Category: Whole Person Care

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Strengthen Your Willpower by Mindfulness

By: John Williams  •  October 25, 2020

Around New Years, we make a lot of promises to ourselves—less procrastination, more  exercise, less junk food, more study, and so on. Most of these resolutions involve greater will-power and self control, something we always seem to have in short supply. Guess what research shows is the number one most...

The Link Between Sleep Patterns and Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 15, 2020

Depressed people experience an altered sleep cycle, entering REM sleep more quickly and spending less time in sleep stages three and four.

Can Proper Water Consumption Impact Your Health?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 18, 2019

Scientists have identified a strong connection between dehydration and depression, noting that even mild dehydration will affect your moods. Two studies from the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Connecticut demonstrate that it takes relatively little dehydration (1.5 percent loss in the body’s normal water volume) to alter your...

Understanding Prebiotics and Probiotics

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 9, 2019

Prebiotics are substances that support the growth of certain microbiota, while probiotics are made up of the microorganisms themselves. Just one probiotic supplement contains billions of good bacteria. Introducing probiotics to resolve issues means you’re attempting to restore proper levels of intestinal microflora for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients....

Are You Concerned About Excess In Your Life? (Exercise Included)

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 26, 2019

We each tend to harbor one or more secret activities or behaviors that we just can’t seem to get enough of.  This “never enough” activity becomes our absolute necessity, our reward, our coping mechanism. We need (or so we think) this activity to insulate ourselves from the world.  Because this...

PTSD and Chronic Pain

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 7, 2019

A number of our clients come to The Center with chronic pain that has persisted for years. This is often referred to as Fibromyalgia. The client has tried pain medications, diets, stretching, physical therapy, massages, and more. Nothing has seemed to work. But after we begin treatment using the whole...

5 Areas You Can Work On Today To Put Your Life Back Together From Addiction

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 25, 2019

How can you put your life back together after addiction? Healing happens when you reintegrate healthy connections with yourself and others. Once you admit you’re broken, you must agree to look at reconnecting the pieces of your life that addiction has torn apart. Your relationships may be strained, estranged, or...

Practicing Progressive Muscle Relaxation

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 21, 2018

Have you ever noticed how relaxed you can feel after you've done something physically strenuous? It's possible to relive a little of this feeling by engaging in progressive muscle relaxation.

Living with PTSD

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 9, 2016

Imagine being involved in a terrifying incident where you were physically harmed or threatened. Then imagine reliving that awful memory over and over again, each time as fresh and horrific as when it happened. This is the essence of PTSD.

Study Results: The Link Between Diet & Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 3, 2016

Micronutrient deficiencies in folic acid, thiamine, magnesium, and omega 3 fatty acids have been linked to the prevalence of depression.

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