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Alternative Acne Treatments That Work

Girl pressing on pimple

Most people will struggle with acne, at some point in their life. If they are wise, they will avoid drugs of last resort, such as antibiotics, to treat the condition. Recent studies indicate that the use of antibiotics to treat this epidermal disease may be leading to a drug-resistant “superbug” disaster. Researchers have already determined that prescribing antibiotics, like Tetracycline, to treat acne increases a patient’s risk of contracting MRSA. On the other hand, alternative acne treatments, which take a more holistic approach – naturally treating the acne sufferer inside and out, may be the key to safely ridding oneself of acne for good. …This article has been updated and transferred the new Holistic Health & Living Blog.



Reiki – Working With Spirit to Heal The Body

By Lori Meyer

woman receiving reiki treatmentReiki is spiritually guided Life Force Energy. Anything that is alive has Life Force Energy flowing through it.

When are energy is low, our body is adversely affected:

  • We feel tired and lethargic
  • We become sick easily
  • We can’t focus
  • We become depressed
  • Energy blockages form in the body resulting in illness, sickness and disease

When we use Reiki to heal and energize our bodies, we are basically “charging” ourselves with powerful Life Force Energy. The results of a Reiki treatment are many including:

  • Accelerating the body’s healing abilities
  • Clears toxins
  • Relieves pain
  • Removes energy blockages and negativities
  • Chakra balancing
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Creates deep relaxation and reduces stress
  • Promotes well being
  • Treats symptoms and causes of illness
  • Balances the energies in the body
  • Balances the organs and glands
  • Aids meditation and positive thinking
  • A spiritual healing occurs as well

What makes Reiki so unique is that is it so simple to use yet has such a gentle yet powerful impact on anyone it touches.

Anyone can learn to channel this energy by taking Reiki training from a Reiki master. Each student will receive a Reiki attunement which is a sacred metaphysical process that has been used for thousands of years. During the Reiki attunement, several changes take place:

  • The chakras are balanced and energized
  • New energy pathways are formed in the spiritual body that will allow you to channel Reiki
  • Your existing energy pathways are cleared and charged
  • Your crown, heart and hand chakras are opened allowing you to channel Reiki
  • You are assigned a Reiki spirit guide who will work with you each time you channel Reiki

The first degree allows the student to give Reiki to themselves and others. The second degree allows you to do distance healing with Reiki. Sending Reiki over distance to anyone anywhere in the world is one of the powerful aspects of Reiki. You will also be attuned to Reiki symbols in the second degree.

Reiki is not a religion, it’s the spiritual path to freedom, liberation and enlightenment.

By learning Reiki, you will set your feet on a spiritual path that will change your life in a wonderfully profound way. Once attuned to Reiki, you will have the ability to heal yourself and others. Reiki can be learned in one day…but you will have it for a lifetime!

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Lori is a Reiki master/teacher, angel intuitive and spiritual channel. She has studied with medium-clairvoyant, Lisa Williams and is an angel intuitive certified by Charles Virtue, son of Doreen Virtue. She enjoys teaching others how develop and embrace their spiritual and psychic strengths by offering advice and tips through her articles and newsletter.

About the Author:

Lori is a Reiki master/teacher, angel intuitive and spiritual channel. She enjoys teaching others how develop and embrace their spiritual and psychic strengths by offering advice and tips through her articles and newsletter.

Can Copper Stop Nosebleeds?

woman with bloody noseAs someone who has a long history of nosebleeds, starting in early adolescence, I now have zero doubt that copper can stop nosebleeds. It definitely stopped mine. But, until recently, I didn’t understand the reasons why. Here’s what I discovered:

How copper affects blood vessels
The process of growing new blood vessels from existing ones — angiogenesis — is important in growth, development, and wound healing. One of the factors found to be critical to blood vessel growth is copper, a vital nutrient that plays important roles in many life processes. In fact, the inhibition of blood vessel growth can be induced by administering compounds that reduce copper in the body. Yet the biological basis for this particular sensitivity of angiogenesis to copper remains an enigma.

What scientists do know is that copper is needed to absorb and utilize iron. It is also part of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD). Copper is needed to make adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy the body runs on. Synthesis of some hormones requires copper, as does collagen (the “glue” that holds muscle tissue together) and tyrosinase (the enzyme that puts pigment into the skin).

Note the bold portion above. I suspect this facet of copper is the main reason my nose stopped bleeding when I began taking a copper supplement. This is also why certain skin care companies want to convince you that copper can be absorbed efficiently through the skin, from their creams!

Copper deficiency
Copper deficiency is uncommon. Children with Menke’s syndrome are unable to absorb copper normally and become severely deficient unless medically treated early in life. Deficiency can also occur in people who supplement with zinc without also increasing copper intake. Zinc interferes with copper absorption. Health consequences of zinc-induced copper deficiency can be quite serious. In the absence of copper supplements, vitamin C supplements have also been reported to mildly impair copper metabolism. Copper deficiency can cause anemia, a drop in HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol), and several other health problems.

Recommended dosage
Taking one 2mg copper capsule every day put a stop to my nosebleeds, in a matter of days, but the official recommended dose for copper supplementation is 1-3mg per day.

Even though most people don’t get enough copper in their diet, copper supplementation is especially important for people who take zinc supplements, including the zinc found in multiple-vitamin/mineral supplements.

The best dietary sources of copper are oysters (which also contain zinc), nuts, dried legumes, cereals, potatoes, vegetables, and meat also contain copper.

Side effects and interactions
The level at which copper causes problems is unclear. But in combination with zinc, up to 3 mg per day is considered safe. People drinking tap water from new copper pipes should consult their nutritionally oriented doctor before supplementing, since they might be getting enough (or even too much) copper from their water. People with Wilson’s disease should never take copper.

In Conclusion
Since zinc interferes with copper absorption, people taking zinc supplements for more than a few weeks should also take copper. In the absence of copper supplements, vitamin C may also interfere with copper metabolism. Copper also improves absorption and utilization of iron, which prevents anemia. An important factor, if you are losing blood from frequent nosebleeds.

Not everyone can or should use copper supplements, but if you’re suffering from unexplained nosebleeds, and you don’t have Wilson’s disease, don’t wait. Put a stop to your blood loss today, by taking a copper supplement daily and/or eating foods rich in the mineral.