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  • Healthy Sexuality and Emotions

    (This is the 3rd article is a series of 7 to introduce you to all the chakras) 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 second chakra is the Sacral Chakra which spins just below your naval. The color is orange and it reminds us we can create, express and desire. This chakra helps us define our individuality based...

  • Varicose Vein Treatment: Cosmetic or Medical?

    Is the treatment of varicose veins a cosmetic cure or a medical procedure? This is a very common question. Most healthcare providers would agree that if a patient is having pain and is unable to perform his or her work due to varicose veins, then it is medically necessary. But all factors must be weighed when drawing a line between medical and “simply cosmetic,” not the least of which is restoring patients’ confidence and overall well-being. Even if a patient isn’t experiencing physical pain – but won’t swim in a pool or wear shorts to the beach because they’re...

  • Feeling Tired and Sluggish: It Could Be Your Thyroid

    Your body is an amazing machine. When things are not right, your body will give you subtle messages that it might need your attention. Messages such as feeling a little run down, minor aches and pains, increased gas and bloating and mood and sleep disturbances. If you fail to listen to these messages, they will continue to get louder until you are eventually forced to listen. Understanding what is causing these signs and symptoms and addressing the root cause is key to optimal healing and recovery. The problem is many of us take the quick fix, band-aid approach to...

  • Holistic Options for Pregnancy

    Many women go into pregnancy not knowing a lot about it and having a lot of questions so they search the web and ask friends, family, midwives or doctors; and then end up having more questions! One of the things that comes up, for some women, is a breech presentation for their baby before delivery. This means that instead of having the baby head down for delivery, they are head up, which can lead to a c-section or complications in labor/delivery. Many families would like to avoid a c-section because it is abdominal surgery and having to recover from...