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On August 9th, 2011 the Wall Street Journal published an intriguing article written by Melinda Beck titled, "Confusing Medical Ailments Will Mental Illness".  Let's look at a few of the interesting highlights.

Barbara Schildkrout, author of "Unmasking Psychological Symptoms" states that more than 100 medical disorders can masquerade as psychological conditions.  Her book was written in hopes of helping both therapist and patients broaden their understanding and diagnostic skills. ...

According to the National Federation of Pain (NFP) chronic pain is the number one cause of adult disability in the United States, affecting one in three Americans.  Studies have shown that the treatment of chronic pain requires a multi-discipline approach.  To raise awareness of this major issue facing Americans and the need for treatment September has been named National Pain Awareness Month.

 

September is National Pain Awareness Month, dedicated to increasing understanding of pain...

When people find out that I work in the alternative health field a common question I am asked is, "How do you find a good doctor or therapist?"  I think this is a great question rather you are looking for someone to help you with your health care in the allopathic or alternative arena.  Let's explore some answers.

One of the most important aspects of finding a good practitioner is to find someone that wants to work as a partner in your health.  Not a dictator or someone who simply...

"Play not only keeps us young but also maintains our perspective about the relative seriousness of things. Running is play....it is a relief from everyday cares."  Jim Fixx, author of the best-selling book, "The Complete Book of Running".

On their website, the Mayo Clinic reports, "Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at...

The USDA has revamped the food pyramid.  I like this new look much better.  For one thing it is a plate.  We eat off plates.  did you ever eat off a pyramid?  Quite the novel idea.  How long do you think it will be before some entrepreneur starts making actual plates that represent "My Plate"? But I like this new design for a few other reasons.

As demonstrated in the new design we should be loading our diet up with fruits and vegetables....at least half our diet.  A year ago I did a...

After last week's unemployment reports made the media headlines, after front page articles like the one in yesterday's USA Today, on the state of the housing market and the rise in Cancer, Alzheimer's disease and auto-immune diseases it is challenging not to jump back in bed, cover our heads and cower at what might happen next.  But while you are hiding under your covers let me ask you a thought provoking question.  "What difference does it make if the thing you're scared of is real or not...

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Father's Day is coming up in just a little over three weeks.  Are you trying to figure out a gift for the man who has just about everything?  Giving a gift of wellness says "I love you", it says, "I appreciate all you do", and it says, "I hope you will be in my life for years to come." Here's an idea: Take your dad to counseling with you. Research shows that therapy for fathers can improve wellness and reduce the risk of serious health issues.

Studies done in the past few years...

Previously I wrote a post entitled "Eye Spy" giving suggestions of natural ways of taking care of your eyes.  Recently, there has been material released on studies done on an even better product that will not only help maintain your eyesight, but also help with cardiovascular disease, boost immune function and aid in strength and endurance.

Dr. Oz hosted a show this past January and then replayed it again last month because he felt the information gained in his interview with Dr.  Joe...

Studies show that mindful practices like Active Meditation, improves sleep, creativity,concentration and even slows down the signs of aging.

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