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The Chakras - the Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra is the fifth Chakra Location: At the notch between the medial points of the clavicle (collar bone). Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha Associated Colors: Sky Blue Associated Body parts: Thyroid gland, throat and jaw areas, lungs, vocal cords, digestive tract Significance:  This Chakra controls mental creativity and communication activities.When this Chakra is balanced, we speak and listen in the spirit of truth, and also express anger and other emotions in a constructive manner. Energizing this Chakra also improves one’s clairaudience.  Imbalances: When this Chakra is blocked, communication suffers. In addition, things like over indulgence in eating and drinking may occur. Respiratory disorders, dental disorders and low esteem are also consequences of imbalance of this Chakra. Some people also get...

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The Cholesterol Con

Remember the late 80's and early 90's with the low fat, high carb everything? Entenmann's cakes, and every possible kind of food geared to keep your cholesterol down... I ingested my fair share, but then I started reading labels. The amount of sugar in these products was high, and I was shocked. I stopped eating them and began an odyssey towards a greater understanding of nutrition and what it can do to you. We need cholesterol, and LDL (the "bad" cholesterol) helps to carry fats to our brains (which is about 70% fat). The killer is not the LDL, but the sugar that causes oxidation of the fats, to leave them hard and sticky, causing them to adhere to the arterial...

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Antioxidants and Skincare

Putting you best foot forward and presenting your smiley face after a day/week/month of hard grind can be a challenge. Stress, deadlines, family, kids and lack of time to devote to self-care and sleep take their toll on the laugh lines. It's not always plain sailing, but one way to help give yourself a leg up when me-time is in short supply is to introduce an antioxidant to the regimen. Stress, sugar, processed food and dehydration are killers for the body and therefore the skin. Vitamin C will help, but sometimes there needs to be something a little more potent than that. We don't always have a handle on the circumstances that meet us during the passing of our day, so...

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Is your skin screaming for help after Halloween makeup (and sugar?!)

  The holidays strike again! Halloween marks the first of 4 big holidays that torment our skin. As grown ups, we often aren’t so tempted by the spooky sugary treats (and with all that high fructose corn syrup, they are spooky!) But many of us sure do go the distance with multiple parties and making efforts to impress our kids. Face paint is a common easy go to, but how does our sensitive facial skin respond? Here are 4 EASY D.I.Y. tips for how you can love your skin and help it recover! Sweat! Go out and get your sweat on. That is the best way to unclog your pores and detoxify your skin. Run, try Hot Yoga, take a...

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Liver and Gallbladder Flush

  Gallstones are often exclusively associated with the gallbladder. This is an incorrect assumption, as most gallstones, like bile, are formed in the liver and by contrast few are formed in the gallbladder itself. When the gallbladder is removed, it doesn’t mean that that’s the end of the gallstones – far from it – as they will continue to occur in the bile ducts of the liver and impede the function of this critical organ. Not only is the liver affected by this blockage, but also blood flow to the heart – as much as 70%! And with the knowledge that heart disease is the number one killer in America, we need to make sure that we take a look...

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