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Health Issues: What are the MOST IMPORTANT ones today?

Readers of our free e-newsletters and our website posts tend to be more knowledgeable about health issues and wellness than the average population… and many are downright PASSIONATE about it…

So, I’m very curious to know — and please use the COMMENT area below to respond — what do YOU think are the most important health issues facing us today? Is it possible to see the “end of all disease” one day?

What do you think about the main health issues we face?

What do you think about the main health issues we face?

(By “us” I am referring more to the “developed world,” so to speak, and not the very poor countries of the world, who of course have different health issues in need of urgent attention.)

In general, one obvious answer to the question of the most important health issue we face is IGNORANCE…

There is a ton of misinformation and downright lies — fostered by government, corporate interests, advertising, and more — what I call: “Education Gaps” that costs people their hard-earned money, and their very health and lives. (And it is of course our goal, with our e-newsletters and more, to try to correct this misinformation… to educate and empower people to take control of their health!)

So whether you agree with this general answer of “ignorance” or not, more specifically… What do YOU think are the most important health issues we face today? (And why?)

Use the COMMENTS feature below to respond, and thank you!

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Study Reveals: This Veggie Reduces Cravings by 95%

Do you eat spinach?  If you don’t, and your goal is to lose as much body fat as possible, then you may want to start incorporating more spinach in your diet according to a recent study performed at Sweden’s Lund University.

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In the study, 38 overweight women consumed either a beverage containing 5g of spinach extract (made up mostly of the cell membranes from spinach stems) or a placebo prior to breakfast each day.  At the end of the 3 month study, the spinach group lost 50% more weight!

Researchers credit the increased weightloss to an overall decrease in calorie intake as a compound in spinach stems known as thylakoids has been shown to reduce hunger, particularly this veggie reduces cravings for sweets and fast food, by up to 95%!  Thylakoids work by slowing down the digestion process, giving intestinal hormones time to communicate to the brain that we are satisfied.

Naturally, if you’re feeling more satisfied you won’t fall victim to regular snacking on all the wrong foods — and that means increased weightloss and a flatter stomach for you.

Here are some easy ways to get more spinach in your diet (be sure to include the stems):

  1. Throw a couple handfuls of spinach in the blender along with your next protein shake.  While it may change the color, it has virtually no taste.
  2. If you’re into juicing, add spinach to your next juicing recipe.
  3. Enjoy a spinach salad or sauteed spinach as part of any meal.
  4. Green smoothy: Banana + spinach + pineapple + coconut milk

Just enjoy this  healthy veggie that reduces your cravings for sweets and fast food  and your chance of overweighting.

Quantum Healing of Tumor Through the Power of Thought & Feeling

Gregg Braden Shared this video

Gregg Braden shows us footage recorded in the late 1990s documenting an event about the healing of a life-threatening condition within the body of a woman who is alive. The types of techniques, quantum healing applied, are precisely those that make use of the power of concentration. Watch this video that documents the healing of a bladder cancer tumor, 3 inches in diameter of that woman who by western standards is considered inoperable. As a last resort, she goes to a hospital in Beijing, China, where three practitioners and one technician teach her some life-affirming methods of nurturing her body by means of the power of combined concerted thoughts and gentle movements to stimulate the energy centers in her body in order to remove completely this tumor from her bladder.

So, in the video documentation the film shows a woman lying in bed in a hospital room. She is fully awake. She is fully conscious. She believes in the process that is about to happen. Before her there is a ultrasound technician that is running an ultrasound wand over her lower abdomen where we can see on a split screen monitor, and on the left hand side of the screen, they do a snapshot freeze-frame of an instant in time for reference. That way, we can see what her condition looks like in that instant in time. On the right hand of the screen, we are able to watch real time as three practitioners stand behind her working with the energy and her body and the feelings in their bodies. Next, they begin to chant a word that they have agreed upon and reinforces the feelings within them that she is already healed. The chant essentially says: “Already healed, already done”. As they began to have this feeling and say these words among themselves, on the computer screen we can watch in real time how this cancerous tumor disappears in less than three minutes.

Could we apply these techniques in our lives? Is that possible?

