One common question is this: as adults can we increase our capacity for resilience in order to lead more fulfilling lives? When tough times bring you down, your ability to cope in a positive way is known as resilience. Resilience is critical to well-being throughout our lifetime. And the answer is YES. Resilience is not […]
The health of your heart – and actually of your entire body – depends upon a strong network of blood vessels. From the womb through old age, healthy arteries, capillaries and veins are essential for optimal functioning of all organs, muscles and nerves. They fuel and cleanse your body in two ways: efficient nutrient delivery […]
Water. We can’t live without it. Literally. It comprises about 70% of adult body weight and even more for infants and children. Essential to every cell in the body, water helps to . . . • maintain normal temperature through sweating and respiration • regulate thirst and appetite • transport nutrients in the bloodstream • […]
The common cold: drippy nose, nagging cough, sore throat, clogged sinuses, and congestion. It’s miserable, spreads quickly (person-to-person or through the air), affects people of all ages, and hits nearly any time of the year, but especially in the spring and fall. It’s the most prevalent type of upper respiratory infection (URI) and is caused […]
Do you enjoy a no-sugar-added soda with dinner every night? What about a low-sugar, high protein ‘nutrition bar’ after a workout? At the office, are you mindlessly grazing through the low-sugar or no-sugar added cookies? Do you read food labels to see where on the ingredient list sugars are hidden? If you’re regularly drawn to […]
Yes, we are aging. Every day. That’s a simple fact of life. But we’re also living longer than ever before and we have a remarkable opportunity to enjoy our longevity by making good choices and paying attention to the role of healthy cognitive function (HCF) in our overall ability to live – and age – […]
You’ve just enjoyed a southwest burrito at your favorite restaurant. Now, you’re feeling as if someone has lit a fire in your upper abdomen and the flames are reaching up your throat. That’s acid reflux. It’s triggered when stomach acid backs up into your food pipe (the esophagus). Acid reflux (commonly called heartburn) is a […]
Detoxification is a natural healing process that incorporates resting, cleansing, and nourishing the body from the inside out. By eliminating toxins, then fueling your body with healthy nutrients, a planned period of detox can strengthen your body’s natural “Detox Team” and help maintain optimum health. Holistic physicians and proponents of detoxing suggest following a […]
How Acupuncture Can Decrease Markers Of Stress To Lower Blood Pressure Hypertension is a common problem among adults living in developed countries. Up to half of all people suffer from an elevation in their blood pressure, some of whom have blood pressure increases as a result of stress. According to Western medical principles, high blood […]
Long before the ancient Greek surgeon Galen carried out meticulous dissections of the heart, the Egyptians wrote about health and disease in relation to how the heart “speaks in vessels” with the rest of the body. Today, physicians may not associate the heart with the soul (or soul mates), but many credit early Egyptian medical […]
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