Adaptogen products are everywhere in the food and supplement market right now. Curious about what these supplements are and if they are worth the hype? Let’s find out! What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are defined as herbs or roots that possibly act like a “stress vaccine” in the human body. Ultimately, they’re proposed to reduce chronic stress … Continue reading All about adaptogens: Do these healing herbs really work?
After his wife’s death, Howard Romer became increasingly despondent. His longtime Flower Mound neighbors were moving away. The church he and his family attended for more than 40 years was sold. His life outside his home shrank to grocery trips and doctor appointments. He developed a sense of acute isolation. To ease this pain, Baylor … Continue reading The power of healing through pastoral care
A tutu, hula skirts, a super hero cape, a clown wig, funny shoes, silly glasses, a hot dog hat, a shark hat for ‘Shark Week,’ lots and lots of bubbles, and, of course, a rubber chicken named Gordon. File all these items under ‘things you wouldn’t expect to find at a hospital.’ But for Melissa … Continue reading The best kind of medicine: Using laughter to heal
Last Tuesday night, I sat in a downtown Dallas Art’s District auditorium that was filled with people interested in food. There was no cooking demonstration. The special of the day was a free talk by Dr. Mark Hyman, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine. What is functional medicine? According to Dr. Hyman, “functional medicine … Continue reading Creating Optimal Health Through Functional Medicine