Anxiety Disorder

These days, it seems like we have a lot to worry about! COVID-19, politics and unrest all added to our usual worries about health, money, perhaps the problems of other family members. We can all be excused for being fretful! But chronic worrying might be a sign of an anxiety disorder, and this problem is…

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Health Holiday

We could all use a laugh these days, couldn’t we? We sure could, and science backs up how good that could be for our all-around well-being. Up until recently, few researchers paid much scholarly attention to humor as part of the human experience. But now, scientists from various disciplines are analyzing the workings of humor…

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March is National Nutrition Month. Many people assume the nutritional requirements that you see in the Food Pyramid for younger adults is the same for seniors. But a report released by the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) revealed that it’s not that simple. The researchers warned, “Nutrition recommendations are usually…

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Herbalism and Western Allopathic medicine may seem at times in odds with each other, but in fact they work extremely well together to increase the possibilities of healing. Most herbs do not interfere with the actions of drugs and can be used to enhance or support allopathic treatments. Our bodies recognize and utilize the medicine in plants simply…

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Insomnia is a relatively common sleeping disorder, affecting about one-third of the adult population worldwide. Insomnia is an inability to fall or stay asleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. About 10 to 15 percent of people suffer from chronic insomnia, failing to get enough shut-eye at least a few nights a week. Getting to sleep and…

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It’s surprising how much the diagnosis of depression can dictate our medical care today. The number of retirement-age Americans taking at least three psychiatric drugs more than doubled between 2004 and 2013. This is despite almost half of them having no mental health diagnosis on record, per a recent paper in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.…

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Those of you who live with or work in diabetes probably know that November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. However, did you know 1 out of 5 people in the United States have diabetes? Diabetes is also the leading cause of disability and death in the United States. Here at Holistic Aging, we want to…

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