Blogs

  • Are You Rowing Your Own Boat?

    Posted September 13 by Nikki Bult

    This is a very powerful clip posted by Prince Ea. I saw this video in my Facebook feed recently and I saved it so I could come back and watch it again and again - why? It clearly and simply illustrates an 'easier' way to live - a more 'powerful' way to live. I love his quote 'stress is how you int...

  • As Asia's Economy Rises so does the Eating of Dogs and Cats

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    When I was in high school my humanities teacher showed us a video where a cat was skinned alive and fried in a vat of oil.  I left the room. Not because my weak little high school girl heart couldn't take it, but because of a deep knowing that this act is inertly wrong. As I write this I know it...

  • This will make you cry in a good way!

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    I've seen some amazing videos watching people hear for the first time. Its incredibly moving, but in remote regions of places like Uganda, the deaf live out life in isolation. It is a lonely, scary world when you have no means to communicate. Patrick has never had a conversation. Watch this incredib...

  • 1.1 billion people do it, so why not these four college kids

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Most of us understand that extreme poverty exists and would all agree its an issue worth tackling. But what is it like to live as 1.1 billion of the world’s population, living on less than $1.00 per day.  Four university students film their eight week journey in rural Guatemala and live on just one ...

  • How Much Did Your Burger Cost?

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    In this video Bryan Marcel drives it home that "if you can afford to eat fast food - you can afford to eat healthy food!"

  • How to Use 10 Foods To Aid Digestion

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Anise: If you feel cramps after a meal, try crushing anise seeds and brewing them in a tea. Caraway: Some people feel a bit of gas from beans. Next time you make a bean soup or stew add a few caraway seeds into it to soothe digestion. Cardamon: A standard ingredient in Indian curries, cardamon...

  • How to Make and Use a Castor Oil Pack

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    I had almost forgotten this simple and effective technique for aiding digestive disorders, but when a child in my practice presented with significant constipation this valuable information came rushing back. The mineral oil and laxative his doctor gave him hadn’t helped relieve the blockage. Surpris...

  • Pregnant? 4 Ways Raspberry Leaf Makes Giving Birth Better!

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    The wisdom of nature never ceases to amaze me - for every question, there is an answer! Years ago I was working with a women who was blessed with five children; yes she wanted it that way, she had them all in a row. It astonished me how quickly her abdomen would comply and return to its pre-baby sta...

  • HU Likes: emWave2

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Everyone is always talking about stress and its consequences. There is a plethora of strategies for keeping stress in check from deep breathing techniques to taking herbs like Holy Basil. Technology from the Institute of HeartMath has created a system to teach you to get in control of your emotio...

  • HU Likes: The Vitamix Blender

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Every day I enjoy a protein packed smoothie, blended each morning with whole foods. The Vitamix Blender single handedly is the best kitchen tool I have to help me maintain a healthy lifestyle. This blender is like no other. It quickly and effortlessly blends whole foods like greens, oranges and ice ...

  • HU Likes: Jungle Prescription

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    I was watching David Suzuki’s Nature of Things and the episode on treating drug addicts with a tea made from plants of the rain forest was something I had to share with Holistic United readers.  The substance Ayahuasca is known as the “vine of the soul” and two Canadian doctors are using it to treat...

  • 13 Ways To Keep Your Immune System Strong

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    I pride myself on having a strong immune system. I rarely get sick and when I do it’s gone in 24 hours flat. Not this time. As I’m writing this, my nose has been running for several days and the pressure in my head is mounting - I think it may explode. Some would reach for the cough drops and co...

  • HU Asks: Is The Flu Shot Effective?

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Vaccination is a controversial subject. I have my own personal feeling about them, but what I wanted to share is this article and news clip from my local news - check out what new research is saying about the flu vaccine. Photo by paulswansen

  • HU Likes: The Panther Lounge

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    The Panther Lounge is a great source for thought-provoking news and discussion about sustainable living and our society. Encouraging self-reflection and challenging us to action, this blog inspires us with the stories of people making a difference and helps us realize the ways we can impact our comm...

  • Fun Facts: Water And Cola Go Head To Head

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Water Mild dehydration will slow the metabolism as much as 3% Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue A 2% drop in body water can trigger short-term memory loss, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen Drinking 5 glasses of water daily dec...

  • HU Recommends: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Renowned medical doctor Christiane Northrup has written the go-to-guide for every woman who wants to take control of her own health and wellbeing. Divided into three parts, Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisdom shows women how to listen to the inner intelligence within, to trust the healing powers of th...

  • HU Likes: Clothing With A Conscience

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Like most people, I love to buy new clothing at the beginning of each season. Recently, I’ve started to think about how much energy and raw materials are used up in order to feed our insatiable need to buy more STUFF. Enter one of my favourite stores, Preloved. Their philosophy is to produce well-d...

  • What Do Babies Think?

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    I loved watching this TED talk about the minds of babies and young children. They understand and learn so much more than we realize. Psychologist Alison Gopnik’s research shows that children are the “brilliant butterflies flitting around the garden and exploring.” I’ll never look at play-time th...

  • HU Likes: Caroline Cain's Blog

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Reflexologist Caroline Cain blogs about the tips, tricks, and inspiration that she has accumulated in her journey to healthy, happy living. She describes her blog as a forum to “share information on healthy, compassionate & conscious, natural living in the form of tips, natural therapies, REAL f...

  • HU Likes: Dr. Weil's Daily Blog

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Dr. Weil’s Daily Blog emphasizes that healthy living is born out of the small decisions that we make everyday. This empowering message is driven home with his Daily Tips section full of advice and information about healthy living. The Science and Supplement section is a great read to keep you update...

  • Women's Wellness Month

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    ~ Washington Irving, The Sketch Book ~ October is the chosen month to focus on breast cancer awareness. As impactful as this disease is, I wanted to use it as an opportunity to celebrate the lives of women, investigate alternative treatments, and focus on prevention. So this month, along with...

  • HU Likes: Lumosity

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Everyone can appreciate the benefits of physical exercise but how many people take the time to train their brain? Improve your brainpower over at Lumosity, with neuroscientist-designed exercises proven to improve memory, attention, and problem solving-skills. There are plenty of free, mind-sharpenin...

  • HU Likes: The Medicine Hunter

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    The New York Times said it best when they described plant-based medicine hunter Chris Kilham as being “part David  Attenborough and part Indiana Jones”. Author, TV reporter, educator, and medicinal researcher, Kilham travels the world working with shamans, healers and other experts and shares in...

  • Healthy School Snacking: 6 Innovative Products

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    The new school year is just a few weeks in, and if you are responsible for packing kids lunches and snacks you are probably already strapped for ideas. Old standbys like peanut butter are off limits and if the product isn't in fun packaging or you have a picky eater, it can be difficult to come up w...

