Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. In 5,000 years of yoga history, the term "yoga" has gone through a renaissance in current culture, exchanging the loincloth for a leotard and leggings. Yoga has become popular as a form of physical exercise based upon asanas (physical poses) to promote improved control of mind and body and to enhance well-being. You will also see introductions at the end of some sections to any recent developments that have been covered by MNT's news stories. Also look out for links to information about related conditions. In this section we will discuss the history of yoga, the philosophy behind it, the 'eight limbs of yoga' and the seven major chakras. History of yoga There is no written record of the inventor of yoga. Yogis (yoga practitioners) practiced yoga long before any written account of it … [Read more...] about Yoga: What is yoga? How does it work?
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Feeding kids a nutritious diet isn’t rocket science, but that doesn’t mean it’s all fun and games either. Although kids don’t come with an instruction manual, here’s a step-by-step guide to the care and feeding of your children. First foods Joyce Johnson, a naturopathic doctor in Belle River, Ontario, specializes in women’s health, pregnancy, and pediatrics. She suggests that by six to nine months of age, a full-term baby will need iron from sources other than breast milk. At around eight to nine months, calories supplied by breast milk may also become inadequate for your growing child. Parents will know it’s time to start solid food after a tooth has come in or when the baby shows an interest in eating; at about six months of age, babies may start to reach for food on their parents’ plates. This cue from the baby means it’s time to introduce solid foods. Due to its nutrient content and fewer chemical residues, Johnson … [Read more...] about First Foods to Fast Foods
Chicken Pox, Measles, Mumps and Whooping Cough are all waiting to encumber little kids. Before turning to Big pHarma to encumber them further, let’s take a look at what they are, how they come about and alternative therapies. Chicken Pox is a common acute childhood disease caused be a virus. It presents itself by a small sac filled with fluid that will eventually erupt and crust. Each sac will last 2 to 4 days, leaving a pink scar, which will eventually disappear but the pock mark could remain. Measles is an acute viral infection that is common is kids from 6 months to 5 years old. It starts out like a cold but includes a cough, fever, and inflammation of the eye area resulting in sensitivity to light. Usually the fever goes down within a day or two but suddenly rises by day 5 or 6. With this rise in temperature comes a blotchy rash on the forehead, then appearing behind the ears and the rest of the body. The rash will fade within 3 to 4 days but the skin affected will peel. … [Read more...] about Do little kids have options beside vaccinations?
One summer I lived with a Tibetan Lama who beat me at arm wrestling. While I was living with my friend Ben, training for the upcoming college soccer season, Lama Lobsong was on a teaching trip and also being hosted by my buddy’s mother. Lama slept in the room at the end of the hall and spent his time meditating and reading sutras at the kitchen table. I was doing carpentry work during the day, playing soccer, running, and lifting weights. While I worked on my body, Lama worked on his mind. One afternoon Ben and I returned to the house after working out and, unsurprisingly, headed straight to the kitchen where Lama was studying. He asked what we had been up to and we explained that we had been at a gym. We did not share all the same words but apparently flexing your biceps is a universal sign for pumping iron . He laughed and with a huge grin put his arm up on the table, readying himself for the first challenger. … [Read more...] about The arm wrestling monk: A basic introduction to Qi for the acupuncture patient
Chicken Pox, Measles, Mumps and Whooping Cough are all waiting to encumber little kids. Before turning to Big pHarma to encumber them further, let’s take a look at what they are, how they come about and alternative therapies. Chicken Pox is a common acute childhood disease caused be a virus. It presents itself by a small sac filled with fluid that will eventually erupt and crust. Each sac will last 2 to 4 days, leaving a pink scar, which will eventually disappear but the pock mark could remain. Measles is an acute viral infection that is common is kids from 6 months to 5 years old. It starts out like a cold but includes a cough, fever, and inflammation of the eye area resulting in sensitivity to light. Usually the fever goes down within a day or two but suddenly rises by day 5 or 6. With this rise in temperature comes a blotchy rash on the forehead, then appearing behind the ears and the rest of the body. The rash will fade within 3 to 4 days but the skin affected will peel. … [Read more...] about Chicken pox, measles, mumps and whooping cough treatments
