If you ask most people what they want in their lives and what is most important, they will likely tell you that they “want to be happy.” The desire for happiness is a universal want. It transcends culture, geography, age, and social status. The topic of happiness even finds its way into the academia, an example of its pervasiveness. Is it possible that we are overcomplicating the issue? Maybe happiness is easier than you think. … More What’s The Secret To Real Happiness?
A research review by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) explored hormonal dysfunction in women as a potential cause for depression. The focus of the investigators and their subsequent report was on how the female reproductive system interacts with the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis, which regulates the body’s stress response. … More The Surprising Link Between Hormones and Depression
To understand how you can take control of your seasonal allergies, let’s explore where they come from. Foreign proteins are found in many airborne substances, such as pollen, dust mites, and ragweed. When mucous membranes that come in contact with these foreign proteins are not immunologically competent enough to break down the proteins, the membranes secrete mucous, fluids, and histamine. … More Spring Or Summer Allergies? A Whole Health Approach May Bring Greater Relief.
In all aspects of life, a wise adage of “when you hear hoof beats, think of horses and not zebras” truly applies. If you are not familiar with this approach to observing and responding to problem-solving it’s worth exploring. … More When You Hear Hoof Beats
This article explores the emotional and hormonal influences on appetite and satiety and the role creative passion can play in our health and wellness. … More The Passion Diet
One of the fun things about teaching this course for the past 30 years is watching the reactions of learners as they “get” what their immune system really is – that great
“ah-ha!” moment when the dots get connected and it all makes sense. This is when we start to have a different relationship with our body and a new respect for how awesome, amazing, and comprehensive the immune system is! … More Secrets About Our Wonderous Immune System
This self-help book focuses on how to transform all types of relationships with hospital-tested, proven communication skills that enhance and improve all relationships, even those that are suffering and struggling. Donadio presents the research with an easy-to-read and understand style that allows the reader to walk away armed with new skills and tools to create a happier, healthier life through more fulfilling relationships. … More Transforming Relationships with Easy to Learn, Proven Communication Skills
These specialized health educators, Whole Health Educators ™, are uniquely trained to maintain a respectful presence and mindful listening skills as well as evidence-based, integrated health sciences to demystify for their clients the five major factors of health that influence how well we are or how sick we become. … More NIWH Whole Health Educators™ Empowering Better Health
The degree to which a patient’s nervous system is balanced and well-functioning – or not – is the degree to which they are healthy and able to function at maximum capacity in the world. This illuminates how a whole health coach can guide their patients in using stress reduction to avoid, or reduce the symptoms of, chronic disease. … More Using Stress Reduction To Avoid Disease
In 2003, Jacqui Bryan suffered a devastating breast cancer diagnosis which served as the catalyst for her to design health education programs highlighting the connection between disease and unhealthy lifestyle choices. … More Jacqui Bryan: Breast Cancer Survivor