Use It Or Lose It?

July 28, 2011

We hear it again and again…how people who stay intellectually active stand less chance of falling victim to Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. “Do the crossword puzzle,” we’re told. “Play Scrabble or Sudoku! Try the strategy games on your computer or WII!” Well, if you’re anything like us, that’s all great…up to a point. […]

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(Private) Summer In Your Body!

July 21, 2011

Here at Howard County Holistic Center, we love summer. It’s a wonderful time for getting out in the fresh air, working and playing in healthy ways, enjoying the balmy breezes and warm sunshine. However, when our clients walk in from the summertime heat, wringing wet from the heat of their “personal summers,” we’re quick to […]

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Just Take the Pain Away! – Reclaiming Your Body from Neuropathy

July 14, 2011

It hurts. Tingles. Burns. Jabs. Turns excruciatingly sensitive to touch…and sometimes goes completely numb. And that’s not even touching on all the deeper issues…the infections, nausea, dizziness… When you’re struggling with neuropathy, you scarcely know where to begin describing the problem…and sometimes you may wonder if the side effects of the medications aren’t worse than […]

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Breathe Deep – In a Maryland Summer?!

July 8, 2011

If you’ve lived for a while in Maryland – unless you’re up in the mountains or “downey ocean, hon” – you know that breathing can be a real challenge when weather reports include the word “Code” and colors on the hot side of the spectrum. Even if you don’t have allergies, asthma, or other health […]

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Is Stress Damaging Your Heart?

June 23, 2011

Every cardiac patient hears it again and again – to maintain heart health, reduce stress. Why? Plenty of reasons… Your heart isn’t just a pump. More than half of the cells of the heart are actually neural cells similar to brain tissue, rather than muscle cells. According to physician Carol Scott, “With every beat, the […]

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One, Two, Three, S t r e t c h !

June 16, 2011

It sounds like the simplest thing in the world when you hear those ads for fitness equipment and DVDs – Trim and Toned In Just 30 Minutes a Day! How easy – of course I can do that, you say. You whip out your credit card, and… …So when was the last time you dusted […]

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Feeling a Little Woozy? You May Be Dehydrated!

June 9, 2011

6.9.11 We all do it…bury ourselves in an activity, then suddenly emerge to discover that our throat is dry, our tongue and gums feel sticky, and – perhaps – we may feel a bit lightheaded, or have a bit of a headache coming on. Coming down with a bug? Actually, the problem may be nothing […]

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What Does Wellness Look Like to You?

June 2, 2011

6.2.11 All of us picture good health in our own way. Perhaps for you, it’s having a body that will meet any demand you place upon it…or it’s simply living free of pain. Perhaps it’s feeling good emotionally, or being mentally sharp and agile. Or maybe it’s all of these. The shift to a perspective […]

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Feng Shui Nurtures Your Life Goals

March 7, 2011

by Debby Barry Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) is an ancient art of placement that was created by the Chinese 5000 years ago through studying the use of energy and space in relation to humans and their environments. It has been used throughout history since then. Feng shui was brought to the West in 1972 […]

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