Although gentle, natural modalities effectively treat a host of major health issues, people that happily use them as a first resort to ward off illness often turn to mainstream medicine by default when confronted with a serious problem.
By choosing self-direction instead of self-pity, we can turn difficult times into opportunities to grow and even thrive.
In these anxiety-inducing times, eating a gut-healthy diet, exercising at the right intensity, and practicing mindfulness can keep illness at bay.
When we’re aware of the physical and emotional components of diabetes, it’s easier to make the lifestyle changes that ward it off.
Because we encounter some 100 chemicals in everyday products we need an ongoing detox practice to boost our body’s own cleansing process.
For the one in four Americans that suffer chronic pain with little help outside of risky opioids, alternative approaches can offer dramatic relief.
If you’re among the two out of five women that feel they simply lack sex drive, some simple approaches can get a lagging libido back into action.
Instead of focusing on symptomatic diagnoses of heart, liver, respiratory or other conditions, functional medicine looks deeply into our personal history and the body’s interlinked systems to heal the whole person.
By emphasizing nutrition, exercise, meditation and coaching, new approaches are successfully moving people off habitual drug and alcohol use.
Soothing away muscle pain is just the beginning. New studies show that massage also relieves a surprisingly wide range of conditions, from osteoporosis to post-operative anxiety to depression.