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Michele McTiernan-Gleason, BS, CHHC, AADP – Certified Holistic Health Coach by The Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, BS, Magna Cum Laude, Board Certified Member of The American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Health & Wellness Contributing Editor Conscious Life News, Sanoviv Medical Institute Certified Nutrition Advisor, EO Wellness Advocate, CCAR Certified Recovery Coach, Idaho Veterans Wellness Center, Founder Bio Distinct Wellness, LLC, MicheleMcGleason.com and Energist. Gleason is a brain tumor survivor whose mission is to empower and support others with knowledge of holistic health and tools to live an energized, passionate life in alignment with their soul purpose. She hosts quantum healing workshops, creative healing events and offers holistic health products and services including private consultations and group coaching.

Achy and Sore With No Idea Why?

Achy and Sore With No Idea Why?

It feels like muscle pain, but unlike a tight hamstring that makes you yelp when you stand up, your ache isn’t triggered by a particular movement, and you can feel it in different places at various times. The culprit could be your fascia (pronounced “fash-ya”), says Mary Ann Wilmarth, DPT, chief of physical therapy at Harvard University Health Services. This sheet of tissue, made up of densely packed protein fibers, weaves throughout the entire body, and it binds and supports your muscles, bones and even your organs. While bodywork specialists have been passionate about fascia for decades, Wilmarth says it took new research on how fascia and muscles work together (some of it presented at the first international fascia research conference at Harvard in 2007) to get different health pros — from orthopedists to MDs and pain experts to personal trainers — to catch on.

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Adaptive, Assistive, Inclusive Technology Can Aid Persons with Disabilities in Reaching Their Potential in Communities, Workplace

Adaptive, Assistive, Inclusive Technology Can Aid Persons with Disabilities in Reaching Their Potential in Communities, Workplace

Through adaptive, assistive and inclusive technology, persons with disabilities can make the most of their potential in their communities and in the workplace. Employers can harness technology to create an enabling environment for persons with disabilities to find productive employment and fully use their skills and capacities.

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Michaels: Disease of Addiction Knows No Prejudice

Michaels: Disease of Addiction Knows No Prejudice

Honor student, son, heroin addict, patient. Wife, nurse, heroin possession, convict. Father, Academy Award winner, heroin overdose, deceased. Beneath the tranquil surface of denial lurks a ravenous leviathan, the disease of addiction. Unlike our society, the disease of addiction knows no prejudice. Right now we’re battling a national epidemic. Addiction to heroin and opioid pills has reached levels previously unseen in our state and country. Heroin addiction is so pervasive and severe that Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than a motor vehicle accident.

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Faith Salie Says “Get a Grip” Over Spread of Germs

Faith Salie Says “Get a Grip” Over Spread of Germs

It’s about time we get a grip on the handshake. Yes, that ubiquitous, courteous, egalitarian gesture. Politicians, athletes and businesspeople alike depend on it to demonstrate trust and respect. But in the wrong hands, affection can become infection. Shaking hands is a pretty good way to get yourself sick, not necessarily with Ebola, but with a million other germs that can cause colds and flu.

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Harvard Scientists Found Something Surprising About People Who Meditate

Harvard Scientists Found Something Surprising About People Who Meditate

The news: It turns out meditating is good for more than just quiet time: It can actually help us fight the cripplingly high stress levels we experience during our busy lives, in the office or elsewhere. Scientists from Harvard University and the University of Sienna recently found that meditation is so powerful it can change the physiology of a person’s brain, resulting in positive changes like a decrease in anxiety and depression.

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