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Keeping Seasonal Allergies Under Control

Seasonal allergy generally refers to a specific allergic immune response to any number of pollens and molds.

Clean Homes, Clean Streams, Clean Conscience

Since WWII, thousands of chemicals have been introduced into our daily environment. Some of the most harmful that pose the greatest risk to our children are those inside our own homes.

5 Ways to Create Unlimited Profits with a Holistic Business

To be both a successful business owner and a healer in spiritual growth and holistic practices, three actions are essential: Show Up. Be You. Make Money.

Coconut Oil

for the Winter Skin and Hair Blahs
One of the best ways to fight winter dryness is shampooing less often or washing with conditioner only. This method helps hair from being stripped of its nutrients. For dry, itchy, scalp, apply a small amount of a light oil prior to blowing dry, or even when air drying.

Brain SPECT Imaging

Helps in Assessing and Treating Complex Neuropsychiatric Conditions
A number of complex neuropsychiatric disorders are difficult to treat. There are two main reasons for this. First is the frequent presence of coexisting conditions, which in turn generate multiple signs and symptoms.
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American College of Physicians Recommends Massage and Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

In February, the American College of Physicians (ACP) issued new guidelines for treating low back pain that recommend massage, acupuncture and other non-pharmacologic treatments as the first treatments of choice.

A Natural Solution to Sleep Apnea

Many people believe sleep apnea is caused by a sagging soft pallet in the throat. According to Master Herbalist Steven Frank, it actually results from a diminishing signal from the brain to the diaphragm during the transition from semi-wakefulness into the next stage of lighter sleep.

New Progress in Cardiology Research

In a new Interheart study spanning 50 countries, doctors recommend that the most effective way to assess and improve a patient’s cardiovascular risk level is to use multi-marker screening panels, instead of a single, conventional lipid-only testing (compromised of total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides).

Rolfing Structural Integration Improves Sitting Posture

When sitting, many people believe that pulling their shoulders back, lifting up the chest and tucking in their buttocks to eliminate the curve of the lower back creates a healthy posture.

No Stigma Required for Conception Issues

Anxiety, inadequacy, uncertainty, frustration, sadness and hopelessness are some of the many emotions that make the struggle to conceive a child something many couples would rather keep to themselves.

Increasing Movement and Flexibility as We Age

Children move with the freedom to jump up or roll around without fear of injury, movements taking them in many directions—up, down, around and even upside-down.
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Archive »Healing Ways

Proven Relief for Shingles

Six Drug-Free Ways to Preempt the Pain
Natural, effective alternative treatments to dramatically reduce and relieve chronic pain.
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Archive »Natural Healing

Break Free of Chronic Pain

Natural Ways to Feel Much Better
For the one in four Americans that suffer chronic pain with little help outside of risky opioids, alternative approaches can offer dramatic relief.
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Archive »Wellness and Anti-Aging

Stay Sharp

Powerful Ways to Avoid Mental Decline
The latest research points to simple lifestyle changes that produce remarkable results in staving off or slowing up Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
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Archive »Beauty and Skin Care

Holistic Dermatology

Inner Health, Radiant Skin
Food allergies and gut parasites can dull our complexion, but through switch-ups in diet and using holistic facial products, we can restore a healthy natural glow.
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Archive »Perfect Weight

Weight-Loss Saboteurs

Tackling Obesity’s Hidden Causes
If you’re among the many of us that can’t keep pounds off, the cause may lurk in an imbalance in gut bacteria, thyroid function, immune response or exercise method.
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Archive »Healthy Kids

How a Brain Grows

Five Ways to Aid Development
Try these scientifically backed tips, designed for parents and caregivers, to positively influence a child’s developing brain.
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Health Briefs

Ginger Relieves Infected Root Canals

Natural Oral Health Treatment

High-Intensity Workouts May Keep People Coming Back

Irregular Exercisers Find HIIT Enjoyable

Why Lyme Disease Ticks Thrive in the North

Take Higher Caution in Cool, High-Humidity Climates

Vitamin D Helps Babies Grow Strong Bones and Muscle

Supplement for Healthy Little Ones

Inactive Lifestyle Accelerates Aging

Being Sedentary Associated with Shorter Telomere Lengths

Healthy Eating Can Improve Bone Density in Women

Benefit of Consuming Low-Inflammatory Foods