Happiness is the highest from of health

Benefits of Aromatherapy Candles

The art of aromatherapy is using the aromatic oils (essential oils) found in plants for the treatment of disease and for other health benefits. Those essential oils are taken from the plants and mixed with other substances, such as alcohol, lotion and other oils. Traditionally, they were applied in an oil base and massaged into the skin but they may also be beneficial when they are inhaled by being sprayed into the air or through the use of high-quality aromatherapy candles.

The fragrances from the essential oils work within the body, including the nerves of the nose to stimulate enzymes, hormones and to cause changes in the functions of the body. This would include lowering the pulse and reducing your blood pressure. It is also thought that aromatherapy may help to stimulate the production of substances within the body that reduce pain.

Aromatherapy candles make it very convenient for anyone to enjoy the benefits that this ancient art has to offer. You can sit in a room with these candles, enjoying some music or a good book while at the same time, improving your health. Each scent is going to have a specific benefit to the body, including the following popular choices.

Lavender – An individual who is depressed or fatigued would appreciate the benefits of Lavender aromatherapy candles. It helps to calm a person’s nerves and to relieve stress. It is also a good choice when you want to get some restful sleep.

Jasmine – The oil from the Jasmine plant has a scent that is reported to have antidepressant properties and can help you to relax.

Quit Smoking Weed Quickly

  • Setting a date to quit weed. Most people who use pot just verbally say they will quit smoking tomorrow or simply when out of weed, this is the most dangerous approach and most ineffective; it’s good to set a date to quit in a weeks’ time or days or even month. By setting a date to stop smoking weed gives you a goal to work to achieve.
  • Make sure you discard all smoking gear, most marijuana smokers very decorative paraphernalia like bongs, rolling tools, vaporizes and smoking bows. Getting rid of such things puts you at a hard time devising ways to smoke and this becomes more difficult for you and the harder it gets the more likely you are to quit smoking.
  • Being prepared and ready for withdrawal; having set your day to stop smoking weed makes the body ready for withdrawal enabling it to be easy for you. The feeling of anxiety is common at withdrawal and learning on how t cobalt it is an added advantage. Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include physical tension, anorexia, anxiety, and more. Sometimes it’s good to seek medical advice to help you get through the withdrawal stage.
  • Finding a replacement activity; rather than having to devote this extra free time on a hobby, it’s good to use this time on something you can do fast and easy as lighting like going for a run playing the keyboard and turn to it whenever you are tempted. If bored to do this try comedy movie that will have you smile.images4

Gist of Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the full name. There are mild, moderate, and severe symptoms, hence why it is a spectrum disorder. Behavior Analysis is a field within psychology that focuses on understanding behavior and how it is affected by the environment. The use of scientifically-validated teaching techniques to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior is known as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Positive change is correcting the symptoms of ASD.

Positive change in behavior are: (but not limited to) increase socialization, increase communication skills, decrease problematic and repetitive behaviors

Some of the common repetitive behaviors displayed in individuals with ASD are aggression, self-injury, bizarre speech, and hand flapping.

Although Autism is typically a life long condition, it is beneficial that individuals receive interventions and therapies. There becomes a concern when individuals don’t achieve certain developmental milestones. Learning to talk, walk, eat independently, and play with others are things that an individual should start learning between the ages of birth and 3 years old. Overall, Autism means that person has developmental delays in some way(s).

Someone who has Autism may need more support to develop certain skills. The earlier interventions are the better. Interventions can start as early as 18 months (with some agencies) to 2-3 years old. Individuals with Autism with have different abilities and limitations. It is important that each individual is treated accordingly and has the best interventions and therapies for their needs.

Yoga Asanas Induce Better Sleep

Virasana (also known as hero poses)

Just sit in a comfortable position with your hips resting on your heels, involving a slight stretching of your ankles and knees. Stretching your spine upside and taking deep breaths in this position will help clear your mind and slow down your heart rate.

