If you struggle with acute or chronic anxiety, you are not alone, and you are not powerless. There are many strategies you can employ to stop an anxiety attack in its tracks. Here are just a few.
The immune system. It protects us against infection and bad bacteria. It helps us fight unfriendly invaders. It gets us back on our feet. But in a world full of new chemicals and substances--things our ancestors never encountered--our immune system can be triggered easily and frequently, and it can actually be what makes us sick.
There’s a reason it’s so difficult to quit eating sugar and processed foods, why you can’t seem to stop thinking about it when you try, and why so many of us give in after a day or two--and it’s not just because they taste delicious!
Humans have a deep, emotional connection to sound; music can make our hearts rejoice, it can make us angry, it can calm us down, or make us feel immense sorrow. It turns out sound does a lot more than impact our emotions--it impacts our biology. It heals.
Our bodies are home to a flourishing world of microorganisms that assist with all the important functions and processes that keep us alive: the microbiome. The microbiome starts to become populated with microorganisms at birth, and it develops and changes with us throughout our lives. Learn about the influencing factors that can change your microbiome.
With so many different labels and terms used to describe eggs--cage-free, organic, free range, etc.--it can be hard to figure out which carton to buy at the grocery store. Here’s a breakdown of what those labels actually mean.
Nutrition matters. Food is your body’s fuel. You can put in cheap, low quality fuel that gets used up quickly and makes your body break down over time. Or you can put in premium fuel that gives you lasting energy and keeps your body in peak condition. Health begins with what you’re putting into your body.
Holistic addiction therapy dramatically improves the chances of lasting recovery. It makes patients feel more productive, satisfied, and response-able in their recovery. This sense of autonomy and control over the recovery process is a powerful motivator, helping break the cycle of disappointment and relapse so many struggle with.
There’s nothing quite so relaxing as going to a massage. Calming music, soothing scents, and dimmed lights make for the perfect atmosphere to unwind, and the massage itself brings so much relief to muscles you didn’t even know were in pain. Massages feel good. But do they actually help your body heal, or are they just a relaxing luxury?
The perfect storm of increased stress, a disrupted schedule, and constant access to the fridge has us reaching for more sweets, more alcohol, more junk food--more comfort really. Stress, junk food, and little exercise: a recipe for unwanted weight gain. Here's what you can do to drop that stress-related weight!
The impact of social isolation combined with the immense stressors of rampant job insecurity, a severely depressed economy, and widespread fear of getting sick is a recipe for making our population anxious, depressed, and sick--consequences that will reach far beyond this pandemic...but there's good news!
Research is beginning to reveal that breathing is something everyone should be paying more attention to! There are important connections between poor breathing--from respiratory disorders, sleep apnea, and open mouth breathing--and processes of disease development. There are also clear connections between the practice of diaphragmatic breathing and positive benefits--like reduction in stress, negative affect (bad feelings), and anxiety.
Most of us wait around for life and our circumstances to give us moments of amusement, happiness, joy, and gratitude, but what if I told you that you can take charge of how you feel and give yourself these moments every single day?
We’re all left with more time on our hands than expected, so it couldn’t be a better time to learn how to make eating whole, real foods fun. I put together a list of my favorite food blogs with healthy recipes that are so good, they’ll make you want to eat healthy! Try out some of their recipes, and tell us what you think!
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing arts in the world--though it hasn’t always been regarded or recognized for its powerful healing properties. Thousands of well conducted studies and helped understand the effectiveness of acupuncture for numerous conditions, most of all chronic pain.
Knee braces are a popular treatment option for people with mobility issues, knee injuries, and knee pain, so knowing when wearing one will help you--and when it won’t--is an important part of healing and injury prevention.
Occasional stress is nothing to stress about, but chronic stress can be problematic because the chemicals that rev you up for fight or flight--cortisol, adrenaline, norepinephrine--have long-term damaging effects on practically every system in the body. Learn about how adaptogenic herbs can reduce the effects of stress on the body!
You’re probably wondering what you can do to protect yourself from getting infected, so here are some simple things you can do to prepare without panicking. Plus, following this guide applies to preventing everyday illnesses like the common cold, strep, and the flu; it will help you live a happier, healthier life as well as protect you from coronavirus!
Modern science has finally answered a question that has eluded researchers for centuries: what causes depression to develop? The answer might surprise you, and it will revolutionize the way doctors treat depression from here on out.
If you’re considering getting a ketamine infusion, you probably have some questions about the process. Here’s what you can expect during your first infusion at Tristar.
A year ago today marks FDA approval of the first entirely new type of psychiatric drug in more than 30 years: ketamine. It has shaken up the world of depression treatment and led to breakthroughs in understanding the world’s leading cause of disability.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is an increasingly popular wellness booster and solution for chronic pain, anxiety, and epilepsy, but not all brands are created equal.
Here are some effective ways to protect yourself from germs and set yourself up for a speedy recovery should you come in contact with unfriendly microbes.
Discover a more effective healthcare model that goes well beyond simply keeping you healthy--helping you thrive.
Last year, over 17 million people missed work the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday--that’s worth 1.7 billion dollars in cost to employers! Kick your “Super Bowl Fever” fast with these 3 strategies.
With vitamin B12 deficiencies on the rise in our society, supplemental B12 shots are becoming more and more popular. Is this just another healthcare fad? or is it an effective treatment for a life-altering healthcare problem?
Developed long before the advent of modern scientific research, acupuncture has become popular worldwide for its healing and pain relieving properties.
After losing a limb at the age of 24, ketamine saved me from an extremely deep depression. A friend who had read about ketamine treatments told me to look into them. Ready to try anything, I found one of the few treatment centers for ketamine, and I am thankful every day that I made that choice.
If you’ve been to the doctor at all in the last decade, you probably know how impersonal and difficult a process it can be. The good news is, there is a much better way!
Harmful synthetic chemicals permeate our world and touch every aspect of human life...what can you do about to protect yourself?
It’s sad to say that the fight against depression has been a losing one thus far, but that doesn’t mean a tipping point is not imminent with revolutionary new treatments like ketamine infusions.