Color Therapy and its effect on health and attitude

Written by Joseph Then

Color is perhaps one ofrepparttar most wonderful experiences that we take for granted. Take a look around. Color is everywhere, surrounding and embracing us. We interpret life as much through color as we do through shape, texture and sound.

Colors affects our daily life in many ways. For example: - The red light atrepparttar 150729 traffic catches our attention and signals danger. - We feel refresh when we visit green pastures - We feel relax when we visitrepparttar 150730 blue seas - A dark room (black color) gives us a feeling of mystery and fear - A painted white room gives us a feeling of newness and cleanliness

If color has an effect on our lives, what therapeutic effect will it have on patients?

Color Therapy is a holistic and non-invasive therapy that involves use of colors for treating various physical ailments and emotional disturbances. Color Therapy uses a set of principles to create harmonious color and color combinations for healing. Color Therapists believe that each organ and body system has its own characteristic energy, and disorders can be healed by applying color ofrepparttar 150731 corresponding energy, either torepparttar 150732 whole body or torepparttar 150733 organ concerned.

Colors are visible light energy of certain wavelengths. Photoreceptors inrepparttar 150734 retina, called cones, translate this energy into colors. The retina contains three kinds of cones: one for blue, one for green, and one for red. We perceive other colors by combining these colors.

Garlic Is Mother Nature's Pungent Cure-All

Written by Margie Garrison

The Odoriferous Herb

Garlic Is Mother Nature's Pungent Cure-All

I don't know about you, but one of my very favorite aromas is garlic wafting through a kitchen, especially when it's in a great tomato sauce or stir fried with some vegetables. Whether it's in a pan with olive oil or roasting inrepparttar oven,repparttar 150728 smell of garlic sets my appetite on overdrive!

While not everyone shares my predilection for this odoriferous herb, there can be no denying that its appeal extends far beyond its smell or taste.

Time and again, garlic has come through as one ofrepparttar 150729 most versatile healing herbs known to humans.

The value of garlic (Allium sativum) has been recognized since ancient Egypt, when slaves went on strike to increase their garlic rations. Inrepparttar 150730 1950s,repparttar 150731 great Albert Schweitzer, M.D., used garlic in his African clinic to treat dysentery, typhus and cholera.

Duringrepparttar 150732 Second World War, garlic was used as a disinfectant for wounds and as protection against gangrene in injured soldiers.

Now, research is showing that it protects against two ofrepparttar 150733 most dreaded diseases of our time: heart disease and cancer.

Some have even argued that since our ancestors ate a diet rich in a variety of plants and herbs now missing in modern diets, we should consider phytonutrient-rich plants such as garlic to be essential nutrients!

I think this is a great idea, and you can easily incorporate into your own personal diet plan just by taking aged garlic supplements.

Garlic Basics

Garlic is a member ofrepparttar 150734 lily family. Its genus (Allium) also includes onions. When a clove of garlic is crushed or chewed, an odorless sulfur-containing compound, alliin, is transformed to allicin, which gives garlic its characteristic odor. Allicin isrepparttar 150735 element of garlic that has been most intensively studied and which appears to haverepparttar 150736 most medicinal value. Allicin naturally breaks down to other compounds, including daily sulfide and ajoene, which are thought to have unique healing effects onrepparttar 150737 body.

Garlic Keeps Your Blood Vessels Clear

While early studies onrepparttar 150738 heart-protective effects of garlic showed that garlic supplementation tended to decrease "bad" LDL cholesterol and raise "good" HDL, more recent research has conflicted with those results.

Whether garlic affects blood cholesterol levels or not, it still dramatically reducesrepparttar 150739 buildup of plaque (the fatty deposits that clog blood vessels) inrepparttar 150740 arteries.

In one study fromrepparttar 150741 journal Atherosclerosis, 152 subjects hadrepparttar 150742 amount of plaque in two major arteries measured, and then took garlic powder for 48 months. The results showed thatrepparttar 150743 growth ofrepparttar 150744 plaques was slowed by five to 18 percent, and that in some subjectsrepparttar 150745 plaques actually became smaller.

Several studies on non-human subjects showrepparttar 150746 same trend. It appears that garlic protectsrepparttar 150747 heart by way of its potent antioxidant effects. Oxidized LDL, not just LDL, is what causes plaques to grow. In study after study garlic has shown itself to be a superior preventative against LDL oxidation. Garlic also protects against clogged blood vessels by decreasingrepparttar 150748 tendency of blood to clump or clot.

Garlic Protects Against Infections Of All Kinds

Whether you want to stave off bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections, garlic is good protection. Garlic has been shown in test-tube studies and animal studies to be deadly to Helicobacter pylori,repparttar 150749 bacteria that causes ulcers, and torepparttar 150750 dreaded food-borne bacteria Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus and Listeria.

Bacteria do not develop resistance to garlic—a good reason to favor garlic over antibiotics! Phytochemicals in garlic are also effective at stopping cold, flu and herpes viruses in their tracks. The growth of Candida albicans,repparttar 150751 fungal yeast that causes vaginal yeast infections and intestinal candidiasis, is slowed by garlic. Garlic kills parasites such as Giardia and Entamoeba, both common causes of chronic diarrhea.

Cancer Prevention With Garlic

Studies on gastrointestinal, colon, and breast cancer show that in populations that consume more garlic, cancer risk is significantly lower. It appears that phytochemicals in garlic interfere withrepparttar 150752 growth of several kinds of cancer cells.

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