Life in 2012! Has living ever been so stressful?
Do you feel the compression of time? Is there more to do with less time to do it?
Do the seasons come and go more quickly? Are the months flipping by with extraordinary speed?
We all know the answers, but many are not aware of the effects.
As an example, many people now suffer from chronic insomnia. While there are many co-factors which contribute to this condition, perhaps the most common one is the presence of too much cortisol in your system at night when you retire to sleep. Even if every thing else is right for you to experience a good night’s sleep, this imbalance will prevent you from sleeping well.
Cortisol is also known as the stress hormone. As such it is secreted at much higher levels during the body’s fight or flight response to stress. It is also found at its highest levels in the morning and the lowest at night. Herein lies the problem, especially for those who cannot get to sleep, or stay asleep. Continue reading
Are you at risk? How so, and what you can do?
As Global Climate Change manifests more and more in the form of regional warming on many parts of the globe, the northward migration of insect-bearing parasites and the spreading of disease becomes more common. Chagas Disease is one of those diseases from the South which is quickly gaining a foothold in North America. Known as American trypanosomiasis throughout South America it has long established itself as the disease of the poor and one which is very difficult and expensive to treat.
Take a good look at this reduvid bug (Rhodnius prolixus is the principal vector of Chagas transmission throughout Central and South America.)
Pharmaceutical drug interactions have not been studied closely by the Medical-Pharmaceutical Complex for two reasons.
First, there are simply so many pharmaceutical medications on the market that the cost to do so would be prohibitive. Prohibitive to their profit-taking, certainly not prohibitive relative to the enormous revenues that they take in each and every year.
Second, these same companies have a vested interest not to conduct such revelatory clinical trials since they would expose startling realities.
There are other reasons why you will find only so many high integrity research studies performed with the explicit purpose of informing the buying public about this serious health matter. Yes, there is a catalogue of anecdotal evidence which is maintained and updated, but only so far does it really disclose the true state of affairs in the realm of drug interactions. In fact, the extremely dangerous side effects from mixing various drugs (including alcohol) are responsible for all types of mental illness, emotional imbalance, psychological maladies and psychiatric conditions.
We are encroaching on an area of health and wellness that affects us all. Especially those of us who have grandparents or parents who are older and are currently taking regimes of pharmaceutical medications three times a day for the rest of their lives. Many of us have witnessed first hand the various forms of bizarre behavior, anti-social performances and aberrant conduct which the older folks sometimes exhibit as they age. Mind you, this radical change in their psychological profile is often completely out of character. Continue reading
Goji berries are just one of a long succession of highly touted ‘superfoods’ marketed by MLMs and health food companies alike. For years now they have been trotted across the stage of “the next best and greatest health food you can eat today and every day of your life”. Also known as wolfberries, boxthorn, lycium fruit, and matrimony vine fruit, these small dried berries belong to the Nightshade Family of plants, which can make them particularly dangerous to those who have exceeded their capacity to properly digest them.
Wherever it concerns the regular ingestion of Nightshades, we highly recommend deliberate moderation. Surely you remember when momma used to warn you about eating the little red poisonous berries out in the wild. That’s because a good number of those red berry bearing plants belong to the Nightshade family. Continue reading
If you haven’t heard or read by now, there is a certain type of bath salt on the market which is both dangerous and potentially deadly. Dangerous because of the powerful drugs they contain; potentially deadly because of the behavior they can induce which can get you killed.
Think we’re kidding? This is very serious business, because of the number of young people looking to get a quick and easy high.
Here’s a short data sheet from MedTox Clinical. Their notice refers to three specific drugs which are found in this new generation of bath salts that are sold primarily online, and also on the street. Continue reading
Since we published our health session on both solar and lunar eclipses, there have been many good questions posed and comments posted on the internet. With the lunar eclipse coming tomorrow, Monday, June 4, we would offer the exact same advice as we did for the recent solar eclipse.
DON’T WATCH THEM ! ! !
From a Vedic astrology viewpoint, eclipses are considered inauspicious events which can be used as opportunities for spiritual transformation. The astronomical event itself represents an occlusion of the light of a major luminary and therefore a diminishment of light traveling to the earth realm. This is why the ancients understood these luminary occultations to be omens and forebodings of things to come. For those who were able to connect the astrological dots, things did happen (often unfortunate in nature) which confirmed their enlightened astrological understanding.
