How to Heal with Sound? Invisible Medicine

Go Healthy Wellness Music singing bowl

One of the most promising forms of medicine is all around us: sound. Insights into the healing power of music and sound can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece. New research and technologies show us how sound healing can help us thrive in the anxiety-ridden 2020’s. 

Sound 

Heart disease, diabetes, addiction, and mental health issues have all been linked to stress and tension1. Meditation practices have been shown to alleviate anxiety and improve well-being. But most forms of meditation require time and discipline to achieve these effects.


 


Enter practices like Tibetan Singing Bowl meditation, which requires nothing more than lying down and listening to a combination of traditional singing bowls, gongs, and bells. A 2016 study showed that sound meditation participants reported significantly less tension, anger, fatigue, and depressed mood1. Clinics and sound therapists are becoming available all over the world as the benefits of these “sound baths” have become more well-known.

Music 

We are all familiar with the physical and emotional power of music, from the beat of war drums to the thrill of an arena rock anthem. Music therapy, a growing field in hospitals and universities, seeks to harness the power of music for healing.


Studies suggest that musical activities like drum circles and group singing may boost the innate or non-specific immune system2. Listening to music may also have anti-inflammatory effects2. Additionally, music therapy has been shown to improve overall emotional wellbeing in adults suffering from chronic diseases3. As a noninvasive treatment method with little to no side effects, music therapy stands out as a promising field in modern medicine.

Sleep 

Anyone who has had a poor night’s sleep knows the importance of sleep quality on physical and cognitive function. When we sleep, our ears stay alert to any signs of danger. This provides a unique opportunity for sleep intervention through sound.


The app Brain.fm, underpinned by ongoing sleep research, generates algorithmic music that can deepen users’ sleep. By generating sound that slowly modulates at low frequencies, the app can lengthen the time that users spend in Slow-Wave Sleep4. It is at this stage of sleep that Alzheimer's-related peptides and drowsiness-inducing adenosine are flushed from the brain4.  

 

Takeaway

We are constantly immersed in sound, yet the medical benefits of sound and music are still being discovered. Studies suggest that the many noninvasive forms of sound therapy can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and boost sleep quality and immune performance. As research progresses, further benefits may soon reveal themselves in this growing field. 


-Zach O’Neill


1Effects of Singing Bowl Sound Meditation on Mood, Tension, and Well-being: An Observational Study

2The neurochemistry of music

3Do music therapies reduce depressive symptoms and improve QOL in older adults with chronic disease?

4EEG Analysis on Brain.fm






Vegan DHA Omega-3 for Kids: 3 Things to Look for When Buying.  

Kids Vegan DHA Omega-3 Algae Oil

When choosing a vegan DHA omega-3 algae oil for children there are three major things to consider: Product, Extraction Method and Third-party Laboratory Testing.

  1. Product: Vegan DHA Omega-3 Oil helps support children's Brain (memory, focus and attention), Heart (blood pressure, triglyceride & HDL level), Joint, Skin and Eye Health. There are so many choices out there, the decision can be very overwhelming. Look for an organically grown, sustainably sourced Chromista Algae Oil which is handcrafted in enclosed culture tanks preferably in the USA. Chromista Oil is a rich source of omega-3s that better matches your body's natural ratios of omega-3s. DHA is the most important to get from supplements, because DHA is 80% of your body's omega-3s. From DHA, all other omega-3s can be made by your body in just the right amounts.
Find a kid-friendly oil with a delicious orange flavor (organic cold-pressed orange peel oil) with NO fishy burps or aftertaste.

 Buy the pure oil vs. the softgels because many softgels are too big for kids to easily swallow, and may contain potentially harmful “other ingredients” such as caramel color, carrageenan and gelatin. Dietary supplements should always help support our health, not be harmful to our health.

  1.  Extraction Methods: Traditional extraction processes use some combination of heat, pressure, and solvent (hexane, alcohol etc...) to remove a desired compound from its environment. Unfortunately, these methods often leave residue or degrade the quality and amount of the desired compound. You should look for a water-extracted algae oil.

