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Preparation for Conscious Dying

by Pierre Zimmerman Most people don’t think about death and dying in our culture until someone close to them is facing a catastrophic illness or imminent death. Yet we know all of us will die sooner or later. It is everyone’s passport to the next world. Loved ones cannot keep …

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Rethinking Mouthwash

by Frederick Dreher Many people use a commercial mouth rinse as a quick way to clean and freshen the breath. Although it may leave the mouth with feeling clean temporarily, it may be doing more harm than good; like killing bacteria that help the heart. The mouth is the home …

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Proper Nutrition Can Change Our Moods

Food and Mood

by Susan Brown According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 86 percent of American healthcare dollars are spent treating chronic diseases; in 2013, that was $2.7 trillion. Seven out of 10 deaths are related to ongoing chronic health conditions. We struggle daily to feel better. …

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Creating a Concert of Care

by Brandon Russ It seems we are bombarded by disruptions to conventional practices when it comes to our health and well-being, including a daily dose of what the latest study or newest trend says is worth knowing. It’s time to take our power back and create beautiful sounds with a …

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Inflammation Needs to Be Understood for Proper Well-Being

by Joseph S Gulyas Most of us know that inflammation is not good for our body, and is in fact the basis for many conditions that Americans suffer from, like irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, migraines and heart-related issues. The inflammatory process engulfs and totally disrupts the body; even if health …

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Energetic Approaches to Healing Chronic Pain

by Jack Treiber People that suffer with chronic pain, typically defined as lasting from three to six months, experience a much-diminished quality of life, because each day can be a struggle. The pain may range from mild to excruciating and be persistent or intermittent. It can limit a person’s movements …

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Defensive Eating and Dining Out with Food Allergies

by Sarah Stout With the increase in food allergies in recent years, there is growing awareness of those that require special dietary accommodations. Eating in restaurants can be a nightmare for sufferers of food allergies, but with preparation, we can feel comfortable and safe when dining out. One recommendation is …

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Testosterone’s Role in Health and Vitality

by Stuart Erner Low testosterone levels, or low T, is an issue that affects both men and women, and a variety of products are being promoted for raising or optimizing testosterone levels. From a physician’s standpoint, it’s worth reviewing what medical science has learned about this important hormone, why we’re …

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Fibromyalgia Awareness

Fibromyalgia Awareness

Research and Treatment Approaches Pose a Healthcare Dilemma by Jennifer Burke Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread fatigue and pain in muscles, joints and connective tissue. According to the American College of Rheumatology, fibromyalgia affects between 2 and 4 percent of the U.S. population. Recent estimates from the …

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