Anti-Inflammatory Diet – The Top 10 Tips

Chronic inflammation is one of they key reasons why people experience ongoing pain, and, unfortunately, it’s also incredibly common.

– Jesse Canone

While acute inflammation helps your body to heal (after an injury, for instance), chronic inflammation contributes to diseases ranging from heart disease and cancer to rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. As mentioned, it’s also often implicated in pain.

What causes chronic inflammation?

Stress and exposure to environmental toxins (like pollution or household chemicals) certainly contribute, but what you put in your body — your food and drinks, for instance — also play a major role.

Because of this, a comprehensive anti-inflammatory diet, consisting of inflammation-fighting food, drinks and herbal supplements — is an invaluable tool to help keep this pervasive health threat at bay.

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A Comprehensive Anti-Inflammatory Diet in 10 Easy Steps

Food and Drinks

10. Fermented Foods

If you like the tangy flavor of traditionally fermented foods like kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi, you’re in luck, because these foods are an excellent source of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. These good bacteria help to curb systemic inflammation in your body.[i]

Kefir, a fermented milk drink, in particular, contains not only probiotics but also anti-inflammatory prebiotics.[ii]

9. Tart Cherries

A glass of tart cherry juice a day may help keep the doctor away … that’s because tart cherries contain inflammation-fighting antioxidants known as anthocyanins. Tart cherries have been found to reduce numerous biomarkers of inflammation, including inflammation of abdominal fat, plasma and the heart.[iii]

anti-inflammatory diet8. Blueberries

These unassuming nutritional powerhouses also contain antioxidants that offer a protective effect against inflammation. In fact, by adding blueberries to your morning smoothie (or simply eating them by the handful) daily for six weeks, you can increase anti-inflammatory molecules known as cytokines in your body![iv]

7. Broccoli

There’s a reason your mom always told you to eat your broccoli, and one of them has to do with the phytonutrients, such as sulphoraphane, that it contains. Sulphoraphane helps prevent the activation of inflammatory enzymes in your body in a way similar to anti-inflammatory drugs, but even better it also helps to keep inflammatory enzymes from increasing.[v]

6. Green Tea

Sipping on green tea is an excellent way to get more anti-inflammatory flavonoids into your diet. These natural compounds increase beneficial anti-inflammatory substances and decrease inflammatory ones,[vi] making green tea an ideal addition to your anti-inflammatory diet.

5. Nuts

If you want to naturally lower your risk of dying from an inflammatory disease, eat more nuts. These tasty snacks contain antioxidants, omega-3 fats, L-arginine and magnesium, which work together to modulate inflammation in your body.[vii]

Top Anti-Inflammatory Herbs and Enzymes

anti-inflammatory diet4. Ginger

Whether steeped in tea or grated over your stir-fry, ginger has potent anti-inflammatory benefits, and actually shares pharmacological properties with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (without all of the side effects).[viii]

3. Boswellia (Indian Frankincense)

Boswellia, a natural inflammation-fighting gum resin extract derived from the Boswellia serrata tree, common to India, fights inflammation as well as most NSAID drugs, but without the stomach irritation or ulceration. Its benefits are due to a mixture of naturally occurring organic acids, which inhibit pain and inflammation-causing enzymes.

2. Turmeric

The yellow spice most well-known for its use in Indian curry dishes, turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Curcumin, its active ingredient, has been shown to work as well as ibuprofen in treating pain, such as that from knee osteoarthritis.[ix]

1. Proteolytic Enzymes

Proteolytic enzymes, or proteases, are different from, say, digestive enzymes, because they enter your circulatory system and work throughout your entire body. They are “systemic” enzymes with a number of important purposes, including breaking down excess fibrin, a natural substance that helps your body with wound healing, but which often builds up in your body, causing additional inflammation and pain.

– See more at: http://www.losethebackpain.com/blog/2013/01/07/anti-inflammatory-diet/#sthash.5FQBibez.dpuf

Source: Anti-Inflammatory Diet – The Top 10 Tips

Depression Colors The Way We See The World

Our feelings, our moods can, quite literally, color our world — particularly in the case of depression.

New research published last week in the journal Psychological Science finds that sadness can affect our vision, making the world appear more gray, by impairing the neural processes involved in color perception.

