Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Holistic Pages is out! Edition: January23, 2015

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We are pleased to announce that, this week, The Holistic Pages can offer contributions from 10 publishers, medical experts, psychologists, therapists, etc.

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Articles to look out for in this edition:

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Have a look at our video collection for the week:

·         Plant Hydrosol Collection + via YouTube       

Neuro Muscular Therapy Training (NMT) – National Holistic Institute

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….there is even more:

·         Intro into Heart Chakra – The Yoga Journal

·         Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in the Past Decade – WebMD

·         Writing your way to Happiness – NYTimes – ACA

·         Photo’s shared by Dr Ginger:

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As usual other subjects under discussion includes:

As editor, I would like to thank Paper.li for the opportunity to to publish this weekly newsletter. They made it very easy (if you are interested in creating your own paper, click here.).

I would also like to thank the contributors to this publication for sharing their expert opinions, their insightful videos and brilliant photographs with my readers. Please feel free to visit their websites if you enjoyed their articles.

Some of the contributors in this issue is:

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Next edition – published on Friday, January 30, 2015.

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12 Common Triggers Of Autoimmune Disease

 

Facts of Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune Diseases are something we are hearing more and more about. This is not only an ”American” or ”European” problem anymore. Prevalence has increased exponentially on a global level. Just consider how many times in the past few months you’ve heard a family member or friend complain about some of the symptoms in the infograph below? How many times did these people visit doctors, been referred to specialists, yet still failed to be properly diagnosed?

Symptoms of Autoimmune Disorder

Dr William Cole is an expert in the field and he recently wrote an article for MindBodyGreen about this global explosion of AID. He also explained how one can reverse the multiple symptoms an affected person experiences. In the article below he continues on the subject of AID by discussing 12 triggers of autoimmune disease.

Via MindBodyGreen

”Autoimmune conditions have grown rapidly the over past years, with more than 50 million Americans living with some sort of autoimmune disorder.……………………

………I want to go over the top triggers that can flare up an autoimmune response and cause devastating symptoms in the body.

From full-blown autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s, celiac or Hashimoto’s disease to common “autoimmune spectrum disorders” like acne, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it’s important to know what the potential “land mines” are that can turn on an inflammatory-immune response in your body:

1. Gluten

The infamous “G” word is a protein that’s found in wheat, barley, spelt, rye and other grains. This protein is linked in many different studies to an increase risk of autoimmunity…….

2. Gluten-free grains

Many people with autoimmune problems already avoid gluten, but still consume foods like corn, oats and rice. As well-intentioned as that decision may be, these grains can be just as damaging as gluten, or even more damaging…………………..

3. Quinoa

A favorite in the health community, pseudo-grains like quinoa are high in proteins called saponins which can damage the gut lining, causing an immune response in the body…………

4. Stress

Stress has many far-reaching effects on your health; one of them is your immune system. Research has found chronic mental stress to be a trigger for autoimmune diseases……………

5. Toxins

Our environment has been bombarded with toxins that were unknown 100 years ago. Studies have shown toxins play a rolein autoimmune cases such as autoimmune thyroiditis.

6. Sugar

It should be no surprise that sugar is on this list, but I’m not just talking about the stereotypical junk food………………….

7. Chocolate

This yummy food can cause a lot of damage to someone living with an autoimmune condition…………….

8. Dairy

Casein, the main protein found in milk and other dairy products, can be a trigger for runaway inflammation in the body………………

9. Nightshades

A plant group that consists of tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplants, goji berries and some spices contains alkaloids in their skin which can cause an inflammatory response in the body………………

10. SIBO

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, occurs when normal bacteria of the microbiome grow from the large intestines where they belong into the small intestines.

11. Weakened microbiome

The majority of your immune system resides in what’s referred to as the microbiome. This highly sophisticated gut ecosystem consists of trillions of bacteria colonies……………….

12. Leaky gut syndrome

Functional medicine considers an increased permeability to the gut lining, or a “leaky gut,” a precursor to autoimmunity………………”

Please click here to read the full article by dr Cole on http://www.MindBodyGreen.com.

Dr Cole also adds that he investigated cases of AID all around the world, ”customizing personalized plans for the individual.”

