Tag Archives: health

Does your Diet have you Inflamed?

by Elizabeth McMillan Inflammation is an immune reaction that is triggered in response to an infection or laceration. For instance, if there is a cut on your finger, the body sends out an alert to the immune system. This draws inflammatory cytokines to the area and the sight becomes red, tender and produces heat. This is an acute inflammation reaction ... Read More »

Improving the Numbers of the Heart

by Elizabeth McMillan, CNS, LDN Every doctor visit generally requires a blood pressure check. Normal blood pressure is 120/80, but what do those number needs and why do we always have to get it checked? Blood pressure is essentially a ratio of the systolic and diastolic pressures in the heart. Systolic pressure is the arterial pressure while the heart is ... Read More »

Free Webinar: An Integrative Approach to Thyroid Conditions

About 20 million Americans suffer from some kind of thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association.  Moreover, a large number of them are unaware of their thyroid disorder. To learn more about this condition, and to discover the ways that it can be treated in from an integrative approach, join Natural Awakenings and Dr. Alex Leon for a free, live webinar ... Read More »

When Thyroid Hormones Fail Us – A Free Webinar

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 be ... Read More »

The Viscera—Better Known as Internal Organs: How to Cleanse and Strengthen

by Allan Tomson Visceral manipulation practitioners, particularly those with qualifications as holistic chiropractors, are committed to helping patients be as healthy as they can be. This means going beyond relieving symptoms to optimizing the function of all systems in the body. They can look at each system in the body and ask, “what are some things we can do specifically ... Read More »

Three Ways Hypnosis Helps Quit the Smoking Habit

by Michelle DeStefano, L.Ac, CCH Last month’s article in Natural Awakenings discussed why hypnosis is better than will-power for quitting bad habits, and this article discusses the benefits specific to quitting smoking. The dangers of smoking are well-known to most people, yet many that decide to quit find it too difficult to stop smoking on their own. To quit this ... Read More »

Befriending Food

Embrace the Psychology of Eating by Marlaina Donato Anyone that has struggled to lose weight, eat right or deal with an eating disorder is familiar with the emotional battle that can evolve from the simple act of seeking sustenance. “The black-and-white mentality of needing to be perfect or counting calories leads us into a rabbit hole of bingeing, dieting and ... Read More »

Dustin Sulak on the Therapeutic Potential of Cannabis

 by Amber Lanier Nagle Dustin Sulak, D.O., opened a private osteopathic manipulation, hypnotherapy and integrative medicine practice in Hallowell, Maine, in 2009, the same year the state’s voters expanded its medical cannabis law. At that time, he was one of the few physicians in Maine who was willing to certify patients to use cannabis legally. As of this writing, 32 ... Read More »

Strengthen Organ Vitality

Simple Steps to Feeling Great Again  by Ronica A. O’Hara With the merry-making furor of the holidays behind us, it’s that time of year when our bodies are crying out for some detox and rejuvenation. Aside from getting back to the basics—a healthy diet and daily exercise—we can take a page from traditional Chinese and Indian medical practices and holistic ... Read More »

Blood Chemistry

A New Roadmap to Better Health by Linda Sechrist Good detectives trained in the art of investigation know not only how to look for, collect and interpret evidence, but also how to use the tools that can help them solve a mystery. With the right tool, such as a comprehensive functional blood chemistry analysis, an experienced practitioner trained in systems ... Read More »