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"The virus gets on one person's hands and can spread to the hands of others. If your virus-contaminated hands touch your nose or eyes, you catch the cold. The virus can also live for several hours on everyday surfaces like counters and doorknobs. Your hands can literally pick it up that way as well. (That's a good reason to wash your hands often during cold and flu season.) The average American adult suffers two to three colds a year; the average young child has as many as nine. That adds up to something like one billion colds a year."
- James A. Duke, Ph.D., The Green Pharmacy: New Discoveries in Herbal Remedies for Common Diseases and Conditions from the World's Foremost Authority on Healing Herbs (Get the book.)

"We sat down together, and Stella and I folded our hands on the desk between us, leaning forward to begin the conversation. Although Malcolm's hyperactivity was manifesting itself as wildly kicking feet underneath the desk, he folded his hands as we were doing and remained seated for the duration of the session. In fact, other than the kicking, he was extremely well-behaved. Throughout our talk, neither Stella nor I scolded him or even turned our attention to the kicking."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

"As the scope of nail salon services gradually expanded over the past decade from just manicuring to pedicuring, massaging, cleansing and beautifying hands and feet, and soaking them in spa water tubs, reports began surfacing of outbreaks of bacterial infections of hands and feet in unsanitized salons. These developments create a whole new set of challenges for salons and for regulatory agencies."
- Samuel S. Epstein, Randall Fitzgerald, Toxic Beauty: How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Endanger Your Health . . . And What You Can Do about It (Get the book.)

"It reinforces the paradigm of herbs as drugs (that is, for symptom X, take herb Y) and puts herbal medicine in the hands of doctors (who, as a rule, have no understanding of herbal medicine) and takes it out of the hands of the herbal professionals. 3. It actually leads to the classification of herbs as drugs, as both companies are already looking to do. 4. It totally ignores the other aspects of herbal quality. Interestingly enough, this is not a new idea. We've gone down this road before—with disastrous consequences."
- Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)

"These include swelling of the feet or hands, tingling of the fingers or nose, difficulty falling asleep, symptoms of Cortisol deficiency (fatigue), or symptoms of excess sex hormones (hirsuitism, acne, oily skin, or breast tenderness—see appendix B), excessive hunger, sweating, and increased blood sugar. Reducing the dose of growth hormone will reverse these symptoms. Growth hormone can also cause water retention, leading to swelling of the hands or feet. This is because growth hormone can stimulate the rennin-aldosterone system."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"It was a warning to Congress that if it didn't keep its hands off the industry, Americans would not get the new medicines they needed. And to show that the industry was capable of overseeing its own affairs, Mr. Mossinghoff testified that in fact, the industry had just that month adopted a Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices, prohibiting many of the activities that were generating complaints. For example, the code declared that the companies could no longer pay to fly doctors to meetings and cover other travel costs."
- Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs (Get the book.)

"This can make you vulnerable to muscle, nerve, and other injuries to your neck, back, shoulders, arms, and hands. It's long been believed that carpal tunnel syndrome is a sign of overuse of the fingers from activities such as typing, assembly-line work, or piano playing. Some researchers believe, however, these factors are overstated; recent studies have found that in certain cases carpal tunnel syndrome can be a signal of such medical disorders as osteoarthritis (see Creaky Knees, above), diabetes, and hypothyroidism (see Feeling Cold All Over, below, and Appendix I)."
- Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph. D., and Jacqueline Nardi Egan, Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms...How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective (Get the book.)

"Forecasts based on this hypothesis proved to be reasonably accurate in 1883, so research continued in the hands of Blanford's successor, Sir John Eliot. Eliot studied the relationship between Indian monsoon rainfall and changing barometric pressure over the southern Indian Ocean. He argued that the "burst" of the monsoon came from the advance of humid current from the equatorial zone of the southeast trade winds south of the equator. "The monsoon rains are due to the invasion of this current," he wrote."
- Brian Fagan, Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations (Get the book.)

"However, everything de- pended on careful sharing of mountain runoff, an annual gift in the hands of the spiritual world. The second pillar was a bountiful Pacific. Coastal upwelling brought swarms of anchovy to feed, and Moche fisherfolk in their reed boats harvested millions of anchovy throughout the year. They dried whole fish in the sun or ground their catch into nutritious fish meal. Thousands of kilograms of protein-rich fish meal traveled from the coast to amplify the carbohydrate diet of highland farmers far inland."

- Brian Fagan, Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations (Get the book.)

