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 »

Abundant Living

10 Practices Open Doors by Dennis Merritt Jones Practices designed to enrich life with purpose and meaning yield empowering results for anyone that takes them to heart. Whether striving for a new job, higher salary, stronger relationships or spiritual acceleration, these “rules of the road” offer inspired guidance to free thinking and enlarge possibilities beyond anything we’ve imagined. Be one ... Read More »

Eco-Packaging Progress Report

Innovative Uses of Pulp, Paper and Mushrooms by Avery Mack Manufacturers need to protect their products from damage and theft, and also want them to stand out on retail shelves. A common result has been hard-to-open containers relying on excessive cardboard and plastic. Today, more manufacturers are responding to consumer requests for less packaging, making it easier on both people ... 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 »

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Readers, As we transition into Fall—my favorite time of year—we are entering another of our region’s spectacular displays of nature. From the crisp air in the city allowing windows to be open to fresh air to the beautiful foliage along the country roads. There’s nothing like getting outdoors to enjoy hiking in the parks and woods during this season. ... 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 »

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Readers, As we prepare to move from summer into autumn, which is my favorite time of year, our schedules are getting busier. We’re helping the kids settle into a new school year and we’re starting to plan ahead for the holidays in just a couple of months. I think I even saw a “number of days until Christmas” countdown at a ... Read More »