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3 Ways to Stay Present During the Holiday Season

3 Ways to Stay Present During the Holiday Season

Dashing through the snow… on my way to finish the holiday shopping, wrap the gifts, bake cookies, back to the store, company party, mail the cards… phew, where did the holidays go?! So many expectations to have the “perfect” holiday season complete with all of the trimmings, that often the months of November and December fly by in a blur. The following are three ways to make sure you enjoy and stay present through this holiday season….

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How to be your healthiest self prior to getting pregnant

How to be your healthiest self prior to getting pregnant

The decision to get pregnant is a big one. One of the biggest an individual and a couple face. So much goes into the decision — are you ready as a couple? Are you ready as an individual? Is the timing appropriate with your chosen career path? Are your finances in order? And, is your health optimal for getting pregnant and growing a baby?…

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Fish Oil 101

Fish Oil 101

By: Lauren Whitaker (ND Candidate 2016) Omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) can be obtained by including fish in your diet or taking a supplement. Both EPA and DHA are types of Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. Supplementation often also contains vitamin E, A, C, D, B vitamins, calcium, or iron. The essential fatty acids found in fish oil function as energy sources, assist cellular membrane production (especially in the nervous system, our brains are roughly 10% DHA!), reduce pain and swelling, and prevent blood from clotting easily. Here……

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Help Your Child Sleep Better, Naturally

Help Your Child Sleep Better, Naturally

It’s a little ironic that babies and children need much more sleep than adults, yet always seem to be waking up their parents! If your child has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, it’s not just an annoyance for you–lost sleep has many negative effects on children, including drowsiness, reduced immunity, short tempers, memory and concentration loss, and increased risk of diabetes, among others! If your child isn’t sleeping the recommended number of sleep hours nightly, what can you do to help? Do Not Give Your Child Medication As much as parents……

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Probiotics!

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Probiotics!

By: Eryn O’Connell (ND Candidate 2016) Did you know our bodies are home to a numerous and diverse population of microorganisms that are invisible to the naked eye, and our coexistence with these tiny creatures provides an essential foundation for our health and well-being? Many species of bacteria, fungi, and archaea cover all aspects of our bodies including our skin, ears, nose, eyes, mouth, digestive and urinary tracts. In fact, these microscopic organisms outnumber our own cells by 10:1! This is an example of a symbiotic relationship in which the microorganisms and……

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Therapeutic Massage is for More than Your Muscles: 5 Unexpected Benefits

Therapeutic Massage is for More than Your Muscles: 5 Unexpected Benefits

Centuries of science and experimentation surround the healing power of touch, and today the field of therapeutic massage and bodywork accomplishes a tremendous range of treatments. True, massage is typically considered helpful for ailments involving the muscles and other structural components of the body, but there is a huge range of problems massage can be used to treat or soothe beyond back pain. Massage can enrich or improve most people’s lives in some way–here are a few unconventional benefits of massage therapy to consider: Improves Circulation Massage improves blood flow throughout the……

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First Aid

Some of the most frequent calls I get from parents are for first aid. After assessing that the injury or illness can be treated at home, I then instruct the parent how to treat their child with a particular medication or natural remedy. All too frequently essential...

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Cold Treatment

Wet Sock Treatment Effects of the Wet Sock Treatment This treatment acts to reflexively increase the circulation and decrease congestion in the upper respiratory passages, head, and throat. It has a sedating action and many patients report that they sleep much better...

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Allergy Treatment

For more than 35 million Americans, the change of seasons from winter to spring heralds more than just the start of baseball games and better weather. . .it also means seasonal allergies are just around the corner. Allergies are an inappropriate response by the body’s...

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