Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Linked To Virus

Researchers reported in the Journal of Medical Virology that they found traces of a virus in the skeletal muscles of people with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. They found no traces in healthy people. The researchers believe that a persistent infection caused by the virus may explain these conditions.

Since drugs don't work on viruses, you'll need to look at herbal help to stop a virus in its tracks. Here are some of the things you can use: Echinacea and Astragalus.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Solve Problems By Sleeping On Them

Yes, you can just go to sleep and solve your problems. In a study published in Nature researchers taught volunteers two rules to solve a number of puzzles. After they were told the instructions, one group slept for eight hours while the other group was kept awake. A third group was instructed in the morning and then answered the puzzles at the end of the day.

The group that slept eight hours came up with more than twice as many alternative ways to solve the puzzles more quickly than the other two groups.

So...if you have something on your mind, let it stay there and get a good night's sleep.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Moving Things Just Using The Mind

In a study published in the Journal of Neural Engineering researchers placed electrodes on the surface of the brain of four patients. Just by using their minds they were able to control a video game. The volunteers simply thought the word "move" and they were able to play the game. Learning this took only minutes and they achieved between 74% and 100% accuracy with one person hitting 33 out of 33 targets.

So...this is more reason to keep those positive thoughts coming because they do have an impact on how you feel and function.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

How Native Cultures Healing Works

This idea of how native cultures heal comes from Greg Braden. In his book, The God Code, Braden says that native peoples around the world have a common understanding of one of the ways that healing of the body and the mind occur and that's through the use of sound.

Native cultures hold the idea that "life" has an inherent blueprint of wellness, one that is always present, even when it appears that chaos in the form of disease has replaced order. Through the very precise use of chanting, drums, rattles, chimes, gongs, tones, and songs by these cultures, the subtle life patterns of the individual that is being "healed" are disrupted and thrown into chaos. When the sound stops, because wellness is the blueprint of life, the healthy patterns are able to find one another and can reestablish themselves. As the disease has no blueprint, it cannot "find itself" and reassemble. It simply disappears and the result is that the person is "healed."

To me this is a fascinating way of understanding a concept that is thousands of years old. This doesn't mean we forgo 21st Century Medicine, but it gives a better understanding of traditional approaches to healing.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Another Way To Keep Bugs Away

Reader Roselyn Elered wrote to me about drinking George's Aloe Vera Liquid regularly as a way to keep mosquitos away. She said it's a natural repellent and that she hasn't been bitten in years! Sounds good to me!

If you take a supplement, make sure it has around 400 IUs of Vitamin D.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Massage Your Way Out Of Back Pain

Prevention Magazine reported that researchers at Seattle's Center for Health Studies compared three different therapies with people who had persistent back pain. The therapies were massage therapy, acupuncture and self-care. The best approach was massage which cut the need for painkillers by 36%. While the massage techniques compared included Swedish, deep-tissue, Shiatsu, and neuromuscular, the effects were all similar.

So...if you can't stop your back pain, get a certified massage therapist to do some rubbing on your back. A little rubbing seems to go a long way towards pain relief. You might also consider getting my book, Managing Your Stress: How To Relax and Enjoy since it contains a 2 minute treatment to alleviate lower back pain on yourself or someone else. Click here to find out about ordering it - http://www.teplitz.com/book_epn_cart.htm .

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Speaking Of Satisfaction In Your Life..

A survey of 336 entrepreneurs by Ball State University found that business owners who exercised daily were 14% more likely to have reached their income goals and 10% more likely to feel personal satisfaction at work. People who ran and lifted weights were 3 to 4% more likely to hit sales targets and feel content.

While this study was of entrepreneurs, everyone can have more satisfaction at work just by adding some exercise to their lives. In other words, it may really pay to exercise!