Light Therapy

Use Light Therapy for SAD

…in the light fixtures in your home and office with full-spectrum bulbs, creating a full-spectrum room of your own. You don’t have to replace every fixture, but the majority of lighting in the rooms where you spend the most time should be full-spectrum in order to get the proper light therapy for SAD…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…laser and infrared light therapy radiate specific wavelengths of light through the skin and into the underlying tissues, where they increase tissue temperatures, dilate blood vessels, and rev up cellular metabolism—all of which result in safe, effective pain relief. Infrared light has a particularly…

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Tips for Treating Plantar Fasciitis

…can be found in running stores and online. 4. Light Your Way to Pain Relief If the solutions above don’t do the trick, you may want to consider high-intensity laser treatments. This unique therapy delivers powerful, healing wavelengths of intense light to damaged tissues and quickly improves plantar…

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Natural Treatments for Psoriasis

…curcumin, which curbs inflammation and is a useful adjunct therapy. (Curcumin and fish oil are also available in supplement form.) * Spend some time in the sun. People with psoriasis frequently have low blood levels of vitamin D, and UVB light therapy, which boosts production of this vitamin, helps relieve…

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Treatments for Depression

The untimely death of beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams earlier this summer shed light on the hidden battles we all face. Many folks suffer silently with depression, dysphoria (an emotional state marked by anxiety, depression, and restlessness), and other demons that the rest of us—even close…

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Migraines: An Ounce of Prevention…

…their recommendations include prescription drugs such as seizure meds, beta-blockers, and NSAIDs. But they also highlighted a handful of natural therapies for reducing the severity and frequency of attacks—all of which I heartily endorse. They include: * Butterbur. A realistic goal for migraine sufferers…

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Tips for Treating PMS Naturally

…complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself.” While most women can live with and, like Ms. Barr, even make light of the emotional and physical changes that may occur during the second half of the menstrual cycle, up to one in five women have full-blown premenstrual…

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IV Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

…cancer cells—it is selectively toxic. No matter how high the concentration, vitamin C does not harm healthy cells. Lab studies reveal that this therapy is effective against many types of cancer, including lung, brain, colon, breast, pancreatic, and ovarian. Animal studies show that when human cancers…

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Safe, Natural Treatments for Anxiety and Stress

…lifestyle modifications can only do so much. If anxiety levels skyrocket, it may be time to get some help. The following are a few of my favorite therapies for relieving stress. * Get a massage. Though massage used to be thought of as an indulgent luxury, it is now recognized as a powerful therapeutic…

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The Reciprocal Relationship Between Blood Sugar and Sleep

…sugar could use some attention then you need to take additional steps to address the problem(s). Fortunately, there are several, safe effective therapies that can help. I would start by making sure your blood sugar stays on an even keel. The best way to accomplish that is by losing weight, eating a…

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The Power of Pumpkin

…paper bag or wax paper and dry for several hours or overnight. * Preheat oven to 300 degrees. * Place pumpkin seeds on an ungreased cookie sheet and lightly sprinkle with your favorite seasonings. (I like a little seasoned salt and pepper.) * Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. To avoid burning…

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