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Home Birth May Start Babies Off With Health-Promoting Microbes

Only in the last century has birth moved out of the home and into the hospital. How has that changed the types of microbes that live in and on our bodies – collectively known as the microbiome – which we know are vital to human health?

What’s The Scoop On Kids And Dirt?

Get enough to help, but not enough to hurt, a doctor advises.

Please Oppose S168, An Act Regulating Bodywork

A bill that attempts to address human trafficking by unfairly targeting holistic healthcare practitioners.

6 Factors That Raise Your Risk For Flesh-Eating Disease

The very idea of flesh-eating bacteria is horrifying and the real-world effects can indeed be devastating, necessitating the removal of large portions of flesh or amputation of limbs. Its effects can also be lethal.

Bacteria Live On Our Eyeballs — And Understanding Their Role Could Help Treat Common Eye Diseases

You may be familiar with the idea that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes – fungi, bacteria and viruses – that are vital for keeping you healthy. But did you know that your eyes also host a unique menagerie of microbes?

Growing Up With Animals Dramatically Reduces Asthma And Allergies

A child’s risk of developing asthma is the smaller the more the microbiota of the child’s home resembles that of a farm house.

Fathers Need To Care For Themselves As Well As Their Kids—But Often Don’t

If you had to choose, which would you rather have: a healthy father or a good father? Studies suggest men often choose being a good father over being healthy.

Working With Your Hands Does Wonders for Your Brain

Using our hands may actually be key to maintaining a healthy mood, and the lack of this type of activity may contribute to feelings of irritability, apathy, and depression.

CBD: The Next Weapon In The War Against Opioid Addiction?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is everywhere, with word on the street saying that it can cure everything from a bad mood to cancer. However, most of these claims are not based on scientific evidence…

How Grassroots Funds Are Ensuring Abortion Access Despite Bans

Reproductive rights advocates in the Southeast are working nonstop to help low-income women.

Anger More Harmful Than Sadness

Although constructive anger can aid intimate relationships, work interactions and social expressions, it may be more harmful to an older person’s physical health than sadness.

3 Dangers Of Rising Temperatures That Could Affect Your Health Now

I read the news about the urgency of addressing climate change, and as a mathematician who studies climate change, I was not surprised. Very worried, but not surprised.

Marijuana Is A Lot More Than Just THC—A Pharmacologist Looks At The Untapped Healing Compounds

Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states as of November 2018. Yet the federal government still insists marijuana has no legal use and is easy to abuse.

Japan Leads The Way: No Vaccine Mandates And No MMR Vaccine = Healthier Children

With a population of 127 million, Japan has the healthiest children and the very highest “healthy life expectancy” in the world—and the least vaccinated children of any developed country.

What Three Generations Of California Families Can Tell Us About The Links Between Our Health And Our Environment

A decades-long study offers valuable insights into the relationship between the environment in which we live and cancer, autoimmune diseases and other disorders.

How To Instantly Read People: An Underrated Ability

Compared to other senses like vision and hearing, we tend to ignore the information from our sense of smell with the exception of flowers, food being prepared and, of course, those lucky people who have discovered aromatherapy.

6 Ways To Stay Healthy As You Age

While problems such as Alzheimer’s and heart disease do have a genetic component, lifestyle trumps genes. Physical aging is shaped by lifestyle choices in physical exercise, diet, attitude, and social support.

6 Natural Treatments And Exercises To Relieve Frozen Shoulder

The shoulder is one of the most flexible joints in the body but if you don’t use it for a while, it will stop functioning properly.

Can Sitting Less Decrease Your Risk Of Heart Disease?

Too much sitting has long been criticized for contributing to premature mortality, Type 2 diabetes, and a host of other illnesses. In a new study of 5,638 women, we looked at how sedentary behavior was related to future cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Breastfeeding Boosts Metabolites Important For Brain Growth

Breast milk is always better than formula because it provides critical nutrients and a diverse array of antioxidant protection as well.

Your New Healthy Habits? They’re Ancient

These early Native traditions spur physical well-being.

Share Your Testimony To Support Health Freedom Bill S665

We are looking to galvanize support for bill S665 through the collection of powerful personal testimonials.

What Is Mud’s Dirty Little Secret?

For thousands of years, it’s been wallowed in and slathered on for both medicine and beauty. Science says it works.

7 Everyday Tonics That Help Your Body Adjust To Stress And Anxiety

We’ve all been there — feeling like there’s just some pep missing in our step. Thankfully, there’s a natural (and tasty!) solution in your pantry.

How To Optimize Your Recovery After A Stroke

Stroke is a massively pervasive problem in the U.S., with an estimated 795,000 strokes occurring each year. It’s the fifth leading cause of death, killing an estimated 142,000 annually.

Acid Reflux Meds Lead To Disease

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which include well-known brand names Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, are among the most prescribed medications in the world.

Seven Principles Of Cancer Treatment

Ninety-two percent of Hope4Cancer’s patients arrive with Stage 4 cancer or have severely metastasized cancers.

Nature’s 9 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants And The Science Behind Them

Today, we live in a time when manufactured medicines and prescriptions prevail, but do they have to be the only approach to healing?

How To Promote In-Home Care For Your Loved Ones

In-home health care for seniors helps maintain independent living and a high quality of life. If your loved one needs professional health care, in-home care services can help get the complete care seniors need.

Clear Space For Your Dreams

The feelings of a moment can imprint and cling to a space which, if not cleared, means you are walking through the energy of it every day. How do we move past all this garbage?
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August 25, 2019

The stars are restful as the waning Gemini Moon travels void of course for much of the day. Take a hint from Mother Nature and go with the flow. Words may carry little conviction. Thoughts and intentions can also vacillate with the randomness of a gust…
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Free summer outdoor yoga sponsored by Mass Development and Dragonfly Wellness Center. Every Wednesday night through August 28th!   Participants must register below and bring a signed...

Cost: Free

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Rogers Field
Devens, MA  01432


Sponsor: Yoga Anita
Telephone: 978-227-8297
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August 29–September 1 After-death communication speaker and author Rebecca Austill-Clausen is helping to host this 4-day extravaganza of consciousness raising activities. Hundreds of well...

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Crowne Plaza Philadelphia
260 Mall Blvd
King of Prussia, PA  19406
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Learn to overcome spinal tensions through therapeutic postures, designed to decompress your spine and relieve pain. Taught by a certified yoga therapist, classes bring you through poses...

Cost: 5/$50

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Bliss Through Yoga
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Telephone: 508-331-3564
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