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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.

Over 50 Industrial Chemicals Found In Average Pregnant Woman

Scientists at UC San Francisco have found a way to screen people’s blood for hundreds of chemicals at once, a method that will improve our ability to better assess chemical exposures in pregnant women, and to identify those exposures that may pose a health risk.

More Evidence CT Scans Increase Brain Cancer Risk

More evidence from a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that CT scans increase the risk of brain tumors.

Is Showering Or Bathing Better For Your Health?

A randomized intervention study from Japan has compared the physical and mental health effects of daily full-immersion bathing with showering.

Can IV Vitamin C Soothe Immune Stress?

If you have ever struggled with a cold or flu, you know how much they can make you suffer.

Massachusetts Bill Threatens Consumers’ Access to Yoga, Reiki, Tai Chi and Other Services

SB2621 discriminates between the many healing art practitioners, endorsing and allowing some to practice and rejecting others, only endorsing those persons willing to get mandatory generic government endorsed education.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Magnesium Deficiency

Is a mineral deficiency the root cause of your constant exhaustion? Can boosting your magnesium levels boost your energy and change your life?

Pre-Existing Conditions: The Age Group Most Vulnerable If Coverage Goes Away

Coverage for pre-existing conditions, which has reduced the uninsured rate by an estimated 22 percent, has been a cornerstone of the ACA. But now, that coverage is imperiled by proposed challenges to mandated health insurance coverage.

Are Oxalates To Blame For Inflammation In Your Body?

I recently got a note from a woman named Sarah, asking if oxalates were to blame for her bouts of inflammation.

Mind Molding Psychedelic Drugs Could Treat Depression, And Other Mental Illnesses

It seems that psychedelics do more than simply alter perception. According to the latest research from my colleagues and me, they change the structures of neurons themselves.

CRISPR Gene Editing Can Trigger Cancer, Two Studies Warn

CRISPR is the acronym for clustered regularly interspaced short palindrome repeat, and its function was initially discovered in 1993 by Spanish researcher Francisco Mojica.

The Theory Of Herd Immunity Has Nothing To Do With Vaccination

There is a better than even chance that if you ask someone at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) or your family physician who first discovered the poliovirus and when they did it, they would have a hard time coming up with the right answer.

Can You Catch An Infection From Sharing A Bar Of Soap?

Germs are everywhere. According to Charles Gerba, microbiologist at the University of Arizona, your kitchen is the heart of your home, and the heart of its germs.

Walking Faster Found To Reduce Cardiovascular Death Risk Over 50 Percent

Speeding up your walking pace could extend your life, research led by the University of Sydney suggests.

Skip The Turmeric Smoothies And Lattes

The internet is rife with claims about the healing powers of turmeric and many of the claims do have scientific merit.

Disease Risk Soars 44.6 Percent With This Worst Vaccine Ever

No wonder the Japanese government removed it from its list of recommended vaccines; there’s zero evidence it’s prevented a single disease.

Botanicals With Strong Cognitive Benefits

Some phytochemicals and botanicals have ‘very promising’ evidence for combating cognitive decline, according to a new systematic review.

Triclosan, A Common Antimicrobial In Toothpaste And Other Products, Linked To Inflammation And Cancer In The Gut

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some toys.

Walnuts Improve Gut Bacteria Improving Health

Researchers are convinced--more than ever before--about the nutritional benefits of walnuts when consumed in whole form, including the skin.
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January 21, 2019

Minutes after midnight the Leo Moon is Full. This is a complex, powerful Supermoon, when the Moon is closest to earth in its orbit. The Moon’s gravitational impact on tides as well as emotions is maximized. Expect shocking revelations, sudden endings and…
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January 2019

Join acupuncturist and eastern medicine specialist Linda Davis to: 1) Learn and practice a simple method to access your pendulum’s divination powers; 2) experience various types of...

