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Holistic health and hypnotherapy

October 31, 2013

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by Sara L. Payne —  A holistic approach to optimal health would not be complete if we did not recognize the role our habitual thought patterns and beliefs play in our lives. We are indeed creatures of habit, and often continue to unconsciously indulge in self-sabotaging thoughts, affirmations and behavior patterns which can lead to […]

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The power of mindfulness in healing chronic and life-threatening illness

October 28, 2013

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by Dr. Eileen R. Borris —  It is thought that stress management and mindfulness training can reduce the long-term chances for heart patients to experience future cardiac events, and also provide immediate and significant healthcare cost savings. All around us, we encounter people with concerns about heart disease. You may be one of them — […]

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Can you pass the breath test?

October 21, 2013

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by Mimi Solaire —  To take the breath test, place your right hand on your chest, your left hand on your abdomen and take a deep breath. As you inhale, do you feel your chest or your abdomen rise? If your felt your chest rise, you are breathing backwards. Most people do not breathe efficiently. […]

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Grounding is good medicine

October 19, 2013

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by Francesca McCartney, Ph.D. —  The practice of grounding produces a connection with the earth that naturally provides emotional and physical health benefits. It helps you settle into yourself and create a calm mood when you are overwhelmed by people, activity or your surroundings. Before you enter a potentially stressful situation, close your eyes, take […]

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Breathing away your child’s stress

October 10, 2013

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by Lisa Redmond —  There is no denying that life is stressful, and children are no different than adults when it comes to stress. They endure stress within the family, related to the emotions and behaviors of parents and siblings. They have the social stress of peer pressure, sharing and negotiating friendships, separation from the […]

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Color therapy in the treatment of eye disease — nothing new under the sun

October 2, 2013

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by Edward Kondrot, M.D. —  Color therapy sounds like something that belongs in the interior design business and not in the doctor’s office, but you may be surprised to know that there is a long history of color in the treatment of eye disease. The College of Syntonics, a 73-year-old institution, has long investigated color […]

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Music — Are you tuned in to what your music is doing to you?

September 30, 2013

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by Sheevaun Moran —  I was in a nice boutique the other day and noticed a song playing in the background that basically said, “My girlfriend is a jerk,” repeatedly. The next verse was something to the effect of, “I love my girlfriend and I am going to stay with her forever.” This was not […]

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Self-help for irritable bowel syndrome

September 28, 2013

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by Julia Busch —  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also called spastic colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, nervous stomach or irritable colon, is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. It affects approximately 10 to 20 percent of the general population. Considered a “functional” disorder that does not damage the bowel, the condition is caused by […]

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Music can enhance fertility while reducing stress

September 22, 2013

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by Sean Grace —  Month after month of disappointment can turn into years of despair as women face the uncertainty that comes with prolonged infertility. What begins as a time of planning and the anticipation of starting a family can sometimes shift from an optimistic outlook to one of incredible stress. How women and couples […]

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Damning report on state of U.S. health care

August 28, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Americans are living longer these days — an average of 78.2 years now — but we are sicker. Our senior years are increasingly marked by chronic illness or disability. The landmark study compared the U.S. with 34 other […]

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An IBS investigation

August 23, 2013

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by Diana Wiggins and Julie Oppenheimer —  What is it about those detective shows like CSI, 48 Hours or even House that have us tuning in every week for a new episode? For most people, it is the armchair detective work that we can do from our living rooms — participating in thinking through the […]

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Help for handling stress

August 21, 2013

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by Ada Porat — Are you getting your seven hours of free time a day? According to new research from Direct Line Insurance, seven hours — or six hours 59 minutes to be precise — is the minimum we need for a perfect work/life balance. The reality, of course, is a different matter. On average, […]

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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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