As it turns out, there’s a reason we use colors as a metaphor for emotion, with expressions like “feeling blue” or having a “gray day.”

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“It was interesting that we have so many metaphors that link emotion and color perception,” Christopher Thorstenson, a psychology researcher at the University of Rochester and the study’s lead author, told The Huffington Post in an email. “We were curious whether there really was a link between sadness and how people see color.”

To answer this question, the researchers asked 127 undergraduates to watch either a sad or funny video. Then, the students viewed 48 color swatches — which were desaturated to the point of being almost gray — and tried to identify them as red, yellow, green or blue. Those who had watched the sad clip were less accurate in identifying colors than the students who watched the funny clip, suggesting that they were perceiving less of the color.

The findings build on previous research that investigated the link between mood and perception. Other studies found that when people have a goal to reach or an object to attain — such as the finish line of a race — they may perceive that object to be larger than it really is. People experiencing fear, on the other hand, may perceive certain things in their environment — such as faces with negative expressions — as more threatening than they actually are.

This is because our emotions carry information about the value of objects, and that information is incorporated into the visual perception of our environment. The brain’s emotional and perceptual systems don’t seem to be completely distinct from one another, as was previously believed, but instead engage in a dynamic interplay.

“Psychologists have tacitly viewed perception, cognition, emotion, and other basic processes as separable phenomena to be studied in isolation,” psychologists Jonathan Zadra and Gerald Clore wrote in a 2011 review of studies on emotion and perception. “Increasingly, however, we are coming to see relevant areas of the brain and the processes they support as highly interactive.”

* Taken from Huffpost Science

Chronic Back Pain Limits Brain Power

You don’t need to be a scientist to know that chronic back pain can have a negative impact on your life, often bringing with it anxiety and depression. It can affect your ability to work, sleep, and perform other daily activities.

Until recently, it has been assumed that whatever changes occurred in the brain as a result of chronic back pain were only temporary and that the brain would revert to a normal state once the pain stopped.

Recent findings by researchers from Northwestern University have turned this assumption on its head. What they found was that chronic back pain – defined as pain lasting six months or longer – can cause significant and long-lasting damage to the brain, aging it up to 20 times faster than normal.¹

Chronic back pain and shades of gray

In fact, chronic back pain actually shrinks the gray matter of the brain – the part responsible for memory and information processing – by as much as 11 percent each year. In contrast, normal aging of the brain results in just a 0.5 percent loss of gray matter a year.

Scientists compared 26 healthy volunteers with 26 patients who had been suffering with chronic lower back pain (some with sciatica) for more than a year. Those with chronic back pain with sciatica had the largest decrease in gray matter. Another significant finding: The longer a subject had had chronic back pain, the more brain loss he suffered.

Chronic Back Pain

Chronic Back Pain

One theory on why there is such a large decrease in gray matter is that chronic pain forces nerve cells to work overtime. Even more troubling is the possibility that if chronic back pain is allowed to continue, it may become harder to reverse and less responsive to treatment due to these changes in the brain. Experts say the findings should sound a warning to patients with back pain to seek care as soon as possible.

Driven to distraction

The Northwestern study is consistent with other research on chronic pain and cognitive ability. Scientists at the University of Alberta have confirmed that chronic pain can impair your memory and concentration.

In testing done by Drs. Bruce D. Dick and Saifudin Rashiq at the university’s Multidisciplinary Pain Centre in Edmonton, Canada, two-thirds of participants who suffered with chronic pain had a difficult time paying attention and remembering simple facts.

Participants in the study – all of whom had pain lasting six months or longer – were given computerized memory tests, along with a neuropsychological test of attention on what were identified as “pain” and “less pain” days.

On a “less pain” day, participants were tested after they received a pain-reducing procedure as part of their ongoing treatment at the Centre. On a “pain” day, participants were tested without getting any pain-reducing procedure. Sixteen of the 24 participants – 67 percent – showed signs of cognitive impairment on their pain-testing day. Although the sample of participants was small, the findings were statistically significant, according to the lead researchers.

