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Roasted Garden Vegetables with Barley, Thyme and Horseradish

SPRING INTO LIFE
By Jess O’Toole
Ingredients:

8 oz. baby beets
8 oz. asparagus
8 oz. baby carrots
1 bunch radishes
2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup uncooked pearl barley
Sea salt
Prepared horseradish condiment

Vegetables begin to deteriorate and lose nutrients the minute they are harvested from the soil, so eating the freshest veggies you can get your hands on […]

By |April 24th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain, Recipes|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 Fun, Unconventional Therapies For Emotional Healing

Cuddle therapy, anyone? It may not be the most conventional treatment for depression, anxiety, or similar mental health conditions, but many people swear by the benefits of this therapy and other, similarly out-of-the box treatments.

Although traditional therapy, exercise, and meditation steal all the attention when it comes to finding peace and happiness, there are an […]

Find Your Center On Earth Day

Earth Day, which takes place on April 22, is a daylong celebration of the planet that sustains us all. Earth Day organizers hope that by celebrating the planet and raising awareness about its fragile ecosystems, greater efforts can be made to secure clean water to drink, air to breathe, and land to enjoy for future […]

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3 Mindful Practices To Dissolve Stress And Promote Happiness

There’s a bright spot of news amid frightening statistics that illustrate the harsh environment stress creates in the body, and that’s all the people who are embracing mindful practices like meditation, yoga, and tai chi to relax and melt tension.

Research suggests that while stress is unhealthy, a big part of managing that tension is learning […]

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Using The Holmes Rahe Stress Scale

The link between stress and health problems is becoming increasingly well-known, but the idea is not new. In 1967, two researchers named Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe conducted a landmark study to measure the effects of stress on health.

The result, the Holmes Rahe Stress Scale, is today widely used to forecast how likely a person […]

6 Healthy Ways To Respond To Work Stress

Between deadlines, catty coworkers, and brash bosses, working may bring home the bacon, but it can also drive a person crazy. Work stress affects as many as 70% of all U.S. adults, reports Greatist. Meanwhile, the detrimental health effects linked to chronic tension leads experts to attribute as many as 10% of all strokes specifically […]

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How Does Chronic Stress Impact Health?

Everybody experiences stress—it’s a natural physical reaction and can sometimes be beneficial—but long-term, chronic stress significantly impacts a person’s health and can lead to serious health consequences.
What is stress?
Stress is a fight-or-flight reaction triggered by situations the mind considers threatening or beyond its control. Instinctually, stress came in handy when humans lived in caves and […]

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Behind Bars: The Mental Health Crisis In Prison

The U.S. has the world’s highest incarceration rate, and many of those behind bars suffer from mental health issues, leading advocates to call prisons the country’s de facto mental asylums, according to a report by the Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC).

The report, issued in 2014, found that while state and county correction facilities nationwide housed 356,268 […]

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How Are Pain And Mental Health Issues Related?

Have you ever had a stressful day that ended with a headache? That’s a small example of how closely our mental health and physical wellbeing are related, and every day researchers uncover new ways the two influence one another.

Before medical technology gained its remarkable level of sophistication, doctors always asked patients about the things going […]

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Diversity In Healthcare During National Minority Health Month

Preventative medicine holds the key to keeping people healthy, yet many minorities lack access to this all-important care. April’s National Minority Health Month seeks to raise awareness about this problem with its campaign, Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity!

Preventive medicine refers to routine doctors’ appointments, vaccines, testing, and other medical procedures that help […]

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