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3 Research-Based Things A Doctor Says Should Be Part Of Your Weight Loss Efforts

Imagine that you are running a company, but you cannot get to your goal because all of your good workers keep quitting.

How Mind Body Approaches Reduce Blood Pressure Better Than Medication

Decades of research continue to unravel the relaxation response--the physiological and psychological opposite of the well-known fight-or-flight stress response that can be achieved through relaxation techniques like yoga or mediation--can reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension.

10 Unneeded Healthcare Treatments

Diagnostic tests are better than ever but they pick up conditions that might be perfectly harmless, forcing us to rethink when things are best left alone.

BEC Or Eggplant Extract: Stunning New Way To Flush Away Skin Cancer

There are reports that extracts of plants from the Solanaceae family of vegetables are effective for treating cancer dating back nearly 200 years to 1825.

Is SIBO A Real Condition?

Do you have SIBO? Have you heard about it?

How Much Iodine Do You Need For Thyroid Disease?

Iodine is a pretty unique mineral, in the sense that it only serves one known purpose in the body: the formation of thyroid hormones.

Unconventional Medicine — The Revolution To Reinvent Health Care And Reverse Chronic Disease

When modern medicine as we know it was developed, the primary challenges were acute problems, and this is one of the reasons why conventional medicine lacks the tools and know-how to address the many chronic ailments facing us today.

The Pros And Cons Of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been an integral part of Chinese medicine for thousands of years, but Western medicine still has trouble deciding whether needle therapy is an effective treatment for chronic pain.

Giving Patients The ‘Right To Try’ Experimental Drugs Is A Political Maneuver, Not A Lifesaver

The right to try legislation will score the president and members on both sides of the aisle in Congress points, but ultimately it will change little for terminally ill patients and their families.

How One Woman Is Reclaiming Herbalism As A Form Of Resistance

Herbalism has been gaining popularity in tandem with spirituality over the last few years, but few herbalists are going to the same lengths as Sade Musa to call attention to the contributions of the African Diaspora.

Slow Medicine: A Conversation With J. Ladd Bauer MD.

Slow Medicine is a movement for balancing fast medicine.

5 Huge Benefits Of Fasting

Intermittent fasting allows the body to use fat as it’s primary source of energy instead of sugar and there are five huge benefits.

5 Questions To Ask Your Aging Parents’ Doctors

The population of seniors, or people age 65 or over, in the United States neared 48 million last year and is steadily growing. Consequently, millions of adult children find themselves taking care of their parents’ medical needs.

How To Build A Culture Of Good Health

When we take on too much stress, whether at work or in our personal lives, when we are not able to say no, inevitably our bodies will say it for us.

The Inspiration Of Breath

Working with breath can be life changing: physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Expanding The Horizon Of Healthcare

We cannot have a great country if our citizens are unhealthy. Now is the time to expand the horizon of healthcare in America.

Why Is Breast Cancer Mortality Higher For African-American Women Than For White Women?

White women in the U.S. are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than black women – but less likely to die of it.

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.

Cure A Lingering Cough: A Methodical, Multifaceted, Natural Approach

A few years ago, I successfully recovered from a one-year bout of moderate depression. I thought my health was back to normal, but I then developed a follow up problem.

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.
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April 24, 2018

Word from a long ago love, friend or acquaintance could arrive this morning. Venus is on the move, transition from the last degree of Taurus into charming Gemini during the noon hour. Don’t be surprised by an encounter that makes your heart sing…
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April 2018

Usui Holy Fire II Reiki I Prerequisite: a desire to learn Reiki Study includes the history of Reiki, the Reiki principles, the hand positions used to give Reiki to yourself and to others,...

Cost: $175 (pre-registration required)

Where:
The Studio at One Earth
191 Emery Mills Road
Shapleigh, ME  04076
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Sponsor: The Studio at One Earth
Telephone: 207-636-2500
Contact Name: The Studio at One Earth
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Sunday yoga is back! Hatha Yoga with meditation to get you ready to tackle your spring intentions. Sign up for series or drop in. 

Cost: $75/5 classes; drop in $17.00

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd
Devens, MA
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Sponsor: Dragonfly Wellness Center
Telephone: 978-227-8297
Contact Name: Anita Perry
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Have you done yoga before but feel a little rusty? Haven't been on your mat in a while? Yoga Basics is a great place to begin again. Do you feel you need motivation to jump-start your...

