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What To Try When You Are In Pain

Over the past week, I've received a handful of notes from people suffering with pain in different areas, including the abdomen, back, hips, and feet.

Beyond the obvious step of getting appropriate rest for an injured body part, it can be remarkably helpful to fast for a good stretch each day as a way of reducing systemic inflammation and allowing the body to devote the bulk of its resources to healing the problematic area.

What does this look like? Read more

 

How to Improve Vision Naturally | Vision Therapy Exercises

Updated on March 10, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, your vision doesn't have to decline over time. With regular exercise of the muscles that control your eye movements and visual acuity, you can reduce eyestrain and maintain or even improve your vision. Utilization of a few acupressure points can also help your vision by encouraging healthy blood flow to your eyes. Read more

 

A Simple and Effective Way of Experiencing Healthy Body Composition

In keeping with our goal of offering more frequent flash sales this year, for a few days or until earmarked supplies last, we are passing along some savings on our organic plant protein blend:

Organic Plant Protein Blend

Each serving offers 19 grams of easily digested organic plant protein and less than a gram of naturally occurring sugar.   Read more

 

My Work Space and Penchant For Minimalism

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After mentioning my favourite chair and a couple of adjustable standing desks in my last newsletter, I had a few readers ask me to share what my work station looks like. Read more

 

Adjustable Standing Desks and Ergonomic Chairs

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Having spent the past two decades doing a substantial amount of writing at a desk, I have great appreciation for a setup that protects my back and allows me to stay mobile. Read more

 

Cancel All Student Debt?

With the transition to a new administration in the US under way, there has been more talk about the potential for all existing student debt in the US to be forgiven.

On one hand, it's easy to see how helpful such a measure would be for those who are struggling under a mountain of student debt with little to no hope of paying off their loans in the near future.  Those who support canceling student debt suggest that forgiving these loans will free debtors up to be able to pursue new business ventures, buy a home, and make additional contributions to local economies.   Read more

 

A Simple Way to Maximize Arsenic Removal While Cooking Rice

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A recent study funded by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council indicates that replacing cooking water part way through the process of cooking rice decreases naturally occurring trace arsenic in brown rice by over 50 percent and in white rice by 74 percent.

Here's how for 1 cup of uncooked brown rice: Read more

 

Health Benefits of Grounding or Earthing

A basic understanding of the natural flow of electrons through the atmosphere and lithosphere as is taught in high school science class makes it abundantly clear that there are significant benefits to grounding, defined as being in contact with the earth with our bare skin, be it our hands, feet, or any other part of our body. Read more

 

A Natural Approach To Treating Seasonal Allergies

Originally posted in 2011

If you suffer with seasonal allergies, you're well aware of how a sudden onset of scratchy and watery eyes, violent sneezing, and a constant runny nose can hamper your day. Sometimes called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies affect tens of millions of people throughout North America every year.

What causes seasonal allergies? When an outdoor or indoor allergen comes into contact with your body, your immune system may trigger the production of an antibody called immunoglobin E, also called IgE. If this happens, the next time that you are exposed to that allergen, IgE antibodies in your body release a chemical called histamine, which sets off a series of chemical reactions that can result in any of the following eliminative reactions: Read more

 

Oil Swishing To Support Healthy Teeth and Gums

A while back, a colleague in northern California told me that he had started to ask most of his patients to practice "oil swishing" to support healthy teeth and gums.

Oil swishing - sometimes called oil pulling - is a simple Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing about one tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes once daily, typically in the morning. Read more

 

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