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Osteopathic Medicine Provides Drug-Free Treatment

by Karissa Scarabino Structural imbalance plays a major role in contributing to pain, and can also cause varying degrees of limitations and dysfunction. This may result in joint pain, reduced flexibility, and muscle strain and weakness. Many of us suffer from pain and dysfunction from accidents, injuries, and/or surgeries that …

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Keeping Stress at Bay with Simple Steps

by Barbara Stevens Stress comes in many forms—anger, worry, mental or emotional strain, anxiety, pressure, tension, fearful, uncertain, upset, troubled, hassled, incensed, dejected, frazzled and agitated—and has myriad effects on our body, mind, and emotions. If stress is left unmanaged, it can lead to illness and take away the ability …

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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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Live by Design, Not Default

by Kim Perone Living by our own design on purpose and with meaning is living with intention. Living by default is living our lives in response to others in a reactive mode and lacking true intent, which can leave us feeling drained and frustrated. The new year brings an opportunity …

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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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