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Author: Stacey Chillemi

The Complete Guide to Natural Healing / Articles posted by Stacey Chillemi

How to Stop Acid Reflux Spoiling Your Cup of Coffee

Most people will experience a bit of heartburn once in a while and often taking an antacid will relieve the discomfort so you can forget about it. But if you get heartburn frequently, or it feels more severe than just a bit of discomfort, then you are likely to be suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD is a condition of the digestive system in which contents of the stomach flow backward, up into the esophagus, which is the swallowing tube. Causes of acid reflux Along with spicy food and alcohol, coffee can also trigger the burning sensation of acid reflux. But even only drinking coffee occasionally, can still cause acid reflux, because caffeine contains natural acids. Between 42 million and 64 million adults suffer from GERD, but the good news...

Can a Holistic Herbal and Diet Plan Kick Addictions

Can a Holistic Herbal and Diet Plan Kick Addictions?

There is an old sitcom scene where a guy keeps hitting his head against a wall. Each time he does it, he says his head hurts. That is the same way individuals feel about their addictions. They understand that it is wrong, but they are not able to stop. Addictions come in many different forms. For some, they have strong food cravings that they are not able to control. They may have an especially difficult time saying no to foods like chocolate and bread. There are other types of addictions that can cause major havoc in a person’s life. These are addictions to alcoholism, drug abuse, and gambling. Extreme risk-taking and compulsive behaviors can also be considered addictions. Dopamine and Its Connection to Addictions The counselors at the...

Erectile Dysfunction

The Pistachios Diet May Cure Erectile Dysfunction

[embed]https://youtu.be/RlrBoRujW_o[/embed] Erectile dysfunction is a major cause of decreased quality of life in men—so much so that one early theory suggested that this may explain the link between impotence and heart attacks. Depression is a risk factor for coronary heart disease, and the thought was that men who couldn’t get it up become so depressed that they die of a broken heart. Now we know that erectile dysfunction and heart disease can be two different manifestations of the exact same root problem, diseased arteries—inflamed, oxidized, cholesterol-clogged blood vessels (See Survival of the Firmest: Erectile Dysfunction and Death). So it’s no wonder that a diet chock-full of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cholesterol-lowering plant foods would improve sexual functioning in both men and women, as well as reduce the risk of...

Helping Others Online May Ease Depression Symptoms

Helping Others Online May Ease Depression Symptoms

“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.” I’m told Abraham Lincoln said this, some 150 years ago. If you’re like me, you might initially dismiss this as just an empty cliche, another quote for a high school yearbook. Sure, maybe there’s some transient benefit to helping others. Maybe you feel a glow for a moment or two, but the effect is likely fleeting — a kind of high-fructose corn syrup for the soul. Researchers at Columbia University and MIT, myself included recently published new findings that suggest otherwise. Under the right circumstances, it seems that helping others can be an incredibly powerful and profound way to help yourself. Depression symptoms can go down, while well-being scores can improve. These new findings, published in Personality and Social Psychology...

The Power of Being Vulnerable

The Power of Being Vulnerable

By Kathryn Foster, PhD Talking about your feelings can be scary. Most are afraid of being judged. Or, even worse, they're afraid that they'll be rejected once they open up to someone else. Many spend their days trying hard to make sure they're not vulnerable and exposed, but vulnerability can be powerful and can help them truly connect. Dr. Kathryn Foster is a marriage and family therapist who has seen first­hand how difficult it is for people to talk about their feelings but has also witnessed the power of vulnerability. She discusses how men and women approach feelings differently and how you can bridge the gap, accept vulnerability, and enjoy the intimacy it can bring into your life. [playlist ids="37074"] ...

The Fragrance of Angels

Review: The Fragrance of Angels

A Taste of Eternity The Fragrance of Angels is an empowering, heartwarming and motivational read. Martha’s book, " The Fragrance of Angels," provides readers with the vivid insights of the afterlife. If you–or someone you love–has recently lost a loved one or you're just curious about the afterlife, you’ll find this book tremendously helpful. Packed with touching stories from her rocky journey in life as she shares her near-death experience and how she was able to take the traumatic obstacles that crossed her life path and use them as a motivator to grow and create positive change in her life.  The Fragrance of Angels is filled with fabulous insight on the afterlife as she shares each amazing moment in detail giving you the ability to visualize this experience...

Orange Dream Creamsicle Smoothie

Super Healthy Orange Dream Creamsicle Smoothie

The blues are totally real, and this recent surge of storms may have you feeling cooped up and stressed out. This week’s menu will undo that anxiety by promoting sleep and reducing stress. Don’t worry, these smoothies won’t make you pass out right this minute, but we selected ingredients to help calm the nerves and focus the mind. So, curl up, relax, and revitalize with these stress reducing super food smoothies. You are worth it. Ready to relax.  Need that one smoothie to get you in that relax mode after a long day at or after a rigorous workout? Try this low-cal, citrus-infused healthy smoothie recipe. SERVINGS: 1 1 navel orange, peeled ¼ c fat-free half-and-half or fat-free yogurt 2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate ¼ tsp vanilla extract 4 ice cubes Directions COMBINE...

Supplements for Memory and Cognitive Support during Treatment

Supplements for Memory and Cognitive Support during Treatment

Memory and other cognitive abilities are crucial for the well-being of any living being and hence must be taken care of properly. Human beings, being the most intelligent species on earth, boast of superior cognition and intelligence. Our brain works tirelessly regarding grabbing information, analyzing the information, thinking, memorizing and an infinite number of things which improves our learning, attention and other cognitive skills. Thus it is also prone to decay or damage with age or any other biological/physical factors. Memory and cognitive supplements are hence necessary to prevent these injuries particularly if you are suffering from any ailments. Discussed below are some of the best supplements that can be taken during treatment to protect and sustain brain health: Bacopa It is a very ancient herb...

Banana Ginger Super Smoothie Recipe

Banana Ginger Super Smoothie Recipe

Soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger in this natural remedy smoothie recipe. SERVINGS: 2 1 banana, sliced ¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt 1 Tbsp honey ½ tsp freshly grated ginger DIRECTIONS COMBINE the banana, yogurt, honey, and ginger. Blend until smooth. NUTRITION (per serving) 157 cals, 1 g fat, 0.8 g sat fat, 57 mg sodium, 34 g carbs, 28 g sugars, 1.5 g fiber, 5 g protein  ...