  • Products with a Conscience: 5 Sustainable Finds

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Recycled Erasers and Corn Pens:  Make note-taking fun! A pen and a highlighter in one, these are made from biodegradable corn plastic and recycled cardboard.  The cute pen-shaped erasers are made from recycled rubber.     Non-Toxic Glue: The Coccoina Glue Stick is safe for the e...

  • HU Likes: Oh She Glows

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Oh She Glows is full of inspiration and vegan recipes for people looking to treat their body with the kindness and respect it deserves. Writer Andrea Liddon is candid about her struggles with disordered eating and compulsive exercising and her journey towards health and happiness. Recipes are easy...

  • HU Likes: David Suzuki's Queen of Green

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Lindsay Coulter is the Queen of Green over at the David Suzuki Foundation. It’s her mission to make green living accessible by providing informative tips and recipes that make your life “easier on the environment”. Be sure to check out her how-to videos that demonstrate the simple ways that you can ...

  • Deep Breathing to Calm Your Mind

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    While working in acquired brain injury rehabilitation, I would use deep breathing techniques with my clients as a way to reduce stress and help them cope with physical pain. It hadn’t occurred to me that this was a form of meditation and that mediation starts with the breath. Now that we’ve been us...

  • Nutrition Heals Illness: 3 Key Films

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    The idea that food is medicine is being examined and put to the test in these three powerful documentaries. Each film has a unique and exciting message, empowering us as viewers and showing that science proves that we are not just a product of our genes, that through conscious choice we have control...

  • From The Garden: 5 Medicinal Herbs

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Even though I live in a condominium I love growing my own herbs. There’s something satisfying about walking outside, picking something from the ground and using it in this evening's meal. It’s fresh, inexpensive and easy. Herbs add flavour to cooking and also have medicinal properties. Here are 5 He...

  • The Meatrix Revisited

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4_pzPrMTrs&feature=player_embedded A few years ago, we viewed The Meatrix, a funny little film about the serious reality of factory farming. This series of animated videos educates people on these realities and their repercussions, offering solutions and altern...

  • Too Good to Be True: 4 Truths About the Latest Hair Craze

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ e.e. cummings~ One of my dear friends had the opportunity to fly to Florida and have a “miracle” hair treatment that promised to make her naturally curled mane silky straight and keep it straight, no matter the conditions. As a fello...

  • Which Probiotics To Use and Why: 10 Healing Probiotics

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Holistic health care professionals have known for decades that probiotics can boost your health. Recently probiotics have hit the mainstream market and can now be found in a host of products including bread and cereals, soup, energy bars and cheese. Their labels claim everything from fewer tummy a...

  • Whole Foods Heal: 15 Whole Foods and How They Help You

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    The human body heals itself and nutrition provides the resources to accomplish the task." ~ Roger Williams Ph.D. ~ In the past 50 years, humans have become reliant on manufactured and processed foods and favour patented medicines. We seem to have disconnected from food as a source for prevention a...

  • Rev Up Your Engine: 8 Simple Tools to Support Fat Loss

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~ Buddha ~ It's that time of year when I’m asked if I have any tricks for weight loss. The truth is there aren’t really any tricks. If your intention is to live healthy and live at a healt...

  • 6 Simple Routines to Improve Your Health: Feel Good All Summer

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Since the sun has started rising earlier I’ve decided to make a true effort to get up early, begin my day healthy and deal with stress better. In short I wanted to start developing some healthy patterns. My goal is to feel better, so these behaviour modifications needed to feel effortless. After inc...

  • Bugs vs Drugs – Antibiotic Resistant ‘Superbugs’ in the Supermarket

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    We know that raw meat contains bacteria that are potentially harmful to us and we take steps to try to protect ourselves from it. We wash our hands after handling chicken. We forgo serving meat too rare, hoping that anything unsafe is killed during the cooking process. We read labels to understand w...

  • Reducing Seasonal Allergies

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Finally, the days are getting warmer and longer. There’s that buzz in the air. Everyone around me seems happier, lighter, and ready for spring. However, for 20% of North Americans spring means sneezing, congestion, itching, coughing, and low energy. When an allergy-prone person encounters an alle...

  • Taming Of The Greens

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates ~   For many of us, myself included, it’s hard to fit leafy greens into our daily diets. These super foods are worth it.  They are inexpensive, surprisingly easy to use and are the richest in nutrients of all the ...

  • Your Mind is Powerful – 6 Ways to Feed a Healthy Mind

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    "Your life is what your thoughts make it."  Marcus Aurelius ~ Wayne Dyer effectively demonstrated the power of thought over the body when he had his audience close their eyes and visualize a lemon. He instructed them to imagine that they were cutting into the lemon, slowly watching the juice run ...

  • The Dirty Dozen List

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    It's common for people to wonder if there are specific foods that are more contaminated then others.  I'm often asked for a list of "dirty" foods that should always be organic. Below is a list of fruits and vegetables containing the highest levels of pesticides.  This produce should be certified o...

  • 11 Ways to be Healthy on a Budget

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    They who have health have hope; and they who have hope have everything.  ~ Arabic Proverb As a community of healers, thinkers and doers we are making small yet powerful modifications to our lives. The “think globally, act locally” movement comes to mind. There is little doubt that eating organ...

  • Deep man, way deep: A toddler's profound thoughts

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Despite Thanksgiving being over and Christmas around the corner this video reminds me, even more than holiday cheer,  its always a day for gratitude. Take this little girl Lillian, she's just a toddler, yet her simple thoughts show deep complexity.

  • 6 Ways Deep Breathing Helps You

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady.  But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life.  Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. ~ Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika Deep breathing techniques are one of the easiest ways to improve your...

  • Small changes = Safe + Healthy

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Healthy Child Healthy World is a nonprofit agency that educates parents and raises awareness in communities about protecting children from the harmful chemicals they encounter on a daily basis. The site is packed with helpful shopping guides and informative articles to help you make well-informed de...

  • VOYAGEtoBETTERMENT

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    I would like to thank Andrew Facca and the participants of the documentary Voyage to Betterment. This film follows a small group of "healthy" and "unhealthy" men and women embarking on a life-changing 30-day challenge. A source of inspiration, education, and truth! I loved every minute of this fi...

  • Controlling Chronic Inflammation

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Many people have chronic inflammation and aren’t aware of it. As a nutritionist, I see people with a myriad of symptoms that can be attributed to chronic inflammation – difficulty losing weight, chronic stress, degenerative disease processes. Simple changes to their diet can often help make enough...

  • Taking Charge Of Your Genes

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.  -Siddhartha Gautama In The Biology of Belief, Dr. Bruce Lipton examines the extent to which our lifestyle influences the expression of our genes, and how their expression can be altered or suppressed by our diets, activity levels and ex...

  • Overcoming Superstition to Create Lasting Change

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature… Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller I don’t think of myself as a person who gives into the New Year hype. Resolutions are for people who need a reason to make a change. I live a healthy, positive, fearless lif...

