Health & Fitness

“I’M MAINE TOO” : YOUNG, DISABLED WOMAN FIGHTS FOR HER BENEFITS AND HER LIFE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   BRIDGTON, MAINE—“I’M MAINE TOO” : YOUNG, DISABLED WOMAN FIGHTS FOR HER BENEFITS AND HER LIFE On June 1, 2018 Raegan Storck, age 18, was to begin receiving crucial, life supporting home and community benefits. Hours before her services began, the Maine’s DHHS pulled the plug citing ...

Late Summer: Chinese Medicine’s Fifth Season

The traditional seasons are Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. However, here in Maine we also recognize Mud Season, several weeks of sloppiness that comes between Winter and Spring. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) being based on Five Element theory also recognizes 5 Seasons. We are just coming into that 5th season ...

Chronic Winter Headaches May Be Due To Vitamin D Deficiency

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Do you find yourself experiencing more headaches during the gloomy winter months? Turns out, there may actually be a real connection between the lack of sunshine and your chronic, unbearable headaches. See, shorter days during winter mean we don't get enough vitamin D - referred to ...

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

You're trying to shed excess pounds and have not faltered on your New Year's resolution to get to the gym. So why isn't the weight dropping off? You can work out all you want -- but unless you cut back on calorie consumption, you'll continue to struggle with the scale ...

Caregiver Diaries: For the Love of Sev

I met Nanett Prausa in 1999 when our boys were babies and we were both part of an email listserv for parents of children with microcephaly. Through that forum we could talk to other parents on a daily basis about feeding problems, seizure treatment, growth and vision issues. It was ...

Say Cheese!

In our ongoing quest for a healthy weight, healthy heart, and slim waistline, we've been told to avoid certain foods because they're not exactly good for us. Among them -- cheese. Yet dozens if not hundreds of varieties of the delicacy have tempted us at grocery stores and specialty cheese ...

Swearing Associated With Honesty? Damn Right!

This article originally was published on Medical Daily. Swearing may be considered impolite and vulgar, but a new two-part study has revealed a more positive attribute for those with an off-color vocabulary—honesty. According to the research, people are more likely to swear as a way to express themselves, rather than ...

Health benefits of meditation

ANALYSIS/OPINION While you most likely made healthy resolutions for this New Year to watch what you consume and to be more physically active, my hope too is that you take aim to cultivate habits that will help reduce chronic stress and anxieties in your life with a goal to increase ...

Peanut Exposure May Prevent Allergies

New dietary guidelines say it’s ok to feed your infant small amounts of peanuts in order to prevent a serious allergy later in life. The new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), provide information for how to introduce peanut-containing food for high, moderate and high-risk ...

That Tapping Thing: Ten Insights About EFT & It’s Many Benefits

You’ve seen it before, men and women tapping the top of their heads, sides of their eyes, collarbones and hands as they spout off various emotions. They look and sound silly. You wonder, does that tapping thing really work? Dr. Joseph Mercola of www.mercola.com, the #1 natural website on the ...