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Keypoints: This post will review the basic science of smell and summarize research supporting that certain aromas may trigger specific neurotransmitters that effect positive moods and reduce the sensation of pain.Language is colored with idiomatic expressions that refer to the senses, including the sense of smell. We commonly use our senses when we are conveying … Continue reading Aromatherapy: More than meets the Nose?
Get the best out of your sleep Good sleep is a necessity for the healthy functioning of the mind and body. It is also one of the things that we can forcibly deprive ourselves. Ideally, we spend one-third of our lives asleep. Improving your sleep quality can be the first step toward stress resilience and … Continue reading Patient Education: Making Sleep a Health Priority
Your microbiome/microbiota refers to the trillions of microbes that reside inside and outside your body. Human cells are outnumbered by the bacterial cell population. The highest source of bacteria in the body is within the large intestines. The status of resident bacteria has been associated with health and illness, with greater diversity being more protective. … Continue reading Patient Information: Make a Home for Your Microbiome
The first theme of YHF Community Discussion Page is regarding the process of breaking a habit. If you have had a habit that is detrimental to your health, what were some ways that you were able to liberate yourself from it? For more information on behavior change theory, refer to the recent post on Understanding … Continue reading Breaking Habits
Understanding your readiness for behavior change: I have included a revised post to refer to when thinking about the YHF discussion community board. I found out very early in parenting that even if you point out an unhealthy behavior in your child, the only way that they are going to change is when you partner … Continue reading Understanding your readiness for behavior change
What is “healthy” and would you know it if you saw it? From nature, we gather our understanding of life and how our environment affects us. We develop insights or “laws” – of gravity, entropy and heavenly bodies, through the observations we make in the world around us. At its essence, a law is a … Continue reading The Fractal Whisperer: Musings on health
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