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Secrets about migraines

How much do you really know about controlling your migraines? New research suggests you may not know as much as you think. According to the Wake Forest Baptist anesthesiology department, migraine sufferers make inaccurate conclusions about what triggers their migraines. Houle and Turner conducted a 3-month study of 9 women who suffered from migraines. They […]

Essential Supplements for Optimal Thyroid Health [Part 2 of 2]

Once you know what is affecting your thyroid, you will know what lifestyle changes you can make to improve the symptoms. However, changing your diet alone isn’t enough. Several vitamins and nutrient deficiencies are common factors too, so the second post in my two-post series will cover some essential supplements for optimal health. Iodine is necessary […]

Acupuncture 101: Understanding the 5th Season

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), late summer is a separate season. But from a Western perspective, it doesn’t make sense.  First of all, it’s a short season—from around the third week in August to the September equinox.  And usually there’s nothing distinctive about late summer weather that makes it different from summer or fall. Why […]

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How to Pick a Health-Friendly Office Chair

If you work in an office, it’s likely you sit all day.  You probably spend hours and hours in your chair—rarely giving thought to the chair that’s holding you up. But if you were training for a marathon and spent hours running, wouldn’t you buy good running shoes? Choosing an office chair can make the […]

Helping Teens Beat School Stress

With the start of the school season, many teenagers are again feeling the increased effects of stress.  And while adults have many resources to help with stress, teenagers have few.  Their stress is high, but their ability to cope is low. Many schools are recognizing this and taking steps to help their students.  Some schools […]