“It’s a Skill, not a Pill!”
Apr 04, 2011 06:44PM ● By Kathy Doner, MD
Have your ever had trouble falling asleep? Or do you wake up and just lie there frustrated, worried about not getting enough sleep? Did you know that lack of sleep is associated with weight gain, poor performance in school and motor vehicle accidents? And what do the pharmaceutical companies offer as the solution? Pills!Read More »
Beyond Hormones: The Elements of Love, Sex & Spirituality
Apr 04, 2011 06:38PM ● By By Diana Daffner, C.S., M.A.
In the beginning, when love is new, romance, courting and conquest are aphrodisiacs, stimulants that increase our appetite for sexual union. Eventually the chase ends, hearts are won, and lifetime pledges are made. The happy couple says "I do," strolls off into the sunset together, destined to be lovers forever.Read More »
Do Your Supplements Pass the Test?
Apr 04, 2011 06:32PM ● By Kim Fisichella
Chronic disease is on the rise. 1 out of 8 people are affected by diabetes. Over 50 percent of deaths are caused from heart disease and cancer. 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with some form of cancer. In 2007, US drug sales reached $280 billion, with 95 percent of them treating only symptoms. Yet most diseases are preventable and nutritionally related. Over the last 50 years, nutrient values in our foods have plummeted. Over-planting, soil depletion and widespread use of chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides combined with modern manufacturing methods destroy or weaken many of the nutrients in our foods.Read More »
If Comfort Had a Flavor…
Apr 04, 2011 06:30PM
"If comfort had a flavor, what would it be?" asked an advertisement inside a Starbucks store. "Vanilla," was the answer it provided. And the store probably sold a lot of vanilla that day, because we all want comfort.Read More »
The Signs Of Addictions
Apr 04, 2011 06:28PM ● By Dr. Kevin Kilday, PhD
Anybody who uses drugs or alcohol can become an addict. Addiction has no age limit and even teenagers can become addicted. Some people are more susceptible to addiction than others but addiction can strike anybody who uses. It is a gamble and there is no definitive way to tell in advance if you will develop an addiction.Read More »
The Feeling Is the Healing
Apr 04, 2011 06:19PM ● By Robert Winn
Humans are strange: we don't like to feel our feelings. When we have a difficult emotion, like anger, irritation, grief, anxiety, embarrassment or guilt, we wish it would go away. We resist the feeling and push it away. We "stuff it," literally, into our emotional bodies and our cells. This is not healthy.Read More »
More of What you Love!: Articles you'll only find online.
Apr 04, 2011 03:09PM
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The Top Ten Reasons to Go to the Dentist
Apr 04, 2011 02:57PM ● By Chris Edwards, DDS
Dental check ups include screening for oral cancer. Every hour of every day someone in the United States dies from oral cancer. It is highly curable if diagnosed in the early stages. Visiting your Dentist for regular dental check ups and avoiding tobacco products are the key factors in detecting and preventing oral cancer.Read More »
Holiday Stress? Get Crackin!
Apr 04, 2011 02:54PM ● By Dr. Daniel Weber
Chiropractic adjustments have well-known affects on various musculoskeletal ailments, but there is a growing body of evidence that confirms chiropractic’s positive effects on immunity and the body’s ability to adapt to stress; specifically the biological processes of DNA repair.Read More »
Healthy Teeth Tips
Apr 04, 2011 02:53PM ● By Dr. Harold Brooks
The holidays can be hard on teeth. We tend to eat out much more often than usual disrupting our dental health routine. Did you know that bacteria from your mouth can go to your heart and cause damage? It's important to brush and floss so the gums won't bleed moving the bacteria into the bloodstream, eventually reaching the heart. Take your floss with you! Flossing doesn't have to be all that hard. With the new floss picks, flossing can be done anytime and anywhere. Carry them in your car, pocket or purse.Read More »
Fish oils: A cure for depression?
Apr 04, 2011 02:49PM
On a worldwide basis more working days are lost to depression than to any other illness. The incidence of depression is growing with people born within the last 50 years being twice as likely to suffer from it than were their parents. Dr. Joseph Hibbeln of the National Institutes of Health believes that the reason for the increase in depression can be directly attributed to a major shift in dietary patterns, specifically fat intake. He points out that the vast increase in the use of soy, corn, palm and cottonseed oils in the last 100 years has totally changed the traditional ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the diet. Soy oil consumption in the US, for example, has increased thousand-fold in the last 100 years helping to skew the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio from about 1:1 to today's 16:1. This, Dr. Hibbeln believes, spells trouble. The brain consists pretty well entirely of fat so clearly one's fat intake could affect one's brain composition, particularly the ion channels which channel signals in and out of the brain. There is also evidence that low levels of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with low levels of the mood hormone serotonin. Dr. Hibbeln's hypothesis is supported by the fact that the incidence of depression is considerably lower in countries with a high fish consumption.Read More »