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Enzyme Deficiencies, Image: Related Health Issues and Common Solutions 
- Life consists of countless biochemical processes. Breathing, digesting food, and even swallowing each requires specific chemical reactions. Enzymes allow all these chemical reactions to happen. Quite literally, enzymes make life...

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Image: Kristen Smith with clientYoga Contributes to Whole-Person Healing
- It’s remarkable how many people go through life running on autopilot, not even thinking about breathing–an absolute necessity to...

Avoid Dryer Vent Fumes for Better Mental Health, Image: Side effects Could Include Headaches, Asthmatic Reactions, Nausea andIirritability
- Those fragrant whiffs coming from your (or your neighbor's) dryer vent may not be good for your mental health. These fumes may contain toxins with...

Colostrum, Image: A Natural Approach to Gut Health
- Colostrum is a natural product with a high percentage of growth factors that help with cellular repair, regrowth and healing leaky gut. It also has a high percentage of immunoglobulins which are natural...

Individual Plans for Individual Needs, Image: Nutritional Testing Program at Bence Chiropractic Wellness Center 
- Balanced Health nutritional testing is now available at Bence Chiropractic Wellness Center in Macomb and Sterling Heights. Through the test, Dr. Sibyl Bence, can use a saliva sample, hair sample and questionnaire to assess how stressed the body’s...

Gastrointestinal Upset, Image: Alternative Approaches to Common Medications that May be Causing Digestive Issues
- Below are some general informational guidelines for alternative approaches to common medications that may be causing digestive issues. Since every person is different, with potentially different issues, always seek...

Basic Principles for a Happy Gut, Image: Live Longer and Improve Your Mood 
- Many of us read about "diet" and don’t really understand the connection between what we are eating and the impact it has on our digestive health. A ketogenic (keto) diet for instance is a ...

A Healthy Blend Ayurvedic Thai MassageAyurvedic Thai Massage Balances the Body 
- In these times, many are struggling with all the outside stressors pulling people in every direction. Not only is this exhausting, but it can also take a toll on physical health. It is difficult to...

Holistic Approaches for Dealing with Rosacea The real problem and solution can be found internally. 
- Rosacea (roe-ZAY-she-uh) is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in the face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. Often it can appear as...

It's Time for a Good Night's Sleep, Image: Recognizing and treating sleep disordered breathing issues
- “You snore!” she said. “No, I don’t”, he replied. Sound familiar? You may have adjusted your bedroom lighting, turned off electronics and used many other ideas but still do not wake refreshed. Change the pronouns and the story is still the same. Your answer may be found at...

Reduce Negative Emotions in the Blink of an Eye, Image: Solution-focused Technique for Stress and Anxiety Reduction 
- yes can be vital to mental health, as demonstrated by the effects of Integral Eye Movement Technique (IEMT). Integral Eye Movement Technique (IEMT) developed from Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and psychotherapy models after the observation of numerous neurological phenomena that occur during...

Boost Your Immunity with Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care, Image: Dr. Rion Peddy with patientThe spine, specifically the upper cervical spine, could be seen as the backbone of the immune system. 
- he spine, specifically the upper cervical spine, could be seen as the backbone of the immune system. Upper cervical care is a unique branch of healthcare within the chiropractic profession that focuses on proper alignment of the upper vertebrae in the neck. The importance of these vertebrae...

The Benefits of Massage on Mental HealthHelp for Anxiety and Depression Caused by Health Issues 
- According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 40 million adults in the U.S. have some form of anxiety disorder. In addition, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that depression affects roughly 10% of U.S. adults. Mental health issues of...

Avoid Coffee When Pregnant, Image: molostock/AdobeStock.comSafeguard Brain Development 
- A mother’s coffee drinking during pregnancy can change important pathways in an infant’s developing brain, raising the risk of behavioral issues, attention difficulty and...

Heart-Centered and Nurturing, Image: Soothe Your Nervous System with Healing Touch
by Donna Pascaretta 

- May is the month we celebrate mothers and mothers to be! Being a woman in the 21st century is not an easy task. Women face challenges daily that are now being compounded with COVID issues. Women manage...

B12 and Prenatal Supplements Gain Official Nod, Image: thanamatAdobestock.comUpdated 2020-2025 Guidelines 
- In updated 2020-2025 dietary guidelines, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have endorsed the specific use of certain supplements, noting that under-consumption of some...

Sleep Deeply to Reduce Anxiety, Image: vladislav muslakov/Unsplash.comSleepless Nights May Trigger Rise In Anxiety Levels 
- A natural, non-pharmaceutical remedy for anxiety disorders that affect 40 million Americans is as close as our beds, say University of California at Berkeley researchers. In Nature Human Behaviour, they reported that...

Nix Baby Foods that Harbor Toxic Metals, Image: m studio/AdobeStock.comStore-Bought Baby Food May Pose Hidden Dangers 
- As convenient as store-bought baby food is, it can pose hidden dangers for infant brains, say U.S. congressional investigators. A report issued by the House of Representatives on February 4 found...

Sip Non-Alcoholic Beer to Improve Liver Disease, Image: pavelis/AdobeStock.comStudy Showed Improvements In Blood Bessel Health, Exercise Performance Levels and Muscle Mass 
- Non-alcoholic beer is booming, with U.S. sales up by 39 percent last year, and it now poses a health benefit as a study-proven dietary supplement for people with cirrhosis of the liver. Many nutritional supplements don’t work for such patients because...

Solutions for Spring Allergies, Image: Natural Immune System Support Eases Airborne and Food Allergies
by Lee Rossano 

- No matter what allergens, whether food, environmental/chemical or airborne pollens, trigger an individual’s spring allergies, all allergies have this in common: they perpetuate themselves by aggravating the immune system. Allergies are a sign of a tired immune system. Constant sinus infection and rounds of antibiotics deplete the immune system as well as create...

Drink Beet Juice to Lower Blood Pressure, Image: Study Shows Beetroot Juice Relaxes and Widens Blood Vessels 
- Hypertension is a global disease that particularly affects people in low-income communities, but a new study by the UK University of Nottingham suggests that beetroot juice may be a practical solution for people with high blood pressure that have little access to...

Consider Curcumin and Nano-Curcumin for Heart Health, Image: Study Shows Both Types Improved Cholesterol, Triglyceride and LDL-C Levels 
- Iranian researchers tested 90 patients undergoing elective heart angioplasty, giving one group 500 milligrams (mg) curcumin, the second group 80 mg nano-curcumin, and the third a placebo. After...

Hope for Respiratory Tract Infections, Image: Propolis and Vitamins A, E and D 
- Two new studies offer hope for dealing with the winter’s respiratory woes. Propolis, the resin-like substance made by bees from plants to build their hives, has been used for centuries to...

Detoxing from the Ground Up, Image: Use Humates for Rich Soil and a Healthy Body 
- A healthy home starts with the ground underneath it, and healthy ground starts with humates. Also called humic acid, humates add trace minerals to and remove toxins from soil. They can even supplement drinking...

Detox Deeply with Exercise and Massage Therapy, Image: Spring Cleaning for the Body
By Jason Eagle 

- A clean sponge is needed for spring cleaning, and the body is like a sponge that needs to be cleaned—by detoxifying it. The first level of detox (classic detox) includes cleaning up one’s diet, by taking specific detoxifying herbs and products or...

Understanding Environmental Medicine, Image: How Environmental Factors Influence Our Health and Behavior 
- "Human adipose (fat) tissue from U.S. residents has revealed 700+ chemical contaminants that have not been chemically identified while more than 80,000+ chemicals and toxicants have been developed, distributed and discarded into...

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