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Childhood trauma leads to lifelong chronic illness — so why isn’t the medical community helping patients?

by Donna Jackson

When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor’s dock when I saw an ambulance’s flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyzed, and watched the paramedics take away my father. It was as if I knew those flashing lights Read more

5 Tips to Improve Your Digestion

By Cathy Wong, ND 

Do you inhale your food? Are you so busy that even chewing seems like a luxury? Here are some tips on improving digestion:

Tip #1: Cover the Basics

Basic 1: Chew, Chew, Chew

Take smaller bites.
Put your fork down in between bites.
Try using chopsticks – it forces you to slow down.
Thoroughly chew Read more

15 Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Summer

Summer weekends at the beach, backyard barbecues, and outdoor dinners are finally here, but these gatherings are often loaded with high-calorie pasta salads, chips, ice cream, cocktails and beers. Enjoy your warm weather favorites while keeping your nutrition in check with the tips below.

1. Drink green tea instead of sweet tea. Green tea has a natural component Read more

New ALS drug approved for Lou Gehrig’s disease gives patients hope

By Mary Brophy Marcus

For the first time in 22 years, the FDA has approved a drug for ALS, giving hope to some of those suffering from the illness.

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rare disease, affecting 12,000 to 15,000 Americans, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It Read more

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15 Ways to Be Happier

Put Some Pep in Your Step
Scientists say walking tall with swinging arms helps you feel more positive. Even if you’re not feeling happy, a spirited stroll can help you fake it till you make it.
Slap on a Smile
Want to lift your spirits? Lift the corners of your mouth. When you smile like you mean it, Read more

How to Have Healthy Gut Bacteria

If you haven’t yet heard much about your gut bacteria, part of your overall gut flora, chances are you are going to be hearing a lot more about this topic in the future. These previously much overlooked bacteria are now being associated with a wide range of human health solutions and problems. As you follow along Read more

5 Foods to Eat If You’re Always Hungry

By Lisa Lillien, a.k.a. Hungry Girl
It’s tough to maintain a healthy weight when you’re always hungry! I’m Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien, and I’m here with five foods that’ll fill you up without weighing you down.
Pouched Tuna and Other Lean Proteins
Lean protein is king when it comes to combating hunger. I try to include protein in every meal Read more

Can Stress Lead to Cancer?

How Much Is Hype?
By Tom Iarocci, MD

We know that stress is not good for us. Especially the day-in, day-out survival-type stress that persists over weeks, months, and years, which is also known as chronic psychological stress. But can it really have that much of an impact on us? Enough of an impact to increase our risk Read more