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Author: Cynthia Perkins

Holistic Stress Management

stress is an inevitable part of life. Managing stress effectively is important for every person, but for the person dealing with chronic illness, it is essential for optimal functioning. There is good stress and bad stress. Even good stress can be difficult to deal with when one’s resources are limited due to chronic illness. Stress is an inherent component of chronic illness, arising from the inevitable challenges, loss and limits it creates, therefore adding more than the average level of stress to one’s life. It is impossible to eliminate stress completely, nor would you want to, a certain amount...

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Sweet Poison

What is the most common addiction in our society today? Well, you may be surprised to learn that it is sugar. That’s right, those pretty white crystals sitting on most people’s kitchen table. The average American consumes 32 teaspoons of sugar a day. Not only is it addictive, but this very common everyday product that is falsely believed to be harmless is responsible for many health problems we find in our society. There’s a very significant difference between white refined sugar and naturally occurring complex sugars that are found in whole foods. In this article, we are speaking specifically...

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Ten Essentials for Managing Your Chronic Illness

Managing your illness means to take responsibility for the actions that are necessary for you to cope and live life as optimally as possible within the limits you are faced with. It empowers you to improve the quality of your life, reduces helplessness and hopelessness and promotes self-confidence and self-esteem. There are many steps one can take to manage their illness, and these steps may vary greatly from week to week or from individual to individual. But, there are several essentials that are fundamental to any health care path regardless of your diagnosis. These essentials are: 1. Proper nutrition You are what you eat. What you eat has a profound impact on your mental and physical health. Eating a healthy diet is essential for optimal functioning and healing. Depending on your particular illness, this may include incorporating new foods into your diet or eliminating some favorites. At the very least you should be eliminating things such as sugar, caffeine, refined foods and unhealthy fats and replacing these with whole foods such as vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, fruits and fresh or frozen meat and poultry. Preferably your diet should be free of chemicals and toxins found in the average diet such as pesticides, herbicides, additives, dyes and preservatives. Healing can’t take place in a body fed with unhealthy foods and neither can maximum functioning. 2. Exercise Incorporating exercise...

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10 Alternative and Cost Effective Pain Management Techniques

Traditional pain management medication often creates an additional burden on the body and may not be an option for some people. It can also be quite costly. Try some of these holistic approaches that are healthy for your body and cost you absolutely nothing. These techniques are helpful for chronic pain such as headaches, migraines, myofacial pain, muscular and connective tissue pain, organ pain and just pain in general. 1. Go Into Your Pain Allow your pain to consume you and become one with it. Don’t resist it. Just let it exist in its fullest extent. Welcome it and embrace it. When you resist pain it becomes stagnant, if you go into it, it will flow through you. This doesn’t eliminate the pain, but releases the power it has over you and changes it form, therefore allowing you to function within it. 2. Breathe deep into the pain Close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose with your mouth shut. The abdomen should distend on inhale, not your chest, and then exhale very slowly while focusing your mind and your breath into the area of pain. In your minds eye direct your breath into the pain. Visualize the breath flowing into the painful area and melting it away. Do this repeatedly until you feel it begin to release and then move to another pain area...

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Ten Quick Tips to Save the Planet and Your Health

Many of the common everyday chemicals in your home can contribute to not only harming the environment but your health as well. Symptoms such as headaches, gastrointestinal disturbances, anxiety, depression, nervousness, fatigue, irritability, inability to concentrate, hyperactivity, joint and muscle pain and many more can be the result of these chemicals. Make every day Earth Day! Protect the environment and your health by making the following changes in your lifestyle. Eat organic. Pesticides, herbicides, etc. poison the soil, water, air and your body. They are linked to contributing to serious health problems including cancer, depression, and central nervous system disorders....

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