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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Social Isolation is a Risk Factor for Premature Death

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Social Isolation is a Risk Factor for Premature Death

 

By Maggie Ney, ND

Our sense of community, and feeling connected with others, is one of the most powerful factors that affects our health. Most doctors do devote time to discussing the importance of diet, exercise and stress management as being essential for optimal health and disease prevention. Indeed, these are the foundations of optimal health. But the importance of human connection, community and our sense of belonging is equally important for our health.

Researchers have found that loneliness and social ...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

By. Dr. Bren Boston

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common cause for chronic pelvic pain in women. An often-overlooked piece of the puzzle is pain stemming from laxity at the pubic symphysis and sacroiliac joints.

The pubic symphysis is a joint at the front of the bony pelvic ring. It consists of a fibrocartilaginous disc wedged between the two pubic bones. There are 4 ligaments that reinforce the pubic symphysis.

These ligaments can ...

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An Integrative Approach to Neuropathy

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An Integrative Approach to Neuropathy

 

By Dr. Bren Boston,

Neuropathy can be a frustrating diagnosis given that there are not many treatments available for it.  Neuropathy can cause weakness, numbness, tingling, burning, or painful sensations, depending on the type of nerves involved.  Some common causes of neuropathy include diabetes, toxic trauma from chemotherapy, heavy metal toxicity, autoimmune disorders, vascular disorders, but many cases of neuropathy have no known cause.  The common thread of all neuropathies are that the nerve cells (neurons) are not as healthy ...

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