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By Janet Vargas – Independent Natural Health Researcher

RUMINATION: dwelling on sad or disturbing things can be quite crippling, whereby we find these thoughts (whatever is upsetting or puzzling us) repeating themselves in cycles, here and there throughout the day, or full-on for a few hours until we do something active, enjoyable or interesting that breaks the cycle and affords some peace.

 Sometimes, we can find ourselves experiencing this disturbing thought pattern for a few days when certain memories visit us from the past or something is unresolved. Stressful relationships and disappointing ones play a big role in this scenario too, especially when someone we trust speaks or acts in a way that is totally unexpected.…

This subject is one that is very close to my heart because I know someone personally who experienced this in no small way and I later realised I partly experienced that myself in different circumstances with my parents - thus we grow up with our feelings not validated and not understanding ourselves and interpreting others correctly. Some people, like the friend I mentioned, may experience so few emotions or even be given to occasional emotional outbursts and you don't know where they're coming from. He has had to train himself how to have emotion and balance emotions.…

Some things in this article are very nifty - wish I had the privilege of reading them years ago. Yes me included, truth of the matter is, most of us procrastinate in some way/ways, I found out once. What things do you keep putting off till later?

How to Stop Procrastinating and Live a Happier Life

By Lisa Fields –  Reader's Digest International

Some people procrastinate out of fear

Procrastination seems like a time-management problem, but it’s actually a lack of motivation and self-regulation.

“You’re spending time you don’t have,” Pychyl says.…

Janet Vargas - Independent Natural Health Researcher

Are you lacking Energy or feeling Lethargic? These symptoms and others can be experienced when you are lacking Good Healthy Salt in your Diet (not to be confused with common table salt that is stripped of vital nutrients and bleached). No wonder there is so much misinformation about SALT. I remember standing at a Bakery counter about 20 years ago when I bought a quiche as did someone next to me. We asked for a little salt to be sprinkled on them and the reply was, they can't do that, they don't have any salt shaker in the place and they don't use salt.…

By Carly Fraser – Specialising in Neuroscience, Nutrition and Lifestyle

YOU WILL FIND TWO DIFFERENT APPROACHES IN THIS ARTICLE TO HELP YOU AND I WISH YOU WELL.

This Is What Your Food Cravings Really Mean

What do your food cravings really mean? Usually, when you crave something, that is your brain signaling that it is lacking a certain nutrient, and so it will automatically gravitate to the things that are easy, un-healthy and leave us wanting more (since the foods we often gravitate to will momentarily satisfy us, however, our brains will keep on firing, and telling us to eat more – since we didn’t give it the proper nutrients – which leads us into the problem of over-eating).…

By Janet Vargas - Independent Natural Health Researcher

A SIMPLE AYURVEDIC MOUTH WASHING TECHNIQUE - A MISSING ELEMENT TO SOME PEOPLE'S HEALTH!

You may have heard of this by the name of Oil Pulling, an ancient Indian Ayurvedic practice that rids accumulated Toxins from your mouth by pulling them out of their hiding places – little pockets here and there, even the best of dental brushing and flossing cannot deal with. The theory in evidence is that even a good mouthwash is less effective than the Oil-Pulling because just like certain Vitamins and Antioxidants are Fat-Soluble, so are different Toxins, therefore the OIL deals with them more effectively at pulling them out, than the water-based Mouthwashes.…

An Insightful Article By Underground Health Report

City living is going strong. Approximately 3.5 billion people across the globe are city dwellers, and according to the director of the United Nation’s Human Settlement Program, that population will double by 2050. But city living can take a heavy toil on your mental health. Here’s what research has shown thus far:

  • People who live in cities are at greater risk for anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders.
  • City dwellers have lower levels of stress hormones immediately after spending time in nature—even if it’s just a walk through the park.

OUR MICROBIOME (Gut Health) IS THE BEST ASSET TO OUR HEALTH WHEN WE HAVE A GOOD SUPPLY OF PROBIOTIC FOOD/FOODS TO HOST FRIENDLY FLORA THAT OUTNUMBER UNHEALTHY (Each Of Us Has A Ratio That Varies From Person To Person). OUR HEALTH BASICALLY HINGES ON CARING FOR OUR MICROBIOME. WE CAN ENJOY THIS EXERCISE!

How to Make Kefir Milk

By Maria Lichty - A Health Food Advocate With A Recipe Website

How to make milk kefir, a probiotic-rich fermented drink that has lots of health benefits! It’s easy to make at home and so much better than store bought kefir.

By Dr Al Sears Integrative Medicine Practitioner/Anti-Aging Researcher

Metformin has become a really trendy drug in the anti-aging community. A lot of my anti-aging colleagues prescribe it and take it themselves. They call it a “wonder drug.”

In fact, they’re absolutely shocked when they find out I don’t take it.

These are people I respect and usually see eye-to-eye with. But they’re missing something important when it comes to metformin. (You might know it as Glucophage.)

For a drug that’s considered the biggest new thing in anti-aging medicine, it’s actually causing some of the worst conditions associated with aging.

By Dr Al Sears Integrative Medicine Practitioner/Researcher

We all believe the old adage “Laughter is the best medicine”. But we have mistakenly attributed this benefit to psychology alone. Now new research has revealed that laughter affects your physiology more directly than attitude or positive thinking.

We can show that laughter has an immediate and direct affect on:

• Heart rate

• Skin temperature

• Blood pressure

• Breathing rate

• Muscle activity

• Brain activity1

But most importantly (and the point of this letter to you), laughter can improve the way your body handles disease by activating your immune system.…