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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.

COMBINING MINDFULNESS AND EXERCISE FOR HEALTH

As you approach the new year, you may be making resolutions for positive health behavior changes. Birthdays and other anniversaries also prompt us to take stock and vow to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. Two of the most common promises we make to ourselves are to increase our physical activity….

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JAN 2018

THE MINDFUL GIFT OF LOVING KINDNESS

The holiday season is filled with emotion for most people. While this emotion is often happy, positive and loving, for many people it can be very unhappy and even depressing. Holiday music can trigger emotional associations with the absence of a loved one or unhappy memories from the past.

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DEC 2017

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.