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integrative nursing
Integrative--or alternative--medicine isn’t so alternative these days. More and more medical professionals are training in more holistic approaches to patient care, and nurses are no exception. The American Nurses Association officially recognized integrative nursing in 2006, according to American Nurse Today, and continues to grow. Nursing, like many professions, changes...
never wear shoes at home
Have you ever been a guest at someone’s home and they kindly ask you to remove your shoes before entering? It might seem like a hassle, and you may think of them as a “neat freak.” However, there’s a good chance their request goes far beyond a fear of...
what causes migraines
As you recover from a migraine, you may feel drained and exhausted. One of these episodes--much more than just a headache--takes a lot out of you. So your first thought might be how to prevent another one. To do that, you need to figure out what causes migraines. To ask...
keep your brain sharp with games
What comes to mind when you think of board games? Some first thoughts may include Sorry, Monopoly, or Uno. Those games are only the beginning. Today, you can find a game for any age, taste, or occasion. But here’s the best part. Did you know that games may actually...
floating tank sensory deprivation
Have you ever wanted to just float away from your problems? What if you could actually do that, for at least a little while? Float clinics are popping up in cities across the country and for good reason. Anyone coping with everyday stress can reap the benefits of floating. But...
cottage cheese
Ever wonder who buys and enjoys eating cottage cheese? It's one of those items that seem to languish on grocery shelves. Or it gets relegated to the diner menu's back page as “scoop with fruit platter.” But times are indeed changing for this dairy product, and its nutritional benefits are...
Should you try magnesium for mental health
Feeling out of sorts, or battling physical ailments that are affecting your mental health? You may have a serious mineral deficiency wreaking havoc with your emotions. Learn more about how and why taking magnesium for mental health can help get you back to enjoying life.   Low Magnesium May Lead to...
call your doctor
Let’s face it; there are only so many hours in the day to accomplish the things we have to do. Between work or school, family obligations, getting the kids to their various activities, and household chores, it can be easy to put things that aren’t part of your daily...
type 3 diabetes
In the news these days you might hear the term “Type 3 Diabetes.” You probably know that Type 1 Diabetes, abbreviated t1d, is a congenital condition whereby the body can’t produce enough insulin. Type 2 Diabetes (t2d) occurs when the body loses its ability, over time, to produce enough...
virtual reality workouts
There’s a New Game in Town At the end of last year I talked about the most important things we learned about health in 2017. Well now I’d like to talk to you about a new and exciting way to get fit in 2018: Virtual Reality. The technology, as you...
maple syrup superfood
The category of “Superfoods” is one of our favorite topics here at Ask Dr. Maxwell. In the past, we have highlighted the many natural health benefits of various whole foods. Cinnamon has the potential to help you lower your blood sugar. Foods like carrots and broccoli help you naturally...
intermittent fasting
Fasting has been around for all of human history but it's predicted to be a major trend for 2018. Just like every other diet, it has its benefits and its drawbacks. Fasting can be total or partial. You might simply choose to reset with a juice cleanse. Intermittent fasting,...