Why Integrative Medicine Matters

I am asked this question a lot.  It’s an interesting question and a very important one. Our healthcare system today attempts to treat disease and not the person. What I mean by is we only worry when something goes wrong with a person and worry less about what were the root causes. In most cases,…

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Could a short Nap Improve your Memory?

Looking for an edge at work or school? According to a paper published in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, the short answer is yes. A short nap of around 45 minutes could improve memory and learn by five times! Where is my favorite pillow? I should bring it to the office. The researchers…

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How Mindfulness Can be used to combat Depression?

Being present is an elusive concept for many people. This would be especially true for people who struggle with depression. An alternative approach to overcoming depressive symptoms might be mindful. This was according to a paper published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. The article posted for free on the website of Journal…

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Does running help or hurt your knees?

Does running help or hurt your knees? According to a recent research presented by the American College of Rheumatology in Boston, MA, running may actually help protect your knees from developing osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis is a joint disease affecting people who are middle aged or older.  There are many factors that could cause Osteoarthritis and these…

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What are the health benefits of Curcumin?

Tumeric powder is a popular spice in India and other parts of the world. Curcumin that is found in turmeric may help with reducing inflammation. Preliminary studies suggest that curcumin may be used to treat: Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis. Tumors. Skin diseases Alzheimer’s disease, Stomach ulcers High cholesterol Diabetes It’s important to know that even though…

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Could fear of losing a job increase the risk of Asthma?

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, the combination of work stress and the fear of losing one’s job increases the risk of developing asthma. People who strongly believed that they were going to lose their job had an increased risk of developing asthma up to 60 percent.…

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Can Omega 3’s help children with ADHD?

It seems that ADHD has become a problem for many kids in our country. According to the CDC, 6.4 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD in the United States. Could a supplement like omega three help children and teenagers with ADHD? The study was done by Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and report that…

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