Archive for From the web: Health & Practical Tips

The practical path to happiness: make two lists!

Kul Bhushan writes on the pursuit of happiness. Published in Happy Ho! on April 4, 2019.

Period. End of sentence.

A film based on young women in an Indian village who make sanitary pads has won an Oscar for best short documentary on the stigma around menstruation in rural India.

Breaking India’s menstruation taboos

Entrepreneur Aditi Gupta created a comic book to help girls in India better understand their periods. Published on BBC on March 8, 2019.

Downward-facing dog

It is the most ubiquitous pose in yoga. Interestingly, the ancient Chinese art and science of acupuncture can help explain why, writes Sara Calabro. Published on SOTT and [...]

Soundscape: The importance of sound and silence

Sound and silence have a direct, powerful influence on emotions. Here some hints how to establish life in healthy surroundings. Published in SOTT and on November 16, [...]

The body’s natural state is health, not disease, as we’ve been led to believe

"There is a reason for every disease state. It is the body’s attempt at restoring balance," writes Marco Torres. Published on Wake Up World, on July 31, 2018.

More reasons why you should take a nap

Who doesn't know the feeling of an intense tiredness descending on one's body - for example just after lunch? The head droops slightly, the eyelids struggle to remain open and the [...]

How music and meditation address memory loss

Meditation training programs can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating, writes Josh Richardson in Wake Up World on June 9, [...]

“I won’t eat Animals,” girl tells her mother

Realising, to her horror, that meat is made from animals, five-year-old Zada tells her mother she's a vegetarian. And her mind is made up. (video)

‘I feel less stuffed after dinners – and less guilty’: why I stopped eating meat

"My journey towards vegetarianism started 30 years ago for practical reasons, but the more I eschew animal products the better I feel about everything," writes Michele Hanson in [...]

45 Ways to avoid using the word ‘very’

Amanda Patterson's (very) useful suggestions. Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it [...]

Are you ready for Data Detox?

Your apps, search engines and social networks know hidden things about you that even your closest friends might not. To find out just how much, Sophia Smith Galer tries an [...]

How the food you eat affects your gut

In this video, Shilpa Ravella shares the best foods for a healthy gut.

Walking barefoot

Studies show what happens to the human body when we walk barefoot, writes Arjun Walia in Collective Evolution on August 24, 2017.

How doctors die – it’s not like the rest of us, but it should be

An article by Ken Murray, MD, published in Zócalo; "How has it come to this – that doctors administer so much care that they wouldn’t want for themselves? The simple, or [...]

Coping with dementia

While humans are reaching a longer lifespan, afflictions such a dementia and Alzheimer's are also on the rise. Instead of separating old people from their families who feel they [...]

Himalayan remedy to neutralise electro-smog

Protecting yourself from electro smog and EMF toxins from wifi, cellphones and computers that bombard our bodies is actually simple and very effective. Carolanne Wright writes in [...]

8 Surprising Advantages of Going Bald

Here's an exclusive for our male readers!

Curing with Sound

What if we could improve the health and happiness of millions of people around the world? Dr. Neal Kassell and author John Grisham talk about Focused Ultrasound on TEDx [...]

Physical Pain Tied to Specific Emotional States

Josh Richardson in 'Wake Up World' elaborates about 20 sources of pain in the body that are each directly tied to specific emotional states. Published on February 26, 2016.

The State of Your Tongue

...can give you clues to your overall health. Jesse Alvarado of Healthy Holistic Living explains how to easily monitor your body's well being. Published in SOTT on January 12, [...]

All Nighter Emergency

Scientific approach on how to survive a day at work after a night out or one of tossing and turning.

Our Bodies Constantly Surrounded by 84,000 Chemicals

... and only 1% have been tested, writes environment editor Reynard Loki on Alternet on July 4, 2015

The Immune System: Bacterial Infection

An animated video by 'In a Nutshell' - in wonder on the complexities, efficiencies and workings of our immune system.

Brain Freeze

If you've ever wondered why ...

You’re Supposed To…

Even our all-knowing super team was surprised about some of these...

How To Stay Cool in Bed

Many of our readers are enjoying a mostly very hot summer, but you folks down-under will have to wait!

What’s Gluten All About?

All you ever wanted to know about Gluten - hilariously depicted and easily understood in this TED video of June 2, 2015.

Disease is a form of disharmony (updated)

Bill Thomson interviews Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York, USA. Published in [...]

100+ Coconut Oil Uses

Because of its many health benefits – among them boosting the immune system and metabolism – nowadays coconut oil is being used by many more people and not only in South Asia [...]

The Truth About Poo

Annalisa Barbieri writes in The Guardian on May 19, 2015 that we are doing it wrong.

The Organic Effect

What Happens When You Switch To Organic Food?

Unacceptable Levels

"To be healthy requires an effort." Internationally acclaimed documentary is a step toward making that effort and reclaiming health.

Super Quick Peeling of Potatoes

Watch a clever innovative way of peeling potatoes right here.

The Easy Way to a Peeled Hard Boiled Egg

For your remaining Easter eggs: a clever and simple solution!

Alarming Truth About What We Eat

Think you eat only healthy, unprocessed foods? Think again. Joanna Blythman went undercover and discovered that even your fruit salad is not what it seems. Published in The [...]

Herbs and Food Can Kill Superbugs

J. D. Heyes of Natural News lists herbs and foods you can easily have on hand at home to nip physical imbalances in the bud.

How to Open a Banana

Some vital information: how to peel a banana like a monkey...

Shopping Traps

Exposing several tricks used by stores to entice consumers to spend more – based on a report by Sean Poulter in the Daily Mail on 15 April 2014

How to Cut Tomatoes Like a Ninja

Great cooking and kitchen tip...

Arm-Screen Test

How you sit in front of your computer can make a huge difference to your health and appearance.

All About Eggs

Eggs have been part of man’s food chain for thousands of years.

Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy

Kaiyum found this chart and explains what it is showing and its implications.

Potato Chips

Who doesn’t like those crunchy, salty, fried snacks?

Adulterated Food – Did You Know?

Karen Foster of Prevent Disease presents twelve foods that most people don’t know are dyed or adulterated.

Fake Food

Fake-food scandal in the UK revealed as tests show a third of products are mislabelled.

Clever Hints for Computers and Cables

Declutter your life with these effective solutions.

Stephen Hawking in Favour of Assisted Suicide

In a recent interview with the BBC he said: “We don't let animals suffer, so why humans?”

What Happens to Your Body after Drinking Coca Cola?

The beverage that has remained vastly popular for more than a century (introduced in 1886) is being viewed more and more critical.