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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, Continue Reading →

Is sugar toxic? – Issue

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Now that the holiday season has passed, are you returning to a healthy diet? Many health and nutrition stories in the media focus on reducing sugar consumption. The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Heart Association (AHA) recommend an upper limit for added sugars of fewer than 10% of total calories per day (about 4 tablespoons for a 2000 calorie diet). The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends half that amount for better health effects. Yet recent studies show that the average person in the U.S. consumes over seven tablespoons of sugar every day. How serious is this? … Continue Reading →

Creating a Clean Slate – Article

Alan Seale

Alan Seale

We play many roles in the course of a day, but each of us is only one person.

The article link below shows you how each morning you can wipe the slate clean, create a new beginning, and get back to the pure essence of yourself.

When we wipe the slate clean, we step back to our God-self and remember who we are at the core. We can then accept our responsibilities and live our lives with full awareness and in full consciousness of who we choose to be.

Article Link: Creating a Clean Slate by Alan SealeContinue Reading →

Touch, Caring and Cancer – Video

with William Collinge, PhD, MPH and others

with William Collinge, PhD, MPH and others

One of the most helpful forms of support you can offer a loved one with cancer is the use of touch. A simple 20 minute massage can reduce symptoms and side effects of cancer in half.

The video link below shows you that caregivers can learn some basic skills for touch and massage to use with their loved ones who are cancer patients.

Pass your love and good wishes through your hands.

Video Link: Touch, Caring and Cancer with William Collinge, PhD, MPH and others

For additional educational video clips submitted by AHHA … Continue Reading →

Good bacteria for IBS – Research Article

evidenceresearcharticles-blog“The American College of Gastroenterology has released a new scientific review of the research on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation that is not due to a known cause.” from a healthnotes® NEWSWIRE research article “New Scientific Review of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Features Diet, Probiotics.”

For more health conditions check out the Evidence-based Research Articles database.… Continue Reading →

From Loneliness to Solitude – Article

Payam Ghassemlou, MFT, PhD

Payam Ghassemlou, MFT, PhD

The experience of being by yourself can feel painfully lonely or create nourishing, meaningful solitude.

The article link below describes the difference between loneliness and solitude, and ways you can transition from an unhealthy, overwhelming and intolerable feeling to one that includes positive emotions and loving thoughts.

Discover how you can find deep and lasting contentment in being alone.

Article Link: From Loneliness to Solitude by Payam Ghassemlou, MFT, PhD

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

Simple Strategies For Healthy Eating

Judy E. Buss

Judy E. Buss

The Chinese have known for more than 5000 years that everyday food is medicine. (They had never heard of the Golden Arches!) Scientific research in our time has also confirmed that disease prevention and staying healthy depends, in large part, on good eating habits.

Individuals who wish to improve their diet, often ask how to go about doing so. The answer is quite simple: In the absence of a few basic, clear, and doable strategies, diet improvements cannot be realized. The following are some suggestions which help lead to success in this endeavor:

1) Eating in restaurants … Continue Reading →

Selective Awareness – Video

with Emmett Miller, MD

with Emmett Miller, MD

Play some mind games with Dr. Emmett Miller.

In the video link below learn about the differences between the conscious mind vs. unconscious mind, and how the unconscious mind avoids thinking about unpleasant things to protect the conscious mind.

It’s easy to miss something you’re not looking for.

Video Link: Selective Awareness with Emmett Miller, MD

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

Laugh it Up

Marcey Shapiro, MD

Marcey Shapiro, MD

“I love to laugh, ha-ha ha-ha!”
—Uncle Albert in Mary Poppins

Laughter is a magical elixir of well-being. You cannot continue to feel anxious, depressed, irritated, or any other number of unpleasant emotions, while you are laughing. Laughter dissolves away anger, frustration, and worry. It helps us deal with life’s challenges, allowing us to take ourselves and our current experiences less seriously. Laughter helps us take a fresh look at a situation, allowing more perspective and a new, more lighthearted understanding of our condition. It boosts our sense of well-being.

When there is a stressor, laughter can … Continue Reading →

Why Are You Here? – Article

Leona J. Luyks, MEd

Leona J. Luyks, MEd

Have you discovered your real purpose in life?

The article linked offers you exercises for allowing this to be revealed to you.

Discover the true meaning and purpose for your life. Realize that there is much more to life than what we all experience on a day-to-day basis.

Article Link: Why Are You Here? Discovering the Meaning of and Purpose for Your Life by Leona J. Luyks, MEd

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

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