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Earlier this week, I (finally) went to see a new doctor. I needed to get my annual physical, which I hadn’t done since moving to a new city a little over a year ago. Not that I hadn’t been taking care...
We're constantly preaching the benefits of healthy eating, but have you ever thought about why we do it, beyond a general, vague idea that it's better for us? Do we know how long it takes for our bodies to benefit from an increase in nutrients and a decrease in inflammatory foods? According to our experts, it takes only minutes to see positive change. Here's what starts to happen in your body in the minutes, days, and years after you adopt a healthier diet:...
“It is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” —1 Samuel 17:47...
If you struggle with feeling hopeless, sad, or otherwise mentally fragile, you're not alone. More than 60 million Americans—that’s about one in four—are affected by mental health issues every year....
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 40 million Americans struggle with anxiety disorders, which equates to roughly 18% of the population. Although anxiety disorders are the most common class of mental disorders present in the general population, only one-third of those suffering will receive treatment....
My eyes popped open and my heart raced when my phone buzzed at 1:00 a.m.. Good news isn’t usually delivered at that hour. I hopped out of bed and grabbed my phone....
This month we attended the Integrative Healthcare Symposium annual conference, an event where leaders in holistic health talk about the most interesting developments in health care, hundreds of brands promote their products and initiatives, and researchers present their hard-earned findings. After his talk about Leveraging Lifestyle for Brain Health, we sat down with Dr. David Perlmutter, an integrative neurologist and author of the book Grain Brain, to learn all about brain fog—and what we can do to fix it....
If you find yourself constantly feeling fatigued, distracted, moody and just plain “off,” you’re likely dealing with some sort of “brain fog.” Brain fog has become an unwanted side effect of our fast-paced, industrialized lifestyle. Unfortunately today, many of the convenient-but-processed foods and factory-farmed meats we eat and the various ways we spend our time do not support brain health....
Why would you ever complain, O Jacob…saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? . . . God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. —Isaiah 40:27-28 MSG...
By now, the idea that a healthy gut is important for overall health isn't breaking news, but new research from San Francisco State University has found that there may be an unexpected factor affecting our microbiomes: the boost cardiovascular exercise can provide our guts....


 
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