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6 Reasons GMO Foods Are Bad for You

All kinds of things factor into a healthy diet, and even if you try your best to eat healthy and stay away from unhealthy choices, there’s a good chance something can still slip through the cracks. One of these things is Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods, which have been a topic of debate for quite some time now. If you’re unsure about the negative effects of GMO foods, here is a quick list of six reasons to avoid them.

GMO Foods are full of Pesticides

Most genetically engineered foods are made to be protected from pests, which means they are regularly doused in pesticides. When consumed, these pesticides are harmful to the body. It should be common sense that any substance that is used to kill insects should not be consumed by you or your family, but unfortunately, this does not seem to be an issue for many food companies.

GMO Foods can cause Digestive Problems

Glyphosate is the most common herbicide used on GMO crops, and it has been shown to negatively impact gut bacteria in humans. This creation of bacterial imbalance has been known to cause problems with the human digestive system.

GMO foods can Increase Toxicity

The majority of plants produce substances that are toxic to humans, and while most of the plants we eat produce toxins at levels that do no harm to our health; this may not be the case with GMO foods. Inserting an exotic gene into a plant can cause that plant to produce toxins at a much higher level than usual. This overabundance of toxins may be harmful if consumed by a human being.

GMO Foods can Accelerate the Aging Process

The results of animal studies on the effects of GMO foods suggest that they may be linked to accelerated aging in the human body. If you consume enough GMO foods, you may be on your way to looking older much sooner than you would like or expect.

GMO Foods are linked to Infertility

Animal studies have also shown that GMO foods are a possible contributor to infertility. If you are a woman who plans to have children, it may be a good idea to stay away from GMO foods, and of course the same rule applies to men who wish to have kids in the future.

GMO Foods could lead to Cancer

GMO foods and the pesticides that are used on them have the potential to lead to specific types of cancer in human beings. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among humans today, and by avoiding GMO foods, you may increase your chances of avoiding it.

In addition to these harmful effects GMO foods can have on your body, there are many others including liver and kidney damage, hormonal disruption, food allergy development, organ damage, and gastrointestinal and immune system disorders. By paying attention to what you are eating and making sure to only shop for organic, non-GMO foods, you are going to be healthier and happier.

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Stress-reducing Mind and Body Meditations for Healing

If you have been feeling stressed, depressed, or simply not yourself lately, you may be wondering if there is a way to feel better. It can be very difficult when we fall into a slump of negative feelings to find a way out and start feeling happy and positive again. Unfortunately, we often resort to external stimuli to help us feel better, which can certainly feel like it’s helping, but leaves your body and mind vulnerable to slipping right back into a negative state. Relax, because there is a way to start healing your mind and body while getting back in touch with your inner self. Meditation is an ancient technique that is still practiced all over the world today and when done can have all sorts of positive effects. Here are some of the best meditations you can start practicing today.

Dr. Wright’s Cleaning Out Technique

This meditation technique is characterized by specific combinations of rhythmic breathing, and is used to spiritually cleanse the body, section by section. The creator of this technique, Dr. Wright, developed it after returning from Burma, where he was a cultural attaché.   Dr. Wright created an entirely separate discipline with his Cleaning out Technique, and today it is practiced as a great way to start your path to feeling better through the power of meditation.

Conscious Mind Cleansing

By listening to the Conscious Mind Cleansing CD, you can empty your mind of stress and anxiety. The CD uses powerful, computer-generated tones that are designed to penetrate into the deep nervous system’s pathways and neurons. By listening to the CD at least once a week using headphones, you will achieve the best results possible, and it is recommended that you immediately relax after doing so. If you’ve been feeling very stressed or anxious, this method could be just what you need.

Sanskrit Healing Mantras

The word “mantra” means “mind transport”, and this is exactly what will happen when you practice Sanskrit healing mantras. Mantra reciting can be done in groups or alone and involves saying a specific mantra over and over again either aloud or in your head. Reciting mantras helps your mind to centre on the simplistic approach to life and to supress any distractions and thoughts that may happen to arise.

Emotional Freedom Technique

This acupressure technique is used to optimize emotional health, which is often overlooked. Emotional health is essential if your entire body is going to be functioning properly. The emotional freedom technique involves tapping yourself on strategic parts of your body that serve as kinetic energy spots in order to increase the flow of positive energy throughout your entire body. Tapping is often accompanied by a number of different positive affirmations that are spoken aloud. This method is great for removing negative emotions, reducing food cravings, reducing and eliminating pain, and implementing positive goals.

By practicing these mediation techniques, you are sure to start feeling better physically, mentally, and spiritually in no time at all!

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Tennis Elbow

Summer is here and we all start getting back into hobbies that we haven’t done in a while. Tennis and Golf commonly lead to elbow pain due to unaccustomed strain on the elbow joint. Common complaints involve pain with moving the elbow or picking things up.

Treatment of tendinitis (actually tendinosis) involves the use of heat, ice and inflammation management. Although sometimes effective, I’ve found that prolotherapy is a much more effective option to yield long lasting results. Prolotherapy is an injection of Dextrose, procaine and/or homeopathics into the tendon attachment to speed healing. A course of 6-10 treatments is usually recommended for stubborn or chronic cases but relatively new cases most often improve after a few treatments. Patients have also found that the addition of techniques such as Trigenics or Pain Neutralization greatly improve overall success of treatment.

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