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Improving Mental Health Without Chemicals

April 9, 2018 Darlene Cobb 0

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence available for the idea that regularly doing yoga can improve a person’s state of mind, not just in the sense of feeling better and calmer generally, but even to the point of being a viable treatment option for a variety of serious mental health issues.

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Tips for Beating Back Anxiety and Depression – Naturally

January 17, 2018 Darlene Cobb 0

 

Stress, changes, problems at work or in the family, uncertainty about the future: persistent sadness or nervousness can sneak up on anyone, and do at some point in most people’s lives. While these mental troubles can apparently be caused by a variety of happenings, the events that seem to lead up to them are often just the last push needed to throw you off kilter. This is almost always the case when the result is actual, clinical depression or anxiety disorder, but your bodily health truly does have an effect, and indeed a significant one, on your mood.

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Emotional Freedom Techniques: A Skeptic’s Review

January 16, 2018 Darlene Cobb 0

It sometimes seems like every week there’s a new miracle cure, usually with somebody aiming to make money from it, and occasionally with some Hollywood actor clambering onto the bandwagon. Medical marijuana, ozonated water, multiple mutually exclusive diets, some weird mushroom from the Andes: with all these fads overrunning the media, information about truly helpful alternative therapies, starting with good nutrition and exercise, seems to get lost in the noise.

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4 Important Facts about Probiotics

August 11, 2017 Darlene Cobb 0

Source: drarata.com

The clinical research and trials conducted in the field of probiotics have made it clear that the overall health of a person is solely dependent on the probiotics that reside in the body of the same. This microscopic ecosystem is also known as the microbiome. Further research in the area also revealed that to increase one’s immunity probiotic supplements can also be administered orally via drinks or food items. Among the many benefits one can obtain from including a probiotic supplement in their dietary plan is the boost the supplement offers to the immune system. In the beginning, it was speculated decreasing gut bacteria content is responsible for the sudden rise in obese people in the worldwide population.…

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Chiropractic For Natural Healing

July 22, 2017 Darlene Cobb 0

SPINE ANATOMY 101

 

The spine is the main support for our bodies and it lets us stand up straight, bend, and twist while also defending the spinal cord from damage.  The spinal cord is made of 33 vertebrae, which are stacked in an interlocking pattern.  “Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves branch off of the spinal cord.  The spinal nerves carry messages back and forth between the body and spinal cord  controls sensation and movement.” Each spinal nerve is associated with the vertebrae above, which it comes from.  When there is pain or illness in the body, it is associated with specific vertebrae in the spinal cord and, therefore, can mean that there is a problem with the nerves associated with the specific vertebrae.  That is where a chiropractor comes in.

 

 

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?

 

Chiropractic is a natural type of health treatment that uses spinal manipulations to realign the spine and to re-establish correct functioning of the nervous system.  This helps the body to heal naturally without the use of drugs or surgery.  When a chiropractor adjusts your spine, the natural flow of the messages and energy in your nerves is restored and your body can go about its job without interruption.  It’s just like if there were a river and a dam was built across it, the water couldn’t flow properly.  When the dam is removed, the water can continue its flow.  A simplified example, but it explains the process quite well.

 

 

WHAT IS A CHIROPRACTOR?

 

A chiropractor is a “health care professional concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.” A chiropractor must have attended chiropractic college and earn a professional doctorate, which in most cases means that they already received a bachelor’s degree from another educational institution.  They need to do a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised clinicals and must pass a board exam to become licensed.  Chiropractic is usually categorized as alternative or complementary medicine.

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT A CHIROPRACTICE APPOINTMENT

Since the chiropractor needs to see how your spine is doing, they will take x-rays.  Most chiropractors will be able to tell from looking at a patient what their issues might be because of the position of the vertebrae (when laying facedown on a exam bench), how a patient is standing and their posture.  It is uncanny how they see a patient and then will ask, “Are you having issues with __________________?”  9-1/2 out of 10 times, that is the issue that the patient is having.  The chiropractor will have a discussion about the issues that the patient is having and will also consult the x-ray.  A treatment plan will then be presented.

At the beginning, a patient may go for treatment several times a week, then once a week, then bi-weekly and then monthly, depending upon the specific issue.  Monthly maintenance appointments are then scheduled to keep the spine aligned.  Everyday life (movements, falls, sleep positions, sitting positions, etc) subluxates, or partially dislocates, our spine and it needs to be realigned for proper functioning.

 

The manipulations do not hurt.  They will often give the patient immediate relief from pain.  If someone has or feels an illness coming, the realignment can alleviate or speed the healing of the illness.  Sometimes chiropractors will prescribe an icing regimen when they begin their adjustments in case of any soreness.  When manipulations begin, they are totally new and different movements for the body so soreness can, but doesn’t always, occur.

Chiropractic is another non-pharmaceutical, non-surgery health management technique that can be adopted by anyone who wants a more non-invasive, natural treatment.…

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Healing Crystals:  Their Role In Natural Healing

July 19, 2017 Darlene Cobb 0

 

 

Many people may think that using crystals is in the realm of the magic.  If you want to adopt a more natural healing process, crystals are a great alternative.  If you look at crystals from a strictly science standpoint, they make a lot of sense because they are made out of stones that have different vibrations, which have an effect on everything around them.…

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Vitamin Supplements For Natural Healing

July 7, 2017 Darlene Cobb 0

 

 

There are thousand of supplements available for all types of wellness and ailments.  The goal of supplements is to keep a person well and strong so that they don’t have to rely on pharmaceuticals that only treat symptoms.  Pharmaceuticals can have many unwanted side effects and, while they may take away the symptoms of one ailment, they may cause harm to the body.  If you were to purchase poor quality supplements, the same could hold true.…