  • Voyage to Betterment Review

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    I had not yet heard of the film Voyage to Betterment when a group of friends and I headed to a screening in Toronto.  After seeing the film, and after being profoundly moved by it, I never imagined that I would one day have the fortunate opportunity to meet with and interview its creator, Andre...

  • A Year In Review

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    Holistic United is in its infancy and will evolve with the addition of people like you. We cannot thank you enough for participating by creating a personal profile, following us on twitter and sharing  your wisdom on our facebook practitioners group & like page. You are all dynamic healers.  We’...

  • 20 Ways to Keep Stress in Check

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    by Lisa Chilvers Some stress can be positive – it helps to keep us driven to reach our goals. Asking yourself “is this a big deal or a little deal?”, and using some of the simple techniques below can help keep your day-to-day stress in check. 1. Eat magnesium-rich foods – stress can leach...

  • Winter Healing

    Posted August 19 by Lisa Chilvers

    The winter can be a hard time of year for those of us who live in cold climates. In some respects it’s a lovely season, full of fun winter activities, but for many it’s a time of year where we hibernate, waiting for the first signs of spring. As a nutritionist and allergist, this is a perfect season...

  • To See Beyond Borders

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    A clip produced by Amnesty Poland - "When talking about the problem of refugees, we use dehumanised language, which reduces human tragedy to numbers and statistics. But this suffering concerns real people, who – just like us - have families, loved ones, friends; their own stories, dreams, goals... O...

  • Let's Talk Poop!

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    I know, I know - not the most exciting topic of discussion but seriously - it's good to be in the know, yes? Apparently our excrement says a lot about our current state of health. Watch this informative clip by Mama Natural to learn more about what your poop says about you.

  • The Organic Effect

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This is an eye-opening video clip presented by CoopSverige showing us the effects of pesticides in our food on our bodies. It's a short clip - well worth the watch. Knowledge is power, right? :)

  • There's An App For That!

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Most of us have a smart phone - and most of us are always on the go, yes? And we know that practising mindfulness and staying balanced and present is just that much more important when we feel frantically busy, am I right? Well - did you know there are apps to help us with this? I've tried some of t...

  • Health Benefits of Boundaries

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This clip B.S. did with Brene Brown has a powerful message. She suggests that generosity cannot exist without boundaries as they are the key to self love. The definition of a boundary she states is identifying what's ok and what's not ok. She also goes on to suggest that what if we were to assume th...

  • Our Words Are Powerful

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This short clip says so much! Choose your words wisely. Change our words - change our world. Thanks to Andrea Gardner for sharing.

  • Live Life Unbroken

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    I love these motivational clips! They inspire me to keep going. They remind me to take responsibility for my life - for my health, my goals, my dreams, etc. Mateusz M goes on to express how damaging fear can be. It can age us, put us in the hospital, kill our aspirations and goals... Let's continu...

  • Auto-Correcting True Connection

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This is another powerful clip produced by Prince Ea. I'm all for technology - I love social media and all that it is, however I do tend to agree with Mr. Prince in that we need to think about how present we actually are; how 'connected' we really are to our 'friends and family'. Let's not let techno...

  • How To Cut Your Sugar Craving

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Ok, I confess. I have a sugar addiction. I was searching for some methods to break this sugar habit naturally, and I stumbled across this clip by Dr. Axe. I'm also a pretty big fan of Dr. Axe :) If you wrestle with a sugar addiction like I do and need some tips on how to curb your cravings in a ...

  • The Effects Of Bedtime Screen Activity

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    We've all heard this before - checking our phones or tablets before bed is not so good. Here Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, lays out all of the negative effects bedtime screen viewing can have on the brain and body. It's worth the watch. Let's try to...

  • Labels Are Just Labels

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Powerful clip reminding us that labels are just labels. We are not our label. We are much much more than that.

  • The Cosmic Perspective

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Why is it that humans among all species on earth are completely comfortable sleeping on their backs? The Cosmic Perspective narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson is a eye opening video which illustrates how all of earth is one. When earth is viewed from space it's just ocean, land and atmosphere. From...

  • The Empowerment Plan

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    The Empowerment Plan makes coats that double as sleeping bags for the homeless, but they didn't stop there. They also provide people who have struggled with homelessness with jobs they need to get back on their feet again.

  • Bioenergetics 101

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Bioenergetics, also known as bioenergetic analysis or relational somatic psychotherapy, is a kind of therapy that considers the body and mind as one system. The central ideas behind this therapeutic discipline are that everything that occurs in the mind expresses itself in the body and physical ...

  • #LoveHasNoLabels. Not now. Not ever

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Upworthy teamed up with Ad Council for a look back at the past year to see how far love has come and remind us all that love has no boundaries and #LoveHasNoLabel. "The power of love is nothing less than amazing. 2015 proved more than ever that love is for everyone, no matter who you are. Because...

  • Aromatherapy Oils: A Closer Look

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    One of the most traditional techniques in medicine is aromatherapy. Existing since the reign of early civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and China, this technique has been used to provide better health and well-being for people from different walks of life. Nowadays, it is now being offered bo...

  • The Meaning Of Life

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Another motivational clip that instantly gripped my heart. In Jim Carrey's 'The Meaning' by Absolute Motivation Mr. Carrey explains that we need to figure out what the world needs that our talent can provide - and then do that! The effect we have on others is the most valuable currency there is and ...

  • Acupuncture for Weight Loss?

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Acupuncture is one of the most popular forms of traditional medicine. Developed by the Chinese thousands of years ago, it is clinically proven to be effective in providing therapeutic relief for a wide range of health problems. It has recently gained notoriety for its supposed role in helping people...

  • Motivational Mindshift

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    "There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind", Ping Pong Studio's video states. How true is this? How many times have you heard the saying 'the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting the same results?' We can change so many things on the outside such as our h...

  • Chiropractor: All You Need to Know About It

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Chiropractic medicine is one traditional medicine technique that is gaining popularity in different parts of the globe. Performed by a trained professional called a chiropractor, this practice provides relief for a wide variety of ailments through techniques such as spinal manipulation, pelvic, ...

  • The Art Of Forgiveness

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    After tackling a forgiveness project of my own recently, I'm drawn to the folks here at SoulPancake and how they describe forgiveness. It's not about allowing any negative behaviour, or even forgetting the possible wrong-doing, but rather it's about us! It's about living a healthier, lighter, on-pur...

  • Classroom Farming

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    All it takes is one kind, caring adult - and an amazing idea! Thanks to Bronx resident and middle-school teacher, Stephen Ritz for providing these children with the gift of nourishment; the gift of health and a sense of pride, determination, resilience and hope. Amazing. A must watch. I hope it insp...

  • Who's To Blame?

