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EDITOR'S NOTE: As we keep going there will be links to numerous pages featuring all the ways found to work in healing numerous ailments.

We are keeping a relatively open mind, looking at every alternative available to the extreme procedures using dangerous drugs, chemo / chemicals, and surgeries. Please feel free to contact us if you feel your input could help in any way. Thanks - The Editor

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Pranic healing sessionStress Free Life With Pranic Healing - Interview - Thilaka Ravi/L - 11-23-2009 - MedIndia - Pranic Healing adopts a holistic approach to healing and involves harnessing ‘Prana” or life energy to heal physical and psychological ailments. Read more...

Proper Breathing – A Powerful Tool in Healing - Dr. Angel V. Somera - 11-23-2009 - Negros Chronicle - All health authorities emphasize breathing as one of the secrets and most important factor in the mind-body method of healing. Read more...

Healing Stones Find New Roles - SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP - November 23, 2009 - NY Times - Throughout the ages, gemstones have been associated, in cultures ranging from China and India to the Americas, with healing properties. Read more...

Folk healers want 'healing touch' of acceptance to continue - 2009-11-22 - SifiNews - Folk healers Amchi Wangtak from Ladakh and Gemma Brirford from Tanzania may not follow each other's language, but their concern is the same - revival of their age-old methods of traditional medicine which are facing a survival crisis. Read more...

The yogic immunity boost Yoga is a viable alternative to Western medicine’s vaccinations and pills. - 11/22/2009 The Minnesota Daily - Hadley Gustin - Between the fresh air, the exercise, the people you see and that daily dose of sunshine, going for a walk would seem to be the perfect combination of fitness, relaxation and socialization. Read more...

In Cancer Testing, Less Is Now Better - RON WINSLOW & SHIRLEY S. WANG - Wall Street Journal - Worries that widespread screening for breast and cervical cancers can yield limited benefit and lead to unnecessary harm prompted decisions this week by two medical organizations to recommend less preventive testing. Read more...

Women put 515 chemicals on their face and body every day by using beauty products that contain dozens of ingredients, some of them potentially harmful.Women put 515 chemicals on their face and body every day in beauty regime - Alastair Jamieson - 19 Nov 2009 - TelegraphUK - The study, published by company Bionsen which makes deodorants it says are ‘aluminium free’, said some of the additive ingredients in other products have been linked to cancer, hormone problems, skin conditions and allergies. Read more...

Medical Marijuana: No Longer Just for Adults - KATHERINE ELLISON - November 21, 2009 - NY Times - Several Bay Area doctors who recommend medical marijuana for their patients said in recent interviews that their client base had expanded to include teenagers with psychiatric conditions including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read more...

Editor's Note: Friday, November 20, 2009 - The "Swine Flu", predicted to be a "big deal"... but what happened? People woke up to the truth and started avoiding the causes. Last year they "cooked up" "Avian Flu". What's next? Predicting pandemics and disasters seems to be "systemic" among major media outlets.

Sebelius's cave-in on mammograms is a setback for health-care reform - Steven Pearlstein - November 20, 2009 - Washington Post - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius did a marvelous job this week of undermining the move toward evidence-based medicine with her hasty and cowardly disavowal of a recommendation from her department's own task force that women under 50 are probably better off not getting routine annual mammograms. Read more...

UPDATE 1-U.S. panel votes against new bug-based flu vaccine - Nov 19, 2009 - Maggie Fox - BETHESDA, Maryland -(Reuters) - "What we are dealing with, rock bottom, is a pretty mediocre vaccine,' said Dr. Theodore Eickhoff, a professor emeritus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a panel member. Read more...

If your asapargus has an extra crunch, it could be due to the asparagus beetle, which uses a natural superglue to attach its eggs to the veggie. Natural super glue found on asparagus spears Beetle uses very strong substance to affix its eggs onto the vegetable - Jennifer Viegas - Nov . 18, 2009 - MSNBC - If a raw asparagus spear has an added bit of crunch, it could be due to the common asparagus beetle, which affixes its near-invisible eggs onto the vegetable using one of the world's strongest natural glues. Read more...

Health checkup: The healing power of thankfulness - LES MOORE • NOVEMBER 18, 2009 - DemocratandChronicle - The sense or feeling of thankfulness, gratitude or appreciation is often in response to a gift or having a great experience in life, but we can also make a conscious choice to focus on our current blessings on a regular basis. Read more...