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Further evidence of a link between chronic pain and brain function comes from a study done at Keele University in the United Kingdom. Scientists compared the “prospective” memory – such as remembering to pick up groceries or keep a doctor’s appointment – of 50 subjects with chronic back pain to the memory of 50 subjects who were pain-free.

Investigators used something called the Prospective Memory Questionnaire, a self-rating scale that requires users to record the number of times their prospective memory fails in a given period of time. The scale measures three types of prospective memory: long-term habitual, short-term episodic, and internally cued.

Those with chronic pain had significantly impaired short-term memory compared with subjects who were pain-free. No differences were observed in the other types of prospective memory.

“One explanation for the observation of short-term prospective memory deficits may be related to the link between pain and stress and the impact of this relationship on cognitive function,” Ling’s team reported.

The ideas is that when pain kicks in, it triggers a region of the brain known as the lateral occipital complex (LOC). When this happens, it overrides a person’s ability to concentrate and accurately recognize images.

Strategies to improve memory

The investigators said they hope that these findings will help guide the care of patients with chronic pain and encourage the development of skills to offset memory problems.

Here are a few quick tips to improve your memory:

Read out loud
If you want to remember something, saying the words out loud will help burn the information into your brain. If you can turn it into a rhyme, even better.

Write things down
Mental clutter makes it hard to recall data. Use address books, datebooks, and calendars. Jot down notes on more complicated material and reorganize your notes as soon as possible. The physical act of rewriting can help imprint facts into your memory.

Rehearse and review
Go over what you’ve learned the day you learn it, and review it periodically. Researchers call this “spaced rehearsal,” which has proven to be more effective than cramming.

Get your vitamins
Nutrients such as vitamins B, C, and E can nurture brain function. Dietary sources of B include spinach and other dark leafy greens, strawberries, melons, and black beans. Vitamins C and E improve the flow of oxygen through the brain. Good natural sources are berries, sweet potatoes, red tomatoes, green tea, nuts, citrus fruits, and liver. Omega-3 fatty acids – found in cold-water fish such as salmon and tuna – are also associated with improved cognitive function.

Surprise your brain
Another way to help your brain perform better is to stimulate it through novelty. For example, brushing your teeth with your left hand (if you’re right-handed) will fire up seldom-used connections on the nondominant side of your brain. Or try “neurobic” exercise, which forces you to use your faculties in unusual ways – say, getting dressed with your eyes closed, taking a course in a subject you know nothing about, or cooking a recipe in an unfamiliar cuisine

The brain maybe affected by pain but you should never let pain control how or what you think about. If pain relief is what you are after you must hold a firm belief that you can achieve your goals and if believe heart and soul and keep you’re your thoughts concentrated and coordinated there is no way that you can not achieve what you are after.

1. The Journal of Neuroscience, November 17, 2004 · 24(46):10410 –10415

50 Years of Back Pain Gone in Just Days!

Jerry Talisman had suffered from chronic back pain on and off for over 50 years. Like most people, he had tried it all… chiropractors, physical therapy, he even overdosed on tylenol but nothing gave him lasting relief until he discovered muscle balance therapy.

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you suffer from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment.  Click over the image below to get my FREE book

Negative Thoughts: How to Get Rid of Them

Many subscribers have requested me to help them to get rid of negative thoughts. I would like to share with you a technique I am using with great success to help my patients in my private practice. But first, let us delve into a LAW that is as important as any of the physical laws in nature:

“You are what you think about”

In your imagination, it is as simple as: What you have in your mind, you can have it in your hand. If you think about poverty, you will get poverty. If you think about failure, be prepared to fail. If you fear something, you will get what you fear about. If you think all day long of succeeding, you will succeed!

Positive thoughts have power to change your life
 when they’re fueled by positive emotions.” ~ Peggy McColl

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”~ Irvin Himmel

Negative Thoughts: A Case Study

How can I change my negative thinking? How can I get rid of this negativity that is robbing my life?

I will be glad to help you overcome your negative thoughts. I will be giving you more insights to help you out with this disease (I consider negative thinking a disease) Check you inbox always for more insights. However while you wait, let me share something important now:

Consider that everything in this life goes with a binary law:

  • It is ON or it is OFF
  • It is POSITIVE or NEGATIVE
  • It’s LIGHT or DARK

In the same way a thought could be POSITIVE or NEGATIVE. That means POSITIVE thinking will get you nearer to SUCCESS and health; NEGATIVE thinking will get your nearer FAILURE and disease. Nothing stands still!

