Medical Reports

Everything You Need To Know About Sleeping Grounded This Winter

    I get asked every single day about the best ways to sleep grounded, and what to do and what not to do when sleeping grounded, so today I’m sharing all my thoughts in a free blog post so in the future I can direct inquires to this article! Here is everything you ever needed to know about sleeping grounded.     Benefits From Sleeping Grounded:   What do we know from the medical literature on the health benefits of sleeping grounded? Getting into the relaxed but alert alpha brain wave pattern, which is seen in deep meditative states […]

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How To Protect Your Mental Health From Work Related Stress

        Because we are headed into cooler months, most of us will be spending more time indoors.  When we are inside for most of the day, it affects our levels of stress and our mental health.  In fact, job stress may cause as many as one out of every seven new cases of depression, anxiety and other common mental disorders, suggests a study  published in Lancet Psychiatry. Researchers looked at over 6,800 participants, ranking job strain at age 45 with risk of mental illness at age 50. The results were astounding. Having a job that is highly

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How To Heal Your Skin From Summer’s Sun Damage & Protect It From Winter’s Cold

  Well it’s officially cold outside where I live, and there is no way I’m wearing a sundress or a bathing suit for the rest of the year.  Which means it’s time to repair my skin from this past summer’s sun damage as well as protect it for the upcoming winter. To that end, today I’m going to share with you my 12 holistic skincare tips for the fall transition.  Here we go: 12 Effective Tips To Repair And Protect Your Skin:   1. Get Your Body Grounded:   This first tip will be no surprise to folks who already

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12 Questions To Ask Yourself To Make Sure You’re Ready For Fall

  The fall Equinox is this week, so we are officially headed into fall now!  And for so many of us, shorter days and longer nights means a dip in our mood. Fortunately, there are lots of great things to do to get prepared as the seasons change. Of course there are things like pulling out your sweaters and boots and knitting a scarf or two and planting a winter garden and getting the fireplace cleaned that you might look forward to this fall. But one thing that I get every year, and absolutely never look forward to, is a drop

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Tons Of Holistic Health Ideas To Help You Move Through Grief

    A few years ago I became a Death Doula. You would think as a physician we would be taught in detail about the death and dying process in medical school, but we weren’t. Not at all. We were taught how to pronounce someone dead, how to preform advanced life support to try to stave off death, how to sign a death certificate… but never about the intricacies of it: what the body feels and experiences as the soul prepares to leave it, what the dying process looks like, what order the organ systems shut down in and how

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12 Things To Do Throughout The Day Today, To Improve Your Sleep Tonight

    Just in time for the back-to-school season, I have pulled together a list of 12 things you can do throughout your day to improve the quality of your sleep tonight.  All based on the most current medical literature on sleep quality.  In fact, I recently returned from a medical conference where one of the lectures was on repairing sleep deficits. Something I was very interested in because I’ve always been a poor sleeper all of my life. The take home point that really stuck in my mind, and now when I have a sleepless night I remind myself

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Save Time To Play, Even After Returning To School. It’s Essential For Health At Any Age

Play is not only a relief and a respite from the seriousness that stress, illness and trauma bring to our lives, it is actually therapy.   Play time is therapeutic time, point blank.  Child psychologists use this healing tool often, because play is a child’s way to express and release any inner turmoil or fears that the child doesn’t even consciously know they have.   But it isn’t only therapeutic for children, it’s therapeutic for adults too. In fact, I would argue that engaging in some form of play daily is one of the best things you can do to safeguard your physical health.   From physical

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