Army Capt. Lawrence Minnis sits with his two adopted pit bulls at the Washington Humane Society’s Behavior and Learning Center, Nov. 12, 2009. Minnis met the dogs through the humane society’s Dog Tags program, in which soldiers recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center sign up to help teach animals housed at the shelter learn how to behave. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III

Homeless Dogs Help Healing Troops - Nov. 18, 2009 By Fred W. Baker III - WASHINGTON (American Forces Press Service) – It’s a program in which everyone benefits, officials said; the soldiers get out of the hospital and learn to care for and train the dogs, and the dogs learn better behavior, making them more adoptable. Read more...

Suzanne Somers speaks out against the conventional cancer industry: mammograms, chemotherapy vs. alternative cureSuzanne Somers speaks out against the conventional cancer industry: mammograms, chemotherapy vs. alternative cures - November 18, 2009 - Mike Adams - NaturalNews - Her powerful, inspired message of informed hope is reaching millions of readers who are learning about the many safe, effective options for treating cancer that exist outside the realm of the conventional cancer industry (chemotherapy, surgery and radiation). Read more...

Mammography: What to Do Now? Three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new guidelines - November 18, 2009 - Kathleen Doheny - (HealthDay News) -- When a U.S. government task force recommended that women wait until they're 50 to get their first mammogram to check for breast cancer, reaction was swift. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: You can find out a lot more about breast health and healing by going to: BreastHealing.info

What we know: Conventional AMA mandated procedure often causes severe side effects resulting in more problems and/or death. Always check out the "alternatives" before consenting to life-threatening and invasive therapies.

Ketchum resident Lynn Flickinger, right, practices healing touch at a class offered earlier this month at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center. Photo by Tony EvansRedefining Western medicine - Trevon Milliard - 11-18-2009 - MTExpress - It's called healing touch, which most of the time involves no touching at all, just an interaction with the energy fields that the therapy's practitioners say surround a person to promote healing by way of restoring harmony. Read more...

As old as time? Heart disease plagued Pharoah's court - November 17, 2009 - StarTribune - You can't blame this one on McDonald's: Researchers have found signs of heart disease -- normally thought of as a modern disease caused by lifestyle -- in 3,500-year-old mummies. Read more...

 Plastic softening phthalates, like those found in some rubber ducks, pose risks to childrenChemicals used in plastics may feminize boys - November 16, 2009 - Shawn Douglas - BabyChums - Chemicals used in the manufacture of plastics may disrupt hormones in baby boys causing genital defects or feminization says new research. Read more...

Sexually spread diseases up, better testing cited - MIKE STOBBE - 11-16-2009 - (AP) - The government estimates there are roughly 19 million new cases of sexually transmitted disease annually. Read more...

China Investigates Deaths After Swine Flu Shot - Alice Park - Nov. 15, 2009 - Time - Ministry of Health announced that the two people, including one teacher from Hunan province, died hours after receiving their inoculations Read more...

Steroids' risks can equal their healing benefits - JANE E. BRODY - New York Times - November 15, 2009 - ...when injected repeatedly into a muscle or joint, corticosteroids can cause weakening and degenerative changes that limit their usefulness in treating chronic athletic or overuse injuries (to say nothing of their seemingly indiscriminate use by many professional athletes in recent years). Read more...

Healing Herbal Teas Soothing, satisfying and surprisingly effective, brew these teas for delicious-tasting gentle remedies - Diana Tonnessen - November 15, 2009 - Gainesville - For thousands of years, plants have provided people with a virtual pharmacopoeia of soothing restoratives and simple home remedies. Read more...

FDA mulls regulating online claims, discussions about pharmaceuticals - ALIYA STERNSTEIN - 11/13/2009 - NextGov - Some manufacturers said they want to correct what they view as misinformation about their products on sites outside their control, including blogs, social networking sites or wikis such as Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Read more...

First U.S. marijuana cafe opens in Portland - Nov 14, 2009 - Dan Cook - (Reuters) - The Cannabis Cafe in Portland, Oregon, is the first to give certified medical marijuana users a place to get hold of the drug and smoke it -- as long as they are out of public view -- despite a federal ban. Read more...

Chief Arvol Looking Horse Speaks OutNative American Chief Addresses Deaths In Sweat Lodge Chief Arvol Looking Horse Speaks Out - Sweat lodges are not games to be played with by people that do not have the understanding of their use in spiritual journeys, quests or healing. Read more...

