An Integrative Approach to Menopause

by Kathleen Byrne, M.D., CHI Health Care         Menopause is a transition that every woman will experience in her lifetime. The average age of menopause, defined as not having a period for 12 months, is 51. The perimenopause period leading up to that can start in the forties. Common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, weight gain and vaginal ... Read More »

New Health Benefits from IV Therapies

by Cathlene Heideman While it seems that there are significant medical breakthroughs emerging at a quick pace recently, one such innovation actually updates a procedure that has been around for decades. Many people remember the days when intravenous (IV) therapies were used during surgery or to dispense medications. Now, IV’s are tailored to the individual needs of the patient—providing fluids ... Read More »

Supercharge Your Immune System

Natural Ways to Stay Healthy by Kathleen Barnes Like many other health conditions, challenges to our immune systems are on the rise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 26.5 million adults and kids have asthma, 50 million have allergies and up to 20 percent get the flu each year. Catching a cold is common, with ... Read More »

Safe Drinking Water

Home Systems to Purify H2O by Jim Motavalli Americans trust bottled more than tap water, but that confidence might work better if reversed. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) notes that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors tap water for more than 90 contaminants, and it must meet the strict standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. Nationally ... Read More »

Immune Boosting Ideas

by Elizabeth McMillan As the leaves are changing and nature is preparing for old man winter, it is important to keep in mind ways to stay healthy this cold and flu season. This may mean looking at current diet and lifestyle habits that can impact the immune system, as well as having a few things at home when there is ... Read More »

Metabolic and Nutritional Food Typing

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND Do you ever feel like no matter what you eat, you just don’t feel satisfied? Do you feel like you are doing your best to eat “right” but your body is just not responding the way you hoped? It’s likely because you just aren’t eating right for your metabolic and nutritional food type. The way ... Read More »

Five Ways Poor Posture Can Harm Your Health

By Susan Brady As children, we were always told to stand up tall, hold your head high, pull your shoulders back, don’t slouch—and for good reason. Though you may have perceived it as your parents nagging, proper posture keeps your body and bones healthy. Poor posture is obviously bad for your spine, but can also impact your digestion, mood, breathing, ... Read More »

Thermography for Breast Health

by Donna Marie Scippa Thermography, or Medical Infrared Imaging, is a painless, non-invasive and inexpensive breast scan approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for women of any age. Research suggests that breast cancer survival rests upon the earliest possible detection. When discovered early, 95 percent cure rates are possible, making breast thermography an essential part of risk ... Read More »

Chiropractic and How the Body Works

Modern Chiropractic began in 1895 by D.D. Palmer. This article will outline some of the current understanding of how manipulation “works” and how it can bring about a return to health in a body that is suffering from illness. Edgar Cayce, in the 1920s, stated in his readings that manipulation is the closest thing to how the body tries to ... Read More »

Fall Allergies Can Get You Stuffed

By Elizabeth McMillan, CNS, LDN Fall can be a miserable time for those who suffer from allergies. As nighttime temperatures begin to decline, ragweed begins to release its pollen. Ragweed is among the most common of allergy irritants. Fall allergy sufferers may also experience allergies due to mold and dust mites. When the body encounters an allergen, the immune system ... Read More »