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Drink Your Rooibos? Natural Cancer Remedies -- Sorting Fact From Fiction
Kareemah Gamieldien , Cape Peninsula University of Technology When it comes to natural remedies for cancer therapy, many patients are given anecdotal advice about the usefulness of alternative traditional medicines. They are also often told to combine these with their conventional medication for added effect. While conventional treatments are subjected to rigorous research before they can be recommended for clinical use, alternative treatments are not. The ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Making Yoga Accessible And Affordable To All
This is an interview with Dana Walters, co-founder of Project Yoga Richmond . Dana told me that she took her first group class in 1994, but yoga didn t immediately grab her the way it can newcomers it took several years. She started Project Yoga Richmond, a non-profit organization, in 2010. Rob What originally motivated you to do this work, and what continues to motivate you How, if at all, has that motivation changed over time What drove the inception of ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Witnessing The Positive Impact Of Yoga On Veterans
This is an interview with Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, a Marine veteran and public health researcher who is interested in finding ways to promote mental health for military-connected personnel. She believes passionately in behavioral health solutions beyond the clinical realm. Kate is a college professor and trained yoga instructor. In 2013, she completed levels I II of the Warriors at Ease Trauma-Sensitive Teacher Training for Military Veterans. She writes ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
I Love Coffee
I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community. Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO of Starbucks I love coffee I love how it tastes. I love how it feels going down. I love the whole ritual around drinking coffee, whether brewing it myself or sitting in a coffee house with a nice hot cup of Joe and a book or a friend to catch up with. And I love how it feels after I drink it...until I don t. I enjo ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Community Yoga for Positive Change
This is an interview with Aidee Chavez Frescas Douglas, whom I met at the fourth annual Yoga Service Conference at Omega Institute. A yoga teacher and marketing director for the nonprofit Yoga 4 Change , a 501c3 supported in partnership with Meriden s Women and Families Center, Aidee teaches yoga at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Jacksonville, FL. Rob What originally motivated you to do this work, and what contin ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
1 Entity That Can Surely Transform Your Yoga Practice
The newly released 2016 Yoga in America Study conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance shows that the number of US yoga practitioners has increased to more than 36 million, up from 20.4 million in 2012, while annual practitioner spending on yoga classes, clothing, equipment, and accessories rose to 16 billion, up from 10 billion over the past four years. Yoga is a thriving, growing industry, says Carin Gorrell , editor in chief of Yoga Journal. Whether ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Food For The Soul
Food is really and truly the most effective medicine. Dr. Joel Fuhrman I was having a conversation with a new medical doctor at the clinic where I worked one day. We were discussing my radio program, and I had mentioned that some of my recent interviews were with nutritional experts, including speaker and author of the bestseller, Eat To Live , Dr. Joel Fuhrman and national speaker, rehabilitation specialist, and founder of Fully Alive Today , Dr. Scott St ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
5 Hidden Signs of a Hormone Imbalance
by guest blogger Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS At this very moment, there are various hormones at play in your body working together to determine things like your energy, mood, menstrual cycle, temperature, fat-burning or fat-storage abilities, sex drive and much more. While hormone imbalances can affect both women and men, women tend to battle hormonal disorders more frequently--including PCOS, hyper or hypothyroidism, PMS and menopausal problems that affect mil ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
6 Rules for Pregnancy-Safe Sunscreen
By Emily Barth Isler Summer is in full swing, and you have a bun in the oven. We ve got bad news for you pregnancy leaves your skin more susceptible to wrinkles, dark spots and sunburns, and many conventional sunblocks contain chemicals and additives that can enter your bloodstream and affect baby s health before he s even born. Luckily, there are a slew of natural, mineral-based facial sunscreens that are much gentler and safer than their chemical-based c ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Yoga Hope for Parkinson's Patients
The sad news of beloved comic Robin William s death was followed by reports he was fighting Parkinson s disease. His widow, Susan Schneider, revealed the star struggled with depression and anxiety during the early stages of the disease. Parkinson s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that is caused by nerve cell degeneration in a region of the brain that controls voluntary movement. The symptoms include tremors, a shuffling walk, muscle stiffness, sto ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Yoga: Empowering the Underserved
This is an interview with Francie Winters, coordinator of Environmental Strategies at the Nye and Esmeralda Counties Coalition NyECC in Pahrump, Nevada. Francie began teaching mindfulness to at-risk youth in Las Vegas in the 1990s. In 2004 she and her husband moved to Pahrump, a small, rural town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. At NyECC Francie teaches classes for at-risk youth and young adults, seniors adults attending wellness prevention classes, ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Yoga for Warriors
The day after 9 11, Beryl Bender Birch, yoga teacher and Wellness Director at the time of the New York Road Runners, was called upon to help families of victims, first responders and others suffering the brutal aftermath of the attacks on New York City. She subsequently witnessed the power of the yoga practices--breathing, movement, and meditation--to help those suffering with anxiety related disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD . A yoga p ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28