What Science Is Telling Us About The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence

The wonderful and brilliant scientists over at the Institute of HeartMath have done some amazing work in shedding light on some very significant findings regarding the science of the heart.

The Institute of HeartMath is an internationally recognized nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to helping people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions and build energy and resilience for healthy, happy lives. HeartMath tools, technology and training teach people to rely on the intelligence of their hearts in concert with their minds at home, school, work and play.

A large portion of their research has investigated heart and brain interaction. Researchers at the institute have examined how the heart and brain communicate with each other and how that affects our consciousness and the way in which we perceive our world.

Their research has shed light on a number of facts, one for example, is when a person is feeling really positive emotions like gratitude, love, or appreciation, that the heart beats out a very different message. They’ve been able to determine this by the fact that the heart beats out the largest electromagnetic field produced in the body, and they can gather data from it.

“Emotional information is actually coded and modulated into these fields. By learning to shift our emotions, we are changing the information coded into the magnetic fields that are radiated by the heart, and that can impact those around us. We are fundamentally and deeply connected with each other and the planet itself.” – Rolin McCratey , Ph.D, Director of Research at the Institute.

This is very important work, as again, it shows how the heart plays an important role far beyond what is commonly known. Did you know that your heart emits electromagnetic fields that change according to your emotions? Did you know that the human heart has a magnetic field that can be measured up to several feet away from the human body?  Did you know that positive emotions create physiological benefits in your body? Did you know that you can boost your immune system by conjuring up positive emotions? Did you know that negative emotions can create a nervous system chaos, and that positive emotions do the complete opposite?  Did you know that the heart has a system of neurons that have both short term and long term memory, and that their signals sent to the brain can affect our emotional experiences? Did you know that in fetal development, the heart forms and starts beating before the brain is developed?  Did you know that a mother’s brainwaves can synchronize to her baby’s heartbeats? Did you know that the heart sends more information to the brain than vice versa?

 

Read more:

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/11/24/what-science-is-telling-us-about-the-hearts-intuitive-intelligence/

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Get Rid Of Your Microwave

More than 95 percent of American homes own a microwave! This says a lot about our desires for a quick, convenient meal.

Looking at the bigger picture, this isn’t entirely our fault. Our world has evolved into a fast paced race against time, and it doesn’t help that half the food in the grocery stores are packaged in plastic for quick consumption.

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I’ve always been really sensitive to microwaves, I can feel the radiation emitting off of them and usually leave the room if one is on.

Here are 5 reasons why they are worth getting rid of:

 

Microwaves Zap Food Nutrition

 

Heating your food in the microwave strips away its original nutrients. The high frequencies emitted from a microwave force the water molecules to rapidly spin, creating friction which heats the food in a short amount of time.

This completely changes the molecular structure of the food itself.

Dr. Joseph M. Mercola, a licensed physician writes that the dielectric heat in the microwave bounces around and is absorbed in the food until it evolves into a sort of ‘dead food’.Microwave-nutrients-food

The nutritional value greatly diminishes the longer the food absorbs the radiation.

 

 

 

Microwaves Destroy Breast Milk And Vitamin B-12

 

In a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers examined the effects of microwave heating on the loss of vitamin B-12 in foods like raw beef, pork, and milk.

The results of the study show there was a 30 to 40 percent loss of the vitamin when the foods received microwave exposure.

What they found was the natural chemicals in vitamin B-12 became virtually inactive after the microwave heating process.

Researchers tested 22 freshly frozen human milk samples for lysozyme activity and antibodies by heating the samples for 30 seconds on either a low or high power setting.baby-breast-milk-bottle

Breast milk microwaved at high temperatures was found to have greater E coli growth — 18 more times than un-microwaved breast milk.

Microwaving at low temperatures also dramatically decreased lysozyme activity and also promoted the growth of harmful bacteria for babies.

 

 

 

Read more:

http://thespiritscience.net/2014/11/06/5-reasons-to-get-rid-of-your-microwave/

Heal Your Eyesight Naturally

I have alright eyes, although for many years I did wear glasses. Several years ago I began feeling as though I wanted my eyes to be better, and I didn’t have thousands of dollars to spend on laser surgery. So I began practicing healing my eyes with will alone, and some various ingredients that I had picked up along the way.

