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Posted on February 20, 2013 | No CommentsTo those of you who believe that seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a myth, you are blessedly naĂŻve to the horrors of living oh, anywhere outside of southern California. I...
Posted on October 5, 2011 | 1 CommentThereâ€™s a new kid on the block â€¦ a controversial one. Itâ€™s nameâ€”â€śenergy psychology.â€ť With reports claiming that, in a very brief amount of time energy psychology methods can heal...
Posted on September 12, 2011 | 7 CommentsToday many people find themselves attempting to complete mile long to-do lists while working a full-time job and maintaining a household which leads to exhaustion, stress and anxiety. Eating well,...
Posted on July 4, 2011 | No CommentsOn January 16th, 2009, Maine made history with the lowest temperature the state had ever reached: 50 below zero. Thankfully, this temperature isn’t anywhere near the average, but the...
Posted on June 9, 2010 | 6 CommentsLose Stress, Lose Weight. Article by Charles A. Moss MD, author of Power of the Five Elements: The Chinese Medicine Path to Healthy Aging and Stress Resistance. Obesity is an epidemic that is sweeping the developed world. Excess weight is not only a risk for diabetes and heart disease, but recent research has shown obesity associated with increased cancer incidence and worse outcomes in those with cancer. Dietary habits are strongly linked to this new health challenge, especially the use of high glycemic foods (those that spike blood sugar), excess calories (supersized meals) and fats that stimulate inflammation (trans fats, baked goods, red meat and whole dairy not organically produced). One common thread in all these dietary indiscretions is the effect on blood chemistry including elevating cortisol levels, the main stress hormone from the adrenal gland. However, as Sarah now knows, it is not diet alone that raises cortisol and increases the risk for obesity and disease. The other major trigger is chronic stress.
Posted on October 17, 2008 | No Commentsâ€śI open all the drawers and cases of my apotheca, and let every one look into them, even to the last little tea-box and the smallest oil bottle.â€ť - Sebastian...