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Nature’s 9 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants And The Science Behind Them

Today, we live in a time when manufactured medicines and prescriptions prevail, but do they have to be the only approach to healing?

How To Promote In-Home Care For Your Loved Ones

In-home health care for seniors helps maintain independent living and a high quality of life. If your loved one needs professional health care, in-home care services can help get the complete care seniors need.

Clear Space For Your Dreams

The feelings of a moment can imprint and cling to a space which, if not cleared, means you are walking through the energy of it every day. How do we move past all this garbage?

Self-Care at Midlife

The third stage of life, midlife, is real and important, and it requires a new kind of inner adventure, writes self-care celebrity author and guru Cheryl Richardson.

Self-Care Wisdom

A collection of self-care stories, tips and inspiration

Bio-Electricity — The Most Overlooked Factor Of The Technological Revolution

Could wireless radiation be ruining our sex lives?

Stop Your Tics By Learning What Triggers Them

Like most in the Tourette community, I believed that my child’s tics were inevitable and out of our control. A new world has now opened up for us.

Is It Selfish To Take Time For Self-Care?

As a functional medicine and Oriental medicine doctor seeing patients with complex chronic diseases, I admit my perspective may be skewed. However, it seems to me as if a majority of our culture is excessively worried and maintains an unhealthfully busy schedule.

Self-Care To Maintain Eye Health At Any Age

You can learn to help preserve your eyesight and become an active participant in your own vision care.

Musings: How To Turn Self-Care Into Self-Cure

Fifteen years ago my dear friend Patricia Burke, an energy sensitive canary-in-the-coal-mine coping with living in a wifi world, sent me “Healing Wombs: The Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy,” an article to publish in Spirit of Change.

Natural Healing For A Broken Ankle

It was the first Friday of the new year. The year was 2014 and I was living in hilly central Massachusetts. Temperatures had been in the frigid zone for days, and the ground was covered by a crystalline snow blanket.

Bringing Sleep Patterns Into Diet Plans

The timings of our meals effect our ability to lose weight, so the integration of sleep rhythm data would help to build more effective personalized diet guides, experts have said.

A Newbie’s Guide To Earthing

These days, the term “earthing” refers to sitting, standing or walking barefoot outside so that you have direct contact with grass, sand and the bare ground.

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Effective?

Activated charcoal is a popular topic these days from cleansing your face, detoxing and even brushing your teeth. More experts are questioning whether toothpastes containing charcoal are detrimental in the long-term.

The Gifts Of One Spirit Medicine

You can grow a new body. You know you can, because you have already grown a body once before.

Top Reasons To Meditate Daily

Beth was diagnosed with a 2-inch tumor that had metastasized to her lymph nodes and lungs. Instead of radiation, she decided to address her disease on a whole different level. Here's how she cleared her lymph nodes and shrank her tumor by almost three-quarters in only two months.

6 Healthy Sleep Habits

By making just a few small adjustments to your nighttime routine, which can include creating new ambiance, adding natural sleep aids, and cutting out distractions, you could see dramatic improvements in your sleep.

How To Train The Body’s Own Cells To Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Drug-resistant superbugs have threatened human health for decades. The situation is getting worse because of the shortage of new antibiotics.

Magic Mushrooms For Palliative Care Patients

Palliative care patients are being treated with the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms in a bid to reduce their anxiety during end of life care.

The Best Diet For Rheumatoid Arthritis: Reviewing The Evidence

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases. It affects up to 1.3% of the population worldwide, mostly women.

Most Caregivers Of People With Dementia Are Family Members, And They Need Help

Family care of an older adult has emerged as an essential element of the U.S. health care system, with 83 percent of long-term care provided to older adults coming from family members or other unpaid helpers.

Act Now To Protect Holistic Health Care In Massachusetts

We urgently need your help now. The free practice of Reiki is at risk in Massachusetts, as is Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Yoga, Herbalism, Qigong, Polarity, Alexander Technique, Shiatsu and many other alternative and complementary modalities.

What Are Prebiotics? A Detailed Look At Prebiotic Foods And Fiber

You may have heard of probiotics, but do you know about prebiotics? Despite the similarity in names, there are some key differences.

Is The Chickenpox Vaccine Creating A Shingles Epidemic?

Many of you reading this probably remember having chickenpox as a child. You were likely tired, feverish and had an itchy rash, which subsequently cleared up, leaving you with lifelong natural immunity.

