Dehydration causes impairment of one’s immune system

Dehydration inhibits the effectiveness of the lymphatic system and allows cellular waste to linger in the body.  Dehydration causes impairment of one’s immune system and can contribute to autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses, as well as general pain, fatigue and low energy.

Drinking water by itself is best, for many other beverages can cause even more dehydration.

Olive Leaf extract can be used to help fight all types of infections

Olive Leaf extract can be used to help fight all types of infections, including parasitic, bacterial, viral and fungal. Olive leaf extract has also proven its effectiveness in lowering blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure.  It strengthens the immune system and also reduces chronic fatigue.

Magnesium needed when taking Vitamin D supplements

By Dr. Henry Sobo

An important research finding has emerged for the many Americans now taking vitamin D supplements. Don’t forget magnesium.

An article just published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association finds that Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels. The study’s co-author M.S. Razzaque, PhD, a professor at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine says, “People are taking Vitamin D supplements but don’t realize how it gets metabolized. Without magnesium, Vitamin D is not really useful or safe.” He explains that consumption of Vitamin D supplements can increase a person’s calcium and phosphate levels which may contribute to vascular problems if they are magnesium deficient while taking Vitamin D supplements.

Magnesium is one of the body’s most abundant and important minerals. It reduces osteoporosis, and lowers the risk of bone fracture that goes along with Vitamin D deficiency. A deficiency of either vitamin D or magnesium is associated with a number of health problems including increased risk fracture, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic syndrome. Dr Razzaque says, “By consuming an optimal amount of magnesium, one may be able to lower the risks of Vitamin D deficiency, and reduce the dependency on Vitamin D supplements.”

Foods high in magnesium include bananas, beans, broccoli, nuts, egg yolk, fish oil, green vegetables, milk, oatmeal, whole grains and seeds.

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We recently added BioEnergetic Medicine to our Practitioner search

We recently added BioEnergetic Medicine to our Practitioner search area.

BioEnergetic Medicine is the concept of viewing and treating the body from an energetic perspective. It scans the patient’s body for viruses, deficiencies, weaknesses, toxins, parasites, allergies and sensitivities. It also scans the energetic state of the patient’s body, hormones and internal organs to find the root causes of illness, imbalances, functional issues and chronic conditions.

BioEnergetic Medicine uses dynamic technology to help the body to be restored back to natural energetic balance. The body’s own electromagnetic field is stimulated through immediate feedback to assess and re-balance factors such as allergens, toxins, hormonal imbalances, heavy metals, parasites, sensitivities, blocked meridians and more, thereby restoring balance and promoting health.

Saturn Transit in Sagittarius from mid 2017 till 22 January 2020

by Dr. Theja- – Consultant Astrologer.  

Saturn is the most powerful and influential of all nine planets. Saturn is known as ‘Shani’ in Vedic astrology and it always has the perception of a cruel planet in people’s mind. The fact is Saturn is the planet which pertains to justice and will reward you for your good deeds and will penalize you for the bad ones. Saturn is in good terms with Mercury, Venus, and Rahu when Moon and Mars are its enemies. Saturn is the lord of Capricorn and Aquarius. This is a key planet for managers, politicians and judges as the planet is responsible for imparting an unbiased attitude to them. The planet has an influence on your maturity level and decision-making abilities.
However this transit will influence individuals born in various ascendants (Lagna) with varying degrees of influence depending upon the natal strength of the planets in that individual’s horoscope. Therefore at this stage an in-depth analysis of your horoscope is recommended.

If you know your ascendant in Vedic Indian Astrology, the following general indications might help you to take the necessary actions at least at this latter end of the transit.. However please do not take these indications too seriously without having an in-depth analysis of your horoscope conducted, as the placement of other planets in your horoscope may change the impact of these indications

In general each ascendant could act as follows:

ARIES මේෂ
Saturn will transit in the 9th house which belongs to Sagittarius. Therefore, this Saturn transit in the 9th house will bring great relief for Aries individuals as its traumatizing and agonizing eighth house run comes to an end. This is the time to put all what you have learnt, gained and experienced in the past three years to practice in a way to uplift the well-being of mankind. Try to understand and avoid conflict causing situations with people at your place of work. Do not neglect your health, especially any aches and pains. You may experience some travel. Make time for grandchildren and younger siblings — especially brothers. Your financial situation maybe just about alright and will steadily, but slowly, go back to normal or even better. Now you will start to see better opportunities. Academicians, spiritual healers, researchers are likely to profit a lot, through hard work and commitment. Emotionally, you will feel more positive and more hopeful about life and opportunities available to you. It is time to develop your spirituality.

