10 Ways to Beat Stress

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about beating stress naturally. Voltaire was right when he wrote, “Most men live lives of quiet desperation”. As we enter another summer the desperation seems to be getting worse. There’s the escalating violence, the concerns about our economy and more headlines warn us of another prescription drug that…

Need to relax? Take an Oil-Painting Class!

This week our Editor-In-Chief, Maira Bay de Souza, writes about the benefits of art for your mental health, and specifically, how an oil painting class can help you relax. Feeling stressed out? Need some minutes to relax and take a break from your day? Then you might want to try getting artsy! Art is a…

Overcoming depression!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about treating depression. Abraham Lincoln once wrote, ” I am the most miserable man alive. To remain as I am is impossible. I must die or get better.” Winston Churchill echoed the same reaction when he told his doctor, ” I don’t like to stand by the side of…

A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares some information about getting on the meditation band wagon to relieve stress. You’re folding clothes, while watching TV, while checking your phone, while petting the dog—all while wondering what to make for dinner and whether or not you could rock bangs. Sound familiar? With the hustle and bustle of everyday…

Be happy, you may live to 100!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how positive thinking helps one live longer. What makes for a long and happy life? A talk at The Harvard Medical School about fighter pilots provided one answer. And a recent trip to celebrate my wife’s aunt’s 100th birthday provided another one. Part of the solution is…

Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares tips for a better night’s sleep. Most people with sleeping problems have the inability to either fall asleep or stay asleep for any length of time. This condition affects most people at some point in their lives and struggle to get a decent nights sleep. For some, this is…

Essential Oils to Help Sleep

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about essential oils that help with sleep. There are several reasons why you might have a sleeping problem, the leading cause of sleep problems today is stress. Stress often leads to depression and anxiety, which are also conditions that keep you lying awake at night.  The results are…

Benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil

  Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about the benefits of Bergamot essential oil. The health benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil include assisting with hormonal support, calming, depression, anxiety, insomnia, viral infections (cold sores) and helps in calming. Antibiotic & Disinfectant: Certain components of the essential oil are antibiotic and a disinfectant.   They inhibit…

Benefits of Basil Essential Oil

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about the benefits of Basil essential oil. Historically Basil was used traditionally used in Asian Indian medicine.  In the 16th century, the powdered leaves were inhaled to treat migraines and chest infections. The health benefits of Basil Essential Oil include assisting with nausea, motion sickness, indigestion, constipation, respiratory…

Laughter Makes you Live Longer!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the healing power of laughter. “Why do people instantly dislike to me when they find out I’m a lawyer?” a man asked. His friend replied, “It just saves time.” Another story tells of the client who, on asking his lawyer what contingency fees meant, was told. “If…

Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about the benefits of orange essential oil. Cold pressed from the fresh fruit peel of oranges grown in the United States, orange’s sweet, citrus fragrance induces relaxation and encourages positive emotions. Orange Essential Oil is uplifting and assists as an anti-depressant. Sedative:  Orange Essential Oil helps you cool…

Music Can Save Lives

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how music helps the medicine go down. Do you listen to western music, jazz or Mozart? It doesn’t matter which type because any can save lives. So why isn’t music a part of all medical procedures? Every year thousands of people die from colon cancer. The majority could…