That doesn’t mean that those who properly utilize these windows of spiritual opportunities can’t reap the rewards of a much more significant kind. This is why the wise men/women and spiritual mentors of the East have alway counseled prudence and appropriate conduct before, during and after an eclipse. Continue reading
Have you ever heard of the Borscht Belt? It was a very popular resort area in the Catskill Mountains that is the home to numerous hotel, motels and resorts that were visited during the last century by those whose ancestry was from Eastern and Central Europe, Western Russia, and especially the Ukraine. It was named after Borscht, a beet-based soup/stew that has been eaten by those cultures for the past few centuries, especially the Ukraine.
The Health Coach grew up not far from the Borscht Belt and traveled to and through the region as a child. He also lived in Sullivan County, NY for a couple of years, which is in the very heart of the Borscht Belt.
Quite coincidentally, he also grew up in an area that boasted one of the largest Ukrainian Churches in the world, and therefore was populated by a large number of Ukrainians. He worked and played with them, and was always struck by their extraordinary strength, speed and robust health. They were great athletes and had happy dispositions as well. Surely, these people must be doing something that the rest of us are not. And so they were.
It appears that borscht originated in the Ukraine and was the home to many a varied recipe utilizing the plentiful beets that grew well in their mineral-rich soil. Whether a borscht recipe is of Polish or Russian or German descent, all roads lead back to the Ukraine and should always contain beets. Where cabbage and potatoes and tomatoes are also used, it is always the beet that makes the borscht. Continue reading
Let’s go right to the heart of the matter. What is it about Kombucha Tea that makes it such an elixir of sorts?!
Why did the remote villages in Russia, where meat-eating and potatoes and vodka were standard fare every day, experience such unusual longevity and robust health by drinking Kombucha Tea?
Wherever Kombucha Tea has been used as a healing beverage, it has produced remarkable health benefits which are very easily understood. First, we look to the contexts like the remote Russian villages of yesteryear where diet was not aligned with the highest understanding.
When the body takes in foods that are ama-producing (meat) and toxic (vodka) and arthritis-triggering (potatoes), we have a perfect place to evaluate the effectiveness of such a powerful detoxifier like Kombucha. Truly, Kombucha Tea is a detoxification agent par excellence.
Why? Because it contains LOTS of glucuronic acid.
What is glucuronic acid? It is a well known and major detoxifying agent that combines with toxic chemicals and poisonous substances, making them more water-soluble which allows for quick and easy elimination from the body. Continue reading
If ever there was a truly American psychiatric condition, Bi-polar disorder (aka Manic-depressive disorder) is it. Everything about Society USA promotes such a condition from our youngest ages. As we unpack the several components of the mental and emotional baggage associated with Bi-polar disorder (BPD), you’ll quickly see how easy it is to manage … and then be free of altogether.
Let’s take a close look at the cultures in which BPD is most prevalent. Clearly, we find it showing up in societies which have a high incidence of addictions. Any kind of addictions – nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, recreational drugs, sugar, wheat, sex, gambling, sports, computer, TV, workaholism, etc. Why is there a direct correlation between the two? That’s a very good question you might want to reflect upon, if you feel you might have the manic-depressive tendency.
First, we see that addictions are an extreme response to life’s pressures, as is BPD. They are also frequently learned from previous generations, especially here in America. Every immigrant had(s) to deal with extraordinary challenges to make it in a foreign land. The first generation to join the melting pot often evolved coping behaviors which allowed them to survive. Especially when things got real tough, which they often did.
The lack of real community in a nation of workaholics or sportaholics and computerholics also makes for a dearth of social opportunities to communicate shared experience. When life is moving very fast, as it is today, this lack of a necessary social support system becomes all the more influential. What then happens is that the individual often resorts to going it alone, which is already highly encouraged by American society. Continue reading
The field of epigenetics has uncovered an ongoing chemical apocalypse:
“Red alert for humanity: Chemical damage can be inherited by offspring through unlimited generations”
The Health Coach receives all the daily emails from all the major health and wellness sites. Today’s email contained an article that goes right to the heart of our society’s biggest health challenge. Truly, the playing field has never been so leveled as it is today as we all sit in a sea of chemical pollution.
We do not in any way mean to diminish the other forms of pollution which also surround us. (e.g. radioactive, emr, particulate forms of pollution are also at quite serious levels).
Again the title of the article was:
“Red alert for humanity: Chemical damage can be inherited by offspring through unlimited generations”
Now that’s pretty serious, isn’t it?!
No need to worry about your exposures because there is only so much you can do on the macro level. No reason to fret about your exposures on the micro level, either. This is where you have much control, if you’re smart, observant, disciplined and responsive. Are you? Continue reading