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How Sleep Detoxifies The Brain

Posted by Mellisa on February 1, 2017 in Brain Health, Research |

 Sleep Removes Toxins From The Brain
Although we don’t know exactly how or why,  there is no question that sleep is crucial for our overall health. Most of us just don’t realize how crucial and healing sleep really is for the brain. Sleep is truly one of the best ways for the brain to detoxify. Read more…

Study Reveals Healthy Diets Help Prevent Dementia

Posted by Mellisa on May 7, 2015 in Brain Health |

You may have heard the quote “Of all the things I’ve lost, it’s my mind I miss the most.” Kinda funny, but kinda sad for those that are suffering from dementia. Many functional medicine believers already know the importance of diet in just about every bodily function, but now researchers are giving us some cold, […]

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How To Protect Your Cyber Privacy And Identity

Posted by Mellisa on April 13, 2015 in Research, Stress |

Cyber Attacks and Identity Theft are rampant. Not only for us peeps but for major corporations as well. This type of situation can cause a tremendous amount of stress. Sometimes the best way to decrease stress is to prevent some of the problems that might cause it in the first place. Here  are 4 tips […]

The Real Reason Why Addicts Relapse

Posted by Mellisa on March 6, 2015 in Addictions |

The Dangerous Doctrine Of Relapse Relapse is often treated as a sign of defeat, instead of a stepping stone through the recovery process. There couldn’t be a more harmful doctrine to an addict than to think that all the days, weeks, months or even years of sobriety didn’t mean a thing because he slipped. When […]

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Why 90% of Doctor Visits Are Stress Related

Posted by Mellisa on October 28, 2014 in Mental Health, Stress |

StressWhat I’m about to tell you is STARTLING but TRUE.  Please stay with me.

Statistics coming out of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Surgeon General, suggest that 90% of all office visits to physician’s offices are STRESS related. And, 78% of all chronic degenerative diseases are diet related.

Yet these 2 things are rarely ever even considered in the course of an evaluation of a chronic symptom by your doctor.

Here’s why:

When we’re under a situation of stress or a “perceived” threat, the brain pumps “stress hormones” into the blood stream as a way to warn all 50 trillion cells in the body that there’s a “perceived” threat in the environment. Read more…

How Tumeric Can Regenerate Brain Stem Cells

Posted by Mellisa on October 15, 2014 in Brain Health, Nutrient Therapy, Nutrition |

The brain benefits of Tumeric Much has been researched and written about turmeric also known as curcumin. We know that it is a highly effective anti-inflammatory, which is great for so many chronic conditions. However, some newer information has come out on the benefits to the brain, so I thought I would share it with […]


How to Detox The Skin

Posted by Mellisa on September 4, 2014 in Detox |

“Detox” seems to be a major BUZZ word the past year or two, wouldn’t you say? Have you tried a detox diet? What was it like? What did you do? How did you feel? Well, there’s probably as many answers to that question as there are people. Before going on any detox, I believe we […]

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Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements Can Make A Huge Difference In Your Health

Posted by Mellisa on July 17, 2014 in Mental Health, Nutrient Therapy |

  DHA omega 3 fish oil sales are way up, on the coat tails of results of recent studies indicating that n-3 fatty acids can actually help to keep us healthy by preventing the development of inflammatory disease. These studies have proven that n-3 fatty acids play a larger role in possibly improving our quality […]

The REAL reason you can’t recall stuff.

Posted by Mellisa on July 8, 2014 in Brain Health |

I get several newsletters in my inbox through out the week. This one stuck out, well because I often feel like I can’t remember stuff as I used to . Anyway, I thought I would share this with you, since you might be in the same boat. Enjoy! The real reason you can’t remember as […]

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Pet Therapy: How Animals Can Speed Healing In All Of Us.

Posted by Mellisa on July 7, 2014 in Alternative Therapies, Expert Opinion |

Animal-assisted therapy can help healing and lessen depression and fatigue. By Mayo Clinic Staff Is medicine going to the dogs? Yes, but in a good way. Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Find out what’s behind this growing trend. What is pet therapy? Pet therapy is a broad term that includes […]

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