Your hands …

Published April 11, 2016 by pattinorthey

There are several health issues which can be prevented simply by rubbing your fingers. This easy method is effective in treating many health problems.


Health Problems that can be Treated by Rubbing your Fingers

The reason why this occurs is because your fingers are closely connected with certain organs in your body. In order to treat the following conditions, you should rub the corresponding finger for 60 seconds.

Migraines and Neck Pain
The occurrence of a migraine, as well as a neck pain, usually results from poor blood circulation. These problems can be solved by massaging your little finger.

If you want to ease constipation, you should massage your ring finger. By rubbing this finger, you can also treat any other stomach problem. This ability of the ring finger is owed to its close connection with your stomach.

Insomnia and Motion Sickness
In order to fight insomnia, you should rub your middle finger. By massaging this finger for 1 minute you will significantly improve your sleep. This massage is also helpful in preventing motion sickness while you are driving in a car.

Digestive Problems
If you are dealing with some digestive issues, such as constipation and diarrhea, you should massage your index finger. This finger can treat these problems because it is connected with your stomach and your colon.

Palpitation and Shortness of Breath
Your thumb is tightly connected with both your lungs and your heart. If you are dealing with a palpitation, or with a shortness of breath, you should massage your thumb and, you will relieve these issues.

In addition, you can improve your physical health by clapping your hands. The palms of your hands are connected with numerous nerves in your body, which are essential for the body to function properly.

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What to do with a clothespin

Published February 6, 2016 by pattinorthey

Each of these 6 different points on the ear is connected to pain and soreness in a specific part of the body. By applying pressure to each spot, you can relieve those aches.

The upper-most portion of the ear is directly connected to your back and shoulders. Applying a clothespin for about a minute should go a long way to reduce built-up tension. Try this several times a day to lessen that back and shoulder pain.

The next spot down on the ear is the one that is connected to the body’s organs. Obviously, if you have severe internal pain, you should be seeing a doctor. But for minor internal tenderness or discomfort, use a clothespin or your fingers on this spot. It may just give you the internal relief you are looking for.

The upper-middle part of the ear is the part that is most closely associated with pain and stiffness in the joints. Applying pressure with a clothespin or your fingers can offer some much needed relief. Chronic problems should necessitate a trip to the doctor, but why not try this simple method first?

The lower-middle part of the ear is the one that is connected to the sinuses and throat. When seeking relief from a cold or sinus infection, applying pressure to this spot can aid in the reducing of tension. A clothespin can go a long way to cutting down on pesky throat soreness.

Just above the lobe of the ear is a place most commonly associated with digestion. Using a clothespin to apply pressure can help relieve digestive issues and minor stomach problems. And if you are a person who often feels digestive discomfort, you can use this method in advance to try to be preventative.head and heartThe lowest place on the ear — the lobe — is the spot that is connected with two of the most important parts of the body: the head and the heart. Applying pressure to the ear lobe can work to promote heart health and to relieve unwanted pressure in the head. This method can be quite effective in eliminating pressure headaches.

Fighting Obesity with Active Brain Stimulation?

Published December 31, 2015 by pattinorthey

By TLN -Nov 7, 20151
Brain Stimulation

Obesity is a complex disorder that has a variety of causes from genes and family history, environment to an inactive lifestyle, but these might not be the only causes. According to a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health, the brain might be a cause as well. A new study found that non-invasive stimulation of the brain reduces calorie intake and increases weight loss in obese adults. These new findings propose a viable intervention for obesity when combined with exercise and eating healthy food.

Controlling obesity with brain stimulation shouldn’t be as shocking as it sounds because everything from cravings, self-control to appetite is channeled through the brain.

Previous studies have shown that the prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain that’s in charge of behaviour regulation and decision making, is more active in lean people. This suggests that obese people keep on eating, even if they decide they want to lose weight so the stimulation of this area of the brain would make lose-weight decisions more powerful.

Scientists at the Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch chose a total of 9 obese men and women who resided at the facility 2 times, each lasting 8 days. Each time the subjects ate a weight-maintaining diet for 5 days and for the next 3 days they received either fake or active transcranial direct current stimulation. The active tDCS stimulated the prefrontal cortex region, which also controls the brains reward pathways, such as sex, social interactions and of course food. After the treatment the subjects drank and ate as much as they wanted from computerized vending machines which contained a variety of foods and drinks to choose from.

