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Anti-arousal breathing

Sit or recline comfortably, and exhale slowly and fully through pursed lips. Imagine a candle flame about 6 inches (15 cm) from your mouth and blow a thin stream of air at it. As you exhale, count silently to establish the length of the out-breath. When you have...

Hydrastis canadensis (golden seal)

Immune enhancer, macrophage activator, increases natural killer cell activity, enhances gastrointestinal function (especially diarrhoea), antibacterial, antifungal, anti-Candida albicans. For many naturopathic and herbal practitioners this is the herb of first choice...

Liquorice extract

This is an immune system enhancer. It improves both macrophage activity and production of interferon. Liquorice extract also has broad-spectrum antimicrobial effects.  In addition, it is an antioxidant, protecting tissues from free radical damage, especially...

Candida (yeast) overgrowth

The use of antibiotics and steroid medication (including the contraceptive pill) can lead to the spread in the intestinal tract and the body generally of yeasts that are normally controlled by ‘friendly’ bacteria which are damaged by this medication. The main yeast...

Progressive Muscular Relaxation – Relaxation part II

Wearing loose clothing, lie with arms and legs outstretched. Clench one fist. Hold for 10 seconds. Release the fist, relax for 10–20 seconds and then repeat exactly as before. Do the same with the other hand (twice). Draw the toes of one foot towards the knee.Hold for...
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