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Don’t Ignore the Snore

by Frederick Dreher According to the National Sleep Foundation, 37 million people snore on a regular basis, and about half of those suffer from a serious, life-altering condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This occurs when the tissues of the throat collapse into the airway and block an individual’s …

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Getting Unstuck: Important Antidotes for Vibrant Living

by Louise Finlayson A recent Gallup poll found that American adults are feeling stuck, experiencing high levels of daily stress coupled with low levels of happiness. We recycle our stressed, depressive or anxious thoughts, which only serves to amplify them. The more stuck we feel, the more we close ourselves …

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Protecting Our Highly Sensitive Selves

Simple Practices for Energy Protection and Inner Calm by Helene Verdile Being an empath or a highly sensitive individual is a bit like having an extremely high antenna which is tuned into everything. It can be overwhelming to live like an emotional sponge to everyone and everything that surrounds us, …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Directly Related to Weight

There are many contributing factors to obstructive sleep apnea, including anatomical features such as narrow airway, large neck, alcohol consumption and progression with age. However, an individual’s weight is often a major contributing factor to this condition. Obstructive sleep apnea is a breathing disorder during sleep where the airway becomes …

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Considering the Ketogenic Diet

by Joseph S. Gulyas The idea of a ketogenic diet (high-protein/low-carb) is a hot topic in the media. The concept is not new and has been utilized to treat seizures, especially in children. A ketogenic approach has also been seen as an effective program for those suffering with conditions of …

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Raising the Level of Consciousness at Work

by Kim Perone Today, the work pace in the workplace is faster than ever. As companies try to accomplish more with less, employees are feeling drained and wondering what they are trading for a paycheck. Approximately 77 percent regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress, 80 percent of workers feel …

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A Dental Solution for Sleep Apnea

by Fred Dreher An alarming number of individuals find themselves waking up tired and groggy, even after getting the recommended eight hours of sleep. They find it hard to sleep with their partner due to loud snoring, and often find themselves nudging their partner to wake up because they have …

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Inflammation is a Gut Reaction

by Sarah Ferreira Inflammation acts as both a friend and foe. Although inflammatory processes are essential to a functioning immune system, a chronic, low-grade and unresolved inflammatory state is a pathological feature of a wide range of chronic conditions. Important considerations for keeping inflammation in check include maintenance of gastrointestinal …

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Spiritual Transformation Comes Through Self-Examination

by Louise Finlayson Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Deep and lasting transformation comes about only when we look at our lives on the material plane anew, through a spiritual lens. Let’s look at an example. Someone, let’s …

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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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