Wellness

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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Celebrate National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month in June

Celebrate National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month in June

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month and what better time to celebrate the season’s bounty? Spring is the perfect time of year for the most delicious fruits – like strawberries, watermelon and cantaloupe and veggies – like squash, zucchini and corn on the cob. Celebrate nature’s harvest by adding an assortment of mouthwatering fruits and veggies to your daily diet. Are you feeling sluggish after the long...

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Keeping Healthy for the Holidays

Watching what you eat during the holidays can be complicated. From the Thanksgiving carb fest to the many sweets of Christmas, you are going to end up eating something that isn’t so great for you – but don’t worry! We’ve come up with a handful of tips to help you stay healthy while you are celebrating the holidays. Keep Moving – Don’t stop your exercise regimen during the holidays! Whether it is snowing out or you are visiting...

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