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How to Practice Self-Care During Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that one in five adults will experience mental illness this year?* This statistic reminds us that for millions of people, living with a mental illness is a reality that they and their loved ones deal with every day. If you have experience with mental illness, support someone who is struggling, or simply…

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Is Broken Heart Syndrome A Real Thing?

What is Broken Heart Syndrome? Strategy 1: Eat A Heart-Healthy Diet Strategy 2: Manage Stress Levels Strategy 3: Get the Right Nutrients Your heart is a muscle that pumps blood throughout the body.1 In fact, this powerful muscle requires more energy to perform than any other organ.  A few nutrients help provide that energy to your…

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How to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Determining Your Risk of Heart Disease You Can Have a Healthy Heart At Any Age Your heart pumps blood throughout the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients to your brain and other organs so they can perform optimally.  When something blocks that flow, your heart can’t efficiently pump blood. Your body initially has ways to compensate…

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Raising Happy, Stress-free Kids

Kids are Stressed Out Diseases That May Be Related to Stress Categorizing Stress Among Children How Can You Tell if Your Child Has Tolerable Stress or Toxic Stress? Signs and Symptoms Your Kid is Stressed Raising Happy Kids, Stress-free Kids, Naturally A 2018 poll among thousands of high school students found that almost 45 percent felt…

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Happy Parents: How Your Health and Mood Impact Your Kid

Being a Parent is the Most Important Job Children Are Copy Cats 10 Ways to Support Your Child’s Happy, Healthy Life Experts say the most important job you have as a parent is to show your children how to live a fulfilling, happy life. Nothing is more powerful than the behavior blueprint you give your kids to…

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Polar Opposites: Developing Your Left-Brain and Right-Brain Positive Mindset

How Your Left-brain and Right-brain Function While it weighs just three pounds, your brain contains up to 100 billion neurons or brain cells. Your brain is divided into two sides, technically called hemispheres. Nerve fibers connect these two hemispheres and communicate with each other. Those hemispheres control different processes. The left hemisphere handles tasks including reading, writing, speaking, arithmetic reasoning, and understanding. The right hemisphere,…

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Mental Health Is a Crucial Component of Holistic Chiropractic Care

Did you know that May is Mental Health Month? There’s no better time to give your mind and body the attention and self-care it needs to thrive and strengthen. Mental health is something everyone should care about, both for themselves and loved ones. After all, 1 in 5 of us will be affected by a…

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How to Identify Stress Signals from Your Children and Significant Others

The Stress Response People these days are often stressed out. Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., correlates those increased chronic stress levels with higher amounts of depression, another mental disorder where the symptoms aren’t always obvious. But chronic stress goes far beyond depression, manifesting in many signs. You might get a pounding headache, have digestive issues, become overly…

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Your Body on Stress: The “Fight or Flight” Disease

Daily Stress or Chronic Stress? Stress comes in several flavors. The kind you feel before a presentation or exam is called acute stress. Your heart might race, you get a little fidgety, your palms become sweaty, and you have “butterflies in your stomach.” While perhaps unpleasant, a little of this stress can actually make you more alert,…

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