Rap on Berries

Raspberries are available in red, gold, purple and black, but the reds are the most popular. Raspberries are low in calories, and sodium; they are an excellent source of vitamin C, and a good source of carbohydrates and dietary fiber. Red raspberries also contain manganese, copper and Vitamin K. The richly colored red raspberry is high in both antioxidants and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are defined by the American Cancer Society as plant compounds that include lycopene, resveratrol and carotenoids that are thought to have health protecting qualities.

The phytonutrients contained in raspberries aid in lowering the risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. Though the research is continuing recent data indicates the potential for the fruit to play a role in obesity management.

Raspberries are delicate and should be gently washed in cool water and patted dry just before using them. They are more flavorful if …

Clearest Sign of Mental Health

What is the clearest sign of mental health? Insight.

It’s like being in mental health inpatient facility. The main indicator psychiatrists are looking for. Can the person perceive reality? Are they delusional? Is there grandeur? Of course, the purpose for admitting people to these hospitals is to give them time and treatment to come back to reality – to receive insight.

It’s a scary individual that does not have insight. Yet, the narcissist is one who seems fine – until you get close to them – but has a major lack of insight. They cannot see a single fault within themselves. And they may only ultimately agree they have something to change when they see there is some advantage coming to them for appearing humble.

Now, this is dangerous; to see yourself as unequivocally superior to others is bad for everyone. You cannot be corrected when you need to be, …

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Thankfully, the horses and staff at a therapeutic riding center are only interested in providing support, compassion, a helping hand (or hoof) and education. The horses have no stigma about a person with mental health issues. The horses only want to know if you can learn their language. The horses know the right answer, a veteran just has to learn to ask the right question. Fortunately this is a language that a talented program director can teach brilliantly, with love and compassion for both the veteran and the horse.

Veterans participating in the program learn communication, patience, trust, mindfulness, respect and boundaries. These are all common themes at mental health programs. At a therapeutic riding center veterans are able to put them into practice in a more relaxed atmosphere where they are never made to feel wrong. The program staff and their horses teach veterans about mutual respect in the …

Tips To A Fitter And Healthier

Drink More Water

If you want to live a healthy lifestyle drinking more water should be high on your list of priorities. Keeping your body hydrated reduces the feelings of hunger, helps cleanse and detox your body from unwanted chemicals, keeps your skin hydrated and is much better for you than any other drink on the planet.

Water has zero calories so you can drink as much as you like without having to worry about sugar intake or putting on any weight. A good idea is to replace your soft drinks with water and drink water with your meals, it can aid in digestion.

So there are lots of good reasons to drink some more “H2O”.

Eat Smaller Portions

One of the biggest reasons why people get over-weight and unhealthy is because they eat huge portions sizes. I have seen many people in restaurants with plates so full of food …

Kinesio Taping

Kinesiotaping.com describes the Kinesio Taping® Method as a “rehabilitative technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints, without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.” Benefits of KTex® Tape include that it is Latex-free and wearable for up to several days at a time. It is also safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and when utilized properly successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, and neurological conditions. KTape does this by targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system which allows the tape application to alleviate pain

I recently had the pleasure of utilizing KTape applications, in conjunction with rehabilitation exercises, to assist a patient in obtaining a significant increase in sensory perception, range of motion, and function following

Advantages of Flower Essences

The use of this essences, just like any other naturopathic medicines, is deemed to allow the physical body to heal itself naturally. The main functions of flower essences are to lift up the positivity and invigorate one’s mind; and grant a plain relaxation on one’s spirit. That way, the tensions that are impeding one’s physical body to heal it promptly are eliminated, making way to a faster mind and body restoration.

There are no therapeutic claims that flower essences can totally cure developed physiological diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases, and other organ malfunctioning issues. Flower essences do only amplify the possibilities that the body is capable of preventing and fighting the diseases. The result is indirectly effective to the main disease you are suffering from. It mainly associates with your current emotional and behavioral issues you have while suffering from such diseases.

Thus, the flower essences aid in the …

Manage Depression And Anxiety

A person that is pushed over the top of his emotional stability can result in post traumatic stress disorder or in desensitization. The person suffering becomes an emotional time bomb that can explode at the slightest pinch. There are people who experience serious depression and that can have serious consequences.

Methylation is a process where some chemicals called “methyl groups” are added to DNA, other molecules and various constituents of proteins to keep them working in an ideal condition.

There is a chemical in our brain called Serotonin that works like a natural antidepressant. If Serotonin is not methylated, it becomes inactive and these leads into depression.

SAMe is an alternative natural solution and is more effective than many herbal antidepressants because it targets methylation. Pharmaceutical and Synthetic antidepressants do not target methylation, can cause harm in overtime and side effects.

So you are better trying a healthy and natural …

Live With A Challenging Illness

To give you a simple explanation, my conscious mind and my unconscious mind blended into one mind. The critical faculty of my conscious mind stopped functioning and the logical part of the mind was suppressed also. My reality didn’t correspond with the reality of my surroundings. It was like not being awakened from a deep scary dream. There was nobody around who could actually help me with my situation. My partner was frantically driving us around, hoping to find the right healer that would know how to get me back to earth. After many varied attempts of renowned spiritual healers, there was no other option but to admit me to the intensive care unit of a hospital.

After spending several days in hospital and being medicated to the brim I reemerged back into what could be called the ‘former self’. Yet I was forever changed. There was no going back. …

ADHD in Adults

Perhaps you remember it back when it was termed as ADD – a label that had been presented to kids who found it challenging to adhere to the rules or be aware in class. Even though the condition is far more common in teenagers and youngsters, the indications of ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) can continue through into adulthood and continue for a good life.

From reputed authorities, it is stated that some people with ADHD exhibit fewer symptoms as they age, though others will continue to experience major symptoms that will affect their daily functioning. It was published that many adults with ADHD aren’t even aware they have it. On the other hand, they merely recognize that their day to day activities can be a challenge.

Until quite recently, scientists believed children would outgrow ADHD during adolescence, due to a number of developmental changes that happen in their brain chemistry. …