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One Minute Yoga Practice To Do Anywhere/Anytime

At this moment, do you notice accumulated stress in your body? That slight clenching in your jaw, furrow in your brow, tension in your shoulders, tightness in your belly? The tools of Yoga Therapy are so powerful because they are accessible and meet us right where we are. The following exercise can help to release [...]

24 Aug, 2016|By |Meditation, Wellness|

4 Brain Boosting Properties of Resveratrol

What do pistachios, peanuts, blueberries, and grapes have in common? In addition to providing a tasty snack, they are all sources of Resveratrol - a naturally occurring substance found in certain plants that offers a number of health benefits to the brain! Resveratrol is a type of phytoalexin - a substance produced by plant tissues [...]

15 Aug, 2016|By |Inflammation, Nutrition|

5 Ways To Establish A Healthy Gut

Research over the last 10 years has revealed a great deal about the nature of bacterial flora (the microorganisms that live in our digestive system) and the vital role they play in our health. Because the immune system is largely housed in the intestines it makes sense that the 100 trillion (100,000,000,000,000!) bacteria in the [...]

27 Jul, 2016|By |Wellness|

Is Low-Dose Naltrexone Safe for Artificial Heart Valve Recipients?

Q: I have read that Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) should not be taken by people who have had organ transplants. Does this include an artificial aortic heart valve? Also, does it affect INR levels and should Warfarin dosage need to be readjusted? Low-dose naltrexone is a specially compounded capsule of 1.5 to 4.5 mg of naltrexone [...]

20 Jul, 2016|By |Treatments|

3 Steps to A Better Brain

Memory loss and cognitive decline is a battle most people will face as they age. But it is this really part of the “normal” aging process? Not necessarily. Current research is revealing that what we believed to be degenerative changes in the brain associated with the normal aging process could actually be the result of [...]

13 Jul, 2016|By |Wellness|

Vitamin D – For More Than Strong Bones

Though there is an abundance of research on the health benefits of Vitamin D, some estimate that up to 80% of certain populations in the US may have lower than advisable levels in the body. Furthermore, the definition of what constitutes a deficiency has changed over the years, making analysis of the scale of the [...]

06 Jul, 2016|By |Bone Health, Nutrition|

5 Ways to Treat a Migraine without Drugs

As migraine sufferers will attest, a migraine headache can be caused by any number of factors, meaning that there is no one-size-fits-all remedy. Therefore, keeping an open mind and exploring some alternative treatments could actually be the key to becoming migraine-free. Fortunately, people seeking migraine relief have a wide range of treatments available to them, [...]

29 Jun, 2016|By |Treatments|

Does Raw Kale Interfere with Calcium Absorption?

Q: I know that calcium is a necessary mineral and one that, if properly assimilated, is useful in many pain situations. I, and many others, have been adding kale, spinach, beet greens, and chard to protein shakes, a current "thing to do." But I have read that kale and spinach, among other foods, contain oxalic [...]

22 Jun, 2016|By |Bone Health, Nutrition|

Moving Beyond Trauma: Healing Therapies for PTSD

Earlier this week, reports of the worst mass-shooting in US history spread rapidly over the internet and news media, sending shock-waves throughout the country and abroad. When horrific events occur, it can trigger intense emotions ranging from feelings of anger, to sadness, confusion, fear, and even a sense of hopelessness – and these are all [...]

16 Jun, 2016|By |Mental Health, Treatments|

3 Steps to Preventing a Migraine

As anyone who suffers from the condition knows, a migraine is much more than a bad headache. It is a collection of neurological symptoms that may include throbbing pain on one side of the head, neck pain or stiffness, nausea, vomiting, and/or visual distortions called aura. The severity of migraine symptoms can vary widely from [...]

09 Jun, 2016|By |Treatments|
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