From Basic Health to Radiant Health

On Thursday, July, 19th, 2018 in Integrative Medicine

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If you’re looking to save money on healthcare, prevention is about the best insurance you can get. Yet as we’ve noted before, far too many of us fail to engage in more than a few of the most basic healthful habits, namely Not smoking. Exercising regularly. Drinking in moderation (or not at all). Maintaining a […]


From the Archives: Mindfulness in Trying Times

On Thursday, June, 28th, 2018 in Wellness

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If you’ve been feeling more stressed than usual, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association’s latest Stress in America report, more Americans are feeling more maxed out than ever. Over half – 57% reported significant stress over the political climate in particular. None of that comes as a surprise to Dr. Ron Samarian, […]


When Medical Issues Have a Psychological Component

On Thursday, June, 14th, 2018 in Integrative Medicine

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Think about a time when you were really stressed out – the tangle of anxiety, anger, fatigue. Maybe your stomach hurt or you got a headache or back pain set in. Maybe your chest felt tight. And just as mental states can have physical expression, physical issues can affect our mental states. In fact, many […]


Towards More Personalized Nutrition

On Thursday, May, 31st, 2018 in Diet & nutrition, Heart Health

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Of course, the red wine we looked at last time is hardly the only source of heart-healthy antioxidants – nor are antioxidants the only kind of nutrient that supports heart health. No doubt, you’ve probably come across many a list of foods purported to keep cardiovascular disease at bay. A recent post over at Medical […]


Not the Red Wine but the Antioxidants in It

On Thursday, May, 17th, 2018 in Diet & nutrition, Heart Health

You’ve probably heard that a little red wine each day is good for your heart. So maybe it was just a matter of time before someone got the idea of putting its antioxidants into a stent. Commercial stents can release chemotherapy agents that are toxic and can cause the blood vessel to narrow again. LSU […]


Zero-Calorie Sweeteners: “Doing Everything Else That Glucose Does”

On Tuesday, May, 1st, 2018 in Diet & nutrition, Weight loss

Though artificial sweeteners – aspartame, sucralose, Ace K, and the like – may contain zero calories, they do pack a punch of unintended consequences. We’ve looked at some of these before. One of the oddest potential consequences? Weight gain, as well as health problems associated with overweight, such as metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. […]


From the Archives: Enhancing Health with IV Therapies

On Tuesday, April, 17th, 2018 in IV Drip Therapy

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When it comes to taking a proactive, preventive approach to health, avoiding the bad is just one half of the equation. The other, of course, is embracing the good – giving your body, mind, and spirit what they need to function optimally. For your body is a self-regulating organism, designed to protect and sustain itself. […]


Physical Health, Emotional Health

On Tuesday, April, 3rd, 2018 in Natural Health, Wellness

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Happiness and health go hand-in-hand. So saith the research. Yet as a new study reminds, the pursuit of happiness can actually make us unhappy. Through a set of four experiments on time and happiness, Canadian researchers found that the harder we try to make ourselves happy, the more we feel like we don’t have enough […]


A Key Component to Healthy Aging & Longevity: Exercise

On Tuesday, March, 20th, 2018 in Anti-aging

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It wasn’t so long ago most folks believed that growing old meant slowing down, becoming more sedentary. These days, lots of us are sedentary from childhood onward – even if the demands of life keep us from slowing down as much as we need to. Movement. Rest. Rejuvenation and regeneration. That’s the natural cycle we […]


When You Vape, You Take in a Lot More Than Just Flavor

On Tuesday, March, 6th, 2018 in Chelation Therapy

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You often hear people say that vaping is safer than smoking. After all, it’s not tobacco, and we know the damage that tobacco can do. Vaping? Not so much…yet. One thing we do know is that when you inhale from an e-cigarette, you’re taking in a whole lot more than chemically flavored vapor. You’re taking […]