Four subjects who were receiving fake tDCS during both stays, ate up the same number of calories from the vending machines on each visit, and didn’t lose any weight. The other 5 who received fake stimulation during the first stay and active stimulation during the second stay, consumed on average 700 fewer Calories and lost 0.8 pound during the latter.

The next study will focus on two separate groups, one receiving only fake and the other only active tDCS pulses.

As one of the biggest preventable chronic diseases, obesity and the resultant healthcare costs are a major problem in today’s society. In the US alone, estimates for healthcare costs involving obesity range from $147 to $210 billion annually, making effective and innovative treatments in very high demand.

Findings have been published in the journal Obesity in a study titled: “Neuromodulation targeted to the prefrontal cortex induces changes in energy intake and weight loss in obesity”.

Dr Amen’s Brain Foods

Published December 14, 2015 by pattinorthey

Here’s a list of 19 of my favorite foods that are good for your body and brain:

1. Raw Almonds: the only nut to contain a significant amount of vitamin E, which may help to reduce cognitive decline.

2. Cashews: rich in antioxidants, which help with memory.

3. Walnuts: rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for helping to maintain cognitive function.

4. Dark Chocolate: considered healthy because of its high antioxidant content; the darker the chocolate, the better. Chocolate also has caffeine, which stimulates the brain increasing alertness and focus.

5. Apples: contain antioxidants and fiber. Bonus: fiber helps to keep us fuller longer so we eat less and ultimately weight less.

6. Avocados: rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for helping to maintain cognitive function.

7. Blueberries: rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins (the compound that makes blueberries blue and may have an anti-diabetic effect).

8. Cinnamon: spices are one of the foods highest in antioxidants, and cinnamon is at the very top of the list. Antioxidants help with memory.

9. Oregano: like spices, herbs are also high in antioxidants.

10. Kale, spinach, and other dark, leafy greens: rich in iron and phytonutrients (natural-occurring chemicals in plants that may help prevent disease and keep your body working as it should).

11. Coffee: like chocolate, coffee contains antioxidants and caffeine.

12. Sweet potatoes: are loaded with phytonutrients, fiber and vitamin A.

13. Coconut Oil: metabolism, weight control. Being overweight is linked to decline in cognitive function. Coconut oil primarily consists of medium-chain fatty acids. One 2008 study examined the effect of medium-chain fatty acids and olive oil on weight of 31 participants over a 16-week weight loss. Two of the three subjects in the medium chain triglyceride (MCT) group with evidence of metabolic syndrome at the group’s beginning no longer had symptoms 16-weeks later.

14. Olive Oil: high in antioxidants and monounsaturated fats and offers protection against heart disease.

15. Chicken or turkey, skinless: great lean protein and helps to keep you lean.

16. Eggs: excellent source of protein and helps to keep you lean.

17. Salmon: loaded with brain-boosting omega-3s.

18. Shirataki Noodles: from the root of a wild yam plant. They are high in fiber and low in calories.

19. Green tea: contains antioxidants and the metabolism-boosting compound epigallocatechin gallate; also contains L-theanine, which helps you relax and focus at the same time. Contains less caffeine than coffee.


Getting your diet right can benefit others, as well as yourself. In my experience, when you get your diet right it has the potential to carry over to help other people in your family, community, place of worship and workplace. I have seen this repeatedly in my own practice and in my work with corporations and churches.

13 Clean-Eating Breakfasts

Published September 20, 2015 by pattinorthey

You should aim to eat breakfast no later than 30 minutes after rising and pack your breakfast full of protein and good fats. This ensures stable blood sugar levels and helps keep you feeling full until morning tea.

Here are my favorite clean-eating breakfast ideas if you’re after a little inspiration:

1. Superfood Cereal

Serves 20


1 cup almonds
1 cup cashews
1 cup oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup buckwheat groats
1 cup cacao nibs
1 cup LSA (linseeds, sunflower seeds, almonds)
1 cup puffed rice
½ cup pepitas
½ cup psyllium husk
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Mix together until well combined. Serve with greek yoghurt or almond milk and fresh fruit.

