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Zeolite: A Safe Natural Detox Used in Asia for Over 800 Years

23rd March 2016

By Gavin Bragg

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

With thousands of detoxes out there these days it’s hard to know what works and what doesn’t. Many detox products remove only a limited range of toxins from the body and add a burden to the body’s excretory systems. But, with an increasing amount of chemicals introduced to our environment each year, finding a detox solution that works is so important.

Zeolite is a natural volcanic mineral which, like hemp, is known for its ability to absorb radioactive and heavy metals like cesium and strontium-90 in environments affected by nuclear disaster. Although people in Asia have been taking it as a health remedy for more than 800 years, modern science is only beginning to catch up to its health benefits as a dietary supplement.

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7 Sacred Herbs for Activating and Harmonizing the Chakras

By Justin Faerman

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

While the chakras themselves are energetic/etheric in nature, they each have corresponding physical organs, glands and systems in the body that can, and do, have an effect on their functioning. When the associated organ/gland/system is weak or out of balance, the relevant chakra will be under active; and when the associated organ/system is balanced and healthy, the chakra will generally be in harmony.

This interconnectivity of the physical and etheric bodies goes the other way as well—if there is an energetic imbalance in a chakra, for example, as a result of emotional disturbances, then this can also cause the associated physical elements to become weak as well. As such, it is important to not only address physical imbalances with herbs and lifestyle adjustments, but also on an energetic level as well with breathwork, meditation, kriya/tantric yoga, qigong or whatever your preferred flavor of energetic medicine.

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Quitting Smoking? Try These Herbs, Tips and Incentives to Help You Succeed!

By Christina Lavers

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

“A cigarette is the only consumer product which, when used as directed, kills its consumer.” ~ Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland

Since the 1950s the public has been aware of the dangers of tobacco, and yet the industry continues to thrive. Thinking we’re more powerful than a lowly weed, we allow ourselves to be seduced by the sexy allure of tobacco only to realise, once it’s too late, that we weren’t quite as impervious to its charms as we hoped.

In Native American culture tobacco was viewed as a sacred plant that was used in a ritual context. By limiting its use to ceremonies major problems of addiction were avoided. Today in Western culture the custodians of tobacco are no longer the community’s wise men and women – instead they are some of the most greedy and morally-corrupt corporations on earth, entities that prioritise profit over individual welfare.

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Alcohol Overload? How to Minimise the Harmful Effects of Excess Drinking

By Christina Lavers

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

“It only takes one drink to get me drunk, but I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or fourteenth.” ~ George Burns (1896 – 1996)

Excessive alcohol consumption is often considered a central part of being social and having a good time. One of the reasons it is so popular is because so many people in today’s society are affected by stress and self-consciousness. And as alcohol is considered a legal, ‘socially acceptable’ substance that helps us to relax and lessen our inhibitions, it tends to be the drug of choice for many.

Unfortunately alcohol isn’t as innocuous as the playful, comforting advertising campaigns would like us to believe. It is a drug, after all. The damaging effects of excess alcohol go beyond the humiliation of doing something silly, like dancing on our boss’ desk at the annual Christmas party. Many studies have clearly demonstrated that alcohol can have extensive negative effects on our social, psychological and physical health.

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Are You Sick of Feeling Sick? These 4 Steps Can Help You Naturally Heal Your Immune System

By Dr. Kelly Neff

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Autoimmune disease is caused by an overreaction of the body’s immune system. This happens when systemic inflammation triggers your body’s cells to attack themselves. Inflammation is usually understood as some combination of pain, swelling, redness and heat. It might be easy to observe on the outside of the body, but when it happens inside the body, we usually know something is wrong, but we are not quite sure what it is.

As many as 50 million people suffer from autoimmune disease, ranking it in the top 10 causes of death for women under the age of 65. There are more than 80 recognized types of autoimmune disease, including Celiac Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto’s, Graves Disease, and many more.

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How Fluoride Damages Pineal Gland Health

By Dr. Edward F. Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Fluoride was originally added to the water supply sometime around the end of World War II in an effort to improve overall dental health. Despite the well wishes, the public did not anticipate the physical health dangers. Now, more and more people are recognizing the effects, and one of those is how it damages the pineal gland.

If you’ve never heard of the pineal gland, know it’s got a pretty important job. Located in the center of the brain, it’s responsible for melatonin synthesis (which plays a role in maintaining normal rhythms and sleep cycles), and also helps convert signals between our nervous and endocrine systems.

Unfortunately, the pineal gland can develop problems because it can also absorb a lot of fluoride — even more than our bones.

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9 Reasons Why Sauna Bathing is an Awesome Healthy Living Habit!