Bitilasana and Marjaryasana (cow and cat pose)

Without getting up from the virasana, you just need to roll in the forward position on the support of your knees and hands. For bitilasana, you have to pull your lower back down with your tailbone and head pointing upwards. For the Marjaryasana, you just have to do the reverse, your tailbone and head tilt downwards while your spine is arched upwards like the shape of letter C. Just keep alternating between these positions for as much time as you want to.


Start with sinking of your hips on your heels while your chest stays settled between your thighs. Here, your toes would be on one another while your thighs can lay apart as much as you find comfortable. Now, rest your forehead on the floor and start making walk like movement from your fingers stretching the arms as well. If you want to have a face massage like feeling, you can even roll your face from side to side.

Viparita Karni

This position can also shed light on the question how yoga asanas induce better sleep. Lie down on the floor with your hips touching the wall so that you can stretch your leg vertically up on the wall. This asana give a nice stretch to your hamstring. It loosens and relaxes the muscle in the lower section of your body, helping you get a better sleep.

Ananda Balasana

Bringing your knees closer to the chest, hold your toes with your fingers. Now you have to push your heels towards the ceiling while your hips should be on the floor. This asana is very good for relaxing your abdomen as well as your spine.

Difference Between Carrier Oils and Essential Oils

The existence of fatty acids

Carrier oils contain fatty acids and will leave an oil stain on paper or cloth.

Essential oils don’t contain fatty acids and will usually not leave stains on paper or cloth. (Note: More viscous, darker-colored ones might because of their color.)

The reaction with plastic

Carrier oils are usually sold in plastic bottles. This is generally fine if they’re not stored for too long.

Essential oils, however, will dissolve plastic. This is one reason why reputable vendors will never use plastic packaging. They will use glass or metal instead to avoid oil contamination.

The rate of evaporation

Carrier oils are what we call fixed oils. They don’t really evaporate at room temperature.

Essential oils are volatile oils. They evaporate (diffuse) at room temperature.

The aroma strength

As carrier oils are extracted from the “fatty” parts of plants, they have very little aroma or at most, they will have just a slight nutty smell. If you detect a strong (and rather unpleasant) smell in your bottle of carrier oil, it probably means it has turned bad (see #7 below).

Comparatively, essential oils are made up of volatile compounds obtained from the aromatic parts of plants. Hence they have much stronger, and usually much more pleasant, scents.

The capacity to turn bad

Carrier oils turn rancid over time. And you can easily tell that they’ve turned bad from the smell.

Essential oils don’t turn rancid. But they do oxidize over time.

Oxidation causes all oils to gradually lose their therapeutic value and become less effective. Certain oils can also become more toxic due to oxidation.

Hence, both types of oils should be properly stored and used within their shelf lives.

PTSD Treatment

For the more humanistic approach to PTSD treatment, there are a few organizations that are focusing on helping the individual to get past the horrific experiences and help them to create a thriving and successful life for him or herself.

For instance, in a recent Channel 10 News section in Sarasota, Florida, “Veterans finding peace with equine therapy”, the focus was on the Circle V Ranch and Rehabilitation Center in Dade City. This ranch has, as its mission, to help veterans and first responders with alternative treatment. (Alternative to drug treatment). The ranch works with equine therapy to help the veteran and horse to work together and through this work, the veteran is able to move forward in their lives. One psychologist at the center is quoted in the news as saying that “They start to reconnect with themselves as they connect with the horse. As they connect with themselves, they can start to connect with the group. As they do that, they can start to reconnect with their family.” Additionally, the ranch offers help to the family, taking into consideration that PTSD symptoms do affect all.

Mental Health treatment has become the leading approach. This carries with it, the stigma of having been diagnosed as mentally ill, the FDA warnings of delusions, hallucinations, mania, psychosis, suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, aggression and more, that come with the psychiatric drugs and for some, it carries involuntary commitment stays when the individual is experiencing these adverse effects of the drugs. A stay in a psychiatric ward is an added stigma, added financial burden, and another opportunity to diagnose and administer drugs to the patient.

