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Treating Anxiety Through Nutrition

Written by By Dr. Ann Ije, ND What is anxiety?  According to NIH, anxiety is an ordinary phenomenon that most people go through during difficult periods in their life. There are many life altering situations that can bring about anxiety on any given day for people. Some situations that often bring about anxious feelings are […]

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The Benefits of Massage for TMJ

Written by Missy Steger, LMT How Does TMJ Develop?  The most common cause of Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) pain is from grinding and clenching the teeth. This occurs mostly when sleeping or during stressful moments in the day. Other causes can be from arthritis, overuse, injury, and structural issues.  One of the most popular treatments is […]

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The Practice of Mindful Eating – Exploring the Research

By Keegan Abernathy MS, CNS, LDN Nutritional science typically explores the effect nutrients, foods, and eating patterns have on human biochemistry and health. But what about how we eat? In this post, I will explore the practice of mindful eating and its researched effects on health and psychology.  Mindful Eating vs. Mindless Eating To understand […]

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Gastrointestinal Inflammation & Licorice Root

Written by: Dr. Haneefa Willis – Johnson, Western Herbal Dispensary, Assistant Manager Licorice Root for the use of Gastrointestinal Inflammation Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are small enzymatic molecules that are produced by cells in the mucosal lining of the intestines as well as activated innate immune cells. ROS enzymes: superoxide (02-), hydroxyl (OH), and hydrogen […]

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Meditation for Beginners

Meditation for Beginners The word meditation is an open door. There are different ways of practicing it, which can also be traced back to ancient rituals and philosophies. However, for the most part, they all serve the same purpose, namely to reach different states of consciousness and to live in the present moment. It increases well-being […]

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