When Your Friends Do Not Understand Your Mental Health Condition – Article

Stan Popovich

Stan Popovich

If you are seeing a counselor and get a diagnosed of a mental health condition, such as depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, addiction, OCD, or some other mental health disorder, how are your relatives and closest friends reacting? The problem is that some of them get on your case and do not understand what you are going through.

The article link below offers you four ways to deal with this type of situation.

Remember your goal is to get better. Focus on getting better, not trying to get everyone’s approval.

Article Link: When Your Friends Do Not Understand Your Mental Health Condition by Stan Popovich

For additional articles, visit the American Holistic Health Association’s Self-Help Articles Collection.

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Personal health tips – AHHA Resource

AHHA_LOGO_CLR_squareThere are many exciting products available to support your journey to a higher level of wellness.

AHHA members have written a number of books (and created CDs and DVDs) with personal health tips.

AHHA Resource Links: Health-related Books, CDs, DVDs… and the Books/Other Media section of the AHHA Organizational Member list.

For additional information about the other resources that we offer, visit the wellness resources page.

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life – Video

with Daniel Amen, MD

with Daniel Amen, MD

Your brain is involved in everything you do. It is the organ of learning, working, and loving – the supercomputer that runs your life. Learn to care for it properly, and you will be smarter, healthier, and happier.

In the video below learn that brain dysfunction is the number one reason people fail at school, work, and relationships. Understand Dr. Amen’s eight simple principles of the brain.

When your brain works right, you work right. When your brain doesn’t work right, you can’t work right.

Video Link: Change Your Brain Change Your Life with Daniel Amen, MD

For additional educational video clips submitted by AHHA members, visit the American Holistic Health Association’s Self Help Videos section.

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How do Most Patients’ Bodies Indicate Gluten Intolerance?

David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM

David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM

Less than 50% of gluten responses in the body are gastrointestinal events such as diarrhea or constipation. The majority of responses are neurological. One person’s multiple sclerosis (MS) went away after she avoided gluten for two months. The aggressively inflammatory effect of gluten was causing all of her MS symptoms, including the lesions on her brain. After she remained off gluten for four to five months all of her symptoms disappeared. When she stopped avoiding gluten, the brain lesions returned, so she removed the offending substance permanently from her diet. Other neurological conditions caused by gluten include seizures, “brain fog,” loss of memory function, and skin problems.

From Class Two of Attaining Optimal Health in the 21st Century Instructed by David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM.  Presented by the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation  

Next month David will explain how to test for celiac disease.

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How to Make Exercise Feel More Like an Adventure – Article

Naomi Teeter

Naomi Teeter

There are so many folks who won’t exercise unless it’s fun. That’s why we have so many zumba dance classes and 5K themed runs. People who want to have fun love these kinds of exercise. But some people still won’t exercise.

The article link below offers you ideas for making every workout both fun and rewarding.

Article Link: How to Make Exercise Feel More Like an Adventure by Naomi Teeter

For additional articles, visit the American Holistic Health Association’s Self-Help Articles Collection.

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Male fertility – Research Article

iStockPhotoBooksModern research has validated the use of a Middle Eastern herb in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years results in significantly increased sperm count, semen volume, and sperm movement.

The research link below  is for couples exploring options for overcoming infertility who might want to review the study details.

Research Article Link: “Ashwagandha Might Benefit Men with Infertility” from the June 2014 issue of Natural Standard’s Integrative Medicine Newsletter.

For additional research results, visit the American Holistic Health Association’s Special Updates eReport Archives and note Featured Research item in each issue.

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Power of the Unconscious Mind – Video

with Emmett Miller, MD

with Emmett Miller, MD

Dr. Miller speaks about the difference between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind using examples and audience participation.

In the video link below learn how sometimes our mind plays tricks on us, sometimes it doesn’t allow us to see the reality of a situation.

The subconscious responds to imagery.

Video Link: Power of the Unconscious Mind with Emmett Miller, MD

For additional educational video clips submitted by AHHA members, visit AHHA’s Self Help Videos section.

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Steps to Change Your Negative Stress – Article

Peter Lind, DC

Peter Lind, DC

Stress relief is an overlooked area of healing that is unfortunately put on the back burner until the right time appears. There will NEVER be the right time to do this.

The article linked below offers you twenty stress reducing activities to try out to see which ones work best for you.

Article Link: Steps to Change Your Negative Stress by Peter Lind, DC

For additional articles, visit the American Holistic Health Association’s Self-Help Articles Collection.

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Organics under attack? – Issue

IssuesBlogPhotoSupporters of organic foods are concerned about a massive 2014 media campaign designed to discredit organics. These anti-organic foods articles are funded by the large conventional agribusiness industry. As you see articles about organic foods this year, you may want to keep in mind the following as you decide if the information in an article is valid for your personal needs:
* Get a feel for which point of view the article is supporting. Is it for or against organics? Was this easy to determine?
* Note if claims are backed up with relevant science…and if the science is accurate and used fairly.
* Can you determine what is spin and what is thorough coverage of the facts?
* Note if pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs are addressed.
* Watch for being diverted away from important facts that do not support the favored view of the author of the article.
* Follow the money.

Issue: Negative media campaign against organic foods

AHHA strives to maintain a neutral position on issues concerning your health. We have compiled the following pro and con online articles that you can use to practice applying the above evaluation considerations as you read about organics. These evaluation considerations and what you learn from the articles below can prepare you to review other articles as you determine what is best for you and your family.

PRO – supporting negative campaign
Pro Link #1: Organic Shmorganic: Conventional fruits and vegetables are perfectly healthy for kids (1/28/14)
by Melinda Wenner Moyer
Slate

Pro Link #2: The tyranny of the organic mommy mafia (4/19/14)
by Naomi Schaefer Riley
New York Post

Pro Link #3: Five myths about organic food (6/20/14)
by Peter Laufer
The Washington Post

CON – refuting negative campaign
Con Link #1: The Assault on Organics: Ignoring science to make the case for chemical farming (7/1/14)
by Kari Hamerschlag and Stacy Malkan
FAIR Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

Con Link #2: Q. Organic—or Not? Is Organic Produce Healthier Than Conventional? (5/22/14)
by Marissa Lippert, M.S., R.D.
Eating Well

Con Link #3: Organic Food vs. Conventional: What the Slate Article Missed (1/30/14)
by Robyn O’Brien
Prevention

We encourage you to post your comments and tell your friends about additional resources you have found relating to this important health issue.

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Sleep Better Insomnia Acupressure Points – Video

with Michael Reed Gach, PhD

with Michael Reed Gach, PhD

Do you have a problem getting to sleep?

In the video below learn acupressure ankle points to sedate your energy for counteracting insomnia, plus tips to get to sleep.

Pressing these ankle points together can enable your body to relax deeply for a good night’s sleep. These techniques are easy to teach your child.

Video Link: Sleep Better Insomnia Acupressure Points with Michael Reed Gach, PhD

For additional educational video clips submitted by AHHA members, visit AHHA’s Self Help Videos section.

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