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Ready for a Laugh? Why Laughter Therapy Really Works!

Most of us are familiar with the extraordinary book The Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins (1979). In it he describes the therapeutic benefits of laughter. Cousins had crippling arthritis and was told, pretty much, it was incurable.

Well, it wasn’t! Norman Cousins checked out a whole bunch of old movies (Marx Brothers, Candid Camera Episodes, The Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, etc.) and laughed his head off for weeks and months.

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Amish girl bails on chemo, recovers on natural therapy


You may recall the story of young Sarah Hershberger, whose parents fought an Ohio hospital for the right to cease chemotherapy treatment. Early October 2013, the hospital sought custody of the child in an attempt to force the child to continue in their treatment protocol. By that time, however, the parents had fled the U.S. to find alternative treatments that would help their child.

Sunlight's feel-good effect combines infrared heat, light therapy


Most of us have heard of the affliction known as SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, which overcomes many in the northern hemisphere during the winter months. What we don't totally grasp or even think about is the question behind why the sun has such a powerful effect on our mood and overall emotional well being.

Study finds no increase in cancer in association with testosterone replacement therapy


A study reported at the American Urological Association's meeting held this year in San Diego found that men who used testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) had a similar risk of developing cancer in comparison with those who did not use the hormone.

The health benefits of seaweed therapy


Seaweed treatments have been established in the spa market for decades now; but the real benefits for their importance in health and beauty are often overlooked. Below I discuss some of the key reasons you can no longer ignore seaweed therapies both at the spa as well as in your own home.

Replacement therapy for hypothyroidism with thyroxine alone does not ensure euthyroidism in all tissues...


Levothyroxine (T4) only replacement with products such as Synthroid and Levoxyl are the most widely accepted forms of thyroid replacement. This is based on a widely held assumption that the body will convert what it needs to the biologically active form T3. Based on this assumption, most physicians and endocri- nologists believe that the normalization of TSH with a T4 preparation demonstrates adequate tissue levels of thyroid.