The rejuvenation of mind and body starts with a good night’s sleep. If you’re having trouble reaching the desired 7-9 hours a night, you’re not alone, it’s estimated that 3.3 million Canadians over the age of 15 have problems getting enough sleep which can harm their health. A Canadian Community Health Survey found that 18 per cent of these people receive less than five hours of sleep a night.
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Bach Flower Essences
I thought I’d post this article sinse I am a big fan of Bach Flower Essences. My favorite is definitely the Rescue Remedy.
For a long time now doctors have been talking about stress and high blood pressure – but they usually talk about “Type A” executives, driving themselves beyond their endurance to succeed more and more.
But those executives aren’t the only ones who experience stress. Even babies and household pets experience stress when the people around them are in turmoil. Right now, people of all ages are filled with stress over the uncertainty of the economy, politics, and war – in addition to the personal issues in their lives. And that can be dangerous to health.
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Unfortunately, many doctors treat anxiety with medications that are often addictive, ineffective in the long run and are filled with negative side effects.
Fortunately, there are natural therapies that can be as or more effective in the long run, with no side effects. Anxiety must always be treated physically and mentally.
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GPs know they are overprescribing antidepressant drugs such as Prozac and Seroxat, but believe the lack of other forms of help for those suffering from mild depression and stress leaves them no choice, a survey reveals today.
The survey shows that 80% of GPs believe they are writing too many prescriptions for the SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), as the class of drugs made famous by Prozac is known.
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The popular herbal extract St. John’s wort is more effective at treating the symptoms of depression than any antidepressant drug, and has fewer side effects, researchers from the Centre for Complementary Medicine in Munich have concluded.
“Overall, the St John’s Wort extracts tested in the trials were superior to placebo, similarly effective as standard anti-depressants, and had fewer side effects than standard anti-depressants,” lead researcher Klaus Linde said.
In a study published by the Cochrane Library, the researchers compiled the results of 29 prior trials, involving a total of 5,489 participants who were randomly assigned either St. John’s wort, a placebo, tricylclic antidepressants or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat mild to moderately severe depression. All studies were double-blind, meaning that neither patients nor researchers knew what kind of treatment each participant was receiving.
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Synthetic chemicals are everywhere. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring opened our eyes to this fact. Everyone has a toxic body burden. Everyone is contaminated with chemical pollutants, chemicals that at one time did not exist at all in nature, chemicals that have now become integral parts of nature. On average every human being carries more than 250 chemicals within their bodies.
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Benefits of Meditation
“Self-actualizing people must be what they can be”
Rather than starting at the beginning, I think it will be beneficial to start at the end. Let me describe what meditation will do for you.
Have you ever noticed the people who go through life as the lucky ones? They get all of the breaks. When you talk to them you realize how different they are compared to people living at ordinary levels of awareness. These people are connected to the genesis, the universal source of energy from which we all came. We all have that connection but some learn to control that connection better than others. Meditation will teach you how to control that connection.
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Food is love. When a newborn makes his first voluntary decision, it is to eat. Whether he is nursing from mom, or being snuggled into a parent with a warm bottle. The connection is made. Sweet sustenance. Intimate connection. Slurpy satisfaction. Safety and protection. Thus the relationship with food and love begins. The fortunate baby is nurtured in many ways. Food is one. Cuddling, rocking, being sung to and engaged are others. When baby sounds the alarm by crying, the parent knows he is either, hungry, wet, gassy or tired. As hard as it may be to decipher the cry and remove the cause, it seems to get only more difficult as baby becomes an adult.
Continue reading Hunger Vs Cravings – Discover What You Really Need By Carla Hugo