A New Year of Health

Namaste.  After arriving back of Miami (ego central) from Goa, India (a spiritual vortex), much has changed in my life. I was there to visit the Shri Kali Ashram, a purveyor of Tantric yoga.  The premise of Tantric yoga is to dissolve the psychic self or ego.  By thinking in a much more open and inclusive way, it is possible to honor the inner soul, to go beyond the mechanical person and see our true divinity.  The process is very rewarding and makes for anew awareness and introspection. To be more specific we prepared for the day with a unique...

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To Juice or Not to Juice

Is “juicing” becoming a craze, just a fad or here to stay?  What is most important to know about juicing are provenance, preparation and combinations.  Where is the food item sourced from, who is handling it and how is it processed, and what combinations of food are important medicinally.   There are so many juices out there, in Miami we have a local favorite, Jugo Fresh, and Blue Print and others have large followers.  You must be sharp and know to read between the lines the next time you’re at the super market or the juice bar. “Contains 100% Juice”
Everything in...

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Meditation Stimulates Cellular Renewal

Meditation can wipe away the day’s stress, bringing with it inner peace. See how you can easily learn to practice meditation whenever you need it most. If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice meditation. It’s simple and inexpensive, and it doesn’t require any special equipment. And you can practice meditation wherever you are — whether you’re out for a walk, riding the bus, waiting at the doctor’s office or even in the middle of a difficult business meeting. Understanding...

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Sugar is Misleading Our Health

There is evidence that refined sugar is the main contributor to the global obesity epidemic, hypertension, diabetes.  Sugar and the manufactures of sugar are now being equated to “tobacco”, a human scourge.   Biologically, humans are not designed to consume mass quantizes of refined sugar and we know it increases total cholesterol levels, decreasing HDL (good cholesterol) levels and in the development of diabetes and diabetic precursors, such as “metabolic syndrome”. Refined sugars, along with chemical additives, such as artificial colors and flavors, are also suspected of causing behavioral problems in children and neurologic disorders like ADD and ADHD. According...

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Foods to Combat High Blood Pressure

As we get closer tot the holiday months, look over some good nutritional ideas! The following specific foods may help to lower blood pressure. Try to incorporate as many as you can into your diet.  These are approved by the Insitute for Functional Medicine. Proteins: Soy, (fermented) 30gm daily: natto, tofu, tempeh, miso hydrolyzed whey legumes (vegetable protein) cold water fish: sardines, herring, haddock, salmon or trout foods high in L-arginine: lentils, hazelnuts, walnuts, peanuts  3.3 gm daily  Vegetables and Fruit: seaweed (hijiki and wakame) garlic, 1-4 fresh cloves/day mushrooms – ½ cup shitake, maitake celery, 4 stalks/day foods high...

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Why Eating Fat is Good!

Recently, doctors have noted that a low carb moderate high fat diet (avoiding trans fats) may be the best for our health.  “I’ve been a strong advocate of moving saturated fat down the list of priorities in dietary recommendations for one reason: because of the increasing importance of metabolic syndrome and the role that carbohydrates play,” Dr. Krauss said. The new study was financed by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. It included a racially diverse group of 150 men and women — a rarity in clinical nutrition studies — who were assigned to follow...

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Ebola Travel CDC ALERT

“It is the world’s first Ebola epidemic and it is spiraling out of control. It’s bad now and it’s going to get worse in the very near future,” Frieden told CBS News. “There is still a window of opportunity to tamp it down, but that window is closing. We really have to act now. Vaccines and treatments may come along, but right now what we have are tried and true methods that we have to scale up. They have worked in prior outbreaks but we are not getting to scale” Frieden goes on to say, “The epidemic is going faster...

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Laughter Therapy

Laughter Therapy

  It is time to start laughing! Sense of humor may differ from one person to the next, but the results are still unequivocally the same, and more and more research is proving that the simple act of laughing may be far more powerful than people once thought. Studies have shown connections between laughter and the reduction of age-related memory loss, as well as a useful tool in chronic pain management. How is it possible that something as minute as a little recreational giggling can combat such serious physiological impairments? The trick is in the increase of positive chemicals in...

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Recovery…The Road Back

As human beings we never even seemed to have a chance, since the dawn of time various species on this planet have had a fascination with getting high— even animals like lemurs, wallabies, birds, and dolphins have found ways to deliberately distort their perception of reality. Now, in the world today the need to escape a harsh reality filled with insurmountable stressors, has become in one form or another just an added part of life. There is no debate that people need to “turn off,” allow themselves an outlet where they can block out what we as individuals perceive as...

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