Category: Health and Nutrition

2015: The Current State of Integrative Medicine in the United States

Heavenly Herbs and Acupuncture, Paradise, CA By Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac. Integrative Health at the Federal Level In December 2014, the leading federal agency on research in integrative medicine, the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), was renamed the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).[1] In 1998,… Read more »

Stay Healthy, Naturally

By Terra Karma You might know me from EarthDance or our “TerraKarma’s Chico Music for Peace Festivals” in the plaza. But I’ve always wanted to be a healer of some kind. This past year, besides giving music lessons, our family started a company called Silver Remedy to sell colloidal silver. You really have to question… Read more »

Aquatic Therapy Comes of Age

By Skip Phairas People have a special relationship with water. Born in water, we remain linked to it forever. Whether an individual uses water for recreation or for exercise, water can do amazing things for the body. Not only can it help keep you in shape, but it can also be used as a beneficial… Read more »

Digestive Intelligence

By Dr. Irina Matveikova In Digestive Intelligence: A Holistic View of Your Second Brain, Dr. Irina Matveikova highlights what she describes as the two way relationship between our first brain, the one in our head and the second brain, the one in the gut…… I can assure you that the relationship between the two brains,… Read more »

IBS and IBD: Two Very Different Digestive Disorders

By Betty Glasser Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are different digestive disorders. According to the National Digestive Information Clearinghouse, 60 million to 70 million people are affected by digestive disorders and about 20 million related surgical procedures are performed each year. The Difference between IBS and IBD IBS is a functional… Read more »

Gluten Summit Report

The Triple-A Threat of Gluten Sensitivity— Autoimmune Disease, Arthritis, and Alzheimer’s Disease By Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac. Medical scholars gathered recently for a symposium on the topic of gluten sensitivity, “A Grain of Truth: The Gluten Summit.” This educational summit was organized by Dr. Thomas O’Bryan, a premier educator in the field of functional medicine and… Read more »

Should You Be Tested for Gluten Sensitivity?

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Digestion Relief Center

 By Dr. Patrick Giammarise, DC Gluten is everywhere, literally and figuratively. It’s in more foods then we know and in many of our conversations about food. You may have noticed that a lot of information about gluten is confusing. So here are a few important puzzle pieces to help you develop a clearer picture of… Read more »

What’s Hibernating in Your Body

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Digestion Relief Center

By Dr. Patrick Giammarise, DC Most of us go about our lives and never think much about them. Yet they are impossible to avoid, exist in vast quantities in our environment, and can be difficult to identify. What are they? Toxins. Toxins Whether we know it or not, we are exposed daily to numerous toxins… Read more »

Health Coaching from the Inside Out

Health Coaching from the Inside Out is based on the premise that no external source of information â??out thereâ? is meaningful or helpful to us unless it resonates with our own deep, internal sense of knowing.