5 Weird Ways Your Mental and Physical Illnesses Are Connected

Sometimes mental disorders predicted physical diseases. And in other cases, physical illnesses appeared to be risk factors for mental illnesses down the line. What physical malady might you develop if you experienced depression as a teen? What about anxiety or addiction? Read on to find out!

Hoku Krueger
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Holistic Remedies After Anesthesia

Undergoing anesthesia and surgery is stressful, and the recovery period--during which your body needs to fight off infection while making new tissue and blood vessels--is demanding as well. Michael T. Murray, N.D., naturopath and co-author of "Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine,"

Carol Sarao
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What Are the Benefits of Vitamin D3, Magnesium & Zinc?

Certain nutrients play an important role in the health of the body from the cardiovascular system to bone health and immune system strength.

Amy Myszko
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Probiotics While Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is an important way to give your baby both dense nutrition and physical comfort. Another benefit of breastfeeding is that the friendly bacteria that colonize a mother's gut is passed from a mother to a baby in breast milk.

Amy Myszko
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How to Eat Bee Pollen

Composed of nearly 40 percent protein, bee pollen is described by Dr. Joseph Mercola as one of nature's most nourishing foods. Though bee pollen has been used for years in Chinese medicine, it has recently gained more attention in western societies, as well.

Kathryn Vera
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Why Is Massage Therapy Good for You?

Massage has been used since ancient times to relieve pain and promote healing. There are many different types of massage but most offer similar benefits.

Kelly Morris
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How Do You Know Probiotics Are Working?

Probiotics are a supplemental form of healthy bacteria used to recolonize the gut. The gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, the balance and composition of which affect everything from nutrient assimilation to immune health. You may need to supplement with probiotics if your gut flora has been compromised.

Amy Myszko
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Can I Take Probiotics While Pregnant?

The human gut is home to trillions of microorganisms that help to regulate digestion, the immune system and other crucial aspects of human health.

Amy Myszko
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Holistic Remedies for Chalazions

Chalazions form inside your eyelids when one or more oil glands become clogged, usually from makeup residue. While they can sometimes be painless, chalazions can cause your eyelid to become swollen, itchy and ache.

Lori Myers
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Holistic Medicine Vs. Western Medicine

Holistic medicine's name comes from the Greek word halos, which means whole, and refers to a practice of medicine which treats the body, mind and spirit. Holistic medicine differs from traditional Western medicine in terms of philosophy, diagnostic techniques and treatment options.

Sophie Bloom, M.S., L.Ac.
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