TAURUS වෘෂභ
Saturn will transit in the 8th house which belongs to Sagittarius. This is the time to concentrate on changes related to personal and professional development, employment and studies. Those who have children should work towards spending more time with them. It is a good period for in-depth learning and to gain more life experience. Step forward positively with the relationship lessons given during the past three years. You may need to put some effort into controlling your finances and towards maintaining domestic harmony. Remember to think twice before undertaking investments and engaging in legal issues or signing contracts. Minor accidents and injuries are possible. Engage in more spiritual activities.

GEMINI මිථුන
Saturn will transit in the 7th house which belongs to Sagittarius. During Saturn’s two and a half year transit, Gemini born individuals should concentrate more on their marriage, partnerships and interpersonal relationships with friends and relatives. The pressure on your personal relationships may be due to external factors, interference of extended family or misunderstandings. You will have to handle issues related to home, family and marriage with patience and compassion. You may experience some international travel. It could be a time to face some changes related to upgrading, buying or selling of property related assets. Have more time for one’s father and mother (or significant male or female role model) and also for grandchildren (if you have any). Those suffering from abdominal, stomach or head related ailments should be particularly careful. All these could be bit stressful but the best remedy is to have more time for meditation and spiritual activities.

CANCER කටක
Saturn will transit in the 6th house which belongs to Sagittarius. Concentrate a lot on the services you provide and focus on maintaining good relationships with co-workers and subordinates. It is the time to engage in volunteer work and charitable activities. You may experience some travel overseas. If you travel try to visit some spiritual places. These 2.5 years are pretty good to develop ones spirituality. Keep control of your expenses and save for a rainy day. There can be emotional, material and financial losses. One could expect quite a few positive professional developments. There is greater courage and clarity regarding new work opportunities or ventures that you may have in mind. It is important to take extra care of your health. Those in service related areas such as medical professionals, healers, construction industry workers etc. may feel increased pressure due to a new role involving more significant responsibilities. You may experience increased flow of money and pride in what you have achieved. You may even accept a new role or a job away from your current location. Think twice before getting involved in legal matters and signing of contracts, agreements or deeds.

LEO සිංහ
Saturn will transit in the 5th house which belongs to Sagittarius. For those who have children, it is best is to devote more time for your children. There could be some worry related to children and/or their academic progress. This time period is good for in-depth learning and for gaining more life experience. It is the time to think about investing in gaining new knowledge or wealth. Some individuals might think of taking a loan. At this point of time it is good to remind individuals to concentrate more on their marriage, partnerships, extended family issues and interpersonal relationships with friends and relatives. Ensure you have good control of your expenses/ finances and work towards maintaining domestic harmony. It is the time to look for better opportunities and to seek support from your friends. Whilst an individual’s personal life may feel a lot better one may still be wary of getting hurt. There could be new relationships formed or efforts made to improve on existing ones.

VIRGO කන්යා
Saturn will transit in the 4th house which belongs to Sagittarius. During this time, one may face some changes related to upgrading, buying or selling of property and assets. Relocation or moving to a different place of living is also possible. The health of one’s mother or maternal relatives/mother like person could be a cause of concern. Have more time for home and place of living related matters. This is the time to concentrate on changes related to personal and professional development and employment. However there may be uncertainty of job security. Similarly lack of recognition, misunderstandings and undue pressure may cause you to feel cornered and frustrated. Extreme conditions could cause individuals to take a break from working. Those engaged in business may find this period tough as rivals pinch away customers or market share from you. There is financial pressure and stressful property matters — whether it is delays in the gain of property, loss in value, problems with tenants or owner, unnecessary repairs or renovation — all of which may take up time and resources. Avoid taking a loan unless absolutely necessary. All these issues may be stressful therefore make time for meditation and spiritual activities.

