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Nutrition Tips January, 2015: Is Fluoride in Private Wells Causing an IQ Decline?

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD When I saw this headline in the Scientific America magazine from August 20th, 2014, I was surprised for two reasons. The first is this magazine hasn’t been overly receptive of information of this nature over the last few years. The second reason is the controversy over fluoride in general. Excess […]

The Integrative Clinician: Integrative Approaches to Clinical Caregiving: A Personal Journey and a Worthy Endeavor

by Rev. Dr. Chrys Parker, JD This article contains a brief discussion of (l) the author’s concept of practice as an integrative professional, (2) an overview of what integrative care does and does not involve, (3) why integrative approaches may play an important role in the creation of vital linkages between caregiving professions, and (4) […]

From Healing the Healer to Being Healed: A Therapeutic Harp Travels the Sound Waves

Marcie Swift, M.Ed. Marcie Swift shares her experience with Barbara Russell getting ready to go into a recording studio for therapeutic harp. From Healing the Healer to Being Healed: A Therapeutic Harp Travels the Sound Waves

Caregiver Burden

Lisa Cao and Ira Heilveil discuss the strain placed on the caregivers of loved ones. Learn how being a caregiver can adversely affect health and stress levels.   Caregiver Burden by: Lisa Cao and Ira Heilveil

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind By Dr. Kristen Neff Harper Collins Publishing, 297 pages Review by Susan Stuntzner PhD, LPC, LMHP, BCPC, DAPA, FAPA, CRC, NCC, DCC Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of RCHS program University of Idaho Over the past decade, there has been an emerging interest in compassion and […]

The Precarious Balance Between Love, Hate, Action, and Self-Control in Potentially Violent Patients:

The Precarious Balance Between Love, Hate, Action, and Self-Control in Potentially Violent Patients: Avoiding therapeutic emotional closeness that can trigger decompensation Barbara Young As mass murders occur, more emphasis is placed on the importance of psychiatry. There is the expectation that if strange and isolating behavior is observed in a young person, then medication and […]

Shoulder Injury Mechanisms and Integrative Medicine Therapies

Shoulder Injury Mechanisms and Integrative Medicine Therapies Anne J. Yatco, B.S., M.F.A., Forensic Scientist at the Institute of Risk & Safety Analyses Kenneth Alvin Solomon, Ph.D., P.E., Post Ph.D., Chief Scientist at the Institute of Risk & Safety Analyses We begin by providing a preliminary examination of the anatomy of the shoulder, as well as […]

Philosophy of the Soul: Faith and Reason for Behavioral Health and Wellness

Philosophy of the Soul: Faith and Reason for Behavioral Health and Wellness  By: Jose Gustavo Gonzalez, LCSW, CCH, BCPC   There have been many attempts to reconcile the logical gap between the transcendental being and the physical realm. This work is an integrated approach to the human and transcendent nature of the person, with the […]

The Art of Being Mindful

The Art of Being Mindful By: Kevin P. Feisthamel Many different groups, from Zen Bhuddists to Existential philosophers like Jean Paul Sartre, have touted the benefits of living in the moment. Kevin Feisthamel discusses ways to integrate the art of being present into our lives and therapy. Click here for the full article Click here for […]

Defeating Tinnitus Naturally

Defeating Tinnitus Naturally Dr. Paul Yanick, Jr., PhD, President of the American Academy of Quantum Medicine: http://www.qfa-aaqm.org/ Tinnitus is normally considered a lifelong problem. In this article, however, Dr. Yanick discusses a natural cure for this chronic problem. Dr. Yanick was a sufferer himself, until he discovered that it resulted from electrochemical malnourishment. Click here for […]