During extraction, the algae are broken open to separate the oil (>50% DHA) and algae meal (>18% DHA) by water extraction, a chemical-free process. There is very little waste and no harm to the environment. The result of the water extraction is ultra-pure DHA Omega-3 Algae Oil.

 

  1. Third-Party Laboratory Testing: Ask if each extraction is tested by a third party laboratory to ensure potency, cleanliness, and safety. Make sure each of these lab tests is openly available on their website to establish transparency and provide the ultimate reassurance that every product they offer is safe, pure and effective. If they will not share third-party lab results, then do not share your money with them. 

As parents, keeping our kids healthy is our number one priority. Making sure they eat healthy, exercise and supplement their diet with high quality nutritional supplements, we can all play a part in their long-term wellness.

 

Go Healthy Natural is launching a new Kids Liquid Vitamin D3 + K2 supplement.

Kids Vitamin D3 K2 Drops

Go Healthy Natural, a leader in plant-sourced, allergy friendly probiotics, liquid and gummy vitamins, is launching a new Kids Liquid Vitamin D3 + K2 Drops. Go Healthy Natural  vegan D3 + K2 Drops will be available on Amazon.com and GoHealthyNatural.com and select retailers.

Here are 5 reasons why Go Healthy Natural Kids D3 + K2 is the best way to help support your child’s overall well-being. 

  •  Kids Liquid D3 K2 HELPS SUPPORT - Kids Immune health, calcium absorption and            strong teeth & bones
  •  Childrens D3 VEGAN/VEGETARIAN - Our plant-based, handcrafted Liquid                    Vitamin D3 is sourced from organically-grown Lichen
  •  Vegan D3 for kids VITAMIN K2 - Plays an important role in getting calcium to your                child's bones and teeth
  •  toddler Vitamin D3 K2 EASY TO TAKE - Natural cold-pressed orange flavor and a                      graduated dropper makes it easy to add to your child's food or drink
  •  Infant Vitamin D3 Liquid ALLERGY FRIENDLY - No animal derivatives, gelatin free,           Vegan & Vegetarian suitable, GMO Free, gluten free, peanut free; No:     artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, soy, eggs, milk, yeast,                 wheat, gluten, fish or shellfish (*ALLERGY WARNING: Contains             Tree Nuts - Coconut Oil) 

So, if you are looking for a convenient and great way to boost your child's Immune system, calcium absorption and strong teeth & bones, why not give Go Healthy Natural Kids Vitamin D3 + K2 Liquid Drops a try!              

 

WHAT IS YOUR GUT TELLING YOU?

WHAT IS YOUR GUT TELLING YOU?

Liquid Probiotics Organic Vegan Kids Women Men Teens

It seems these days that we are hearing a lot about probiotics. But what are they and why are they important to our wellbeing?  Did you know that 70% of your immune system is in your gut?  Probiotics are a type of “good” bacteria found in some health supplements and help to support digestive and immune health. Additionally, probiotics may help with gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and yeast infections. Safe for children, they are also believed to help relieve urinary tract infections and acne.

The Mayo clinic defines probiotics as “good bacteria that are either the same as or very similar to the bacteria that are already in your body.”

What you may not realize is that the proper balance of good bacteria and bad bacteria in your gut is essential to your immune and digestive health. Although certain foods such as yogurt, kefir, and fermented vegetables may have some good bacteria in them, you are likely not getting an adequate amount of these foods in your diet. Supplementing your diet with a daily probiotic can help you maintain a proper balance of good bacteria to support your digestive and immune health.

While there are many pill forms available, your body usually absorbs only about 20% of probiotics in pill form. A liquid probiotic is living plant and soil-based probiotics and enzymes that are wild raised and collected in liquid form which is tasteless and easy to take. They are formulated with stomach acid and bile resistant, clinically proven strains with no refrigeration necessary.  Most importantly, liquid probiotics have an approximately 98% absorption rate.

