Healthy Life

Balance your diet, balance your social life, balance you work, balance everything you’re doing, balance youself and this will keep you safe and healthy!

The Maharashi Vedic Approach to Health

Comprehensive programs to enliven the body’s own inner intelligence to prevent and treat disease and promote high level health and well being. In-depth health assessments are available with a physican or consultant trained in the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health. This consultation includes Ayur-Vedic pulse diagnosis – an ancient diagnostic technique to determine the degree of mind/body balance and to detect subtle imbalances at an …

How to become a vegetarian

My decision to become vegetarian took place in 1969. I was sixteen years old and living in the backwaters of Brisbane, Australia. It would be another year before the first local company sold yogurt in the shops, and another two years before the first wholefood health shop was to open in Brisbane. by Deborah Price I knew very little about a balanced diet except what …

How to eat fruits and vegetables: 20 tantalizing tips

While there are a variety of foods that could be consumed, everyone is knowledgeable that there are some foods that easier to eat than others. Fruits and vegetables can offer the body with all the vitamins, nutrients and minerals that are required for healthy functioning. There are a variety of health benefits that are obtained from eating fresh fruits and vegetables . Actually, this living …

See How Contact Lenses Change Your Eye’s Natural Bacteria

If you’re already on the second month of wearing your two-week lenses and don’t really clean and refill your case after every use, here’s another reason to clean up your entire contact lenses wearing routine.  According to a study published in the journal mBio, contact lenses wearers had higher-than-normal amounts of skin bacteria (specifically Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, Methylobacterium, and Lactobacillus) on their eyes.  How the contact lenses alter eye bacteria? The study, led by Maria Gloria …

Organic mattresses – there are three categories

We love organic-cotton sheets for their purity and luxurious feel. The funny thing is, they’re usually adorning a conventional mattress, which is a little like spreading organic peanut butter on Wonder Bread. A typical mattress is filled with polyurethane foam, dioxins, formaldehyde, chemical flame retardants, and more – all wrapped in polyester. The end results of this eco-oblivious manufacturing are mattresses that slowly “outgas” toxic …

Luscious Aromatherapy baths: Something to Sniff

If the first waft of spring evokes a lost love, or a whiff of a Christmas tree makes you feel like a kid, you know about the link between the sense of smell and the psyche. Aromatherapy–the healing use of fragrant oils from plants, a practice dating back thousands of years–takes this premise further, using specific scents to enhance mood and treat ailments ranging from …

Circumcision the most hotly debated surgical procedure in medicine

Opponents of circumcision have always challenged the health risks by stating that good hygiene negates the necessity of circumcision and all but eliminates the risk of infection and cancer. The debate on both sides of the fence has been heated. Over the years medical reports have appeared to support the anti-circumcision point of view. Now comes another study which supports the stand of the anti-circumcision …

Improving Core Stability – Exercises

“Core stability” refers to the ability to keep your spine straight — from your tailbone to the top of your head, with your shoulders level and in line. This may sound simple, but many people cannot maintain this position for very long while sitting in a chair much less during activity. Why should you care? Because core stability helps you avoid injury, affects your posture …

Emotional Effects on You, Your Family and Friends

Anxiety and sadness are natural reactions to a diagnosis of a chronic disease with an uncertain outcome. Learning more about the disease will bring you a measure of control over the situation, help you develop a more positive attitude and alleviate the helplessness that leads to emotional distress. Moreover, depression is common in the course of lupus. Doctors are often not sure whether the disease, …

On the Edge of Illness – spinal meningitis

Illness – Our beautiful baby girl was only 11 days old when she became ill with a low fever. She was whimpering as she slept and we quickly wrapped her in a blanket and rushed to our doctor’s office. As we arrived home the phone was already ringing. Her doctor, suspecting that she had the flu, had drawn blood and scolded me for allowing visitors …

Bikram Yoga – help stretch muscles, ligaments, and tendons

The first time I took a Bikram “hot yoga” class in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, I thought I had stumbled into a casting call for The Full Monty. I was accustomed to attending yoga classes that are mostly female, but this one was at least a third guys, most of them over 40. Wearing only gym shorts, these workaday Joes shared more than scars, tattoos, and …

Caring for a Colicky Baby

Colic is not a disease, nor a digestive disorder. It’s defined by crying – hours of inconsolable crying. Generally speaking, a baby with colic is one who cries virtually non-stop for three or more hours each day. A colicky baby typically will cry this way at least three days a week, often at the same time each evening. Many people think colic is caused by …