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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Balanced Hormones = Better Sex, Increased Well-Being and Longer Life

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Balanced Hormones = Better Sex, Increased Well-Being and Longer Life

 

By Dr. Sari Eitches & Dr. Edison de Mello

Hormones are secreted by endocrine glands and have a very complex and important role in our health and well-being. The optimal function of our physiology depends on the interaction and balance of many different hormones. Testosterone, progesterone, estrogen and DHEA, known as the sex hormones, interact with other hormones from the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, and other endocrine glands to ...

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Why Men Have Trouble Showing Love

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Why Men Have Trouble Showing Love

 

By Dr. David Laramie

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and with it comes countless customs for displaying love. Lets take up the popular trope that men do not show love as much as women. In the conventional discourse active listening and intimate, expressive, emotional, talk are the standard for what love is supposed to look like. Contemporary pop psychology and many psychotherapies often hold them up as the ideal method of communicating affect. In turn, men are often deemed ...

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Beat the Statistics: Be the 8%

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Beat the Statistics: Be the 8%

 

By Sari Eitches, MD

Only 8% of Americans achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. Here are some tips to tip the odds of success in your favor.

  1. Make it social. Join an online group of people with similar goals. Join a local fitness or walking group. Make a standing date with a friend to hike and brunch on Sunday mornings or go to yoga and meditation on Thursday evenings. When we tie our ...
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Placebo Effect: How the mind (and body) responds to what we think

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Placebo Effect: How the mind (and body) responds to what we think

 

By. Dr. Alicia Maher

Have you ever flinched at the sight of blood? Or yawned when you see someone else do so? Our brains are reacting to things even when we aren’t conscious of it. Sometimes, this reaction is as powerful as medication, such as what occurs with the placebo response. In every study of medication versus placebo, there will be some people who respond to the inert substance of the placebo, the same as the group getting the active ...

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Will you be a Master or a Disaster During the Holidays?

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Will you be a Master or a Disaster During the Holidays?

by Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

The holiday season can be fun, loving, restful. It can also be very challenging as we gather with family members with whom we may have some unresolved issues.

A study by Psychologist John Gottman and Robert levenson found that most long lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits: Masters and Disasters. Although the study focused on married couples, I believe that the research can be applied to any relationship.

The couples were hooked up to electrodes and asked questions about ...

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All You Need to Know about Acupuncture!

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All You Need to Know about Acupuncture!

By Yi Qiao,LAc., OMD

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the stimulation of a certain point or points on or near the surface of the body by the insertion of needles to normalize physical functions, including pain control. The first classic acupuncture text book was written at (200 – 300B.C.). It represents a complete medical system and integrated approach to health maintenance and treatment of disease. Today acupuncture is practiced widely in the world because of its remarkable results. According to the ...

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Are You Powering Down?

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Are You Powering Down?

By Kevin Kunkel, MA, MFTI

“Did you turn it off and turn it back on again?” is the all-too familiar question all IT technicians ask  when we inquire for a cure to our electronic issues.  The question is no different for our physical and mental health issues – Are you allowing your body and mind to turn off, completely?  Without an obvious “Power Off” button, most of us no longer know or feel what that  means anymore.  Too often, the ...

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Physical Relaxation- Recognize and Rebalance

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Physical Relaxation- Recognize and Rebalance

By: Alicia Maher, MD

Ugh, stress!  What good is this stress response, anyway?

Not too long ago,  I was “blessed” with a surfing experience that reminded me of why we have the stress response.  The waves were small that day and I was in a remote spot near Los Angeles.  No one else was around.  I was enjoying having my choice of the little waves coming by, without anyone to compete with.

Suddenly I noticed that someone had joined me-  A 5 foot long ...

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