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Cure headaches without aspirin

November 15, 2013

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by Toffler Niemuth —  How many times a week do you get a headache? And of those times, how often did you pop some aspirin or ibuprofen to get instant relief? While it may not seem like a big deal, over time, taking those pills comes with its own side effects and health risks, including […]

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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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Pre-pregnancy cleansing

June 16, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart  —  Preventative medicine has lifelong benefits. The earlier you invest in your health, the greater the returns you can expect throughout life. Imagine the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as a young child or even before you were born. That is why preconception care can be very healing, not only for […]

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The truth about stress

October 8, 2012

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by Dr. Barbara Hare —  Stress is the body’s alarm system. It is a physiological reaction to a threat in the environment. You might be familiar with the term “fight-or-flight response,” which means that when confronted with a threat, the brain instantaneously triggers a release of stress hormones, which in turn create a series of […]

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Ai Chi — A symphony for the mind, body and spirit

September 17, 2012

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by Jane Copper —  Ai Chi, a simple water exercise and relaxation program, is performed using a combination of deep breathing and slow, broad movements of the arms, legs and torso in a flowing yet powerful progression. Ruth Sova, author and founder of the Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute, says, “Ai Chi, flowing aquatic energy, is […]

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Five simple steps to a happy body

September 8, 2012

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by Anna Filipski —  A happy body is one that is energetic and rested, rather than stressed and tense. These are definitely optimal states of being, and following are some tips on creating a happy body condition. It all begins with the nervous system. The autonomic nervous system can be split into two parts, sympathetic […]

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Infection Prevention

August 17, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people are concerned about the growing threat of infections that seemingly strike at random and do not respond well to drugs. These include: MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), the flesh-eating bacteria that has recently been in the news, and new strains of drug-resistant sexually transmitted diseases. Basic principles of infections […]

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Why is deep breathing so important?

August 11, 2012

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by Sheila Eastman —  We all breathe every second of every day and think nothing of it. If you watch a baby breathe, you will see the stomach expand on the inhale, like a balloon blowing up, and inflate on the exhale. However, if you put your hand on your chest and stomach right now, […]

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Coping with job loss and uncertainty

March 5, 2012

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by Dalena Watson —  In these times of economic uncertainty and widespread job loss, many of us who normally cope well with the stressors of life are beginning to suffer from anxiety and/or depression. While you may not have had a choice in leaving your job or taking a reduction in pay, there are some […]

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Stay energized in the heat

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Jane Hendricks —  Whether it is from wet heat or oven-dry heat, people may feel a drop in their energy levels as the temperature rises. The vascular system dilates, and the body’s heat-producing systems slow down, leaving one feeling sluggish. The appetite usually decreases due to the drop in caloric needs as the […]

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