Most are familiar with what is known as “the placebo effect.” It occurs when scientists prescribe a sugar pill, aka a dummy pill, to patients who believe that they are receiving the real drug. Any subsequent effects are then observed. One out of three people taking a sugar pill report feeling effects similar to that experienced by those taking the real drug. According to the American Cancer Society: “in the past, some researchers questioned whether [there was] convincing proof that the placebo effect [was] a real effect.” But studies now show that the placebo effect is real, and that the patient’s belief enables the mind to heal the body. Scientists have recorded brain activity in response to the placebo effect. [...]
Aerobic exercise 20 min brisk walking every day, breathing through your nose. Cut down or eliminate totally all grain based foods. Increase good fats consumption such as organic butter from raw milk, clarified butter called organic grass fed raw butter, olives, organic virgin olive oil and coconut oil, nuts like pecans and macadamia, free-range eggs, wild Alaskan salmon or supplement with high quality metal free omega 3 fish or krill oil, and avocado. Reduce or eliminate refined or factory processed foods. Eat organic, non-GMO vegetables and only a little fruit.
Most Neck, Back and Joint Stiffness and Pain are Caused by Unhealthy Lifestyles and Underlying Thyroid Dysfunction
Taken from bodyzone.com: I have found in my holistic chiropractic practice that the number one most common cause of most neck, back and joint stiffness and pain, also including arm, elbow, hand, leg, knee and foot problems and also including exacerbation of chronic fibromyalgia pain, is slouching during waking hours and sleeping on the abdomen, sleeping with the arms and hands above the shoulders, sleeping on the same side or painful side most of the time, and sleeping in a twisted position that interferes with the blood and nerve circulation to the muscles and joints that cause stiffness and pain. The number two cause is diet and lifestyle related toxicity caused by unhealthy foods, milk, cheese, ice cream, chocolate, MSG, [...]
People are more focused on their body images today than ever. So many beginning yoga students are drawn to yoga because they’ve heard it does wonders for a person’s physique. Even though most serious practitioners eventually abandon their goals of changing flab to fab in favor of a more holistic approach to health, there’s nothing wrong with targeting a specific muscle area you know is weak or tight. One of the hardest-and most-requested-parts of the body to transform are the side waist or “love handles.” Although there may not be a quick fix for yogis who are concerned with toning their side waist muscles, or “love handles,” there are clear advantages to working this part of the body. The side [...]
Prana Within and Without “The word pranayama consists of two parts: prana and ayama. Ayama means ‘stretch’ or ‘extend’ and describes the action of pranayama. Prana refers to ‘that which is infinitely everywhere’. With reference to us humans, prana can be described as something that flows continuously from somewhere inside us, filling us and keeping us alive: it is vitality. Ancient texts such as Yoga Yajnavalkya tells us that someone who is troubled, restless or confused has more prana outside the body than within. The amount of prana outside the body is greater when we feel unwell; at those times the quality of prana and its density within the body is reduced. Too little prana in the body can be [...]
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