Natural Remedies For Hair Loss

In a world where many of our ills and ailments are treated with medication or surgery, natural remedies often go overlooked. Hair loss is quickly falling into this trap…

Yoga As A Part Of Holistic Drug Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment implements pharmacological and cognitive behavioral therapies that comprise many methods and techniques, aimed to ease the withdrawal process and teach the patient to live without drugs.

Can A Strict Vegetable Diet Cure Cancer?

As the number of new cancer cases per year is expected to rise to 23.6 million by 2030 worldwide, people are desperate for answers, turning to alternative therapies that fall outside the typical “slash, burn, poison” treatment model.

5 Flu Vaccine Myths Every Person Should Know

From commercials, to TV shows and bill boards, you can’t miss the rush to propagandize flu vaccines for pregnant mothers, children and the elderly every fall.

Lessons From A Century After The Flu Epidemic Of 1918: How Conventional Medicine Killed Millions And How Homeopathic Medicines Saved Millions

Every fall and winter, the media begins pumping stories about why you should be afraid, even very afraid, of the flu.

Higher Levels Of Fluoride Found To Be Linked With ADHD In Children

There is overwhelming evidence that the prolonged ingestion of fluoride causes significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system.

Physical Therapy Important For Women Treated For Breast Cancer

With more women than ever – nearly 3 million – living beyond a breast cancer diagnosis, it’s important to consider how a woman lives after treatment.

Angiogenesis Control Through Diet: Can You Beat Cancer This Way?

Angiogenesis is the process of new blood vessel formation. This process starts within the human body when it is still a tiny embryo and is active throughout your entire life as your body grows, mends tissues, and heals wounds.

Sunshine Is The Ultimate Protection Against Eczema

Babies who spend more time in the sun are less likely to develop eczema, but it may not be because it boosts their vitamin D levels as previously thought.

Two-Thirds Of Appendectomies May Be Unnecessary

You’ve probably heard that your appendix is a useless organ, an artifact from our ancient past when early humans had to digest tree bark and other fibrous materials. However, modern medical science has again proven your body does not contain superfluous organs that serve no useful function.

Sick To Your Stomach? Here’s 5 Things You Didn't Know About Your Gut

The digestive tract tends to be an illusive set of organs that no one really understands. How does it all work?

Thirteen Minutes Of Weightlifting, Three Times A Week, Can Improve Muscle Strength And Endurance As Effectively As Working Out For 70 Minutes

In recent years, sports fitness research has repeatedly demonstrated the superiority of high intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises, and this applies not only to walking, sprinting, bicycling and swimming, but also to strength training workouts.

BPA-Free Plastics Disrupt Fertility

Many plastic bottles are sold as “BPA-free”—meaning they don’t contain bisphenol A, an ingredient known to disrupt reproduction in mice. But now it seems that the additives used in place of BPA are potentially just as harmful.

Skin Tags: Discover Their Causes And How To Get Rid Of Them

While harmless, skin tags can affect your quality of life. Here are three ways you can try to help remove skin tags manually at home.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM): These Polio-Like Illnesses Are Spreading Quickly

Although acute flaccid myelitis is still very rare, affecting less than 1 in 1 million Americans each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring what appears to be an increasing trend in this polio-like disease.

Science Says We Are Healed By Nature (And Even Houseplants)

In some of my earliest memories, I’m perched between two branches of a plum tree that grew in front of my house. To climb, I’d grip the lowest branches and stretch my foot as high as it would reach, pulling myself up to sit comfortably in my little throne of branches.

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For You? A Doctor Weighs In

As a practicing physician and professor of medicine, people ask me about the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar all the time.

What Is Melatonin? Meet The Miracle Hormone

Sleep. It’s absolutely essential to our health and happiness. But, did you know that there’s a vital hormone that makes a tremendous impact on our ability to sleep and the quality of the sleep we enjoy?

Generation Zapped

Mankind evolved on a planet where background microwave radiation was infinitesimal. Today, most live in a sea of microwave radiation and radiofrequencies (RF) emitted from wireless technologies…

Placebos Can Work Even When You Know You’re Taking A Dummy Pill

The placebo-effect, in which a patient believes he or she is getting an actual drug and subsequently improves despite receiving no active substance at all, has become a well-recognized phenomenon.

