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Multilevel Healing: Embracing All Dimensions of Well-Being

by Linda Sechrist Dr. Wayne Jonas’ curiosity was piqued after hearing stories of patients that have experienced healing from chronic illnesses or reclaimed well-being without following conventional medical advice. So he focused on researching dimensions of healing that Western medical schools never taught him. The rewards were radical discoveries: whole …

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Personalized Health Care: Functional Medicine Leads the Way

by Linda Sechrist Historical Overview During the last 25 years, a less drug-based grassroots model for dealing with chronic illnesses in the U.S. has emerged. First labeled holistic, the movement gained momentum as alternative approaches morphed into being considered complementary to conventional medicine, warranting studies by the National Institutes of …

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Better Options than Opiods: Natural Ways to Reduce Pain

by Kathleen Barnes Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans, with annual treatment costs reaching $635 billion, according to the Institute of Medicine. Worse, opiate-derived pain medications, conventional medicine’s go-to treatment for chronic pain, are addictive and deadly. The Annals of Internal Medicine reports that an estimated 2 million Americans suffered …

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Oil Pulling for Healthy Teeth

by Michael Taras Oil pulling has recently become a popular homeopathic method for treating a variety of ailments, many of which affect the oral cavity. The practice began in India 3,000 to 5,000 years ago when the world’s oldest health care system known as ayurveda evolved. Ayurveda is derived from …

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Healing the Hard Stuff: Natural Approaches Resolve Major Illnesses

by Linda Sechrist Although natural health enthusiasts may recognize alternative healing modalities as a preferred approach to treatment, in the face of major health issues, even they tend to join the crowd that’s turning first to conventional medicine. Thus, many gentler modalities described in The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, co-authored …

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Sunshine on Our Shoulders: Makes Us Happy and Healthy

by Kathleen Barnes Ever since skin cancer scares penetrated the national psyche in the mid-1980s, Americans have been conditioned to cover up and slather on sunscreen when we leave the house. Now experts say we haven’t been doing ourselves a favor, even when strictly using all-natural formulas. We’ve been blocking …

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Dial Down Stress: How to Stay Calm and Cool

by Lisa Marshall Whether from natural disasters, divisive politics, unmanageable workloads or a smartphone culture that makes it tough to unplug, U.S. adults are feeling more strain now than they have at any other time in the past decade, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Stress in America Survey. …

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Understanding Nutraceuticals

Understanding Nutraceuticals: How They Differ from Health Store Supplements by Linda Sechrist Savvy consumers seeking products that might help them achieve and maintain good health may be noticing two new categories: medical food and nutraceuticals. Medicalized terminology is now being used to describe certain products we may already have been …

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