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    Say Goodbye to Fear, Stress and Anxiety, Naturally

    One only needs to glance at the newspaper headlines or listen to a radio or news broadcast to know that the world we live in can at times be very fear-provoking and stressful. Most of us live in a fast paced environment in an age of high speed technology fraught with continuous pressure and perpetual change. In today’s chaotic and sometimes frightening world we may find ourselves, our children or loved ones filled with stress and anxiety, unable to create a sense of peace. Thankfully, today, there is hope to help quickly dissolve stress. Thought Field Therapy tm, the...

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    DIY Homemade Coconut Yogurt

    Yogurt is all the health rage these days. However, there are several problems with commercial yogurt in supporting the microbiome. Commercial yogurt is often fermented for a shorter duration than generally recommended, meaning that your typical grocery store yogurt may not contain ideal levels of probiotics. Further, most yogurts contain added sugar, preservatives, binders, and fillers that can irritate or otherwise harm the gut, thus rendering the probiotics less effective. Finally, many people are vegan or have a dairy sensitivity, which has led to the growth of an array of non-dairy substitutes such as soy and coconut milk yogurt....

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    Have You Sneezed Yet?

    Is your nose running and your eyes itching? Are you wheezing? Coughing? You are in good company. It’s allergy season already. Pollen allergy is one of the most common chronic diseases. Respiratory allergies affect 35 million Americans. Hartford often makes the list of the top ten worst cities in the United States for spring allergies. To make matters worse, you may be surprised to find out that many seemingly unrelated health problems can actually contain an allergic component: chronic sinusitis, IBS, gastric reflux, inflammatory arthritis, migraine headaches, ear infections, ADD, and eczema, among others. Genetic Predisposition It’s not easy...

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    Really LIVING with Food Allergies

    Researchers estimate that over 15 million US citizens suffer from food allergies. The allergy can range in severity from mild examples of itchy mouth after eating a food, to life threatening anaphylaxis (closing of the airway). According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011. Even though so many Americans are affected by food allergies, there is no clear reason for the massive increase. While my lips swell up like Angelina Jolie’s after I eat a bunch of shrimp, I have never...

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    A Multidimensional Approach to Allergies

    Allergies or “Allergic Diseases” are conditions in which an individual’s immune system becomes hypertensive to triggers that are harmless to others. The physiologic response of a “hypertensive” immune system gives rise to the constellation of symptoms experienced in allergies. These range from stuffy nose and runny itchy eyes, digestive complaints, dermatitis, allergic asthma and anaphylaxis, to the potentially life threatening immediate reaction driven by the Immunoglobulin E (IgE) type I response. Allergy or Intolerance It’s important to distinguish an “allergy” from intolerance which is often confused or interchanged by both the public and healthcare professionals. According to the guidelines...

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    New Risk Detection Strategies for Heart Disease

    As a seasoned natural medicine practitioner, I have observed over the years the baby boomer population and how they age. There is an angst that comes from experiencing our own mortality that grows with each decade of later life. I often hear the reports from my patients about the health assessment done at those milestone years such as the colonoscopy, mammograms, blood tests, stress tests, PSA testing and the list goes on and on. The purpose of this testing is purported as early detection of disease and disease prevention but I have learned some sobering facts about the effectiveness,...

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    Holistic Treatment of Acne

    It’s that time of year again! We can start “stripping away the layers” and look forward to going outside without bundling up first. It is the season for events like proms, dances, graduations, recitals and parties. It is a time you especially want to look and feel your best! It can be very disheartening, and a big blow to the self-esteem when you struggle with acne or even an occasional pesky pimple. There are many topical acne products on the market, both over-the-counter as well as prescription medications. But acne, as well as any skin issue, is not a...

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    How I Lost My Passion in Life and Love + Exactly How I Got It Back

    Have you ever woken up one day, looked around at your life and thought, “This is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife! MY GOD!…WHAT HAVE I DONE?” Yes, I’m quoting the Talking Heads, where David Byrne plays make-believe imagining himself as a suburban husband smacked with a midlife crisis. This was my life a few years ago. I was unhappy in my job (which was really bad because it was a business I created), in my relationship (which was even worse because I was married to my business partner) and just in general…my life. How...