By Katrin Geist

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Have you ever wondered why sauna bathing feels so good? Or why it’s supposedly so healthy? As a child, I didn’t like the steamy, hot air and couldn’t fathom what adults enjoyed about taking a sauna. Today, I’d love to have one at home, especially in winter. View points change.

The word “sauna” is of Finnish origin, apparently the only Finnish word that made it into the English language. Merriam-Webster defines it as: “A Finnish steam bath in which the steam is provided by water thrown on hot stones; also : a bathhouse or room used for such a bath.” The recommended temperature is 80 – 100 °C (176 -212 °F) at face level and 30 °C at floor level. The air has a relative humidity of 10-20% (Hannuksela & Ellahham 2001). A usual sauna bath consists of several short stays between 5 and 20 minutes, interspersed with cooling-off periods, and followed by adequate fluid intake.

So while sauna bathing is an old, traditional practice the world over for cleansing and rejuvenating the body, what does current science say about its health benefits? How often should we enjoy a sauna? What’s the best practice, and are there pitfalls to avoid while sauna bathing? Let’s take a look.

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Incorporating Rituals For Boosting Bliss Into Everyday Life

By Indra

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

When we experience ‘bliss’, we are tuning into the state of consciousness that is experienced through the full activation of frequencies in the body. When we are aligned with our bliss instinct, we feel good. Some people associate bliss with a sexual feeling; to me it is much more – it is the expression of the language of the soul. It is a heightened state of sensation, when there is fullness in presence, completeness in being, and (more than anything) less thinking and more feeling.

And that’s really the goal of holistic living; to get to a place where that sensation of happiness and bliss is at the core of your life, and everything else (blissful or otherwise) revolves around its center. However, we can all testify that this is not how we live our lives and it is not how we have been taught to live our lives. For this reason, it is important to our spiritual development that we start questioning our limiting beliefs and consciously decide if they are the best ones for our overall growth and happiness.

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Not So Keen On Greens? Here’s the Perfect Green Smoothie Recipe for You

By Gavin Bragg

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

If you ask me, green drinks are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Having a green drink in the morning provides a natural energy boost for the day and is the perfect way to support the body’s elimination and detox processes. But for some people, the taste of straight greens can be so off-putting that they go without.

Well, today I’m going to share with you the perfect green smoothie for people who aren’t so keen on greens. This recipe is packed full of goodness and tastes delicious. Even if you do love your greens, it’s a sweet, refreshing alternative to a straight green drink.

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How to Detox the Body of Heavy Metals and Avoid Common Exposures

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Exposure to heavy metals such as such as mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) can cause numerous toxicological health effects, including cancer, nervous system damage, and in the case of extreme exposures, death. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, “medical literature continues to support the growing association between exposure to [heavy metals]… and the rising incidence of neurobehavioral, reproductive, and musculoskeletal diseases”.

Unfortunately, we are all in contact with toxic heavy metals every day. It is in fact impossible to completely avoid exposure to toxic metals. (1) Even people who are not occupationally exposed carry certain metals in their body. (2) However, exposure to metal toxins can also be substantially reduced by understanding the sources of metal exposure and adopting strategies to reduce contact with them.

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A Guide to Heavy Metals and Their Health Effects

By Marie Be

Guest Writer For Wake Up World

Everyday, the body is exposed to toxins and heavy metals, absorbing small amounts of contaminants. Not much, but enough that they can accumulate in the body. With ongoing exposure, the body can become overwhelmed, natural detoxification pathways become clogged, and chronic toxicity can be the result.

Heavy metal toxicity has a slow degenerative effect on the body. For example, some heavy metals inhibit the cellular function, which is to protect the organism from oxidative damage, reducing the effectiveness of this antioxidant defense system for detoxification. (1) Other heavy metals act as molecular “mimics” of nutritionally essential trace elements; depleting the body from cofactors essential to cellular regeneration.

Diagnosing metal toxicities can be difficult and is often overlooked by health practitioners. Aside from acute toxicity where the symptoms are apparent, the symptoms and health effects of low to chronic toxicity may often resemble other diseases.

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The 10 Best Herbs for Kidney Cleansing

By Dr. Edward F. Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Bean-shaped and located along the posterior side of the abdomen, the kidneys have the heavy responsibility of removing waste and toxins from the bloodstream. These vital organs work with other organs to regulate blood pressure, increase red blood cell production, and synthesize vitamin D. A healthy diet, exercise, and staying hydrated are essential for supporting your kidneys. For a little extra help, consider the following kidney cleansing herbs.

1. Chanca Piedra

Chanca piedra, or “stone breaker,” is a favorite in South America for supporting the kidneys and clinical trials have confirmed the plant’s effectiveness. [1] [2] It’s common in the region and its widespread use has earned it a positive reputation in Ayurvedic medicine as a helpful herb for kidney, bladder, and liver health.

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