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Boost Your Immunity To Extend Your Life

If you tend to be someone who gets sick a lot, or if diseases seem to run in your family, take positive steps towards boosting your immunity to live a longer life.

Garlic: An All-Star Winter Remedy

Garlic (Allium sativum) is one of our most versatile medicines, providing respiratory, immune, digestive and cardiovascular support.

Rendezvous With Pain Relief

Read all about the world of natural healing options for pain relief in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Spirit of Change.

Natural Pain Relief Remedies Help Chronic Pain Sufferers Avoid Opiate Side Effects

By treating the body and the person as an integrated whole, holistic practitioners seek to help their patients boost the immune system, prevent disease and relieve pain naturally.

What Does The Environment Have To Do With Diseases That Affect The Immune System?

The rise in recent decades of diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis suggests that factors in the environment are contributing.

Stomach Acid Suppressing Meds Causing Infections And Serious Health Problems

The use of proton-pump inhibitors for acid-related symptoms and disorders is extensive but they can actually cause the very type of symptoms that they’re intended to prevent if you stop taking them.

Rehabilitation Options For Healing Addiction

Once an addict gets tired and does not want to be addicted anymore, there are rehab options available to make that big life change.

How Does Reiki Increase Your Energy Vibration And Why Does It Matter?

We all feel and respond, to each others’ vibrations, even if we’re not aware of it. It is the reason why we may be drawn to certain people, or repelled by them. But why should we care whether or not we are operating at a higher vibration?

How To Heal Yourself Naturally

Whether you have been diagnosed with a new condition or just haven't been feeling like yourself lately, there is no substitute for natural, low-impact healing solutions.

In 2017, More Antibiotics Will Be Consumed By Farm Animals Than Humans

Governments around the world consider antimicrobial-resistant bacteria a major and growing threat to public health.

Thirteen Ways To Avoid Free Radicals During The Holiday Season

Traditional holiday meals, laden with salt, fat and sugar, can increase the amount of free radicals, or molecules with unattached electrons, in the body, which can do serious cellular damage.

Parkinson's Starts In The Gut

Parkinson’s disease may be triggered by gut microbes, according to a California Institute of Technology (Caltech) study that points to probiotics as a potential therapy for the disease.

5 Tips For Beginner Yogis

If you are just beginning your yoga practice or are considering taking it up and want to learn more, here are 5 tips to help keep you happy, healthy, and on the track to success.

Curcumin Reduces Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression Even In People With Major Depression

Curcumin, the yellow pigment associated with the curry spice Turmeric, has been found to be effective in reducing depression and symptoms of anxiety even in people with major depressive disorders.

How To Give Your Canine Companion The TLC They Deserve

Next to our kids, dogs and cats are most likely the greatest investment we make in terms of our time, wallet, and our hearts — especially for those of us who do not have children.

How Far Has The Medical Profession Fallen From The Hippocratic Oath?

The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest binding documents in history. While the classical oath calls for “the opposite” of pleasure and fame for those who transgress the oath, fewer than half of oaths taken today insist the taker be held accountable for keeping the pledge.

The Big A-Z List Of Complementary And Alternative Therapies

After years spent watching people close to us suffer with the symptoms of various medical conditions, we were stunned by the positive effects complementary and alternative therapies had on their health and wellness.

End Pharma Liability Shield Endangering Public Health And Human Rights

Another sign that autonomy and civil liberties are being threatened in America is the recently proposed change to public health law published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Journal of Natural Healing

If you’ve healed with natural medicine, someone else could benefit from reading your experience. Add to this valuable database of natural healing information and help shift the healthcare paradigm.

6 Natural Herbs To Prevent Mental Disorders

Stress, insomnia, and genetics all contribute to hormonal imbalances and this may result in a number of mental diseases and disorders. Many of nature's herbs contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can counter and prevent several ailments which deteriorate mental health.

Understanding Acidosis

Acidosis is a potentially serious condition that occurs when the body’s pH balance is upset, resulting in a weakened internal environment that renders one susceptible to disease.

Is A Wealthy Heart A Healthy Heart?

While poverty has supposedly declined in the United States and worldwide in recent years, the rate of chronic disease has climbed and is expected to continue to do so.