If you are still wondering what diseases can be considered autoimmune disorders, have a look at the table, compiled by The Richmond Institute, below. It lists some of the most common autoimmune diseases diagnosed by practitioners today.

List of AID's by Richmond Institute

Original article: 12 Common Triggers Of Autoimmune Disease by dr William Cole.

 

5 Signs You’re Living Too Small

Via Psychology Today

Pocket : 5 Signs You’re Living Too Small

David Sack writes in Psychology Today about our tendency to dream big, but live small. Have you ever made that mistake?  I’m sure we’ve all do that at some point in our lives. But….is it how you live? Are you afraid to try new things? Afraid of any type of change? Make lots of plans, but find endless excuses NOT to get around to it?

Do you….

  1. ….wait to be asked (Can I help you? or Can YOU help ME?)
  2. ….you have a tendency to avoid confrontation
  3. ….make room for the little stuff in your life before tackling (or trying to) the big things
  4. ….criticism hurts you instead of helping you grow
  5. ….plan more than you produce

If you can answer yes to these questions (1, 2 or all of them) click here to read the full article on Psychology Today. You may learn something!

IMPORTANT HINT! DO IT NOW…..DON’T PUT IT OFF. This is something for YOURSELF and I think each one of us deserve to fulfill our potential. Don’t get in your own way.

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The Holistic Pages Is Out! Edition for Jan 9, 2015

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We are pleased to announce that, this week, The Holistic Pages can offer contributions from 9 publishers, medical experts, psychologists, therapists, etc.

Articles to look out for in this edition:

  • Bullies and their victims may be at higher risk for suicide – MedicineNet
  • Intro to Root Chakra – Yoga Journal
  • Diagnosed with Schizophrenia? Coping and Treatment Options – ACA
  • A double life – being an identical twin – The Holistic Healing Centre
  • Low Vitamin D levels linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study – WebMD

Have a look at our video collection for the week:

….there is more:

As usual other subjects under discussion includes:

As editor, I would like to thank Paper.li for the opportunity to to publish this weekly newsletter. They made it very easy (if you are interested in creating your own paper, click here.).

I would also like to thank the contributors to this publication for sharing their expert opinions, their insightful videos and brilliant photographs with my readers. Please feel free to visit their websites if you enjoyed their articles.

The contributors in this issue is:

Click here to read the paper NOW!

Click on the image below to subscribe to The Holistic Pages

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Next edition – published on Friday, January 15, 2015.

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A double life

Via @APA

By Lea Winerman

In an interview with Nancy Segal (pictured above), Lea Winerman discovers the mystery of twins. Things that can be considered as ”coincidences” in two individuals who share the same appearance, but are obviously two very different individuals. As a psychologist and a twin, Nancy spent her career studying what makes identical twins unique. This included indepth study of nature vs nurture issues – what role our genes and environment play in shaping us.

Read the article and discover these ”coincidences” that can happen to twins separated at birth and who, later in life, discover each other, only to find strange similarities in their lives, despite having been apart for most of their lives.

This article makes for interesting reading indeed.

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The excerpt below via APA.

”As a child, Nancy Segal, PhD, knew that she was a twin, but she didn’t always feel like one. She and her sister, fraternal twins, didn’t look anything alike and had few interests in common. Meanwhile, a set of identical twins whom she knew from school seemed incredibly similar and in tune with one another.

Segal was fascinated by the contrast. “I would think: My sister and I have the same parents, the same school, some of the same friends — why are we so different?”

Years later, in graduate school, Segal turned her attention to studying the topic that had fascinated her since childhood. In the 1980’s and ’90’s, she worked on the landmark Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. That research, which looked at identical twins who were reared apart and only met as adults, found remarkable similarities between those virtual strangers, suggesting that genes strongly influence aspects of our personality, intelligence and other traits that had long been thought to be mainly shaped by environment.

Today, Segal continues to study twins reared apart, as well as other “twin-like” pairs, such as look-alike but unrelated “doppelgangers,” to see what they can tell us about how genes and environment affect both twins and everyone else.”

Visit the American Psychological Association and read the full article. Click here.