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    In this short clip by one of my favourite people, Brene Brown, she teaches us about blame. She states: "Here is what we know from the research. Blame is simply the discharging of discomfort and pain. It has an inverse relationship with accountability. Accountability by definition is a vulnerable pro...

  • A Look Into The Mind - Top 10 Facts!

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Those at Top10Memes produced this clip announcing their top 10 facts, basically narrowing down the reasons why we do certain things. I especially found #5 interesting. We've pretty much already made up our minds about something such as making a big purchase before actually purchasing it; also known ...

  • The Science Behind Meditation

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    So how exactly does meditation affect your body you ask? Well, the experts at AsapScience demonstrate in this clip that meditation can increase the function of your brain, in turn increasing your memory, self-awareness, goal setting and even your immune function! Meditation may also decrease your an...

  • Learn To Live Better Without Stress

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    In this clip, Sharon Bergquist explains how stress affects your body. In the short term, stress can be advantages, but when your body is in a constant stressed state, it can wreak havoc on your body. Watch this clip to see what's going on in your body when you're feeling stress and how you can learn...

  • Drawing Your Dreams Into Reality

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    In this amazing clip, Patti Dobrowolski, ProjectHappyWay, tells us that the odds of us making any significant change in our lives is 9-1! What?!? But - she shows us how to beat these odds by first seeing what we'd like our future to look like, believe it to be true, and then take action. She stat...

  • One Bottle's Journey

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    In this video clip directed by Nik Kleverov with UNEP, we watch the epic journey of a plastic water bottle return to its owner. The clip says it all. Recycling starts with us. Let's be more aware.

  • Kids' Thoughts on World Hunger

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Soul Pancake captured the response of a group of kids who just learned that 1 in 5 kids go hungry in the US. Leave it to a group of kids to come up with some pretty amazing ideas to help stop this. Kids rock.

  • Seeing Colour For The First Time

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    In this incredible clip, Valspar Paint partnered with EnChroma to launch 'Colour For All' - a program to bring colour to those that cannot see colour. Watch the expressions of those that put on these specially made glasses - those that have never seen colour are introduced to our world as we see it ...

  • Conscious Eating

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    I'm not saying to stop eating meat - I like meat! I just found this clip informative and eye opening. Kate Mara, actress in Netflix's hit show "House of Cards" supports Meatless Monday - An attempt to encourage conscious eating. This clip shows how The Humane Society in the United States advocates c...

  • Stand To Save Your Life

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    I literally LOL'd when watching this clip by AsapTHOUGHT. Perhaps it's because I struggle with this on a daily basis because I sit at a desk for long periods of time. 9 great tips in this short clip to help us prolong our lives and live our healthiest! I'll be putting some of these into action - wil...

  • Give A Little Love

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Random acts of kindness - it doesn't take much. Let's be more aware of our surroundings and the people we are with in the present moment. Just like the acts of kindness presented in this clip by TheCorpfa.

  • The Science of Happiness

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Julian with SoulPancake is at it again - posing this question: Does happiness lead to success or does success lead to happiness? With this interesting experiment that he conducts he discovers that happy people are generally more successful! Whoa - who knew? So - for clearer minds, more energy and pr...

  • NEW MacDonald Had A Farm

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Watch this brilliant production by this group of school kids showing us what makes organic farming the choice for our future. I kind of like the new twist on this classic children's song - how about you?

  • In The End, Only Love Matters

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This powerful clip published by Ad Council has been getting the attention of many lately. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues. What feelings have been stirred in you a...

  • Eye Contact Increases Intimacy

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    In this study, the peeps over at Soul Pancake had 6 couples, each in different stages of their relationship, sit and make eye contact with each other for 4 minutes!! 4 MINUTES!! Ouch! I'm not sure about you, but even just watching the couples perform this act made my heart explode! It's true - eye c...

  • Protect Your Sacred Space

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    I absolutely adore the late Dr. Maya Angelou! During a show on Super Soul Sunday, she revisited the best piece of advice she's ever given. It was to keep the sacred space inside yourself pristine and clean - protect it at all costs. You need to give yourself this clean, respected space, in order to ...

  • How To Make Your Brain Happy!

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This cute clip sums it up in pretty simple terms - how to make your brain more happy! Watch how Broody became happier. I think Dr. Sood is on to something.

  • Are You Ready To Dare Greatly?

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Are you ready to dare greatly? Are you ready to fully show up in your life? Like Dr. Brene Brown states in this clip on daring greatly, yes, it's scary to be vulnerable, to be seen, to take risks - but isn't it scarier to get to the end of your life and wish you had of? Let's all take a step of cour...

  • Is Joy Terrifying For You?

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Dr. Brene Brown explains why joy is the most terrifying emotion we face. Have you been foreboding joy? Wouldn't it be lovely if we could soften into those moments of joy and experience them for all that they are? Brown states in the video that we can learn to do this by practising gratitude. I will ...

  • Deepak's View On Love

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Best selling author and mind body expert, Deepak Chopra explains the stages of love so profoundly. He discusses how each person in our life; people we like, people we love, and even dislike, are mere reflections of ourselves. 'If you don't like the reflection, don't break the mirror!'. Something to ...

  • Live Life The Real Way

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This is a powerful clip by Idyot Corp addressing the fact that we tend to be absorbed by all of the technology that is at our fingertips. And, although they are very useful tools, they can keep us from being present and enjoying the moments that are happening right in front of us. As we are in the '...

  • What Are You Afraid Of?

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    ~ "There is nothing to fear, but fear itself"~ Franklin D. Roosevelt One of my favourite speakers is researcher, Dr. Brene Brown. In today's video Brown tells us that we are all afraid. Each one of us experiences fear about something, or numerous things. It would be amazing if we all got to the p...

  • Your New Year's Pep Talk

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    You were made to be awesome! That's all. ...I want to be on the road that leads to awesome too! Thanks for the pep talk, Kid President!

  • Life Weighing YOU down? Change it with this video.

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Is something weighing you down? Debt, relationships, health issues, it's too easy to get stressed about daily life. "Letting it go" or "Don't sweat the small stuff", is the often heard anecdotes for dealing with daily stress. Soulpancake, has an amazing idea on how to get rid of those things - watch...

  • Are You Fully Living Now?

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    In this short clip by the late philosopher Alan Watts, he paints a profound picture of how we are always striving for something - always looking to the future. How about right now, especially with the busyness of the holidays,  we make an extra effort to BE in the present? Live fully, now. It's all ...

  • Give A Little Love

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This is the kind of world I want to live in. 'If you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own'. I Hope this video sparks added love in your heart - enough to give a little extra today.

  • A Look At GMO's ~ Cartoon Style

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    I came across this video while doing my own personal research on GMO's. It's a straight forward look at what GMO's are and how they effect the environment and us. It's good to be informed. What do you think about GMO's? Do they have some good?

  • It's a Love Letter to YOU!

