• Beautiful child in spring
    Treating Children’s Seasonal Allergies Naturally

    Seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis, are an overreaction to substances that you breathe, causing an inflammatory response that affects the lining/mucus membranes of the nasal passages, sinuses, throat, eyes, Eustachian tubes and middle ear. How Common are Seasonal Allergies? According to the most recent US data (collected in 2012), seasonal allergies were reported in 9 percent of the pediatric population, and 7.5 percent of adults. Outdoor seasonal allergies typically develop in children older than two years of age with the average onset occurring between four and six years of age. Indoor allergies can develop in children younger...

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    Tick Talk – Prevention is, by Far, the Best Medicine

    Since the late, 1970s, ticks have become a common part of the life of the New Englander. We learned back then that ticks were the vector, or carrier, for Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria responsible for Lyme Disease. Ticks can also be the vector for other bacteria, parasites or viruses that can cause debilitating illnesses, which are now categorized as ‘tick borne diseases.’ Lyme is Not the only Problem Alone, Lyme can cause a myriad of symptoms, including a rash, fatigue, fever, swollen glands, arthritis, sleep disturbances, cognitive changes, and many more. It is common for individuals who have Lyme...

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    Tibetan Healing Movement: Release Blocks in Body and Mind

    You may feel this is overly simplistic, but I would argue that all problems we experience in our body and mind stem from a blockage. Yes, I mean that all diseases, musculoskeletal ailments, negative emotions and psychological issues can be traced to a block. Of course, this also means all these issues can be remedied—or better yet, prevented—by using methods that cultivate openness. Lu Jong is an effective, accessible, systematic (and enjoyable) method to release blockages on the physical, mental and energetic levels. The Mind/Body Connection Let me take a step back. I am speaking from the perspective of...

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    9 Tips For Your EcoFriendly Wedding

    Did you know that today more than 60% of brides want to include at least some eco-friendly elements in their wedding planning? It makes sense, because taking care of the earth means thinking about the future – and that is what weddings are all about. The great news is that the number of eco-friendly options has exploded over the last few years, and you can now make your wedding green no matter your style or budget. The trick is to keep the environment in mind as you walk through the planning process. Here are some easy ways to get...

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    Harness the Power of Your Body!

    Bad posture is a modern day health epidemic that is much worse than most people understand. More often than not, we find ourselves slouching at some point during our daily lives. While it seems perfectly harmless at the time (especially during those painfully boring work days), the long-term effects of poor posture are far worse than most of us realize. Posture Facts The word ‘posture’ refers to the alignment of your spine with all its adjoining structures. If you have good (neutral) posture, you will have proper spinal alignment at all times. However, if you have developed bad posture...

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    Allergy Season is Upon Us

    The April rainfall along with all this snow melting is going to make for a very wet season and lots and lots of mold. Rainy days increase mold spores counts in the air, magnifying mold allergy symptoms. Inhalant allergies from trees, weeds, grasses, and molds can cause or contribute to a variety of conditions, beyond the typical hay fever symptoms including sinus headaches, asthma, fatigue, brain fog, recurring sinus and ear infections and fibromyalgia. The side effects of a conventional medical approach Over the counter and prescription medications simply mask the allergy by blocking an enzyme system or a...

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    Retrain Your Body to Prevent Allergies

    Allergies occur when the body reacts inappropriately to a harmless substance. The reaction is a learned error in the immune system that creates a variety of symptoms from runny noses to fatigue. We used to think that it was very difficult and even impossible to treat allergies. Allergy patients were usually asked to completely avoid whatever caused your symptoms. No milk. No strawberries. No soy. Don’t play in the grass. Take antihistamines when the pollen bothers you. Avoid perfume, dust, and cats. Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) is a breakthrough technology that eliminates the reactions from most forms of allergies...

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    Vitamin D3: A Study-Supported Essential Supplement (Part Two)

    Researchers are beginning to find that low levels of vitamin D may be linked to other diseases, including breast and colon cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, depression, and obesity. The evidence doesn’t prove that too little vitamin D causes these conditions, but that people with higher levels of vitamin D are less likely to get these diseases. ~The University of Maryland Medical Center, Last Update May 2013 Reference Just how important is vitamin D3 supplementation? According to Michael Holick, MD, PhD, the world’s leading vitamin D researcher, some of the scientific literature indicates that, “We could probably decrease...