We interviewed acupuncturist Brian Jackson, LAc about how acupuncture can help with pain management. Here's what he told us:
Q: Studies show that acupuncture can be helpful for relieving many kinds of pain. Is it better for general aches or can it help with chronic conditions?
Compiled by Rebekah Owens
On a hot summer day, there’s not much better than a tall glass of lemonade to make you feel like a kid again. But sometimes you may want something that is a little more crunchy or a little more creamy or a little more adulty. You might want something with less sugar and more protein. If that is the case, you have come to the right place! Here are five of my favorite recipes for lemony treats. As with any treat, please enjoy in moderation.
By Rebekah Owens
We often hear about what we should or shouldn’t eat, but did you know that HOW you eat, WHEN you eat and HOW MUCH you eat are also very important for good digestion and health? Harvard Medical School published an article on Mindful Eating, which is a great way to use mindfulness meditation as part of your mealtime and snack time activities. Additionally, there are ways to enjoy your food more and eat less using a few simple tricks. These are not just for weight loss; they are beneficial for every eater across the board for best digestion and increased meal enjoyment. Food should be fuel for your body, mind and soul. These tips will help you in your quest for best health.
Dr. William Rollow is Director of Clinical Services and a practicing integrative and functional medicine physician at the Center for Integrative Health & Healing, the clinical practice of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Digestive health is one of his many specialties. Read his full bio here.
Here are a few of his thoughts on how to keep your digestive tract working at peak performance.
By Jason Bosley-Smith, MS, LDN, CNS, FDN
Probiotics are among the most highly used nutritional supplements today, with data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) showing that about 4 million (1.6 percent) U.S. adults had used probiotics or prebiotics in the 30 days prior to the survey.(1) Among adults, probiotics were the third most commonly used dietary supplement other than vitamins and minerals, and the use of probiotics quadrupled between 2007 and 2012.(1) The 2012 NHIS also showed that 300,000 children age 4 to 17 had used probiotics or prebiotics in the 30 days before the survey.(1) While supplementation with probiotics is often beneficial and necessary for a therapeutic intervention, we can derive these same beneficial bacteria through fermented foods.
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