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How to Forgive Someone Who Isn't Sorry

Originally posted in September 2019

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Hi Dr. Ben,

I'm 59 years old and am hoping that you can help me with an issue that has been a heavy burden almost all my life. Read more

 

Battle Rope Workouts

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Battle rope exercises are a fun and challenging way of conditioning the entire body, including the legs, core, shoulders, back, and of course, the heart and lungs. Read more

 

Loving My Cork Yoga Blocks

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If you’re into yoga blocks to aid with various poses and stretching techniques, I highly recommend looking into natural cork blocks that have thicker dimensions than most EVA foam options. Read more

 

Organic Mattress Reviews: Silk & Snow, Essentia Tatami, and Essentia Stratami

Over the years, many have asked me to recommend a mattress that is well suited for those looking to optimize their sleep.

As most might imagine, it's exceedingly difficult to recommend one mattress type for everyone since individual needs vary according to health history, current health status, and if one is sharing a bed with another person or sleeping solo.

With that said, I had the opportunity to test 3 different organic mattresses over the past 12 months and am happy to share my findings.

1. Silk & Snow Organic Mattress Read more

 

Dr. Shefali Tsabary on Conscious Parenting

Unbeknownst to her, Dr. Shefali is one of my most treasured mentors. Whenever I experience conflict with our boys, I find myself re-reading passages in The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family to try to figure out where I went wrong as a person and parent. Read more

 

Deep Inhalation, Conscious Contraction, and Abdominal Massage to Promote Healthy Bowel Movements and Excellent Colon Health

To promote regular and comfortable bowel movements and good overall colon health, try doing the following twice a day:

1. While standing, take a deep breath in and hold it. In this state, contract your abdominal wall as though you are trying to shrink your tummy as much as possible and hold this state for a few seconds. Then exhale fully and let your tummy relax. Repeat this cycle five times. Read more

 

Colon Cleansing and Promoting Healthy Bowel Movements With Kiwis

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For those who have a tendency to experience a sluggish colon, bloating, or constipation, one simple suggestion often yields positive results:

Eat 2 kiwis daily. Read more

 

Gymnastics and Yoga Mats for Mobility Work

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A number of readers have asked about the large mats that I do much of my mobility work on. The thicker one is a gymnastics mat, the kind that has four sections that allow for the mat to be folded together for portability. Details can be found at the following pages: Read more

 

Whole-House Steam Humidifier

For those who tend to have health issues related to living in dry air over winter months, I highly recommend looking into a whole-house steam humidifier. Most entry-level whole-house humidifiers employ a pad that tends to dry out and become ineffective within a year or two. Units that generate actual steam that enters central duct work are more efficient in raising relative humidity to a comfortable level, and are more durable than units that use humidifier pads.

This is a unit by Aprilaire that I've been happy with: Read more

 

Appendicitis Treatment Options

How do I know if my child has appendicitis? Few parents get through the journey of raising children without wondering this at some point.

In the late 90s, one of my early mentors, the late Dr. David Scott, showed me a whole stack of cases of diagnosed appendicitis that he had helped children and adults recover from through rest and water fasting. Given the wealth of his experience utilizing water fasting to help people overcome countless health challenges that allopathic medical care typically addresses via surgery and/or medication, I had good reason to wonder if excision was the best first line treatment for appendicitis.

Today, some within conventional medicine also question the decision to use excision as a first line treatment for appendicitis. Studies like "Antibiotics as first-line therapy for acute appendicitis: evidence for a change in clinical practice." are prompting some physicians to try a combination of intravenous and oral antibiotic therapy in mild to moderately severe cases of appendicitis where there is no clinical evidence of perforation. Read more

 

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