Posted on June 1, 2010 by Natural Awakenings
Dr. Oz’ 25 Greatest Men’s Health Tips
by Dr. Mehmet Oz
Patients are among my best teachers. They’ve taught me how to communicate clearly—and how to live a better life. On The Dr. Oz Show, I’ve learned that once people are emotionally involved, change happens
quickly, especially if they feel that their behavior is letting loved ones down.
Large-scale change seems daunting. We want simple routines that we can automatically follow.
Adopt some of the steps described here, which work for me and that anyone can do, and you will like your life more in just a couple of weeks. Plus, you’ll live longer.
1: Roll on the Floor Laughing
Laughing not only eases stress, promotes social bonding and lowers blood pressure; it may also boost your immune system. So bring some humor into your life, whether it’s through friends, a television show or something else that tickles your funny bone.
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Posted on May 12, 2010 by Natural Awakenings
Finding More Pleasure in Life
Christiane Northrup, a respected obstetrician/gynecologist and
visionary in women’s health and wellness, is renowned for the practical medical and emotional counsel she generously shares in her many bestselling books. Among her best known are Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and Mother-Daughter Wisdom. Now Northrup is focused on another aspect of women’s health in The Secret Pleasures of Menopause. The idea is to help women of all ages achieve vibrant health by tapping into their inner wisdom in order to experience joy and fulfillment throughout life.
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Posted on April 17, 2010 by Natural Awakenings
Keep the Health Benefits Coming
Recently, the American Podiatric Medical Association published a list of alternative activities for people who felt their walks were just too boring. While I agree that some variation in exercise is a plus for both mind and body, walking never needs to be boring or static.
A walk can be like an oasis in a hectic day or a mini-vacation when the world seems overwhelming. It can provide an exhilarating workout or a simple release of tension and a break from too much sitting. With such ongoing easy access to it and so little cost or hassle, a walk is too good of an exercise option to walk away from.
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Posted on February 1, 2010 by Natural Awakenings
Catalyst for Laughing Alone
The slogan of all laughter clubs is, “Fake it ‘til you make it.” This is based on a scientific fact that even if you are faking it, the body cannot differentiate between real and make-believe emotions. This is how laughter exercises convert artificial laughter into bouts of real laughter. It hinges on coming to genuinely laugh at hearing the absurd, silly sounds of your own voice.
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Posted on January 15, 2010 by Natural Awakenings
by Lisa Marshal
“What we have learned in the past few years is that you can literally exercise your brain and add in new circuitry. You can rewire it.”~ Andrew Carle
Five hundred years after explorer Ponce de Leon roamed the West Indies in search of a vigor-restoring, “fountain of youth,” we have yet to come up with a way to turn back time. But according to physicians and researchers at the cutting edge of anti-aging research, we’re learning a lot about how to keep the signs of aging at bay.
“We’re seeing a ton of compelling research lately on how to slow down the clock and live better and longer,” says Dr. Andrew Weil, an integrative physician and author of Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-being. “Happily, most of us will not have to age the way our parents and grandparents did.”
In the past decade, breakthrough research has radically changed our understanding of why our brain, organs and skin age and what we can do, eat or apply to slow the process.
Here’s a look at some of the latest science and the technologies to grow out of it.
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Posted on January 15, 2010 by Natural Awakenings
From acupressure massage, Ayurvedic facials and Shiatsu to hot stone massage, seaweed treatments and the use of herbs and botanical oils, many of today’s healing rituals share a vital component. Each has a firm foundation in an ancient, respected healing modality that’s recently made its way back into our collective awareness. Thanks to migrating populations and the efforts of world explorers, a glorious overlapping of regions and practices has occurred.
Along the way, these traditions have gained renewed respect in today’s forward-thinking wellness communities.
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Posted on January 1, 2010 by Natural Awakenings
Who can keep their feet still and their body-motor idling while listening to Steppenwolf’s Born to Be Wild? Or, for post-Boomers, AC/DC’s T.N.T.? As Sonny and Cher sang succinctly in The Beat Goes On, “Drums keep pounding a rhythm to my brain.” Music is, indeed, the magic that can boost our heart rate, energy levels and mood—it’s a perfect workout buddy.
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