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Secret formula to be happy and lean

August 18, 2013

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by Dr. Alan Christianson —  The secret formula to being happy and lean is 70-100 mg/dl — that is it. Now that you know the secret, here are more details. The numbers reflect the ideal range of your blood sugar. When there is too little, your brain and muscles cannot work at their best. When […]

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Pain is inevitable, worry is optional

August 11, 2013

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by Wendy Boorn —  It has been said that “worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” Anxiety is an epidemic in today’s unpredictable times. Whether concerns are about unstable weather patterns and the effects of climate change, terrorist attacks, the polarity in Congress, political unrest […]

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A case of ADHD and its homeopathic treatment

August 5, 2013

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by Dr. Chad Goetz —  “He is a Tasmanian devil!” Those were the words Melissa used to describe her son, Dallas, prior to his receiving treatment for a new diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Their family physician recommended he be placed on Ritalin — a sentiment echoed by his elementary school teacher, who […]

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Finding love and healing in nature

August 1, 2013

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by Robyn Nola —  Take a closer look at this anemone. Can you see how the petals form the shape of a heart? There are literally thousands of natural opportunities for joyful observation surrounding you every day. Break free from your hectic lifestlye, if only for a minute, and take a closer look at the […]

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Have low metabolic energy?

July 31, 2013

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by Julia Busch —  A wide variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms — hair loss, forgetfulness, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, sleep problems, slow healing, dulled senses, feeling cold and fatigued — can result from low metabolic energy (LME). Symptoms can include nonspecific aches, weak ligaments and bones, sexual dysfunction, numb hands and feet, […]

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Volunteering should be a long-term commitment

July 30, 2013

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by Mary Sanders — When a national disaster strikes, countless numbers of people rally together to pitch in to help in almost every way imaginable. With the recent unfortunate events in the Louisiana and surrounding Gulf areas, hurricanes Katrina and Rita have not been kind in their wrath. Reading through the endless stories from survivors […]

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To entertain or not to entertain?

July 20, 2013

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by Kristin Cicciarelli —  Have you ever planned a simple gathering for friends and family and watched it quickly spiral out of control? Your intentions are good: something simple — just hamburgers and potato salad. Then you remember that Aunt Jenny is a vegetarian and cousin Laurie is allergic to mayonnaise, so you add veggie […]

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10 steps for dealing with difficult people — from cantankerous coworkers to temperamental teenagers

July 17, 2013

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by Ray Dodd —  They annoy us. Cause us trouble. Push our buttons. They are difficult people, and we seem to encounter them constantly: at work, at home and everywhere in between. What do we need to know to deal with the people who repeatedly irritate us? What do we do, in particular, if these […]

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Love, wisdom and hurricanes

July 15, 2013

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  by Dr. Larry Wilson — With Katrina and Rita, two powerful hurricanes, arriving so close together, many people are wondering about storms. What is their meaning for us? More importantly, what good comes from storms and other disasters? Natural disasters have occurred for as long as mankind has been on this planet. They are […]

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Managing Minerals

July 10, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Minerals, from calcium and magnesium, to the trace elements such as zinc, are perhaps the single most important group of nutrients. They are required for every bodily function, from activating muscles and nerves, to digestion, energy production, and all healing and regeneration of the body. This article focuses on important […]

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Social Media Addiction

July 7, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Social networking sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and dozens of others allow people to stay in touch as never before. However, some people spend so much time on these sites that it begins to interfere with their lives. Psychologists are referring to this as a social networking compulsion or […]

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Can thoughts cause IBS flare-ups?

June 27, 2013

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by Dr. Jennifer Burns —  The above question can be answered with a big “Yes!” Anxiety is the name of the game for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). People with IBS experience anxiety when leaving the house, going out to public functions or just going shopping. They first must locate the bathroom any […]

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The stress effect and reduction techniques

June 20, 2013

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Your body is designed to experience stress and react appropriately. Stress will put you in fight-or-flight mode, alert and ready to avoid danger. The body also experiences physiologic responses, such as increased heart and respiratory rates, to enable immediate action. However, increased incidences of illness can develop if these physiologic changes are not restored to […]

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