Dr. Gary G. Kohls, specializing in holistic and preventive mental health care, recently published an article that is most relevant for those who have been labeled as psychotic, PTSD, Bipolar, Depressed, Manic, and otherwise opened up to the possibility of being diagnosed, placed on drugs and put in a psychiatric ward. Dr. Kohls specializes in areas of traumatic stress disorders, brain nutrition, and non-pharmaceutical approaches to mental health, neurotransmitter disorders, neurotoxicity from food additives, and the problems with psychotropic drugs.

He helps patients who have had adverse reactions from the mental health drugs, those who have developed dependency, those who have withdrawal symptoms and/or those who are experiencing toxicity from the drugs themselves. In Dr. Kohl’s article, titled, “Psychiatric Hospitals: On Being Sane In ‘Insane Places”

If Sanity and Insanity Exist, How Shall We Know Them?”, he is discussing a famous study that was published by D. L. Roshenan, in 1973. This study exposed the severe shortcomings of psychiatric hospitals at that time as 8 people, professional individuals including Rosenhan himself, faked the symptom of hearing voices and got admitted to 12 different psychiatric hospitals. The study showed in detail how each was diagnosed with a mental disorder and yet during the time they were held in the hospitals, none of them showed any symptoms of mental health problems.

Each of the 8 people told the psychiatric professionals that the voices had gone and they exhibited no manic or hallucinatory or delusional behavior during their time at the hospital (which ranged from 7 to 52 days). These “patients” engaged in all the activities that were laid out for them while they were there and faked taking antipsychotic pills that were prescribed to them. None of the staff, reportedly, suspected that they were not real patients and the only people that doubted their validity as having a mental health disorder, were the other patients, who were there under no faked symptoms and most of whom were on the psychiatric drugs.

In a follow up study, Rosenhan announced to the hospital staff of a facility, that had doubted his first study, that there would be pseudo-patients who would attempt to be admitted to their hospital in the following 3 months. The results of the study were that, “Among the total of 193 patients that were admitted for psychiatric treatment during the 3-month period, 41 genuine patients (20% of the total) were suspected, with high confidence, of being pseudo-patients by at least one member of the staff. 23 of the 41 were suspected of being fake patients by a psychiatrist, and 10 were suspected by both a psychiatrist and one other staff member.” So, from this 41 patients were saved from getting diagnosed with mental illness and protected from the mind-altering effects of psychiatric drugs.

This original and follow-up study convey a similar message to an old, foreign film produced by Philipe de Broca, “King of Hearts”, which was set at the end of World War I in a small European town where there was an asylum. As the movie proceeds we see the townspeople leave the town, due to threat of enemy siege and the patients from the asylum come out to operate the town’s stores and activities. During their time, out of the asylum, a soldier has been sent to defuse a bomb the enemy has left somewhere in the town that will, if it goes off, destroy the town completely. The soldier has his adventures with the inmates and as we see, by the end of the story, he is certain that they are the sane ones and that the game of war is insane. The message of the film and the results of Rosenhan’s studies are parallel, in that sanity is measured by location, at times and also by arbitrary yardsticks that truly have no basis in medical science.

Feng Shui and Health

Our bodies have evolved over thousands of years to adapt and benefit from our natural environment. Plants have learned to make their own food from sunlight. As human beings, our bodies also produce essential nutrients in our skin, such as vitamin D, D3-sulfate (anti-inflammatory), and nitric oxide (lowers blood pressure) that help us stay vital and healthy. Light to the eyes, especially the blue wavelength, is important for maintaining normal sleep (circadian) cycles. Bright morning light is especially helpful and has been shown to be effective against insomnia, PMS and depression.

Even as the sun energizes us, prolonged exposure to UV radiation can cause health problems for the skin, eyes and immune system. But small amounts of UVB rays are quite safe, and essential for optimal health. Without the benefits of vitamin D our bones become soft, and this is well known. Vitamin D acts as a hormone in the body increasing endorphins, serotonin, (mood enhancer), melatonin, and naturally relieves depression.

