, satisfying. Early morning inspiration comes via a conjunction…
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February 2018

With Deborah Sisson When we are living with an attitude of beginner’s mind we are open to embracing possibility at each new moment and stage of life. We meet ourselves right where we are...

Cost: $35

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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Snow Moon - Spring Tonics I Tree saps, barks and roots - the liver tonic herbs and digestive health - herbal decoctions Please email rjrcnm@gmail.com if interested. Attendees will receive...

Cost: Drop in Fee $10 includes all materials and handouts.

Where:
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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Come by anytime during open shopping hours! Friday, February 23: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, February 24: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, February 25: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm We are very...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Are you curious about yoga but don't know where to begin? The Intro to Yoga Series is a great place to start your practice. This series will provide a safe, non-competitive and welcoming...

Cost: $90 for series

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut St, Suite A
Exeter, NH  03833
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Stress less, sleep better, have fun! Designed to help preteens develop self-awareness, emotional resilience, healthy body image, and compassion through asana, breathing practices, meditation and...

Cost: $18

Where:
Bliss Through Yoga
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is...

Cost: $11-$15 per class

Where:
Chelmsford Wellness Center
3 Littleton Road, 2nd Floor
Westford, MA  01886
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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A guided tour in discovering, confirming and verifying your personality, behaviors and habits. A three part series at the Waltham Public Library Monday, February 5 7:15PM Monday, February 12...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3429
Contact Name: Louise Goldstein
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March - June 2018 Learn how to hypnotize, how to use hypnosis to help clients, and how to turn hypnosis into a profitable business. Instructor John Koenig has practiced hypnosis since 1998.

Where:
Richmond Square Technology Center
Providence, RI


Telephone: 401-374-1890
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is integrating into treatment plans. By...

Cost: $12-$17 per class

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Ceneter
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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Mind-Body Healing (or "Mind-Body Therapy") is based on the idea that the mind and body act as one in the healing process. It uses specific techniques to quiet the mind, release negative...

Cost: $65

Where:
Newton South High School, Wheeler, 2107
140 Brandeis Road
Newton Center, MA  02459
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Sponsor: Newton Community Education
Telephone: 617-559-6999
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“He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool.” - Hippocrates (460BC - 380 BC), father of medicine In this workshop you will learn the healing potentials of the 12...

Cost: $95

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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This workshop is packed with tools and techniques to help you stay balanced and in tune with the seasons. Join John and dive deep into your body with this workshop focused on the crown-7th chakra....

Cost: $70

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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