2. Raspberry Ripe Smoothie

Serves 1


1/3 cup frozen raspberries
1 frozen banana
2 cups coconut water
1 serving protein powder (natural)
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 teaspoon rosewater

Blend all ingredients until smooth, thick and creamy.

3. Sticky Date Oat Pudding

Serves 1


1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup coconut cream
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon maca powder
pinch vanilla powder
pinch nutmeg
1 fresh date finely chopped
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon chopped almonds

Place oats, coconut cream, water, cinnamon, maca powder, vanilla, nutmeg and date into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until thick and creamy. Once cooked, pour into a bowl and top with shredded coconut, cacao nibs and almonds.

4. Baked Oatmeal Muffins

Serves 12


1 egg
1 ½ cups almond milk
2 ½ cups oats
2 mashed bananas
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 cup raspberries
1 tablespoon coconut oil melted

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Grease a 12 cup muffins tray with coconut oil. Divide mixture evenly into the 12 cup muffin tray. Bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes.

5. Berry Chia Pudding

Serves 1


2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon raspberries
1 teaspoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon maca powder
1/3 cup almond milk

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, cup, mug or jar and stir until well combined and the chia seeds soak up the almond milk liquid and form a pudding-like consistency. This takes a couple of minutes.

6. Sweet Omelette

Serves 2


4 eggs
1 mashed banana
4 teaspoons chia seeds
4 teaspoons ground flax
1 teaspoon cinnamon
coconut oil for frying

Mix eggs, banana, chia, flax and cinnamon until well combined. Fry batter in a little coconut oil over medium heat until cooked through.

7. Vegetable Omelette

Serves 1


2 eggs
¼ red onion diced
¼ capsicum diced
1 medium mushroom sliced
½ zucchini grated
handful spinach
pinch of ground paprika
himalayan salt and pepper to taste
½ sliced tomato

With a fork beat eggs in a bowl, add red onion, capsicum, mushroom, zucchini, spinach, paprika and salt and pepper to taste. Mix together until combined. Pour mixture into a fry pan over medium heat and place sliced tomatoes on top. Cook until the egg mixture on top is slightly runny and the bottom is golden brown. Flip and cook for a couple of minutes to seal.

8. Apple Bircher Muesli

Serves 6


1 cup almond milk
1 cup orange juice
1 cup oats
2 tablespoons sultanas
2 tablespoons goji berries
2 tablespoons pepitas/pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 green apple grated

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Store in the fridge overnight or until the oats, seeds and fruit have soaked up most of the liquid. You may wish to stir this mixture occasionally. Serve muesli with yoghurt and fruit.

9. Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge

Serves 1


1/3 cup quinoa flakes
1 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon vanilla powder
3 fresh dates pitted and chopped finely
fresh fruit (I used raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and bananas) + maple syrup to serve

Combine quinoa, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and dates in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook until creamy. Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup.

10. Chocolate Granola

Serves 10


2 ½ cups nuts or seeds (roughly chopped if large) – I used a mixture of almonds (chopped), sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds/pepitas, cashews (chopped) and pecans (chopped)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons cacao powder
2 teaspoons maple syrup

Heat coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. Add nuts and seeds and stir to coat in oil. Add shredded coconut, cinnamon, cacao and honey. Mix well and stir constantly over medium heat until the nuts are toasted and crunchy. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Store granola mix in an airtight container.

11. Savory Frittatas

Serves 12 mini frittatas


3 pieces of mountain bread (or similar flat bread)
2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
8 eggs
2 zucchinis, grated
1 carrot, grated
1 cup cheese, grated
4 mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
Himalayan salt + pepper to taste

Slice each piece of mountain bread into 4 equal squares. Place each small square into a 12 cup muffin tray. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined. Spoon mixture evenly into the muffin tray. Bake in a moderate oven for 40 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

12. Coconut Pancakes

Serves 2


½ cup coconut flour
¼ cup coconut oil melted
4 eggs
¼ cup almond milk
¼ cup honey
¼ teaspoon vanilla powder
½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda
extra coconut oil for frying

Combine coconut flour, coconut oil, eggs, milk, honey, vanilla and bicarbonate soda in a bowl. Mix until well combined. Fry batter in a little extra coconut oil over medium heat on both sides until cooked through.