But there is an epidemic deficiency in vitamin D levels today, and it is a global health problem. What isn’t so well known is that the lack of vitamin D is indicated in so many illnesses, and the list is staggering: heart disease, hypertension, stroke, soft tissue cancers such as breast, ovary, colon, and prostate, headaches, poor concentration, insomnia, low thyroid function, autism, PMS, night sweats, leg cramps, irritability, nervousness, asthma, psoriasis, eczema, jaundice, auto-immune disorders, flu, fibromyalgia, fatigue, cramps, anemia, irritable bowels, inflammation, muscle weakness, obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, joint pain, rickets, osteoporosis, arthritis, gout, infertility, low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, periodontal disease, tooth decay, psoriasis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, bladder problems, multiple sclerosis and even schizophrenia.

There are at least 3,000 different genes that control every tissue in the body and they all have vitamin D cell receptors. Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to play a role in almost every major disease (Dr. Mercola). Blood tests can show a normal vitamin D level, but blood varies daily and your body can still be suffering from a deficiency.

Recovery can be immediate when the deficiencies are corrected, and the skin is very efficient at producing what it needs quickly, with proper exposure. A single sitting can produce from 10,000 to 25,000 units in an adult male. Overdosing on oral vitamin D supplements can happen since it is an oil-soluble vitamin, but Vitamin D overdose is almost impossible when it is done through natural sun exposure. UVA rays will interfere with some of the production, and the body can store any excess in the liver. The body knows how to regulate the amount of production naturally.

The skin only makes vitamin D with UVB rays, and these rays are only available between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. There also needs to be oil on top of the skin, (Adele Davis) although this information is rarely posted and has been proven through clinical trials. Americans tend to shower every day and have a love affair with soap, stripping our skin of its natural oils. Our skins are too dry to manufacture the vitamin D we so desperately need. Then it also takes the body 24-48 hrs. to re-absorb the vitamin D it has produced. Showering afterwards only washes away those precious nutrients. Skin cancer was very rare 100 years ago and is still rare among certain populations. There is virtually no skin cancer in Africa. If you think it is just their darker skin protecting them, consider this — African-Americans who live in the US have very high rates of skin cancer!

It is important to go outside to get your rays since sunlight through a window does not work as glass absorbs UVB rays, but allows the damaging UVA rays to pass through. It has been suggested by researchers that moderate exposure (without sunscreen) is very beneficial, averaging 5-30 minutes twice weekly for optimal effects. Exposure is needed on at least 40% of exposed bare oily skin to produce all the natural vitamin D your body requires. Because extra is stored in the liver, that is why cod liver oil, or fatty fish is one of the best food sources of this vitamin. There are few foods that provide this essential nutrient, making the sun our primary source.

The level of safe sun exposure is still hotly debated. UVA is associated with wrinkles and cancer and penetrates more deeply into the skin, potentially damaging DNA. UVB is the burning ray, but in very moderate doses, it is also the ray that produces the hormonal vitamin D. There are studies that UVA rays actually destroy vitamin D, so you want to minimize this exposure — but part of this interaction is to limit the amount of D the body makes. Modern researchers are changing their opinions about the dangers of UVA rays as opposed to UVB. WHO, the world health organization, judges both rays to be potentially dangerous, but only when over-exposed.

The further north you go, the less UVB that is available year round, so do your homework! In Los Angeles, (latitude 34 degrees), there is UVB year round, but with a narrower hour range in winter. If you live higher than 34˚ latitude (away from the equator), there is no UVB during winter months. Availability of UVB also depends on the angle of the ray (50˚), altitude, the presence of snow or water, smog, ozone concentration, and cloud cover, so it is variable.

With all the bad press about sun exposure, when you stop to think about it, the idea that the sun is completely bad for us just doesn’t make sense! Our species evolved under the sun, in the tropics and without houses or clothes that covered us from head to toe. The damaged ozone layer and increased skin cancer rates in Australia may be connected, for example, but we are not completely certain of this. The skin cancer rates in Norway increased by 350% for men and 440% for women during 1955-1984, but the ozone layer did not change during this period (Professor Johan Moan, British Journal of Cancer).

