The Body: Natural Health & Well-Being
by Portland Helmich
An Audio & Video Newstream

Newstream Summary

September 9, 2014

Most of us hope to live long, healthy lives. Well, we're indeed living longer, but we're not necessarily living better. Chronic health problems like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and others plague about half of all American adults.

The conventional way to address debilitating health problems is through medications and surgery, but an impersonal and costly healthcare industry that does little more than manage chronic illness has more and more of us turning to natural medicine and therapies for help. We're beginning to wake up to the relationship between how we're living and how our bodies are functioning. Maybe, more of us are realizing, the answers to our problems lie in the natural world.

Food, movement, sleep, relationships, work, stress reduction, attitude and outlook—these factors, we're learning, play more than a supporting role in the overall health of our bodies. They may in fact be the missing ingredients in the healing process.

About 38 percent of American adults now use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, like nutrition, supplements, herbs, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, energy medicine, and the like.

This Newstream explores a variety of natural approaches to caring for the body from natural ways to keep cancer at bay to the macrobiotic diet, from ways to age youthfully and lose weight naturally while also developing body compassion.

And I look at a natural way to release both tension and traumatic memories

and emotions stored in the body in a video dispatch on TRE (Tension- and Trauma-Releasing Exercises).

Global health and wellness sales are estimated to hit a record high of 1 trillion dollars by 2017, and there's a reason why. Have a look.

Summary Dispatch 1
Keeping Cancer at Bay

February 10, 2014

In Keeping Cancer at Bay, I talk with Oriental Medicine Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist Dr. Nalini Chilkov, an authority in the field of cancer care and integrative cancer care. She shares her thoughts on the role of inflammation and environmental toxins in cancer as well as how to overcome our genetic predispositions.

Dr. Chilkov describes how to follow an anti-inflammatory diet, super foods that prevent cancer, the importance of an organic diet, the benefits of green tea and medicinal herbs, the dangers of too much sugar, the most important supplements to consume daily, how to reduce environmental toxins in our homes and workspaces, and the importance of human connection.

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  • Keeping Cancer at Bay

  • Upcoming Dispatches

  • The Macrobiotic Diet
  • Integrative Weight Management
  • Aging Youthfully
  • Body Compassion
  • Trauma-Releasing Exercises (TRE)