Nutrition & Holistic Health

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, up to 80 percent of women of reproductive age may suffer from physical or emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). As many as 35 percent have symptoms severe enough to disrupt their routine activities. Depression and anxiety are typical symptoms, usually surfacing anytime in the last...
Growing up, I had three primary therapists: Bach, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff. My hour or two a day at the upright piano in the family room of my childhood home became a sanctuary of sorts for me. I practiced scales, cadences, and arpeggios until they were perfect, because rhythm–that sweet pattern between sound and silence–was something...
According to a 2009 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, as many as three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults are Vitamin D deficient. Many studies have linked vitamin D deficiency with depression. In a cross-sectional study of 12,594 patients in a database at the Mayo Clinic, researchers found that low vitamin D levels were associated...
Someone in recovery circles once told me that if you have one foot in the past and another in the future, you are essentially peeing on the present. I try to remember that when I’m engulfed in regret—obsessing about all the things I did wrong in the past and wishing to God I had made...
Healing herbs have played a part in both traditional and non-traditional forms of medicine dating back at least 5000 years. They have been used by physicians and healers of various cultures and civilizations throughout time to soothe the nervous system and protect the body from stress and anxiety. Whether you have a full-blown anxiety disorder...
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Therese Borchard
I am a writer and chaplain trying to live a simple life in Annapolis, Maryland.

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