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Tips for Heart HealthThe Key to Good Heart Health is Prevention 
- The key to good heart health is prevention. Family history, oral health and endocrine health such as low thyroid, adrenal function and diabetes all play a part. There are tests one can use to help identify early signs of heart trouble in each...

Veronica Zador International Institute of Yoga Therapyon Yoga Therapy for Heart Health 
- Veronica Zador, certified yoga therapist and experienced registered yoga teacher, established and directs International Institute of Yoga Therapy, Michigan’s first fully accredited yoga therapy program. Zador has more than 30 years of experience in the field, has published...

Sunlight As A Nutrient- Sunlight is as important to your body as Vitamin C or Calcium. Research shows that sun exposure is necessary for good health. It boosts your mood, strengthens your bones, and may lower your risk for certain cancers, among other...

The Need for NAD, Image: NAD Therapy Boosts Energy in Brain Cells 
- NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a naturally occurring molecule that is essential for the metabolism of every cell in the body. More specifically, NAD reacts with oxygen in the mitochondria in each cell to produce...

Have You Trained Your Brain Today? Neurofeedback for brain health and wellness - Natural Awakenings November 2021Neurofeedback: A Natural Approach for Brain Health and Wellness 
- Neurofeedback is a safe, drugless, noninvasive approach to helping your brain regulate better. While neurofeedback isn’t necessarily a treatment for any condition, a few of the issues we have helped children and adults with include memory...

Its Time to Start Taking Vitamin D Again by Lee RossanoAdequate Levels Have Multiple Benefits 
- Vitamin D is essential to human health. The benefits of adequate vitamin D levels in the body can include a strengthened immune system, colon health, improved mood, strong bones and teeth, heart function and...

Memory Health - Edward Shehab and his motherThe science tells us it’s never too early but it can be too late:
Brain Health May be the Key to Warding off Alzheimer's and Dementia
Edward Shehab is on the front lines of the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia. He’s the managing partner for Memory Health, a company whose product, also called Memory Health, is a patented all-natural brain enhancer developed following...

Enzyme Deficiencies, Image: Related Health Issues and Common Solutions 
- Life consists of countless biochemical processes. Breathing, digesting food, and even swallowing each requires specific chemical reactions. Enzymes allow all these chemical reactions to happen. Quite literally, enzymes make life...

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Image: Kristen Smith with clientYoga Contributes to Whole-Person Healing
- It’s remarkable how many people go through life running on autopilot, not even thinking about breathing–an absolute necessity to...

Avoid Dryer Vent Fumes for Better Mental Health, Image: Side effects Could Include Headaches, Asthmatic Reactions, Nausea andIirritability
- Those fragrant whiffs coming from your (or your neighbor's) dryer vent may not be good for your mental health. These fumes may contain toxins with...

Colostrum, Image: A Natural Approach to Gut Health
- Colostrum is a natural product with a high percentage of growth factors that help with cellular repair, regrowth and healing leaky gut. It also has a high percentage of immunoglobulins which are natural...

Individual Plans for Individual Needs, Image: Nutritional Testing Program at Bence Chiropractic Wellness Center 
- Balanced Health nutritional testing is now available at Bence Chiropractic Wellness Center in Macomb and Sterling Heights. Through the test, Dr. Sibyl Bence, can use a saliva sample, hair sample and questionnaire to assess how stressed the body’s...

Gastrointestinal Upset, Image: Alternative Approaches to Common Medications that May be Causing Digestive Issues
- Below are some general informational guidelines for alternative approaches to common medications that may be causing digestive issues. Since every person is different, with potentially different issues, always seek...

Basic Principles for a Happy Gut, Image: Live Longer and Improve Your Mood 
- Many of us read about "diet" and don’t really understand the connection between what we are eating and the impact it has on our digestive health. A ketogenic (keto) diet for instance is a ...

A Healthy Blend Ayurvedic Thai MassageAyurvedic Thai Massage Balances the Body 
- In these times, many are struggling with all the outside stressors pulling people in every direction. Not only is this exhausting, but it can also take a toll on physical health. It is difficult to...

Holistic Approaches for Dealing with Rosacea The real problem and solution can be found internally. 
- Rosacea (roe-ZAY-she-uh) is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in the face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. Often it can appear as...

It's Time for a Good Night's Sleep, Image: Recognizing and treating sleep disordered breathing issues
- “You snore!” she said. “No, I don’t”, he replied. Sound familiar? You may have adjusted your bedroom lighting, turned off electronics and used many other ideas but still do not wake refreshed. Change the pronouns and the story is still the same. Your answer may be found at...

Reduce Negative Emotions in the Blink of an Eye, Image: Solution-focused Technique for Stress and Anxiety Reduction 
- yes can be vital to mental health, as demonstrated by the effects of Integral Eye Movement Technique (IEMT). Integral Eye Movement Technique (IEMT) developed from Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and psychotherapy models after the observation of numerous neurological phenomena that occur during...

Boost Your Immunity with Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care, Image: Dr. Rion Peddy with patientThe spine, specifically the upper cervical spine, could be seen as the backbone of the immune system. 
- he spine, specifically the upper cervical spine, could be seen as the backbone of the immune system. Upper cervical care is a unique branch of healthcare within the chiropractic profession that focuses on proper alignment of the upper vertebrae in the neck. The importance of these vertebrae...

The Benefits of Massage on Mental HealthHelp for Anxiety and Depression Caused by Health Issues 
- According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 40 million adults in the U.S. have some form of anxiety disorder. In addition, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that depression affects roughly 10% of U.S. adults. Mental health issues of...

Avoid Coffee When Pregnant, Image: molostock/AdobeStock.comSafeguard Brain Development 
- A mother’s coffee drinking during pregnancy can change important pathways in an infant’s developing brain, raising the risk of behavioral issues, attention difficulty and...

Heart-Centered and Nurturing, Image: Soothe Your Nervous System with Healing Touch
by Donna Pascaretta 

- May is the month we celebrate mothers and mothers to be! Being a woman in the 21st century is not an easy task. Women face challenges daily that are now being compounded with COVID issues. Women manage...

B12 and Prenatal Supplements Gain Official Nod, Image: thanamatAdobestock.comUpdated 2020-2025 Guidelines 
- In updated 2020-2025 dietary guidelines, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have endorsed the specific use of certain supplements, noting that under-consumption of some...

Sleep Deeply to Reduce Anxiety, Image: vladislav muslakov/Unsplash.comSleepless Nights May Trigger Rise In Anxiety Levels 
- A natural, non-pharmaceutical remedy for anxiety disorders that affect 40 million Americans is as close as our beds, say University of California at Berkeley researchers. In Nature Human Behaviour, they reported that...

Nix Baby Foods that Harbor Toxic Metals, Image: m studio/AdobeStock.comStore-Bought Baby Food May Pose Hidden Dangers 
- As convenient as store-bought baby food is, it can pose hidden dangers for infant brains, say U.S. congressional investigators. A report issued by the House of Representatives on February 4 found...

Sip Non-Alcoholic Beer to Improve Liver Disease, Image: pavelis/AdobeStock.comStudy Showed Improvements In Blood Bessel Health, Exercise Performance Levels and Muscle Mass 
- Non-alcoholic beer is booming, with U.S. sales up by 39 percent last year, and it now poses a health benefit as a study-proven dietary supplement for people with cirrhosis of the liver. Many nutritional supplements don’t work for such patients because...

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