Wellness

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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Take a Hike and Celebrate!

Today is National Take a Hike Day and what better way to celebrate than to get out and enjoy it! Hiking is a great way to stay active, no matter what your age, plus it can yield a multitude of health benefits. As part of National Take a Hike Day, we’re celebrating this wonderful activity and sharing a few of the health reasons why hiking should be on your list of must-dos: Hiking can help reduce your risk of heart disease and hypertension...

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Why You Need to Stay Hydrated

One of the most common things you’ll hear if you’re active during the summer months is, “You need to stay hydrated!” While staying hydrated during those hot summer months is paramount, year-round hydration is just as important. Sixty to seventy percent of our bodies is comprised of water, so it goes without saying that our cells rely on a fresh, constant intake of H2O. However, there are some benefits to staying properly hydrated that you might...

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