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 Utilization of Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) can help you return to normal functioning activity and help you achieve a life that is pain free.  So if you are looking for a non-invasive way to help your own body heal itself quickly, please read on.

The word "LASER" is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These...

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is the name given to a syndrome in which a sufferer experiences multiple symptoms upon exposure to small amounts of common chemicals. There is currently no officially recognized definition for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. This is because very little is known about the syndrome, especially the biological mechanisms causing the onset of symptoms. Leading theories suggest the following:  hypersensitive central nervous system, immune dysfunction and/or impaired...

Often times, those people who have experienced  or witnessed traumatic events have on-going and uncontrollable fear, anxiety, depression, rage and other life-altering emotions.  It has only been since 1980 that these symptoms have gained recognition, validation and a name: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Now research shows CranioSacral Therapy improves symptoms for PTSD sufferers.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was officially recognized by the American Psychiatric...

Research is coming out in support of more natural ways to combat depression and mental health issues, including addiction.  Duke University did a study involving 156 participants divided into three groups.  One group was treated with exercise only, the second group, exercise and drugs and the third group with drugs only. 

After monitoring the three groups for a period of six weeks they found the group being treated with just drugs was doing only slightly better than the other two...

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates government agencies, announced last week that it has received new documentation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), using the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), giving detailed reports of adverse reactions to the vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV), Gardasil.

Back in 2008 CBS evening news did a special report on this vaccination.  The reporter brought up the fact that as of July 2008 there...

Managing your weight is not an easy task.  It takes knowledge, discipline, dedication and most of all it takes determination.  There is a plethora of information on dieting in our society.  Sifting through it, figuring out what works and what doesn't can be overwhelming.  Trying to do this and manage your weight alone has produced poor results in many people.

At Natural Horizons we titled our weight management program Healthy Horizons.  We did this to emphasize the connection...

Here at Natural Horizons we believe that a key element of your health is a highly functioning immune system.  It is your first defense against disease, including cancer, toxins, including environmental toxins, viral and bacterial infections, inflammation, and even the aging process.

One of the areas of the immune system that is sometimes overlooked is the "gut" or intestines.  In fact approximately 80% of your immune system lies within your intestinal tract which houses trillions of...

Choices - Part II

Yesterday I explored options of fairly common foods we choose between on a regular basis for our nutritional intake. Today I wanted to add a few more items to consider when making your shopping list. Most all of these items will be familiar to you except perhaps Quinoa. Quinoa is a grain-like product. I say grain-like because it is a seed but not from the grass family like wheat, barley or rye. It is more cereal like in its preparation and nutritionally well rounded.

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While perusing my lastest online edition of "Runner's World" magazine I came across an article entitled "Food Fight" written by Matthew G. Kadey, M.Sc., R.D., that gave a quick synopsis of a few common food options we have on a regular basis. I've included them below as I thought they were insightful. Every time we make a healthy small decision it leads us closer to our larger goal of wellness. STRAWBERRIES *VS* BLUEBERRIES Both are health all-stars, but a study in the Journal of...

Health experts have known for a while that people who are overweight have an increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux disease, more commonly called heartburn. A new study indicates that even those at a normal weight may suffer from frequent on sets of heartburn if they gain even a few extra pounds.

Researchers studied women who were enrolled in an ongoing Nurse Health Study and found that those women who gained moderate amounts of weight increased their occurrence of heartburn by a...

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