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Sleep is foundational for good health: nearly all of your bodily processes are affected by the amount you get. Consistently good sleep also be elusive for many. Luckily there are ways to improve your sleep by taking advantage of what we know about nervous system form and function. If you’re not sleeping well, try these… Read more »

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This article was written by Michelle Lauer, CNP and medically reviewed by Dr. Christopher Knee, ND for Fullscript.com If you’ve ever bitten into a peach in the middle of winter, you’ve likely noticed that its flavor and texture aren’t nearly as impressive as what you’d find in a fresh peach during summertime. Due to advancements in… Read more »

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This article was originally written and posted for Wholistic Matters. Sign up for more wholistic health articles at wholisticmatters.com Sleep is just as essential for survival as the human need for food and water. Just as the quality of the diet can impact well-being, the quality of sleep can contribute significantly towards good health. There are more… Read more »

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Whenever I find myself talking to clients at the clinic about the same thing over and over again, I tend to think it might be a good thing to write about! The topic that has been coming up more often lately is how acupuncture and mindfulness meditation practices work hand-in-hand to affect nervous system function… Read more »

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It is January, and cedar has officially exploded in Austin. If you haven’t noticed then you probably have nothing to worry about this year, but if it feels like you’ve been hit by a truck, then it could very well be cedar that is causing your symptoms. The cedar pollen that we refer to in… Read more »

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Everything in moderation. Even nectar is poison if taken to excess Happiness is a place between too little and too much. So many cultures have understood the necessity of balance to optimal health, and yet I see patients every week who are running themselves into the ground, and still can’t understand why they are not… Read more »

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You’ve heard it. You get it. Our modern world is a stressful place to be, even without a global pandemic. I see patients every day dealing with symptoms related to their stress – from pain to digestive symptoms to sleep issues. COVID-19 has significantly ratcheted up the stress levels, creating symptoms they had not experienced… Read more »

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Mindfulness is foundational to the practice of Buddhism and Yoga, but it is also growing rapidly among various other communities in the West due to substantial scientific evidence showing its effectiveness for anxiety, pain, stress, sleep disorders and more. The concept of mindfulness is something that is simple to comprehend, but not necessarily easy to… Read more »

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Think of your immune system as your body’s very own Department of Defense. Your personal DoD happens to be very good at protecting you, using a variety of tactics and specialized weaponry to keep foreign invaders out and neutralize most that do make it in. And all of this is done outside of your conscious… Read more »