‘Tapping’ to Reduce Stress

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‘Tapping’ to Reduce Stress

 

By Kevin Kunkel

Being diagnosed with a serious disease or condition is life changing.  It makes you stop in your tracks and begin to look at life differently.  It can bring up a long list of fears and worries that are varied and strong enough to bring anyone to his/her knees. Breast cancer, for example, may afflict one with fears and worries such as:  fear of dying; fear of the implications to one’s life, to one’s family, one’s partner, the ...

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Yoga to Prevent and Treat Cancer

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Yoga to Prevent and Treat Cancer

Research on yoga proves it a viable adjunct for cancer prevention and therapy. But with so many forms of yoga available, sometimes it’s hard to know which type of class is useful for which issues.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) says yoga is a verified form of exercise for cancer prevention1. ACS recommends a minimum of either 1.25 hours of high intensity exercise or ...

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Reducing Your Risk for Breast Cancer

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Reducing Your Risk for Breast Cancer

 

By: Bren Boston, M.D.

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, which is a scary statistic. Although the two most common risk factors for breast cancer (being a woman and getting older) are things you cannot change, there are some lifestyle choices you can make to at least reduce your risk.

  • Maintain a healthy weight, as gaining weight in adulthood increases the risk of breast cancer.
  • Exercise regularly to lower your risk of breast cancer by ...
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Stress of Remembering

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Stress of Remembering

 

Alicia Maher, MD

Stress. It’s something we’ve all heard plenty about. But today I want to talk about a particular type of stress, the stress of remembering. This is particularly a struggle for those with ADHD, but can be an issue for others as well.

This can be remembering what to pack for a trip or bring to work or to surf. Without a system for remembering, those who struggle to remember can live life constantly feeling like they are forgetting ...

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Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

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Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

 

Maggie Ney, ND

It’s time to pack up school lunches again.  I do not hear many parents talking about the joy of packing lunches in the morning – the mornings are crazy and lunch packing is one of the first tasks that need to get checked off of our morning to do list. And I get it – I was thrilled when I did not have to pack lunches during summer. But with some planning, packing lunches can actually be ...

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Focus on Yourself For an Even Healthier Child!

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Focus on Yourself For an Even Healthier Child!

 

By, David Laramie, PhD

Last week I bumped into a friend, and we started discussing the start of the school year.  The mother of toddlers, she was a bundle of energy as she rushed through a litany of her concerns about getting her children settled into school.  Without even pausing for a breath, she then began to express her fears about how her child would do in a different school next year.  It was a bit overwhelming for me at the time, ...

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Putting Wellness on Your Schedule

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Putting Wellness on Your Schedule

 

Sari Eitches, MD

Everything I know about keeping a schedule, I learned from my 2 year old. Toddlers thrive on predictability and consistency when it comes to sleeping, eating, and movement. We adults are not so different. Studies have shown that keeping a consistent schedule has been particularly helpful in the treatment of conditions as varied as insomnia, migraine headache, chronic fatigue, obesity and depression.

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To figure out your ideal sleep time, start ...

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Schedule Your Way to Better Health!

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Schedule Your Way to Better Health!

 

Sari Eitches, MD

Everything I know about keeping a schedule, I learned from my 2 year old. Toddlers thrive on predictability and consistency when it comes to sleeping, eating, and movement. We adults are not so different. Studies have shown that keeping a consistent schedule has been particularly helpful in the treatment of conditions as varied as insomnia, migraine headache, chronic fatigue, obesity and depression.

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To figure out your ideal sleep time, start with ...

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Community-Based Exercise

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Community-Based Exercise

 

By. Bren Boston, MD

Why should you try community-based exercise? Even for people who think they don’t like to exercise, community-based exercise has lots of benefits. Positive social interactions and accountability are high on the list. When you meet a group of people who are looking forward to you showing up every week (for a group walk or a class at the local recreation center, for example), it makes it more likely that you will prioritize that exercise. It can ...

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Is Better Health Contagious?

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Is Better Health Contagious?

 

Sari Eitches, MD

We all know that infections can be passed through communities, but emerging research shows that health habits- both good and bad- can also spread. The health habits of our family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and even our elected officials, can influence our own health.

One study showed that if your close friend becomes obese, your chance of becoming obese increases by 57%. If your dining companions at work or home overeat, or ...

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