Cardiovascular Disease: Treating the Root Cause

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By Dr. Karen Bender What is Cardiovascular Disease? Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. CVD includes coronary artery disease (CAD) such as angina (chest pain)and myocardial infarction(commonly known as a heart attack) and stroke. There are many other conditions that fall into the category of CVD but this article will focus on … Read More

The Vagus Nerve: Learn to Reduce Inflammation and Improve your Stress Response

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By Dr. Karen Bender Meet Your Vagus Nerve Have you heard of the “wandering nerve”?  This important nerve is named the vagus nerve because it wanders throughout your body, connecting the brain to the rest of the body.  It’s the longest nerve in the body, and it stretches from the brain to the large intestines. Why You Should Care Since … Read More

Caregiver Fatigue Prevention

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By Dr. Karen Bender Are You Experiencing Caregiver Fatigue? It is not uncommon for people who care for others to become fatigued and overwhelmed by their role in caring for another.  It is not hard to see why. The role can be very demanding, and responsibility can seem endless. Parents, teachers, health care professionals, and caregivers to elderly family members … Read More

Dogs for Depression

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By Dr.  Karen Bender Feeling Blue? Has the isolation and uncertainty of the past year left you feeling sad, lonely and anxious?  If so you are not alone.  The circumstance of the past year have been challenging for most of us.  We have had to adapt to many changes outside of our control.  We are spending more time at home … Read More

Compassion for Success

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By Dr. Karen Bender Meet Your Harsh Inner Critic What happens inside your head when you do not reach your goals, or you fall short of the expectations set by yourself or others?  If you are like many people, you are met with a harsh voice that is often brutally unkind and almost impossible to satisfy rather than an encouraging … Read More

6 Reasons Why You Can Still Have Symptoms in Celiac Disease after Gluten Elimination

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By Aylah Clark, ND Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where gluten consumption triggers an inflammatory response and damage to the intestines. It is caused by a complex interaction between genetic predisposition, intestinal microbiome, environment, and immune system. Symptoms & Diagnosis Symptoms can vary widely but can include gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, and mouth sores, but … Read More

Forest Medicine & The Science Behind Shinrin-Yoku

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By Aylah Clark, ND Less than 0.01% of our species existence has been in our modern, urbanized surroundings. (1) Throughout the 99.99% of our species’ time before this urbanization, we had many more interactions with nature and subsequent adaptations of our immune system, genetic expression, microbiota ecosystem, and stress response. Our bodies respond to airborne plant compounds and work in symbiosis with microorganisms. Our … Read More

5 Steps to Ending Your Screen Addiction

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Screen Addiction

By Aylah Clark, ND How often do you check your phone? Do you ever think you feel your phone vibrating but it wasn’t? Do you look at your phone to check the time and end up spending 10 minutes on Facebook, finding you never actually looked at the time? Have you eaten across the table from someone who spent more … Read More