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Serotonin Theory of Depression Debunked, Image: freshidea/AdobeStock.com- The idea that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance—specifically, a serotonin deficiency—has been...

Under-Appreciating the Benefits of Solitude, Image: sergign/AdobeStock.comReflection May Help with Problem Solving, Self-Worth and More
- Getting lost in our thoughts may improve problem solving, increase creativity, enhance imagination and provide a better sense of...

Ultra-Processed Food Linked with Cancer and Mortality Risks, Image: Shisu_ka/AdobeStock.com - A new study supports the public health importance of staying away from ultra-processed foods, finding a significant association with...

Strategies for Better Quality of Life with Age, Image:   - Both women and men are asking what they can do to harness their physical and emotional well-being during the holidays and...

Stretching and Balance Exercises Can Avert Mental Decline, Image: MIA Studio/AdobeStock.com - To protect against memory loss, simple stretching and balance exercises work as well as hard-driving aerobics, concludes a new study from...

Fruit and Vitamin B6 May Relieve Anxiety and Depression, Image: Jo Sonn/Unsplash.com- The best strategy to stay upbeat may be to reach for the fruit bowl, suggests a new study comparing the habits and mental states of 428 people published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Researchers at the UK’s Aston University found...

Longevity Diet Also <br />Involves Fasting, Image: logo3in1/AdobeStock.com - After reviewing hundreds of studies on nutrition, diseases and longevity in laboratory animals and humans, the optimal diet for longevity has “lots of legumes, whole grains and...

Integrative Bodywork, Image: Techniques that Benefit and Balance the Whole Body 
- More and more people are finding that integrative bodywork is an important tool for feeling "better in their bodies" and living their lives to their utmost potential. People are living longer and want...

Probiotic May Increase Skin Moisture, Image: Oksana/AdobeStock.com - Dry skin can afflict people at any age, particularly those living in dry climates, and it is commonplace in older people due...

Viewing Art Online Improves Well-Being, Image: Visualmind/AdobeStock.com- Art and music have long been said to soothe the savage soul, and hundreds of studies have shown that people’s moods...

Pump Iron to Boost Sleep, Image: daxiao productions/AdobeStock.com - For the one in three Americans that are sleep-deprived, working out with resistance exercises to strengthen muscles may produce longer and deeper shuteye than...

Consider Herbs from Traditional Asian Medicine for Diabetes, Image: Anna Pou/Pexels.com - Diabetes is rampant in the world today, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, but it was also a health condition many centuries ago among...

Practice Sitting Tai Chi to Recover from a Stroke, Image: Elnur/AdobeStock.com - Tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, typically involves moving the arms and feet in intricate, slow patterns, but a new study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke found...

Eat Grains to Reduce Inflammation and Liver Disease Risk, Image: Polina Tankilevitch/Pexels.com - Although most Americans eat only one-third of the recommended amount, nutrient-rich, whole grains already have been shown to play a key role in...

Sleep: The Key to Healthy Aging, Image: by Mary E. Miller-Wilson 
- After more than a decade managing Functional Medicine patients, the single biggest issue plaguing men and women alike is a lack of quality sleep. Life in 2022 is fast-paced, stress levels are high for most people, and managing/balancing home and work life is a...

Pellet and Forget It, Image: Dr. Keri TopouzianDr. Keri Topouzian Now Offers On-Demand Delivery System for Bioidentical Hormone Therapy 
- Hormone pellet therapy uses tiny hormone pellets that provide an on-demand delivery system to replenish the missing amounts of estrogen and testosterone. Pellets are designed to add to or replace hormones and are biologically identical to...

Tips for Early Detection and Prevention of Breast Cancer , Image:   - Draw a breast map and record the presence of any lumps or changes in breast tissue. Follow up...

Loosen Up and Achieve Balance, Image: Dr Sibyl adjusting patientChiropractic Care During Pregnancy 
- During pregnancy, the mother’s body goes through many physical and hormonal changes in a short nine-month period. The weight of the baby shifts toward the front of the body, causing stress and stretching to muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves in the...

Heal from the Inside Out, Image: Healthy Holistic Skin Care 
- We check the mirror daily for healthy, glowing skin and have a daily skin care routine. That routine becomes more complicated when seasons change, our bodies age and new products hit the shelves. Each person’s skin requires a different type of attention and care. The holistic approach...

Tips for Heart HealthThe Key to Good Heart Health is Prevention 
- The key to good heart health is prevention. Family history, oral health and endocrine health such as low thyroid, adrenal function and diabetes all play a part. There are tests one can use to help identify early signs of heart trouble in each...

Veronica Zador International Institute of Yoga Therapyon Yoga Therapy for Heart Health 
- Veronica Zador, certified yoga therapist and experienced registered yoga teacher, established and directs International Institute of Yoga Therapy, Michigan’s first fully accredited yoga therapy program. Zador has more than 30 years of experience in the field, has published...

Sunlight As A Nutrient- Sunlight is as important to your body as Vitamin C or Calcium. Research shows that sun exposure is necessary for good health. It boosts your mood, strengthens your bones, and may lower your risk for certain cancers, among other...

The Need for NAD, Image: NAD Therapy Boosts Energy in Brain Cells 
- NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a naturally occurring molecule that is essential for the metabolism of every cell in the body. More specifically, NAD reacts with oxygen in the mitochondria in each cell to produce...

Have You Trained Your Brain Today? Neurofeedback for brain health and wellness - Natural Awakenings November 2021Neurofeedback: A Natural Approach for Brain Health and Wellness 
- Neurofeedback is a safe, drugless, noninvasive approach to helping your brain regulate better. While neurofeedback isn’t necessarily a treatment for any condition, a few of the issues we have helped children and adults with include memory...

Its Time to Start Taking Vitamin D Again by Lee RossanoAdequate Levels Have Multiple Benefits 
- Vitamin D is essential to human health. The benefits of adequate vitamin D levels in the body can include a strengthened immune system, colon health, improved mood, strong bones and teeth, heart function and...

Memory Health - Edward Shehab and his motherThe science tells us it’s never too early but it can be too late:
Brain Health May be the Key to Warding off Alzheimer's and Dementia
Edward Shehab is on the front lines of the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia. He’s the managing partner for Memory Health, a company whose product, also called Memory Health, is a patented all-natural brain enhancer developed following...

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