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USING ANTIBIOTICS WISELY

Is it necessary, or even safe, to take an antibiotic for your next illness?  This question is becoming a routine part of conversations between consumers and health providers. The way we answer this question has serious implications. Consumers and health care.....

LIFESTYLE MEDICINE FOR CANCER SURVIVORS

A cancer survivor is anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis through the rest of his or her life. Modern medical, radiation and surgical treatments have led to a growing population of cancer survivors, who now number over 12 million, or one in.....

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INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

STRESS AND DIABETES

I will never forget my patient who developed Type 1, insulin dependent diabetes after her spouse was violently murdered. While there is no research supporting a causal link between the two, it seemed to us both that the intense emotional trauma of this.....

SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER

In addition to cold weather, winter sometimes brings sadness and depression.  Some people experience depression only during the winter. Others with year-round depression have worsening symptoms in winter. Terms such as “winter blues,” “wintertime depression” ….

MINDFUL EATING - WHAT YOU EAT & HOW YOU EAT

The world's leading nutrition researchers are sending a very clear public health message based on the best scientific evidence available: To promote health, prevent disease and extend life, half your food servings should come from fruits and vegetables.

PRACTICE MINDFUL BREATHING FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

A recent American Psychiatric Association poll found anxiety in Americans has increased sharply over the past year, up five points since 2017. Also in the past year, a Blue Cross Blue Shield report found major depression has risen by 33 percent since 2013. This rate is rising even faster among millennials….

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SEPT 2018

S.T.O.P. A SIMPLE MINDFULNESS PRACTICE

The fast pace of modern life is taking its toll on our mental and physical health. Multiple surveys in the past year have documented an alarming increase in perceived stress, anxiety, depression and suicide.  Our  health – our very lives – depend on our ability to manage stress in healthy ways at home, at work….

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AUG 2018

STRESS AND ORAL HEALTH

For many people, there is a relationship between stress and oral health.  The presence of oral disease and dental disorders can cause stress from low self-image, which can have a negative effect on well-being and personal happiness. Stress, chronic anxiety and.....

CHOCOLATE MEDITATION

Cocoa contains phytonutrients (plant chemicals) called flavanols that may help protect you against coronary heart disease (heart attacks). Compared to milk chocolate, dark chocolate contains two to three times the amount of these beneficial plant chemicals.

MINDFULNESS FOR OVERALL FITNESS

The three primary domains of your overall fitness are physical activity, healthy eating and emotional well-being.  These three foundational domains interact with each other to help you maintain whole-person health of your body, mind and emotions.