Aging and Health

Methylation, Genomics and Mood Disorders – Making Sense of it all

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A healthy mental state is important for every individual, no matter what age you might be. Issues that affect your mental health and overall mood pose real problems that can keep you from reaching your full potential and ultimately rob you of your joie de vivre and zest for life. There is no one-size-fits all diagnosis when it comes to mental disorders and there is no treatment method that works for everyone with equal results. Not only are there a wide array of types of mental health issues, but they also can fall along a wide spectrum. Did you know...

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Digging Deeper into Mental Wellness Research

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Mental health disorders are determined by a variety of different tests and evaluations. In a thorough mental health screening, your doctor may first examine you physically to determine whether the problems you are facing are of a physical nature and whether they may be contributing to your symptoms. Next, there may be a series of laboratory tests which can check the function of your thyroid as well as hormones and other related issues. Finally, a complete psychological evaluation may be ordered where a physician speaks to you about your symptoms, feelings, behaviors and other issues. Often it can be tricky...

Nutrition and Detoxification for Everyday Wellness

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The Standard American diet, or SAD, is something that probably affects you whether you realize it or not. The problem is, it may be affecting you negatively. If you are eating the SAD regularly, you may be consuming unhealthy amounts of sugar, gluten and toxic chemicals that are often found in food preservatives. Eating this kind of unhealthy food can cause many health problems, not the least of which are diabetes, autoimmune diseases, allergic reactions and unhealthy weight gain. Eating a standard American diet can cause your inner beauty to suffer because it may cause an imbalance in your body....

Top Measures of Heart Health

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Sedentary lifestyles are perhaps the biggest culprits in the cardiovascular disease epidemic. Getting some exercise can help you reduce your chances of developing heart disease. Eating right, not smoking and keeping your weight within a healthy range are all crucial factors as well, but exercise helps your body stay at a healthy weight while improving the function of many of the vital systems in your body. You don’t have to be a marathon runner. A walk around the neighborhood can reduce your health risks a little bit every day! Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans today. But there’s...

What is a Heart Healthy Lifestyle?

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A healthy heart is not dependent on a single factor, but a combination of things which, when working together, give your heart what it needs to stay healthy. But how do you know what to measure in order to determine the health of your heart? Should you be focused on what you’re eating? How much exercise you’re getting? Is it your cholesterol level? Weight? What truly signals a healthy heart? No single factor can be a true indicator as to the health of your heart! Instead, your health is a complex thing that functions as the result of many different systems...

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Natural Essential Oil Pain Remedies

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When it comes to keeping you and your family healthy, pure essential oils can be used in a multitude of ways. They can be used for everything from cuts and scratches, to aromatherapy, to detoxifying your home. But did you know essential oils can also offer pain relief? You don’t have to turn to pills every time you experience a pain in your body. When it comes to providing occasional pain relief, modern western medicine teaches us to go straight for over the counter and even prescription drugs. They may relieve your pain, but they also have the potential to damage...

Quest for the Cure – Using Essentials Oils for Total Health

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It’s high time we took an honest look at certain aspects of western medicine that are failing us each and every day. So much of modern medicine, especially in the United States, is geared toward treating symptoms, not toward prevention and identifying root causes. Unfortunately, cancer is big business for the medical industry. You can even argue it’s one of the industry’s top earners. Cancer is routinely treated with expensive drugs, surgeries and radiation, which make untold billions for the providers. Cancer treatments are costly and often leave patients even more sick with side effects. But there are alternatives to the...

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Energy Work, Deep Healing, and Essential Oils

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There is a lot of scientific evidence to support the strong connection between deep seated emotional pain and disease. Emotional baggage can lead to stress, which in turn can lead to disease. Stress is one of the number one reasons you get sick. The deep running emotional pain we carry from past emotional traumas can stay with us for a long time. The effects of these traumas often only express themselves as extreme stress. This continued stress can have terrible effects on our physical well being. Negative emotions have a great capacity to weaken your body, but positive emotions can...

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Combat The Effects Of Aging With Metabolic and Functional Medicine

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[Dr. Pamela Smith M.D. is speaking at The Healthy Gut Summit (February 9-16, online & free) on Monday, February 9. Continue reading to learn more about Dr. Pamela Smith’s  work.] Getting older is a natural part of life. And there are many things about aging that are great, including increased wisdom, respect from younger folks, and retirement! But there are also aging side-effects that aren’t as fun. Decreased energy, slowing down, and less vibrancy can happen as the years go by. Have you ever thought about the ways functional medicine may be able to help you combat the natural aging...

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Fight Premature Aging And Promote Hormone Health

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[Dr. Sara Gottfried M.D. is speaking at The Healthy Gut Summit (February 9-16, online & free) on Tuesday, February 10. Continue reading to learn more about Dr. Sara Gottfried’s work.] Life is hard enough without having to deal with premature aging. No one wants to look older than you are. What’s more, sometimes you can do all the right things to avoid aging, and still come up short. You can avoid smoking, heavy drinking, and eat reasonably and still show the signs of premature aging. Nobody wants that, but it happens. But there are plenty of reasons why people age...

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