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The Rise of Functional Medicine

New Paradigm Gets to the Root Cause of Disease by Lisa Marshall By the end of 2014, Trina Mills, of Parker, Arizona, had given up on conventional medicine. She’d been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder 17 years earlier and taken medication ever since without feeling her symptoms of fatigue, muscle …

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Heal Adrenal Fatigue Naturally

Practical Ways to Regain Vitality by Linda Sechrist Fatigue due to physical or mental exertion is common in those beleaguered by stress, poor eating habits and insomnia, struggling to balance the needs of family and career and too often using caffeine and other stimulants to artificially rebound energy. James L. …

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Salt Air in the City

Salt Rooms Soothe Allergies and Skin Conditions by Avery Mack According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, as many as 50 million Americans are affected by seasonal or year-round nasal allergies. Additionally, 56 million suffer from eczema, psoriasis or rosacea. Prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs may help, but aren’t …

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One-Person Pamper Party

Natural Ways to Refresh and Renew by April Thompson Pampering ourselves isn’t a luxury so much as a necessity to refresh and renew mind, body and spirit. A Spa Specialty Spas have been synonymous with pampering throughout the ages. “Every civilization around the world has had some kind of communal …

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Stay Sharp

Powerful Ways to Avoid Mental Decline by Lisa Marshall A slow descent into dementia seemed inevitable for a 66-year-old man who had been misplacing his keys, missing appointments and struggling at work. He failed doctor-administered cognitive quizzes and tested positive for a gene variant linked to an exponentially higher risk …

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Natural Mood Boosters

Safe Alternatives to Antidepressants by Kathleen Barnes Depression darkens the world of the 16 percent of Americans diagnosed with clinical depression and the untold millions more that try to cope without a formal determination, according to a University of Colorado study published in Clinical Therapeutics. Just as daunting, an estimated …

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Good Reasons to Try Acupuncture

Thousands of Studies Show Healing Results by Kathleen Barnes The ancient Chinese art of acupuncture is gaining popularity in modern Western medicine for many reasons. “There’s lots of research to support the effectiveness of acupuncture for a wide variety of conditions,” says Thomas Burgoon, a medical doctor who practices internal …

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Giving Birth Naturally

Conscious Choices Lead to Less Intervention by Meredith Montgomery Labor and delivery is a natural process that can be enjoyed. “It’s not something to be afraid of,” says Mel Campbell, author of The Yoga of Pregnancy. “It’s a wonderful and beautiful experience. We need to remember that the body is designed …

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Tress Stress: Natural Ways to Prevent Hair Loss

by Jody McCutcheon Ancient Egyptians sought to stem hair loss and stimulate hair growth with a cocktail of iron oxide, red lead, onions, alabaster, animal fats and honey. Today, we’re still deploying creative approaches. Men’s hair loss, specifically, is a billion-dollar industry, touting solutions ranging from chemically laced topical treatments and …

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Solutions for a Sluggish Thyroid

Keying in on Iodine by Kathleen Barnes It seems that a common mineral supplement that costs just pennies per day can stimulate an underactive thyroid, restore metabolism to normal levels, curb excess appetite, banish fatigue and generally improve everyone’s health. Mounting scientific evidence shows that iodine may be an answer …

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