Tori Rodriguez

Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC, AHC, is an Atlanta-based journalist, licensed psychotherapist and Ayurvedic health coach, creator of the body-positive wellness company Bettie Page Fitness, and author of two books – The Little Book of Bettie: Taking a Page from the Queen of Pinups and Bettie Page: The Lost Years. She holds a BS in psychology from Georgia State University and an MA in counseling psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Tori has also managed a medical practice and was instrumental in developing Georgia’s multi-specialty telemedicine program.

You don’t have to reach for medication to find relief from anxiety. Find out what natural remedies relieve anxiety and can help you, without the side effects of drugs. It’s human nature to feel anxious at certain times, like on the first day of a new job or while giving a public speech. For many people, however, those jitters don’t pass once the high-stress situation is over. If that’s true for you, you’re in good company: An estimated 19% of American adults suffer from anxiety disorders in a given year, making them the top mental health disorders in the United States.…

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Although sleep is one of the most basic human needs, many people treat it as optional. We’ve all had the occasional sleepless night. But when tossing and turning in the night or having trouble falling asleep becomes chronic, you’re likely suffering from insomnia. Lost sleep can have serious consequences. Studies have found that sleeping less than 7 hours per night is linked to a higher risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, heart disease and death. Not sleeping enough also increases the risk of accidents on the road, in the workplace and elsewhere. Many insomnia sufferers seek relief with sleeping…

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You have a recurring pain in your abdomen, and it’s usually accompanied by diarrhea or constipation. Could it be indigestion from a spicy meal last night, or something more serious? For millions of Americans – and many more who go undiagnosed – it’s the latter, and it’s likely a condition known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS – and 15 million Americans have – you may be familiar with some of the newer drugs used for this condition, such as Linzess (linaclotide) and Viberzi (eluxadoline). After all, they have been heavily advertised. But are medications…

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If you struggle with indoor allergies of any kind, you may head to your medicine cabinet first for relief. Over-the-counter allergy drugs are widely available, and you may have even visited your doctor for a prescription drug. But can you treat allergies effectively without relying on medication? Yes, and it’s rather easy to do by taking some measures around the house. While outdoor allergens like pollen from trees, grass and weeds tend to hog the spotlight this time of year, there are plenty of pesky allergy triggers hiding all year long in the place the majority of people spend the…

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