Cost: $60

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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This workshop is part of the At the Heart of the Matter: a series of workshops about all things HEART. How do we connect with our hearts? And what keeps us from staying connected? In this...

Cost: $35

Where:
Newtonville, MA


Telephone: 617-913-0683
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Feel the bliss of opening your spine, while being totally supported and meticulously aligned. Great for sciatica and low back pain! Classes also held Saturday mornings.

Cost: $18 drop in

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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As springtime rolls around, many of us get out our trash bags, buckets, and boxes in order to clean out and tidy up our homes and offices. Physically cleaning our spaces is great and all, but did...

Cost: Free

Where:
WeWork
31 St. James Ave
Boston, MA  02116
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Sponsor: The Kabbalah Center
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Ayurvedic practitioner. Presenting a 28-day program designed to initiate and maximize detoxification and nourishment of your body, mind and soul, inspiring results that can last a lifetime. For...

Where:
Concord, MA


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This workshop is part of the At the Heart of the Matter: a series of workshops about all things HEART. What does it mean to be deeply touched inside? To feel something deeply? To be connected?...

Cost: $35

Where:
Newtonville, MA


Telephone: 617-913-0683
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Join Mediums Laura Wooster and Andrew Dee for an evening of mediumship! In addition to sharing how you also can become more aware of your connection to passed loved ones, Laura and Andrew will...

Cost: $40

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01835
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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YogaLife studio would like to offer this opportunity to slow it down, step back, notice your breath and sit quietly in community. Join us Thursdays from 5:40-6:30 PM. No Yoga...

Cost: Free

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut Street
Suite A
Exeter, MA  03833
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Telephone: 603-969-8968
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Ann Barker will be seeing clients on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at Balance Bethlehem. Call to book your appointment today! This non-invasive screening utilizes a thermal...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Ann Barker
Telephone: 603-897-9645
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Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29, 2018 April Ropes and Ritu Kapur Sohum’s 3rd Annual Retreat will be offered in Beautiful Berkshires, The Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat Center in...

Cost: $385

Where:
Spirit Fire Retreat Center
407 W. Leyden Road
Leyden, MA  01337
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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April 27 - 29, 2018 What if there were 5 love languages in the bedroom…and you had a secret decoder ring? Imagine the erotic satisfaction you could unlock…for yourself and for...

Cost: $1097*/couple; Early bird $997* by Feb 14, 2018

Where:
Angel’s Rest Retreat Center
63 North County Road
Leyden, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Telephone: 415-244-1652
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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Ann Barker will be seeing clients on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at Balance Bethlehem. Call to book your appointment today! This non-invasive screening utilizes a thermal...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Ann Barker
Telephone: 603-897-9645
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India Discovery Center is pleased to announce the next seminar in the “Let us explore the Cultural History of India.” The fourth event entitled “Seminar on the Golden Period,...

Cost: $20

Where:
Bemis Hall
15 Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: India Discovery Center
Telephone: 781-259-0029
Contact Name: Bijoy Misra
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World Qigong Taichi Day is celebrated globally, and at Eastover, it is a day of free presentations, demonstrations and mini-classes offered by nationally recognized leaders in Taichi, Qigong,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240
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Sponsor: Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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April 28 - 29, 2018 Led by Marconics Teacher Practitioners:  Josh Brotherton and Nadine Muhammad To register:  From US:  Tel: 774-987-9449 Email: yourhealinglight@gmail.com...

Cost: $450

Where:
Suffield Massage Therapy and Wellness Center
230 Mountain Rd
Suffield, CT  06078
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Sponsor: Marconics
Telephone: 774-987-9449
Contact Name: Josh Brotherton
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With award winning author Nancy Smith. Starts April 28th, 7-month certification program about Akashic records. One Saturday a month, 10am - 4pm. womenofwisdominc.com

Cost: $860

Where:
Women of Wisdom
North Easton, MA


Telephone: 508-230-3860
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Be a part of healing history! The last saturday of April each year in hundreds of cities, spanning over 80 nations, people come together…to breath together and provide a healing vision...

Cost: Free

Where:
Elm Park
Russell St
Worcester, MA  01609
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Sponsor: Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy of New England
Telephone: (774) 321-6611
Contact Name: Sifu Gary
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2018 Eclectic-Fest! Our fourth event that is building community, celebrating all spiritual beliefs and practice. Free parking and free admission. Featuring aura photography by the...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Taunton V.F.W.
82 Ingell Street
Taunton, MA  02780


Sponsor: The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Brother Granite
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