Brain Power Foods

by Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS, LDN The body’s control and command center flows through more than 100,000 miles of blood circulating in the brain. The brain’s job is to process sensory information so that we are aware of our surroundings. It initiates muscle control, hormone secretion, temperature maintenance and much more. Emotionally, the brain is responsible for creating every memory, ... Read More »

Nature’s Toolbox

The Key to Prostate Health by Melanie Laporte The prostate is about the size of a walnut, yet this tiny gland can be the source of major problems for many men. Most potential health risks are preventable and treatable with proper diet, lifestyle changes—and a new array of natural approaches. Holistic and integrative practitioners are looking beyond traditional supplements like ... Read More »

Medicinal Mushrooms

Beyond Buttons and Portabellas by April Thompson A handful of mushrooms a day just might keep the doctor at bay, according to a mounting body of research providing powerful evidence of the fungal kingdom’s abilities to promote health and fight disease. “Mushrooms are pretty spectacular. All edible species benefit the immune system, and together support just about every system in ... Read More »

NIHA Now Offers Dermatology and Welcomes Dr. Kent Handfield

National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA) expands the medical and dental center’s comprehensive services to include dermatology and welcomes Kent Handfield, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.D., to the integrative medical team. Handfield is board-certified in dermatology and trained in functional medicine and Medical Acupuncture. Handfield will treat all skin, hair and nail issues, skin cancer and chronic inflammatory skin disorders, which is an ... Read More »

When Thyroid Hormones Fail Us – A Free Talk

Even though many women are taking thyroid hormones and their lab tests state that they are “normal”, up to 90 percent continue to suffer from many of the symptoms. Dr. Serena Satcher is offering a free webinar to help break out of this cycle by discussing the root causes of hypothyroidism and natural ways to overcome it. The talk will ... Read More »


Smart Strategies for Preventing Dementia by Melinda Hemmelgarn With 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease there’s no shortage of advice on how to enhance, preserve and restore brain function. Judging from the dizzying assortment of brain training games and apps to the multitude of books promising ways to avoid or even reverse dementia, a growing number of aging Americans ... Read More »

Keeping a Healthy Brain

by Allan Tomson Recently, brain health is getting far more attention than ever before. Much of the research is focused on the aging brain as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are becoming more prevalent in aging baby boomers. To this we add brain injury in the form of trauma (concussion) and the recognition of its effect as well as the resultant post-traumatic ... Read More »

Peter Sagal on Running Toward Mindfulness

by Randy Kambic The 5 million faithful listeners of National Public Radio’s award-winning weekly broadcast Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! know that 20-year host Peter Sagal infuses wit and wisdom into his views of the news and the world. In his new book, The Incomplete Book of Running, he brings his trademark humor to a memoir that posits running as ... Read More »

Vision Quest

Eat a Rainbow of Color for Healthy Eyes by Melinda Hemmelgarn One of the best ways to protect and preserve our precious eyesight is to focus on food. In general, the same plant-based, antioxidant-rich diets that defend against heart disease and cancer also contribute to eye health by reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration—the two most common age-related ... Read More »

Toxic Legacy

Breast Implant Warriors Unite by Linda Sechrist The U.S. Surgeon General’s warning on cigarettes hasn’t prevented individuals from smoking, nor has the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) list of risks and complications associated with breast implants kept women from undergoing voluntary breast augmentation. Since 1997, the number of saline- and silicone-filled breast implant surgeries has tripled. According to the ... Read More »