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    When was the last time you said you loved yourself, and really meant it? I'm reading a book by Louise Hay on How to Heal Yourself.  She explains a concept that Loving the Self, is the miracle cure for everything. Loving one's self can work miracles in life.  So - how about you give it a go? Sit down...

  • This App helps feed the hungry - here's how.

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    The amazing 16 year old teenager in this video is Kiran Sridhar, founder of the nonprofit Waste No Food and recipient of a Unilever Project Sunlight Bright Future Grant. After visiting a soup kitchen at the age of 11, he made it his mission to eradicate hunger by helping to develop an app to help fo...

  • Want Your World To Be More Awesome?

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This Kid President believes that these 20 sayings will help make the world more awesome. I love this list!! What would you add?

  • Do You Need More Money?

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Byron Katie speaks up about the insatiable need for money.  Do you really need more, right now, right here, in this moment? Perhaps this is just an imagined thought. A thought which has the potential to create fear, anxiety or jealously. If peace of mind is dependant on obtaining cars, homes and cl...

  • Keep Sane and Stop Thinking Already

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    I just started a book, that so far is about becoming conscious of the internal dialogue in my head.  You know, the one that makes you feel like you are totally bananas.  Allan Watts makes me think further about all this chatter, all this analytical thought.  It's the mind that repeats patterns and t...

  • Counting Time With Jelly Beans?

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    We all realize there's a limit to our life, to what we can experience and achieve. We only have so much TIME. When you see it measured in jelly beans, it provides a whole other perspective. After working, commuting, eating, sleeping, bathing, cooking, watching, worrying, and fearing, ask yourself...

  • This unique monk explains why doing absolutely nothing is actually good for us

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Have you ever given yourself 10 minutes to do absolutely nothing? Mindfulness expert, Andy Puddicombe, describes the transformative power of doing just that. He suggests that allowing 10 minutes per day to refresh your mind and focus on the present moment will in turn result in a more focused, less-...

  • Listen to this kid speak up about food.

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Birke Baehr is only 11 years old, and he has a lot to say about where our food should come from. Kuddos to Birke for having the courage to speak up!  Teaching children young about the realities of where our food comes from, provides them the knowledge to do better. There's nothing better than clean,...

  • There's Science Behind Choosing Your BFF

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Did you ever have the feeling your friends are just like family? Watch this video. Laci from D-News discusses an interesting study about how you share genes with your best buds. In what ways are you similar to your closest friends?

  • GDP And Your Happiness

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Do you think GDP contributes to our happiness? Is our happiness dependent upon how much 'stuff' we have? This interesting video clip shares some ideas about sustainable living. We can all do something. I'd love to know your thoughts. Please share below.

  • The Science of Love

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    The folks at SoulPancake study love! Watch this clip on 'The Benjamin Franklin Effect", depicting how the more time, effort, and work you put towards a person, the more motivated you are to have the relationship workout. 

  • A Musical Look At Global Warming

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This amazing video about climate change was created by Luca Cattaneo and Alberto Filippini for SmileLab. The music was composed by Matteo Negrin, from his album "Glocal Sound." And the talented hand belongs to artist Alice Ninni. Enjoy its beauty.

  • This Girl Speaks with Orangutan and Learns Something We Should All Know!

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    This video was produced by the Rainforest Action Network. Very profound and thought provoking with a surprise ending.

  • Vulnerability ~ Just Show Up!

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    In this interview with One Plus One's, Whitney Fitzsimmons, Social researcher and Professor, Brené Brown, discusses vulnerability, perfectionism and courage. She talks about so many things that resonate with me. She states that even in parenting, it's not about what we know as parents, but who we ar...

  • The Science of Hugs

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This video clip is super cute produced by the writers at NIL. They stated the scientific facts behind the benefits of hugging. Hugs calm your nervous system and reduce you stress levels (when hugging someone who wants to be hugged back lol). Apparently we need 8 hugs per day! I'm in! How about you? ...

  • The Importance of Sleep

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This is a cute video clip by Arianna Huffinton discussing the importance of sleep. I have been thinking a lot lately about how much sleep I am getting, and becoming more aware of how I function during the day if I haven't gotten enough sleep. I can't manage the things I need to manage. I can't think...

  • Where Do You See Beauty?

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This video clip has been around for a number of years, but it always reminds me to look for the beauty that is around me. I believe that our thoughts have an enormous impact on our overall health and well-being, and perspective is the key player. We can choose to see the things around us and be drag...

  • Gratitude! The Science of Happiness

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Have you ever wondered what makes you happiest? In this video clip below, Mike Bernstein & Matt Pittman had several willing participants take a happiness test. As you will see, the 'happiness' results were far greater for those who had the opportunity to express their love and gratitude to the p...

  • Making the 'Authentic' Choice

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    In this clip with Dr. Brene Brown & Oprah, they discuss how authenticity is a choice. We don't just wake up every morning and say 'I'm authentic'. We choose if we are going to be authentic in each moment of our day. Whether in our work, our home, the grocery store, or with friends, we choose if ...

  • Be conscious of your emotions and you'll be protecting your heart.

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    I recently came across this enlightening video clip shared by The Institute of HeartMath  which explains fascinating understandings of the human heart as explored in more than 20 years of its research. The 'Did you know' facts are lesser-known gems of information to enlighten curiosity on how your o...

  • Its a day for loving your partner but how's the relationship with yourself going?

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    February is a month where we tend to think about love and relationships. It is Valentine's Day after all. This is the month where the focus is on love for our significant other, but what about our relationship with self? I truly believe we can't love others fully and completely if we aren't expressi...

  • What Is The Best Contribution For The Next Generation?

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    Today, an individual person can do what it took 10,000 people to do 1000 years ago.  The individual has become so powerful because of the rise in technology.  If we do not raise human consciousness along with technology, the individual will destroy the planet.  We are now in a time when the raising ...

  • Alzheimer's Patient Receives Soul Connection

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Naomi Feil, founder of Validation Therapy, shares a breakthrough moment of communication with Gladys Wilson, a woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2000 and is virtually non-verbal. She shares that 'everyone, regardless of their degree of mental sharpness, needs companionship, not only to phy...

  • There's Power In Vulnerability

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Brené Brown Ph.D. LMSW is an American scholar, author, and public speaker, who is currently a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brown studies human connection - our ability to empathize, belong and love. In this video clip, her most popular TEDxHouston ...

  • Paul Stamets: 6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    Fungi, the soil magicians of the Earth!  We are more related to fungi then any other kingdom.  We carry the same pathogines and therefore our best antibiotics originate from fungi. Within a single cubic inch of soil there can be up to 800 miles of mycelium cells.  Electron micrographs show a myce...

  • It Takes Bravery to Achieve Empathy.

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities. She states that empathy and sympathy are two v...

