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Positive Emotions and Your Health: Developing a Brighter Outlook

Posted On Feb 02, 2017

Do you tend to look on the sunny side, or do you see a future filled with dark, stormy skies? A growing body of research suggests that having a positive outlook can benefit your physical health. NIH-funded scientists are working to better understand the links between your attitude and your body. They’re finding some evidence…

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Cast Toxins From Your Living Space

Posted On Dec 15, 2016

Take a look around your home. Do you know what’s in your household goods and products? Some chemicals can harm your health if too much gets into your body. Becoming aware of potentially harmful substances and clearing them out can help keep you and your family healthy. “There’s a range of chemicals that you can…

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Fermented Foods: Nature’s Delicious Probiotics

Posted On Nov 16, 2016

Some people seem to think that the term “fermented” sounds vaguely distasteful, or downright inedible. However, research has found fermented foods to be extremely beneficial to your overall health. In fact, some of these functional foods are now even considered to be probiotics, which can help your health in the following ways: Increase your overall…

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Chronic Stress and the Immune System: How Stress Makes It Easier to Get and Stay Sick

Posted On Nov 03, 2016

In this day it is impossible to not experience stress on a daily basis. Even though our body is exceptionally unique in the way it deals with stress, it does not tolerate chronic stress well. During stressful situations, our adrenal glands produce cortisol in response to stress and low level of glucose in the blood….

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Worried Sick: Living with Anxiety Disorders

Posted On Oct 27, 2016

Anxiety is an uneasy feeling that something may harm you or a loved one. This feeling can be normal and sometimes even helpful. If you’re starting a new job or taking a test, it might make you more alert and ready for action. But sometimes anxiety can linger or become overwhelming. When it gets in…

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People: Our Biggest Source of Stress

Posted On Oct 20, 2016

Emotional stresses are the apex stress. Most people consider the physical stresses to be the most toxic to the body (like chemicals, heavy metals, etc.) when in fact it is the constant low-grade emotional stresses that cause us the most harm. In fact, some of the biggest stresses we face involve other people. Most people…

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Is Stress Literally Making You Sick?

Posted On Oct 04, 2016

In my clinical experience, patients who are “continually sick” with infections are the ones who have a tendency to suffer from long term low-grade stress. Stress affects the whole body, but is the immune system that is particularly affected by chronic low-grade stress. In fact, stress-related problems are the root cause of 75 percent to 90…

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The Blood Sugar Seesaw: How Stress Disrupts the Balance

Posted On Sep 15, 2016

Your body and brain depend on balanced levels of blood sugar (glucose) to steadily supply your cells with fuel for energy. Stress normally drives blood sugar up to power a “fight or flight” physical response via the adrenal stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol converts energy stored in your body into glucose so that your blood sugar…

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Do’s and Don’ts for Managing Hypoglycemia

Posted On Sep 01, 2016

The key to a successful hypoglycemia diet lies in its “individualization.” Each one of us is different. Each one of us is biochemically unique. Therefore, every diet must be tailor-made to meet our individual nutritional requirements. Variations come with time and patience, trial and error. Don’t be afraid to listen to your body. It will send…

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Pain, Nausea and Fatigue: Warning Signs of Bigger Health Problems

Posted On Aug 16, 2016

If you are aware of the warning signals that can lead to larger health problems, you can often avoid serious and, sometimes chronic, illnesses. Serious, chronic debilitating illnesses are physically, emotionally and financially draining on the individual, as well as their families and loved ones. We must all learn to read the warning signs and…

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