The Health Benefits of Singing
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The Health Benefits of Singing

Research has found that singing helps to boost the immune system, especially in a group setting.  Researchers found that the concentration of proteins in the immune system and an anti-stress hormone increased during singing by a choir.  They compared these results with the same choir that only listened to the same song.  The concentration of…

Why Am I So Stressed?

Why Am I So Stressed?

According to a recent Forbes article, twenty percent of Americans are “extremely” stressed. Some cite concerns about money, relationships, or their job, but whatever the reason, too much stress for extended periods can cause significant health issues. What Is Stress? Stress is the body’s natural way of responding to threats, whether they’re physical, psychological, or…

Health Benefits of Elderberries

Health Benefits of Elderberries

Once considered a holy tree due to its ability to improve health and longevity, elderberries are full of powerful nutrition and have incredible health benefits. Research is being done to discover more benefits of this dark blue, purplish berry. Elderberries are loaded with anthocyanin, which is a polyphenol. Anthocyanin gives elderberries their dark color. Research…

Health Benefits of Owning a Dog
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Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

Man’s best friend.  Dogs give us companionship, friendship, and loyalty.  They love us unconditionally and they seem to be there when we need them the most, but what has science said about the health benefits of having a dog in the household?  Can owning a dog make us healthier and happier? Heart-Smart Researchers have discovered…

Gail Parker, Ph.D.

Gail Parker, Ph.D.

Gail Parker, Ph.D. CIAYT, E-RYT 500 is an author, psychologist, educator, and certified yoga therapist. She serves as President of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Board of Directors. She is the author of Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma, and Transforming Ethnic and Race-Based Traumatic Stress With Yoga. Dr. Parker holds a…