How Acupuncture Helps with Opioid Epidemic

Marine veteran Jeff Harris was among the first to up when the Providence VA hospital started offering acupuncture for chronic pain.  “I don’t like taking pain medication” he said and didn’t want to risk getting addicted to heavy-duty pain killers. Acupuncture is...

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Studies indicate that short-term fasting can increase longevity, help regulate glucose levels, and help treat everything from asthma and autoimmune diseases to cardiac arrhythmia’s. These experts argue that constant grazing can actually disrupt metabolic...

Why the Gut-Brain Connection Keeps You Happy

Researchers have long known that the bacteria living in your gut can “talk” to your brain. Gut microbes, which collectively make up what’s called the gut microbiome, can have a significant impact on mood and cognition and a troubled intestine can send signals to the...

Cultivating Courage in 2018

Courage encompasses both the inner strength and the vulnerability required to authentically share ourselves and our experiences, good and bad. Some of us need to gather the nerve to speak up, while others may find it hard to resist the natural rush to anger,...

20 Tips to Stay Calm in Stressful Times

In times of high stress, follow one or all of these suggestions to bring calm to your system and spirit.   – Consume News Wisely – Be mindful of how much news you consume and the effect it has on you. Priming the brain with negative images can gear it...