So you’re thinking about self-medicating

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As I discussed in my latest posts, headaches have many causes. Some triggers are easier to pinpoint and reduce or eliminate than others. If you’re among the unfortunate bunch whose headaches are less cooperative or harder to trace, there are still plenty of natural treatments that can give you relief. But perhaps you’re thinking, Why not… Read more »

Putting the 3 R’s Into Action

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In my last post, I said using the 3 R’s can help you take control of your attitude, and attitude is what makes the real difference in our health and overall sense of well-being. But you’re not just a hypothetical example; you’re a real living human being. It’s time to get personal. Are you up… Read more »

Self-Defeating Behavior Can Be Defeated

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David J. Lieberman, PhD, Bottom Line Health Self-defeating behavior inflicts physical and psychological harm. Yet we all persist in it. We may respond with inappropriate anger … feel excessively anxious … fail to be assertive … or succumb to hopelessness. The only question is why. The answer is that, over time, self-defeating behavior becomes habitual…. Read more »

The Jaffe Mellor Technique: Advanced Energetic Healing of Chronic Disease Processes

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Carolyn Jaffe, D.Ac., Dipl. NCCA and Judith M. Mellor, RN, C.Hrb., Journal of Energetic Medicine November 2000 Carolyn Jaffe, D.Ac., Dipl. NCCA is an NCCA board certified doctor of acupuncture licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, a doctoral candidate in Naturopathy, and an advanced practitioner of NAET and NET and co-founder of the… Read more »

Viral Infection in Youth Appears to Prime CNS for Later Development of MS

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Reuters May 2002 Infections early in life with viruses that cross-react with central nervous system epitopes seem to prime individuals for development of multiple sclerosis, Dr. Robert Fujinami reported here at the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Dr. Fujinami, of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, told Reuters Health, “We… Read more »

‘Gut Feeling’ May Be Connected to Past Experience

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Alan Mozes, Psychological Science 2001 Have a hunch that something’s about to go terribly wrong? It may just be paranoia. Or, researchers suggest, it may be an entirely accurate “gut feeling” based on subtle, unconscious comparisons with past events. “The bottom line is that sometimes when people get a hunch, it’s not mysterious,” said study… Read more »

That’s Why They’re Called Feelings

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Tim Bergling Health24News, June 2001 WASHINGTON — Maybe a broken heart really does hurt. A new study suggests evidence for an old idea … that emotions aren’t just expressions of the mind, but rather a series of palpable sensations. Researchers at the University of Iowa College of Medicine looked at brain scans of 41 test… Read more »

Happy Thoughts May Prolong Life

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Steve Bailey Associated Press, May 7 2001 If you’re happy and you know it – you just may live longer. New research released Monday stemming from a 15-year study of aging and Alzheimer’s disease in nuns suggests a positive emotional state at an early age may help ward off disease and even prolong life. “It’s… Read more »