Headaches, Headaches, Headaches Identifying Causes and How to Treat Them

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October 1, 2015

Headaches, Headaches, Headaches  Identifying Causes and How to Treat Them by Ashleigh Muse, DC Headaches affect more than 45 million Americans per year, and people spend over $2 billion per year on over-the-counter medications. Ninety-five percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, cluster or migraines. The most common triggers of these headaches are due to joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck and shoulders, usually from poor…

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Acupuncture Treatment for Anxiety and Depression

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October 1, 2015

Acupuncture Treatment for Anxiety and Depression by Bryan L. Frank Anxiety and depression are commonplace in American society. Conventional treatments generally consist of pharmaceutical intervention and/or psychological counseling. However, acupuncture has shown to be beneficial for many that suffer from anxiety and depression, and offers a complementary or alternative solution for many that prefer less dependence on pharmaceuticals. While many Americans are familiar with the benefits of acupuncture for pain,…

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Choose Happiness

Choose Happiness Four Tips to Flip the Joy Switch by Linda Joy A recent Harris Interactive poll indicates that only one in three Americans are happy. Success, education, and increases in annual household income create only marginally more happiness. So what will it take to “go the distance?” Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness endeavors to discover just that. Its collection of intimate stories from more than two dozen…

September 1, 2015
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Flexible Mind, Flexible body

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August 25, 2015

Flexible Mind, Flexible body Reciprocal Yoga, a Mind-Body Connection by Kathi Springman In ancient times during the mummification process, the heart and the kidneys were left in the body, while the other organs were placed in jars. Two healthy kidneys are approximately the same weight as one healthy heart. There are many ways in which the kidney and heart partnership appears in everyday yoga practices. An example of this is…

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The Vaccine Push Mandatory Laws vs. Personal Choice

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July 28, 2015

    Front-page headlines about questionable research, corporate manipulations, purchased politicians, medical cover-ups and whistleblower reports have left Americans feeling hoodwinked and skeptical. According to a new Pew Research Center study, the public doesn’t trust the information they’re fed on issues such as genetically engineered crops and now, mandatory vaccines.   The current state of distrust of scientific statistics and their impact on our lives doesn’t bode well for lawmakers…

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Manifest Miracles Tapping Into the Field of Infinite Possibility

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June 30, 2015

    These are the first words Pam Grout speaks when she rises every morning before dancing her way into the bathroom. She plays a favorite uplifting tune such as Pharrell William’s Happy or Abba’s Dancing Queen and creates a sassy choreography complete with fist pumps, joyous jumps and a little rhythmic strutting.   Her easy positive actions take no longer than it would to worry, “How will I get…

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Shame, Addiction and Recovery Changing Our Story

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May 29, 2015

by Cindy Finley   Addiction has had a heavy stigma in our culture over the last several decades despite the fact that the American Medical Association (AMA) classified alcoholism as an illness in 1956 and proclaimed it a disease 10 years later. Additionally, in 1974 the AMA declared drug addiction a disease. Although many treatment options exist, unless the shame that precedes the addiction is addressed, relapse is inevitable.  …

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Gentling GRIEF Remedies to Heal the Heart

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February 1, 2015

by Kathleen Barnes Grief can arrive suddenly with the death of a loved one, serious illness, loss of a job, parental dementia or decaying relationship. In any case, it takes a toll. “Grief encompasses all of our thoughts and feelings. Mourning is when we put them into action by talking, crying, perhaps doing rituals,” explains Tracy Riley, a licensed clinical social worker and grief counselor in Jacksonville, Florida. “Grief isn’t something that’s over when you wake up one day,” Riley counsels. “It’s…

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Statins’ Silent Health Risks and Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol

by Jill M. White, PharmD Cholesterol,a waxy, fat-like sub- stance, is found in all cells of the human body. It is necessary for digestion, hormonal balance and brain health. Cholesterol is produced in the body by the liver, but is also from one’s diet. However, excess cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. Today, there are nearly 99 million American adults over age 20…

December 31, 2014
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Inflammation: A Problem and a Solution

by Don Greene   The holiday season, with all the sugar-rich food and drink, brings with it increased inflammation and a lot of aches and pains, including swelling of muscles, joints and connective tissue. Inflammation is vital to our health—it’s the body’s way of combating injuries and infection. However, chronic inflammation is one of the most serious problems most people are not aware of and one that can fester in the body for…

December 1, 2014
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