DHEA - Dehydroepiandrosterone or DHEA is made from cholesterol by the adrenal glands, which sit on top of each kidney. Production of this substance peaks in the mid-20s, and gradually declines with age in most people. What this drop means or how it affects the aging process, if at all, is unclear. In fact, scientists are … [Read more...] about DHEA and Lupus
Edema (also known as dropsy or fluid retention) is swelling caused by the accumulation of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the spaces between the body's cells (interstitial spaces). It is a symptom rather than a disease or disorder. Widespread, long-term edema can indicate a serious underlying disorder, such as AIDS, … [Read more...] about Alternative Therapies for Edema
I received an email the other day asking me to "explain, exactly, each line used in the Reiki kanji." I thought this was an interesting, and unique, question. Of course, the answer will greatly depend on the Reiki Master/Teacher being asked, and which Tradition they follow. With that said, here are my own … [Read more...] about What Do The Reiki Symbols Mean?
Most people experience depression at some point in their lives, be it a normal part of grieving, when a relationship ends, or when your life changes is some way. There are times when we may feel dissatisfied with some aspect of our lives, or we simply get the blues. Mild depression may affect our normal day-to-day life, … [Read more...] about Alternative Therapies for Seasonal Affective Disorder