LIBRA තුලා
Saturn will transit in the 3rd house which belongs to Sagittarius. It has been quite a ride for the last 7.5 years for Libra born individuals as they underwent the Sade Sati or Saturn’s 7.5 year transit which now comes to an end. Saturn now enters into your third house, which is one of the three auspicious transits of this mighty planet. The best way to make the best of this phase is to swiftly snap out of the grief, setbacks and emotional messiness and not remain clouded by what happened in the past that may have damaged or tested you severely. Do not worry about the losses made in the past but step forward positively while remembering the lessons given. Have the courage to step forward. Your professional life will come back on track steadily if you can put aside the fears and insecurities. There could be increased travel and possibility of new work opportunities even taking you to a new place or distance overseas traveling. Those who have children, should devote more time for them. There could be some worry related to children and/or their academic progress. Good for in-depth learning and to gain more life experience. Also have time for siblings as there could be some disputes /misunderstandings with them. Have more time for one’s father and also for grandchildren (if you have any). This is a good time to focus on developing one’s spirituality and meditation.

SCORPIO වෘශ්ෂික
Saturn will transit in the 2nd house which belongs to Sagittarius. It is good that Saturn transiting over the ascendant comes to an end. During last 3 years you may have been heavily tested — mainly in work and relationship related matters. For Scorpio born individuals now that Saturn moves into the second house, there may be some respite from acute mental stress and health problems they had but it will still be a tricky phase, at least where finances, nutrition, right eye and dental issues are concerned. Your professional life should be just about alright but money matters and the resources crunch may hit you hard. Therefore it would be better to live within one’s means rather than falling into unnecessary problems. This could be a time to face some changes related to upgrading, buying or selling of property assets. Relocation or moving to a different place of living is also possible. If you are planning to purchase a property, do so wisely after assessing your resources as well as soundly checking out the paperwork and deeds etc. The health of one’s mother or a maternal relatives/ mother like person could be a cause of concern. Have more time for home and place of living related issues. Think twice before getting involved in legal issues and prior to signing contracts, agreements and deeds. Minor accidents and injuries are possible. It is the time to look for better opportunities and to get support from your friends.

SAGITTARIUS ධනු
Saturn will transit in the 1st house which belongs to Sagittarius. Sagittarius born individuals are now entering into the middle part of the Sade Sati where Saturn transits over the ascendant bringing quite a bit of pressure emotionally and physically. There could be some ups and downs professionally. You may feel yourself being targeted or questioned. Interpersonal relationships at work maybe strained because of misunderstandings or ego issues. You should be careful not to take things personally or let your self-esteem take a hit because of misunderstandings. This period is a test of your willpower and tenacity. Expensive purchases like cars or property may have you feeling financially constrained. Problems if any with siblings should be addressed with patience and through clear communication. You will also need to give enough attention in relationship issues with your spouse/ partner/ friends/associates, colleagues and relatives etc. as Saturn now also aspects the house of relationships. Unnecessary arguments, differences with family, extended family, friends and with those who are dealing with you has to be handled with great care. Keep lines of communication open. Always relax and take one step at a time with a spiritual touch. Take your time in undertaking day-to-day activities.

CAPRICORN මකර
Saturn will transit in the 12th house which belongs to Sagittarius. This marks the beginning of the Sade Sati or the 7.5 years Saturn cycle for Capricorn individuals. There could be a loss of productivity at work as you see yourself suffering due to lack of rest and sleep. Please pay more attention to your health, particularly left eye and dental issues. Learn to deal with co-workers and subordinates in a more friendly manner without creating any uneasiness with them. You may have to continue working despite lack of recognition, encouragement or adequate compensation. You may be affected financially as money gets diverted to sudden expenses or purchases. Lack of stamina and support may also have you feeling emotionally vulnerable. Overseas travel is possible but always remember to try and visit spiritual places when travelling. Since the 12th house is the house of losses and house of spirituality, it is important to control one’s expenses and to devote time for spiritual and charitable actives. Meditation is a must. Individuals should make time for their father (or equivalent male role model) and also for grandchildren (if you have any).

