Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

by | Jan 04, 2016

 What is Chronic Pain? First, let's define chronic pain. Simply put, chronic pain is pain that extends beyond the expected period of healing. More specifically, it's pain that has lasted longer than three to six months. Though an acute incident often precedes...
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Year in Review: 10 Fascinating Advancements in Health

by | Dec 29, 2015

Part of my job includes writing content for the Wildwood blog. In order to stay relevant, I'm constantly listening to podcasts, reading the health sections of most major news sources, scanning research, and following a bunch of blogs. To sum up...
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Eating Well on a Tight Budget

by | Dec 11, 2015

  First, let's start with some sobering stats from the Good Shepherd Food Bank. In the wake of the recent economic crisis more people are hungry than ever before. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (USDA) reported in...
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Meat And Cancer? What’s the Connection?

by | Nov 19, 2015

Assessing Your Risk Recent news from the WHO (World Health Organization) correlating meat consumption with cancer development elicited strong reactions from the public and media. Although this information isn’t new, arising from research conducted over the past few decades, the...
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Rethinking Addiction

by | Oct 23, 2015

“Not every story has a happy ending, ... but the discoveries of science, the teachings of the heart, and the revelations of the soul all assure us that no human being is ever beyond redemption. The possibility of renewal exists...
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Acupuncture and Smoking Cessation

by | Oct 15, 2015

Quitting Smoking with Acupuncture Acupuncture as an approach to smoking cessation has continuously growing support. In some states, acupuncture is a court-mandated treatment for addicts due to the recognized benefits of how acupuncture can help alleviate withdrawal symptoms and curb cravings. Of...
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Simple Recipes for Fall Immunity

by | Sep 18, 2015

Easy Tom Kha Broth This is a perfect, warming broth for fall weather. I enjoy it most as an accompaniment to fresh salad rolls, or when I'm simply not in the mood for a full meal. Medicinally, use this broth if you feel...
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Your Teeth and Your Diet: What’s the Deal?

by | Jul 06, 2015

(This the 3rd article in the series of three. See the first here, and the second here.) Can Diet Affect the Health of Your Teeth? After researching the conventional approach to preventing cavities, I started to dig into the potential relationship...
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Fighting Cavities

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Here's what we know about teeth, according to the hundreds of years of research in conventional dentistry.  Most of this information comes directly from the American Dental Association (ADA), a not-for-profit dental association. The ADA is considered the leading source of oral health related information for...
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How to Avoid a Root Canal

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I recently had a root canal and though it wasn't painful, the experience absolutely sucked. I left the endodontist's office two and a half hours later, $1300 less in my savings, feeling pretty dang defeated. After all was said and...
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