Chinese Organ Clock

Traditional Chinese Organ Body Clock In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is believed that each organ has its point of the highest energy and lowest energy. This 24-hour cycle is believed to help us know when to exercise, eat, have sex, rest, and sleep. It also acts to communicate with a particular organ or meridian (energy…

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Weather and Arthritis Joint Pain Connection

The connection between weather and arthritis joint pain. Ever wondered if the weather affects joint pain arthritis?  When the temperature changes up and down with the fluctuations in humidity it can be felt on the human body. Patberg and Rasker (2004) studied the relationship between weather changes and how that impacts joint pain. The connection…

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The November Gratitude Challenge

We should all devote some time each day to focus on gratitude.  During the challenge, spend a few moments writing down all of the things you are feeling most grateful for at that moment.  Make a list, or choose one item to elaborate on.  It is up to you. Although we could stop there, gratitude…

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8 Habits for Optimal Breast Health

You may not know this but, you have more control over your breast cancer risk than you think, even if you have a family history of it.  Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers can be blamed on inherited gene mutations. While genetic predisposition is significant when present, it’s empowering to realize that the…

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Eat Better, Eat Together

Eating with your family and friends on a regular basis has been associated with improved social skills, better-eating habits, and fewer behavioral problems in teenagers. It is also helpful for reducing stress in adults. Every year, October serves as Eat Better, Eat Together Month. While the history of the day is unknown, it is meant…

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Backpack Safety Tips

School is here and parents ask the question:  How much should my child be carrying in their backpacks? Backpack safety for physical wellness is rarely considered by students.  We have never been told to “lighten the load” in our backpacks or have been trained to consider the weight on the backs of children as a…

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Tech Neck

What is Tech Neck? Tech neck happens when people spend too much time with their head and neck extended too far forward over their body while looking at their phone or computer screen. It can also occur when people repeatedly tuck their head down over their chin and hunch their shoulders forward while looking down…

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The Importance of Amino Acids

Amino Acids are essential compounds that play an important role in our bodies. Often associated with aiding in protein utilization and rebuilding/repairing of muscle, but amino acids are vital to our body’s nervous, reproductive, immune, and digestive systems. There are 20 amino acids, while 9 of those are considered essential. The human body does not…

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