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Biological Grounding - Real or Hocus Pocus?

Biological Grounding - Real or Hocus Pocus?By Dr Edward Brell PhD Biological grounding involves standing barefoot on the ground. The idea being any residual static electricity will be drained off into the earth - like emptying out the battery, as it were. The idea has intuitive appeal. Who hasn't been zapped by a car door handle discharging static electricity, sometimes with an audible crack? Or, who hasn't taken off a shirt or blouse and heard the crackle of static discharge? The question is, is there any therapeutic benefit derived? This article explores what published science may have to offer to underpin the practice of grounding in the context of health and wellbeing.A university library search on the term grounding yielded 183,000 peer-reviewed publications. The meaning of the word 'grounding' ranges from the devastating grounding of a naughty teenager to grounding an issue in the facts, and beyond. Another search, this time on biological grounding, narrowed the …

A Healthy Diet and Regular Exercise Is King

A Healthy Diet and Regular Exercise Is KingBy Hilary GreenA conversation I recently had with a friend, prompted me to research Alzheimer's Disease and if anything could be done to prevent or cure it. As I am no longer a 'Spring Chicken' myself, the fear of contracting something that will take away my love of and ability with words is a devastating one. Among all the information available online, I came upon the following report. Our health is of vital importance to all of us and so I thought to pass on some of what I learned. "A UCLA study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that the Mediterranean diet is one of the main lifestyle factors that seems to keep the brain from developing the toxic plaques and tangles associated with the development of Alzheimer's disease.Plaque is characterized by deposits of a toxic protein called beta-amyloid in the spaces between nerve cells in the brain. Think of tangles of knotted threads of the tau pro…

What Causes Anal Fissures?

What Causes Anal Fissures?By William M MasonAnal fissures are cracks, fissures or disruptions on the skin surface around the anus. These fissures are comparable to small wounds that may cause acute or chronic pain, itching, irritations, and difficulties in defecation. These tears are present inside the anus, particularly in the area where the skin inside the rectum meets the skin of the anus. Of course, there's only one question in your mind right now - what causes anal fissures? It's time for you to find out.The skin is the largest organ of the body and is composed of different parts. The epidermis is the outer layer of the skin. And this part of the skin is the most exposed to damages. With regard to the skin on the anus, when it's stretched too much, or when it's irritated too much, that's where the problem occurs. Sometimes, anal fissures are said to be caused by the dryness of the skin area on the anus, which in turn makes the surface quite rough. This rougher…

A Time to Heal

A Time to HealBy Rhonda KittsStep 1: Detox

Prior to beginning my journey back to healthy living, I was under the understanding that if I wasn't feeling well, I needed to add something - maybe a medicine or if I preferred the natural route, perhaps a vitamin, herb, or even a new exercise program. With thousands of products, services, and programs out there for general health, how do you know where to begin? It might seem overwhelming, but your health journey can become your most exciting journey when done with the right intention and the right knowledge.If we first and foremost understand that we are three components: the mind, the body, and the spirit. Each of these three components needs to be taken care of with proper health habits in order to feel our best as a whole.Although sometimes we do need to add something, in a general sense, the first step in a healing journey is to detox. What exactly does that mean when broken down into our three aspects of mind, body, and spirit?Det…

Natural Ways to Cure Acne

Natural Ways to Cure AcneBy Maureen AbuorAcne is caused by the clogging of hair follicles with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. It is considered a major contributor of low self-esteem in both adolescents and adults.Acne could be a natural way of your body conveying a vital message to you. Consider the following tips on how to live an acne free life.

1. Management of stressYour body responds to stress by directing blood and oxygen to the key organs that help in fighting stress. In this process, your skin is left dry and hence susceptible to clogged pores that may eventually lead to breakouts.You can manage stress by exercising, since this triggers sweating of the body hence cleansing the pores.Quality sleep also enhances metabolism rate hence leading to reduced stress and eventually zero acne skin.

2. FastingIt sounds weird, doesn't it? Scientific research has shown that when you fast, your body redirects the energy that would have been used in the digestion of food to other …