Skin cancer is more common in people who work indoors than outdoors, and it often forms on the body that gets the least sun exposure. Few studies have shown that sunscreen really prevents melanoma. Melanomas are highest in those parts of the world where sunscreen use is highest. A recent research showed that 97% of all Americans are contaminated with benzoprene, a UV absorber widely used in sunscreens. It is a powerful free radical generator (The Center for Disease Control).

We need sunlight on our skins to stay healthy, and there is a safe way to soak up sunrays. Cancer is more complicated than assuming that the sun alone is doing the damage. Cancer usually grows in people with reduced liver and immune function. Toxins and chemicals, pervasive in our modern lifestyle, assault and overwhelm our bodies. Vitamin D can boost our immune system and improve liver function, using liver Kupffer cells to gobble up free radicals or rogue cells. UVB rays have even been shown to help protect against melanoma for this reason.

Allow your skin to produce the melanin it needs slowly in the beginning, and protect yourself from overexposure. The goal is not to burn and you don’t need to tan in order to get vitamin D. If you have a fair complexion, limit your initial exposure to a few minutes, especially the closer to noon, or if in the middle of summer. If it is early or late in the season and you have a darker complexion, you could safely have 20 minutes on your first exposure.The darker the skin, the longer the time that is needed to produce vitamin D. Older skin also loses some of its ability to manufacture D. If you tan at all, this means that you are absorbing UVA rays that darken the skin. UVB pulls up melanin, but does not tan.

The skin around your face, eyes and hands is much thinner than other areas on your body and is a relatively small surface area so will not contribute much to vitamin D production. Protect these delicate areas of the body since they are at a much higher risk for premature wrinkling. You can use a sunblock in these areas or wear a hat that shades your face and eyes. Pay attention to how your body feels. Usually it feels great the first 10 minutes as stress melts away, and you will feel a point of relaxation and deep release. Once you feel too hot or uncomfortable, change positions or stop. If you are deeply pigmented, it is possible you may not even have to worry about the timing of your exposure. But the goal is not to burn the skin, since this damage is cumulative. If you do burn, use aloe vera, as it is loaded with glyconutrients that accelerate healing. To provide the needed oil, use natural coconut or olive oil to moisturize your skin as this will also benefit you metabolically. These oils have a SPF of about 7 or 8. The rest of the day, you can spend in the shade, wear clothes, and, if you still want to be in the open sun, use a non-toxic lotion with SPF-15 for uncovered skin (Dr. Mercola).

Coconut oil works by preventing free-radical reactions, which cause all the problems in overexposure. As you “season” your skin gradually, it will adjust to the sun with coconut oil as a protector. Most plant oils protect against UVB, the burning ray, but still allow the skin to make vitamin D. Only get the minutes you need as there is no protection against UVA with natural oils.

Native islanders have been using coconut oil for thousands of years, and believed that coconut oil on the skin was a nutrient. Coconut oil is anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and will detox the outer layers of your skin. It is a powerful anti-oxidant. As a sunscreen it blocks about 20% of burning UVB rays when applied and protects the skin in many other ways. Use it as a natural moisturizer and exfoliate regularly. Eating virgin coconut oil is also great for the health in many ways too (Jenni Madison). Vitamin D can only be absorbed into the blood in the presence of fat, so fat-free diets reduce available vitamin D. Unpasteurized whole milk provides vitamin D naturally. Pasteurized milk often will have vitamin D added.

I have tested this information by taking my beach blanket to the park once a week for 10-15 minutes of sun, front and back, (30 minutes max.) for 6 weeks. In that short period of time, my muscle strength has doubled, my chronic neck and shoulder pain has almost disappeared, and my energy level has skyrocketed! If you haven’t been in the sun for a while and are having any of the physical problems listed above, please try this test for yourself and see how you feel. Be conscious of the amazing free benefits that a small amount of sunshine can do for your body and soul!

Benefits Of The Malasana

Start this by squatting. Keep your feet very close to each other, and heels should be on the floor.

Now, spread out your thighs wider.

