by Sheila Julson
Twenty years ago, the nation was just beginning to rediscover nature’s remedies and the advantages of preventive health care. Yet Randy and Liz Lee, husband and wife, were on the cutting edge of the holistic health resurgence when they opened Midwest City’s first
The 2012 National Health Interview Survey, published in 2015, included a survey on the use of complementary medicine practices. Nearly 45,000 Americans were questioned, including more than 10,000 children between the ages of 4 and 17.
The survey found that nearly 12 percent of children had
A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in July confirms that physical activity in midlife can help reduce the chances of developing cognitive impairment in old age. Scientists studied data on the physical activity levels from 3,050 twins in Finland given questionnaires in
A clinical trial from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine found that participants in a six-day, Ayurvedic-based well-being program showed metabolic improvements in blood tests for inflammation, cardiovascular disease risk (CDR) and cholesterol levels.
Study participants consisted of 119 healthy men and women between
Researchers from Ohio State University, in Columbus, started with data from 6,432 participants in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, conducted in 1979, to study the impact that early job satisfaction has upon health as we age. The new study examined reports of job satisfaction
Research from the Ohio State University College of Public Health, in Columbus, suggests that the risk of childhood obesity, a growing concern in the U.S., can be reduced by putting children to bed before 8 p.m.
The researchers examined reports from mothers of 977 4-and-a-half-year-old children
A study from Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has linked autism spectrum disorder with prenatal exposure to organochlorine chemicals. The researchers examined 1,144 children born in southern California between 2000 and 2003 with mothers that had enrolled in a state-sponsored prenatal screening program. Blood tests
by Linda Sechrist
Holistic skin care practices are simple, healthy and sustainably good for people and the planet because they follow nature’s example.
Medical Doctor Alan M. Dattner, a 35-year pioneer in the field of holistic dermatology, faithfully follows nature’s principles in supporting skin health. His book,
by Shawn Messonnier
Many pet owners have chosen functional medicine for their own care, so they logically turn to it for their four-legged family members, as well. Most veterinarians are still unfamiliar with this approach to pet health care and may even discourage its use because
by Taylor Geiger
Kettlebell training promotes fat loss, toning of major muscle groups and greater functional strength, while requiring less time than its dumbbell counterpart.
“Kettlebells can replace almost all other exercise equipment in providing an all-in-one workout, combining strength and cardio benefits,” explains Shelly Bumpus, an
by Sandy C. Newbigging
Imagine being outside on a sunny day, looking at a clear blue sky. It’s natural to feel calm and wonderful while contemplating this expansive view.
Then a solitary bird flies across our field of vision. Noticing it takes our attention away from the stillness
by April Thompson
Peer pressure and body consciousness are universal challenges facing teens and their parents. Experts find that by modeling healthy habits and maintaining open lines of communication, adults can help foster healthy independent thinking and responses to inevitable situations.
Respect Developing Capacities
Some teen struggles are
by Judith Fertig
Sales of gluten-free products reached $973 million in 2014 and are projected to grow to $2.34 billion in 2019, according to Packaged Facts, a market research publisher. Many such products cost more than their gluten-based counterparts.
The latest study, published in the American
by Randy Kambic
Following up on the success of her bestselling book Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases, Julia Schopick plans to spread awareness of the efficacy of low dose naltrexone (LDN) in treating autoimmune and other ailments later this year with a new
by Meredith Montgomery
The latest National Health Interview Survey available, from 2012, shows that 33 percent of adults and 12 percent of children together spend $30.2 billion annually out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches, just under 10 percent of such U.S. healthcare expenditures. Insurance rarely covers complementary
by Lisa Marshall
Eat less, move more. These words have been the cornerstone of diet advice for decades, leading millions of Americans to greet the new year with vows to cut calories and hit the gym. In all, one in five U.S. adults are dieting at
by Joious Melodi
Many times, our inner voice tells us there is much more to our life than we are capable of experiencing at the present moment. So, what is it that keeps us from living and becoming the person that we long to be?
by Kimberley Mertens
When life is in overdrive, or we get caught in the fight-or-flight mode, we may not realize that stress is also held deep within our facial tissues. It’s time to slow down; take a deep, cleansing breath; and rejoice in our natural beauty.
Trinity School of Natural Health, in Warsaw, Indiana, is bringing its Foundational Event to Tulsa January 19 to 25. This informative, seven-day learning experience will take place at the Double Tree Hilton Tulsa-Warren Place.
Attendees will learn the knowledge needed to improve their own health and
Naturopathic Doctor Michele Menzel, owner of Energetic Wellness, in Edmond, will host her fourth Transformation Seminar in January (TBA). The event coincides with the grand opening of a larger Energetic Wellness facility, located at 2851 West Edmond Road, in Edmond, and The Real Café, a
Radiant Living, in Oklahoma City, is hosting a Meditation with Essential Oils and Singing Bowls class from 7 to 8:30 p.m., January 11.
Led by Dana Carpenter, this event features silent and guided meditation while Mel Wooden plays the singing bowls. Participants will use all of
An Ashtanga Vinyasa, Primary Series class will be offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays beginning January 8 at You Power Yoga, in Edmond. Students practice in unison and without music.
Ashtanga’s athletic flow merges with strength, flexibility and stamina for a powerful, healing practice
Jamie Csizmadia, a local medium specializing in life-transformative guidance, is offering 30-for-30 Thursdays to all new and current clients on the third Thursday of the month, beginning in January. In these 30-minute sessions, Csizmadia works rapidly with each client’s spirit team to provide customized solutions,
The Health Patch, in Midwest City, is offering buy-one-get-one-half-off specials each week this month on specific retail products.
Multivitamin tablets and capsules will kick off the sale from January 2 to 7, followed by trace mineral maintenance from January 9 to 14. Customers can purchase chewable
Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center, a nonprofit charitable organization in Oklahoma City, will participate in the Have-a-Heart campaign from February 7 to 14. Community groups, parent groups, health food stores and more can help raise awareness and funds to get children the care they need.
You Power Yoga, in Edmond, will offer a Prenatal Yoga class at noon on Saturdays this month. Taught by Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor Mona Chamhidray, the class is taught in four 75-minute workshop-style sessions and is suitable for all levels.
Studies show that prenatal yoga may
by Keith Bishop
Targeting thyroid function may be a significant factor in a successful fat-loss program. Thyroid hormones support many bodily functions, including metabolism and energy. If metabolism is low, fewer calories are burned. If fewer calories are burned, one will have a difficult time burning
Around holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas, the sugar tends to accumulate in our homes, and parents often find themselves and their children eating more sugar and chemical additives than they normally do. A simple trick to taming this sugar consumption is
The human body is made up of trillions of cells organized into tissues, organs and body systems. To function optimally, the body needs five important things: oxygen, pure water, nutrition, elimination and homeostasis (even temperature).
Oxygen comes from the air we breathe, and we can increase
by Zac Howe
For those that catch themselves doing more diddly-squats than actual squats at the gym, remember that good workouts depend on purpose and intensity, not time. Create a plan utilizing the tips below to get the most bang for your metabolic buck.
Use Food as
by Sheila Julson
Petra Whisenhunt (nee: Bray) knows what it’s like to overcome adversity in search of a successful and fulfilling career. Today, as owner of Petra’s Massage Therapy, she takes pride in providing holistic, top-notch massage and wellness services in a warm, welcoming environment where
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