Negative Toughts

You can change your Negative Toughts

Let’s Change our Negative Thoughts

You are, as a human being, capable of creating, changing and replacing your thoughts. For example:

Think now: create with your mind the thought of a RED SHIRT….. Got it? See it in your mind now. While you see the red color, the red fabric, try to see more details on the shirt you are thinking of. Can you see it?

Now, think right now of a shirt that is WHITE. Got it? Just stop and see your WHITE shirt with all the details.

Can you see how easy it is to change colors in your mind? Well. You have the power to change a NEGATIVE thought into a POSITIVE thought. The energy you are applying to change the shirt’s color is the same energy you are using to change a NEGATIVE thought into a POSITIVE one. In fact, try to think a thought where you have pleasure! It doesn’t matter what kind of thought it is, as long as it brings you pleasure. Use day-dreaming if you like, but change your mental attitude and you’re set for success today.

This simple method is being used by many of my patients who are seeing huge changes in their lives as they apply this technique to succeed in life and enjoy health. You can do the same today!

It doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, what matters is what you look like on the inside. —Marissa Gibson (7 years old)

Negative Thoughts Are Enemies To Your Success

The greatest enemies to your success in life are negative thoughts of all kinds.

They hold you down, tire you out, and take away all your joy in life.

From the beginning of time, they have done more harm to individuals and societies than all the plagues of history.

One of your most important goals, if you want to be truly happy, is to free yourself from negative thinking.

Refuse To Rationalize

Rationalization causes automatic negative thoughts.

When you rationalize, you attempt to give a, “Socially acceptable explanation for an otherwise socially unacceptable act.”

You rationalize to explain away or put a favorable light on something that you have done that you feel bad or unhappy about.

You cast yourself in the roles of the victim, and you mark the other person or organization into the oppressor or the “bad guy.”

Rise Above The Opinions Of Others

Over-concern or a hypersensitivity about the way other people treat you causes negative thoughts.

For some people, their entire self image is determined by the way other people speak to them, talk to them or about them, or even look at them.

They have little sense of personal value or self-worth apart from the opinions of others. If those opinions of others are negative for any reason, real or imagined, the “victim” immediately experiences, anger, embarrassment, shame, self pity, and despair.

How To Stop Negative Thoughts

The antidote of negative thoughts of all kinds is for you to accept complete responsibility for your situation.

You cannot say the words, “I am responsible!” and still feel angry.

The very act of accepting responsibility short-circuits and cancels out any negative thoughts you may be experiencing.

>>>See more techniques here

 

Brain Retraining Cutting Edge Technology

How The Brain Works

The brain is the most fascinating part of the human body. Not much to look at, it resembles a spongy mass of tissue. Feels like “tofu” and weighs roughly four tubs of butter. Our brain is actually made up of mostly water, and about 10% fats. While our brain only makes up approximately 2% of the entire body’s weight, it uses a massive 20% of our body’s energy.

The brain’s basic building blocks are known as neurons and we have around 100 billion of these… each with between one thousand to ten thousand connections to other neurons, creating neural pathways, or ‘roads’ within the brain. There are literally trillions of neural connections within the brain, similar to a city electrical power grid, information is passed along these roads through a series of chemical messages and electrical impulses. As all this activity takes place, our brain generates between 10 to 25 watts of power, enough to power a light bulb. Over the course of one day, your brain generates more electrical impulses from firing neurons than all of the telephones in the world.

So really, your brain isn’t just a spongy mass of tissue. It’s your most complex organ: a power station that connects your every thought, movement, and feeling and it’s firing right now!

The Brain’s Regions 

While the brain is our most complex organ, its main objective is simple to keep us alive and achieve our goals. It does this by helping us breath, eat, walk and talk: the basic essentials to our survival. It is geared to search for any dangers in our environment and primes us to respond quickly. What’s more, our brain enables us to plan ahead, solve problems, experience emotions, store memories and communicate with others -all the things that makes us human. Our brain is the control center of our entire body, driving our every thought, feeling and action.

