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

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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

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

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

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Super Bowl: Home-Cooked Soups!

Judy E. Buss

Judy E. Buss

Soup’s reputation of being comfort food does not do complete justice to this remarkable and versatile dish. In addition to making eaters purr, wholesome, freshly cooked soups play an important role in a healthy diet. Weight control: Soup consumed as a first course takes up “parking space” in the stomach and prevents overeating during the rest of the meal. It can also be served as part of a light meal accompanied with a salad, and whole or multi-grain bread, pita or a healthful (lean) sandwich. This is greatly preferable to having two “main meals” per day.

Other health benefits:  A home-cooked soup made from scratch with fresh, whole foods such as vegetables, beans, seafood or lean meat, boosts daily nutritional intake. The human body is made up of 75 – 80% water (not soda…) In addition to drinking pure water between meals; consuming health-promoting soups can be a significant component of a hydration strategy.

Cookbook recipes often call for the addition of broth, presumably to enhance flavor or nutrition. This is like saying: “A tomato is not red enough; it is necessary to add more red color to the dish…” The fact of the matter is that if a soup is made with nutritious ingredients, including herbs and spices, it does not need “assistance” from a commercial broth, replete with harmful additives, namely, MSG, food color, sweeteners, artificial flavors, preservatives, and mountains of sodium. Even a home-cooked broth is superfluous, not always fresh when used, and creates more work. Broth prepared in advance takes up space in your fridge or freezer with no justification.

One of the main reasons why there is a severe shortage of home cooks in our country is because folks are overscheduled and have gradually squeezed cooking out of their daily routine. If cooking followed the KISS method: (Keep It Simple, Stupid), the number of cooks would increase in short order. Most healthy cooking, including soups, is quick and easy to make. Preparing a double batch and consuming the “leftovers” a day or two later saves time as well. So dive into one of life’s great pleasures and nourish your body and soul with home cooked soups!

(Serves 2)
3 large red potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed clean, diced
4 celery stalks, sliced
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2-1/4 cups water
1/2 cup low fat milk or unsweetened soy milk
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil

In a large saucepan mix all the ingredients, except the milk. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook, covered, 20 minutes. Add the milk and simmer 5 more minutes. Remove from the stove, and with a hand masher, briefly mash the veggies in the soup, allowing some lumpiness to remain for a more robust soup.

“Mission Nutrition” Tips and Recipe from Judy E. Buss, Health Columnist, Nutritional Cooking Instructor.

Excerpted from Judy E. Buss’ article, first published in the “Feeling Fit” Magazine, Sun Coast Media Group newspapers, Florida.

Stay tuned for more Judy E. Buss’ “Mission Nutrition” words of wisdom and recipes.

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Your Thoughts Create Your Health – Article

Christiane Northrup, MD

Christiane Northrup, MD

Your body is influenced and actually structured by your thoughts and beliefs.

The article below explains how psychological and emotional factors influence your physical health.

When you begin to appreciate yourself as a vibrational field of energy with the ability to affect the quality of your own experience, you will be getting in touch with your innate ability to heal yourself and create health every day of your life.

Article Link: Your Thoughts Create Your Health by Christiane Northrup, MD

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

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