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Injuries such as sprains and strains often result in pain, swelling, bruising, inflammation, reduced range of motion, and downtime from activity. There’s also a psychological impact that occurs with injuries. An individual can experience the very same symptoms when recovering from surgery, along with the possibility of stitches and potential side effects from anesthesia. Healing […]

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The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It connects your brain to many important organs including the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, heart and lungs. It’s involved in controlling the immune, endocrine, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The vagus nerve plays an important role in activating parasympathetic tone (calming, rest, digest and repair branch) […]

The post How to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve & Strengthen Vagal Tone appeared first on Paula Owens.

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Paula Principles are strategies that I have found over the years to be foundational building blocks to changing your body, transforming your health, and improving your life. You will move closer to living a happy, healthy, disease-free life when the Paula Principles are put into practice as your lifestyle medicine. Many of these Paula Principles […]

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Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) is one of the most common viruses. It’s a member of the herpes group of viruses including HSV 1 and 2, Varicella zoster virus (shingles, chicken pox), Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Pseudorabies virus. A common factor of these viruses is their stress on the immune system, and their ability to remain dormant […]

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Tattoos are more popular than ever nowadays, especially among teens and young adults. According to a Harris poll, approximately 50% of people between 18 and 40 years of age, and 36% of people between 36 and 50 have one or more tattoos. The Harris poll also reported that 23% of people with a tattoo regret […]

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Autoimmune diseases and lifestyle dis-eases have skyrocketed in the last decade. This includes diseases such as cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, thyroid dysfunction and other hormone problems, chronic respiratory disorders, oral disease, diabetes, and mental illness. What’s interesting about this shift is the research showing that the main contributors to autoimmune diseases and lifestyle diseases […]

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Antibiotics are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs. They’re often prescribed unnecessarily, especially for viral infections, colds, flu, sinus infections, and other conditions they were never meant to treat. Antibiotic use is becoming more specific “a drug for every bug” and can be life-saving in isolated cases. Unfortunately, they’re over-prescribed and their use is […]

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Apple cider vinegar has been used as a folk remedy for centuries. In 400 B.C., Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine used it for its powerful healing and health benefits. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) contains over 30 nutrients and has an extensive list of health benefits. Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits a natural detoxifier, antibiotic and […]

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Melatonin is a hormone that’s secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It’s essential for quality sleep and healthy sleep-wake cycle. There’s 10-15 times more melatonin in the blood at night compared to the day time. Levels start to increase during the night when it’s dark, reaching the maximum in the early hours between […]

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