Minimize or Avoid a Lupus Flare

April 22, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under Lupus

If you’re living with Lupus on a day-to-day basis you know that a flare-up is different for every person. Some people will flare for a few weeks, others a few months.  Regardless of the duration  of your flare-up:  you hurt, you’re tired all the time, you’re depressed, and nothing seems to be helping.
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Middle Aged Women and Make-up

April 22, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under Pastiche

I was searching for skin care products (organic and/or paraben-free, of course — aside from the one listed on this blog) for women over 40 and somehow came across the following article.  Not sure why, since it has nothing to do with organic skin care products, and this blog is, after all, about Healthy alternatives.  But I was intrigued, so I read it anyway. All I can say is:  OUCH!!
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The Real Fountain of Youth - Sex!

April 22, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under Pastiche

This sounds like it’s going to be a good program, as for as interest in various healing modalities goes…. so I thought I would share this PRESS RELEASE:

New Series Whole Body Health Explores the World of Alternative Medicine

BALTIMORE, April 22 /PRNewswire/ — Retirement Living TV (RLTV), the first network dedicated to adults 50+, announces the series premiere of Whole Body Health (WBH), an original program that provides viewers expert medical commentary and firsthand accounts of the buzz worthy and sometimes unconventional holistic healthcare treatments available today. The series explores several alternative treatments, including: Bee Sting Therapy, Superfoods, Cancer and Enzymes Therapy, Native American Healing and more. It also features modern analysis on ancient healing practices and reveals whether these remedies truly work.

Whole Body Health‘s first season offers:

  • A variety of guests including best-selling author of the YOU series, Michael Roizen, MD. A Dr. Oz collaborator and frequent Oprah guest, Roizen explains how an active sex life can lead to a longer life.
  • Testimony from the people who have successfully used alternative medicine such as a nurse with stage 2 ovarian cancer who forewent traditional methods to be treated with pig enzymes.
  • The buzz on bee sting therapy and why some doctors are beginning to use bee venom in their practice.
  • Best-selling author and anti-aging specialist, Nicholas Perricone, MD discussing how certain Superfoods can reduce wrinkles.
  • The facts on raw food diets, plus the skinny on Acai berry!
  • Experts from the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and Duke Medical Center.
  • A look at Native American healing that begins with a fifth generation Navajo medicine man and progresses into WBH’s show host participating in a traditional Native American sweat lodge.

Whole Body Health explores holistic approaches to health care. Each week we take viewers on a journey into the world of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine,” said Elliot Jacobson, VP Programming and Production, RLTV. “Distinguishing features of the program are the reality checks that involve medical experts weighing in on the alternative treatments and regular reminders to viewers to have a discussion with a primary care physician before trying any therapy or dietary change.”

Whole Body Health, is hosted by medical journalist Kevin J. Soden, MD and executive produced by David Wasser. The program will air at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29.


Are Catholic Bishops Afraid of Reiki Healers?

April 20, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under Reiki

An article appeared in The Bulletin today about U.S. bishops denouncing Reiki based on the grounds that Reiki is “unscientific, superstitious” and of course, “inappropriate for Catholics.”

I take issue with the following points in the article:

1. “The bishops recently developed “Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as an Alternative Therapy.”

How can the evaluate it if they truly believe it’s nothing more than unscientific, superstitious, mumbo-jumbo? Their evaluation would no doubt be biased. Read more

Shitake Happens

April 20, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under Health by Condition

Friends of mine held an impromptu backyard BBQ over the weekend, so I thought I would stop by to visit for a bit while I was out running errands.  Besides, there’s something about BBQs that I can’t resist.  Knowing that she’s vegan, naturally I expected the usual fanfare of veggie platters, and of course, veggie burgers. Not this time. Read more

The Handshake That Shook the World

April 20, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under Pastiche

“Photographs released by the Venezuelan government showed Chavez, a fierce foe of former President George W. Bush, smiling and clasping hands with Obama at the start of the summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Trinidad.

“I greeted Bush with this hand eight years ago; I want to be your friend,” Chavez told Obama, according to a Venezuelan presidential press office statement.”  (From Reuters)

OMG!!  WHAT was Obama THINKING?!  He shook hands with Chavez and now our country will suddenly dissolve into… into what? A puddle of Diplomacy? Read more

How to Take a Quick Meditation Break

April 19, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under Health by Condition

In just a few minutes a day you can do a self-healing meditation as a break from your busy work schedule, to reduce stress, or to help regain your health. The goal of this exercise is to increase wellness or healing. Read more

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