JUST HOW DOES OUR BRAIN WORK?

There are 3 main regions within the brain that serve a specific function as we interact with our environment:

  • At the base of our brain is the primitive region
  • in the middle the feeling region
  • and at the front and top of our brain is the thinking region

While these 3 regions have their own special function, they operate as one connected network to keep us alive and reach our goals.

The primitive region of our brain looks after those basic life functions that just happen automatically, like our breathing and heart rate. It also helps coordinate our basic physical movements, such as our balance, and posture. More than this, it plays a key role in scanning our environment to search for those things that may threaten our chances of survival. This helps the instinctual part of our brain kick into action automatically.

The middle feeling region of our brain plays a significant part in our emotional and social experiences through life. This is the part of our brain where emotions and impulses, such us anger, fear, and pleasure come from. It is activated when our primitive region detects a threat in the environment and triggers our fight or flight response. This region drives many of our behaviors and habits and help us form memories and attach feelings to them particularly when we experience strong emotions, such fear or happiness.

Lastly, the thinking region is the largest, and more highly developed part of the human brain. It stores our memories, allows us to plan, enables us to imagine or analyze a situation, find a solution, and communicate with others. It is the part of the brain where we can take control of decision making and emotion and override our automatic responses from our primitive and feeling regions. Our thinking region activates our likes, dislikes, hopes and ambitions. Those thoughts that make us uniquely human and different to all other animals on this planet.

These 3 regions of the brain work together to coordinate our every thought, feeling, and action.

>>>See more relevant information here!

Retraining Our Brain with Technology

There is a program that incorporates the latest scientific research and EVIDENCE-BASED data reviewed by scientists from top institutions like University of California, San Diego, for advanced Brain Retraining.

Dr. Brian Alman, CEO of Tru-Sage International says:

“The incredible mix of cutting-edge technology and positive psychology will transform the lives and results of any business owner and entrepreneur who uses it. It’s also natural, empowering, fun, simple & relaxing… a powerhouse solution.”

Here’s what it will do for you:

Just listen to the 9-levels of audio training for 30-mins a day — you’ll benefit from every methodology available such us precision affirmations, hypnosis scripts, guided visualizations, and proven money-making meditations, and all the rest.

In addition, its proprietary technology automatically ramps up the intensity and effectiveness of your brain training every single week, for greater and greater results.

ALL of it is specifically designed with one focus: to help you change your beliefs and habits about abundance and about getting more income.

It is easy to use and fun, since it requires few minutes a day just listening to the programs.

>>> See more about our brain activities here.

Breathing: A Simple Way to Reconnect to Your Intuition

Life can easily overwhelm you. New responsibilities at work or at home compete for your attention. Even habitual responsibilities, like planning a birthday party, can become stressful when you feel overwhelmed.

If you feel like there are several things each day pulling you in various directions, there is one thing you can do.

This one simple — yet highly effective — exercise is something you are actually doing right now.

Breathing

It’s a core function of life, yet you can harness this action, and use it to your advantage.

Yuo can create a long-term relaxed state of mind and body, no matter where you are located or how much stress you feel.

Breathing is essential to living. By improving your breath, you improve your life. Breathing relaxes you — no matter how much time you have. You don’t need to be in a special place to use the breathing exercises on this page. And you certainly don’t need hours of time, because you can complete every one of these exercises in less than five minutes.

You will also discover that this exercise will bring you many more benefits that include:

  • Releasing stress, and reconnecting you to your intuition.
  • Improving clarity in your mind, and ridding unproductive thoughts fogging your focus.
  • Letting go of anger, and the release of bottled up anger that will release in possibly hurtful ways if you do not let it go.
  • Clearing negative energy, and eliminating unwanted pressure, tugging at your being.
  • Releasing toxins from your system, and flushing out unwanted elements that will remain dormant in your body if you don’t detox.
  • Relieving pain and getting through it, instead of avoiding it.
  • Strengthening your inner organs, and massaging them so you can have improved circulation.
  • Improving digestion, and having fewer cramps, bloating, and other uneasy feelings in your stomach.
  • Strengthening your lungs, and having more stamina and confidence when engaging in physical activities.

