7 Ways to Make Mindfulness Work for You This Year

I have a friend who believes in meditation. She’s well aware that it can help relieve stress, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, and even calm the stomach. She also knows that it’s not complicated, and doesn’t require any special tools or techniques. “Sit still and be quiet!” she says. “What …

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Try 5 Minutes of Meditation a Day – Start Right Now

During a live broadcast of “Good Morning America” in the spring of 2004, ABC newscaster Dan Harris had a very frightening, very powerful and very public panic attack. That event became the springboard for years of research, reporting and a personal quest to find a way to control his anxiety. In …

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5 Alternative Treatments to Help Women Reduce Neuropathy Pain

Did you know that May 12-16th, 2016, is National Neuropathy Awareness Week? It was established in 2005 as one of the federal government’s official national health observances, and is a week filled with events, media coverage, and educational outreach across the country. This is an occasion to help educate our …

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How to Make Meditation Work for You

No doubt you’ve heard about the many benefits of meditation. So far, we’ve discovered that a regular meditation practice can reduce stress, increase focus, improve productivity and creativity, cut your risk for heart attack and stroke, ease chronic pain, improve mood, boost the immune system, and more. You may have …

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The Surprising At-Home Solution to Relieve Your Chronic Pain

Today’s statistics are alarming. Women are in pain, and a lot of it. According to the National Center for Health Statistics Report, more than a quarter of Americans age 20 years and over suffer from chronic pain, with more than half feeling they have little or no control over it. …

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Holistic Health: Treating the Whole Person

You may know the term best as “alternative” medicine, but this moniker is no longer accurate. Better described as holistic health, naturopathic or even complementary, this form of integrative medicine has become more mainstream. Rather than looking at just specific symptoms, holistic health is more comprehensive. Practitioners look at the …

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“Hot” Women at Risk—7 Simple Ways to Cool Inflammation

They say that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Running, for instance, is considered generally good for your health. Overdo it, though, without allowing your body proper rest, and you could suffer injuries that sideline you for months. The same could be said of cherries. …

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5 Complementary Treatments that Help You Feel Better During Cancer

Anyone who’s been through cancer treatment knows: it’s not for sissies. While doctors focus on eradicating tumors and clearing out lymph nodes, patients must deal with the day-to-day discomforts that treatments can cause. A stiff upper lip gets one only so far. Sometimes, trying to be strong backfires, as a …

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7 Steps For Managing Your Holiday Stress

From shopping and entertaining to budgeting and attending parties and celebrations, the holiday season is usually filled with stress and chaos.  You want everything to be perfect — and memorable — filled with comfort and joy.  But the truth is that your to-do list can seem never-ending, crowds and long …

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Stress on Overdrive and Our Bodies

 Back in the centuries where populations of hunter-gatherers were prevalent, people relied on their body’s ability to be stressed to keep them safe. For example, when in danger of a predator, a hunter-gatherer would experience the “flight or fight” response, which is the body’s physiological ability to adapt for survival. …

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