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A trip to the ER is seldom a planned or welcomed event. It’s usually reserved for the most serious of “oopsies” and, thus, we often arrive there with little knowledge of what to expect and what treatment we will receive. This leaves us vulnerable to the medical and financial unknowns that span a wide spectrum between life-saving or entirely superfluous. But by understanding the culture of the ER, the logistical realities of emergency medicine and the empowerment of patient choice, we can effectively protect ourselves from falling victim to a thorny system. My own medical mishap sets the context for these lessons.
Have you ever used mushrooms
for anything other than cooking? Come on, you can tell! Even if you haven’t used mushrooms to get a certain “high,” you’ve no doubt seen examples played out in the media, movies, maybe even in your friends! Well, turns out that those kinds of mushrooms may leave a longer-lasting effect than once thought.
Did your mom ever tell you not to associate with someone because they were a “bad influence”? Perhaps it was the troublemaker at school, or a girlfriend or boyfriend that she didn’t quite approve of. You might have thought “aw, Mom!” at the time, but could she have been right?
If you’re like most Americans, you always have someplace to be. With work and appointments and meetings and errands, you’re constantly en route to the next destination and usually counting on your car to get you there. This might explain why there are 200 million licensed drivers and almost 260 billion registered highway vehicles in the U.S. alone, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
But while those four wheels might be the most efficient way to get to Point B, they might not be the healthiest. It turns out all this driving could have a negative impact on our wellbeing if we’re prone to certain harmful habits. If you do any of the following while behind the wheel, take extra caution… you could be heading straight for illness.
In your lifetime, it’s likely that you have taken some type of medicine – whether over-the-counter or prescription. Chances are you were well-aware of the medicine you were taking, the possible side-effects and the reason you were taking it. But what if you were exposed to certain medications without your knowledge – or permission? Sounds kind of scary, doesn’t it? Well, that very thing might be occurring right now.
The philosophy behind acupressure is that we all have meridians, or internal lines, that guide the flow of energy within the body. When certain symptoms or conditions arise, it may be due to a block in the meridian or stagnant energy.
Sometimes it’s in the form of an unexplainable gut feeling or a nagging voice within. Other times it’s an inspirational insight or spontaneous thought about someone or something that crops up completely out of nowhere. This is known as extrasensory perception (ESP). It is your intuition
, or a sixth sense
so to speak. Whatever you call it, is it something to listen to and trust? Many would agree . . . yes.
Clay is renowned to have many uses in promoting health in plants, animals and humans. Bentonite, Montmorillonite, Pascalite, as well as other types of healing clays, have been used by indigenous cultures since before recorded history. In fact, the use of volcanic ashes internally is almost older than civilization itself.
Have you ever had one of those days where everything that could go wrong did and the only thing going for you is that the day will eventually end? Most of us have. On days like this sometimes the best thing you can do is to put on some feel-good music and let the good vibrations soothe your soul.
There is no doubt that love is one of most powerful emotions to be experienced. And while you’re feeling the love, your body is producing more endorphins and immune cells than ever which could not only make you healthier but could help you live longer to.
We all ponder this question from time to time.
How does hypnosis work?
Does hypnosis even work for that matter?
The various theories and myths continue, with skeptics and fanatics alike.
Despite all this rhetoric, no one has even so far managed to come up with an accepted definition of exactly what hypnosis is.
“Live in the Sunshine, Swim the Sea, Drink the Wild Air…”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ever notice you’re more alert, calm, relaxed, and in better spirits after a day at the beach? The invigorating fresh air, the soothing sound of the ocean waves, and the warm sun are some of the reasons we love to spend time by the sea. Now, a scientific study suggests we should live by the sea . . . as if we need an excuse!
Have you ever walked in to a place and felt like you’ve been there before… even though you’ve never actually been there before? Or met a total stranger for the first time and instantly felt like you had met them previously in another time or place? If so, you may have experienced the unnerving, uncanny sensation known as déjà vu
. Can déjà vu be scientifically explained, or is it simply an ambiguous phenomenon?
To many, sweating might be a total (or at least partial) mystery. You might have heard that sweating is your body’s way of cooling off . . . but then why does it feel like the more you sweat, the hotter you get? In general, sweat is a sticky subject because there are so many misconceptions, myths, and old wives’ tales that surround it.
Over-worked? Stressed? Anxiety-ridden
? Despite what you may think, or feel right in this moment of distress, it doesn’t have
to be this way. Take a deep breath and try these helpful tips for mental clarity.
Summer is here, so put on your best sundress, pack that cooler, fire up the grill and have fun! But before you hit the beach, park or cookout, there’s a few do’s and don’ts you should know about in order to have a happy (and healthy) summer.
You may have heard the buzz around reiki, but you may also not be quite sure what it is, or what it entails. Well, we’re here to give you the lowdown on this popular healing therapy
Ah, summertime. Pools, beach, relaxation, and… toxins?! Before stepping into the sun for some summer fun, there are some things you need to know.
There is no denying that salt is important to our health and well-being. We cannot live without it. Every cell in our body depends on it. With so many varieties of salt available, and so many of us unaware of the differences between common table salt, sea salt and natural salt . . . how do we know which one is the healthiest choice?
Summertime means lots of gorgeous sunshine, outdoor fun, family picnics, and . . . mosquitoes. But, what a treat nature has given us with plants that keep those mosquitoes away!