Digestion and fermented foods

“For the general person of good health – looking to get healthier – fermented foods are highly recommended.” Amy Florian is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) who specializes in food and dietary issues. Much research has indicated that our immune and mental health are partly governed by the state of our gut and digestive tract. Florian...

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The coconut oil multiverse

Coconut oil is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and moisturizing. Having become as common-place around the house as any fork or spatula, it’s gratifying to know the possible uses are many. Primarily composed of nourishing fatty acids – specifically lauric acid – accounting for about 50 per cent of the fats in the compound – virgin coconut oil...

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Detox with a simple trip to the sauna

Sauna bathing, a tradition in Finland for many years, is commonly thought of as a relaxing way to ease joint and muscle discomfort. Recently, there is much emerging evidence to suggest the activity has a plethora of benefits beyond a simple time-out in a stressful day. The therapy shows a reduced risk of developing vascular...

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Benefits and balance of eating alkaline

“Some people think that having a body PH level that is slightly more acidic makes you more prone to diseases, but everyone’s blood really is a similar PH level – and it’s not going to be influenced that much by what we are eating.” When it comes to healthy eating Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Amy Florian,...

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Detoxify and relax with the raindrop technique

 “It’s as gentle as acupuncture; but as effective as a deep tissue massage. I left feeling blissful and slept like a baby.” This individual is referring to Raindrop Technique Therapy (RT) – an increasing popular alternative to a full body massage – using medicinal essential oils. RT has been shown to benefit clients who suffer...

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Holistic homes and essential oils

“Many essential oils are antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and effective against grease or mold. What’s more, they will not pollute your home, the water supply, or the environment.” Rachel Raba is an aromatherapist, in Washington DC. For years she has been using essential oils to create a healthy-home lifestyle. This includes alternatives for cleaning and personal...

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Aromatherapy, essential oils and wellness

“Many people assume that aromatherapy is about diffusing essential oils – instead of using air fresheners – to make your home smell nice, or encourage relaxation…. but that doesn’t even scratch the surface.” Rachel Raba is a certified aromatherapist, based in Washington, DC. She says many people are looking for natural ways to reduce anxious...

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Theta Healing Therapy – for you and your pets

“What is really different from other meditations is what you actually DO once you’re in that particular state of peace. The purpose is not just to relax, but to take advantage of the state-of-mind. Dis-creating the cause of suffering and creating what you desire.” Irene Salmaso is a Theta Brainwave Healing practitioner, based in Venice,...

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Art therapy

“I have used art to slow my mind. When I am away from it, I hear the chatter – and when I return my mind slows down. I feel more relaxed and have a better sense of well-being”. For Heather Alexis, the artistic process is much more than the sum total of the finished canvas....

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming – A therapy of words

“Words have power, we know that, but sometimes we don’t realize the many ways that power can have an effect.” Wanda Amos is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) coach and hypnotherapist. She helps clients analyze their actions and the words they use to uncover thought patterns that are no longer benefiting them. It is a method...

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