The basis is to recognize that all of the strain and stress in your eyes is not solely related to your eyes, but the stress that you are carrying around in your body, particularly in your face, which relates heavily to your brain as well. Beginning by realizing the stress in your face – and relaxing the muscles around your eyes is the first step of this, and understand that healing is a process which can take some time, especially if your external environment is a particularly stressful one.

Close your eyes gently and look into the sun absorbing the light (also while relaxing the muscles). This can facilitate a calm, warming soothing feeling across your whole face and even the rest of your body, and can greatly help relax :).

There is also food that is great for your eyes, such as Carrots, Eggs, and Almonds! (Just make sure it’s organic!)

So a few days ago I stumbled upon this video below and I got super excited about it! The results that i’ve had have been noticeable to me, but I had never been able to put it into words or describe it as i’m able to now.

Upon watching the video, I found myself pleasantly surprised.  This guy is a legitimate doctor, who has used a method from a “renegade optometrist” from about a hundred years ago who put together a solid formula for healing your eyes.

 

Everything he says really resonates with me, and I think even though there’s a lot more to it, it sounds a lot like what i’ve been practicing. For example, as I wrote earlier when I wake up in the morning I like to go outside and just close my eyes gently and stare into the sun. It not only helps my eyes wake up, but my whole mind wakes up! Not to mention, my eyes lose their “morning grogginess” completely, and my eyesight seems to be really great, much better than had if I did not do it.

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Read more:

http://thespiritscience.net/2014/02/18/heal-your-eyesight-naturally/

Hailed for its Water Purification Properties

So addicted to technology, we have forgotten that nature has an answer to just about everything – including water purification. Douglas Schauer, Ph.D has shown that cilantro – a leafy herb used in Middle East cooking – can clear toxins from contaminated water. 

Eschewing the current activated carbon method of water purification, Dr. Schauer from Ivy Tech Community College has been working with what he calls biosorbents to clean contaminated water.

Less costly than typical water purification methods, biosorbents are low-cost alternatives such as microbes and plants that are readily available in nature.

While presenting his findings at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, Schauer said that cilantro, which is also known as coriander or Thai parsley, can remove toxic heavy metals with ease.

“Cilantro may seem too pricey for use in decontaminating large amounts of water for drinking and cooking,” Schauer said.

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“However, cilantro grows wild in vast amounts in countries that have problems with heavy-metal water pollution. It is readily available, inexpensive and shows promise in removing certain metals, such as lead, copper and mercury, that can be harmful to human health.”

The structure of the other walls of Cilantro’s microscopic cells have the ideal architecture to absorb heavy metals, Physorg reports. Parsley and cilantro have similar properties.

 

 

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Ways to Make Your Strength Training More Efficient

( Written by Eric Cressey  )

I’m a big believer in pursuing maximum efficiency in our training programs. We want exercises and training strategies that deliver the biggest “bang for our buck,” as most people don’t have all day to spend in the gym. That said, supersets, compound exercises, and other well-known approaches on this front are staples of just about all my programs.

Unfortunately, sometimes, the typical strategies just don’t get the job done sufficiently. There are periods in folks’ lives that are absurdly busy and require approaches to kick the efficiency up a notch further. With us opening a new facility right as our busiest season is upon us – and my wife pregnant with twins – you could say that this topic has been on my mind quite a bit these days. With that in mind, here are seven strategies you can utilize to get a great training effect as efficiently as possible.

1. Switch to a full-body split.

Let’s face it: you might never get in as much work on a 3-day training split as you do on a 4-day training split. However, you can usually get in just as much high quality work. I’ve always enjoyed training schedules that had me lifting lower body and upper body each twice a week. However, usually, the last few exercises in each day are a bit more “filler” in nature: direct arm work, secondary core exercises, rotator cuff drills, and other more “isolation” drills. In a three-day full-body schedule, you should really be just focusing on the meat and potatoes; it’s the filler you cut out.

