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The Brain-Gut Connection

By William Norris, M.D., FACG – The Brain-Gut Axis is a bi-directional system of communication between the gastrointestinal system and the brain. It consists of nerves, hormones and other molecules. Examples of the brain-gut axis at work include: the feeling of butterflies in your stomach when you have to  deliver a speech in front of a large crowd and the ... Read More »

Adopt an “Angel” this Holiday Season with The Salvation Army

125th year of service to Nashville Community from The Salvation Army 2015 marks the 125th year of service from The Salvation Army to the Nashville Community. We have been pleased to help the homeless, impoverished, addicted and poor find stability and a spiritual foundation! We hope to continue to grow with the city of Nashville, just as we have for ... Read More »

Acupuncture Provides Natural Pain Relief!

By April Bradley, L.Ac. Over 100 million Americans are suffering from chronic pain costing the country over $635 million dollars a year. That’s more than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined! Chronic pain includes fibromyalgia, neck, back and shoulder pain, knee pain, migraine headaches and more. Some people who are dealing with pain also suffer from fatigue, sleeplessness, lowered immunity, ... Read More »

Winter Skin Rescue: 6 Tips for Battling Dry Skin

By Casey Durrett, Licensed Esthetician As the cool, dry air of winter arrives and heaters are working overtime to keep us warm and cozy, our skin may undergo some undesirable changes. Due to changes in environmental humidity, skin may become dry, dull, and flaky. The texture of skin may begin to look and feel rough, and redness may increase. If ... Read More »

10 Simple Steps to Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

By Catherine R. Stallworth, MD Looking for ways to get through the holiday season in the healthiest possible way?? We can help you navigate through the stressors and temptations that are coming soon! At BE Well, our purpose is to empower you to stay healthy, not only through the holidays, but also, throughout the year. Our weight loss and healthy ... Read More »

The Story

By Jodi Thomas Like it or not, the holidays are fully upon us.  Many of you couldn’t be more thrilled.  You are the ones who sport snowman or Santa earrings every day and have a Rudolf nose on the hood of your car.  Some of you though may be a little more like me. . . and might feel a ... Read More »

Virtual Hair / Micro-Scalp Pigmentation

Virtual Hair Micro-Scalp Pigmentation

By Michael S. Ramsey, MBA/HCM – “As seen on “Good Morning America” and “Men’s Health” Virtual Hair! Looking to have your hair restored and don’t want a hair transplant surgery? Try Micro-Pigmentation. It is a non-surgical way to get that rugged good look back using the latest breakthrough in hair restoration. This remarkable new approach to hair restoration is now ... Read More »

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

By William Norris, M.D., FACG – November is recognized worldwide as pancreatic cancer awareness month. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Approximately 270,000 cases are diagnosed worldwide each year. In the United States, approximately 38,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. The five year survival rate of pancreatic cancer ... Read More »

Are You Living Life to the Fullest?

Restore Your Life with Modern Dental Technology By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S. Unsecured dentures are an old-fashioned solution for people who have lost all of their teeth. Unfortunately, you may find that wearing unsecured dentures can be painful, inconvenient and awkward. Such dentures make it difficult to chew a variety of foods, which can stop you from eating many ... Read More »

GOING SOLO: HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND BEAUTY IN A CHARMING NEW WAY

By Casey Durrett, Licensed Esthetician Traditionally, beauty, health, and wellness professionals have practiced their respective professions in facility-centered environments where multiple practitioners and numbers of customers are all present in the same space, at the same time. Think salons, day spas, wellness centers and the like. In contrast to these traditional businesses, there is an exciting trend that is quickly ... Read More »

Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

By Alzheimer’s Association Myth 1: Memory loss is a natural part of aging. Reality: As people age, it’s normal to have occasional memory problems, such as forgetting the name of a person you’ve recently met. However, Alzheimer’s is more than occasional memory loss. It’s a disease that causes brain cells to malfunction and ultimately die. When this happens, an individual ... Read More »

EyeBall 2014 Was a Success!

Finding host families for blind orphans is focus of Wang Foundation’s recent annual charity event Over 700 people attended EyeBall 2014, the annual charity event of Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration (www.wangfoundation.com) on Satur-day 10/11/14 at Massey Performing Art Center at Belmont University, and met Maria, who was a blind orphan from the poor country of Moldova until only one ... Read More »

Diabetes Prevention at Indian Lake Medical Weight Loss & Wellness, Pllc

What is prediabetes? Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar (glucose) levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diabetes. Prediabetes may be called borderline diabetes, impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance. Between 15-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. However, not everyone with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes. There are ... Read More »

Herbal Medicine – Is it right for you?

By Catherine R. Stallworth, MD As a young child, I grew up watching my grandfather, a family doctor, taking care of many people in our community.  He was the stereotypical physician of yesteryear, a pillar of the community, beloved by all, who took care of his patients from cradle to grave. Back then, physicians were in charge of health care. ... Read More »

ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment Options

By Jason B. Bour, CLC – Last month we talked briefly about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), a neurobehavioral disorder that begins in childhood, and continues in adulthood. If left untreated, this disorder can cause problems for the person at school, home and work. Many people do not want to have their child ... Read More »

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes people to have recurrent seizures.  A seizure is a brief disruption of electrical activity in the brain. Epilepsy is not contagious, not a mental illness and not mental retardation. What Causes Epilepsy? More than half the time, the cause is unknown.  Where a cause can be determined, it is most ... Read More »

Handlebar Helmet Can Keep Kids Safe

After a Near Tragedy with their Young Son, Two Parents Invent Unique Bike Safety Device Raising four active children, Dave and Judith Meyer had no plans to become inventors, but a near-tragedy set them into creative action for their own children and for other families. It was an ordinary summer day in 2011 when Judith Meyer, an information technology specialist, ... Read More »

The Flu: Take It Seriously and Get Vaccinated

By Allen Peabody, M.D. With all the media reports focused on ebola and enterovirus, it can be quite natural to overlook a much more common seasonal viral infection: influenza. Last month, we reviewed indications and recommendations about vaccinating against influenza. But what happens if it is too late to vaccinate and your child has the flu? Let’s review the clinical ... Read More »

Children Have Mental Health Concerns, Too!

By Dr. Kenith L. Robins, Clinical Psychologist and School Psychologist According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), emotional and behavioral disorders affect 10-15 percent of children globally1 with about 11 percent of adolescents manifesting symptoms of a depressive or anxiety disorder by age 18. Health professionals once thought that brain disorders such as bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, or ... Read More »

Show Hope: A Movement To Care For Orphans

By Stacie Vining Show Hope™ is a movement to care for orphans, restoring the hope of a family to orphans in distress around the world. Founded by Nashville based GRAMMY® Award Winning Artist Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, this nonprofit organization is helping to make a difference for millions of orphans and waiting children. When the Chapmans ... Read More »

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