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Sharing the Special Joys of Gardening with Kids

In Environment, Wellness by Craig ScottLeave a Comment

It’s not uncommon to see people doing various therapeutic activities such as dancing, painting, listening to relaxing music, soaking in a warm bath, and even cooking to de-stress themselves after a hectic day. For some people, their therapy is gardening. Many folks admit that they find planting flowers very therapeutic, but has it ever crossed your mind that gardening can …

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Study Shows Kids Who Garden Eat Better as Adults

In Health, Wellness by Craig ScottLeave a Comment

If you thought that gardening with your kids only has short-term benefits, we are happy to inform you that it is not entirely true. Of course, you do notice an instant improvement. Like your child spending more time outside than in front of the computer, or the fact that he or she expresses interest in helping you out in the garden. …

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Chronic Inflammation: The Culprit To All Diseases

In Health by Katrina RiceLeave a Comment

There are a number of contributing factors to chronic inflammation. But the most common of all is the kind of diet we use. Typically, a standard American diet consists of unhealthy fatty foods that trigger pro-inflammatory compounds in our body. And because some of us tend to neglect our state of health, the lack of proper nutrients and antioxidants to …

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5 Ways Fasting Can Change Your Life

In Health by Jessica Peatross, MDLeave a Comment

Recently I finished a 50 hour water fast and had such splendid results that I decide to share it with you guys. So what is all the hype over fasting? Some scientific studies refute it and others seem to promote all various types of fasting requiring differing time lengths or instructions. So what’s correct? Unfortunately there haven’t been a ton …

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5 Minute Purification Meditation

In Meditation by Tito "Nove" NuñezLeave a Comment

Learning to concentrate, though initially difficult, works. Gradually, through repeated focus on our subject over hours and days, the mind’s wandering diminishes. It settles down and steadies itself on the subject of meditation. This process of developing concentration is described by Buddhist texts as “purification.” The term is not a religious or moral one, but an experience of release in …

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What’s Missing from Conventional Mental Healthcare

In Health, Nutrition by Joey Doherty, MA, LPC, CWCLeave a Comment

If you’re following the much-needed trend toward holistic healthcare, you’re likely frustrated that western medical doctors aren’t taught nutrition in medical school. We certainly should be bothered by this, but we should be equally as upset that mental health therapists (counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) aren’t taught nutrition, either. Since the mind and body are interconnected, any healthcare professional who …