  • Flash Mob Tribute to Nelson Mandela

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    Sharing the words of an Upworthy.com blog writer, Deepa Kunapuli.  This video touched my heart.  She writes,  'When the news broke that beloved and revered civil rights icon Nelson Mandela had passed, it felt like the entire world took a collective sigh as we mourned the loss of one of the greatest ...

  • Our Health is in Forgiveness

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    This video clip featuring David Whyte, Caroline Myss, Marianne Williamson and Dr. Bernie Siegel from "The Quest III", shows how our true healing, our true health, lies within the art of forgiveness. Caroline Myss states that 'forgiveness is meant to be the most healing force that was ever introduced...

  • Marla Spivak: Why Bees Are Disappearing

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    GMO foods and pesticides such as Monsanto products are not only poisoning us, they are killing our entire Eco system! Watch this video and spread awareness on this very important issue humankind is facing today.

  • Watch this and catch a glimpse of universal consciousness

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    British born philosopher, Alan Watts, writings are more pragmatic today, than ever before. There is a human conscious awakening happening, focused on national and global affairs and Watts timeless lectures couldn't be re-circulated at a better time! Thanks to his son, Mark Watts, his flame is still ...

  • Learn How Music Heals

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    I was deeply touched upon watching this video clip by Punit Yaatri, composer of Brain Heart Music. Punit has devoted his life to  bringing the ancient practice of healing with music to the 21st century. In this clip he shares how music has a deep healing effect on people suffering from conditions su...

  • Andras Forgacs: Leather and meat without killing animals

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    Although I am cautious when we talk about engineering and manipulating food, I can't help but take a second to imagine a world where we no longer relied on the killing of animals for food and leather!  Not only would we no longer need to extinguish another life in order to eat meat, we would no long...

  • Fantastic Fungi: The Forbidden Fruit

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    There is a process of language in nature. Fungi is fundamental to the process of communication. Fungi can create networks and connections between plants and even separate species of plants. This is an amazing time lapse video capturing the growth and fruition of fungi with an inspiring message. P...

  • Health Benefits of Ginger

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    The Ginger root has incredible medicinal properties. Ginger is one of the world's seven most potent disease-fighting spices. It has been widely regarded for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. Watch this video to find out just how amazing this food is, then tell us what foods yo...

  • “Try Reiki!” – Dr. Mehmet Oz

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    I absolutely love Reiki. When I learned this technique, I could immediately feel the energy flowing through my partners body. Dr. Oz suggests the use of alternative therapies such as Reiki to treat the overall mind, body and soul. Reiki healing promotes overall balance to help you feel better and fu...

  • Mysteries Of The Heart

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    An interesting video by the Institute of HeartMath which shows how connected our body-mind actually is.  The heart gives off an electromagnetic field.  This electromagnetic field is measurable up to several feet away from the body.  The field is also subject to change according to our emotional stat...

  • Journey To Enlightenment With Deepak Chopra

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    Deepak Chopra explains the 7 states of consciousness and how achieving universal consciousness is achieving a state of enlightenment.  Furthermore, achieving universal consciousness is accomplished by simply making the choice to exist in that state.  All that is required is knowledge and contemplati...

  • Psychiatric Drugs - The Facts Instead Of The Marketing Campaigns

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    I always knew that psychiatric and other pharmaceutical drugs can have severe side effects.  If you've ever watched TV, I'm sure you've seen the commercials.  The ones where they blast out 50 different excruciating, toe curling, face scrunching side effects where you convulse and die!?!.  If you've ...

  • 4 Year Olds Bucket List - Water is Life

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    The Water is Life campaign created a video of young Kenyan child Nkaitole and his bucket list of things he wants to do before he dies.  In the Kenyan village of Amoboseli, 1 in 5 children dies before the age of 5 due to unsafe drinking water. Watch Nkaitole as he sees the ocean for the first time. V...

  • You Are Not Your Brain

    Posted August 18 by Nikki Bult

    An interesting video posted by Deepak Chopra, M.D. Author and Founder of the Chopra Foundation, looks at the relationship between the mind and body.  Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., describes his definition of the mind.  How would you define the mind? Video by: Curiosity.com

  • Change The Way You Think

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    The World Wildlife organization released this informative video stating "The seemingly isolated actions we take every day—from our choice of morning beverage to our choice of business practices—are often links in a chain of unusual connections we would never have imagined."  This really puts things ...

  • Stroke Of Insight Revisited

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    Brain researcher Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor got the opportunity that few brain scientists would, to study her own stroke as it happened.  During her experience she had a massive stroke and observed her own brain functions systematically shutting down.  One by one her motion, speech and self-awareness all...

  • The Future of Consciousness - Stuart Hameroff

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    "Consciousness is really the only thing that matters, if you don't have consciousness, you don't have anything!" TedxTucson.com

  • CBC Host Kevin O’Leary Get's Schooled By 14-Year-Old

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Watch as 14-year-old Canadian activist Rachel Parent debates the dangers of GMO labelling with TV host Kevin O'Leary on CBC News. O'Leary is no match for Parent's wisdom and articulation, and comes across looking like he has an agenda of his own. This discussion came to be when Rachel challenged ...

  • The Real You - Alan Watts

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    Alan Watts is an author and speaker in Eastern philosophy who has published several books for a Western audience.  In this short video he articulates how our conscious experience is to the universe, as a wave is to the ocean. We are both the wave and the ocean all the time. Lecture by: Alan W...

  • Let The Soil Become Your Canvas

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Guerilla gardener Ron Finley grows food in abandoned lots, traffic median and along curb sides in South Central LA.  Ron explains that tis is a fantastic alternative to fast food the drive-throughs are killing more people than the drive-bys. TedTalk

  • Solar Powered Aquaponic Fish Farm

    Posted August 18 by Jack Jones

    Backyard aquaponics: DIY system to farm fish with vegetables.  Aquaponics combines fish farming (aquaculture) with the practice of raising plants in water (hydroponics). Original By:  faircompanies.com

  • The Magic That Is Existence That Is Us

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Here is an amazing medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. Video by Alexander Tsiaras @ TedMed

  • The Wearable Robot

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    The future mobility options for people suffering from paralysis is here.  This is very cool! ekso BIONICS 

  • What 200 Calories Looks Like

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Video By Asapscience

  • Navigating the Supermarket Aisles

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Michael Pollan and Michael Moss visit a typical supermarket and talk about cooking and the food industry.

  • Obesity Is A Symptom Of A Much Deeper Problem

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Dr. Peter Attia presents a truly memorable and compassionate talk on obesity and insulin resistance. By TedMed  @PeterAttiaMD

  • How Is Your Perspective Now?

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    "This film shows the known universe as mapped through astronomical observations. Every satellite, moon, planet, star and galaxy is represented to scale and in its correct, measured location according to the best scientific research to-date."  Amazing. Courtesy of the American Museum of Natura...

