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Tics and Tourette’s Syndrome

 Tics are repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations.  They can be classified as transient or simple, chronic, or as part of diagnosing Tourette’s syndrome (TS).  Transient/simple tics are sudden, brief, simple movements.  Common simple motor tics include eye blinking, facial … Continue reading

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Probiotics

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that reside in our small and large intestines that support healthy digestive function, regulate our immune systems, produce enzymes that can kill pathogenic bacteria, and provide nutritional support, including production of vitamin K.  Probiotics have been … Continue reading

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Insulin resistance

Insulin resistance, also known as metabolic syndrome or Syndrome X, is a complex dysregulation of blood sugar and insulin that can lead to imbalances in hormones, immunity, digestion, metabolism, and cardiovascular health.  Insulin is required to get glucose into most … Continue reading

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Insomnia

Many Americans suffer from insomnia, and prescription sleep aids are becoming a very big business.  However, many of these medications can be addictive, cause abnormal sleep patterns, and have significant side effects.  Morning drowsiness is commonly reported, which can lead … Continue reading

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Thyroid and Adrenal

  Thyroid and adrenal disorders are very common, and are often occur in conjunction with each other.  The thyroid increases metabolic rate, stimulates synthesis of proteins, increases fat breakdown and use of sugar to make energy, increases cholesterol excretion, accelerates … Continue reading

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Changing Your Response To Stress

People often feel stressed by situations or events over which they feel they have no control, and many times, people do not have control over external circumstances.  However, they can develop control over their emotional responses, thought patterns, beliefs, and … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Beating Stress with Your Children

Children experience stress just as adults do, and sometimes have a harder time dealing with it because they may not understand the situation as well or have well-developed coping skills.  They may act out or develop physical symptoms, such as … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Beating Stress

1. Get regular sleep. Being well rested will make it easier for you to think clearly and feel less overwhelmed.  If sleep gets disrupted by stress, try a hot bath, relaxing music, calming herbal tea, or warming socks* before bed. … Continue reading

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