The Essential Tips You Need To Know About The Alkaline Diet

Exaggerated claims abound in the weight loss industry, and it's no surprise that the alkaline diet is meeting a lot of resistance. Many people are suspicious because they think that there is no thing as a one-size-fits-all diet.

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness In Question

Flu season is rapidly approaching and, with it, constant reminders to get vaccinated. This despite the fact that mounting research suggests this approach to flu prevention may be ill advised for long-term health, and doesn't actually work in the first place.

Your Daily Caffeine Fix Can Ward Off Dementia

Having another senior moment? The cure may lie in a steaming mug of coffee. Daily consumption of drinks containing caffeine could help in the fight against dementia, a new study has claimed.

Top 12 Foods That Prevent Breast Cancer

No healthy diet is fool-proof against cancer, but research suggests that more than any supplement or vitamin, getting certain nutrients through eating whole foods can help block tumors.

American Academy Of Pediatrics Issues New Recommendations To Reduce Exposure To Cell Phones

Nation’s largest group of children’s doctors responds to new government study linking cell phone radiation to cancer…

Give Your Complexion A Helping Hand As You Age

Taking good care of your skin and using a few techniques to slow down the effects of aging will let your natural beauty shine through, whatever your age.

Confirming Big Pharma Fears, Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Laws Decrease Opioid Use

It is of little wonder that Big Pharma has been exposed actively undermining efforts to legalize marijuana, after new research on Thursday found a drop in the use of opioid painkillers in that states that allow people to treat pain with good, ol' Mary Jane.

Water — The Elixir Of Life

Water covers seventy percent of Earth, yet only one percent is available as drinking water, and much of that is of questionable quality.

What You’re Not Being Told About Zika But Need To Know

As you may recall, the Zika virus made big headlines back in January and February when the Brazilian government blamed Zika-carrying mosquitoes for an uptick in reports of microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with unusually small heads.

14 Ways To Lower Your Insulin Levels

Taking steps to increase your insulin sensitivity and decrease your insulin levels may help you lose weight, lower your risk of disease and increase your quality of life.

FDA Bans Triclosan And 18 Other Ingredients In Antibacterial Soap

We've become a nation of germaphobes, washing regularly with antibacterial soap, but the Food and Drug Administration has finally said knock it off.

Doctors Should Stop Treating Patients And Start Serving Customers

While doctors might like to think they are above the crass realities of sales, commissions, and customer retention, they are not. Here are a few things they may want to consider.

Family First Aid Kit: Natural Antibiotics

Having a family first aid kit with natural antibiotics can really make a difference when you need one. You’ve got yours all sorted out, yeah? Or you’re going to put one together this week?

Why ‘Useless’ Surgery Is Still Popular

Doctors have been using your mind for decades to help you feel better. Also known as the placebo effect, using pills and therapies known to have no effect on the body can sometimes have a significant effect on your health and wellness.

Take Action Now To Help Oppose Massachusetts SB 2461

SB 2461 is a draconian bill that seeks to mandate the licensure of all bodyworkers in MA and prohibit the use of the title “bodywork” by practitioners without the new license.

Diagnose, Treat, And Cure All Disease With Traditional Indian Holistic Therapies

The human body is a latticework of energies vibrating at different frequencies, encompassing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects.

Creative Responses To The Pains Of Change

We can avoid neither pain nor change, inevitable factors in our human condition. However, there is always a way through these factors and the possibility to come out better, not worse, by transforming negative energies into something more life sustaining.

Integrative Medicine: The New Model For Primary Care

Author of The Allergy Solution, Dr. Galland wants patients back in charge of their health.

Musings: Your Body Is Alive And Well

Sometimes the most revolutionary ideas are the most obvious — take healthcare, for instance. We’ve all watched that amazing process of a hand wound closing and healing itself where you can see the progress daily.

Could A Nap A Day Save Your Life?

Napping is not just for dogs and children. Some of the world's most influential thinkers and leaders have catnapped every day.

Are There Benefits To Blue-Blocking Glasses?

You may remember the blue-blocking sunglasses that were popular in the U.S. in the 1980s. The glasses, with their amber-colored lenses, had a bit of a cult following and were perhaps best known for how clear they made regular objects appear.

13 Home Remedies To Relieve Constipation Naturally

There are many natural ways to help relieve constipation. You can do these in the comfort of your own home and most of them are even supported by science.

