Men: Are You Controlling Your Stress, or Is It Controlling You?

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Men: Are You Controlling Your Stress, or Is It Controlling You?

 

By Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-authored by David Laramie, Ph.D.

You know that stress is supposed to be bad, but do you know what to do about it? To make this even more complicated, did you know that all stress is not bad and that it can even be helpful? A number of recent news stories have seemingly turned the conventional narrative on its head and suggested that we should ...

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Fatherhood

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Fatherhood

 

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD, DAD (3)

As we evolve past the stereotype of the traditional meaning of fatherhood – breadwinner, strong, hard working, man-of-the-house – we have come to understand that being a great father is so much more than that. It is having the ability to realize how as fathers, father figures, and male role models, we can help shape a child’s life. Taking an active role in a child’s physical, emotional, and spiritual development allows the child to feel secure, thus strengthening confidence ...

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7 Health and Fitness Benefits of Sleep

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7 Health and Fitness Benefits of Sleep

 

By Anne Price

Growing up, I thought my mom was “Wonderwoman” — a Greek version of Linda Carter who could also cook. She started her day at 6am and would go-go-go, non-stop, all day long.  “I only need five hours of sleep”, she would say, as she was sweeping the floor, readying us for school and boiling something for our dinner before she’d even had her own breakfast. Did you know that only 1% of the population can operate ...

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Why Does Drinking Water Matter?

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Why Does Drinking Water Matter?

 

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD 

Our bodies is composed of roughly 60% water. That means when we are dehydrated – and most of us are – all of our organ functions are severely compromised. In other words, we function very poorly without proper water intake.

As the TED ED attached video explains, why should we drink more water?

  1. Dehydration killsWater is that important. Depending on our environment, we can live only a few ...
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PAIN FREE Summer

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PAIN FREE Summer

How PROLOTHERAPY Decreases Pain & Improves Mobility

By Bren Boston, MD

Also called proliferation therapy or regenerative injection therapy, prolotherapy is a non surgical injection treatment of a natural substance solution to relieve pain in a joint space and helps to reconstruct damaged tendons and weakened ligaments.

The Current Reality:

The U.S has an aging population that wants to stay active.  Between 2012 and 2050, the U.S. population aged over 65 is projected to nearly double to over ...

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I Yam What I Eat: Is Lube Toxic?

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I Yam What I Eat: Is Lube Toxic?

Congratulations Dr. Ney on another excellent article!
Article originally published in Goop


 

A Q&A with Maggie Ney, N.D.

Q: Many commonly sold lubricants have parabens and other toxic ingredients in them—what sort of impact can inserting these types of ingredients into the body have on the female reproductive system?

A: Using lubricants with toxic ingredients has an effect on our reproductive system, as the vagina and anus are highly permeable areas and anything that is applied topically can be absorbed ...

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Sunscreen 101

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Sunscreen 101

By Maggie Ney, ND

Sunscreen is a unique product in that it is the one topical body care product that is highly recommended to apply all over the body, multiple times a day, for everyone over 6-months of age.  And yet, so many available sunscreens contain toxic ingredients that are carcinogenic, mimic hormones (“endocrine disrupting chemicals”), affect our nervous system and cause skin allergies. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has done an incredible job researching sunscreen ingredients and educating ...

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Safety Tips for Summer Exercise

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Safety Tips for Summer Exercise

 

By Bren Boston, MD

The longer days of summer are perfect for exercising outdoors. The benefits of exercising in the sun include:

  • Enhanced mood
  • Better sleep through optimizing the circadian rhythm
  • Fresh air
  • Activation of vitamin D
  • Breaking up the boredom of the gym
  • Decreasing the perception of exertion (it feels more fun)
  • The scenery can bring you joy
  • Skin eliminates toxins through sweat

To safely enjoy an outdoor exercise program, a plan needs to be in place for sun safety. Sun exposure can cause DNA-mediated damage to ...

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Magnifying Change Through the Attentiveness of the Body & Mind

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Magnifying Change Through the Attentiveness of the Body & Mind

By Kevin Kunkel, MA

We may have familiarized ourselves with ways to cleanse the body (food and supplement detoxs, infrared saunas, lymphatic drainage), and ways to cleanse the mind (meditation, journaling exercises). However, it is fascinating and greatly beneficial to explore and become attentive to how the effect on one (body) can significantly benefit the cleanse of the other (mind).

When we cleanse the mind through certain meditative processes, not only is there a change in mental states, but there ...

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Group Meditation Has Many Benefits, including Creating Community

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Group Meditation Has Many Benefits, including Creating Community

We came across this article from NRP Health News by Angus Chen. It is an excellent read about the power of meditation. Enjoy!

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer’s disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests that’s because the pain of loneliness activates the immune pattern ...

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