Caffeine, Alcohol Drinks Targeted - JANE ZHANG - 11-14-2009 - WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is taking aim at caffeinated alcoholic drinks, saying it will pull them off the market unless manufacturers can prove the beverages are safe to drink. Read more...

The Power of Healing Music - November 13, 2009 - TS Garp - Associated Content - The average person does not have to be proven scientifically that listening to pleasant sounds or music in general, can be a healing, empowering, and uplifting experience. Read more...

FDA backs off oyster ban after strong criticism - BEN EVANS (AP) – 11-13-2009 - WASHINGTON — Facing fierce resistance, the Obama administration on Friday backed off a plan to ban sales of raw oysters from the Gulf of Mexico during warm-weather months. Read more...

Acupuncture  WonderlaneFunding announced for comprehensive EU alternative and complementary medicine network - November 12, 2009 - Examiner - Brenna Coleman - CAMbrella, an ‘umbrella’ of research groups and projects to examine, utilize, and synchronize the practice of alternative and complimentary medicine throughout Europe, is a new project, although the idea was put forth back in 2008. Read more...

A witch doctor claims to smoke out an evil spirit from a possessed woman, veiled in black. Akil al-Hamdani / The NationalThe healing benefits of a witch’s brew - Saleh al Shaibany - November 13. 2009 - The National - According to local tradition, the origin of witchcraft in Bahla started with the murder of a local dignitary who was killed by villagers for practising wizardry in the town about 1,400 years ago. Read more...

Stressed? Dark chocolate might help, scientists say - Belinda Goldsmith - Nov 12, 2009 - Reuters - The study, published online in ASC's Journal of Proteome Research, comes amid growing scientific evidence that antioxidants and other beneficial substances in dark chocolate may reduce risk factors for heart disease and other illnesses. Read more...

PEOPLE’S PHARMACY: Can sugar heal wounds? - Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon - November 11, 2009 - AJC - The sugar did not allow the wound to become infected, and it also drew out extra moisture, which helped the wound to heal. Read more...

Few Americans make end-of-life wishes known - MATT SEDENSKY - Associated Press – Nov 11, 2009 - The health overhaul bill that narrowly passed the House on Saturday includes a provision to nudge more people to confront such choices: It would pay for end-of-life counseling for Medicare patients. Read more...

Vibrational Healing Energies - November 10, 2009 - TS Garp - AssociatedContent - Everything is vibrating from inanimate objects to animated objects, from all life, people and even certain locations on the Earth. Read more...

Alternative Medicine Success Largely Due To Placebo Effect - 11 November 2009 - RedOrbit - Known as the placebo effect, people sometimes feel better after taking a dummy pill or a faked treatment simply because they expect the treatment will work to improve their condition. Read more...

Can Natural Remedies Prevent H1N1 Virus? - November 11, 2009 - KSBW.com - Besides a diet full of natural health foods and getting plenty of exercise, naturopaths also recommend certain natural products and supplements to boost the body's immune system. Read more...

White House Endorses Paid Sick Leave Bill - STEVEN GREENHOUSE - 11-11-2009 - NYTimes - Last week, Representative George Miller, the California Democrat who is chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced an emergency bill that would guarantee five paid sick days to employees at businesses with 15 or more workers who are directed to stay home by management because they have or are believed to have H1N1 or another communicable disease. Read more...

Several companies have announced that they will voluntarily phase out the chemical from their products.Study links BPA in plastics to erectile dysfunction - Ray Hainer - November 11, 2009 - (Health.com) -- Bisphenol-A, a chemical found in hard, clear plastic used to make everything from baby bottles to food packaging, may increase the risk of erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems in male factory workers exposed to large amounts of the substance, according to a study conducted in China. Read more...

Many breast cancer surgery survivors report lingering pain - Denise Mann - Health.com - November 11, 2009 - These women have pain and huge numb patches in their chest, underarm, down their arm, and in their back that never feels normal again. --Dr. Allen Burton Read more...

UN says hunger stunts some 200 million children - ARIEL DAVID and MARIA CHENG - 11-11-2009 - (AP) ROME — Nearly 200 million children in poor countries have stunted growth because of insufficient nutrition, according to a new report published by UNICEF Wednesday before a three-day international summit on the problem of world hunger. Read more...

