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Getting Grounded

November 15, 2012

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  by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Being grounded means being real, honest, authentic and present. It is having the ability to see things as they are and get on with life without needless strife or heartache. Many who need grounding are unaware of their need. Here is a short quiz about groundedness: 1. Do you […]

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Balancing work and life

September 28, 2012

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by Ada Porat —  Work-life balance is about finding the critical balance point between work and personal commitments. This process looks different for each person, and it looks different at various stages of life. The effects of imbalance are well-documented: frustration, anxiety, depression, and stress can overwhelm and create illness from lack of self-care and […]

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Biochemical causes of depression

September 21, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Force —  Certain distinct biochemical imbalances that trigger depression have been found to respond well to diet and nutritional supplementation. Different types of depression have different symptoms and underlying causes, including primary biochemical depression, serotonin deficiency, dopamine deficiency, high norepinephrine/epinephrine ratio, GABA deficiency and histamine excess. This article will discuss the most […]

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Sleep longer, live longer

September 15, 2012

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Is it true that the more you sleep, the longer you live? “Sleep is the most undervalued contributor to optimal health and performance,” says Dr. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University, whose research into addiction treatment and national mental health and drug policy has lead to published articles in the New York Times […]

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To drug or not to drug — ADHD revisited

September 8, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout and Stephanie Reese —  ADHD is the most common psychological problem in children and the second most common — after depression — in adults. The effort to treat the problem with drugs has made Ritalin and Concerta the most widely prescribed drugs for kids. Even news magazines comment on the drugging […]

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Repetitive stress relief

September 6, 2012

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by Victoria Bowmann —  We live in a fast-paced and demanding world. Whether we are making phone calls and handling appointments on the way to work, or text messaging throughout the day and sending e-mail late into the night, many of us seem to always be on the go. The overuse of our bodies to […]

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It is possible to transform your life — Sylvia’s story

September 6, 2012

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by Ben Ta’ati —  After six years of insomnia, Sylvia, a 56 year-old-mother of four, was on the verge of losing hope. She had lost her job, become severely depressed and anxious, and now was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which left her partially disabled. Sylvia was also suffering from hot flashes and symptoms of menopause. None […]

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Treat fibromyalgia with acupuncture

September 6, 2012

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by Dr. Simon Shim and Paul Shim —  “Chest out and stand up straight!” That is what I always tell people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM) because, in spite of modern treatment, the patient experiences widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. The area of pain is where muscles connect to bones. […]

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Nattering nabobs of negativity getting you down?

August 29, 2012

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by Irene Conlan —  I generally do not watch the news — maybe one or two newscasts a week, but no more. The local news is filled with murder and mayhem, robberies, kidnappings and other reports of negative events and personal disasters. The national news is filled with the same, only on a global scale. […]

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Energy drinks equal toxicity

August 27, 2012

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by Dr. Theresa Ramsey —  If there are any products that bespeak our ever increasing fast-paced lifestyle, they would have to be the energy drinks people consume to become more alert or to enhance athletic performance. A plethora of them are on the market to provide a quick pick-me-up. Yes, energy and sports drinks can […]

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Overcoming holiday stress

August 27, 2012

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by Joy Abrams —  The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming! How do I know? Because I am feeling such stress that I don’t know which way to go. If this is your mantra lately, stress may be the first thing that you think of as the holidays approach. Too often, the holidays are […]

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Prescription for anti-depression

August 27, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  For some people, the world is often gloomy and depressing. For others, the day-to-day routine can cause anxiety and stop them in their tracks. Depression drugs have a 50/50 success record; a 50-percent decrease in symptoms is about as good as it gets. If you are extremely low on serotonin […]

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You are not your weight

August 23, 2012

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by Irene Conlan —  Weight loss is a doozy of a challenge. In my years of therapy practice, I have come to believe it is the single most complex issue I deal with because it has so many components, appearing on a number of levels. It certainly affects us physically; that is a given. But […]

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