Gum Disease: Health Risks Go Far Beyond Losing Teeth


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


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


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


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


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


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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Chiropractic Care For Breastfeeding


by Dr. Mackenzie Romero, DC

The World Health Organization recommends that infants receive their nourishment exclusively from breast milk for the first six months of life. After six months, breast milk should remain a staple of their nutrition as other foods are incorporated into the diet for up to two years of age or beyond. That sounds simple and straightforward, but breastfeeding can be a challenge, as all new moms know.

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Nature’s Own Sports Drink


If Mother Nature chose an ideal sports drink for light-to-medium exercise, it might be coconut water, the clear liquid found most abundantly inside young, green coconuts.

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Health Rules: Crazy, Sexy, Savvy, Yummy


In summer, when many fruits, herbs and vegetables are at their peak, it makes sense to harness their power for the family’s benefit. “Some people flock to plant empowered living for better health, others because of their spiritual beliefs, to support animal welfare, respect the environment or best of all, because it tastes great,” says wellness activist Kris Carr, a documentary filmmaker, New York Times bestselling author and the educational force behind

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Pre-Pregnancy Diet May Alter Genes


It’s common knowledge that a mother’s diet during pregnancy makes a measurable difference in the health of her child. Now, new research suggests that what a mom eats before becoming pregnant might be important, too.

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