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Confidence: A skill you can learn

February 16, 2014

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by James S. Payne —  Just what is confidence? Confidence is knowing you are going to succeed before you execute a task, regardless of what others may tell you. Mark McGwire, homerun champion, was asked during a national television interview: “What are you doing differently now that has made you so great?” His matter-of-fact response: […]

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Quick life makeover

October 7, 2013

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by Kathy Gates —  You can try to chalk it up to “they have less to do than I do.” But let us face it, anybody who has an organized, smooth-flowing life has to work at it. I even heard one client try to pass it off as good genes, saying that organized people have […]

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Helping kids help themselves by using yoga

August 11, 2013

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by Jennifer Schaecher —  There has been lots of talk lately about yoga and its myriad benefits. Strength, flexibility, balance, relaxation and energy — you can experience all of them through the practice of yoga. But, you can get even more out of it if you invite the kids to participate, too. A few schools […]

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Rosemary — A great addition to your food

May 18, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Rosemary grows on a small evergreen shrub belonging to the Labiatae family, and is related to mint. The tops of its leaves look like flat, deep green pine-tree needles, while they are silver-white on their underside. Rosemary’s memorable flavor and unique health benefits make it an indispensable herb for every […]

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Meditation lowers heart rate and blood pressure

September 27, 2012

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by Sarah McLean —  About 10 million Americans say they practice meditation daily. Like taking time daily to brush their teeth, those who meditate usually practice 10 to 30 minutes of silence each day, which gives them a break from the constant bombardment of information everyone faces. Whether practiced on its own, or following yoga […]

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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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Better posture for optimal health

August 22, 2012

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by Scott White —  If you eat properly, work out regularly and strengthen your body, you are ahead of the game, compared to most Americans. Health is important to you; you set your goals and stick to them. With all these healthy behaviors, you certainly are doing the best you can, right? What you might […]

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The water connection

February 27, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  Water — we bathe in it, swim in it, get some of our food from it and, most importantly, drink it. Seventy percent of our beautiful planet is comprised of water. We literally cannot live without it; in fact, we cannot live more than one week without it. We love water. […]

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Natural treatment options for osteoarthritis

February 26, 2012

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by Denise Jenderzak —  Struggling with arthritic pain can be frustrating and challenging. For those with osteoarthritis (OA), the pain affects all areas of their lives. Sleep is disrupted, and the ability to focus and concentrate is diminished. Irritability and depression can occur. As the disease progresses, many patients are forced to give up activities […]

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Tai chi engages mind and body

February 25, 2012

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by Jana Stolins —  “There was a sense of stillness and meditative gracefulness about it,” said Dr. Bruce McFarlane, a retired family physician, as he described what first attracted him 17 years ago to the ancient Chinese tradition of set movements known as tai chi. He soon learned to achieve a calm fluidity, which requires […]

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Healing depression and anxiety

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel —  Many people will make their way into the doctor’s office with complaints of fatigue and anxiety or lack of energy, drive and focus. In many cases, attending physicians dispense anti-depressants (sometimes like candy), such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) as a means to treat symptoms of depression or anxiety. […]

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Treating whiplash with myofascial release

February 24, 2012

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by Maria G. Troia —  Whiplash is a nonmedical term that describes a set of symptoms usually caused by a rear-end collision, but also can be caused by sports injuries, falls or other movements where a similar rapid extension-flexion motion of the head and neck occurs. These symptoms typically include neck pain, difficulty turning the […]

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