  • Feel The Joy of Giving

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Indian chef-turned-social worker and CNN Top 10 Hero Narayanan Krishnan provides the most amazing gifts of physical and spiritual nutrition.

  • The Honest Coca-Cola Obesity Commercial

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Maybe one day this level of truth in advertising will be compulsory.

  • New Doc Film Asks "What if Andrew Wakefield Was Right?"

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Jeff Hays's new film "Bought" - currently in pre-production - covers the controversial topic of vaccines and autism.

  • Do You Want Mushrooms On Your Salad?

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Here's an interesting video on the use of hallucinogens as medicine. Interestingly, I've also heard that psilocybin is being used to treat people who suffer from cluster migraine headaches. I'm not recommending you go out and buy a bag of mushrooms next time you have a headache, I'm am saying...

  • Can't argue with this kid!

    Posted August 18 by Al Soms

    Remember to Turn on your captions on for an English translation.

  • Ask the Pain Expert

    Posted August 18 by George Roth

    Do you suffer from back, neck, shoulder, hip or knee pain?  Are you having challenges moving around, or playing your favorite sports? Pain is only a symptom. The root cause may actually be located elsewhere in the body.  Recent research has shown that all parts of the body: joints, muscles an...

  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea - A Better Way to Stop the Noise!

    Posted August 18 by George Roth

    FACTS: Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally. 25 percent are habitual snorers Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight people Snoring usually grows worse with age. Besides the obvious disruption of sleep for those sharing the same room or be...

  • Sports Injuries

    Posted August 18 by George Roth

    Playing sports comes with exhilaration — and risks.  Certainly playing a contact sport like hockey, especially on the professional level, comes with the risk of injury.  Injuries are part of a professional athlete’s life.  But injuries can also take place on a pee-wee football field, the ski slo...

  • Nothing is Engraved in Stone (or Bone!)

    Posted August 18 by George Roth

    New Treatment Relieves Pain and Improves Health Matrix Repatterning is a revolutionary therapy, which is capable of remodelling the cellular structure of the body to restore function and relieve pain.  Recent x-ray evidence has demonstrated the effectiveness of this gentle form of manual therap...

  • Caring: A Necessity, Not a Vanity

    Posted August 18 by Atherton Drenth

    It can be a misnomer I think sometimes, this word caring. We know what it means to care for others but I don’t think we have a logical handle on how to care for ourselves. I personally believe it is because we have been raised with belief systems that give us the impression that caring for one...

  • Innovative Treatment for Head Injuries: New Hope

    Posted August 18 by George Roth

    Head injuries can lead to the neurological consequences associated with brain injury (traumatic brain injury or TBI), such as cognitive deficit including memory loss, learning disorders and dementia, visual impairment, hearing loss, tinnitus, sleep disorders, headache, vertigo, seizures, depression ...

  • 6 Tips for Lasting Neck Pain Relief

    Posted August 18 by Stephanie Slon

    Roughly half of the clients I see all have the same complaint: neck and shoulder pain. We develop neck pain from a myriad of reasons such as stress, poor posture, poor workplace ergonomics, poor pillow support, as well as many not so cut and dry reasons. Sometimes our neck can bother us because of...

  • Yoga Breathing May Reduce Chemotherapy Side Effects

    Posted August 18 by Natural Standard

    Yoga breathing techniques may improve quality of life and reduce chemotherapy side effects for cancer patients, according to a new study. Yoga has been described as "the union of mind, body, and spirit," which addresses physical, mental, intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions towards an...

  • Stay Sharp With These Top 5 Brain Boosters

    Posted August 18 by monica-d-riley

    There's a wonderful notion that the best and most efficient pharmacy lies within our own body.  North Americans are seeing the benefits of being more active and recognizing the natural benefits that exercise provides, but there is one muscle that seems to need more work - our mental muscle! The B...

  • Spring Has Arrived:10 Practical Tips to Capitalize on Spring's Vitality!

    Posted August 18 by Erin Telford

    The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and we’ve had a few gloriously un-puffy coated days lately.  Mother Nature gave us a break this year from the last few brutal east coast winters.  I have to say though - if a warmer than average winter is wrong, I don’t want to be right.  This feels GOOD. ...

  • Vibration Therapy and Neurological Diseases

    Posted August 18 by Natural Standard

    Whole-body vibration therapy may benefit strength and quality of life in individuals with neurological diseases, according to a new study. Vibration therapy, also known as vibration healing, is the use of mechanical vibration to supposedly prevent, treat and promote recovery from a variety of physic...

  • What Do Setbacks Teach Us?

    Posted August 18 by Cheryl Hiebert

    I was struggling with an article idea this week and realized that I have an excellent topic to discuss. I am a living example of it right now. I have an injury that is keeping me from running and I had my world rocked to the core at around the same time. I decided I would share some of my ideas with...

  • Vitamin D-licious - Three Easy Ways to Ensure You’re Getting Enough

    Posted August 18 by monica-d-riley

    The rays of sunlight are limited during winter months, but that is not an excuse to let your vitamin D dip below a healthy level. "Vitamin D has emerged as a star supplement, because of its many nutritional benefits for men, women and children," according to Dr. Rovenia Brock, renowned nutritionist ...

  • Attention Deficit Disorder: A Homeopathic Approach

    Posted August 18 by Beth Landau-Halpern

    It is abundantly obvious that attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) are a common diagnosis among today’s children. This disorder is characterized by a short attention span, distractibility, disorganization, procrastination and problems with forethought, j...

  • Rest and Rejuvenate: 9 Tips For The Winter Season

    Posted August 18 by Erin Telford

    Chinese medicine is all about living with the rhythms of nature.  We can follow the seasons and live our lives accordingly for maximum health.  We encounter problems when we go against these earthly cycles.  The majority of the animal kingdom hibernates during wintertime.  It is a period of restorat...

  • Overindulged? Learn to Shed Post-Holiday Weight

    Posted August 18 by monica-d-riley

    Who doesn’t indulge a little over the holiday season? From office functions and parties to festive dinners, it’s difficult to resist temptation. It's been said most people gain at least 5 pounds during the month of December. For those of you who have difficulty shedding unwanted layers, you’ll want ...

  • Conventional Vets - Holistic Disguise?

    Posted August 18 by Kim Bloomer

    An article entitled Pet Owners Turning to Acupuncture for Their Furry Friends reminded me of how many veterinarians are offering “alternative” therapies such as acupuncture. In the US, only veterinarians are allowed to perform acupuncture as it is considered a form of  invasive surgery. As the de...

  • Begin Your Year With Clear Vision

    Posted August 18 by Cheryl Hiebert

    Over the past few days I have been mentally reviewing this past year and wondering if I’ve accomplished anything. Have any of my dreams and goals been fulfilled? As I reflected, it felt as though maybe I hadn’t accomplished much, so I decided to flip back 
to the beginning of my 2011 daytimer. My...

