Category Archives: stress management

Allostasis – an integral model for health and disease and its intersections with Chinese Medicine and Karma.

Jay Schulkin’s book, Rethinking Homeostasis: allostatic regulation in physiology and pathophysiology, is s a thorough discussion of the concept of allostasis. The concept of allostasis as described by Schulkin is a useful model that integrates often disparate scientific realms from … Continue reading

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From Chaos to Quest – An Adventure in Nature

  From Chaos to Quest – An Adventure in Nature is a “wilderness therapy” adventure facilitated by Owen Okie, wilderness guide to our inner nature, and mountain guide Tim Hamlet.     Why from Chaos to Quest? From Chaos to … Continue reading

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Herbs and Meditation – using herbal medicine to support your spiritual practice.

Herbs and Meditation In addition to supporting general health and vitality there are a number of ways in which herbs can support your meditation. Their effect can be initiated in various ways – they can interact with your brain via … Continue reading

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What is a Herbalist?

A herbalist is a health practitioner whose primary tool for supporting an individuals health are botanical medicines and foods. There are many lineages of herbal medicine, and Western Herbalists are essentially eclectic in their influences, often bringing together a strong … Continue reading

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Health in the Digital Age: New screen time rules for kids, by doctors – CNN.com

A few years ago the American Association of Pediatrics made their first announcement about the use of TV, computers, phones, tablets and other electronic devices with children. They have recently come out with some more recommendations. I think these are … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Is Finally Officially Removed From ‘Naughty’ List

Well, the article speaks for itself, however I would like to voice my appreciation to the researchers, doctors, and practitioners of natural medicine (herbalists!) who have been courageously and though in-line with the evidence against the grain of public health … Continue reading

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Integral Health and Wellness – 1 – Integral Theory – Quadrants

Integral Health and Wellness – 1 – Integral Theory – Quadrants Let us continue the exploration of Integral Theory with the first element of AQAL ; Quadrants, and how they might apply to your health and well-being. Wilber proposes that … Continue reading

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