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Chronic Pain and Discomfort are NOT Normal – You CAN Choose to Feel Better

Far too many people today accept pain and discomfort as a way of life. “It is what it is” may be the most frustrating sentence in our popular vernacular – especially when people are referring to themselves and how poorly they feel. First, pain is NOT the default condition for human beings. Second, living in more >

Healthy Supplements: Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil – Which is Better?

With the legalization of marijuana for medical use, and in some states for recreational use as well, we’re seeing quite a bit of confusion about the healing properties of the long-illegal substance. Perhaps understandably, many are skeptical about how “getting high” can be considered a responsible use of healthy supplements, to help the body recover more >

Tara Stiles – A Unique Approach to Yoga and Health

One of the most prolific producers of yoga information for the consumer is Strala Yoga creator and advocate, Tara Stiles. With more than a dozen books published, some three dozen Strala instructions videos produced, and with Strala studios located around the world, Tara has become a real force in the yoga and health niche of more >

Chronic Inflammation and Weight Gain

Inflammation is part of the body’s response to infection and tissue damage, and it is crucial to the healing process. It is also important for muscle growth with exercise but, conversely, chronic inflammation may be part of the reason for weight gain and muscle loss in aging. Inflammation is the body’s response to microbial, autoimmune, more >

Chronic Pain – Alternative Treatments

Treatment for chronic pain is one of the major focuses of my practice. Because of this, I think it’s important to explore alternative treatments for pain, since many people do not respond to medication and other traditional pain therapies. After all, if such were not the case, we would not be talking about chronic pain, more >

Latest Health News and Headlines for You and Your Family

As a continuing feature of our work here at the blog, we hope to be able to offer glimpses into what’s going on in the world of health and wellness news that affects you and your family on a monthly basis. For the past few months we’ve focused on seasonal issues, especially as we all more >

Studies Link Inflammation and Chronic Diseases & Weight Gain

Inflammation is a huge buzz-word in the wellness industry these days. And, while a variety of studies have linked inflammation and chronic diseases and weight gain, it also serves a positive purpose in healing your body from injury. Yet, inflammation is thought to be the common link between such debilitating conditions as Alzheimer’s disease, heart more >

The Exercise That is Best for Reducing Anxiety

While the focus of most exercise is on aerobic training these days, usually for weight loss, recent research has found that resistance training is beneficial in reducing anxiety (and likely the stress that normally accompanies it). Aerobic exercise (also known as cardio) is physical exercise of low to high intensity that depends primarily on the more >

Weight Loss After 40: Part 3

In the final installment of our series on weight loss after 40, it’s time to put forth a little more effort, investing in yourself and your long-term health. Of course, the tips remain the same but, it’s what you choose to do about them that will make the difference in your life. Eat Breakfast – more >

Is Yoga for Pain Relief the Answer, or is it the Problem?

Numerous studies have tied yoga to health gains ranging from pain relief to lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart rate to improvements in depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. And, while many people begin doing yoga for pain relief, hoping to heal an injury, some of them wind up with more aches and pains, a new more >