A Woman's Guide to Cannabis

Written by Nikki Furrer. Posted in Family Health.

Living Healthy, Living With Cannabis, Women's Health

A Woman's Guide to Cannabis
Using Marijuana to Feel Better, Look Better, Sleep Better–and Get High Like a Lady  

A woman’s handbook to demystifying the world of weed, whether it’s being used for pain relief, a moment of calm, or a fit of giggles. FEB19cannabis leaf

Women of all ages are using cannabis to feel and look better. For rookies and experienced marijuana users alike, this lively, information-filled book is just the supportive guide you need to find the right dose to relieve anxiety, depression, and inflammation, and mitigate the onset of dementia and other signs of aging. Plus boost moods, ease aches, even lose weight, and get restful sleep. And a dose just for fun?

Letting Go of Worry

Written by Suzanne Eder. Posted in Inspiration.

There seems to be a lot of things to worry about these days. We’ve got an apparently looming recession, a continued crisis in the housing and home mortgage markets, global warming, the war in Iraq, lots of anti-American sentiment all across the globe, athletes using illegal drugs to gain competitive advantage, numerous unsolvable and chronic illnesses plaguing our population, a national obesity epidemic, mercury in our fish, high-fructose corn syrup in everything else, electromagnetic frequency overload doing God knows what to our brains and nervous systems…and, for the cosmetically-minded among us, we face harrowing conditions of sagging skin and crevice-like crow’s feet and yellow teeth and unwanted hair. Not to mention the stubborn cellulite that has taken up permanent residence on our thighs.

Eco-Sexuality: How to Go Green in the Bedroom

Written by Dianna Palimere, PhD, LCSW . Posted in Sexual Health and Healing.

Living Healthy, Living With Cannabis, Women's Health

In a valiant effort to save our Mother Earth, there’s been a strong push in the media to increase our awareness about how we are impacting the environment—from oil/gas usage to recycling paper, metal and plastics. One of my favorite commercials about becoming eco-friendly is the one where they show how far around the earth all of our discarded plastic bottles could stretch, if connected from end to end. Naturally, the first thing that comes to my mind as a sexologist is, “what if we did the same thing with all the discarded condoms in landfills?”

Disconnecting to Connect…..the Joys of Unplugging

Written by Linda Cooper. Posted in Family Health.

Living Well traveling with Linda Cooper

As connected as we are in the age of social media, we as humans are completely disconnected. I love that travel presents an opportunity for people to put their fast-paced, “connected” world behind them and build true, deep connections to themselves in experiencing new landscapes and make life-changing memories. Serving as a brand ambassador to fulfilling your wanderlust as the Host of my luxury lifestyle show ‘Travel Time with Linda’, I recognize travel as the ultimate platform to make meaning happen in your life.

Vitamin D Deficiency – A Risk Factor For Heart Disease

Written by Debbie Edson RPh. Posted in Vitamins,Supplements & Herbs.

February is American Heart Month – a time when we focus our attention on combating the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease.  According to the CDC 770,000 Americans will have a new heart attack in 2008, and 430,000 will experience a recurrent attack.1 Over 64 million Americans suffer from one or more forms of cardiovascular disease such as elevated blood pressure, coronary disease, heart failure, and stroke.

MODERATE BEER DRINKING COULD HAVE HEALTHY BENEFITS

Written by Brian Strauss. Posted in Health.

Living Healthy, Healthy Beer
Beer is the one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world. Enjoying an almost cult like status in many countries and is a favorite for millions of people around the world.

According to research piloted in Italy on moderate beer, drinking (a bit more than 16 ounces a day) can actually decrease a drinkers’ risk of heart disease

7 Grains to add to your diet!

Written by Lwm Staff. Posted in Healthy Eating.

7 grains to add to your diet

 Barley

Used as far back as the Stone Age for currency, food, and medicine, barley is a great addition to a healthy diet. Barley contains plentiful amounts of both soluble and insoluble fiber, it helps aid bowel regularity. It contains 96 calories, 22 grams of carbohydrates, and 3 grams of fiber per half-cup of cooked barley. Unrefined barley contains abundant amounts of potassium. It also has lots of magnesium, manganese, vitamin E, B-complex vitamins, zinc, copper, iron, calcium, protein, sulfur, and phosphorus. This versatile ingredient can be added to soups, stews, cereal, salads, pilaf, or ground into flour for baked goods or desserts.

5 Tips to Protect Yourself from Credit and Identity Theft

Written by MET Life. Posted in Managing your Money.

Today’s fast paced world of electronic convenience has made identity theft an ever-increasing problem. You probably know someone who this has happened to – it may have happened to you. It can be a nightmare – and an expensive and time consuming one at that. There are simple actions you can take that can help to protect your identity and your credit rating:

Living Well: The Health Benefits of Coffee

Written by Brian Strauss. Posted in Family Health.

Coffee has been getting a bad rap for years. Check out some of these healthy benefits for the morning brew!

Blood pressure—
Results from long-term studies are showing that coffee may not increase the risk for high blood pressure over time, as previously thought. Study findings for other cardiovascular effects are a mixed bag. What we do know is that for non-habitual coffee drinkers, those first few cups will cause a temporary rise in blood pressure, but for regular drinkers, a tolerance develops and won’t cause any long term, permanent increase.

Can Stretching make your Back Pain worse?

Written by Dr.Scott Rosenthal. Posted in Family Health.

Are you like so many of my new patients - suffering from severe, one-sided lower back pain that came on abruptly? Are you anxious because it’s not getting better and pills hardly touch the pain? 

Are the muscles in your lower back and buttocks gripping with an aching persistence that is only interrupted by periodic jolts of sharp pain? Does your pain surge when you change positions,

A small pea size lump on the side of my breast

Written by Elizabeth Vines. Posted in Cancer.

Living Healthy,Breast Cancer survivor

My name is Elizabeth Vines, and I am a 39-year-old Breast Cancer Survivor.
To this day whenever I tell people that I 'had' cancer, I know that most people think I must have a family history of cancer because it’s just impossible to think young people could get such a horrible disease. Well that could not be further from the truth. Only 20% of breast cancer is considered hereditary, the other 80% are just your average women like myself. I'm married to a wonderful man for the last 14 years, and have an amazing 8-year-old son.

The Healing Power of Dreams

Written by Kat Samworth PT, BEE. Posted in Integrative Health.

Living Healthy Healing power of Dreams

Perhaps you’ve experienced this scenario. There is something difficult weighing on your mind. Maybe you have a problem that needs to be addressed; a decision that needs an answer; an uncomfortable relationship issue. The difficulty often feels more and more overwhelming as nighttime approaches. And then you “sleep on it.” When you awaken in the morning you’ve got a fresh perspective. The problem that seemed so insurmountable last night does not feel so big. Why is this?

Why Pay Attention to your Dreams?

Written by Kat Samworth. Posted in Self Growth.

living spiritual dreams

Dreaming is a natural process that happens just by virtue of being human. And like other natural processes such as breathing, it does its work whether or not we pay attention to it. But like with breathing, if we do pay attention, we can begin to have a different and perhaps deeper kind of relationship to it. When we learn how to purposely take deeper breaths, we begin to have new kind of living connection to our body. It can be like this and so much more when we pay attention to the natural process of dreaming. When we intentionally dive deeper into our dreams, we develop a new kind of relationship with the totality of ourselves and to the world we live in.

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