Self-Care, Purpose, & Creating a Healthful Life

On Wednesday, January, 10th, 2018 in Wellness

sunrise silhouette

Let’s face it: New Year’s resolutions can be the stuff of angst – especially if you find yourself sliding back to the habits you just told yourself you’d finally kick. But there’s a beauty to them, too. For one, they’re a sign of self-care – an expression of intent to take better care of ourselves […]

A Heavy Metal You May Have Only Just Heard Of: Gadolinium

On Tuesday, December, 5th, 2017 in Chelation Therapy

brain MRI

So let’s talk a bit about heavy metals.       No, not that kind of heavy metal. We’re talking elements, particularly those metals that can harm both the environment and living organisms. Think mercury, cadmium, nickel, lead, arsenic… The toxic effects of these metals, even though they do not have any biological role, remain […]

Need Energy? Beyond Caffeine

On Tuesday, November, 14th, 2017 in Integrative Medicine, IV Drip Therapy, Ozone Therapy

caffeinated after shave

A few weeks ago, Wrigley announced that it was bringing back Alert Caffeine Gum – a product it had put on hold several years ago after the FDA announced that it would be looking into the safety of caffeine in foods. But they’re a little late to the party – and a little weak on […]

Falling Back: The Time Change & Your Body

On Tuesday, October, 31st, 2017 in Natural Health

alarm clock

Is there any American who won’t be saying, “Hallelujah! I get an extra hour of sleep!” when they turn in this coming Saturday night? Let’s face it: Most folks see the end of Daylight Saving Time as a very good thing – and it’s onset, a very bad thing. As if losing that hour of […]

When It Comes to Your Health, Small Changes Can Yield Big Results

On Tuesday, October, 17th, 2017 in Diet & nutrition, Wellness

Conventional medicine is set up in a way that keeps patients mostly passive. Doctors do the fixing. Patients are fixed. Doctors say, “This is what we’ll do.” Patients acquiesce – “Doctor knows best,” and all that. Sure, plenty of folks consult “Dr. Google” first and come in with their own ideas, but whatever they opt […]

The Hazards of Binge-Watching, Sleep Edition

On Tuesday, October, 3rd, 2017 in Integrative Medicine

tablet, popcorn cup, stuffed animal on bed

Just as your body needs oxygen, food, and water to go about all its daily business effectively and efficiently, it also needs sleep. Quality sleep. Sufficient sleep. It is, after all, one of the 8 keys to Radiant Health. One thing that can get in the way of that? Binge-watching. Recently, a research team, led […]

The Line Between Taking Charge of Your Health & DIY Healthcare

On Tuesday, September, 19th, 2017 in Integrative Medicine

supplement aisle

A man goes to the hospital for a routine surgery. Though he has had prostate cancer, it’s in remission. He appears healthy. He says he cycles 50 miles a week. Then his doctors discover that his blood oxygen levels are extremely low. They run tests and find a elevated levels of cyanide in his blood. […]

Get an Immune Boost Instead of Your Kids’ Back-to-School Colds and Flu

On Tuesday, September, 5th, 2017 in IV Drip Therapy

student in schoolyard

With kids headed back to school, parents can be sure of one thing: Each day, there’s a chance they’ll bring more than graded papers and new assignments; they can bring home colds, flu, and more. Schools, after all, can be virtual germ factories, with kids grouped in closed spaces where it’s all too easy to […]

What Does Social Connection Have to Do with Your Health? More than You Might Think

On Tuesday, August, 22nd, 2017 in Integrative Medicine, Wellness

man sitting alone watching others

As the positive emotion study we blogged about last week was making headlines, other research was highlighting the impact of one negative emotion in particular: loneliness. According to a presentation earlier this month at the 125th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, “loneliness and social isolation could be greater public health hazard than obesity.” […]

Positive Emotion Impacts Both Mind & Body

On Tuesday, August, 8th, 2017 in Integrative Medicine, Wellness

woman with arms raised in joy

A lot of the chronic diseases we see most often these days have some things in common. For instance, they’re largely driven by lifestyle. They’re also marked by chronic inflammation. So it follows, then, that one of the best, most productive actions we can take to prevent or possibly reverse such illness is to make […]