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Today, doctors, scientists and patients fighting breast cancer are seeing progress in treating and defeating this all-too-common illness: Overall, survival rates are increasing and innovative research continues to refine improvements in treatment, prevention and care. However, in younger women under the age of 40, a new report suggests that incidence rates are climbing — slowly but
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the fall season is an excellent time of year to engage in a gentle detoxifying cleanse for greater health and wellness. According to ancient TCM philosophy, every season correlates with different elements and organ systems in the body. The fall season give emphasis to the large intestines, the lungs and emotions of sadness or grief. As such, a gentle fall detox using a cleansing diet, natural supplements and mind-body methods such as meditative breathing, offers an ideal way to lighten our systems, improve digestion and increase overall well being.By gently cleansing the physical, mental and emotional toxins (including heavy metals, pesticides, environmental toxins; toxic emotions and thought patterns, etc.) we can greatly boost our energy and vitality in preparation for the winter ahead.
We eat for a number of reasons -- because we’re hungry, because we have a craving, or maybe because we are emotional or bored. But how often do we eat therapeutically? Despite truisms like “you are what you eat,” most of us have a disconnect between what we ingest and how that food affects our bodies. The ongoing news about heart disease, type 2 diabetes and the obesity epidemic all testify to that disconnect.
Believe it or not, most of us function in a chronic state of dehydration. Whether it’s because of your busy schedule or simply not having fresh, clean water on hand when you need it, chances are more than good that you simply don’t drink enough fluids.
Did you know that your digestive issues can trigger a cascade of other health complications? The digestive system is closely interconnected with the immune system, and both work together to defend your body against bacteria, toxins, infections, and diseases.
The impacts of our fast-paced lifestyles, holiday travels and festivities, along with the seasonal changes, lead most of us to believe that colds and flu are inevitable facts of winter. But they’re not ...
In integrative medicine, the relationship of the teeth to various organs comes not just from Traditional Chinese Medicine although this is a critical starting point. Integrative medicine also pays close attention to the ever growing body of research demonstrating the potentially harmful health effects of root canals and other dental issues and procedures, especially with regard to cancer and chronic illness.
The FDA’s proposed guidance on New Dietary Ingredient notification for dietary supplements is deeply concerning to anyone who wants to supports their health using natural methods.
Diet is one of the single most important factors in health and healing. As we know, the Western diet places heavy emphasis on concentrated animal proteins and processed, grain-derived carbohydrates which have a relatively low nutritional value. This way of eating is sometimes referred to as the Standard American Diet (SAD), and produces a chronic low-grade, overly-acid state in the body, according to many well-documented studies. By understanding the impact your diet has on your overall health in terms of pH balance, you will see that an alkalizing diet can offer numerous benefits both immediately, as well as for long-term wellness and vitality.