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The new era of positive psychology—An important talk on the causes of happiness. Three types of happiness: 1. The Pursuit of Pleasure: Have as many of the pleasures as you can and as much positive emotion as possible (heritable and not modifiable, becomes boring); 2. Engagement, Flow: work, parenting, love, lesiure, time stops for you; 3. The Meaningful Life: altruism, helping others, this is happiness that lasts. The pursuit of pleasure has almost no contribution to life satisfaction by itself; the pursuit of meaning has the strongest contribution to life satisfaction. If one experiences both Engagement and Meaning, then Pleasure adds to happiness: the sum is greater than the parts. If you don’t have any of these, which is the empty life, the sum is less than the parts. Beyond these normal types of happiness is unconditional happiness, which is knowing God, because God is Happiness Itself.

Guy Winch: The case for emotional hygiene—We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

23½ Hours—What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend—Stress has been made into a public health enemy, but new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Your mind is powerful! Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

Grow Your Own Groceries—Marjory Wildcraft has devoted her life to finding the fastest, easiest, and funnest ways for an individual or family to grow thier own food. I discovered that growing your own is incredibly rewarding. She has developed a video set that is used by permacuulture teachers, universities, missionary organizations, and regular folks. It gets you started producing very quickly. The era of cheap food is the dead end right in front of you. Fortunately, if you’ve got a hose and a backyard, or even a sunny window sill, there is a tremenous amount you can do, and it is really fun!

Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?—What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily health care? What if doctors could prescribe food, housing and heat in the winter?

Robyn Stein DeLuca: The good news about PMS—Everybody knows that most women go a little crazy right before they get their period, that their reproductive hormones cause their emotions to fluctuate wildly. Except: There’s very little scientific consensus about premenstrual syndrome. “PMS is nearly unheard of outside of Western nations.”

Mark Bittman: What’s wrong with what we eat—In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it’s putting the entire planet at risk. The historical perspective on food is very useful.

Minding Your Mitochondria—A basic course in essential nutrition for optimal health! If you are in poor physical health, this diet discovered by Dr. Terry Wahls may correct the problem. The basic premise of this diet is that many diseases are caused by dietary deficiency, and by eating a balanced diet rich in nutrition, many diseases can be cured.

Nutrition and Behavior—A must see video on the relationship between nutrition and behavior. 48 minutes in length.

Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills—A must see video on the harmful effects of flavor enhancers and artificial flavorings found in most processed foods. Excitotoxins are a major source of illness. 1 hour in length.

Food From The Matrix—Interview of Dr. Russell Blaylock on the harmful effects of fluoride, MSG and Aspartame.

Sugar: The Bitter Truth—A must-see video on the dangers of consuming large quantities of fructose without fiber: doing so will lead to Metabolic Syndrome: obesity, hypertension, inflammation, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, accumulation of fat in the liver, and continuous consumption. 90 minutes in length.

Too Much Sugar Affects Your Brain Health—It’s a fact that excess dietary fructose can harm your body by setting up the conditions for diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver (Metabolic Syndrome, described in the video link above this one), but what does it do to your brain? Studies have not addressed this question?until now. A new UCLA study is the first to show how a steady diet high in fructose can damage your memory and learning.

Robert Kennedy Jr on Vaccines—Vaccines containing mercury are apparently strongly linked to the development of autism. This is a must see video. Also see Part 2.

The 7 Most Dangerous Lies Your Doctor is Telling You—This is a video that promotes a health information newsletter that costs money, published by the Health Sciences Institute. In spite of the fact that this video is advertising for the newsletter, it does provide some great information on affordable ways to heal the most common diseases in Western culture without the use of drugs.

The Hidden Power of Smiling—You may have heard about the power of smiling, but this talk goes into great detail on the subject, expressing truths you may not have heard before!

Hugging Trees Is Good For Your Health—Scientific proof!

Self-Healing with Energy Medicine—An excellent introduction to energy medicine and using the power of the mind to heal, from Andrew Weil, MD and Ann Marie Chiasson, MD. This is a revelation! A concise but comprehensive overview of energy medicine, including different models of the energy anatomy of the human body from different traditions and how they fit together, along with some very practical exercises. See also Ann Marie’s more comprehensive course, Energy Healing, The Essentials of Self-Care.

The Future of Food—A free movie that explains the very serious and growing problem of genetically modified food and the problem of corporate rule in America, where important FDA officials are former Monsanto employees and vice versa. This is a must-see video that emphasizes our need to vote with our food choices by choosing organic and locally grown food as much as we are able to do so. The need for humanity to clearly identify what belongs in the common wealth and what should never be patented is also made very obvious by this film. It is time for the common man to connect with other like-minded people who have a passion for getting back to nature and serving the common good rather than passively succumbing to the greedy control freaks of the world. My future is inextricably linked with your welfare.

