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Integrating Health: A Wellness Blog

Fri. June 28, 2019
June is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. PTSD is more common than many people realize, and it can have debilitating effects on the individual as well as impact their relationships with loved ones. In any given year approximately eight million American adults are suffering from this condition and it is estimated that 7 to 8% of the U.S. population will have PTSD during their lifetime. While anyone may develop PTSD, it is more prevalent in certain populations such as military veterans. Read more
Tue. June 25, 2019
The U.S. is currently spending over 17.9% of gross domestic product (GDP) on healthcare (CMS, 2019). With this level of investment, which is more than any other country, we would expect to see greater health outcomes for patients in the U.S.. And yet we are seeing higher levels of disease burden in the U.S. compared to other countries in the world (Peterson-Kaiser, 2017). Patients are looking to complementary health approaches like acupuncture, yoga, and mind-body medicine for what they are not finding in conventional medicine. Read more
Fri. June 21, 2019
In 2014 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the UN General Assembly and declared: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in wellbeing. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day." Read more
Tue. June 18, 2019
Watermelon is closely related to cucumber family. It is low in sugar, half the sugar of an apple, and has high water content, thus it is excellent to stay hydrated during the summer month. The seeds can be toasted and enjoyed like pumpkin seeds. Watermelon is high in Vitamin C, A and potassium. It is an excellent cooling food. Read more
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Fri. June 07, 2019
Back in 1994 Dr. Rachel Naomi Remens put together an early version of a book that could be said to revolve around the idea of Narrative Health. She asked if her patients would be willing to share their experience and resulting wisdom during their healing process from what medical professionals had told them were incurable diseases. She discovered that when these people had the space to be heard and to shape and share their stories with others a certain wholeness began to return to each of them, and with that wholeness came a bit of wisdom about our shared lives together. Read more
Tue. June 04, 2019
June is Men’s Health Month. In 1994, the US Senate approved the week of June 12-19 as National Men’s Health Week. Men tend to live an average of 4 years less than women. While this gap is closing, it is still notable. Read more
Fri. May 31, 2019
With Beth Romanski, Program Director of Professional and Continuing Education and Dr. Sarica Cernohous Read more
Tue. May 28, 2019
According to the World Health Organization, physical inactivity can have serious implications for people’s health. A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, depression, anxiety, and a whole host of other health issues. Read more
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Wed. May 22, 2019
Combining culinary skills with knowledge learned through their coursework, students of MUIH’s cooking lab created this heart-healthy and delicious recipe with ingredients fresh from the farmers market. Enjoy as a light lunch or side dinner salad on a warm spring or summer day! Read more
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Tue. May 21, 2019
Summer is coming, and with the warm weather comes more opportunities to enjoy your inner animal. When it comes to fitness, the idea is to have fun without getting hurt. But are there herbs that can help improve your performance? As a matter of fact, there are three! Read more

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