Now, leaving the breathe, lean forward in a way that your torso fits in your thighs.

Now, join your palms in a way that you join them to anjali and press your elbows against your inner thighs. This will increase the front side of your torso.

Now, press your inner thighs against the side of your torso. Then stretch out your arms and swing them in a way that your shins fit your armpits.

Now, hold your ankles, remain in the pose for 10 seconds, and then take a long breath and leave that breath.

However, this would be better to reach a professional yoga trainer who has taken yoga teacher training from a reputable yoga center, as he would be able to give you the right instructions and let you know how you can get maximum advantage from this asana.

Yoga is an ancient Indian art. Perhaps a yoga ashram or hermitage is the best place to get acquainted with this practice. Surprisingly, you will find yoga training centers in different corners of the world. There is presence of august yoga trainers who are aware confident and competent. In fact, these yoga trainers hold relevant certification. Practicing yoga in disciplined manner can bring you optimal health. When mind and body are happy, relaxed and confident then results are certainly noticeable. Most of the rigid exercises do not have any spiritual aspect and hence they do not bring the element of mental serenity.

Learning yoga is not a game. It is an art that requires discipline. The trainer must have profound knowledge, confidence and thorough understanding about the yogic philosophy. Yoga teacher training course is purposely designed to help the trainer and make him/her acquainted with all the nuances. After becoming expert will all forms of yoga, it is possible to start personal yoga training center. Trained and certified yoga experts have bright career prospects. So, if you are intending to become a yoga trainer then it is advised to accomplish relevant yoga teacher training course. This would open new doors of opportunities.

Relaxing Into Independence

On my return, and to my surprise, the slow pace of timelessness, which I experienced on vacation, was quickly departing like a rainbow fading into the mist after a soft rain. As a result, I found myself saying, “I must reconnect with my inner non-doer while still accomplishing all the goals that I want to make happen.”

This state of non-duality has often been referred to as the “Zen Mind.” From this Zen state of mind a peaceful, happy and an open presence greets all that crosses my path. Hurrying and stressing are the opposite of this. After all, the goal of my vacation was to come back home to myself and to rekindle my magical inner child. Being able to laugh at the little challenges that life brings helps me to stay in the present moment and find peaceful and clear solutions to situations that arise.

For instance my car radiator broke on my first drive after getting off the plane. I couldn’t believe it! Yet, this is what life does. Little detours will come along to give us the opportunity to strengthen that inner peace. After a brief minute of accessing the situation and feeling frustrated that I couldn’t drive my car, I was able to shift my attitude and focus towards finding a mobile mechanic. I resumed my connection to the inner peaceful grid, and all worked out well.

Suboxone Treatment

The life-changing drug is a combination of Buprenorphine, a synthetic opiate, and Naloxone, which acts as an opioid blocker. Buprenorphine attaches to the same pain receptors as other narcotics such as heroin or oxycontin. Due to its chemical structure, it relieves the patient of detox symptoms but does not produce the “high” associated with painkillers. Also, its ceiling effect lowers the risk of overdose which can be a danger of methadone use.

Physicians report its use as being a critical part of the recovery process for their patients. While allowing outpatient access, patients adhere to strict dosing limits and times during the first phase of their treatment. Being a requirement for some programs, group therapy and meetings with counselors create a well-rounded regimen. Patients are still able to fulfill vocational requirements and meet family commitments without having to attend a costly inpatient rehabilitation center.

To combat the accelerating opioid epidemic, the federal government has shown support for suboxone treatment. Expanding availability and allowing providers to prescribe the drug to more patients has been proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In defense of the proposal, the previous limits on the number of possible patients cut down access to the pharmaceutical. Therefore, people who need the assistance will not be able to get it.

The Affordable Care Act has created several more opportunities for patients seeking Suboxone treatment. Substance abuse is now required coverage by plans on the government’s insurance marketplace. Likewise, new plans seeking to lower drug abuse and overdoses have been proposed. Naloxone has also been encouraged by federal programs as an effective drug in combatting addiction.