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Celebrate With Our January Newsletter!

Get Some Sun


The Benefits of Sunlight

Want better sleep and a better mood? Get some sun. What is more natural than sunlight? When the sun is out, try to get as much of it as you can. Go for a walk (especially with friends). Numerous studies show that sunlight is good for your natural circadian rhythm, so you’ll feel sleepier at night and feel more awake during the day.

All energy on earth (except for volcanoes) is from the sun. All life on the surface of our planet depends on sunlight. A new study has found that getting enough natural sunlight each day could help reduce insomnia and improve mood. This study was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders and involved over 400,000 people.

The coauthor Sean Cain writes: “In this study, we observed that the greater time spent in outdoor light during the day was associated with fewer depressive symptoms, lower odds of using antidepressant medication, better sleep, and fewer symptoms of insomnia.”

Greater time in outdoor light was also associated with lowered odds of lifetime major depressive disorder and better outcomes across a range of mood and sleep measures. Additionally, too much light at night throws off your circadian (day-night) rhythm. So stop staring at artificial screens late at night. (1)

 

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Making A List Checking It Twice For Holiday Travel

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Buckle up, our traveling season is upon us. Despite the saying "getting there is half the fun", planes, trains, and automobiles can put a real strain on our holiday fun this season.  So let's start this season off right, and follow these tips to survive the physically demanding prospect of traveling to your holiday destination ...

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Your Health’s Circuit Board

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In our office, we strive to not only help you get well but to stay well.  The best way for us to achieve this is not only taking the actions to help you get well but by explaining the "how" and "why" of how our bodies work and what we can do to maintain the ...

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How Do You Spell Pain Relief?

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Carefully listen next time you are watching television, and a new drug is being advertised. The last 20 seconds after the sell is the long list of side effects. Wow! The effects are far worse than the condition they are treating. By comparison now, the simple over-the-counter pain relievers look virtually ...

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Welcome To The December Newsletter

7 Essential Oils for the Holidays


When the Holiday season is approaching, turn to Aromatherapy to add to the ambiance. Here are some ideal Essential Oils to enhance your home as you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa this year.

Peppermint
Peppermint Essential Oil provides a boost of energy when you need it. Peppermint is also a wonderful anti-inflammatory. This means that it may help reduce pain caused by headaches, tight muscles, and upset stomachs. Its menthol component also helps to open congested airways.

Cinnamon
Used as an ingredient in many favorite treats, Cinnamon provides a cozy sense of warmth and comfort. Additionally, Cinnamon can encourage a physical feeling of warmth as well. For example, adding a drop to a Winter massage may help heat the skin and the soul.

Ginger
This Essential Oil helps to create a pleasant and secure emotional state of being. As for physical benefits, we love that Ginger is incredible for digestion. If Thanksgiving indulgences have pushed your tummy to the limit, apply Ginger with a carrier oil to the stomach and massage in a circular motion to help relieve nausea and indigestion.

 

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Suffering From Pinched Nerves?

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Are you suffering from pinched nerves? It is possible for a “Pinched” nerve to happen anywhere in your spine; they can affect nerves that go to your arms, fingers, wrist, neck, back, shoulder, head, legs, muscles, and internal organs, and can affect your general health, posture, energy level, resistance to disease – even your emotional ...

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