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As a college student, I fell prey to a cigarette addiction. Many years later, I’m still not certain how the habit took hold, though it probably involved stress,friends whosmoked, and lack of information about the dangers. Regardless, I soon realized this behavior’s power over me. My efforts to stop proved to be ultimately successful (whew)… Read more »

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Traffic jam? Stress. Family disagreements? Stress. New boss making waves? Stress, big time. A decadent wedge of cheesecake and a little relaxation before the TV to put the mind at ease over it all…what? MORE stress? Yes, indeed. We’re very aware that high-pressure, high-emotion situations trigger those damaging cortisol-overload reactions in our bodies, but not… Read more »

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In the last newsletter, you learned about some of the ways your environment or physical position can put stress on your body. Today, we’ll add two more stress types to the list. The first is perhaps the best-known type of stress, the true “big guns” when it comes to negative effects: your mindset. This is… Read more »

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In one form or another, stress is all around us every day. (I know some of you right now are saying “No kidding! I live and breathe stress!”) But what is stress, and what triggers it? Answer those questions, and you’re on your way to regaining control over it. Physiologically, stress is the body’s reaction… Read more »

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In the last newsletter, I addressed a few weight-loss and nutrition myths and facts. When it comes to successful weight loss, knowledge is power. You can’t ever know too much about what you put into your body or have too many strategies for enjoying a healthful relationship with food. Ready for another handful of smart… Read more »

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Every day, countless people decide they want to change how they feel, how they look, how their bodies function. They pledge to adopt new habits, many of them following very specific, very restrictive rules about what, when, and how much to eat in order to drop extra pounds. Unfortunately, many of these people will fall… Read more »

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You’ve heard the wisdom a thousand times: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” There’s a lot of truth in that saying. Fuel your body with a balanced, nutritious diet, and you’re likely to avoid many a painful, inconvenient health concern. So it may come as no surprise that, as with so many other… Read more »

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Fact: Approximately 8 out of 10 people experience uncomfortable to severe back pain at some point in their lives. And many of these have had the unfortunate experience…repeatedly. Wow. With that many sufferers among us, it’s no surprise that as an acupuncturist and alternative practitioner in my Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing I often hear… Read more »