An Integrative Approach to Better Brain Health

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by Kathleen Quinn, MD

Most of us know that too much stress is a bad thing – bad for our lives, bad for our families and certainly bad for our health. One thing you may not realize is stress actually changes our brains permanently. This happens when hyper-arousal and continuous pressure puts us in “fight or flight mode,” and the result is detrimental responses that wreak havoc on body mechanisms related to health and well-being, including our emotional states.

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Wonder Weave: Natural Fiber is Stronger than Steel

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Nanocellulose, a material derived from tree fiber and some grain stalks, could now potentially be sourced from bluegreen algae in sufficient quantities to cost-efficiently create ultra-thin media displays, lightweight body armor, a one-pound boat that carries up to 1,000 pounds of cargo, and a wide range of other products.

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GLOWSTICK TRAIL RUN! 5th Annual El Chupacabra de San Antonio 5K/10K Coming July 26

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El Chupacabra de San Antonio takes place on July 26 and is a 5K/10K race that’s unique in that runners will make their way through heavily wooded dirt trails entirely in the dark.

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Johnny Appletree: One Life Yields Two Forests

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Jadav “Molai” Payeng spent 30 years single-handedly planting a 1,360-acre forest in his native India. The extraordinary, yet humble, eco-conscious farmer stands as a shining example of what one person can accomplish to make the world a better place.

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Gum Disease: Health Risks Go Far Beyond Losing Teeth

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by Dr. Paul Wilke, DDS

Contrary to what you may tell your kids, gum disease is NOT the result of filling your mouth with too much bubble gum. Also called periodontal disease, gum disease is a serious condition that’s the main cause for tooth loss after age 35. What you may not know about gum disease is it also increases your risk for stroke, diabetes, heart disease and premature low-birthweight babies.

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FOLLOW YOUR PASSION – Pursue a Career in Holistic Health and Wellness

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Have a passion for helping people? Want to pursue a career in the growing natural, holistic and integrative healthcare industry? Be sure to check out the two amazing training programs that begin in August at the San Antonio Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy and Natural Therapeutics:

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STAR CARD: A Reminder to Pause for Gratitude

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by Kathleen Smith

This is the unofficial midpoint of the year, the perfect time for a holiday. Parades meander through the streets, charcoal is lit, families and friends gather to laugh, tell stories and decompress in the fun of each other’s company. We gear up for the next steps on the path to our goals, or we take a breath before we pursue a new direction.

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BOOST YOUR “GIQ”: Gastrointestinal Knowledge is Key to Improving Your Health

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by Jason D. Gourlas, PA-C

Gastrointestinal (GI) tract disorders are the No. 2 reason that people visit their medical providers, second only to upper respiratory infections. I have seen estimates suggesting that more than 100 million people in the U.S. have some type of digestive disorder.

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Iced Tea has Issues

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It is peak season for iced tea, but this warm-weather favorite may not be the ideal choice to counter dehydration. Iced tea made from black tea contains high concentrations of oxalate, one of the key chemicals that lead to the formation of kidney stones, a common disorder of the urinary tract that affects about 10 percent of the U.S. population.

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Space Still Available at 4-Day National Wellness Conference in Houston July 20-23

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There’s still time to reserve your space at the four-day qigong-based wellness conference in Houston this month, hosted by nationally known qigong practitioner and teacher Jeff Primack.

Participants can attend one to four days starting July 20 at the Houston Convention Center. The event takes place July 20-23 and costs $129 for the entire event.

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