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  • Adrenal Fatigue: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

    Mary, a busy professional with two kids and a stressful job, awoke several times during the night thinking about work, her child’s soccer practice, and her growing list of house tasks. When the alarm went off at 6:00 am, she felt like she never slept. Two cups of coffee later and she managed to pull herself together, get the kids’ lunches ready, say goodbye to her husband and leave for work. At 2:00 pm, she was so exhausted that she had to put her head down on her desk and sneak in 15 minutes of sleep. At 7:00 pm...

  • Caring For Your Aging Parents

    Go to a dinner party or the gym and you are sure to hear of someone fretting about their parent’s health and well being. The amount of adult children caring for their parents has reached over 44 million. In addition, many are caring for their parents while raising their own children, hence the term “sandwich generation”. The majority of the adult children are women, taking on the traditional role of caring. The only difference is the resources and support one finds in caring for their children are harder to find when caring for parents. Instead, many adult children muddle...

  • Can Athletes Get Blood Clots?

    Tennis superstar Serena Williams. Olympic speed skater Rebekah Bradford. Miami Heat center Chris Bosh. What do these sports pros have in common? All have suffered from blood clots in their lungs that originated in their deep vein systems. The deep vein system carries about 80% of blood from the feet back up to the heart. Deep veins are located under the muscle and connective tissue layers in the legs. A blood clot in a deep vein – known as deep vein thrombosis, or DVT – can be dangerous because the high pressure in the system could cause the clot...

  • Let Your Light Shine

    There are seven chakras in our bodies and they are the centers in which energy flows through. Blocked energy in our chakras can often lead to illness, so it’s important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely. The Solar Plexus Chakra spins just above the navel; it’s color is yellow, and the developmental stage is between 8 months and 4 years of life. The Solar Plexus Chakra reminds us of our power to shine. Like the solar energy of the sun, we have the light within us to grow...