Help Save Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Tell National Government Services and the Centers For Medicare Services to save Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.

Vaccine Studies Debunked

This week, ANH-USA is releasing a white paper in conjunction with Dr. Brian Hooker, scientific advisor for Focus for Health. The paper critically examines twelve studies that are commonly cited by the media and government agencies as irrefutable proof that vaccines are safe and do not cause autism.

6 Simple Tips For Healthier Skin

Everybody wants healthy-looking skin. However, many people simply don't know the best ways to take care of their skin. Try these basic steps for healthier skin.

Natural Fever Relief

Fever is a commonly misunderstood and often over-treated childhood condition. A fever is not a disease, and in most cases is nothing to worry about. An elevation in body temperature through a fever is one of the body’s strongest weapons to deal with infections, and is usually best left to run its course.

Natural Remedies For Earaches

You don’t have to run to the doctor if you use some of these home remedies to take care of your child’s earache, and if you have the ingredients at hand, you won’t even need to leave the house.

Legalized Marijuana Will Reduce Prescription Drug Use By Billions

A well-known fact still denied by conventional medicine is that marijuana saves lives by curbing highly addictive prescription painkillers known to kill tens of thousands every year.
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February 22, 2018

After a hopeful start, a lethargic, laid back ambience colors most of the day. From early morning until evening the Taurus Moon, not noted for speed under the best of circumstances, floats void of course. The disengaged orb slows many things to a crawl…
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February 2018

Spend a cozy winter weekend with colleagues diving into the rich material contained within the Dàodéjīng. While each class builds upon the material covered in the previous...

Cost: $325

Where:
Roots and Wings Yoga and Healing Arts
317 North Main Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center
Telephone: 617-435-3586
Contact Name: Lauren Paap
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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! Our web site is not currently able to take registrations for the psychic fair. Please...

Cost: $20 for a 15 minute reading

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Join us for an afternoon of messages from your loved ones on the other side. As an empath and a healer, I am able to connect with random loved ones on the other side and connect them with the right...

Cost: $30 in advance/$35 day of show

Where:
Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church
9 Ayer Road
On The Common
Harvard, MA  01451
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Sponsor: Wachusett Music Series
Telephone: 978-365-2043
Contact Name: Jean or Denise
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February 18 - 23, 2018 With Rev. Michelle Renee Pelletier, founding director of the Center for Psychic Healing, Harwich, MA.

Where:
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
Calistoga, CA


Sponsor: Center for Psychic Healing
Telephone: 707-849-7793
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Are you curious about yoga but don't know where to begin? The Intro to Yoga Series is a great place to start your practice. This series will provide a safe, non-competitive and welcoming...

Cost: $90 for series

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut St, Suite A
Exeter, NH  03833
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Telephone: 603-969-8968
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is...

Cost: $11-$15 per class

Where:
Chelmsford Wellness Center
3 Littleton Road, 2nd Floor
Westford, MA  01886
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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A guided tour in discovering, confirming and verifying your personality, behaviors and habits. A three part series at the Waltham Public Library Monday, February 5 7:15PM Monday, February 12...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3429
Contact Name: Louise Goldstein
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February 20 - 22, 2017 Three day training including new techniques for advanced Reiki training, Reiki master training, and Holy Fire II upgrade. Includes discussion, demonstrations, practice...

Cost: $1025 ppd.

Where:
Women of Wisdom
, MA


Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
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Experience the power of singing gospel music with more than 250 others as part of the Mystic Chorale, led by award-winning director and composer, Jonathan Singleton. Join Mystic as we prepare...

Cost: $105

Where:
First Parish Unitarian
630 Mass Ave.
Arlington , MA
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Sponsor: The Mystic Chorale
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is integrating into treatment plans. By...

Cost: $12-$17 per class

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Ceneter
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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Come by anytime during open shopping hours! Friday, February 23: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, February 24: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, February 25: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm We are very...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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6 Week Series with Sherri Snyder-Roche Start your year with greater awareness. In Kundalini Yoga, we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the...

Cost: $90

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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Come by anytime during open shopping hours! Friday, February 23: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, February 24: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, February 25: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm We are very...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Romy Valdez There are few instruments like the Gong that can heal us through its purification properties of sound vibrations. In this energy field, the beginnings of removing all blocks can...

Cost: $30 early bird ($35 at the door)

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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