13. Acai Smoothie Bowl

Serves 2


1 frozen acai brick
1 mango
1 cup pineapple
2 handfuls frozen berries
2 servings of protein powder
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons flax seeds
4 tablespoons coconut yoghurt
1 kiwi fruit sliced
handful blueberries
1 tablespoon goji berries
2 tablespoons buckwheat
2 teaspoons bee pollen

Blend acai, mango, pineapple, frozen berries, protein powder, chia seeds, flax seeds and coconut yogurt until well combined and smooth. Pour mixture into 2 bowls. Decorate with kiwi fruit, blueberries, goji berries, buckwheat and bee pollen.

7 Dangerous Toxins That Harming Your Thyroid- Drink To Heal Thyroid Naturally

Published September 8, 2015 by pattinorthey

By Geary Andrew

Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of the neck. It is the body’s master controller. It  how the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body is to other hormones.

There is no doubt that we live in a toxic environment. Impaired detoxification can lead to the development and progression of autoimmunity. The thyroid is especially susceptible to the detrimental effects of environmental toxins.

7 Dangerous Toxins That Harming Your Thyroid

Dangers of Thyroid Toxins
Toxins are present in our environment, and its very tough to eliminate all of them. By limit exposure to toxic compounds, we can reduce many thyroid problem. Iodine supplementing is way to protecting your thyroid from toxic compounds.

Phthalates is dangerous chemical can trigger testicular cell death and reduce sperm count.  Studies also indicate more exposure to phthalates possible links with diabetes, thyroid issues and obesity.

Antibacterial Products
Triclosan is an example of an antibacterial addition found in many lotions, soaps and toothpastes. Study suggests that it is a hormone disruptor that suppress proper function of the thyroid gland and its hormones.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in plastics and the liners of food cans, including baby formula – it alter main function of thyroid hormone in the brain, potentially leading  to ADHD.

Studies warn that 60 percent of pesticides negatively affect the thyroid. It’s also related to the inability to lose weight.

A GMO food found to inhibit the body’s use of iodine which the thyroid uses. It can also alter thyroid function by interfering with the body’s ability to use iodine. Iodine would then be less able to help create thyroid hormones.

Both PCBs and dioxins are known to have disruptive effects on the endocrine system, and a dioxin is the primary toxic component of Agent Orange. I have seen many patients who served in Vietnam, and they have linked their current thyroid problems to Agent Orange.

Heavy Metals
Aluminum, lead and mercury can initiate changes that cause Grave’s disease and Hashimoto’s disease and other autoimmune conditions affecting the thyroid.

Drink That Heal Thyroid naturally

– 1 cup unsweetened 100% cranberry juice
– 7 cups purified water
– 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1/4 tsp ground ginger
– 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
– 3/4 Cup fresh squeezed orange juice (approx. 3 oranges)
– 1/4 Cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (approx. 1-2 lemons)

Bring water to a boil; add cranberry juice, reduce heat to low
Add cinnamon, ginger, & nutmeg, stir and let simmer for 20 minutes; let it cool down to room temperature
Stir in orange & lemon juices…Add ice and enjoy!


It Is Prepared Within 5 Minutes, Drink it For 5 Days, And You Will Lose 5 Kilograms

Published September 8, 2015 by pattinorthey

Excess weight can be described as excessive fat storage in the body. Fat deposits can seriously threaten your overall health and certain organs in the body: the heart, liver, kidneys. Joints, knees and hips are suffering as well.

Persons suffering from obesity usually have higher risks of getting diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, disorders of bile function, gout etc.

If you have problems with excess weight, and you want to reduce it, read this article below because we are about to present a simple drink that will help you achieve that.

Ingredients needed:

– 1 lemon

– 60 grams of parsley

– 3 dl of water

Method of preparation:

First, squeeze the lemon in order to gain its juice and then chop the parsley into small pieces. Put both ingredients in a bowl and pour the water over them.

Way of consuming:

Consume this beverage on an empty stomach for 5 days straight. After that, make a 10-day break. If needed, repeat the whole procedure.

This beverage accelerates the fat burning process and it provides vitamins and minerals to the entire organism.

Parsley improves the digestion process and stimulates the organism to eject excess fluids, thus eliminates flatulence.

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