A good belly rub isn’t something most humans search out. Unlike our furry feline and canine friends, many of us prefer a shoulder rub or back massage and shy away from having our bellies touched. But we can hold just as much tension in our abdomens as in our shoulders and backs. Ulcers, heartburn, and gastrointestinal distress are all signs of disharmony in the abdomen and a little massage can do a lot of relaxing! The abdomen is the center of our bodies and keeping it healthy keeps us centered....
by on March 24th, 2010 at 08:03 am

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  • Bring Back the Belly Rub!
    A good belly rub isn’t something most humans search out. Unlike our furry feline and canine friends, many of us prefer a shoulder rub or back massage and shy away from having our bellies touched. But we can hold just...
    by at March 24th, 2010 at 08:03 am
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    Cooking and Healing with Thyme
    A long spell of deep cold knocked back the last of my greens and there’s a fairly even layer of deciduous leaves covering the ground, punctuated by bare limbs and decomposing stalks. My garden is pretty much hibernating. But...
    by at January 7th, 2010 at 05:01 am
  • 6 Great Reasons to Start a Garden
    My favorite seed catalog came in today’s mail: organic Floriani red flint corn, green meat radish, Bolivian rainbow pepper, purple bac choy, ruby streaks mustard. These are the reasons I started gardening–I was...
    by at December 17th, 2009 at 05:12 am
  • How Does Caffeine Affect You?
    Take a second to count the number of cups of coffee or black tea you drink a day. Now consider this: these caffeine-containing beverages have zero nutritional value. Caffeine is immensely addictive and found in chocolate,...
    by at October 21st, 2009 at 05:10 am
  • Eating 101
    The following six simple rules apply to heart burn and can help with other digestive complaints too: Rule #1:  Don’t rush your meals! Take the time to prepare your food and don’t eat while driving or walking....
    by at August 31st, 2009 at 07:08 pm
  • WellWired-TV: Do You Have a Leaky Gut?
    Do you have a leaky gut? Learn the multiple causes of leaky gut syndrome and how to test for it.  Understand how your GI system works and if your digestive problems are due to leaky gut with Dr. Igor Schwartzman. Dr. Igor...
    by at August 8th, 2009 at 01:08 am
  • WellWired-TV Breathe Out IBS!
    Learn a few basic steps to take to help with IBS. Dr. Igor Schwartzman  explains a proper breathing technique that will promote your digestion and help reduce IBS symptoms. Dr. Igor Schwartzman practices naturopathic...
    by at July 4th, 2009 at 09:07 pm