Have You Checked in With Your Biome Lately?

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  We hear a lot of advertisements these days for foods or supplements that contain “probiotics” or “live cultures.” These are germs—but the good kind! Many microbes naturally live in the human digestive tract. They help our bodies process the food we take in. When these microorganism populations begin to decline, we experience symptoms such… Read more »

Racing Through Your Life? Reset Stress in 30 Seconds

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In this crazy modern life, we are constantly on the go. We hurry from place to place even as we remain tethered to them all with various electronics. Sometimes we feel as if our minds rush even faster—so many thoughts and feelings per second! For the multitasker in most of us, focusing on just one… Read more »

Is This YOUR Midlife Crisis?

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Let’s be real now: Menopause can be rough. Here in the Western Hemisphere, the default approach to middle-age and menopause seems overwhelmingly negative. Women who are doing their best to understand and adjust to the ways they are changing hear comments like, “Well, you’re not getting any younger,” or “If things get bad, there’s always… Read more »

Ready, Set…Maximize Your Brainpower!

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In the past, medical experts believed that only a child’s brain had the capacity to develop and change. The assumption was that after an individual reached maturity, her brain stopped growing. We know better today. (Whew!) In the past three decades, science has confirmed that while the infant brain shows the greatest rate of growth,… Read more »

Here’s the Secret to “Having It All.” (It Isn’t What You Think)

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“You can have it all.” “Be everything you want to be.” “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” As contemporary, driven professional women, we’ve heard these kinds of messages many times before. They lend optimism and encourage safe risk-taking with the most positive intentions. The trouble is, these bright inspirational nuggets don’t always… Read more »

Creating Balance in a Black-and-White World

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Many people find that this time of year comes with conflicted thoughts and feelings. Think about all you’re handling simultaneously right now: You’re cycling down from the excitement of summer travel and high activity, yet you sometimes think this deceleration is a little disappointing. You’ve found your groove again at work after all the summer… Read more »

Are you hooked on “the new smoking”?

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For years, we’ve heard it: A sedentary lifestyle is a ticking health time-bomb. But recent studies have revealed that it’s not just the “couch potatoes” who are suffering from the effects of too much sitting. Hundreds of thousands of productive, active people are spending many more hours seated than they did a decade or two… Read more »

Menopausal? Feeling Old Is Strictly Optional.

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Many of my conversations with patients and clients in the 45-50 age range are centered around the types of symptoms that can arise at the end of menstruation. For some women, menopause is a challenge that is marked by discomfort. Others, though, simply glide through this transition gracefully, living a life rich in self-expression, wellbeing,… Read more »

Ooo, that hurts! 3 easy ways to soothe pain naturally

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Are your back, neck, shoulders, or knees bothering you? Are you feeling stiffer and slower, almost as if you never took that energizing vacation? It’s certainly possible that while you were out having terrific adventures over these past weeks, maybe you overdid it a bit. Injuries increase with vigorous exercise, especially when we’re participating in… Read more »