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Is There Such a Thing as Food Addiction?

Food Addiction

Obesity is a national health problem today. But, is a person’s weight a matter of personal willpower, genetics, proper or insufficient exercise, or could being overweight be a result of a food addiction? There is new discussion on the causes of being overweight and obesity as the nation’s health professionals look for ways to address the nation’s growing waistline. Could ... Read More »


Foundation for Healing

Portion adapted from Dr. Brandon Lundell, D.C., Dipl. Ac., N.E., C.A.C. Building a Foundation for Healing In the last 15 years as a practicing doctor I’ve seen a lot of people who did not get better. That may not seem like something a doctor would like to admit but it has made me work tirelessly to figure out why so ... Read More »

Massage Provides Mental, Physical Treatment Options for Children with Autism

Massage for Children

Autism is a condition that has been around for decades, but society is just recently becoming more familiar with it as diagnosis and awareness continues to increase in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 88 American children is diagnosed with autism.  And studies show that the condition is four to five ... Read More »

Alcohol and Pregnancy


By Shanon A. Forseter, MD, OB-GYN If you are pregnant and take a drink – a glass of wine, a beer or a cocktail – your unborn child takes the same drink. Whatever you eat or drink while pregnant goes directly through your bloodstream into the placenta. Some experts say moderate drinking during pregnancy is okay, but there are others ... Read More »

The Truth About Pelvic Mesh

Pelvic Mesh

Have you heard enough about vaginal mesh and slings? Unfortunately, most of the information on television commercials and on the internet is not very accurate. My goal in this article is to set the record straight and explain the pros and cons of procedures using mesh. Like any surgical procedure, complications do occur, but when used carefully, in the right ... Read More »

Condition Of The Heart

Condition Of The Heart

Most people who come for counseling are seeking a solution to a problem. Whether they are dealing with addiction, bitterness, depression, anger, or any other issue, the common goal is a desire to uncover the root of the problem. Understanding the root of the problem is, of course, the best way to apply an adequate solution. The Voice of the ... Read More »



For centuries health professionals have oriented toward natural approaches that have emphasized the importance of fasting in order to get the gastrointestinal system balanced and cleanse the body. They suggest that fasting enhances digestion and absorption, strengthening the body’s toxicity and eliminative capacities. They believe that during the fast the body burns up accumulated wastes and self cleans. The inner ... Read More »

elements massage® Opens First Missouri Studio in St. Peters

Massage Therapy

Thomas and Cheryl Street, local entrepreneurs and owners of the new Elements Massage in St. Peters, are on a mission to help area consumers experience the healing benefits of massage therapy services tailored to meet their unique needs. The new St. Peters massage studio, located in 94 Crossing Shopping Center at 6223 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., will open its doors ... Read More »

Association with Cannabis and Psychosis Confirmed


By Arturo C. Taca, Jr., MD Diplomate-American Board of Addiction Medicine Diplomate-American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Medical Director- INSynergy More recent studies have shown clear evidence that marijuana can cause psychotic symptoms. It has been widely recognized that some persons that smoke cannabis are at higher risk of psychotic symptoms such as paranoid thoughts, auditory hallucinations, and delusions. These ... Read More »

Pedal the Cause Presents its Largest-Ever Donation to Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital


Pedal the Cause presented its largest-ever donation — $2.76 million — to Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital at the Pedal the Cause 2014 Check Presentation Celebration held last night at Ballpark Village. Pedal the Cause is the only St. Louis event that gives 100% of participant donationsto Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital to accelerate ... Read More »

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