Wellness

The Link Between Food Allergies and Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, will affect about 1 in 3 adults in the U.S., making it one of the most common medical diagonoses. A doctor doesn’t have to get very far in his or her practice to encounter high blood pressure. High blood pressure was first recognized by health practitioners around 3,000 years ago, though the condition was called “hard pulse disease” at the time. Many old writings offer a variety of approaches to...

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Tips for Staying Heart Healthy

A quick review of the history of heart disease shows that hardening of the arteries and build-up of plaque have been with us for a long time. How long? The mummies of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt show signs of hardened arteries. Descriptions of heart disease in medical writings, however, are sporadic until we get to the Industrial Age. By the 1700s, references to heart disease and angina began to appear with more frequency. By the middle of...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Natural Ways to Reduce Your Risk

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It’s important that women everywhere understand that they are at risk for breast cancer and to know what they can to fight it. Our staff has come up with some great ways to lower your risk: Exercise and Stay Fit – It should go without saying that maintaining a healthy weight and staying active are the best, most natural ways to lower your risk of breast cancer. The older you get, the more...

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Healthy Halloween: Trick or Treating the Gluten-Free Way

Halloween is a time for treats but can be a real drag for children with celiac disease or gluten issues. Instead of keeping your children off the streets or not allowing them to get involved with the festivities, there are a variety of methods you can use to keep things exciting for children. Have Your Own Halloween Event – By hosting your own Halloween event, you have control over the treats served to the children. There are plenty of...

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Depression and Neurotransmitters

Far too often we talk with people dealing with depression, anxiety and/or insomnia. The problem may have many components including some current situational issues or past trauma. It is always good to work with different healthcare professionals, each having its particular strengths when helping people work through these issues. We like to look at things from a biochemical point of view. By this I mean that even if you have current or past life...

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Fibromyalgia: Past, Present, and Future

The term “fibromyalgia” first appeared in 1976. Research  shows that symptoms suspiciously similar to current descriptions have been with us for a long time. “Depression haunts my days. My weary nights are filled with pain as though something were relentlessly gnawing at my bones.” (Book of Job).  Florence Nightingale became ill while working on the front lines and never really recovered. She was virtually bedridden much of the rest...

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