Interrupt Overthinking with Cord Cutting — a Breathing Exercise That Packs a “Punch”

Do you feel completely overwhelmed and wish to create a “shocking” — yet much needed — effect throughout your entire body?

If so, you will love this breathing exercise from Tibetan culture.

It always works.

The Cord Cutting breathing exercise it essentially is just one-step:

  • Pit the heart by pounding your fist on your chest as you let out a loud, “HA!”

The “HA” sound is universal throughout every religion and culture. No matter who you are, where you are from, or what your age is, you can use the “HA” sound to connect with every living person in existence.

Generate Energy and Warmth Out of “Nowhere” With the Breath of Fire

Are you having trouble bringing yourself to having a relaxed connection with your intuition? The breath of fire breathing exercise will help. This increased heart rate inducing energy wakes you up, all while quieting the mind.

To quiet your overactive mind, and pull your energy from within, repeat the following steps:

Place one hand on your chest, flat, and slightly below your collarbone (see video below for exact location).

Place your other hand on your belly.

Rapidly breathe in and out of your nose, paying attention to the movements in your belly and chest.

When you are finished, end with an, “Ahh…” as you close your eyes.

Create Long-term Relaxing and Soothing Personal Experience with The Sign

Have you been experiencing irregular amounts of stress lately? Perhaps you are having trouble sleeping. The following exercise is wonderful for reducing anxiety and tension.

To begin, open your jaw, and inhale through your mouth until you hear a click in your ears.

As you do this, you will notice how your heart and throat expand as well.

Lastly, let out the air while making the sound, “Ahhhhhhhh…”

Repeat these three simple steps until you feel relaxed. The more you do this, the more you will train yourself out of your left-brain — flight, fight, freeze, and figure out state of mind.

See Sonia explain The Sign breathing exercise as well as an alternative method that uses your tongue.

Break Bad Habits with the 4-6-4 Breathing Exercise

Do you find yourself living in the same patterns each day?

Is there something you wish you could change, but just don’t know how?

With the 4-6-4 breathing exercise, you change your breathing to a pattern unfamiliar to you.

By doing so, you gain new insight and place yourself in a better position to break bad habits.

  1. Breathe in for four seconds.
  2. Hold for six seconds.
  3. Breathe out for four seconds.
  4. Hold for six seconds.
  5. Repeat.

By the end of the first circle, you will feel different. This is a good thing. It means you’re creating new breathing patterns that allow you to have new ideas.

Throughout this exercise, bring your attention to your forehead.

“The relaxation response is controlled by another set of nerves — the main nerve being the Vagus nerve. Think of a car throttling down the highway at 120 miles an hour. That’s the stress response, and the Vagus nerve is the brake. When you are stressed, you have your foot on the gas, pedal to the floor. When you take slow, deep breaths, that is what is engaging the brake.” (Esther Sternberg, Physician and researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health)

* Taken from Positive Intuition, Sonia Choquette

 

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Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA—A recent study conducted at the University of Florida found several different foods that will help you stay hydrated during the summer.

The researchers noted that staying well hydrated is very important during the summer months, but most people are unaware that eating “H20 heavy” foods can improve your hydration just as well as drinking.

The study analyzed the health benefits associated with several different fruits and vegetables; they focused on how well they help you stay hydrated.

The team found six easy to find foods that have been proven to help maintain good hydration:

  1. Cucumbers: They are more than 90 percent water and are rich with B and C vitamins. You can add cucumbers to your water or throw them into a salad.
  2. Greens: Most greens are about 95 percent water, while romaine and iceberg have the highest percentage of water.
  3. Pineapple: They are about 90 percent water and they also provide the enzyme bromelain, which helps improve digestion and prevent inflammation.
  4. Cantaloupe: The researchers found that this melon is over 90 percent water and offers 100 percent of your vitamin A and only 60 calories per cup.
  5. Watermelon: This is the ultimate hydration food, having more than 92 percent water it also contains rehydrating electrolytes (salts calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium).
  6. Strawberries: Not only strawberries, but most berries are more than 90 percent water and are easy to pack on the go. This makes them a perfect hydrating snack anytime.

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