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Awakening Our Humanity

by Pierre Zimmerman We need to awaken our sense of common humanity now more so than ever. The world is populated by more than 7 billion people, and that has doubled in the last century. The global climate has unpredictable, creating lethal conflicts over dwindling resources. The digital age has …

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The Real Secret to Kicking the Sugar Habit

by Theresa Houghton According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Americans consume 17 teaspoons, or about 270 calories, of added sugars every day. This exceeds the 2015-2020 U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommendation of no more than 10 percent of calories, or around 12 teaspoons, on a 2,000-calorie diet. …

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Wool Bedding Combats Allergies

by Karen Totino As temperatures fall and snow piles up in the Northeast, most of us will be bundling up to keep as warm as possible and adding a few extra blankets to our beds—but not all bedding is created equal. When seeking out the healthiest and most sustainable way …

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A Time for Change and Balance

by Tara Herrick Brown Autumn is a time when we bring our energy inward. This inflow invites us to take stock in all the actions we implemented in our summer months and begin shedding the parts that no longer serve us. September 22, 2017, marks the autumnal equinox—when the sun …

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Dental Approach to Treating Sleep Apnea

by Wesley Delanoy The holistic dental practice of Dr. Fred Dreher, in Ballston Spa, is now treating obstructive sleep apnea. This condition is usually characterized by a pause in breathing for 10 seconds or longer while asleep, which can decrease blood oxygen level and contribute to high blood pressure, heart …

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Cleaning Up the Lymphatic System

Cleansing the Lymphatic System

by Amy Cole The lymphatic system is responsible for cleaning up interstitial fluid comprising proteins and nutrients from the lymphatic space, as well as bacteria, yet it is seldom thought of. This fluid moves out of the very small capillary blood vessels into the encompassing interstitial space and the lymphatic …

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Transformative Investing

Transformative Investing

by Harry Moran The psychology of money is complex and deeply personal. Many times, people haven’t been given the opportunity to explore it, so it can be a revelatory and sometimes emotional process. We often carry our core attitudes about money with us from childhood, and untangling that web can …

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An Osteopathic Approach to Chronic Pain

Osteopathic Health of Saratoga

by Karissa Scarabino Chronic pain is a major medical and social issue, affecting the quality of life of individual patients, their friends and families, the work force and our society. Ranging from musculoskeletal pain, pelvic pain, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, and arthritis to name just a few, chronic pain affects more …

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