Category: Diet

Diet

How My Ayurvedic Doctor Cured Somatic Symptom Disorder

There once lived a mentally distressed woman in my neighborhood. She suffered from somatic symptom disorder. Her infirmity caused her psychological distress to manifest itself in the form of acute physical discomfort. She experienced aches and pains that could not be be attributed...
Cancer

How Being Fat Can Cause Cancer

Could weight loss slash your risk of developing and dying from cancer? That's exactly what researchers are seeking to determine in a new study, which is now getting underway with trials. At first glance, weight and cancer may seem unrelated. But as the medical and science communities...
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Rare MRSA Infection and an Unrivaled Cure

My friend developed painful boils on her legs a few days after her visit to the hospital to see her gynecologist. She had been living in Africa with her husband who was working on behalf of UNICEF to build stable homes for orphaned kids. Since skin infections are common in third world...
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What’s For Breakfast? 3 Healthy Choices

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Even as I say the phrase to myself I can see and hear my mother admonishing me when I was young. And I must have deeply internalized this at some point, because long gone are the days when my morning meal consisted of a hastily downed...
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Healing From the Scars of War the Natural Way

My next door neighbor was diagnosed with 5 psychiatric disorders. She had been a soldier and a war hero and found it very hard to adjust to life back home after returning from the battlefield. Anxiety disorder, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive...
Diet

15 Steps to Maintaining a Macrobiotic Diet

The origin of macrobiotics begins with a military doctor named Sagen Ishizuka. One of his students studied Ishizuka’s theory on balancing mineral salts, and the I-Ching. This student was George Ohsawa and a translation of his research introduced macrobiotics to America...
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5 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight Running

Running is regarded as one of the best forms of exercise for anyone trying to lose weight. So you went out and bought a great pair of running shoes, you started working with a personal trainer, and you thought you were on the path to a slimmer, thinner version of you. But to your dismay,...
Diet

How Color Affects Your Weight Loss

Losing weight involves more than just diet and exercise. Weight loss transcends the physical. Your mind plays a vital role in the equation, impacting everything from your motivation to exercise, your perception of food, and the experience of eating. In fact, the psychology...
Diet

8 Surprising Foods That Can Heal Your Gut

Did you know your gut serves as your second brain? It even produces more of the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin — thought to influence the mood — than your brain does. Your gut is also home to countless good and bad bacteria, which outnumber the cells in your body at...