Cost: $20–$25

Where:
Portal Crystal Gallery
489 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA  02474
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Telephone: 781-859-5373
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Once used as a diagnostic tool for physicians, the palms and hands give us insight into physical health and emotional well-being. Learning to decipher the differences in hands and the meanings...

Cost: $250

Where:
The Soul Purpose
1225 Gar Highway
Swansea, MA  02777
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Sponsor: The Soul Purpose
Telephone: 774-264-1329
Contact Name: Jessica Kozak
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Celebrating the new year, the new you!  Come detox, relax and get your new year readings while you recharge in our sanctuary! We have a fun line up of readers and healers providing...

Cost: $60- 3 Service package special; $25 - single service

Where:
Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Road
Suite A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Did you know that forgiveness heals? It can reduce depression, ease anxiety, increase our well-being, and facilitate the body's natural healing response. Many of us may get the concept of...

Cost: $60

Where:
private office
North Andover, MA  01845


Sponsor: Diana Harris
Telephone: 978-973-6637
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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The most powerful things in the universe are invisible. Energy which is the most powerful of physical and spiritual forces is invisible. The most precious and important things that matter in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery
1110 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Telephone: 617-547-1110
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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction Mindfulness, as taught in the MBSR program, is recognized worldwide as the gold standard in mindfulness training and is one of the greatest...

Cost: Free

Where:
Life Care PT
38 Southwest Cutoff
Northborough, MA  01532
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Sponsor: The Center for Resilient Living
Telephone: 508-556-7022
Contact Name: Ginny Wholley
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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...

Cost: $30 (limited hardship rates available)

Where:
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
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Telephone: 617-233-6410
Contact Name: Allen B. Howell
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Listen as Lauren channels messages from loved ones to prove you are never alone. An intimate event with tested and endorsed research medium.  Visit website for tickets. Doors open at 6:30...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Spiritual Path with Lauren Bortolami
129 N. Main Street
Mansfield, MA  02048
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Sponsor: Lauren Bortolami Robbins
Telephone: 508-339-8111
Contact Name: Lauren Robbins
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With Sherri Snyder-Roche. This yoga workshop will explore self-compassion, self-love and pushing through discomfort to help your recovery process. Recovery from divorce, eating disorders,...

Cost: $95 for 6 weeks or $17 drop in

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 E. Hartford Avenue, Unit A
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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Women Rising Together—Women’s Workshop This workshop is designed for women who are facing a challenge and would like to come together with other spiritually minded women to explore...

Cost: $25

Where:
Apple Tree Arts
1 Grafton Common
Grafton, MA  01519
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Contact Name: Christine Johnson

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Intuitive medium Laura Wooster is honored to present this evening of spirit messages from your loved ones on the other side. She will deliver evidential messages of love, hope, and comfort from...

Cost: $25

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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Holistic Problem-Solving with Dr. HermanSJr. Tired of missing opportunities that could further your life, your education, even your work? Tired of missing threats that continue to hold back your...

Cost: $100

Where:
Caffe Nero
368 Congress Street
Boston, MA  02210
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Telephone: 321.30.PSYCH(7792)
Contact Name: Soni
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Instructor: Stacey Piwinski Adult Level Spend half a winter’s day working with warm, cozy, and colorful yarn! Each participant will learn to weave their own circular weaving, starting...

Cost: $65

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
Contact Name: Peyton Pugmire
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Start this intensive January 26 This is an excellent series for those who are on a healing journey of any sort, as we access the Akashic field of energy to clear your path and...

Cost: $860 or three payments of $366

Where:
, MA


Telephone: (978) 835-0005
Contact Name: Nancy

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Holistic Problem-Solving with Dr. HermanSJr. Tired of missing opportunities that could further your life, your education, even your work? Tired of missing threats that continue to hold back your...

Cost: $100

Where:
Caffe Nero
368 Congress Street
Boston, MA  02210
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Telephone: 321.30.PSYCH(7792)
Contact Name: Soni
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