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Complete Health With Solitude Massage

When we work on all the aspects of our lives to improve our health then we can truly find healing. Every ONE thing we work on is compounded by the 2nd or 3rd thing we look to improve. Nutrition is critical in our bodies ability to restore damaged tissues and cells. Exercise improves blood flow and flexibility to give more energy. Reducing toxins in our living environment protects cells from sources that damage tissue and reduce the chance for healing, and so on, the list can grow. Along with regular bodywork with Solitude Massage consider other areas that you would like to feel better about and choose to try new ways. Every little bit does make a big difference and every one thing you do will make you feel better which is the real goal when waking up each morning!

Lose Weight With a Good Night's Sleep - Ten Tips for Sweet Slumber

From premature aging to a compromised immune system, the side-effects of sleepless nights can add up, according to Barbara Harris, editor-in-chief of Shape magazine and author of Shape Your Life: 4 Weeks To A Better Body -- And A Better Life! (Hay House, 2002). During her more than 15 years at the helm of Shape magazine, Harris compiled the secrets to what makes or breaks an effective fitness regimen. She says getting in the best shape of your life requires more than just a good workout. In fact, Harris maintains that in order to improve your overall health, you need to take a holistic approach that focuses on seven main areas: sleep, exercise, diet, spirituality, emotions, body image, work.

Sleep is crucial for optimum immunity, Harris says. When you don't get enough shuteye, your workouts may be less effective and you're more likely to store fat. But that's not all. Your ability to manage stress throughout the day is also compromised.

Studies reveal women frequently turn to food to soothe themselves in times of stress. It's also a fact that many women eat more to raise their energy level. The root of these problems can be traced to the stress-associated hormone cortisol. Initially it suppresses appetite, but later there's a rebound increase. Sleep experts know the less you snooze, the more you produce this cortisol. Harris says the hormone also depletes muscle via cellular breakdown. As your cortisol levels increase, your muscles weaken and the strengthening exercises you do become less effective.

The good news: you don't have to lose any sleep over this dilemma. Not when you follow these 10 tips for a good night's snooze.

  1. Get regular exposure to daylight, especially in the afternoon. (Research shows that night-shift workers can improve daytime sleep by working under bright lights.)
  2. Prior to bedtime, use dimmer switches or turn off a few lamps to lower the lighting in your home or apartment.
  3. Don't allow yourself to nod off on the sofa. When you start feeling drowsy, get up and go to bed.
  4. Use your bedroom only for sleep and intimacy. Don't make it a satellite office, study hall or entertainment center.
  5. When you can't sleep, try using imagery and thoughts to relax. Deep-breathing techniques also work.
  6. If you haven't dropped off within about 20 minutes, get out of bed and read or engage in some other quiet activity. Go back to bed when you get sleepy.
  7. Put the alarm clock out of sight. Clock watching doesn't help you sleep -- it may even keep you awake.
  8. Sleep specialists recommend lying on your back or on your side, not your stomach.
  9. Get Fido and Fluffy their own comfy beds. In a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, half the people surveyed had their sleep disturbed by pets.
  10. Only take over-the-counter sleep aids as an occasional emergency measure. You can build up a tolerance to them very quickly. If you find yourself relying on them, see your doctor.

This information was provided by eDiets.com, a global online diet, fitness and motivation destination to provide consumers with solutions that help them realize life's full potential. Copyright 2003. For more information, contact eDiets.com by visiting the website or by calling 954/360-9022.

By Kim Droze
Originally published in Massage & Bodywork magazine, June/July 2003.
Copyright 2003. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

Is BENGAY Really Going to Help Your BackAche?

Excerpted from Death by BENGAY: Synthetic vs Natural, What’s the Difference? by David Stewart The Truth About BENGAY(R)

BENGAY is an over-the-counter medicine that has been around since 1898. Its patent is owned by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. When first formulated over 100 years ago, it derived its camphor, menthol, and methyl salicylate from essential oils as products of nature. BENGAY was a safe topical ointment back then. That was before scientists learned how to create these compounds synthetically in a laboratory so Pfizer could produce their product more profitably.

Natural methyl salicylate, as found in wintergreen and birch oils, is of a specific isomer (molecular shape) and is easily metabolized by the human body. Its chemical formula and energy template harmonize with human tissue. It does not accumulate. It is not toxic like its synthetic counterpart.

Synthetic methyl salicylate consists of an assortment of isomers, meaning “same formula but different molecular shapes.” Furthermore, the laboratory produced compound does not have the right energy template to harmonize with the human body. When taken into the body, such as inhaling or through the skin in an ointment like BENGAY, the body does not recognize the compound, cannot easily metabolize it, and allows it to accumulate. Given enough over a length of time, lethal doses can accumulate and death can result.

Get your pain on the fast path to healing with a therapeutic massage today and order Young Living Essential Oils from Solitude Massage to properly soothe your aches - Call for an appointment today at epic MedSpa 414.529.8400 in New Berlin or 414.305.2633 for in home or in office availability.!
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