Treating Illness with Homeopathy—An expert provides some detail on the effectivenes for treating illness with homeopathy, in the context of radiation poisoning.

Hongchi Xiao’s methods of healing—Simple methods of healing that may appeal to you.

Neurostructural Integration Technique—“NST is a process that allows your body to regulate itself, and therefore, many symptoms disappear. NST’s underlying philosophy is that resolving imbalances in your spinal column allows for entire body auto-regulation to a transcendent level of relaxation, well being, and rejuvenation. The DVD explains NST’s belief that by resolving total body imbalances and restoring your body’s structural integrity, decoding your nervous system and resetting your body are the beneficial results. NST is a soft-tissue technique, designed to help reduce muscular — and even psychological — imbalances in your body. According to the DVD, perhaps best of all, results surface quickly, typically in two to four sessions.”

Metatones—A method of biofeedback using permutated recordings of the human voice. In general, it seems to be a very effective way to purify the mind and body.

e-Lybra® System—The e-Lybra® is designed to analyse imbalances in the bio-field of the client and at the exact same time produces bio-resonance patterns that harmonises the imbalances found. Many illnesses and diseases start with emotional, mental or psychological trauma that upsets the various systems of the body eventually causing pathology to change for the worst. The e-Lybra® will detect and provide bio-resonance patterns to help release the trauma permanently and balance the associated energy around the damaged pathology.

Healing Teeth Naturally—A wonderful website on how to avoid the dentist by keeping your teeth and gums healthy using natural methods. It’s also about keeping the body healthy by avoiding or remedying the effects of previous damaging dental treatments. Rinsing the mouth and brushing the teeth with pure xylitol sugar may be one of the most effective ways to stop tooth decay and heal gum disease.

Perfect Health Foundation—Provides educational kits that teach a test yourself approach to balancing pH, digestion, and 12 steps of metabolism. You will find information in these kits that you won’t find anywhere else. Everything is explained in simple clear language.

Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation—PPNF is committed to advancing the quality of life through the study, application, research and dissemination of nutritional and environmental information which can affect health in today’s high-tech world. Publishes and sells books on health issues, some of which are not found elsewhere.

Weston A. Price Foundation—A nonprofit, tax-exempt charity that disseminates the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets.

Earth Clinic—Folk remedies and holistic cures.

EnzymeStuff article on Leaky Gut—A good short summary on leaky gut syndrome with some remedies that may help overcome the condition.

Interactive Spine—An interactive map of the spine with associated organs, systems, and potential health problems.

Soil and Health Library—An extensive library of free eBooks on the subjects of holistic agriculture, holistic health and self-sufficient homestead living. Highly recommended!

Natural Health Library—A small library of free mostly health-related eBooks.

Deconstructing Dinner Radio Archive—This is an excellent radio show with food as the subject that is no longer running, but the archive contains all of the shows that have been broadcast.

Zemira—An awesome website of healing services and products by Barbara Robins who created an extension to the Yuen Method called Into This Moment Quantum Optimizations.

Unity Church Prayer Request (Silent Unity)—“After we have prayed with you, we then place your prayer request in the Silent Unity Prayer Vigil Chapel for 30 days of continuous prayer.”. Unity Church practices affirmative prayer. This is a FREE service!—FREE healings and lessons on how to heal.

Distant Healing Network—A FREE distant healing service.

Remote Transformational Distant Healing—A powerful and unique technique where a team of healers broadcast over 100 different healing energies to you, a friend, a loved one or a pet at a distance for 48 non stop hours.

Qigong Energy Healing—Distance healing services offered by a gifted spiritual healer.

Energy Reality—Very deep healing services offered by a highly-advanced soul, Steven Lumiere. Steven’s web site contains a detailed description of the different human energy bodies and universes (planes of existence) that he has experienced directly himself.

Crystal Healing Workshop—A self-paced course in crystal healing. This is a short and excellent guide on how to work with crystals for healing.

Crystal Reflection Crystal Healing Reference—My favorite crystal healing reference on the Internet!

Healing Crystals For You—A wonderful crystal healing reference.

That Crystal Site—A comprehensive glossary to crystal healing properties.

Flower Fairy Herbal Healer—Have produced many well known natural health and body care products for over 10 years. Used by many well respected naturopaths, body and health care practitioners. These include Flower Fairy Herbal Cortisone Alternative Cream, Hemorrhoid Healing Cream and Organic Cilantro Tincture. Our 100% Natural Products have been locally produced from wild crafted or organically grown herbs. Made using traditional methods and premium glass packaging, to optimize their ability to promote the body and skin’s natural healing capabilities.