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Unhealthy Responses to Stress and How These Bad Habits Affect You

By Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

If you tend to deal with stress in less-than-healthy ways, you are compounding the negative impacts of stress on your health by exacerbating the stress levels and creating new problems in your life and health. The following are some common unhealthy ways of coping with stress, along with some of the negative effects of each, Read more

The Five Most Essential Vitamins to Take in 2014

By Elle | Healthy Living

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Plus some B12, Vitamin C, D, and E, and who knows what we’re going to be told to take next month. With so much noise around what to take and when in the vitamin-sphere, especially this time of year, we were beginning to Read more

From the Heart

Boosting heart health.
by Cynthia Thaik, M.D.

Stay Positive

Changing your way of thinking can change your life
In today’s fast paced world, with many things vying for our divided attention – work, family, traffic, bills, health issues, finances – is it possible to live a stress free life? The answer is absolutely YES!

Stress is part of a biological state of Read more

Vibrational Light and Sound Therapies

Vibrational Medicine or Energy Medicine is based on the scientific principles that all matter vibrates to precise frequency and that by using resonant vibration; balance of matter can be restored.
It is a fascinating and amazing fact of science that the human body is an electrical and vibrational matrix of subtle bioelectrical charges.  Einstein tells us Read more

The Science of Meditation

Just Say Om
By Joel Stein;David Bjerklie, Alice Park and David Van Biema/New York City, Karen Ann Cullotta/Iowa and Jeanne McDowell/Los Angeles
The one thought I cannot purge, the one that keeps coming back and getting between me and my bliss, is this: What a waste of time. I am sitting cross-legged on a purple cushion with Read more

Stress: How It Affects Your Body, and How You Can Stay Healthier

By Elizabeth Scott, M.S.,
Types of Stress
Stress can be defined as any type of change that causes physical, emotional or psychological strain. However, not all types of stress are harmful or even negative. There are a few different types of stress that we encounter:

Eustress, a type of stress that is fun and exciting, and keeps us vital Read more

Stress does not increase risk of getting MS, study finds

Stress doesn’t appear to increase a person’s risk of getting multiple sclerosis, suggests research published in this week’s Neurology.
“While we’ve known that stressful life events have been shown to increase the risk of MS episodes, we weren’t certain whether these stressors could actually lead to developing the disease,” says author Trond Riise of Norway’s University of Read more

Making Music Proves to Be Powerful Antidepressant

Making music might help lift more depressed people out of the dumps than common antidepressant medications do, the results of a new study suggest.
That’s not to say the people with depression should toss out their meds and pick up a guitar. The music therapy administered to patients in the new study was in addition to Read more

Study Links Persistent Depression to Childhood Abuse

Doctors treating people for depression should delve into the childhoods of their patients before prescribing, because a history of mistreatment has a significant impact on their illness and ability to recover, scientists said Monday.

Researchers who conducted a combined analysis of 26 studies involving more than 23,000 people found that those who suffered maltreatment as children Read more

Army looking at how fish oil might reduce suicides

The Army is eager to know whether omega-3 fatty acids not only are good for the heart, but also might deter soldiers from killing themselves.
“I’m all over it, because I’m looking for something to help,” says Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army’s vice chief of staff, who has been working for years to reduce the service’s record Read more