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  • Why Are All Skin Creams White?

    If you think about it, most if not all skin creams are white. Ever wonder why? You see, base creams are used to initially make it feel like you are applying moisture to your face but skin...

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  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Considering Alzheimer’s Prevention

    The statistics are staggering. Alzheimer’s disease is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in the years between 2000 and 2015, while heart disease deaths have decreased by...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Farmer Bill’s Top 5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter

    At Fat Stone Farm (Lyme, CT), proprietors Liz and Bill Farrell take their health seriously – in fact their health is one of the main reasons they started their farm and homestead in 2005. They built the...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • The Power of Biomechanical Bodywork: A Different Kind of Massage

    We all know that massage is medicine to the body. Massage is primarily prescribed for medical or stress-related issues and the goal is to loosen and lengthen to strengthen. Overall, it is the therapeutic manipulation of the...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Cholesterol, Just the Fats!

    By design, everything our body does has a purpose. So, why would it produce so much cholesterol if it were bad? What is Cholesterol? While many believe cholesterol to be a bad thing, or the result of...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Keeping Your Bones Healthy for Life

    The current approach to osteoporosis illustrates two of the biggest problems in medicine today. Drug Therapy First is the myth that only drug therapy works, especially when faced with a serious condition. This is the Big Pharma...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Take a Prescription Vacation

    There are often times I prescribe a vacation for my patients. No, not to the Bahamas or Hawaii, but a vacation from our day-to-day, often overly scheduled lives can do wonders for mental and physical health. The...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Beyond Calcium: Nutrients Critical to Bone Health

    There is a general presumption, fed by dairy industry advertising, that adequate calcium is all you need to maintain strong bones. However, several other minerals and vitamins are also necessary for strong bones, and the absence of...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • The Ins and Outs of Winter Sickness

    It’s the time of year for snow days, apple pie, and family gatherings, which inevitably means it is also the time of year for sniffles, coughs, and fevers. While people often chalk being sick up to having...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Game of Bacteria: Killing Them Before They Kill You

    Bacteria are everywhere. It’s a symbiotic relationship; we need them and they need us. Sometimes that relationship is a battle. When it comes to oral health, battling bacteria is a fight that we cannot afford to lose....

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • How to Cure the Busy Lifestyle Syndrome (BLS)

    So what is BLS? Sounds more like bullshit but unfortunately it is not. It’s the real deal and all of us suffer from it, well maybe not all of us, but most of us, myself included. According...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Are You Ready to Kiss Your Headaches Goodbye?

    There are many different kinds of headaches. Tension headaches, which are the most common form, involve a constant pressure feeling around the head. Cluster headaches occur in cycles — they can be severe in an area of...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Does Your Brain Need a Detox from Overstimulation?

    Do you ever forget why you went downstairs? Or have gone into a room and left because you could not remember why you went in? Do you say, “It’s just on the tip of my tongue,” but...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • BioSet – A New Way to Treat Allergies

    BioSet is a gentle, drug free means of eliminating food intolerances and environmental sensitivities. Based on the principle of the energetic body, as taught in Chinese medicine, BioSet utilizes the latest in modern computer technology to screen...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Curcumin From Turmeric: Great Potential for Multiple Conditions Part 2

    Curcumin has a surprisingly wide range of beneficial properties, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic activity. . . . is remarkably non-toxic, … exhibits great promise as a therapeutic agent, and is currently in human clinical trials for...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • You Are What You Eat: The Truth Behind Metabolic Syndrome

      There is nothing short of an epidemic silently sweeping the United States. According to the American Medical Association, 34% (more than one in three) adults now fits the criteria for the condition known as Metabolic Syndrome,...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Controversies in Breast Cancer Screening

    As October comes to a close, so too does Breast Cancer Awareness Month – 31 days devoted to raising public awareness and funding to combat one of America’s most dreaded diseases. Most Americans have a close friend...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Natural Breast Health with Manual Therapy to Promote Lymphatic Drainage and Nutritional Wellness

    Breast Health Breast health is an important component of a woman’s health. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, regardless of race or ethnicity. The key to reducing this statistic is prevention. Manual Therapy as an...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Breast Health Beyond Cancer

    A cancer experience is the definitive existential crisis. It shakes us out of a comfortable fog of illusion, which allows us to maintain a more-or-less intellectual perspective on life’s endpoint. It plunks us down in a harsh...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Make Not-Getting-Cancer a Hobby

    Written by Deborah Percival on behalf of a friend. If you think staying healthy is complicated, try getting cancer. Suddenly, carving out time to exercise and finding money to buy organic food looks like a walk in...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • The Yin and Yang of Autumn

    As the humid days of summer give way to the brittle, dry air of fall, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners begin to turn their attention to the Lungs and their associated functions. Autumn presents both a vulnerability (i.e....

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Maintaining Immune Health in our Children as they Return to School

    The end of summer is always bittersweet… it’s been such a joy to watch our children run around carefree through the summer months… watching them get dirty and wet, and listen to their infectious laughter. During the...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • The Truth About Non-GMO Soy: A Nutritional Powerhouse

    No sooner did the FDA take the highly unusual step of allowing a health claim to be made for soy as a food in 1999, than it came under attack by a vocal minority of “concerned citizens”—some...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Can Diet Impact Our Genetic Lineage?

    When does a patient become a parent? For me, as a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, this precious moment has nothing to do with the religious or moral discussion surrounding when life begins. Instead, it is the...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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