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  • Is it Gluten?

     There is a lot of talk these days about going gluten-free. But can eliminating this wheat protein from your diet really help you feel better? According to the experts, it all depends on who you are. By Rashad J. Gober View Full PDF here. “Going gluten-free” (i.e. adopting a gluten-free diet) is becoming a fashionable dietary practice these days. And with the abundance of gluten-free products in most grocery stores, it’s easier than ever to jump on the bandwagon.But what is gluten really? Is it...

  • Understanding the Relationship Between Anxiety & Depression

    We’ve all experienced moments late at night where we worry we’ve forgotten that one important task at work, or to pack our kids’ lunches, or to shut off the oven – or moments when sadness overtakes us at the loss of a job or an unexpected disappointment. But there are also times in millions of Americans’ lives where everyday fear, worry, and sadness become larger disorders that disrupt the ability to function. It can be hard to navigate the space between daily emotions and true disorders, or for...

  • Spotting Melanoma

    In recent years, the FDA has approved a variety of drugs showing great promise for variety of drugs showing great promise for treating malignant melanoma. Yet doctors are still agreeing on one point: the best way to STOP this deadly skin cancer is to SPOT it – as early as possible. By Rashad J. Gober View Full PDF here.  Melanoma, Defined Melanoma is a form of cancer that affects melanocytes, which are cells in the skin that produce melanin, which gives skin its pigment. Most melanomas appear as...

  • Living Well With Rheumatoid Arthritis

    While doctors and researchers have yet to find a cure for this chronic inflammatory disease, new management treatments are offering hope to thousands of RA patients across the U.S. By Julianne Hale View Full PDF here. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease in which the immune system attacks the lining of the joints, resulting in chronic stiffness, swelling, pain, and loss of function. When the immune system is functioning normally, it works to protect the body from infection...

  • New Spring Issue Available Now!

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