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The Impact of Stress on Your Digestive System

Have you ever had a stomach ache when preparing to give a public speech…   Or felt suddenly nauseous before a big sports game…   Or have your bowel movements gotten out of whack when going through a stressful period at work?   There’s a reason we often use the phrase “gut-wrenching” when making stressful […]

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The Natural Benefits of Massage

We all know how great it feels to get a massage. After all, it’s one of the most common ways we help each other to feel better: a foot massage after a physically demanding chore or a neck rub to help relax after a stressful day at the office.   You may not realize that […]

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Herbal Tea Remedies

Herbal tea remedies contain countless health benefits, especially when you become stricken with the flu, sore throats, fevers, and even bad days. Tea warms the body as easily as it does the mind and spirit, and it’s an herbal remedy topic we’ve written about before. Some natural remedy herbs become more effective when used in […]

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Music and Brain Health

Music and brain health? It doesn’t take a doctor to realize that music has a calming effect on our brains. Music energizes us and provides us with an almost instantaneous mood lift. While it may not take someone with a degree to realize this, the benefit of music on our mental wellbeing and even our […]

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Mental Clarity: 3 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

Mental clarity: does a clear and focused mind sound far-fetched to you? Your continued mental wellbeing hinges on a lot—your schedule, work, personal life, and even the food you eat. When you don’t take time out for yourself or when “life” bogs you down, your mental acuity slips, and you feel confused and stressed. Poor […]

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Mental Health and Maintaining Overall Wellness

Our mental health is integral to our overall health, and proper mental wellness involves much more than a simple lack of stress or mental disorder, such as depression. The factors that play into mental wellbeing hinge a number of factors, such as biological, environmental, and even socioeconomic statuses. Promoting mental health means being able to […]

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Binge Eating: How To Avoid It

Binge eating can negatively impact your health and life in several ways, such as unhappiness and weight gain—and these in turn can lead to more emotional eating. Whether you’re snacking out of boredom or as a way to deal with stress and your emotions, if you’re not eating for hunger then that’s not a healthy […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: What You Need to Know

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) afflicts billions of people during the darker, colder seasons of the year. This disorder features symptoms of depression, and is related to variations in seasonal light. Affecting half a million people between September and April, peaking in December, January, and February, three out of every four sufferers are woman and the […]

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3 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

With the month of December comes the peak of the holiday season. Not to mention, winter creeps in among all the festivities—and with that, holiday stress. Shorter days and less sunlight—along with the typical stress of family get-togethers—can turn a time of cheer into something less cheerful. New stressors outside of your normal routine make […]

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Natural Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is a silent killer. Unlike most other ailments which present subtle to pronounced symptoms, people suffering from high blood pressure may not realize what they are dealing with until they are diagnosed by a doctor early on, or if it manifests as cardiac distress, stroke, or an aneurism. What Causes […]

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6 Natural Ways to Lower Internal Pain and Reduce Inflammation

Unlike a visual scar or broken arm, it’s hard for people to notice when you have aches in your body. To make it worse, inflammation means more than dealing with wretched internal discomfort because the pain also affects your mood. Unless you verbally tell others about your situation, they won’t know you’re suffering. Fortunately, the […]

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3 Natural Ways to Treat Common Skin Problems

  Cruel weather, an imbalance of vitamins, and stress are all factors that contribute to common skin conditions. When not properly dealt with, skin conditions can leave unwanted and annoying discolorations and itching on the face and body.   While the natural treatments we share below will not eliminate common skin problems completely—like inflammation, itchy […]

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Creating the Holiday Experience you Dream About!

Dr. Kilbane is teaming up with Nancy Gordon, PhD to present “Creating” the holiday experience you dream about. Use the power of your thoughts and intentions to reform family holidays from one you “get through” to one you look forward to. We will teach you simple techniques based in physics on just how powerful our […]

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Chronic Stress and Your Health

Chronic stress changes the way your brain handles it. Think back to prehistoric times when cave men and women were facing real danger like ferocious animals trying to make meals out of them. The brain was created to deal with fight or flight moments such as this but not the everyday anxieties related to relationships, […]

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