"Bring both hands up through the center of your body, rising up from the ground and allowing the earth energy to pass through each one of your chakras. Extend your arms all the way up to the heavens. Gather the energy of the heavens and bring it down through each one of your chakras. Come back to the spread stance with your arms extended to your side, palms facing down. Now, turn to the right and repeat this movement, this time making the circle with your left arm and leg. Next, extend your left leg in front of you to the east while extending both arms in front of you."
- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"I know that it would probably be more widely accepted if I changed my terminology, as energy healing both in a traditional modality like acupuncture and in the newer versions like Barbara Brennan's "Hands of Light" have become quite commonplace in the alternative health world. I have searched not only my heart for the answer to this question but also scientific theories and ancient philosophies to gain an understanding of the differences and the similarities between spirit and energy. Energy in scientific terms refers to the ability of a physical system to do mechanical work."

- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"I offer homegrown tobacco to plants as I work with them or, more preferably, a shell bead or something of beauty that I have fashioned with my own hands. The view of spiritual ecology as a living model presented by K. Lauren de Boer and excerpted from Earthlight magazine is a "vision of a vibrant Earth community for future generations of all species and a mission to live, communicate, and celebrate a story that vitalizes our sacred relationship with the living Earth with the principles of: ?"

- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"But this hasn't been proven, at least as far as the hands and fingers go. In fact, being double-jointed might protect against arthritis, according to a recent study. On the other hand, having hyperflexible joints may be a forewarning of chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition thought to be caused by a virus and characterized by excessive fatigue, weakness, muscle pain, and sometimes fever. A higher incidence of hyperflexible joints has been seen in both young people and adults with chronic fatigue syndrome."
- Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph. D., and Jacqueline Nardi Egan, Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms...How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective (Get the book.)

"A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME "I'm not a researcher; I'm a PE teacher," says Zientarski to a dozen educators packed into his cinderblock office at Naperville Central, as he hands them copies of the CDE studies. The educators come from a neighboring suburb, a school in South Side Chicago, as well as a rural district in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and they're here because Naperville 203 serves as a training academy for a nonprofit agency called PE4life, which has adopted the New PE philosophy."
- John J. Ratey, MD, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Get the book.)

"She exclaimed that hands down, these were the best pancakes she had ever had! Their creator, Ina Pinkney, is the chef and owner of the renowned Ina's Kitchen in Chicago. Ina says the test of a good pancake is how it tastes unadorned, on its own. I couldn't agree more! These whole wheat oatmeal pancakes are great straight up but they also taste great with slices of bananas or a few blueberries placed on the pancake before flipping it over. Just a little pure maple syrup drizzled over the top is needed to bring out the rich flavors contained within! This recipe contains three powerhouse foods."
- David W. Grotto, RD, LDN, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life! (Get the book.)

"Hillmer waved her hands in the air, gesturing at her volunteer. "I don't mean to scare you," she told the women, "but it's just something we don't think about." Her message in short: insomnia threatened the nation's health and could kill you on the drive home. She then told the women what might help them sleep. She talked about what she called sleep hygiene, which included steps like avoiding caffeine and not exercising just before bed. And if these measures fail, she said, "see your physician" for medications "that work."
- Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs (Get the book.)

"Her volunteer fell into a relaxed, compliant stupor under Kelly's expert hands. But then the Aveda girls were told their time was up. Another woman named Kelly, Dr. Kelly Reed, took the floor. Her presentation was entitled "Migraine Thoughts in 2005." Dr. Reed looked as if she had just walked out of the Ann Taylor store that was downstairs. She had pulled her blond hair back into a knot. She wore a striking lime green herringbone jacket with black pants and green sandals to match."

- Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs (Get the book.)

"The bones in the infants' arms or legs were so grossly short that their hands or feet appeared to sprout directly from their torsos like the flippers of a seal. Some of the babies also lacked openings for their ears or bowels. It later came to light that the first thalidomide baby had been born in Germany in 1957, the same year that country had approved the drug. The public did not learn of the cases, however, until November 1961, when a German newspaper gave the disturbing account of Dr. Widukind Lenz of Hamburg. Dr."

- Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs (Get the book.)

"Still, whenever he felt bored or at a loss, he would take anything he could get his hands on, from cocaine to cough syrup. Home alone one afternoon his senior year, he had a panic attack from too much cocaine and called 911. An ambulance came right away—along with the police, who found drugs in his room. He was arrested for possession and intent to distribute and spent the night in jail."
- John J. Ratey, MD, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Get the book.)

