Is SAD making you sad?

Is SAD making us sad?  It may be the case.  There is emerging evidence that the Standard American Diet (SAD), which is low in fiber and high in sugar and saturated fats, may initiate the inflammatory processes that leads to chronic illness, including worsened...
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Improve Your Mood - 3 Situations, 3 Solutions

We’ve all been there: we’re doing fine and then out of seemingly nowhere, a mood hits us.  Your mood is the nexus between environmental influences, life events, and your body. Here are three sour scenarios and how you can enter a better headspace.    Scenario...
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Not So Sweet: The Deal with Artificial Sweeteners

Splenda, Truvia, and Sweet’n’Low oh my! Artificial sweeteners can be found everywhere, so it’s no surprise that eight out of 10 Americans now consume some sort of artificial sweetener. But are you aware of what they can do to your health? What are artificial...
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10 Ways to Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month and the truth is, healthy aging doesn’t have to become a priority late in life. No matter how old you are, one of the best ways to stay healthy as you age is to prioritize preventive health. Here are 10 things you can start...
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How Heavy Metals Weigh on Your Body

Heavy metals can accumulate in the body, disputing an individuals’ homeostasis and lead to chronic fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, and even autoimmune diseases.    The heavy metals that are believed to cause the most disease are:  Arsenic ...
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Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, marking a year of loss, isolation, stress, and uncertainty for many. Throughout this pandemic, mental health has proved to be just as important as physical health. Being an emergency worker, seeing...
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Your PIH-Approved Guide for Eating Out around Princeton

Eating out can be stressful when you’re adopting different eating habits or even just trying to keep an eye out for your nutrition. But that doesn’t mean you should miss out on fun times with your friends and family – or settle on undressed lettuce. Luckily,...
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Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health Awareness Month 

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are incredibly important health issues, and June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness month.    Dementia is a brain condition that affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language.  Alzheimer’s...
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5 True Self-Care Practices that Improve Mental Health

The term "self-care" is probably one of the most over-used and misused in our modern vernacular. Many think of self-care as a paraffin wax pedicure or an exfoliating facial and while we fully endorse all the spa day treats, that's only scratching the surface....
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Flipping the Switch: How Acupuncture Helps with Stress

As an Acupuncturist, it’s common for me to walk into a treatment room to work with a patient whose chief complaints are largely centered around stress. And while acupuncture as a modality has been known for thousands of years to be helpful for stress, most...
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