Additionally, I know a lot of folks who actually prefer full-body schedules over upper/lower splits. This was one reason why I included 2x/week, 3x/week, and 4x/week strength training options in The High Performance Handbook.

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2. Do your foam rolling at another point during the day.

There has been a lot of debate about when the best time to foam roll is. While we generally do it pre-training with our athletes, the truth is that the best time is really just whenever it’s most convenient – so that you’re more likely to actually do it! If you’d rather foam roll first thing in the morning or at night right before bed, that’s totally fine. As long as you get it in, over the long haul, you really won’t see a difference if you compare pre-training to another point in the day.

3. Do a second, shorter session at home. (Waterbury, PLP program example)

Remember that not all training sessions have to actually take place in a gym. Rather, you might find that it’s possible to get in 1-2 of your weekly training sessions at home. As an example, I have an online consulting client who has a flexible schedule on the weekends, but a crazy schedule during the week. He does two challenging sessions with heavier loading on the weekends (lower body on Saturday and upper body on Sunday). Then, he’ll work in some filler work with body weight, band, and kettlebell exercises on Tuesday and Thursday. He’s still getting in plenty of work in during the week, but he doesn’t have to set aside extra time to drive to and from the gym. Obviously, a home gym alone can make for more efficient programs, too!

4. Move to multi-joint mobility drills.

If you’re in a rush to get in a great training effect – and abbreviated warm-up – don’t pick drills that just mobilize a single joint. Rather, pick drills that provide cover a lot of “surface area.” Here are a few of my favorites, as examples:

 

Read more:

http://www.ericcressey.com/7-ways-strength-training-programs-efficient

One of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet

You’ve stepped on it, ignored it, and tried to eradicate it from your lawn.

However, this innocuous little weed is one of the most useful medicines on the planet, just begging to be harvested.

There are two major types of plantain in BC, Canada: Lance and Broadleaf. Generally, all 200-plus varieties of plantain yield the same results.

It grows especially well in poor, rocky soil (such as driveways) and is often seen alongside dandelion. More often than not, you will see plantain growing in gravel pits and construction sites as nature seeks to regenerate the soil. Introduced to North America in the 1600s, it was once called “White Man’s Foot” by the Native Americans who witnessed that where the Europeans tread and disrupted the soil, plantain sprung up.

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Plantain has often been the go-to remedy for hikers plagued by mosquitoes. Because it draws toxins from the body with its astringent nature, plantain may be crushed (or chewed) and placed as a poultice directly over the site of bee stings, bug bites, acne, slivers, glass splinters, or rashes. Bandage the area and allow the plantain to work its magic for 4-12 hours. Plantain may also be used to create a balm for emergency kits, or an infusion used as a skin or general wash. It is also a notable, soothing remedy for hemorrhoids.

Plantain is renowned for its healing effect on the digestive system. This is especially useful for anyone who has been damaged by antibiotics, anti-inflammatory or pain medications, food allergies, or Celiac disease. Both leaves and seeds specifically target the digestive system for healing. The leaves may be steeped as tea, added to soups, or dried with a sauce similar to kale chips. The seeds – a type of psyllium – can be ground or soaked for bulk mucilage or absorbable fibre, which, consumed before meals, may help with weight loss.

 

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http://www.lifeadvancer.com/this-little-weed-is-one-of-the-most-useful-medicines-on-the-planet

Never Throw Away The Used Tea Bags Again‏

It is a known consensus that tea is good for your health, my health and everyone else’s health as well.

But all jokes aside, tea has more healthy aspects than can be contained within a small tea bag. In fact, used tea bags can serve as very helpful tools in life. Not only for your health, but also for your overall self-esteem. Take a look at these interesting ideas that will help you understand the magnitude of tea and its magical properties.

Let’s be clear

Used tea bags, as unsightly as they may seem, can be great tools for acne prone teenagers. Acne, which is, basically, excess sebum production, can be cleared away with the compression of a used tea bag, preferably green tea leftovers. The green tea bag acts as a cleanser and wipes away the excess natural moisturizer (sebum) thus giving your skin a new and clean appearance. This greatly reduces the chances of acne in teens.

