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Fighting Cancer Across the USA

Fighting Cancer Across the USA

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In these two articles, Health & Wellness looks at both the progress being made in detecting and treating Breast Cancer, and the other major types of Cancer – how to also detect them, and how healthy eating can help prevent the disease. We are indebted to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the Mayo …

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Yoga and Breast Cancer Prevention

Yoga and Breast Cancer Prevention

About 1 in 8 women in the United States develop invasive breast cancer. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. If you are concerned about breast cancer, you might be wondering if there are steps you can take towards prevention. Sadhguru, yogi, mystic and the foremost authority on yoga, looks at how yoga helps with breast cancer …

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How to combat the effects of ‘Chemo Fog’ and other Cancer treatment problems

How to combat the effects of ‘Chemo Fog’ and other Cancer treatment problems

Post cancer treatments cannot just be physically challenging, they can affect your mental well-being as well. Sheri Rowney, a cancer survivor herself, looks at one no-drug treatment that has worked for many. At the moment the “Big C” word is uttered, things start to change. From the countless tests and examinations, to the diagnosis and protocol suggestions, cancer very easily …

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Can you eat well on a Student income?

Can you eat well on a Student income?

We asked regular contributor Makenzie Jones (pictured) to discuss Student diets and eating habits, and to get some of her co-students to share when, how, and what they eat. College is expensive. Public, private, community, big or small, no matter where you are, college takes a chunk out of your wallet. To make the experience worth the price, excelling in …

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10 ways to look forward to Monday Mornings

10 ways to look forward to Monday Mornings

There are ways to start the week feeling upbeat and positive. Paul English suggests that taking up some of these ideas might help. The prospect of Monday morning’s slog to work can start ruining your weekend by Sunday evening. But it needn’t be the nightmarish prospect so many of us suffer every week. Here’s a few ideas to make that …

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The Benefits of Juice Cleanses

The Benefits of Juice Cleanses

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach I recently completed a 27 day juice cleanse sponsored by Juice Bar. I lost weight, had more energy, my thoughts were clearer, and reset my cravings. Here are some of the many benefits of doing a juice cleanse: ● Rest the stomach – Juices require less energy to digest. Remember to gently chew your …

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Servant Leadership Proverbs for Today’s Leaders

Servant Leadership Proverbs for Today’s Leaders

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) If you look up the term “servant leadership” online, you will find that the phrase was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay he first published in 1970. Yes, he may have coined the term, but the concept itself dates back to Christ, the greatest servant leader who ever lived. …

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You’re An Individual – Your Weight Loss Program Should Be Too

You’re An Individual – Your Weight Loss Program Should Be Too

By Kellye N. Rice, DMD America is dying…a very slow death…from the processed foods that are so common in our generally accepted American diet. High sodium, preservatives and sugar are prevalent in many of the processed foods that have become staples in our everyday food selections. Even the three top soda corporations are teaming up to do their part in …

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3D Imaging Minimizes Time and Cost of Dental Procedures

3D Imaging Minimizes Time and Cost of Dental Procedures

By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S. Physicians have relied on computerized axial tomography scans (CAT) for many years. CAT scans are an X-ray procedure that uses many different X-ray images with the help of computers to generate cross-sectional or even 3D views of internal organs and structures within the body. A knee replacement surgery, for example, would never be performed …

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The Healthy List of Lists

The Healthy List of Lists

Some of the best weight loss exercises Here’s a rundown of the some of the best weight loss exercises according to www.superskinnyme.com. Visit their site to see how many calories you’ll burn doing these exercises based on your weight, and lots more useful information. 1. Running Running (treadmill or outdoors) is the best weight loss exercise. Running is one of …

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Dizziness and Balance Deficits that Arise from the Cervical Spine

Dizziness and Balance Deficits that Arise from the Cervical Spine

Stacey Ross, PT, DPT, COMT of STAR Physical Therapy in Columbia, TN, explains how the human body is made up of multiple systems that work together to keep us safe and functioning. When these systems go haywire, a variety of problems can arise. Balance deficits and dizziness are two specific problems that can lead to decreased safety and can affect …

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Questions and Answers About Aromatherapy

Questions and Answers About Aromatherapy

In the third of our series looking at ‘Alternative Therapies,’ we look at the commonly asked questions about Aromatherapy, and provide answers to help you make informed decisions. What is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants to support and balance the mind, body, and spirit. Aromatherapy refers to the inhalation and topical application of true, authentic …

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Just what do all those Food ‘Labels’ mean?

Just what do all those Food ‘Labels’ mean?

There are over 20 ways to describe the way the food you are eating has been produced or grown. Many are meaningless when trying to make a healthy choice. George Wong (pictured) provides some guidelines. If you, like many Americans these days, are shopping for eggs, meat or dairy and you want to ensure that the animals that produce them …

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Suffering from Migraines? This non-drug treatment can help

Suffering from Migraines? This non-drug treatment can help

Nearly 10% of the population suffers from Migraines. But by using LENS Neurofeedback, a significant number of people are finding relief and getting their lives back to normal. Sheri Rowney from Harmonized Brain Centers in Nashville, explains how it can help sufferers. “I have a headache.” These are words most adults have uttered at some point in their lives. Due …

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10 free outdoor activities in and around Nashville

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Nashville’s cool, urban scene is not the only thing Tennessee’s capital city has to offer. The growing city still has several (free!) outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Jade Spilka (pictured) looks at the options. 1. Parthenon in Centennial Park The Parthenon replica located in Centennial Park is a grand reminder that Nashville is indeed the Athens of …

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Now’s the time to go pick your own vegetables and fruits

Now’s the time to go pick your own vegetables and fruits

There are many local farms and growers where you can have a great day out picking your own fruits and vegetables, get your hands dirty, and enjoy the fresh air and countryside. The fun of picking your own fruits or vegetables is second only to growing them yourself in the first place. But, as more people try and eat healthy …

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How can America win the war against bad eating habits?

The evidence is there for everyone to see. Poor eating habits are causing unprecedented health problems, despite huge local and federal efforts to persuade people to eat properly. In October’s Health & Wellness, we will be covering the subject in more detail. Here we start the process. Our October issue will focus on the whole area of healthy eating, highlighting …

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4 Ways to Rewire Your Brain for Joy

Kaia Roman’s new book, The Joy Plan, has been described as “Life Changing” and “An energized and informative plan for transforming your life.” Now you can win a copy by entering our free competition. See below for entry details. Here’s a sneak preview… Where is your joy located? It’s an odd question, right? Perhaps you think joy is in your …

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Yoga and the Mechanics of Health

Yoga and the Mechanics of Health

Health is fundamental to lead a good life. We spend a tremendous amount of time thinking, writing and talking about health. We even have an incredibly powerful industry currently spending more than $3 trillion annually. As individuals, we are bombarded with suggestions that we may try to adhere to – any number of things preceded by the adjective “healthy” – …

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Places you and your dog can eat-together

Places you and your dog can eat-together

Increasingly, restaurants and hotels are becoming more dog friendly. Cole Gray looks at some local establishments that welcome two and four legged customers. Keeping your furry friend fit and happy at home is simply a matter of picking the right food, going on plenty of walks, and giving him just the right amount of treats. But what about when you’re …

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