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Chiropractors Offer Integrative Approaches To Enhance Healing, Image: Chiropractors Offer Integrative Approaches To Enhance Healing  
Diversity Leads to Better Patient Outcomes  

Traditionally, spinal manipulation has been the focus for doctors of chiropractic, adjusting the spinal column with a variety of manipulation techniques to improve posture, relieve pain and promote general health. These days...

Water Scarcity Woes, Image: den VIII/AdobeStock.comWater Scarcity Woes  
A Global Problem That’s Getting Worse   

Water scarcity is a legitimate concern. It is true that the hydrologic cycle, the process in which the Earth circulates water throughout its ecosystems, is a closed-loop cycle that neither adds nor takes away water. In theory, the amount of water on Earth will...

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How Cannabidiol Benefits Dogs   

Struck with severe arthritis, Topper, a 7-year-old Ibizan Hound, was in such pain he could hardly walk. He had to be carried outside to eat or use the bathroom, and medication wasn’t working. On a friend’s recommendation, his...

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Neighborly Groups Share More and Waste Less   

The average American creates almost five pounds of solid waste per day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Only 26 percent of Americans...

Michaeleen Doucleff, Image: photo by Simone Anne Michaeleen Doucleff  
on Ancient Teachings for Modern Parenting  

National Public Radio (NPR) science correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff literally searched the world to learn how to be a better parent. She learned how to raise kind and helpful children, and detailed the journey in a...

The Quiet Power of Intuition, Image: prostockstudio/AdobeStock.comThe Quiet Power of Intuition  
Using this Sixth Sense to Endure & Prosper   

Albert Einstein considered knowledge secondary to intuition and inspiration, and modern visionaries like Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg have all endorsed the practical magic of...

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Simple Steps to Well-Being  

People that wear a fitness watch get a little buzz on the wrist as a reminder to get more steps in each hour, but many ignore the simple opportunity that exists to exercise upright for free anytime and anywhere...

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Ways to Live Simpler and Lighter on Mother Earth  

When holistic wellness coach and personal trainer Sergio Rojas saw his contract with a trucking company terminated by the pandemic, he and his wife Krista turned it into an opportunity to step away from a life of too much stuff and over-scheduled activities...

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Lifestyle Choices to Lower Disease Risks  

One in eight women in the United States develops breast cancer in the course of her lifetime. “Notably, only five to 10 percent can be blamed on inherited gene mutations, and merely 13 percent of women with breast cancer have a first-degree relative with a history of disease...

Fall Fruits for Savory Dishes, Image: beton studio/AdobeStock.comFall Fruits for Savory Dishes  
fresh approaches to autumn flavors  

Move over, summer berries and stone fruits—'tis the season for a cornucopia of fall fruits, including crunchy apples, chewy figs and tart pomegranates. By taking a page from the playbooks of orchard chefs, home cooks can flex the unique flavors and health powers of these autumn delights with...

Yoga to Heal Trauma, Image: merfin/AdobeStock.comYoga to Heal Trauma  
Soothing Poses Calm the Nervous System  

Getting on the yoga mat can be a powerful stress-buster that lowers blood pressure and excessive cortisol, but yoga can offer an added boon for those living with the lasting effects of traumatic events. Trauma-informed yoga (also called trauma-sensitive yoga) is a promising therapeutic branch of...

Conquering Chronic Pain, Image: stanciuc/AdobeStock.comConquering Chronic Pain  
How the Body-Mind Connection Works  

For three decades, David Hanscom was a top-ranked orthopedic surgeon in Seattle who daily put the scalpel to injured, deformed and twisted spines. Privately, he writhed in pain himself. He was beset over 15 years with...

Foraged Fungi Fare, Image: ivan kmitAdobeStock.comForaged Fungi Fare  
Cooking with Wild Mushrooms  

Wild mushrooms can infuse exciting new flavors and textures into familiar dishes, along with a taste of the local terroir, the natural habitat, from woods to plate...

Art's Embrace, Image: agsandrew/AdobeStock.comArt's Embrace  
Healing Through Creativity  

Art can be a powerful force for healing. Its potential manifests in a disabled man’s triumphant dance or cancer patient’s stirring self-portrait. Throughout America, art’s redemption takes center stage at hospitals, nursing homes, jails and homeless shelters. Even an entire city can be transformed when...

Horses as Healers, Image: sushytska/AdobeStock.comHorses as Healers  
Equine Therapy has Physical and Emotional Benefits  

Horses are being increasingly used to help people work through emotional and physical challenges, and for good reason: Numerous studies have shown that equine-assisted therapy helps with anger, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and dissociative or other...

The Power of the Written Note, Image: jacob lund/AdobeStock.comThe Power of the Written Note  

Birthdays, weddings, holidays and other momentous occasions have long been celebrated with cards and letters. The rise of emailing, texting and social media has made writing letters a forgotten treasure as many of us have instead come to...

Healthy Cookware, Image: fotofabrika/AdobeStock.comHealthy Cookware  
How to Choose Non-Toxic Pots and Pans  

Organic and locally sourced foods are eco-friendly and contribute to better health, a greener world and thriving communities. However, once the food is cooked, it may no longer be...

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