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Healing Music, Healing Sounds

Here’s an article Kathleen wrote for Natural Awakenings magazine, published in September, 2016.

As primeval drumbeats echo across an African savannah, the rhythms circle the globe, picked up by the chants and rattles of shamans gracing Amazonian jungles and Siberian tundra. They’re repeated in Gregorian chants filling medieval cathedrals and Om meditations resounding in Himalayan caves […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Natural Remedies, Stress Management|0 Comments

11 Ways to Get A Great Night’s Sleep

Several people have told me lately that they are having troubles sleeping. I have that problem occasionally myself. Sometimes it’s a matter of that infernal  “to-do” list cycling endlessly through your already exhausted mind.

Does that stress pattern sound familiar? How about the one that goes, “I should have said/done,” re-living the day’s events over and […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Natural Remedies, Sleep Habits|0 Comments

Curcumin as an Integrative Therapy

This is an excerpt from a book I recently edited and published, Curcumin: Nature’s Answer to Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases by Ajay Goel, Ph.D. This book offers cutting edge information on prevention and treatment of cancer by an acclaimed cancer researcher at Baylor University.

So—you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer.

Your brain is […]

By |April 7th, 2017|Book Excerpts, Natural Remedies, Supplements|0 Comments

Your Heart and Body Love Garlic

There’s no doubt that garlic is one of nature’s healers. There’s more research almost on a weekly basis that shows garlic lower blood pressure as well as prescription drugs, lowers the risk of certain types of cancer and it serves as a potent antimicrobial that is doubly important during cold and flu season.
It’s powerful pungent […]

By |March 25th, 2017|Brain Health, Heart Health, Natural Remedies, Supplements|0 Comments

10 Reasons Medical Marijuana Should Be Legalized

Watching CNN the other night, I was pleasantly surprised when Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the network’s chief medical correspondent, reported that he has reversed his previous position and now supports the legalization of medical marijuana.
In a deeply apologetic mea culpa, Gupta said he had not adequately researched the health benefits of marijuana, and apologized for “misleading people.”
“I […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Natural Remedies|1 Comment

Coconut Water Delivers On Health Hype

I became a huge fan of coconut water when I lived in the Philippines, where this juice of the young coconut is called “buko.”
Street vendors expertly hacked away the thick green coconut husk with machetes, exposing the tender inner flesh that surrounds the delectable and healthy water. They’d plunk the balloon-like flesh into a plastic […]

By |February 14th, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking, Natural Remedies|0 Comments

Antibiotics: Not a Viable Cold and Flu Remedy

When your child has a cold or the flu, you may be tempted take her to the doctor and get a prescription for antibiotic.
Heck, we frequently do the same for ourselves.
It’s a choice that science now shows us can have far-reaching and dire consequences.
When penicillin was discovered in 1928 and sulfa drugs a few years […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Children and Teenagers, Natural Remedies|0 Comments

Sage – A fragrant memory and immune system booster

Most of us think of sage as a savory addition to the kitchen spice rack. But now researchers say this herb’s silvery little leaf can help you stay healthy throughout your life by sharpening your memory, preventing heart disease and  strengthening your immune system.

Sage has been used for centuries to treat everything from snake bites to […]

By |November 15th, 2016|Healthy Eating and Drinking, Natural Remedies|0 Comments

Natural flu Rx that can speed your recovery

You washed your hands. You drank your juice. You took your vitamins. But the flu bug got you anyway. Don’t despair! There are natural ways to ease your misery and get back on your feet fast.

As soon as you feel the first hint of a scratchy throat, a sneeze or sniffle, grab these remedies for […]

By |November 11th, 2016|Natural Remedies|0 Comments

4 Natural Ways to Deep Sleep

If you’re like 43% of all Americans, you have trouble sleeping at least one night a week. I have the problem occasionally and I’ve found natural and effective ways to lull myself to sleep or back to sleep when I awaken in the middle of the night.

Please! At all costs avoid sleeping pills of any […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Natural Remedies, Sleep Habits|0 Comments