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Improve Your Heart Rate Variability, Image: Have a Healthy, Strong Heart 
- It is said that a good, strong heart is like music...steady and on the beat. This means, for example, that if a heart is beating 60 times per minute, each beat would be...

The Beauty of Hormonal Balance in Menopause, Image: Relieve Unpleasant Symptoms with BioIdentical Hormones 
- Menopause is the time when a woman says good-bye to her reproductive years and ushers in a time of hormone imbalances. Many experience unpleasant symptoms such as...

Vitamin D Important for Reducing Risk of Preeclampsia, Image: Storyblocks.comStudy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health  
- Something as simple as a mother’s vitamin D level can have a future impact on her children, a study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Government Updates Risks of Amalgam Fillings, Image: kevin bation/Unsplash.comMay Cause Health Problems for Some High-Risk Groups 
- In updated guidelines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that dental amalgam fillings may cause health problems for some high-risk groups because of mercury vapor leaks. Among those advised to

Use Glass Baby Bottles to Avoid Microplastic Particles, Image: gresei/Adobestock.comNew Study by Trinity College Dublin 
- Polypropylene baby bottles­—which comprise 82 percent of the global baby bottle market—release an “extraordinary” number of microplastic particles, reports a new study by Trinity College Dublin. In a study

HB Peppers 202102 tReduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease 
- Regular consumption of chili peppers can reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 26 percent and from cancer by 23 percent, suggests a review of 4,729 studies involving

Try Ginger Extract for Hay Fever, Image: Storyblocks.comHelp for People Suffering From Allergic Rhinitis 
- For people suffering from the miseries of allergic rhinitis, better known as hay fever, ginger extract can be just as effective as the popular pharmaceutical

Achieving Your Goals with Hypnotherapy, Image: Promote New, Healthier Thoughts and Actions
- Each year, many people consciously decide to create change by making resolutions and setting goals. But for most, this effort is short-lived and old patterns win out. This cycle is frustrating and can oftentimes

The Heart Sound Recorder, Image: Dr. Theresa M. Pigott preparing the Heart Sound RecorderNoninvasive Wellness Monitor Identifies Nutritional Deficiencies
- In this confusing time with hundreds of “proven diets,” thousands of nutrition books, conflicting research and advice for diet and lifestyle, how are people to know what is best for their bodies? Many feel as though they are on their own while

Balancing Hormones “Flips the Switch” for Weight LossRecognizing the difference between the good hormone leptin, and the bad hormone ghrelin is the first step and the

Genetic Testing for Truly Individualized Health Care, Image: Maximize Your Potential to Promote Optimal Health 
- Many today are seeking more natural solutions for staying healthy or to help with a chronic health condition. For some, prescription medications might cause reactions or dysfunction, surgery may not be an option, or

Tissue Regeneration, Image: Safe, Noninvasive Help for Arthritis, Joint Disease and More 
- Regenerative medicine in the form of exosomes and umbilical stem cells may be the way to go for those suffering with pain, stiffness and inflammation associated with arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint disease and

Improve Muscle Strength with Schisandra, Image: alex coan/AdobeStock.com  - Schisandra chinensis, an ornamental, woody vine with pink leaves and bright red berries, has long been used as an adaptogen in China and Russia to lower stress, improve immunity and...

Retain Muscle Mass with Vitamin C, Image: prathsnap/Pexels.comEating Citrus and Vegetable Daily Can Help Seniors 
- “Bulking up” evokes images of bodybuilders and possible steroid use, but new research shows that older people that simply eat lots of vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables have greater skeletal muscle mass than

Practice Yoga to Improve Atrial Fibrillation, Image: elly fairytale/Pexels.comPatients also reported improved moods and energy 
- Yoga postures and breathing may significantly reduce episodes of atrial fibrillation, suggests a new study—good news for the one in 11 Americans that suffer from its anxiety-producing palpitations, racing pulses, dizziness and shortness of breath. In the study, which was

Massage Helps With Exercise Routine, Image: Sustain Performance, Manage Inflammation and Speed Recovery 
- Whether you are a professional athlete or participating in an amateur sports league with your friends, exercise can provide significant benefits. However, exercise, when not managed correctly, can also lead to injury. To ensure that you...

Essentials for Glowing Skin, Image: Effective Ingredients and Simple, Results-Driven Steps 
- The need to avoid harsh chemicals in favor of naturally soothing ingredients on skin is clear to Holly Cutler, creator of The Skin Saint™ product line, which is free of problematic components such as parabens, sulfates and formaldehyde. She is the owner of

Advanced Nutritional Back2SchoolNatural Remedies for ADD/ADHD

Whether kids are physically back in school or doing studies online, in today's environment the lack of a consistent schedule can cause stress that often...

Are You Growing Weeds or Flowers? , Image: People Gravitate toward Their Dominant Thoughts 
- Let’s spend some time examining how what is on your mind affects what is in your life. Take out a pen and paper, and write down what you think about all...

5 Tips for Longevity and Anti-Aging by Dr. Doug Cutler and Holly CutlerTherapies to Rejuvenate, Detoxify and Revitalize Your Body   
It is estimated that up to 70% of people are chronically dehydrated. IV Nutrient therapy can optimize hydration levels immediately, as well as deliver...

The Versatile Laser, Image: Revolutionizing Dentistry, Aesthetics and Other Treatments
The latest generation of dental lasers are revolutionizing dentistry with treatments that are faster, more effective and more satisfying to patients than ever before

The Microbiome: A Garden In a Community, Image: The Microbiome: A Garden In a Community
To understand how hydrochloric acid (HCL) supplementation works, Jason Eagle of Strategic Healing in Auburn Hills, MI says to think of the microbiome as a garden in

Vitamin D for dental health - Natural Awakenings HealthBriefThe Sunshine Vitamin Defends the Mouth and Body
 In any situation where there is an infectious process, including dental disease, the host defense depends on numerous factors, including genetics, current state of...

Gut Health - Natural Awakenings HealthBriefby Keri Topouzian, D.O.
 Aging, bodily illness and digestive system disease can interfere with nutrient absorption. Supplements such as the following, available...

Gut Health - Natural Awakenings HealthBriefInfections Requiring Antibiotics are Becoming Harder to Treat 
The gut (gastrointestinal tract) is loaded with an abundance of wonderful bacteria and yeast. In fact, most people will have about 3-4 pounds of these wonderful “good bugs” living in...

ADD/ADHD Link to Gut Problems

The Gut-Brain Connection
In 19 years of clinical experience, Lee Rossano, CNC, of Advanced Nutritional Solutions in Lake Orion, MI, has noticed a pattern in children with...