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Tracii H.

Las Vegas, Nevada
My name is Tracii Hanes and I'm from small-town Oklahoma but now live in Las Vegas. I have a passion for all things health-related, and believe it's the individual's responsibility to stay educated when it comes to health issues, hence my interest in this website...Wellsphere rocks! :)
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Recipe for Anxiety and Depression by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management The nervous system provides the most intricate connection between mind and body. As a result of mental or emotional reactions, a problem in one area of the body may affect ano ... Read on »
Autumn is Hay Fever Season...Again by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Hay fever is a form of allergy affecting the lining of the nose, eyes and throat. As many of us know, it can be miserable. Although most people think of spring time when the ... Read on »
Kava Kava for Relaxation-ation by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Kava first generated scientific interest during the mid-1800s, when researchers traced kava's relaxing properties to kavalactones. Kavalactones have been shown to relieve anx ... Read on »
A Pain in the Head by Tracii H. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management In the United States alone, up to 50 million people seek medical help for headaches every year and about half a billion dollars is spent on headache remedies each year. Most h ... Read on »
Dangers of Heavy Metals by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine Though not normally found in or used by the human species, heavy metals are becoming ever more present in our environment, leading to serious concerns. There are likely more p ... Read on »
Dealing with the Dreaded "C-Word"...Constipation by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine Constipation is an epidemic in this country. Abdominal distension, straining during bowel movements, hard stools and the feeling of unrelenting fullness after a bowel movement ... Read on »
Understanding Food Sensitivities by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Food sensitivities are a commonly misunderstood topic. What are food sensitivities? Are they the same as food allergies? Can a person develop a sensitivity after eating som ... Read on »
A Viable Contender in the Fight Against Depression? by Tracii H. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Stress Management In case you haven’t heard, a supplement called 5-HTP may be as effective as prescription medications in treating depression. It is especially helpful in those with “treatment ... Read on »
The Connection Between Stress and Fat by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss A fascinating research study recently performed at Yale University is helping us shed light on the important relationship between stress and fat. In the September/October 2000 ... Read on »
Study Shows Impact of Parents' Habits on Children by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine A fascinating study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in September of 2005 draws some notable conclusions about the perception in preschoolers of ... Read on »
Using Essential Oils the RIGHT Way by Tracii H. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Aromatherapy oils can be a lavish, luxurious way to relax, but there are some risks if used incorrectly. The following guidelines are meant to ensure effective, safe use of e ... Read on »
Ayurvedic Views on Illness by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Ayurveda is a way of healing and a way of living that takes into consideration the whole person, not just a given health condition. According to the teachings of Ayurveda, eve ... Read on »
Fatigue is a Signal by Tracii H. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Are you tired a lot? I mean, REALLY tired? Being fatigued sometimes is natural; feeling chronically fatigued is a signal that something is not right. Here’s a list of som ... Read on »
Common Misuse Injuries by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine Intrinsic Injuries (Stemming from internal bodily causes) * Musculoskeletal misalignment in neck, back, etc. * Musculoskeletal weakness * Inflexibility of muscle Extrin ... Read on »
Anti-Yeast Diet that Works by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Killing off excess Candida in the body and keeping it at bay can be a lengthy, difficult, and even lifelong process. There are some foods that can help support your body as ... Read on »
Magnet Therapy 101 by Tracii H. 4 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Static magnets have been used for centuries in efforts to relieve pain or to obtain other alleged benefits (increased energy, better mental functioning, etc). Many anecdo ... Read on »
Tips for a Successful Fast by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Fasting can help a number of conditions, including bronchitis, constipation, hypertension, asthma, epilepsy, fatigue, and many more. The trouble is that it can be extremely ... Read on »
Are Nutritional Deficiencies to Blame for YOUR Weight Problems? by Tracii H. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Healthy Eating When you are deficient in vitamins or minerals, your body craves more food than you need and your metabolism will be sluggish. To keep it simple and avoid the need to take tab ... Read on »
Anti-depressants, Side-Effects, and Alternatives by Tracii H. 5 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Side effects associated with synthetic antidepressants range from aggravating ones, such as constipation and cotton mouth, to more serious problems such as impotence, irregula ... Read on »
Mushroom Power! by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Out of more than 100,000 species of fungi, over a dozen types have been used in China for more than 3,000 years to increase immunity, strengthen the lungs and other organs, an ... Read on »