Energy: SOS!

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Several years ago, I gave each patient who came into my office a survey that asked them to rate, by frequency and priority, which of an assortment of common health challenges they faced. I was surprised at the results: Lack of energy landed at #1, outranking even weight issues on my patients’ health radar! That… Read more »

Surprising Steps to Prevent Adrenal Fatigue

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So far, we’ve talked about cortisol’s role in life-threatening situations that result in fight-or-flight reactions, and we’ve talked about some of the most important things you can do to get a handle on stress and overproduction of cortisol in situations that don’t pose actual physical threats. It may seem like a lot to take in,… Read more »

Are You a Part of This Epidemic, Too?

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In our last newsletter, I discussed how and why adrenal exhaustion plagues our 21st-century lives. Did you identify with the symptoms that I described? (I bet you did.) In today’s hectic world, heightened stress—and the physical and mental detriment it brings—is so common, some wellness experts call it epidemic. Remember the “fight or flight” response?… Read more »

They’re Toasted! (Hint: It’s Not About Bread)

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I hope you’re feeling in tip-top mental and physical health today. No? Do you… – feel exhausted in the morning even though you slept enough? – seem nervous, lightheaded, or overwhelmed much of the time? – crave salty or sweet foods and have extra weight, especially abdominal fat? – feel achy or have a hard… Read more »

Are You Spinning Your Wheels? 3 Tips to Motivate You to Move

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Stuck. Frustrated. Guilty. Restless. Lethargic. Sedentary. Disappointed. These are some of the words many of us use to describe how we feel when we’re in a rut and don’t take action—or don’t even want to—although we know we should. And one area that all too often suffers is exercising for health. These days, we’re all… Read more »

Avoid a Personal Energy Crisis: A 3Rs Example

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You’ve been following my series on maintaining energy. You understand all the common Energy Zappers and Energy Fixes in theory. But in practice…maybe it’s not so easy to see how the 3Rs fit into your own experience. How about an example to demonstrate? Meet Janet. Janet is a middle manager at a corporation that has… Read more »

3 More Ways to Fix Your Personal Energy Crisis

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In the last article, we discussed three lifestyle habits that can deplete energy reserves. But the damage doesn’t stop there. A person who runs out of steam typically either sinks to a lethargy fueled by exhaustion (yawn), or launches into a stress-filled attempt to beat the clock to get every last thing done (whew). This… Read more »

3 Ways to Avoid a Personal Energy Crisis

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Last week I handed all the patients who came into my office a checklist of health challenges that they face. They were asked to rate them by priority. The results: #1 was lack of energy. It even outranked weight issues, much to my surprise. So in May’s newsletters, I will share some of the ways… Read more »