Monday, January 30, 2012

Affirmations and Healing You.



Affirmations also known as autosuggestions are positive statements that can be used to change the way you think about yourself and your health. The unconscious can't tell the difference between real or imagined ideas, so it will respond to whatever ideas you give it; Ultimately helping to create the reality based on what matches your inner most dominate beliefs, attitude, and thoughts. By repeating affirmations everytime your faced with negative/self defeating thoughts, you can retrain your mind and learn to respond more confidently to the world around you, as well as improve your overall health. As time progresses, old limited thinking and mental patterns that contributes to anxiety, depression , and/or stress will loose their charge and eventually stop arising.


Here are a few affirmations to get you on your way to positive thinking and a reformation of attitude.


  • After every difficulty there is relief; Surely, after every difficulty there is relief.
  • My life is my own and I am responsible for my personal happiness.
  • In every way, I am healing and learning to accept the joys life has to offer.
  • I am flowing with life, and I am grateful to have the gift of life.
  • I am flexible, open and loving towards my self and the world around me.
  • Nothing happens without the permission of God.
  • I love myself and I deserve to feel healthy and Alive.
  • I am healthy, relaxed, and free of pain and disease.
  • I approve of myself, and I am safe to be who I am.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ashwagandha



Ashwagandha is traditionally found and cultivated in India. This herb is comparative to ginseng and used treat hypertension and stress related ailments in ayurvedic medicine. It protects the heart and has anticoagulant properties. It has also demonstrated significant antitumor effects.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

Massage can benefit conditions such as muscle spasms and pain, spinal curvature (lordosis, scoliosis), soreness related injuries and stress, headaches, whiplash, TMJ, and tension related respiratory disorders like bronicial asthma or emphysema. Massage can also help reduce swelling, help correct posture, improve body motion, and facilitate the elimination of toxins. Here are some effects of Massage Therapy as it relates to studies that has been done By: Gertrude Beard, R.N. R. P.T. Former Assoc. Professor of Physical therapy at Northwestern University Medical School, In Chicago Illinois.....


  • Has a sedative effect upon the nervous system and promotes voluntary muscle relaxation.

  • Is effective in promoting recovery from fatigue produced by excessive exercise.

  • Can help break up scar tissue and lessen fibrosis and adhesions.

  • Can relieve certain types of pain.

  • Increases lymphatic circulation that is very effective in treatments of chronic inflammation.

  • Helps reduce swelling from fractures.

  • Affects circulation and increases blood flow through the muscles.

  • Can loosen mucus and promote drainage of fluids from the lungs by using percussive and vibratory techniques.

  • Can increase peristaltic actions (Muscular contractions) in the intestine to promote fecal elimination.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Benefit of Herbal Tea...Confirmed by U.S. Dept of Agriculture



The USDA funded and confirmed studies done on herbal teas. The study was specifically done on three well known teas and their scientific based health benefits.

Chamomile: along with its known benefits of relaxing the stresses of your day, has also been found to offer an antimicrobial and anti-platelet- clumping action. Peppermint: has shown antimicrobial and antiviral potential, it shows that it has antioxidants, anti tumor actions, and even some anti-allergenic properties. Hisbiscus: has been found to lower blood pressure in a group of pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults.

::: So the next time you reach for something to drink, reach for a that friendly, healthy cup of tea... Don't forget the honey!:::

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Benefits of Vitamin A


-Vitamin A prevents night blindness and other eye problems
-Helps reduce skin disorders such as Acne....
-It enhances immunity...
-Can help heal gastrointestinal ulcers....
-Very important in the formation of bones and teeth...
-Aids in fat storage...
-Vitamin A protects against colds, flu, infections of the kidney, bladder, lung, and mucous membrane... 
-Vitamin A not only acts as an antioxidant, but it protecting against cancer and other diseases.
-It also instrumental in new cell formation...
Vitamin A guards against heart disease and stroke, and lowers cholesterol levels
-It is important that the body receives 2,000-3,000 IU's daily, but over doing this supplement can cause birth defects and weaken bones...

*Vitamin A is found in a number of foods and here are a few...- Apricots- Asparagus (cooked)- Broccoli- Capsicums- Carrots- Dairy products- Dark leafy greens- Eggs- Kidney- Mangoes- Papayas- Pumpkins-etc...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the cervix (the organ connecting the uterus and the vagina.) It is usually a slow growing cancer that may or may not have symptoms but can be found with regular pap test (a procedure in which cells are scraped from the cervix and observed under a microscope.) Cervical cancer is almost always caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Olive Oil...and Stroke Prevention



Olive oil has many healthy benefits. In a study done by the "Journal of Neurology." The regular use of Olive oil on sandwiches, salads, and other recipes lowers the risk of strokes by 41%. Olive Oil has many healing properties including the fact that it is an anti-inflammatory. For a Healthier You... Use Olive oil as alternative to other oils, dressings, and butters that carries saturated fats.