Tips to Keep Them Merry and Safe by Sandra Murphy Holidays promise joy and celebration, but the festivities can also lead to stress and anxiety for people and pets. It is important to remember that visiting strangers, a tree, shiny ornaments, gifts to sniff and food to beg for can pose danger for pets.
Michelle Daniels, an independent distributor for Young Living Essential Oils, is offering free, online essential oils classes in November. Classes will be offered Wednesday evenings November 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 8:00 p.m. and Thursday mornings November 8, 15 and 29 at 11:00 a.m. The classes are approximately an hour. Having the classes online makes it more convenient for everyone.
Crystal Vision Books and Events Center is hosting its 18th Annual Healing and Creative Arts Festival entitled Weave the Web. Held in Hendersonville, North Carolina, this public event is free to attend although activities such as readings may have fees. The event takes place on September 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How to Power Up Their Defenses by Marlaina Donato Strong immunity is a cornerstone of optimum health, and may be weakened or enhanced by what we eat and how we manage our emotions. Starting young in incorporating good ongoing habits can go a long way toward building a better immune response to whatever a person encounters.
Natural Approaches Resolve Major Illnesses by Linda Sechrist Although natural health enthusiasts may recognize alternative healing modalities as a preferred approach to treatment, in the face of major health issues, even they tend to join the crowd that’s turning first to conventional medicine.
The New Face of Sports Medicine by Marlaina Donato From college athletics to Olympic training, sports medicine has a new, holistic face. Coaches and athletes nationwide are attributing quicker recovery time, less inflammation and better focus to a whole body approach to health care. A nutrient-dense diet tailored to individual needs is at the heart of overall fitness. Like Venus Williams and Tom Brady, tennis and football superstars who prefer raw vegan and organic whole foods, respectively, many of today’s outstanding athletes choose to eat clean and incorporate mind-body practices.
Research from Korea’s Chung-Ang University has found that inhaling aromatherapy infusions comprising a combination of sandalwood, frankincense and ravensara for five minutes twice daily significantly reduces symptoms of allergies after seven days. The researchers tested 54 men and women, half of which were tested using a placebo of almond oil.
“Looking back, my grandmother Della placed me on the path of natural well care at a very early age. Her mother was an herbalist and my grandmother’s approach to wellness was food-based and very simple.” So began the conversation with Tawana Hamby, creator and owner of Good to Go Juice Bar. It is interesting to note that many of our grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ solutions to health were based on using the natural world around us. In some countries, this is still common, but in the U.S., it’s just recently gaining ground again.