A Trend I Want No Part Of!

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For some years now, health care practitioners have been noticing a new pattern: Liver disease is unquestionably on the rise. Liver disease is a well-known problem among certain groups of individuals, such as those who’ve contracted hepatitis or have a history of alcohol addiction. And patients who use a number of prescription and even over-the-counter… Read more »

It Doesn’t Care About You— Even A Bit.

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Sorry to say, the answer is food.   Why? Food itself just “is”—it’s an inanimate substance that has no emotion of its own and, honestly, doesn’t care about what’s going on in your head or health. (It doesn’t dislike you, either—it just doesn’t care.) The problem is that we’re so invested in food: We think… Read more »

I Refuse to Add to the Opioid Crisis!

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Are your back, neck, shoulders, and/or knees bothering you? Do you feel stiffer and slower—almost as if you never took that energizing vacation? Maybe you were over-exercising or participating in vacation activities that aren’t in your usual routine? Even regular strenuous or moderate exercise sessions can bring on pain or discomfort.   This was my… Read more »

My Vacation Totally Stressed Me Out!

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The “dog days” are behind us (mostly), and the world outside still hints of adventures to come. With that open, free feeling of the vacation season lingering in the still-warm air, late August surely feels like a great time of year to get in one last summer getaway. I hope you have the opportunity to… Read more »

Extinguish the Fire of Heartburn — Naturally

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Last week, Marissa came into the office with a surprising story to tell. This petite 30-year-old teacher had returned from a family barbeque over the holiday, which she enjoyed very much—until she experienced sharp pain in her chest and throat. Could she be having a heart attack at such a young age, she wondered, because… Read more »

Still Trying To Fix People?

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I have a few questions for you: Are you highly attuned to what others are thinking and feeling? Do you get caught up in others’ problems, regardless of whether you play a role or not—because you want to help? Do you find yourself overstimulated or distracted by bright lights, large groups, loud noises, and certain… Read more »

Know the ABCs of Your ZZZs

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“Morning is not my friend.” “I’m dragging…and it’s only 1 p.m.!” “Ugh. It’s the middle of the night. Why can’t I sleep?”   I’m guessing at least one statement in that bunch is all too familiar—if not all of them. Disruption of nighttime sleep followed by daytime consequences is a vicious cycle for so many…. Read more »

The Four-month-long Downhill Spiral Has Begun

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You may see that title and think, “What spiral would that be?” It’s about the food. Holiday to holiday. Meal to meal. Treat to treat. Although you might think “holiday eating” covers that stretch of time from Christmas to New Year’s, in reality, for most of us, it begins so much earlier and ends so… Read more »