Mouth Sores

Used tea bags work wonders by acting as an antiseptic for cuts, abrasions or blisters inside the mouth. The antioxidant properties of the tea just cannot abide with the germs from cuts and the like. Mouth sores say goodbye, tea bags need all the room they can get to clean out that filthy mouth.

Taking the Red out

If you find yourself stressing over red eye, then calm down. It is a simple fact that used tea bags are great for getting rid of the old red eye. All it takes is a cold tea bag, pressed against the eye for up to 2 minutes, and voila! You will have new, fresh and clear eyes!

Keeping it Clean

Used tea bags serve well as cleaning tools. Use them to scrub mirrors, tables and other objects that have a drab appearance. You may be surprised at how well these tools do the job for you. Forget the rags and sponges, tea bags are the way to go!

 

Read more:

http://www.lifeadvancer.com/this-is-why-you-should-never-throw-away-the-used-tea-bags-again/

10 Natural Home Remedies for Colds

Treating a common cold can be extremely difficult, especially if you have small children. Your family could spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year on doctor’s visits and cold medications, but the fact of the matter is there is no scientific cure for a common cold.

Some experts believe that over-the-counter medications can be dangerous when given to children, especially if they are under the age of two, and some popular commercial medications like Tylenol contain acetaminophen, which can cause liver damage or failure if taken in high doses. (In fact, as of January 2008 the US Food and Drug Administration warned parents about the dangers of giving over-the-counter cold and cough medications to young children).

Because there are numerous natural treatments that can be just as effective as treating the common cold, with the proper tools and remedies you could not only reduce the life span of a cold, you can also prevent your children from catching a cold in the future as well.

Here are ten natural home remedies that are known to be just as effective in treating the common cold:

1. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most effective natural remedies in treating a cold because it increases the production of white blood cells, and can also help prevent the multiplication of viruses while reducing mucus and inflammation in the nasal passageways.

You can take vitamin C in a pill form, but other foods that are surprisingly packed full of vitamin C include oranges, cauliflower, lemons, broccoli, strawberries, cabbage, peaches, kiwi, tomatoes, and parsley.

2. Tea

As many mothers probably already know, the key to curing any type of cold is to drink lots of fluid. Of course this can come in the form of water or juice, but tea is a hot liquid that can help prevent the drying of your child’s throat and nose.  Drinking tea is also another popular, natural home remedy for treating flus because it can help prevent dehydration as well.

Chamomile and green tea specifically can be extremely effective in treating a cold because like other teas they act as an antioxidant which can help remove any toxins in the body as well as bacterial infections.

3. Garlic

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Garlic contains antiseptic properties that could help protect the immune system against a common cold, and scientific studies have shown that the allocine contained in garlic can also act as a stimulator of white blood cells. The oil in garlic also helps open up the respiratory passages, and if taken in soup form it can help flush out all the toxins in your child’s system and also bring down a fever as well.

Boil three to six cloves of chopped garlic in a cup of water, and have your child drink the liquid in a soup form and drink it two to three times a day. (If your child isn’t a fan of garlic soup you could even try dropping three to five drops of garlic oil into their food or drink).

4. Salt water gargle

Forcing your child to gargle with warm salt water may be a daunting task, but it can actually help remove any bacteria from your child’s mouth and throat.  Mix about ¼ to ½ of a teaspoon of salt into an 8-ounce glass of warm water, and stir until all of the salt is dissolved before gargling.

5. Pepper

If your child has a runny or stuffed up nose, eating pepper with a meal, gargling pepper in hot water, or even simply smelling pepper can help break apart any congestion in your child’s lungs or sinuses. Pepper can help break up congestion effectively thanks to its capsaicin components which are known to thin mucus, and they are also effective in helping getting rid of the germs in the nasal passages as well.

 

Read more:

http://www.healthdigezt.com/10-natural-home-remedies-for-colds/

Home Remedies for Food Poisoning

All of us have suffered from food poisoning at some point in life. Here are few home remedies to cure it.

