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Americans Are Struggling with Life

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki discuss many of the challenges we face in the US that cause stress, anxiety and depression. Life in the fast track with materialistic rather than service oriented values often lead to confusion and frustration regarding what life's purpose is. We have lost our sense of what life is about and generally aimlessly pursue goals that are...

Anxiety and Stress Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 04/21/2015
  Our Anxiety and Stress Health Assessment will ask you questions about the severity of your symptoms, what supplements and drugs your using, why you are having symptoms, how anxiety affects you, and offers considerations for management. Stress and Anxiety in the short term boosts our ability to cope with stress, but when it becomes longterm it creates...

Beyond psychotherapy: Amazing applications of mind-body medicine

submitted by: admin on 10/23/2017
Beyond psychotherapy: Amazing applications of mind-body medicine There is an epidemic of anxiety and depression. Today's world is filled with emotional challenge. How many families do you know that aren't dysfunctional? And who do you know that has not spent time with a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist at some time in their life? In some circles it is...

Bullying Linked to Family Violence

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Both bullies and their victims are more likely to live with violence at home and are associated with increase likelihood of suicide, substance abuse, and poor academic achievement. Kids don't often have the tools needed to deal with domestic abuse and do the best they can to cope with situations that they are ill-equipped to manage. It is necessary to...

Can Anti-anxiety Drugs Cause Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
Scientists from Canada and France published in the May 2015 issue of The Lancet that the use of benzodiazopines was linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. They reviewed health insurance records of about 1800 patients who were recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. They then determined those patients who had been...

Can You Die of a Broken Heart? Video

submitted by: admin on 10/23/2017
  The risk of a heart attack increases by 21 times during the first 24 hours after losingn a loved one. It is not uncommon to hear of one spouse dying and the other following in just a short time. The risk of heart attack remained 8 times above normal for a week and was still elevated to some extent after a month. The bereavement and grief associated...

Chemobrain in Breast Cancer Treatment is Common

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2016
  A study out of Singapore, published in Annals of Oncology in March of 2012, showed that breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy had symptoms of chemobrain manifested by memory loss, difficulty in decision making and speech problems. Patients were generally not aware they had symptoms because they attributed them to fatigue, anxiety, and mood...

Dealing With Stress and Teenage Alcohol

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The reasons why many teenages are stressed out and choose alcohol to relieve stress are reviewed. Our dysfunctional cultural values are the driving force leading to anxiety, frustration, and depression. Our educational system is discussed and solutions offered.        

Dealing with Worry with David McArthur

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Our society is very demanding and leads to challenges that are difficult. The first thing to consider is the anxiety related to the problem that blocks solving the issue and challenges physiology. Listening and caring are powerful tools to support solutions. Breathing through the heart is explained. HeartMath is discussed.              

Depression

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
There is an epidemic of anxiety and depression. Today's world is filled with emotional challenge. How many families do you know that aren't dysfunctional? And who do you know that has not spent time with a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist at some time in their life? In some circles it is almost a status symbol to be in psychotherapy! And, it is...

Do We Need Another Sleeping Pill?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
The FDA recently approved a drug called Intermezzo for use in the middle of the night wakening that is followed by difficulty returning to sleep. The drug is Ambien, but the dosage is much smaller and the indication is new. Here is another example of a drug company coming up with a novel treatment that treats the symptoms but not the cause. It also has potential...

Free Your Breath and Free Your Life with Dennis Lewis

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
The breath is the force of life energy in many traditions and it reflects much about who we are and how we are. If we notice how we breathe, we can take action to consciously shift it in ways that can help us relax. Abdominal and chest breathing is reviewed and correlated with sympathetic and parasympathetic stimulation.        

Headaches

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  Headaches can be divided into types and their treatment varies with each type; this is reviewed. Over the counter drugs are commonly used but are not completely safe. Over use of many drugs can lead to addiction. Both mainstream and CAM approaches to manage headaches are discussed. In particular, infrared light therapy is discussed. Integrative approaches...

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Beyond Mammography

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
The Women's Health Initiative documented that instead of preventing breast cancer, heart attacks, and strokes that it did just the opposite. The story behind the creation of HRT is shocking and Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki share it. The financial greed of big pharma is exposed. Yet women need help with their symptoms of menopause that make their quality of...

How Exhaustion Can Increase Your Risk for a Heart Attack

submitted by: admin on 12/29/2014
A Mount Sinai School of Medicine study presented at the November 2014 American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions stated that fatigue, irritability, and demoralization can increase the risk of first time cardiovascular disease by 36%. This is known as "vital exhaustion." In Japan this syndome is known as Karoshi and in general medicine there's...

How is the Quality of Your Sleep?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  The importance of sleep in restoring and maintaining health are discussed. Insomnia has been linked to hypertension, diabetes, cancer, & arteriosclerosis by causing inflammation. Mechanisms are explained.        

How Prevalent is Mental Illness in the US?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
The World Pharmaceutical Market Summary shows that antidepressants and mood stabilizers are the third most commonly prescribed medications and that antipsychotics are fourth! Most families have serious dysfunctionalities that lead to stress, anxiety, and depression. Our value system is misguided and leads to materialism taking precedence over service and...

How Safe is St. John's Wort?

submitted by: admin on 07/15/2014
A study published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine disclosed that in 28% of the cases when St. John's Wort was used there was the potential for harmful combinations when combined with pharmaceutical drugs. Apparently SJW induces accelerated detoxification of the same pathways in the liver as are used...

HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
  HRT has been exposed as a dangerous treatment through the Women's Health Initiative Study. HRT is associated with an increased incidence of breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and thromboses. Natural hormone replacement is discussed. The specific problems with HRT are reviewed and a rational approach for using hormones is presented.          

Impotence

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
There are many ways to evaluate and treat impotence that range from drug therapies to nutrients and supplements or even surgery.