Healthy Eating, Part I: Throw OUT the Diets

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I’m excited about my new way of looking at eating. I’ve decided to totally eliminate the concept of “bad” foods. I refuse to feel guilty if and when I splurge. So far I’ve resisted the impulse to buy every tabloid that highlights a new fad diet modeled by a svelte, bikini-clad starlet. I didn’t always… Read more »

My NOT-So-Mainstream Acupuncture

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Needles are good for you? Really? A technique with more than 3,000 years of success behind it, acupuncture is gaining such acceptance worldwide that even Western doctors have begun to realize how powerful its application can be. But what exactly is acupuncture, and how does it work? Acupuncture is a well-established healing method in which… Read more »

Stress and the 3Rs

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In my last post, I discussed the fight-or-flight reaction as one way the body physically reacts to emotional stimuli. When your body reacts with fight-or-flight too often, though, the response can lead to tension and the damaging effects of stress. Remember the 3R’s? They can work right alongside therapies such as NET to help you… Read more »

Taking Control of Stress

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Ever think that pain, discomfort, and other symptoms all feel worse when you’re stressed? You’re not alone…and you’re right on the money! In fact, various studies have shown that anxiety, stress, and other emotional conditions can actually decrease the body’s immunity and leave us open to illness, from the common cold to heart conditions. Psychologists… Read more »

Putting the 3 R’s Into Action

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In my last post, I said using the 3 R’s can help you take control of your attitude, and attitude is what makes the real difference in our health and overall sense of well-being. But you’re not just a hypothetical example; you’re a real living human being. It’s time to get personal. Are you up… Read more »

Putting the 3 R’s to work in your life

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The “3 R’s” I listed in my last post,–Recognize, Reframe, Reclaim–,sound great on paper, and using them has a positive effect on overall wellness, even for people with chronic pain. But it takes work. Roll up your sleeves: here’s how to put these steps to work. R#1 – RECOGNIZE the mind-body connection Verbalizing positive thoughts… Read more »

Roberta’s 3R’s: Three Steps to Ease Living with Pain

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Are you living…or are you just existing? Pursuing a fulfilling life—even if you are in pain–can be a challenge, but “Roberta’s 3 R’s” below are positive steps you can take right now to direct the course of action pain has on your life and purpose. Neck, back, joint, and other pains and inflammation all can… Read more »

Your Perception is Your Reality and Your Health

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Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD Your thoughts and perceptions affect every single hormone and cell in your body. How many times have you heard someone say, “I don’t understand how she got sick. She always ate right and exercised.” On the other end of the spectrum, there is the person who smokes and drinks, and lives… Read more »

Loving Each Day

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John Roger The Tao of Spirit Sometimes you forget to declare things done, so there are little incomplete energies that just keep floating around and draining off a little energy every time they come up. You may be going down the road, doing fine, feeling good, and all of a sudden sortie incident from the… Read more »

Self-Defeating Behavior Can Be Defeated

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David J. Lieberman, PhD, Bottom Line Health Self-defeating behavior inflicts physical and psychological harm. Yet we all persist in it. We may respond with inappropriate anger … feel excessively anxious … fail to be assertive … or succumb to hopelessness. The only question is why. The answer is that, over time, self-defeating behavior becomes habitual…. Read more »