Reading Time: 7 minutes During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of press on potential drugs and vaccines with the potential to combat this novel coronavirus, but very little press on ways to boost your immune system and possible regenerative medicine options like stem cells. Most masks that the public are wearing are reactive and do not […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Cannabidiol is extracted from the flowers and buds of cannabis or hemp plants. It does not produce intoxication; marijuana’s “high” is caused by the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD oil has been shown to reduce inflammation, anxiety and offer relief to those suffering from both health challenges without the detrimental side effects of pharmaceuticals—no wonder we […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Stress, according to the World Health Organization, will be one of the, if not the biggest, contributor to human morbidity and mortality by the end of the year—scary prediction. Now not all stress is bad stress. we have “eustress” and that is the thing that gets things done, providing optimum efficiency. It is however when […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Sanitizer Shortages Use a mixture of water and tea tree essential oil for protection against coronavirus. Since 1933, the British Medical Journal has reported that tea-tree essential oil is a powerful disinfectant, non-toxic to mammals and non-irritating. Meanwhile, in 1930, the Australian Medical Journal reported promising results in general practice, from rapid healing of septic […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes I have been meaning write about my perception of the darkness for quite a while, and have written a few poems about it. Now it’s time to try prose! The catalyst comes from reading last week’s Healers’ posts on vulnerabilities, diagnoses, shadows and water. I enjoy nature in the dark, the mild air and sometimes […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Everything is Energy Meditation is a practice that I have incorporated into my life almost two years ago. I have grown more, emotionally and spiritually, than I could have expected. Growing up I always heard people mention meditation, but it always came across as a “out there” practice and the mental image of people sitting […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes I am sure many people can relate to the symptoms and causes of depression and PTSD. I have been living with depression most of my life and have been in denial up until recent years. The PTSD has only just been recognized in the past year—back in the 70’s/80’s it wasn’t a common diagnosis among […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes I have been a Crohn’s disease patient for eleven years now. Fortunately, for the past three years I have been in complete remission from the disease and free of medication! Since I was diagnosed, I strived to look for the root cause of my disease. I also pursued the traditional elimination of potential food triggers. […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Acupressure is a 5,000-year-old, alternative medicine technique developed in China that involves deep penetration of the acupuncture points found at various intervals along the meridian lines of invisible energy that traverse the human body. Acupressure is acupuncture but without needles. I like to use the following analogy to explain this better: imagine that the human […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Bonnie McLean practices Chinese medicine. She and her colleagues condone interdisciplinary healing which she concludes makes them an integrative team. She believes that because they sometimes refer patients to medical practitioners like psychiatrists their services are complementary.

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