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Natural remedies and a natural way of life are still new concepts here in the United States. When natural alternatives to medication are mentioned, many still think of witch doctors and brush off the concept as taboo. Yet according to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of the population in some Asian and African countries depend on traditional herbal medicine for primary health care. For many countries, natural solutions are a way of life—and this idea is catching on in the U.S.

It can be easily argued that our world is becoming more toxic. We are bombarded with pesticide, herbicide and exhaust from our environment. We take prescription medications and other over-the-counter medications, often filled with unnecessary chemicals. We eat food with hormones, artificial additives, colors and other preservatives. A stressful lifestyle can become toxic to us. By the time we get to work, we have been exposed to more than 100 different toxins!

Studies have shown that when you practice mindfulness over a period of time, it actually creates observable, measurable change in the brain. By the same token, prolonged periods of stress and depression accompany measurable change to a different part of the brain.

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