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Be Still and Live

Be Still and Live

My name is Christy McGriff (pictured, left) and I am addicted to busy. That was the summarizing statement of my life before I found freedom in simplicity. I was a corporate junky, always seeking the next big project, accomplishment or promotion. That was until my loving Savior gave me a big push. I’m sure He started with gentle nudges, but ... Read More »

Why men should go for therapy and why they don’t

Why do men give therapy the cold shoulder? Probably for the same reasons that most men won’t see doctors or other health specialists, writes Sean Swaby for the Goodmen Project. According to the American Psychological Association, men are 25% less likely to see their health professional and almost 40% less likely to get their cholesterol checked. When it comes to ... Read More »

Eating more – or less – of 10 foods may cut risk of early death, report claims

About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes are linked to poor diets, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, writes Allison Aubrey. And eating more — or less — of just 10 types of food can help raise or lower the risk of death from these ... Read More »

20 ways to spring-clean your mind and body

It’s the season to refresh and regenerate, making it the perfect time to give your health a makeover with our expert strategies. Caroline Jones from the Daily Mirror shares 20 ways to spring-clean your  mind and body. These include: overhaul your gut health, sack off the sugar, boost your Vitamin D intake, give your ears a check-up, sort out your ... Read More »

Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad

Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad

This magnificent magenta salad is filled with the tartness of ruby red grapefruit and the earthiness of beets. It isn’t just gorgeous to look at, but also tasty to eat. Pair with grilled or broiled fish, if desired. Ingredients: – 3 medium beets, peeled and diced into 1-inch chunks (4 cups) – 2 Tbsp canola oil (divided) – 2 cups ... Read More »

Can Yoga Help Those Undergoing Chemotherapy?

Can Yoga Help Those Undergoing Chemotherapy?

Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. No matter how sick from treatments and no matter how little energy, many find the one thing that would bring relief was yoga practices. As the interest in more holistic approaches to healing is growing, yoga for cancer patients and cancer ... Read More »

‘I Can’t Focus…What’s Wrong with Me?’

By Heather Horton, MD, Neurologist ADHD – attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – is the official, medical term for what was once called ADD. The condition affects approximately 10 million adults. In this article, we’ll look at how the condition is diagnosed and the options for treatment. I have difficulty focusing, but I am too old to have attention deficit hyperactivity ... Read More »

What to Know Before Choosing an Oral Surgeon

What to Know Before Choosing an Oral Surgeon

By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S. Trying to decide on an oral surgeon can be daunting. However, there are several resources available that can make the task much easier. Understanding your needs as a patient, along with the help and advice of your dentist, will go a long way in helping you find the right oral surgeon. To find an ... Read More »

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Christopher K. Taleghani, M.D. Swelling or other irritation of the carpal tunnel causes compression of the median nerve, which is what we refer to specifically as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The most common culprit is overuse and repetition. Those who use their wrists and hands for repetitive work are likely to cause swelling and stress on the carpel tunnel. If ... Read More »

Miscarriage

By Tiffanee Lenzi, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACMG Tennessee Maternal Fetal Medicine Miscarriage, defined as the loss of a recognized pregnancy prior to 20 weeks gestation, affects up to 1 in 5 women during their lifetime. When taking into account very early pregnancies (that may be unrecognized by the woman), it has been estimated that 1 in 3 conceptions may not ... Read More »

Raise Oral Cancer Awareness

By Jean-Max Jean-Pierre, D.D.S., M.D.S., Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology Most people don’t realize that anyone can get oral cancer. Although most mouth and throat cancers have been associated with smoking and chewing tobacco, more than 25 percent of all oral cancers occur in people who do not smoke and who only drink alcohol occasionally. April is Oral Cancer Awareness ... Read More »

The juice revolution in Nashville

The juice revolution in Nashville

The growing trend for healthy drinks is sweeping over Nashville. Now many neighborhoods are featuring fresh, raw, organic, cold pressed juice. They’re called ‘juice bars’, and they’re becoming very popular. Christiana Muir (left) investigates. Throughout time, cultures have always found ways to use ingredients from the earth to benefit their wellness. Many fruits and vegetables naturally contain medicinal properties that ... Read More »

Are you suffering from “Undiagnosed Groin, Abdominal and Pelvic” (UGAP) pain?

Undiagnosed Groin, Abdominal and Pelvic

By Pramod Wasudev, M.D. It is estimated that in the USA alone, literally millions of patients are reported as having chronic groin, abdominal and pelvic pain. Nearly 15 million women have chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and in this subset 46% have dyspareunia (painful intercourse). The annual medical cost of diagnosis and treatment is almost $1.2 billion. And the cost of loss ... Read More »

Need to improve your sex life? Read these books!

Need to improve your sex life

A recent report claims that Americans have less active sex lives than in the past. Annabel Hollister looks at some of the current, and past, best-selling fiction titles that might reignite America’s flagging libido. Despite their re-knowned reserve, the Victorians were probably the first purveyors of mass produced Erotic Fiction (though the Greeks and Romans were not averse to the ... Read More »

MISSION IN MY WORDS: CHRIS TOMLIN

MISSION IN MY WORDS: CHRIS TOMLIN

Through the many different people I have met and cultures I have experienced, my eyes and heart have been opened to the beautiful diversity of God’s creation and the wideness of His mercy for us all. It is inspiring to see the work of Nashville Rescue Mission connecting my fellow Nashvillians to the needs of our neighbors here at home. ... Read More »

20 micro homes for homeless planned in south Nashville

A community of 20 micro homes that will provide bridge housing for homeless people is planned on the campus of Glencliff United Methodist Church in south Nashville, write Getahn Ward and Holly Meyer, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee. Open Table Nashville, a nonprofit group that advocates for low-income, affordable housing, is leading the effort. “Too many of our friends have ... Read More »

Healthy sex life increases productivity at work, study finds

Healthy sex life increases productivity at work, study finds

A good sex life could increase productivity and joy in the workplace, according to a new study by The Cable Lifestyle. The study carried out at Oregon State University’s College of Business says that maintaining a healthy sex life will help employees stay happy and engaged in their work. The study observed 159 married employees daily for two weeks. Those ... Read More »

The Margot Café, Nashville

The Margot Café, Nashville

Restaurant Review: Christiana Muir While the restaurant used to be a filling station, it certainly doesn’t look like it. Upon entering Margot Café, you will find a two story dining area with a bar in the center, a covered patio and garden outside, soft music, and a friendly staff. The pots and china hanging on the exposed brick walls combined ... Read More »

A beginner’s guide to the most important vitamins

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach Vitamins are essential nutrients that are required by the body to perform hundreds of functions, such as immunity, metabolism and digestion.  Let’s go over these micronutrients, where you can find them in nature and what you will experience if you are deficient. • Vitamin A: essential for eye and reproductive health – Sources: ... Read More »

14 incredible health benefits of eating dark chocolate

14 incredible health benefits of eating dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is not a guilty pleasure; it actually comes with many health benefits, writes Jacky Miller with EcoWatch.com. Real dark chocolate—not processed and sweetened milk chocolate—is chock-full of incredible health benefits. Some nutrients are destroyed in the process of making chocolate available for the general market. Check the label: Chocolate with a 60 percent or higher cocoa content is ... Read More »

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