Month: April 2018

Holistic mental health treatments can help, advocates say

Holistic Mental Health Treatments It is heartening to see that the stigma surrounding mental illness continues to dissipate and that there is more growing interest in holistic approaches to help those who suffer from mental illness. Holistic mental health treatments include a number of therapeutic approaches that do not promote pharmaceuticals. As the article points …

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Eating the right kind of dark chocolate will improve your life

Dark Chocolate Improves Life In the Perry household there is a 3 to 1 majority for dark chocolate… Mom is the holdout for milk chocolate. There are times when Science becomes our best friend. Recent research into how dark chocolate improves life is one of those times. For perhaps one of few times, Mom’s taste buds …

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Artificial Sweeteners Are Bad — Linked to Diabetes, Obesity

Artificial Sweeteners Are Bad A recent study has linked artificial sweeteners to diabetes and obesity… they conditions these sweeteners are supposed to eliminate. The Perry household has had its own experience with artificial sweeteners… none of it good. Not even the taste. We have found that a smidge of honey, a pinch of brown sugar, …

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Six simple ways to start your well-being journey

Six Simple Ways Everyone has his / her own thoughts about well-being. One thing that seems to be a common theme is that well-being has many dimensions. These six steps are not just about exercise but social interaction, mental relaxation, positive self image, financials, and more. Use these six simple ways for your well-being and …

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Pew Survey Shows Technology Impacts Well-Being

Technology Impacts Well-Being Technology is everywhere. We have even seen it (and used it) on camping trips. However, people seldom seem to think about how technology impacts well-being until something specific happens that gives us pause. The public generally views technology as good but when we peel back the layers, there are concerns. When the …

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Mind Body Approaches Help Substance Use Disorders

Mind Body Approaches Help Substance Use Disorders At a time when the US faces a crisis of opioid abuse, it is refreshing to see that mind body approaches help substance disorders. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has pulled together research specific to a number of mind body approaches. Mindfulness-based approaches have …

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Payers Add Preventive Care, Wellness to Holistic Health Solutions

Payers Pursue Holistic Health Solutions In a sign of the times, insurers are adding more preventative care and wellness options to their plans. When we stop and think about it this really makes good business sense. People do not want to be sick. People do not want to pay huge insurance premiums from which they …

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Pet Holistic Health Market

Pet Holistic Health Market More consumers are taking an active interest in pet nutrition and the pet holistic health market has recognized that. It is wonderful to more people not only thinking and acting holistically for their own health but also for loved ones, including pets.   Much like with other consumables—especially food—pet parents are …

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