Author: BodySystemsWellness

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How Social Media Affects Us

No matter where you go nowadays, it seems as though everyone’s head is buried in their phone. Whether texting, tweeting, sending an Insta, updating your status, creating a Snapchat story, taking a selfie, or making an old fashioned phone call, we are all preoccupied with our phones can do. With new and interesting features and […]

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Music Therapy

Music is a powerful medium through we can communicate, appreciate, feel, take respite, and just be. The breadth and depth of music, any kind in fact, is so tangible that philosophers, musicians, lyricists, and authors throughout the years have had much to say on the matter. Plato once remarked that, “music gives a soul to […]

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Pet Therapy

Who does not like to play with their adorable pup, make their cat purr, or watch their bunny’s nose twitch in delight? These may be things we do not generally brag about since they seem a bit silly and childlike. The truth is though, that you would be hard pressed to find someone who does […]

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Organ Donation

There are certain topics that are incredibly difficult to discuss. Illness, death, and loss top that list for many people, as does organ donation for many others. Despite reservations, fears, and aversions to these topics however, they are realities with which many of us will have to contend. Perhaps these are not the most pleasant […]

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Religion, Spirituality, and Health

Despite their intangibility, religious observance and feelings of spirituality are palpable to many. Followers of organized religion often report feeling a connectedness or belonging to something bigger than themselves. And spirituality, whether experienced through religious practice or quiet moments in nature, has been described as healing, therapeutic, and at times, invigorating. It is difficult to […]

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Eating Disorders

Food is unlike any other substance with which one might have an addiction, disorder, or unhealthy relationship. Food serves as nourishment, sustenance and is unequivocally necessary for life itself. As such, eating disorders cannot be remedied through abstinence, but must instead be addressed head on. Most of us have have had moments or even long […]

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Suicide: Risks Factors, Myths, and Prevention

With the sheer amount of stressors we face day in and day out, life can feel overwhelming and at times, unliveable. Personal stressors, crises around the world, and past traumas that seem to haunt us when we least expect them, are always there, lurking in the background. There are people who have the resources and […]

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Invisible Illnesses

“But you look so good!” “You don’t even look sick.” “At least you’re not dying!” “All you need is some sleep and you’ll be fine.” These are just some of the things people diagnosed with invisible illnesses have been told. As a society that requires visual proof that attests to a reality that is believable, […]

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Pain Control, Opioids, and Addiction

Everyone experiences pain from time to time, but according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) there are approximately 50 million Americans who suffer from chronic, unrelenting pain. Due to a wide variety of ailments, diseases, and conditions, these individuals require some sort of intervention in order to simply make it through the day. Of […]

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Seasonal Allergies

Whether you call them allergic rhinitis, hay fever, or seasonal allergies, the havoc their symptoms wreak can make you feel equally miserable. Some allergies vary from season to season, between individuals, and are triggered by any number of allergens. No matter why they start up though, the reality is that most people affected by seasonal […]

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