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  • Finding Your Way Out of Overwhelm

    Work, family, school, life changes, heartbreak, breakneck news cycles. All of these external influences can definitely make someone feel overwhelmed. But what if I told you that making some internal adjustments, could help someone find a way...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Move Your Body, Calm Your Mind

    “I REALLY REGRET WORKING OUT TODAY.” – NO ONE.   There is a collective thread of life experience that stitches us together – as a species. Things we all experience – regardless of what divides us. Most...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Give Stress a Rest

    Stress can become such a part of daily life, that most of us don’t even realize how much it is affecting us. Stress is the underlying mechanism of almost all disease. Constant stress causes blood flow to...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • The Link Between Stress, Microbiota Dysbiosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Part Three

    Despite its astonishing prevalence in the United States and developed countries, a singular defined cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has yet to be identified. However, Part One of this article series did uncover six possible contributing...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • De-Stress Your Mind, Body & Spirit

    In order to understand the experience of stress, we need to consider what type of beings we are. We are water beings. Many people have heard the statistic that our physical bodies are between 65-75% water, but...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • The Link Between Stress and IBS, Part 2

    For anyone who suffers with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the road to improved gut health may feel impossible or, at the very least, a long and arduous journey. IBS is a very complicated disorder that involves many...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • The Link Between Stress and IBS, Part 1

    For any person who has suffered prolonged or severe digestive complaints, with or without a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), understanding how to get back to wellness can feel confusing and daunting. But in your journey...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Stress: What’s the Cost?

    Stress is taken for granted these days as “part of life.” And while there is such a thing as “healthy” stress that helps us grow, most of our stress is chronic, damaging, and unhealthy. It could be...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Make “Work Mode” Work For You

    Summertime is ending. Schools are about to reopen. Office hours are about to return to normal. Your supervisors are back from their vacation exoduses. Your clients are back with high demands. The time has come to get...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • SPA is a verb

    I had always thought of a spa as a place to go to be pampered and relaxed. In my mind, it was something far off in the future that I may visit one day, but never made...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Feel so good you sing it from the roof tops!

    My name is Dr. Sarah Kotzur and I’m a ridiculously happy, licensed naturopathic doctor practicing in Portland, Maine. In my beautiful seaside clinic, I’ve helped thousands of patients regain their health and vitality using a natural approach...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Integrative Medicine and Pediatric Mental Health

    Anxiety and Depression:  Lifestyle Basics Anxiety and depression account for the vast majority of cases of mental/emotional illness in our society, affecting people of all ages and, increasingly, children. Over 1 out of 5 children between the...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Lets talk about stress!

    “Let’s talk about stress baby, let’s talk about you and me.” I haven’t heard that song in a long time! There sure is something about the hair bands of the 80s, isn’t there? The words may have...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Jump Start Your Energy this Spring

    Ah, Spring! Nature waking up from winter sleep, earth cracking open, green sprouts pushing up through soil, leaves unfurling, tiny seeds growing into tall plants, strong winds sweeping through and bringing rapid change. In Chinese Medicine, we...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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