  • I Don't Have Food Allergies - Do I?

    Posted August 18 by Pamela Frank

    Most people have food allergies and are not aware that they do. Why? Because the common conception of food allergy is that your throat closes up and you have to rush to the hospital after eating something you are allergic to. There are many different forms of food allergy, some doctors refer to the ...

  • BodyTalk Empowers Children

    Posted August 18 by Barbara Hames

    A lot of pressure is put on children these days to perform, compete and achieve. BodyTalk is a healthcare system that provides children of all ages with a way to improve their focus and performance. The BodyTalk system is a comprehensive system of energy medicine that supports communication throu...

  • Prostate Health: The Top 5 Nutrients

    Posted August 18 by monica-d-riley

    November is National Prostate Cancer Awareness month and it is vital that both men and women learn more about how to promote prostate health. According to the Mayo Clinic, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer. The percentage increases in Afr...

  • Breast Health 101: Nutrition

    Posted August 18 by monica-d-riley

    There’s an old adage that reads “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” And no words ring truer during the month of October, when we are on alert during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a good time to evaluate certain risks, lifestyle factors and habi...

  • Energy Medicine: Helping Speed the Recovery of a Radiation Burn

    Posted August 18 by Atherton Drenth

    Iris walked into my office holding her swollen arm at a 45 degree angle. Her arm looked like a long, overstuffed sausage and she could neither bend her arm nor lower it. She told me that she received a “radiation blast” 48 hours earlier at the site of the lumpectomy on her left breast. A blister had...

  • Walking My Talk: Pain Management

    Posted August 18 by silvia-casabianca

    I lived an odd experience today. I started a new radio show and we were pre-recording two back-to-back programs.  Since the producer is leaving for vacation, I didn’t dare cancel our appointment, even though I had strained my back at the beginning of the weekend and had spent three days biting bulle...

  • Top 5 Herbs for Women's Wellness

    Posted August 18 by monica-d-riley

    Since the beginning of time, women, of all cultures, have passed herbal lore from generation to generation.  Whether it's a soothing cup of chamomile tea to calm the nerves or a hot onion and camphor poultice to ease chest congestion, this "mother" wisdom is tried and true. As women, our wellness...

  • GMO vs Organic Food

    Posted August 18 by Cheryl Hiebert

    by Cheryl Hiebert ~ I would like to discuss a subject I feel needs to be on the forefront of our minds and of great concern. I began writing this article and then realized what an overwhelming topic it was. I have now shortened it to include the points I feel are pertinent at this time – for ...

  • How Transformation Creates Simple Miracles

    Posted August 18 by Atherton Drenth

    Every day in my healing practice I witness healing miracles. People are under the impression that miracles are dramatic earth shattering events. In some cases this is true but ordinary miracles do happen, every day. A miracle can be described as awareness of a simple truth. Or it can be described as...

  • The Miracle Mineral: 7 Health Problems Helped By Magnesium

    Posted August 18 by monica-d-riley

    7 Health Problems That May Be Helped By Magnesium. Magnesium for Bones: This mineral is essential for the development of strong bones and teeth, 65% of our magnesium is stored here. A diet rich in magnesium helps protect the body from osteoporosis. Magnesium for Constipation: Easing constipati...

  • What does it mean to be an activist and a yogi?

    Posted August 18 by Christi-an Slomka

    I feel so blessed by the community of yogis that surrounds me everyday at Kula Annex. This group lives with a deep desire to effect change in our world.  Their inspired company has re-ignited a dear question that lives in my heart, “What does it mean to be an activist and a yogi?” Before I stumbl...

  • A New Perspective on the Treatment of Athletes

    Posted August 18 by George Roth

    I have worked with many elite athletes over the years and have always found the experience challenging and enlightening.  I say 'challenging' because of the level of excellence they demand.  It is not good enough simply to get a top-level athlete out of pain.  The demands they place on their bodies ...

  • My Body, My Temple

    Posted August 18 by Christi-an Slomka

    When I first heard the idea of treating the body as a temple I was inspired by visions of purity and the body of a goddess (more Jessica Alba than Saraswati).  I spent a lot of time reading about nutrition to find the most perfect vegan/macrobiotic/auryuvedic/raw diet and was certain that if I ate i...

  • 3 Strategies For Long Term Health

    Posted August 18 by Aaron Lipsey

    It is challenging in today’s world to be able to stick with a fitness regimen and to look after your body and there are many variables and obstacles that seem to get in the way of our quest for full health. Looking at the brain and focusing on the long term versus the short term, we can make these c...

  • Living Well Today To Stop Heart Problems Tomorrow

    Posted August 18 by Lisa J. Wilson

    Living well today to stop heart problems tomorrow Have you ever thought about how you are taking care of your own heart? If you're looking to maintain healthy cholesterol or your physician states you need to reduce your cholesterol, you are probably trying to keep an eye on your daily diet and li...

  • A Course in Miracles Healing

    Posted August 18 by Ben Stone

    Dr. David R. Hawkins found in his kinesiologic testing a ‘miraculous’ result:  a significant number of students who faithfully completed A Course in Miracles (ACIM) were immune to the effects of harmful physical and psychological stimuli.  While most other test subjects’ muscle-systems went weak...

  • Highly Calibrated

    Posted August 18 by Ben Stone

    What is Highly Calibrated? The term “highly calibrated” comes from Dr. David R. Hawkins’ ground-breaking work in applied kinesiology and consciousness research. Dr. Hawkins confirmed that by testing human musculature response to various stimuli, not only was it possible to ascertain whether ce...

  • Come on, get Happy!

    Posted August 18 by Dini Cohen

    Are you or a loved one experiencing the blues? Well, you’re not alone. Although depression is twice as prevalent in women, it can happen to anyone. Depression is not a disease and is often misunderstood, but the good news is that it is treatable. While some people prefer antidepressants, others fi...

  • Is our food killing us?

    Posted August 18 by Dini Cohen

    Holistic United would like to thank Dini Cohen for sharing the following article with our readers. Have you ever gone out for Chinese food and felt bloated, dizzy, got headaches and experienced tightness in your chest? You made the connection with the food you ate and vowed that you were never go...

  • The Natural Way to Deal With Arthritis

    Posted August 18 by Dini Cohen

    There are over 100 types of arthritis. The most common, affecting over 10% of the population, is a degenerative arthritis also known as osteoarthritis (OA). Due to hormonal imbalances which make the joints more vulnerable to injury, women suffer from this painful and debilitating disorder three ti...

  • How to Be Vitamin Savvy

    Posted August 18 by Dini Cohen

    When contemplating a supplement routine, always think food first, supplements second. Unfortunately the daily stresses of life, prescription medication, soil depletion, processed and irradiated food, environmental pollution, they all take a toll on our bodies, depleting vital nutrients. With the ple...