Archive for October, 2009

Light As Medicine Against Depression: 2

October 31st, 2009


Now that we have touched base on depression and what it can actually do to you, let’s go ahead and switch gears and move over to some of the effects that light can actually help you with.  Light is definitely something that can heal – did you know that any living organism actually needs to have light around?

Light therapy is actually something that really – works.  How it works is that there is usually a certain device called a light box, which is a metallic structure that contains a tube of fluorescent lighting that is put behind a screen.  The dosage of the light exposure is actually very calculated by measuring the intensity and the length of the exposure.

Two to six hours a day is actually pretty good, for that is what will really make a different in your depression.

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Light As Medicine Against Depression: 1

October 30th, 2009


With the way that the economy is right now and how slim money is – it seems that people are falling more and more into depression, especially if they are dealing with money issues.  Depression is something that can truly mess up your system and completely mess up your head – I know, because I have been living with depression forever now.

However, did you know that there is one thing that seems pretty simple that you can do to help elevate some of your depression?  Light – having a source of light is actually a great way to heal your body and mind and it does make you feel … better.

In the next blog, we are going to talk about the dosage of light that you might need and how light can help you in the long run.

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Using the Alexander Technique to Help Back Pain

October 22nd, 2009

back-painFirst and foremost — what the heck is the Alexander Technique? Well, in short, is it designed to help promote the right posture, which can correct a whole lot of back pain.

You see, if you do not sit correctly or walk properly, in terms of posture, then the body can become unbalanced, which can lead to all sorts of pain, not to mention fatigue.

The Alexander Technique is a technique which makes us aware of how we sit, stand, and walk. They are designed to relax, to reduce stress, to straighten the spine, to help the muscles, and even to improve circulation and articulation.

As we grow older, most of us will naturally fall into the habit of slouching, or carrying too much of our weight on a single side of our body. The techniques and exercises which make up the Alexander Technique may be able to correct that, and to thus either improve or outright prevent the back pain which occurs over time.

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Can You be Healthy by Acting Healthy?

October 18th, 2009

healthyIs it possible that you can simply say you are healthy, and you will be healthy?

Well, a lot of people seem to think so. It seems to be a belief that if you are self confident and self motivated, you can be healthier.

What are the merits to such a claim? For one thing, if you can be confident in yourself, it can significantly reduce your stress levels. If you are less stressed, you will naturally both be healthier and feel healthier.

Relaxation therapy, as well as others, can help you to gain confidence and relieve stress, but most of it is going to come down to you. You have to believe that therapies like these will worth, that you can have control over the stressors in your life, that you can choose not to be stressed out, and that you can be healthy if you are confident in yourself.

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Using Tai Chi To Increase Balance In Life! 2

October 17th, 2009

tai_chi_chuan_by_bramer1Tai Chi is something that anyone in the world can do – to me, which is the most important thing.  While it may be classified as a martial art, you do not have to be fast paced and for anyone who is not exactly in shape right now, you can absolutely get into shape and gain your balance by using Tai Chi.  Tai Chi and the theory of balance actually bring you to a mental state of calm and clear thinking.

That is why Tai Chi is actually one of the most popular forms of concentrating.  It is a great way to truly solve some problems that you might be having and to be perfectly honest; I think that Tai Chi is great for your body and mind alike.

Getting yourself focused can be difficult however with Tai Chi, you will find that it is a fantastic way to get focused and stay calm.

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Using Tai Chi To Increase Balance In Life!

October 16th, 2009

Tai-chi-When you think about it – is there a balance in your life?  For me, there isn’t really, I have a balance at my job but not really with my home life all of the time.  One thing that I have found that really, really has helped me work out my balances not only in my body but also in my life is Tai Chi.  This particular martial art is actually something that has been around for quite a long time but it is certainly something that can help you throughout your life.

Most people that have not done Tai Chi do not understand exactly what it is and that’s okay!  That is what we are going to explore in the next couple blogs, just so that you can understand exactly what Tai Chi is all about and how it can really help you in the long run.

Tai Chi translates into ‘supreme or boundless fist’ and that is what it is.  Tai Chi is basically a series of slow movements that when put together – can balance you.

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Medicinal Herbs: Some Tips On Using Them Safely For Your Family! 2

October 3rd, 2009

foar_herbs_basil608Now that we have talked about how you can research herbs in order to keep your family safe.  Research, while important there are a few other things that you need to think about when you decide to switch your family on over to herbs.  The first is going to be that herbal products are not all created equal.  You need to remember that.  The raw ingredients that have different purities and strength in every herb, which is what makes them different.

You also want to be careful whenever you are purchasing herbal supplements from health food stores, as they might not be the same as the herbs themselves.  You always want to be sure that medicinal herbs and products contain 100% of the active ingredient.  That will really make the difference.

You also want to make sure that you do not try to learn it all at once, learning about herbs is important but space yourself.

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Medicinal Herbs: Some Tips On Using Them Safely For Your Family!

October 2nd, 2009

herbs5Using herbs for your family is something that will really help you not only become healthier, but it will also save on your wallets.  The cost of prescription medicines is soaring and honestly, who really knows what is in a prescription pill anyway?  Not a lot of people do, hence the reason for turning to herbs.

However, you always want to make sure that you are safe whenever you are using herbs in your life.  There are a ton of different herbs in the world and you certainly want to make sure that you and your family are safe when using them.

That is why research is the very first thing that you need to do.  You need to make sure that you know everything about the specific herbs that you are trying to use and what they do – that way, you are safe!

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