Sharing Prescriptions Can Bring Harm, Not Healing - Nov. 11, 2009 - HealthDay - Of people who borrowed a medicine prescribed for someone else, 25.1 percent experienced some sort of side effect, researchers reported Wednesday at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in Philadelphia. Read more...

Medical marijuana gets a boost from major doctors group - John Hoeffel - November 11, 2009 - LATimes - The American Medical Assn. on Tuesday urged the federal government to reconsider its classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use, a significant shift that puts the prestigious group behind calls for more research. Read more...

Mothers and Soldiers: Healing the Bonds Destroyed by War - Christian Avard - November 10, 2009 - HuffingtonPost - Mothers provide unconditional love, caring and support, and they teach their children to live in the world with a sense of purpose. Read more...

Reading Eagle: Bill Uhrich Patrick J. Donmoyer of Dryville, in suspenders, reads a Pennsylvania German tribute to Mountain Mary on Sunday at her grave in Pike Township.Early Pike Township folk healer remembered Mountain Mary, reclusive practitioner of spiritualism and folk medicine from the days of the Revolutionary War, lived until 1819 - Ron Devlin - 11-09-2009 - Reading Eagle - For about 40 years until her death in 1819, Mountain Mary practiced the healing art of braucherei, commonly known as pow-wow. Read more...

Author tells of the healing power of horses Story Discussion - HUEY FREEMAN - H&R - November 8, 2009 - Meeder's most recent book, "Bridge Called Hope," tells dramatic stories of horses rescued from abusive situations, which are then put to work transforming the broken hearts of abused and disabled young people at her ranch. Read more...

Art of Attention: Healing Your Heart 101 - Elena Browerowner - November 9, 2009 - HuffingtonPost - Everyone in your life, without exception, is there to show you the path to your freedom. Read more...

More Muscle Power Means Lower Alzheimer's Risk - November 9, 2009 - ABC News - Dr. Patricia A. Boyle of Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center in Chicago and her colleagues found that the greater a person's muscle strength, the lower their likelihood of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's over a four-year period. Read more...

Teenage Obesity May Raise Risk of MS Study Shows - Caroline Wilbert - 11-09-2009 - WebMD / Health News - Link Between BMI, Body Shape at Age 18 and Multiple Sclerosis in Adulthood Read more...

To Feel Better, Low-Fat Diet May Be Best Comparison of plans finds differences in mood despite similar weight loss - November 9, 2009 - Amanda Gardner - HealthDay - Only the low-fat diets will result in long-term improvement in mood, according to a study in the Nov. 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Read more...

Kucinich: House Dems bill not better than status quo - Tony Romm - 11/09/09 - The Hill - Kucinich, one of only a handful of Democrats to break with the party and vote against the proposal, blamed the bill's adverse effects on lawmakers who "whittled down" its core principles of affordability and choice. Read more...

U.S. Passes on Unlicensed H1N1 Vaccine Boosters, Despite Shortage - Talea Miller - November 9, 2009 - U.S. health officials are dealing with shortages and production delays of H1N1 vaccine, but stand by the choice not to opt for vaccine boosters, called adjuvants, that could stretch supply of H1N1 vaccine, but are not licensed in the United States. Read more...

FDA warns about flavored cigarettes sales - WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2009 - (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has issued warning letters to online companies selling flavored cigarettes in the United States. Read more...

Calendula as an herbal healing agent, part two of a series - November 6, 2009 - Examiner - Barbara Stanley - Because it promotes healing and stimulates blood flow, marigold ointment reduces and heals scars from injuries and surgeries. Read more...

How chocolate is used for healing in the past and present - Anne Hart - November 06, 2009 - GroundReport - History of Chocolate Timeline The beginning of chocolate is the cacao tree, known by ethnobotanists as "theobroma cacao." Read more...

Exercise Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk - David Liu - 07/11/2009 - FoodConsumer - A new study suggests that men who get moderate amounts of exercise regularly may reduce their risk of prostate cancer including the types of aggressive, fast-growing tumors. Read more...

healing back pain with yogaThe healing power of yoga for low back pain - Jeannine Stein - November 5, 2009 - Researchers took yoga to racially diverse neighborhoods in Boston to see whether three months of steady practice would have any consequence on chronic low back pain. Read more...

Another reason to cover your cough- pets at risk - Nov 6, 2009 - WASHINGTON - (Reuters) - People who think they may have H1N1 flu need to stay away from work, avoid sneezing on their spouses and children and now, they have someone else to worry about infecting too -- their pets. Read more...

