Category: Health and Nutrition

Be Free From Pain With NAET

By Dr. Mark Light    “According to the National Center for Health Statistics (2006), approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, ha[s] suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain. Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability.”—NIH.gov   For 10 years, my practice… Read more »

Fiona’s Forest Herbal Solutions

By Jules Pecson, Wild Craft Herbalist    Herbal solutions and natural skin-care products have found a home at Fiona’s Forest in Paradise, California. As an herbalist, I harvest local plants, process the gathered components, and offer an apprenticeship program at the shop. The local environment provides hundreds of herbs to accommodate “wild crafting,” which offers… Read more »

Brain Allergies: Problems and Solutions

Brain Allergies: Problems and Solutions By Dr. Mark Light and Vickie Van Scyoc, RN What do autism, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, headaches, or ordinary forgetfulness have in common? It might be allergies! Symptoms of Brain Allergies Include: Depression Anger Irritability Hallucinations Delusions Anxiety Insomnia Learning disability Fatigue Headache Brain fog   “There is hardly any human disease… Read more »

A Perspective on Plant Spirituality

A Perspective on Plant Spirituality By Shea Smith When we plan our classes at HAALo, we choose topics that our community is “buzzing about” or about which we see a pattern of questions happening regularly in our shop. Recently, we’ve had a steady stream of conversations with our customers who come in to share whispered… Read more »

Olive Oils of Excellence-Darro Grieco

Keys to Olive Oils of Excellence By Darro Grieco Berkeley Olive Grove produces food of true natural value via traditional agriculture’s healthy soil, air, and rainwater. This is not a modern industrial operation dependent on artificial means. Art and science, tradition, and technology can achieve healthful foods with wonderful taste and other beneficial food and… Read more »

Smell the Roses-Donald Payne

Taking Time To Smell the Roses By Donald Payne Hello again, dear reader. Recently, I went for a walk with my wife (we live in Paradise) and as I was walking I marveled at the pine trees and birds, just the noises of nature. What an incredible world and what an amazing existence. We are… Read more »

Recovery from a Car Crash Using CranioSacral Therapy

Recovery from a Car Crash Using CranioSacral Therapy By Anasuya Basil, NC, Dipl. ABT, CST One moment you’re having a routine day, and the next moment, the sound of squealing tires and crunching metal jolt you into a new reality. This happens for almost 2.5 million Americans every year, so if you have been in… Read more »

A One-Stop Shop for Health and Wellness

Ridge Physical Therapy and Wellness Center and Ridge Fitness for Women  By Trish Hopps Since 2002 our therapy staff has been providing top-notch, hands-on treatment for people suffering from chronic pain and fibromyalgia, any sort of orthopedic or neurologic problem, as well as incontinence and pelvic pain. Our Ridge community members as well as those… Read more »

Detoxification-Overcoming Barriers

Successful Detoxification  By Adrian Baume, L.Ac, MSTCM We live in a world that is both brimming with breathtaking beauty and wonder and at the same time a source of exposure to toxins and chemicals. While I believe it’s important to cultivate a positive attitude as we enjoy interacting with the world around us, it’s equally… Read more »