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[New Video] How To Deal With Stress

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Stress is, unfortunately, a significant part of our modern lives. Do you feel stressed out sometimes? Most of the time? Even if you can’t change the circumstances that are causing you to feel stressed, there are several things you can do to cope better with your stress. In this week’s video on my YouTube channel, […]

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How To Cultivate Mindfulness In Your Everyday Life

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When I was a medical student, I loved surgery. The operating room experience is like nothing else, and there’s something deeply satisfying about solving a problem so definitively. Tumor? You cut it out. Infection? You drain it. Voila. Problem solved. Also, there’s the ritual of the OR: the washing of hands, the donning of sterile […]

Diet & Nutrition

9 Natural Ways to Treat Headaches

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I get a lot of headaches. Everyone manifests their stress in different ways (crappy sleep, for example, or an irritable gut…) but I carry mine squarely in my neck and shoulder muscles. Which, consequently, translates to frequent tension headaches. I’ve also had the distinct displeasure, in recent years, of experiencing migraines. Now that’s some nasty pain. I have newfound sympathy for […]

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Morning Rituals for Health

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How many of us start the day running before our feet hit the floor? Are your mornings a frazzled mess? Instead of lurching into your waking hours and figuring things out as you go, maybe you need to consider a more…intentional approach. Starting the day on the right foot has psychic repercussions that carry through […]

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7 Ways Yoga Benefits You, Body & Soul

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Have I mentioned how much I love yoga? I recommend yoga so often to patients, I’m almost getting tired of hearing myself gush about it. But really, if you’re looking to improve your health–physical, mental, or emotional–it’s hard to go wrong with yoga. Here’s my roundup of all the beautiful ways yoga can help you: 1. Chronic Back Pain. Studies […]

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Yoga: So Good For You, But Who’s Got The Time (And Money)?

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I love yoga. There are so many reasons yoga is good for you. And it’s interesting that physicians are increasingly “prescribing” it as a therapeutic intervention for their patients. Count me as one of those physicians! Yoga has been shown to be beneficial for a wide variety of health concerns. Not to mention the somewhat […]

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Smart Cookie: 8 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

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A new study found that celery (specifically, luteolin, a compound found within celery) had brain-boosting power in older mice. Yes, celery. So this got me thinking: are there other things you can do to upgrade your smarty-pants quotient? You betcha. Omega-3 fatty acids are well-known to boost brain function. This, in addition to all the other health benefits of omega-3, […]

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Trouble Sleeping, Princess?

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As a general guideline, if there’s something in life that allows me to embrace my inner princess, I’m good with it. And sleep is one of those things. Think about it: have you ever noticed how often fairytales feature people sleeping?  Snow White falls into a deep sleep after tasting the poisoned apple.  Elves cobble shoes while […]

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Need an Energy Boost? 3 Ways to Rev Up. (Part One)

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A frantic workday sends you to the brink of collapse…but it’s not just that.  A stack of ironing drains your energy, but still, it’s not just that (because let’s be honest, can anyone finish the ironing without fading?).  The thing is, last weekend you were too exhausted to meet your girlfriends for brunch.  And yesterday […]