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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.

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.

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.

How To Make Herbal Salves

A salve is a blend of oil, herbs and wax, used externally to soothe and protect the skin. Depending on the herbs you choose, you can make a heal-all salve for cuts, dry skin, burns, stings and scrapes, or you can make salves for specific ailments such as bites, diaper rash and fungus.

Negative Thoughts Harm Your Health By Damaging DNA

Lose your temper on the road? Frustrated with colleagues at work? You may be cutting your life short, warns molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn.

7 Ways Alternative Medicine Can Help With Lower Back Pain Issues

In most cases, alternative medicine can provide a variety of ways to be intentional and practical about reestablishing spinal health.

A Beginner’s Guide To Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, can treat many health issues. While Chinese Medicine is well known for pain relief, there is so much more it can do.

Savasana

In a world where we are constantly on the move, connected, and multitasking; how do we stop and do nothing? How do we clear the mind? Learning to let go is a challenge that even the most sage monks have struggled with through the ages.

Get Personal! Resist And Regenerate

Start a #Resist and #Regenerate group on Meetup, reach out and invite local activists and concerned citizens to a meeting, identify a local issue or local candidate, and start working together—in your own backyard.

Yoga For Travel

If you experience any kind of back and/or neck pain while traveling, you are going to like this post! All these poses can while traveling – on a bus, on a plane, or in a waiting area.

Time To Detox

Getting the feel for what kind of detox is right for your body can be a challenge. I’ve shared a few of my tried and true recipes that you can incorporate into any detox diet.

Could Your Health Problem Be A Wellness Problem?

Health and wellness are often thought of as similar topics; however, there is a primary difference between the two. This difference helps us to decipher whether an issue we're having could stem from our physical health or emotional imbalance.

Diet And Herbs For Detoxification

Today, I'm delivering a few tips for dietary and herbal recommendations for forming your own detox plan.

Care For Your Feet

Care for our feet is essential to everything we do in our life.

Patient Advocate Lessons

While it is necessary to follow the protocol advised by your doctor, it is also important to become your own advocate in terms of your health.

Why There’s More To Fixing Health Care Than The Health Care Laws

There is so much debate currently about how best to provide health insurance coverage in our country that we risk losing sight of what it really means to be healthy and of how health care should be optimally provided.

Herbal Allies For Fibromyalgia

While individualized care is really essential for anyone suffering from fibromyalgia, there are certain treatments that can be effective.

How To Be Money Savvy With Your Wellness

You can get well without spending beaucoup bucks, here are some tricks for saving money and keeping costs down.

The Healing Platform: Build Your Own Cure

In this interview, Annie Brandt — herself a 16-year cancer survivor and author of “The Healing Platform: Build Your Own Cure!”— shares some of the support detailed in her book, which can give anyone challenged with cancer access to valuable resources.

The Winter Herbalist

There are several medicines I tend to use much more in the winter than the summer, medicines more suitable for the energy of the cold and dry air. Medicines which give warmth, moisture, and balance the darker days and the darkest of winter nights.

Creative Housing Solutions To Support MCS/EHS Populations

An invisible crisis of survival is facing those suffering with functional impairment through electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), which is an adverse reaction to the microwave radiation that powers all wireless devices.

Edible Marijuana: What We Need To Know

As a social and behavioral scientist who studies the prevention of adolescent substance initiation and misuse, the legalization of recreational marijuana has been on my mind a lot lately.

20 Incredible Plants And Fungi That Boost Mood, Decrease Anxiety, Prevent Disease And Filter Your Air

These twenty plants and fungi are capable of transforming how you think, breathe and feel.

How To Improve Your Failing Ability To Read Clearly As You Age, With The Help Of Sunshine

The more we learn about the influence of sunlight on human biology and health, the more its connection to eyesight makes sense.
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Daily Astrology

December 16, 2018

Venus’ sextile to Saturn blesses peacemakers, diplomats and those seeking to shore up strained ties. It also reaffirms long time partnerships and enduring values. Take note of and compliment those who unerringly do the right thing. Inherent to all solid…
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December 2018

Start your holiday week off right with a special yoga/meditation class. Sun salutations in honor of the winter solstice coupled with Yoga Nidra will leave you feeling rested, relaxed, and ready to...

Cost: $17

Where:
Yoga Anita
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd
Devens, MA  01432
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Sponsor: Yoga Anita
Telephone: 978-227-8297
Contact Name: Anita Perry
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The holiday season is a time for family and friends to gather, to give gratitude for the gifts of love that we share, and for us to create new memories to cherish in our hearts. But the holidays...

Cost: $65

Where:
Private Office
6 Royal Crest Drive
Apt 11
North Andover, MA  01845
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Sponsor: Sacred Spiral Dance
Telephone: 978-973-6637
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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Kinetic Chain Release, moxibustion and past life regression at Leapin Lizards. Every third Sunday: 9/16/18 10/21/18 11/18/18 12/16/18 For information, call Leapin Lizards at (207)...

Where:
Leapin Lizards
449 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
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Telephone: (207) 221-2363
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This three-part series attunes you as a conduit to the healing system of Kundalini Reiki, a firey earth-based feminine energy. Kundalini Reiki is a gentle yet powerful modality to channel healing...

Cost: $150

Where:
Akasha Studio
20 Birch Street
Roslindale, MA  02131
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Sponsor: Miriam Katz, Shamanic Healer
Telephone: 617-545-5142
Contact Name: Miriam Katz
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The class is a combination of qi gong, yoga, meditation, and relaxation followed by a cup of healing tea. The class, developed by Korean enlightened master Ilchi Lee, is based on Sundo, a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Divine Paradigm
58b Macy St
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Contact Name: Brad Fanger

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The Shortest Day of the Year and the Longest Night To Be Without A Home On December 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM, at the Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin St. Boston MA  02108 (on the side of the...

Where:
Church on the Hill
140 Bowdoin St.
Boston, MA  02108
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Sponsor: Interfaith Homeless Memorial Committee
Telephone: 617-523-4575
Contact Name: Kevin Baxter

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During this evening Winter Solstice Celebration we connect deeply with the Christ Being/Solar Logos and the different archangels as we prepare for the 12 holy nights following the Solstice evening....

Cost: $75

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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Tired of missing opportunities that could further your life, your education, even your work? Tired of missing threats that continue to hold back your life, your education, even your work? Sit down...

Cost: $40

Where:
Caffe Nero
368 Congress St
Boston, MA  02210
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Contact Name: Soni
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