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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Peripheral Neuropathy and Reflexology

Nicole Banner, 2014 Academy grad, decided to investigate whether regular foot reflexology sessions would help someone suffering from peripheral neuropathy due to chemotherapy treatment for a rare disease he was diagnosed with. The 5-week study charts the effects of hour-long reflexology sessions on his physical discomfort, sleep patterns and medication use. It’s worth a read, especially if you know anyone suffering from this progressive condition. . . . → Read More: Peripheral Neuropathy and Reflexology

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Nighttime Coughing

Many of us grew up with moms who rubbed Vick’s VapoRub on our chests at night if we were suffering from a cold. I clearly recall those strong vapors rising into my nostrils. Do you? I always like to tackle problems from more than one angle though. As an adult . . . → Read More: Nighttime Coughing

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015


Because dietary causes account for about 12% of gouty conditions, gout has historically been known as “the disease of kings” or “rich man’s disease”. The heavy consumption of alcohol, fructose-sweetened drinks, red meats and seafood are all associated with the indulgent lifestyle of royalty and the wealthy hundreds of years ago. Gout is a form of arthritis in which acidic crystals have accumulated within a joint capsule. It is often found in the hallux. . . . → Read More: Gout

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Go Jump In The Lake!

Perhaps you’ve said that to someone – or wanted to – or have had it thrown in your face. Or, how about, “Chill Out!” Comments like these are usually indicating that one person is requesting an immediate shift in another’s energy. So, how does jumping in the lake, as opposed to just jumping in the air, accomplish this shift? . . . → Read More: Go Jump In The Lake!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved!

It’s not all in your head! It’s in your hands! Before you get too excited, that is just what the latest study on what causes fibromyalgia states. Ever notice that there’s a new study released almost every few months? And that none of them point in the same direction? . . . → Read More: Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved!

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