The interest in alternative medicine is growing rapidly today. Among the huge number of healing methods available, Reiki has become very popular around the world, especially since science has verified the existence of the universal life energy that Reiki is based on. Reiki is a powerful holistic healing system; it heals on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
So what is Reiki? Reiki is the Japanese word for Universal... Read More
Most people think of strength training as a great way to build muscle and increase strength, but there are many more benefits you may be less familiar with. Strength training involves placing a heavier load on a muscle to stimulate an increase in the number of muscle fibers, making the muscle stronger. Types of strength training include working out with free weights or weight machines at the gym, using resistance bands or the body's own weight for... Read More
The potential benefits to your health associated with wine consumption is a rather long list indeed, and new studies continuously relate a drop in the risk of cancer and heart disease with drinking wine.
Even before the first book was written about wine in 1410 by a French doctor, the virtues of drinking wine had long been touted since the first century. The fact that wine contains certain... Read More
Numerology is the study of numbers. You're born on a certain date; you die on a certain date. You live a certain number of days. Numerology is a system that calculates the karmic direction of your life. It examines why you are born and why you die on a particular date and explains everything in between.
The origins of Numerology are lost somewhere within history. Some attribute it to being created by Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician,... Read More
I'm a Pig. Well, that's what my parents told me. You see, because I was born in the Chinese Zodiac's twelfth year -- the Year of the Pig -- I'm classified as a Pig. In fact, I automatically inherit certain qualities which are attributed to all Pigs: honesty, tolerance and a peaceful, patient happiness. And while Pigs are known to be intelligent and wise, we also can be shy and a bit gullible.
The Chinese Zodiac is just one of the many colorful... Read More
Weight loss is a lifestyle. You live in a world that tells you to lose weight -- while tempting you to gain more. To maintain successful weight loss, you must address the mental issues, not just the physical.
Weight loss is work. "Get-thin-quick" schemes are as unreliable as "get-rich-quick" schemes. As the old adage goes, "Anything in life worth having is worth working for." You are worth working for.
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Open your spice cabinet and you will find a pharmacopoeia of ancient wisdom. You may also find yourself on the way to the hospital. Herbal medicine is not something to embark upon uninformed. Self-medication, in any form, can be risky. At the same time, there are many herbs and spices that you can use to spice up your life, your diet and your health.
We all know that knowledge is power. When taking herbal supplements, you need knowledge... Read More
by Shauna Zamarripa
You are what you eat. Eating over-processed, over-packaged and preservative-laden foods has been linked to premature aging and certain diseases. Poor eating habits have been attributed to cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. With all of this information at our fingertips, how do we stave off the next Big Mac attack?
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For the morbidly obese, most of whom have tried the diet route without success, bariatric surgery may be the last best option. With the range of obesity related diseases and obesity itself on the rise, bariatric surgery and its quick weight loss may be the solution for a return to health for those who have tried and failed at the diet and exercise route.
Morbid obesity is defined by the National Institutes of Health as being 100 pounds or more... Read More
At first glance, smoking and exercising do not seem to go hand in hand. Smokers are generally not known for their stamina and overall good health. They do, however, put their health in jeopardy if they do not engage in some kind of exercise to offset the health effects of smoking. If you are a smoker, this is probably not what you want to hear. But there is good news; exercise can help to keep your general health in a better state. ... Read More