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Manage Covid-19 Stress

November 17, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Manage Covid-19 Stress

How To Manage And Cope With Stress During Covid-19 There are so many unknowns with Covid, that stress, for some people, is almost inevitable, while for others, it is not. We all handle situations differently, not everyone will  become stresseThe Covid-19 pandemic is on everyone's mind. It's hard to avoid thinking about it as we wear masks, social distance, sanitize, quarantine and give up events and opportunities in an effort not to contract ...

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Top Causes of Anxiety

October 19, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Top Causes of Anxiety

What Are The Top Causes of Anxiety? Anxiety is how your body responds to stress. And at various and occasional times throughout life, we all experience stress that leads to anxiety. It's actually a normal part of life, it's not harmful. However, for some people it can be harmful, their anxiety can cause intense, persistent and excessive fear and worry, which can lead to feelings of terror and panic attacks. These symptoms can ...

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

September 25, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

What Foods Can You Eat That Are Anti-Inflammatory? As a nation of people, we live with so many chronic health issues, and so many of them are related to inflammation. Most people aren't aware that inflammation is a common denominator in such conditions as: IBD - Inflammatory bowel disease Diabetes Asthma Arthritis Heart Disease  High Blood Pressure Pain Fatigue Hormonal Balance Brain Fog Inflammation, on one hand is good, because it helps the body defend ...

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Healthy Spine

August 26, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Healthy Spine

The Importance of a Healthy Spine I wonder how many people truly understand the importance of having a healthy spine, what it does for them, and how much they need and depend on it. Almost every move we make originates from the spine. It is the structural support system of the body. It determines our core strength. It helps determine how fast we age, or at least how old we feel. It protects your spinal ...

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Causes Of Constipation

July 22, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Causes Of Constipation

Six Of The Most Common Causes Of Constipation Are you constipated again?! This is not a favorite topic of conversation for anyone...no one really likes to talk about it, but according to a MedicineNet article, at least 63 million people in the United States alone, suffer with constipation, so maybe it needs to be talked about.  To be constipated means you have a difficult time having bowel movements, they are either difficult and often ...

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Don't Take Extra Calcium

June 29, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Don't Take Extra Calcium

Why Taking Extra Calcium and Taking Medication Will Not Strengthen Your Bones What You Should Know... The National Osteoporosis Foundation has estimated that approximately 54 million Americans have low bone mass or osteoporosis, and that one fourth of the men and one half of the women will break a bone because of it. Those are pretty high numbers. It's no wonder that people have a tendency to panic, and start trying to find a ...

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Functional Medicine

May 28, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Functional Medicine

What Is Functional Medicine And Can It Help You? Functional Medicine...what could be more personal?  Everyone of us is unique, our illnesses are unique, our symptoms are unique, their causes are unique, shouldn't our treatments be unique? Unlike conventional medicine that typically treats the disease or dysfunction (the symptoms) with drugs that are matched with the problem, functional medicine treats the the individual, and is having great success in the field of chronic ...

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Less Vulnerable To Infection

April 27, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Less Vulnerable To Infection

How to Become Less Vulnerable to Infection In my last blog post I talked about who are the most vulnerable (at risk) in society to contract an infection such as the one the world is experiencing right now, COVID-19. Because so many can be considered vulnerable, not just the elderly or those with certain health conditions, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about how to become less vulnerable. Since non of ...

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Most Vulnerable

April 15, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Most Vulnerable

Who Are The Most Vulnerable To Infection - Are You? Whether the world is experiencing a pandemic such as the one we're experiencing today, COVID-19, or whether it is a regular flu season, there are those who are considered the most vulnerable, the most at risk, to contract it and to suffer most with it, even die from it. Typically they are those who are more elderly (although sometimes it can be the younger ones ...

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Strengthen Childs Immune System

March 10, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Strengthen Childs Immune System

How to Strengthen Your Child's Immune System Your immune system is very complex, it's interconnected to other systems in your body, and actually changes as a person ages. Not only does it do such things as fight bacteria, parasites, and fungus, but is also a key "player" in healing wounds, eliminating dead cells as well as forming gut microbiota (the healthy bacteria that lives in your gut to help with digestion and help ...

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