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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.

Five Things Your Body Is Telling You About Water

Water is vital to our health. Our brain and muscles are 75% water, and our blood is 92% H2O. But many individuals do not consume sufficient amounts of water on a daily basis.

Heart Attacks And Strokes Can Be Predicted By Our Gut Bacteria

A novel relationship between our gut microbiome and atherosclerosis means the bacteria in our gut could be linked to risk of heart attack and stroke, say researchers.

Bacteria May Be Powerful Weapon Against Antibiotic Resistance

When I was a child, my parents gave me a sweet pink syrup to destroy the bacteria causing my sore throat. That memory is a testament to the power of antibiotics.

Bathroom Hand Dryer Or One Paper Towel?

Hand-washing is one of the simplest ways to reduce your exposure to potentially disease-causing germs, and along with it reduce your chances of getting sick and/or spread infection.

How To Decrease Your Risk For Dementia By 90 Percent

Staying fit is key to warding off many chronic diseases in later life, including those that may affect your brain.

Future Dental Product May Cure Cavities

Researchers at the University of Washington have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities.

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.
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February 19, 2019

Excitement and motivation are intense. As the Sun dives more deeply into Pisces, the visionary Sign of the Fishes, the Moon gets busy. Luna starts the day in regal Leo. By late morning she’s in diligent Virgo and exactly Full. Mental Mercury is conjunct…
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February 2019

Celebrating The Love And Valentine’s Week! Come detox, relax and get your romance or couples readings while you recharge in our sanctuary! We have a fun line up of readers and healers...

Cost: 3 service special - $60, single service- $25

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Unit A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Our outer world is a reflection of what lies within our collective inner worlds. By directing our thoughts in specific, positive ways, we have the potential to guide the world towards becoming a...

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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Three weekly workshops with Ayal will be offered on February 10, 17, 24 from 10:30 to 11:30am In this meeting, we will talk about sleep and remind or teach simple techniques for an easier...

Cost: $20

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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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction Learn how to tap into your inner well of strength, peace, and ease. Mindfulness, as taught in the MBSR program, is recognized worldwide as the gold...

Cost: Free

Where:
Enlightened Interventions
25 Union St.
Worcester, MA  01608
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Sponsor: The Center for Resilient Living
Telephone: 508-556-7022
Contact Name: Ginny Wholley
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Wednesday, February 20th–Saturday, February 23rd 9am-3pm each day Experience transformation guided by Mother Mary. Through Divine vibration, you will be aligned for quicker healing and...

Cost: $500

Where:
, MA


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

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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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ESSENTRICS with Raindrop is a dynamic, one-hour, slow-movement stretch and strengthening class that uses all the muscles of the body to liberate stiff joints and rebalancing the body so that you...

Cost: $5 donation

Where:
Pascoag Public Library
57 Church Street
Pascoag, RI  02859
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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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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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“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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Great readings at a great rate - only $20 for 15 minutes. Join us for a great day with lots of specials too! Featuring Amit’s Tibetan Singing Bowls and Silver Jewelry Sale!...

Cost: $20 for a 15 minute reading

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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This workshop will be a wonderful and interactive experience for parents and their child. You will:  1. Learn the importance of developing focus through basic mindfulness exercises....

Cost: $40

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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Join us as we herald in the month of love with the archangels! It will be an evening of healing and soul replenishment. Our event will open with a brief message of love and support from the...

Cost: $40

Where:
private office
North Andover, MA  01845


Sponsor: Diana Harris
Telephone: 978-973-6637
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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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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