AQUARIUS කුම්භ
Saturn will transit in the 11th house which belongs to Sagittarius. There is much respite for the Aquarius born individual who has been impacted by one of the most challenging times in the recent past. Saturn now moves into the 11th house transit, one of three auspicious transits of this planet. Uncertainty and shakiness concerning one’s professional life is now a thing of the past. You are likely to be more relaxed and may find yourself settling into a new job or work routine. Money related worries may not go away suddenly but the developments during this period definitely spark hope and confidence. Do not get stressed or overly worried. Individuals who have children should devote more time for them. Good for in-depth learning and to gain more life experience. Think twice before getting involved in legal issues and signing contracts, agreements and deeds. Minor accidents and injuries are possible. Engage in more spiritual activities. Control yourself from becoming overambitious. While things move well professionally, you may continue to have emotionally troublesome episodes from time to time. Associate with friends and maintain a good relationship with loved ones.

PISCES මීන
Saturn will transit in the 10th house which belongs to Sagittarius. Pisces born individuals are likely to be in the thick of work as Saturn now moves into the 10th house. This transit may bring mixed results but will require tremendous efforts as well as patience from your side. This is the time to concentrate on changes related to personal and professional development work place related challenges and employment. Within the next 2.5 years the door will be kept open for you to travel and to visit spiritual places. Have time to engage in spiritual activities and meditation. It could also be a time to face some changes related to upgrading, buying or selling of property assets. Relocation or moving to a different place of living is also possible. There may be some pressure on your personal relationships too — whether due to external factors, interference of extended family or misunderstandings — you will have to handle issues related to home, family and marriage with increased patience and compassion.

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Walking barefoot on the ground helps strengthen the body and helps with

Walking barefoot on the ground such as grass, sand, the dirt, helps strengthen the body and helps fight many common health disorders.  Benefits include helping with chronic pain, poor sleep, auto immune disorders, hypertension and more.  It also helps protect the body against EMF.

Freshen the air without using sprays or candles with harmful chemicals

Freshen the air without using sprays or candles with harmful chemicals by soaking a cotton ball or using an aromatherapy diffuser to disperse the scent. It is best to use therapeutic grade essential oils because they contain medicinal properties.

Aromatherapy offers many therapeutic effects including calming the central nervous system, combating insomnia, metabolic benefits, enhancing memory, and more.

New Study Says Brain Damage Caused by Stroke May Heal with Stem Cells

New Study Says Brain Damage Caused by Stroke May Heal with Stem Cells

By Dr. Henry Sobo

Researchers from the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center, published a study in the scientific journal Translational Stroke Research, which shows that the brain damage caused by a stroke may be healed by stem cells. This study used a substance they called AB126 generated from nervous system stem cells. The healing factors are contained in “exosomes” which are tiny vesicles inside stem cells which secrete proteins which help the healing process. This research is an animal study which is preliminary to the next step, human studies. Researcher Steven Stice says, “This is truly exciting evidence, because exosomes provide a stealth-like characteristic, invisible even to the body’s own defenses. When packaged with therapeutics, these treatments can actually change cell progression and improve functional recovery.”

After giving the AB126, MRI scans of the brain were performed and they revealed a very large decrease in the amount of brain tissue which was damaged. A start up company called ArunaA Biomedical is preparing to launch of human study in 2019. Dr Strice explains, “Until now, we had very little evidence specific to neural exosome treatment and the ability to improve motor function. Just days after stroke, we saw better mobility, improved balance and measurable behavioral benefits in treated animal models.”

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Catnip is not just for cats. 

Catnip is not just for cats.  Catnip herb is useful for humans as a digestive aid, relieving menstrual cramps, and as a mild sedative.  It has antispasmodic properties which calm the muscles. When used for human consumption, Catnip is most often is prepared as a tea or tincture.

Deep breathing exercises offer benefits to both calm anxiety and…

Deep breathing from the diaphragm (not the chest) is a powerful way to calm anxiety.  It also feeds the cells and helps the body to be healthy. Most people access less than 30% of their full breathing capacity, leaving their cells starved for oxygen. This can cause or worsen illness. Learning how to enhance your breathing can help with various health challenges and medical conditions.

Alternate Nostril Breathing is a technique that both calms the mind and also activates both sides of the brain to stimulate brain function. Gently press your thumb to close the right nostril, inhale with the left; then change sides closing the left and exhale through the right.  Keep in the same position and inhale with the right, then change sides closing the right and exhale through the left. Repeat.

To find practitioners or CDs and downloads to help you with breathwork use our website.