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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.

Study Reveals Previously Unknown Mechanism Behind Acupuncture’s Ability To Reduce Pain

Americans use 80 percent of all the opioids sold worldwide — a testament to the pervasiveness of pain in this country — and with drug overdoses now being the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S., we clearly need safer alternatives.

So What About Tetanus?

In discussions about the pros and cons of certain vaccines, inevitably the question comes up… “Well, surely you don’t have any problem with the tetanus vaccine?” Usually, the question is followed up with a second question… “I mean, if you stepped on a nail, you’d definitely want to get a tetanus shot, right?”

There Is More Than One Way To Deal With Pain And Disability

When rain falls in your life in the form of pain, reach for technology, natural remedies, and mind-body techniques to fight back. Prescriptions are not the only way to deal with pain and disability.

5 Herbs To Protect You Right Now

These are tough times for some of us and even tougher times for many more. In whatever way the current situation is impacting you, it’s critical to engage in measures of self-care.

Best Home Remedies For Poison Ivy

While your primary care physician may want to prescribe a corticosteroid to address the symptoms of poison ivy exposure, there are much safer treatments you may begin at home that don’t come with a slew of side effects.

When Life Gives You Lyme: Six Innovative Treatments For Lyme Disease

Despite Lyme Disease’s array of confusing symptoms, here’s six alternative treatments that can alleviate or even eliminate them.

Calendula – Sunshine Incarnate

Calendula officinalis is one of the easiest-to-grow medicinal herbs and so versatile in its healing properties that it invariably finds its way into the hearts and gardens of all herb lovers.

Pot With Patents Could Plant The Seeds Of Future Lawsuits

It’s hard to make sense of cannabis regulation. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continues to categorize marijuana as a Schedule I drug…

What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Fluoride?

Those who bother to delve into the science behind water fluoridation will inevitably come to see that there’s an abysmal lack of evidence supporting this routine practice, and an awful lot of evidence stacked against it.

Spirit And Healing With The Late Bill Mitchell, ND

I first met Bill Mitchell in Rosemary Gladstar’s Advanced Course in Herbal Medicine at Sage Mountain. Dressed in a blue button-down shirt, with cross-cropped hair, Bill looked more like someone headed to a corporate office than a yurt on a mountain in Vermont.

Yoga Integrates The Mind, Body And Spirit And Prepares A Person For Meditation

There are many reasons yoga is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world. Yoga clears the mind, improves one's health, and opens the door for deeper spirituality and divine connection.

Is The Developed World We’ve Created Giving Us Cancer?

I had assumed that the small lump in my breast was a blocked milk duct from nursing my seven-month-old son. The news that I had stage 2 breast cancer stunned.

The Puzzling Way That Writing Heals The Body

Can writing about pain and secret feelings really help boost your body’s immune system?

Clearing And Protection For Empaths With Crystals

As highly sensitive people, empaths are emotionally, and at times physically, affected by the energy of those around them.
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July 22, 2018

Early risers wake up to the warm glow of Venus’ sextile to Jupiter. The enthusiastic angle is a crowd pleasing gift from the cosmos, a tribute to generosity, sharing and caring. With such a firm and positive foundation, the day gets off to a wonderful…
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July 2018

Grief is a part of human existence. When we break down the walls of silence around grief we open ourselves up to deep and rich opportunities for growth and healing. In this workshop we will build a...

Cost: $65

Where:
Yogalife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: Yogalife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-479-3865
Contact Name: Julie Rost
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The GFAF Expos are the greatest events on earth for those living a gluten-free or allergen-friendly lifestyle. Sample hundreds of products, meet with local and national brands, receive coupons and...

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA
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July 23 - August 3 Ancient wisdom for a child's mind, body, and spirit. July 23-27, ages 5-10; July 30-Aug 3, ages 11-16. 9am-3pm. With a holistic approach to integrating mind, body, and...

Cost: $275

Where:
Unity of Greater Portland
Windham, ME


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Third Tuesday of every month! A wonderful way to dilute stress and heal yourself with peace. www.WisdomoftheAges.biz www.Facebook.com/WisdomoftheAgesStore

Cost: $10

Where:
Wisdom of the Ages
Simsbury, CT


Telephone: 860-651-1172
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What better way to end a busy day than with a little bliss. We'll support your body right where it is today and help you to open your spine to find more movement and flexibility. Begin and end...

Cost: $18

Where:
Body Love Wellness Center
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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Relax and restore this summer with free outdoor yoga classes on historic Rogers Field! We’re packing the lawn with yogis of all levels for yoga led by experienced practitioners from Dragonfly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rogers Field
Devens, MA


Sponsor: Dragonfly Wellness Center
Telephone: 978-487-7181
Contact Name: Anne Ferguson
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Tao Tan Pai 31 Postures/Meditations is the basic health and self-healing Qigong training of the Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu system - an authentic Taoist monastic system originated during China’s Tang...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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Tao Tan Pai 31 Postures/Meditations is the basic health and self-healing Qigong training of the Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu system - an authentic Taoist monastic system originated during China’s Tang...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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July 27 - 29 This comprehensive Tai Chi Quan workshop consists of three sessions: 1) The Traditional Yang Style 9 Form Tai Chi Quan, where beginners will learn how to perform basic Tai Chi...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Eco Village
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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July 27 - 29, 2018 Rising to the feminine in you!  Discounted until May 1st. If you have wanted to learn more about centering, healing and toning from your pelvic floor and womb to...

Cost: $350

Where:
Taproot Herbals
Williamstown, VT  05679


Sponsor: TaprootHerbals.com
Telephone: 802-249-7551
Contact Name: Marie Frohlich
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Tao Tan Pai 31 Postures/Meditations is the basic health and self-healing Qigong training of the Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu system - an authentic Taoist monastic system originated during China’s Tang...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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Dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, children’s activities, silent auctions, door prizes, refreshments, free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Cost: $4 adults (16-59), $3 seniors (60+), children under 16 free with paying adult.

Where:
Tuttle Middle School
500 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT  05403
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Sponsor: Burlington Gem and Mineral Club
Telephone: 802-785-9821
Contact Name: Arden Fendrich
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Wild Vibes will be kicking off the seacoast summer with their fifth annual Wild Vibes Yoga Festival on July 1st at Spring Hill in South Berwick. A festival focused on bringing people back to...

Cost: $15-$65

Where:
Spring Hill Farm
117 Pond Rd
South Berwick, ME  03908
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Sponsor: Wild Vibes Festival
Contact Name: Magnolia Barrett
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