Go Healthy Natural liquid probiotics in particular, are allergy friendly: no animal derivatives, yeast, dairy, maltodextrin, magnesium stearate, soy, sugar, wheat, gluten, eggs, salt, artificial flavors or preservatives. Our Premium USDA certified Organic Liquid Probiotic is a vegan friendly product with ingredients that gently crowds out the bad bacteria and helps the good bacteria thrive. The liquid probiotic helps improve digestion and absorption, relieves urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and acne. Unlike other probiotic products, which are treated with heat and chemicals, diminishing their efficacy, our Probiotics are always in their RAW state, increasing shelf stability and ensuring maximum potency when ingested. Our product has a similar taste to water with a subtle earthy tone. It is handcrafted in small batches and slow poured into UV protective cobalt glass bottles in our cGMP compliant facility. Unlike solid probiotics, Go Healthy Natural probiotics are always in their natural raw state, ensuring maximum potency.

Give Go Healthy Natural Liquid Probiotics a try and enjoy your improved happy and healthy lifestyle! 

Best of health, 

Greg

Five Vitamin Supplements to Support Kids’ Immune Health

Children's Immune Vitamins

We’re strong believers that farm to table, raw organic lean protein, fruits and vegetables are the key to optimum health and well-being for kids. We also understand that a growing challenge for today’s busy families is finding the time to shop for and prepare healthy foods on a regular basis. That is why the need for vitamin and mineral supplements is greater today than ever before. For most families, choosing the right supplements can be a very overwhelming decision given the number of choices available today. 

If your goal is to bolster your children’s overall immune health, here are five important supplements to consider:

1. Probiotics

Did you know that 70% of your immune system is in your gut? Probiotics are a type of “good” bacteria found in some health supplements and help to support digestive health. Additionally, probiotics may help with gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and yeast infections. Safe for children, they are also believed to help relieve urinary tract infections and acne.

 2. Vitamin C (with Echinacea)

Vitamin C helps to support the immune system, iron absorption and collagen formation. It also helps the healing of minor wounds and promotes healthy gums and teeth. In addition to stimulating the immune system, Vitamin C may help to neutralize free radicals in the body. Some Vitamin C supplements also include Echinacea. Echinacea is a commonly used dietary supplement for fighting infections, as it increases the number of white blood cells in the body.

 3. Black Elderberry (Sambucus)

Black Elderberry Extract, also known as Sambucus, is rich in flavonoids (a group of plant chemicals found in many fruits & vegetables) and acts as a powerful antioxidant to help support children’s immune systems. Elderberry is a fruit often used to combat the common cold and flu. Packed with Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and antioxidants, Sambucus can be an all-star health supplement for kids.

 4. Multivitamins

A multivitamin can provide your child with essential vitamins and minerals for their health that they may not be getting in their daily diet. Look for a multivitamin that contains 100% of the recommended daily values of important vitamins such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12 and minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc.

 5. Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is a type of Vitamin D that the skin produces when it is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D3 helps support immune health and helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus; and is vital for building strong bones. Vitamin D3 may also help to improve cardiovascular health and prevent later cholesterol issues.

 Once you’ve decided which supplements you’d like to try to support your children’s immune health, here are some important questions to ask when considering the numerous choices available today:

 · Are they allergy friendly?

· Will my children like the taste?

· Are they in a form that’s easy to take? (Gummies and liquids are preferable to a tablet or pill that must be swallowed)

· Do they contain any artificial colors or flavors?

· Are they easily absorbed into the body (“bioavailable”)? (Liquid and gummies are 98% absorbable compared to 20% for pills and tablets.)

· Are they affordable? Don't buy the cheap stuff, because your child's health is to important.

 Congratulations on your decision to make better choices to improve your children’s long-term health! We wish you and your family the best of luck on your wellness journey.

 Best of health,

 Marj and Mary O'Neill

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