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A Critical Thinker’s Guide To Zika

Zika will most certainly be remembered as the pandemic of 2016, but like many pandemics of recent memory, it failed to live up to the inflated numbers and devastating statistics projected.

Treating Pain Without Drugs

A recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings evaluated several complementary approaches for pain relief. The options that follow have been scientifically proven to help with relief, according to the report.

Balance Your Body To Relieve Pain

An interview with neuromuscular therapist and Integrated Positional Therapy founder Lee Albert

The Difference Between A Cold And Flu - Try Nature's Flu Shot

Learn 9 ways to keep your immune system strong against the cold virus.

The Folk Herbalism Resurgence: A Conversation With Kiva Rose

The Medicine Woman’s Roots is one of the most informative and beautiful sources for everything related to folk herbalism, bioregionalism and land-based living there is, a real celebration of all that plants awaken in us as individuals and as a community.

The Most Important Thing You’re Not Discussing With Your Doctor

The idea that health care should be patient-centered sounds obvious, but what does that mean?

How To Get Rid Of Lice

While medicated shampoos are touted as the best way to get rid of head lice, you have to decide whether you really want to slather your child’s hair up with pesticides, especially when they may not kill the lice and there are other effective alternatives.

How Planned Parenthood Has Helped Millions Of Women, Including Me

Planned Parenthood has allowed generations of low-income women to survive childbirth, to combat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to plan their pregnancies.

Sustainable Medicine: A Conversation With Didi Pershouse

We not only have developed a system of medicine that assumes you can cure one part of your body while poisoning another, but we have been told to accept that disconnection as a precondition for getting well. Didi Pershouse is part of a growing movement challenging this disconnection.

A Letter To Free Fire Cider Supporters From Rosemary Gladstar

It’s time to stand up in support of Free Fire Cider for all!

5 Alternative Health Treatments For Pets

Whether you’re looking to improve your pet’s overall health, their quality of life or correct a specific problem, these alternative treatments could help.

Depression Is The New Obesity For The Heart

According to a recently published report in the Atherosclerosis journal, depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity.

Integrative Medicine: An Interview With Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

Dr. Tieraona LowDog is an advocate for health care that is compassionate, effective, equitable, and environmentally conscious.

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.
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Daily Astrology

December 11, 2018

Early birds may feel discontent. A pre-dawn lunar square with Venus can magnify unmet needs. However, moods quickly rebound. Aspirations and expectations are great as the workday begins. The waxing Aquarius Moon is harmoniously engaged with Jupiter…
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Join us the second Tuesday evening of the month for a Reiki Share in the Usui Reiki system of natural healing. We are a gathering of Reiki practitioners who share experiences, practice...

Cost: Free

Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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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

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

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Please join us at our monthly meetings, second Wednesday each month September - June in Westboro, MA. A welcoming community working for the greater health and wellbeing of all. Contact...

Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman St
Westborough, MA
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Journaling can be a part of your inner work and is, in fact, on the tree of contemplative practices.  Whether you are a meditator or keep a journal or neither of the above, all are welcome to...

Cost: Free

Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Louise Goldstein
Telephone: 617-710-6145
Contact Name: Waltham Public Library
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Sponsored by the Canton Spiritualist Church. Held at the Blue Hills, Canton, MA. Psychics, mediums, readings for a fee. Free healings.

Cost: Free admission

Blue Hills
Canton, MA

Sponsor: Canton Spiritualist Church
Telephone: (617) 469-2568

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Discover the power of body tapping and nature based solutions that will help you: More effectively manage and ease chronic pain issues. Clear stuck energy with body tapping. Learn the basic...

Cost: $49

Clearpoint Center
259 East Street
Stafford Springs, CT  06076
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Sponsor: Clearpoint Center
Telephone: 860-684-3994
Contact Name: Steve Munn
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With Susie Masters We warmly invite you to join us for The Winter Solstice Workshop. Celebrate the shortest day while giving yourself the space to feel and experience the now. During this...

Cost: $45

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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All are invited to a special barefoot, free style dance and live music event on December 15th from 7:30pm–10pm in Greenfield, Massachusetts. We will be having a special freestyle, barefoot...

Cost: $5-$10

The Episcopal Church of St. James & Andrew
71 Federal St.
Greenfield, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Dance Spree
Telephone: (413)658-7011 (no texting please)
Contact Name: Jasper Lapienski
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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

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