"Keep your hands full. Keep a drink—sparkling water with lemon or lime—in one hand and some veggie treats in the other. Limit alcohol. If you're on the FlexPlan, decide in advance what, if any, alcohol you'll drink. Enjoy that drink and then shift to sparkling or flat water or tea. Visit with people, not food. Don't linger at the food table. Make a point of catching up with friends and/or meeting new people. Practice saying "no thank you" before you even leave for the party. This sounds funny, but it's truly helpful. Party with a buddy."
- Wendy Bazilian, DRPH, MA, RD, Steven Pratt, MD, Kathy Matthews, Superfoods Rx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients (Get the book.)

"To achieve 25% of body surface, one needs more than hands and face exposed, but also exposure of arms and legs; truncal exposure is also recommended [50]. Indeed, the "rule of nines" calculation for body surface area [53] TABLE 6 Mean Serum Levels of 25(OH)D and Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency ?0 nmol/liter) in Adult Participants in NHANES III No Vitamin Supplements With Vitamin Supplements 25(OH)D Prevalence 25(OH)D Prevalence Population (nmol/liter) (% below 70 nmol/liter) (nmol/liter) (% below 70 nmol/liter) Total 74.4 48 79.5 39 White 78.8 42 83.3 33 Black 48."
- Ann M. Coulston and Carol J. Boushey, Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease (Get the book.)

"False negative EMA can be seen in young children, those with IgA deficiency, and in the hands of an inexperienced laboratory because of the subjective nature of the test [56]. Also, the substrate for this antibody was initially monkey esophagus, making it expensive and unsuitable for screening large numbers of people. Human umbilical cord is now used as an alternative to monkey esophagus in most commercial laboratories [59]. 3. Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies Tissue transglutaminase (tTG) was described in 1997 as the autoantigen of EMA [60]."

- Ann M. Coulston and Carol J. Boushey, Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease (Get the book.)

"Regardless of the image Mugwort provides, you will usually feel the movement through your hands in the form of heat or tingling. When the heat or tingling subsides, instruct the client to lie perfectly still while the life force brings the spinal column back into alignment. This takes about fifteen minutes at which time you can check leg length, turnout, and range of motion again to see the shift that has occurred. Jennifer, a student of mine, describes Mugwort as "one of my most powerful allies that I use every time I work on someone."
- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"The changes you will make as you complete the RENEW program and adopt a healthier lifestyle will put the power in your hands for fulfilling a life of health and passing that health on to your children. THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM One word encapsulates what the endocrine system is about: hormones. Physiologically, hormones control much of what you feel—moody, tired, hungry, hot, or cold. Women who are reading this know exactly what I'm talking about, and for that matter I am sure the men reading this know, too."
- Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith, The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps (Get the book.)

"Now, if you watch a doctor going from room to room and patient to patient, sometimes he washes his hands and sometimes he doesn't. Sometimes he passes his hands through the water ceremoniously, but not in a way that does any good. Your partner should make sure the doctor washes his hands thoroughly before touching you. Who knows what he's had his hands in before getting to you! If for nothing else, it's a good idea to have a partner in the hospital to protect you from the psychological dangers, the "voodoo curse" of the hospital stay."
- Robert Mendelsohn, Confessions of a Medical Heretic (Get the book.)

"Your partner should ask the doctor to wash his hands before he touches you. One of the side effects of doctors not making house calls is that they don't wash their hands anymore. I remember when I made house calls, people would politely say when I walked in the door, "Doctor, the bathroom is right this way." They would show me to the washroom where there was a towel and a bar of soap. It was expected that I would wash my hands before I went in to see the patient. I didn't really learn to wash my hands until I started making house calls."

- Robert Mendelsohn, Confessions of a Medical Heretic (Get the book.)

"I had been taught when you are depressed, you put yourself in the hands of your doctor and I did. My mother dropped me off at the hospital on her way to work. I walked in of my own free will. I brought pretty things to dress up in because I thought it was going to be like a vacation. I was told I was going to play games like ping pong and just relax. When the psychiatrist suggested shock treatments, it didn't even cross my mind that it would damage me, so I signed for them. After they started, I had excruciating pain. I could barely remember how I got in the hospital."
- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"It was there, in Florida, with other people creating healthy and stress-free lives, that I understood change is available and in my hands. I gained much-needed weight by following the protocol and choosing a healthy diet. Using chiropractic, acupuncture and neck traction reflexology, along with massage and Epsom salt baths, my pain began to subside. The homework and lectures opened my insights into my feelings of guilt and dissatisfaction. My home today is uncluttered, peaceful, and stress-free. Best of all, my family follows the protocol."

- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

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