"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall."
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As fall comes around, pumpkins fill the town. If your planning on carving one this year, save the innards and seeds! Pumpkin is great for eyesight, aids in weight loss, has been claimed to reduce cancer risk, protects your skin, boosts your immune system and the seeds can enhance your mood and help your heart!
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How Natural Textile Dyes May Protect Health and Promote Environmental Sustainability by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Most people never give a thought to how a piece of clothing was given its color. Unfortunately, if you don't, you could unknowingly expose yourself to hazardous chemicals on a daily basis. Fabric dyes are also a significant environmental concern, contributing to pollution - oftentimes in poorer countries with lax regulations on toxic chemicals to begin with.
Today, all cellulosic protein and synthetic fibers such as nylons and polyesters use synthetic azo dyes. Even
T-shirts will use synthetic dyes to obtain the colors pink, green and blue. According to Burgess, up to 70 percent of the global use of dyes right now are azo, which are among the most hazardous. They contain heavy metals and are very difficult to clean up.
It's rare to find Global Organic Trade Standard (GOTS) certified items. GOTS, which also certifies dyes, is the gold standard certification of organic. It's really the best, most robust certification you can get. While they allow some synthetic materials, including some dyes, they are very strictly regulated. Now, the fact that synthetic azo dyes are toxic in and of themselves is noncontroversial, but can they actually affect your health when worn on your body, especially after a piece of clothing has been washed a few times?
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As you're well aware, your body grows older with each passing day. But did you know that the 'battery' driving your body's aging is your mitochondria - those powerful energy factories within your cells?
For the first time, researchers have proven that mitochondrial function is associated with cell aging.
In a recent study, a research team successfully 'tricked' older cells into eliminating their damaged mitochondria until all were removed. They were stunned to discover that once these older cells shed their worn out, damaged mitochondria, they resembled younger cells!
These newly rejuvenated cells displayed levels of oxygen free radicals and expression of genes typical of more youthful cells.
This and similar studies confirm three important key points about how your mitochondria influences age-related changes in your body:
- As you grow older, your mitochondria undergo damage and mutations that affect how well they function
- Damaged mitochondria accumulate in cells
- Your cells produce fewer new mitochondria as you age
Healthy mitochondria are essential to your health. They produce 95 percent of your body's energy in the form of ATP, and they are also responsible for essential apoptosis or programmed cell death.
Your mitochondria also provide important signaling molecules for the expression of your genes, and they help promote a normal inflammatory response throughout your body.
Your mitochondria are so powerful, many experts believe they largely determine how long you live!
Treatments We Offer:
What is Rolfing and do I need to be Rolfed?
Rolfing focuses on long-term alignment and improved function of the body via manipulation of the soft tissue, rather than relaxing or targeting stiff or sore muscles via deep tissue massage.
The technique, which was created by Ida Rolf in the 60s, is a more holistic treatment than clinical physiotherapy or deep tissue massage, and it claims to offer both physical and mental benefits.
While a physio or masseur might treat a problem area with a targeted massage or a chiropractor will manipulate the bones, for example, Rolfing treats the soft tissue and fascia across the whole body, no matter where the source of the pain is, in an attempt to encourage the body to hold itself in a healthy way and release areas that might be causing imbalance and referred pain.
As with traditional massage, most sessions are spent in underwear, under a blanket or towel, lying on a massage table. The practitioner uses firm, smooth movements with varying levels of pressure to manipulate the fascia, along with pressure applied to ligaments and mobilisation of joints.
Before and after each session you'll be asked to stand so that the therapist can observe your alignment and posture from all angles, and walk so they can assess your gait. You'll be asked all sorts of questions about pain, lifestyle and what you hope to gain before you start.
Rolfing follows a ten-session structure, working the body from top to toe. While the treatment will follow the Rolfing structure - it is important to treat the whole body to fix a problem - sessions will be adapted to suit the needs of each individual client
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* Body Work
* Detox Services
* Pain Management
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