Category: "Wellness" Articles

What the Heck Does Holistic Addiction Recovery Mean, Anyway?!
October 5, 2022
It’s a buzzword that’s emerged in recent years to push everything from medicine to meditation. It’s a darling little phrase that’s been co-opted by various industries, often with little idea of its ACTUAL definition....
5 Ways to Optimize Brain Health
October 3, 2022
Our brains are complex organs, controlling our thoughts, memories, speech, breathing, motor skills and emotions, as well as the functioning of many organs. Given the central role they play in our livelihood and wellbeing,...
How to Achieve Mindfulness During Menopause
October 1, 2022
There is no arguing about the benefit and importance of exercise for any stage of life, but during the menopausal transition, it can become even more important.  Research indicates that participating in regular exercise...
Are Physical and Mental Pain Separate?
October 1, 2022
In the world of Chinese medicine, physical and mental pain exist together. In fact, it’s difficult to completely separate the two.  The organs of the body are split between the yin and yang organs,...
How the Gut and Brain Are Connected
October 1, 2022
Since 2005, you could say this has been Amy Nelson’s focus — the connection between one’s gut and brain. In a past life, Nelson was a nuclear chemist who wanted to change careers and...
Why Good Sleep Hygiene Is Key to Your Physical and Mental Health
September 24, 2022
According to the American Sleep Association, up to 70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from a sleep disorder. Some of the most common disorders are snoring, sleep apnea and insomnia. But even without...
3 Tips for Detoxing Your Feet
September 21, 2022
Recovery is just as important as training when preparing for a race or another demanding physical activity. Waste products can build up in your muscles when you exercise, and proper recovery is crucial to...
Natural Ways to Increase Melatonin and Sleep Better Tonight
September 18, 2022
Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Are you constantly tossing and turning or waking up in the middle of the night? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world suffer...
The Surprising Benefits of Cow Cuddling
September 12, 2022
When you think of a therapy pet, your mind might immediately go to a dog or a cat. But have you ever considered a cow? That’s right — a therapy cow. Well, more specifically,...
Safe in Austin Unites Special Needs Animals and Children
September 1, 2022
According to a study on autism and developmental disabilities, children with physical disabilities or special needs benefit greatly from interactions with animals. In fact, animal-assisted intervention is used in these spaces, serving as a...
Personality Tips to Determine What Pet Will Be Best for Your Mental Health
September 1, 2022
Are you looking for a holistic way to improve your mental health? Have you thought about adopting a pet? Research suggests animals can help you feel more supported and less lonely. Those four-legged friends...
The Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy
September 1, 2022
The healing power of animals is evident to anyone who has snuggled up with their pup after a breakup or cuddled their kitty when they were feeling lonely. Research has proven that the unconditional...
The Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Cat
September 1, 2022
Cats can get a bad rap from people who are not familiar with them, but cat owners realize just how special they are. Our feline friends are fun to have around and make excellent...
Fitness and Nutrition Tips For Those With Thyroid Problems
August 24, 2022
For those with thyroid issues, everything from menstrual cycles to hair texture can be affected While fitness and nutrition are vital in alleviating symptoms, there are unbeknownst secrets about them (i.e. fitness could possibly...
6 Organic Feminine Hygiene Brands You Must Try
August 21, 2022
Though there has recently been an uptick in our awareness of our impact on the environment, a major field has been neglected — feminine products.  Many new, organic brands have emerged and have probably...
Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Dr. Robert Joseph
August 18, 2022
Foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Robert Joseph, specializes in treating injuries to ligaments, tendons, and bones. When possible, he uses minimally invasive techniques and cutting-edge solutions created by Anika that address issues such as...
How Does Cupping Work And Should Kids Use It?
August 18, 2022
You’ve probably seen a professional athlete who looks like they’ve been attacked by an octopus as they’re covered in circular-shaped bruises on their shoulders or back. If you were confused, don’t worry, you’re not...
Kids Have Migraines, Too
August 5, 2022
Migraines are something that no child or young adult should have to deal with alongside the already treacherous growing pains. According to the American Migraine Foundation, one in 10 children lives with migraine. A...
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