Tag Archives: depression

In search of healing in the Amazon Rainforest

February 14, 2013

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by Nick Polizzi —  What we did could be seen as extremely risky and careless, perhaps even criminal. At least that is what I was told for about four months before I transported eight very sick patients down to a remote region of the Amazon rainforest, thousands of miles away from the creature comforts of […]

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Getting it up for God, each other and our planet

February 13, 2013

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by Scott Grace  —  Lately I have coached several people who were quite “dis-couraged” (removed from their courage) by the insanity, greed and destruction going down on the planet. Then throw in such things as the hurricane, climate change and personal financial woes. As such, depression and despair currently exist in epidemic proportions, and many […]

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Living with celiac disease

September 2, 2012

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel — We are seeing an upswing in the availability of gluten-free products. Whether it is in the grocery store or at a restaurant, the options for maintaining a gluten-free diet have increased, compared to just a few years ago. Gluten is a common name for the proteins found in all forms […]

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Five spices you should eat often

September 2, 2012

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by Toffler Niemuth —  Spices have been used for millennia for the wonderful flavors they give food and drinks, but only recently have scientists begun to correlate spices with their health benefits. Five healthy spices that you should integrate into your food are ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander and fennel seeds. Ginger — Popular in Asian […]

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HEG works to end depression

August 15, 2012

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by Stephanie Reese, Ph.D. —  Depression is one of the most common health conditions in the world. Contrary to popular thinking, people experiencing depression are incapable of just “pulling themselves together.” Depression is a medical illness involving both mind and body. It affects how a person thinks and behaves, and can cause a variety of […]

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Brighten your outlook with light therapy

March 5, 2012

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by Wayne H. Purdin —  Scientists have a knack for discovering what people intuitively already know. One such discovery is that bright light improves our moods and lack of sunlight, for extended periods of time, causes depression. Lack of sunlight might not be a problem for Arizonans, but in some parts of the country, it […]

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Health updates: Food portions and MSG

February 28, 2012

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The following is information regarding food portions and avoiding monosodium glutamate. Are U.S. food portions decadent? With soaring food prices sparking protests in many countries and more than 800 million people going hungry every day worldwide, U.S. food portions are under scrutiny. Portion sizes in the United States not only exceed those in less-developed countries […]

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Neurotransmitter testing can help

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Denise Grobe —  If you are having long-term problems with fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, uncontrollable food cravings or mild-to-moderate depression, or if your current treatment for these symptoms is not working, then neurotransmitter testing may be the piece that completes the puzzle to your good health and happiness. What is a neurotransmitter? A neurotransmitter […]

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Change your colors, change your mood

February 27, 2012

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by Julia Busch —  Have you ever wondered why someone painted their house bright chartreuse or wore the same color day after day — perhaps one that you would never consider wearing? The advertising industry knows why. Your interior decorator and psychologist also know why. Ancient Egyptians, basking in their color and light temples knew, […]

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Pediatric Oriental medicine and acupuncture

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Steven Cooner —  Oriental medicine and acupuncture are among the CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) therapies most frequently recommended by internists and family physicians and are currently practiced in more than 140 U.S. hospitals. An examination of 43 pain clinics in North American children’s hospitals revealed that approximately one-third offered acupuncture services. Most […]

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Rethinking the developmental learning process

February 27, 2012

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by Vanessa Chamberlain —  Over the last decade, mental health professionals, childhood advocates, parents and educators alike, have reported a decreased satisfaction in the way we teach our children. Further, and perhaps more importantly, our children are letting us know very loudly and clearly through their behaviors (childhood’s primary language) that rote, standardized, end-user academics […]

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Health updates: Sugar and mental health, and trans fats

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information regarding sugar and mental health, and a link between trans fat intake and coronary heart disease. The links between sugar and mental health Noted British psychiatric researcher Malcolm Peet conducted a provocative cross-cultural analysis of the relationship between diet and mental illness. His primary finding was a strong link between […]

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Natural Thyroid Care

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  The thyroid gland is not large, but it functions as the “spark plugs” of the body, giving a person plenty of energy for every bodily activity. Thyroid problems are among the most prevalent health disorders. Hypothyroidism. The most common thyroid condition is called hypothyroidism, or a low-functioning thyroid. Symptoms often […]

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