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‘Toxic stress’ on children can harm their lifelong learning, mental and physical health

Toxic Stress Childhood is the formative years. Unfortunately, toxic stress is a negative that can form during childhood and can manifest in physical and mental health concerns. Lifestyle is not simply what we eat but it covers our interactions (or lack thereof) with people, Nature, and more. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can corrupt the formative …

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New Documentary Explores How Acupuncture Helps Cancer Victims

Acupuncture Helps Cancer Victims Though Americans and other Western countries increasingly accept acupuncture, we still only scratch the surface (excuse the pun). A new documentary looks at how acupuncture helps cancer victims, opening new and complementary therapies to those who need all the help possible. “While acupuncture is certainly gaining in popularity, its potential is …

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Holistic health care shift underway

Holistic Health Care Shift There is a holistic health care shift underway that is disrupting conventional medical care. In the early 1900’s the leading causes of death were infectious diseases. In this century, the leading causes of death are non-infectious chronic diseases. These illnesses, like heart disease, are often the result of our hectic lifestyles. …

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Many Parents Don’t Tell Doctor About ‘Complementary’ Therapy Use in Kids

Complementary Therapy Complementary therapy has been on the rise. While good overall, it is vital to keep physicians updated so they can help avoid problems like adverse interactions with medications or activities that might be contraindicated. Parents often try unconventional treatments — such as acupuncture and herbal products — when their kids are sick, but …

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