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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...

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...

Massage: many health benefits

A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that’s not all. Explore the possible health benefits and risks of massage therapy, plus what to expect. Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is...

Meditation: Reduce stress

Meditation can wipe away the day’s stress, bringing with it inner peace. See how you can easily learn to practice meditation whenever you need it most. If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in...

Get moving to manage stress

Exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries. You know that exercise does your body good, but you’re too busy and stressed to fit it into your routine. Hold on a...
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