Hi friends, My first post is a paper I wrote for a graduate-level class on Argumentative Research and Writing. Please be sure to share your thoughts on my paper. I will surely appreciate your feedback. Abstract The apparent benefits of GM crops include higher yields, lower labor cost, soil preservation, reduction of herbicide input, decline in CO2 emissions, and affordable prices to buyers, which resulted in a rapid takeover of the corn, soybeans, and cottonseed markets. However, a critical review of these perceived advantages reveals troublesome trends such as modest or negligible gains in realized crop yields, genetic pollution of traditional varieties, rapid development of glyphosate resistance in weeds and Bt-toxin in root worms, environmental damage due to alterations to the ecological balance of non-target species, alarming toxicological effects in rats and pigs, and detectable levels of Bt-toxins in human blood samples. Current GM-based agricultural models must be revised to … [Read more...] about Environmental & Health Impact of GM Crops
OK, Define Sustainable What “sustainable” means depends on whose language you are speaking. In normal English, sustainable means a practice that can be carried on indefinitely without destroying the systems it depends on. For example, if you take care of the soil in your garden by adding rock dusts and composted organic matter rich in nutrients and soil micro-life, and then you keep the soil moisture content in an ideal range for the plants to grow, you can go on with this practice indefinitely. If you keep this up and avoid all use of any chemical fertilizers or pesticides or GMO seeds or plants, your soil will just keep getting better. Plants grown for food on this soil will provide super nutrition for people who eat them, and flowers grown on the soil will have exceptional color and fragrance. This approach to gardening is “sustainable.” However, if you speak Agenda 21 language, sustainable means whatever is defined in … [Read more...] about Do You Know What “Sustainable” Really Means?
A Very Tough Situation to Deal With If you are in this position, of having just heard you have a diagnosis of cancer, I have great empathy for you, in fact more than I can easily put into words. I have been through this with so many people that are close to me, including my own wife. I have seen so many die in extreme distress and pain. Not just physical pain, but deep emotional pain, sadness and fear. I don’t want this for you. I would rather see you recover, and find a new level of abundant health. So I have decided to share with you some of what I have learned. Where I Come From For the last 48 years, I have been an independent health researcher, doing my work quietly, less than low profile, just following the clues I had, to identify the causes, preventions and cures of this terrible disease, and other chronic and degenerative conditions. I wanted to understand what we call “aging” as well as “disease,” how … [Read more...] about Just Diagnosed With Cancer?
My Own Health Crisis and Turning Point When I was a teenager, I was faced with a choice that determined the course my life would take. My health was in major trouble and I was going downhill fast. My body was struggling in many ways and showing serious signs of distress, but the one symptom the doctors seized on (and labeled as the cause) that they could diagnose clearly, in order to start their “treatments,” was a thyroid condition. This was in the mid 1960’s, and just like now, the approach was, try toxic chemicals (drugs) first, keep trying stronger and more toxic ones as needed, and then if for some strange reason radiant health did not result, start cutting out organs, which should definitely do it. This insanity is more developed now, and competition from other approaches is more severely dealt with, but it was entrenched back then too, and I was going to the best doctors, with the best credentials, the most experience, and … [Read more...] about Sex After 100: Do We Really Have To Age?
In contrast to at least 6000 years of the practice of natural medicine, Western medicine treats the body as a collection of parts instead of as a synergistic organism. When it comes to treating broken bones and injured body parts, mainstream Western medicine is unequaled. When this same approach is used to treat illness and disease – fixing or repairing the parts where the symptoms of underlying illnesses manifest themselves, modern medicine fails miserably In the instance of cancer, instead of addressing the causes of cancer – toxins, pathogens and a weakened immune system – we see instead treatments that either slash, burn or poison away the tumors and cancer cells, which further weakens an immune system cancer has already defeated and only worsens the conditions that led to cancer to begin with. Even if initially successful at getting rid of existing cancer cells and tumors, the end result is a weakened body which may have major organ damage and which is more … [Read more...] about Who do you trust more to treat cancer and other illnesses – modern medicine or nature?