Why Stretching Is (Still) Important For Weight Loss And Exercise

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value – or lack thereof – of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?

Family Medicine — We’re All In This Together

They say you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family. And that means forever, since the roots and shoots of your genetic lineage go backwards and forwards in time without end.

Be The Support You Seek

Meir Schneider was born blind, yet he found ways to heal himself and offer that opportunity to others.

Preventive Medicine And The Inner Smile

While visiting my GP recently, he began talking with me about his own health.

Elevating Yoga To The Next Level: An Interview with Yoga Alliance President David Lipsius

Clarifying yoga teaching standards and ethics is shaping a new professional identity for the ancient practice of yoga.

Baking Soda — An Inexpensive Treatment Aid For Autoimmune Diseases Like Arthritis

Baking soda, popularized by Arm & Hammer more than 150 years ago, is a staple in many homes for baking and cleaning purposes, but this inexpensive ingredient also has a number of medicinal uses and benefits.
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March 20, 2019

Happy Spring! This is a hyperactive day, astrologically one of the year’s busiest. The Virgo Moon is on a dizzying path all morning while feisty Mars forms an empowering trine to Pluto. Fortunately, Mercury’s timely late morning sextile to Saturn helps…
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March 2019

Sunday afternoon: 3–4:30pm at Hillside Herbals Spring Tonics II: the spring tonic herbs—it's about circulation, assimilation and elimination—tincturing. Rachel has...

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

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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March 20–23 9am-3pm each day Experience transformation guided by Mother Mary. Through Divine vibration, you will be aligned for quicker healing and evolving with mind body spirit and...

Cost: $500

Where:
, MA


Sponsor: The LoveLight Center
Telephone: (207) 216-9584
Contact Name: Cheryl Banfield

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The American Center for Bioregulatory Medicine and Dentistry (The BioMed Center) is the most comprehensive center in North America for bioregulatory medicine and dentistry. Come see what...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
111 Chestnut Street
Providence, RI
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Discover how you can release tight muscles and improve range of motion in locked joints in a weekly ESSENTRICS stretch classes led by Raindrop Fisher, certified Essentrics instructor. Raindrop is a...

Cost: $10 drop-in / $100 for 12 classes

Where:
Village at Waterman Lake
Function Room - Chalet Bldg
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI  02828
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Sponsor: Healthier Fit Lifestyle
Telephone: 401-678-0950
Contact Name: Raindrop Fisher
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This 8 week series in Tai Chi will provide you with everything you need to get started in a personal Tai Chi practice. Just for Beginners—there is no expectation, and no pressure in...

Cost: $137 for 8 weeks

Where:
Spiral Path Connections
218 Boston Street
Unit 104
Topsfield, MA  01983
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Sponsor: The Spiral Path
Telephone: 978-314-4264
Contact Name: Johanna Hattendorf
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“All we need is love” the Beatles claimed in 1960’s. In fact, we have been looking for love from the beginning of time. We are conditioned that it is love which brings us...

Cost: $35

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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“Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $30 (some hardship rates available)

Where:
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
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Telephone: 617-233-6410
Contact Name: Allen Howell, M.Ed.LMHC
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Only $225 if you register for both days! Save $25! Please click here to register for both workshops. This is a 2 day course being held Saturday and Sunday, March 23...

Cost: $125

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Former Buddhist monk and world renowned healer, Seth Monk, will be giving a Siddha Healing to our community. Seth will be accompanied by Shannon Fitzgerald, an AromaReiki Master for a beautiful...

Cost: $35

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough Shopping Center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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In her art and spirit workshops, Melissa combines her gift as an intuitive with her extensive background in painting to help you to work through creative blocks and learn or refine technique. Come...

Cost: $150

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Journey back into the experience of peace, harmony and inner power through this unique meditation practice. Explore the power of your thoughts and how they can bring you inner harmony and help you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery
1110 Massachussetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
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Telephone: 617-547-1110
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Psychics, mediums, angel readers, spirit art. Reiki, chair massage, IET, Gaiadon Heart, crystal healings, etc. Sign yourself up for a few appointments and bring your friends! Appointments...

Where:
Women Of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: (508) 230-3680
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6 Saturdays 10am–11:30am February 23–March 30, 2019 Taijiquan (Tai Chi ) is a healing martial art, using breath and movement together to strengthen the body and quiet...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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