Truck Carrying Flu Vaccine Supply Is Stolen - MONICA DAVEY - November 6, 2009 - NY Times - CHICAGO — The swine flu vaccine has become a coveted commodity all over the country, but someone in Milwaukee appeared at first glance to carry the notion to a new level this week, stealing off in a refrigerated truck that was hauling 930 of the prized doses. Read more...

Newborn Babies May Cry in their Mother Tongues - November 5, 2009 - Bruce Bower - Science News - Newborn babies cry in melodic patterns that they have heard in adults’ conversations—even while in the womb, say medical anthropologist Kathleen Wermke of the University of Würzburg in Germany, and her colleagues. Read more...

Cat in Iowa is diagnosed with swine flu - 11/05/2009 - DES MOINES, Iowa — A 13-year-old Iowa cat has been infected with swine flu, veterinary and federal officials said Wednesday in what is believed to be the first case of the H1N1 virus in a feline in the United States. Read more...

Dangerous Chemical Found In Aluminum Cans Chemical Linked To Health Problems Also Found In Baby Bottles - November 4, 2009 - HARTFORD, Conn. -- Consumer Reports found 19 name brand canned foods contain the chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA. Read more...

10 Natural Healing Foods You Don’t Want to Miss - Gina Kopera - November 3rd, 2009 - HotIndieNews - To help keep your body healthy and striving for optimum wellness, it is best to eat a diet that contains a lot of natural foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Read more...

Home Flu Cures: Bad Medicine? - MELINDA BECK - 11-03-2009 - Wall Street Journal - During the flu epidemic of 1918 that killed 40 million people, one widely circulated email relates, a doctor visiting a farmhouse where everyone stayed healthy observed that the family kept an unpeeled onion in each room. Read more...

Cure for Cancer: Curry Makes Its Case - November 02, 2009 - Brandi Young - Associated Content - Turmeric studies have proven that it can slow down or stop the spread of tumor cells, can slow down the transformation of normal cells to cancerous, help the body kill mutated cells, stop the synthesis of a protein that has been proven to be an important part of tumor formation, and prevent blood supply from feeding the the growth of cancer cells. Read more...

Natural Cures for the Common Cold and Flu? You Bet! - November 2nd, 2009 COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – Rather than head off to the family doctor and shell out money on medical bills and deductibles, many people will be searching for natural ways to help rid themselves of the viruses on their own. Read more...

China launches new swine flu medicine that cures in 3 days - MOSCOW, November 3, 2009 - (RIA Novosti) - An unidentified bureau official said the traditional Chinese medicine is very effective and does not harm the stomach, unlike western medicines. Read more...

Sunflower Happiness  photo by Jarl Forsman It seems we all have the same core issue and EFT helps - November 2, 2009 - Examiner - Jarl Forsman - EFT draws from Traditional Chinese Medicine’s understanding of physical and mental health. Read more...

Independent experts to study safety data on H1N1 vaccine - Rob Stein - Washington Post - Monday, November 2, 2009 - An independent panel of experts will meet Monday to review the safety of the swine flu vaccine as part of the government's efforts to monitor the unprecedented immunization campaign. Read more...

FDA Warns Consumers About Online H1N1 Cure, Prevention Claims - Dena Richardson - KFOX - November 1, 2009 - EL PASO, Texas -- The Food and Drug Administration has found several sprays, supplements and even a shampoo sold online, claiming to cure the H1N1 flu or keep it at bay, and warns consumers to stay away. Read more...

Debbie Rosas - Life is Art, and Our Bodies the Canvas - Chris Attwood - 11-01-2009 - Healthy Wealthy nWise - For me, learning is one of the most exciting journeys, and being in a body is one of the most poetic and romantic experiences. Read more...

Exhibit promotes healing through art - Melissa Hernandez - 11-01-2009 - Express-News - "This is our version of health-care reform," said Paula Davies, a massage therapist who is co-chair of "Rx Art." "This is about educating and developing the inner healer within all of us." Read more...

The Healing Power of NatureThe Healing Power of Nature - Dr. Meridel Gatterman - November, 2009 (Vol. 03, Issue 11) - ToYourHealth - In a world increasingly dominated by video games and processed foods - conveniences that typically keep people indoors and sedentary - spending time outdoors is an absolute necessity from a health and wellness perspective. Read more...

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