You may have had those mouthwatering frankies from the roadside stall, or gobbled down a plateful of golguppas in a go, only to find severe stomach ache and diarrhea within a couple of days. It’s probably food poisoning you’re suffering from and you’ve caught it at least once in your life, from the deceptively harmless looking contaminated foods.

With symptoms ranging from mild to severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness and dehydration, food poisoning is a condition not to be ignored. Listed below are a few effective home remedies to cure food poisoning, right from grandma’s own medicine chest.

10 best home remedies for food poisoning

1. Ginger:

It adds flavour to your dishes, but is also an excellent home remedy for curing almost all types of digestive problems. Take a tablespoon of honey with a few drops of ginger juice to reduce inflammation and pain.

2. Cumin:

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Cumin or jeera seeds are a good way to soothe the inflammation in your stomach, reduce the tenderness and aid healing. Crush a tablespoon of cumin seeds and add it to your clear soup.

3. Basil:

Basil is another excellent home remedy to cure infections of both – the stomach and the throat. Strain the juice of a few basil leaves and add it to a tablespoon of honey. It’s bound to show positive results within a couple of hours.

4. Bananas:

Bananas are a rich source of potassium. They aid recovery and reduce the effects of food poisoning to an impressive level. Mash a couple of bananas and apple, or whip up a quick banana shake.

 

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http://www.healthdigezt.com/home-remedies-for-food-poisoning/

10 Best Healing Herbs

Your arsenal of home remedies is about to get a lot spicier with these best healing herbs. Though herbs have been used for hundreds of years to heal, scientists are finally starting to substantiate these plants’ abilities to alleviate arthritis pain, reduce high blood sugar and cholesterol, and help with many other conditions. They’re even discovering amazing new powers in the best healing herbs, such as the ability to kill cancer cells and help problem drinkers curb their alcohol intake.

“Herbs and other natural remedies can be as effective as traditional treatments, often without the same negative side effects,” says Roberta Lee, MD, medical director of the Continuum Center for Health and Healing at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

Here are 10 superhealers you’ll want to add to the all-natural section of your medicine cabinet—and even to your favorite recipes. Folding one or two of them into your cooking every day can yield big benefits.

Turmeric: Ease arthritis
A heaping helping of curry could relieve your pain. That’s because turmeric, a spice used in curry, contains curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory that works similarly to Cox-2 inhibitors, drugs that reduce the Cox-2 enzyme that causes the pain and swelling of arthritis, says Lee.

It might also: Prevent colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. According to a small  clinical trial conducted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, curcumin can help shrink precancerous lesions known as colon polyps, when taken with a small amount of quercetin, a powerful antioxidant found in onions, apples, and cabbage. The average number of polyps dropped more than 60% and those that remained shrank by more than 50%. In a 2006 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers at UCLA also found that curcumin helps clear the brain of the plaques that are characteristic of the disease.

Maximize the benefits: For general health, Lee recommends adding the spice to your cooking whenever possible. For a therapeutic dose, James A. Duke, PhD, author of The Green Pharmacy, suggests 400 mg of curcumin extract three times daily, right in line with what subjects in the colon polyp study took (480 mg of curcumin and 20 mg of quercetin, three times a day).

 

Cinnamon: Lower blood sugar
In a recent German study of type 2 diabetics, taking cinnamon extract daily successfully reduced blood sugar by about 10%.

It might also: Lower cholesterol. Cinnamon packs a one-two punch for people with type 2 diabetes by reducing related heart risks. In another study of diabetics, it slashed cholesterol by 13% and triglycerides by 23%.

Maximize the benefits: To tame blood sugar, study subjects took 1 g capsules of standardized cinnamon extract daily, while those in the cholesterol study took 1 to 6 g. But keep in mind that a large amount of the actual spice can be dangerous, so stick with a water-soluble extract. Terry Graedon, PhD, coauthor with her husband, Joe, of Best Choices from the People’s Pharmacy, recommends the brand Cinnulin PF.

 

Read more:

http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/natural-remedies/best-healing-herbs-top-10

 

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