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A Natural Approach to Treating and Preventing Dry Eye Syndrome

Over the years, I've noticed that a growing number of people are reporting "dry eyes" during my initial evaluations. The most common complaints are burning, stinging, and scratching sensations. People who wear contacts often report that their eyes feel unusually uncomfortable.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it's highly advisable that you address the root causes of dry eyes, as chronic dry eyes can actually leave small abrasions on the surface of your eyes. Read more about A Natural Approach to Treating and Preventing Dry Eye Syndrome

 

A Natural Approach to Treating Uterine Fibroids

We recently had a guest at our fasting clinic who was startled to find that on day 7 of her water-only fast, she could no longer feel a uterine fibroid in her lower abdomen that she had been carrying around for years.

I can confirm from the evaluation that I did on her first day with us that she had a mass that was about the size of a medium-sized adult fist in her lower abdomen, diagnosed by ultrasound as a uterine fibroid before she arrived. I couldn't find even a trace of a mass when I did a thorough re-check of her abdomen. Read more about A Natural Approach to Treating Uterine Fibroids

 

Eating Broccoli May Help Prevent Bladder Cancer

For those of you who have a history of urinary tract infections, bladder infections, and/or a family history of bladder cancer, it may be wise to make broccoli a staple in your diet.

Researchers at Ohio State University report that broccoli contains phytochemicals called glucosinolates, which turn into compounds called isothiocyanates, which in turn, have been shown to slow down the growth of bladder cancer cells in laboratory experiments. Read more about Eating Broccoli May Help Prevent Bladder Cancer

 

Midwifery Care

It's been almost a month now since my wife and I gratefully welcomed a healthy baby into our lives. As my younger sister said the first time she held our baby, "He's perfect." :)

We are so glad that we chose to give birth at home. We were blessed to have the help and guidance of three amazing midwives who provided all the clinical skills and caring support that we needed during my wife's
6-hour labour period. For those of you who are planning on having a baby, if you haven't already considered midwifery care, I encourage you to look into it. Read more about Midwifery Care

 

Seaweed: An Ancient Korean Health Food

When my sisters and I were growing up, it seemed like there was always a huge pot of seaweed soup on the stove. Seaweed soup, called Mi-Yuk Gook in Korean, has been a staple in the Korean diet for much of Korea's 5000 year history.

For Koreans living all over the world, seaweed soup is a must for all pregnant women and students. Read more about Seaweed: An Ancient Korean Health Food

 

More Potential Dangers Of Using Cell Phones

I just came across an important article on the potential health risks of using cell phones in the July 10th issue of the Toronto Star. Read more about More Potential Dangers Of Using Cell Phones

 

Six Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

Here are six simple steps that you can take to protect your eyesight for years to come and even improve your current eyesight:

  1. Rest your eyes whenever you can.
    Whenever you take a short break from your daily duties, close your eyes while you rest. Closing your eyes for a few minutes every hour can dramatically reduce eye strain, tension headaches, and even fatigue. Read more about Six Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

 

How to Keep Your Children Safe In and Around Cars

Did you know that even on relatively cool days, the temperature inside a parked car can get hot enough to cause heatstroke? A recent study by researchers at Stanford Medical School found that the temperature inside of a parked car with the windows rolled up can rise an average of 40 degrees Fahrenheit within an hour. 80 percent of of this increase occurs within the first half hour. Read more about How to Keep Your Children Safe In and Around Cars

 

Acupressure For Natural Pain Relief

The next time you have a headache and want quick relief without pills, try some acupressure on your own hand. It's super simple to do and can provide significant relief in a matter of minutes. Read more about Acupressure For Natural Pain Relief

 

The Health Benefits of Physical Touch

A close friend of mine mentioned to me the other day that when she and her husband first married, one of the activities she enjoyed most was having him rub her feet in the evenings while they chatted about their day. She really loved feeling the warmth of his hands and the pressure on her skin, as well as spending the time with him. She enjoyed this activity to the point where, when she’d see him in the evenings, she would clear her throat and wiggle her toes at him as a way of asking for another foot massage. Read more about The Health Benefits of Physical Touch

 

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