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Sudden Loss and Unexpected Grief… Holistic Ways To Help Your Body Find Relief

  I recently 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 that looks and feels, …

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Winter Is For Hibernating. Here’s How To Get Your Best Sleep Tonight.

  I truly believe that even with the stress of everything we are facing right now, we can still feel healthier than ever if we intentionally set up supportive, comforting and deeply healing health routines. So all winter long, I’m going to be giving you a weekly blog post full of uplifting ways to improve your health, and every single idea is something you can do right in the comfort of your own home. Social distancing approved. It’s a new mini-series I’m releasing for you to help boost your health over these next three winter months. Forward this newsletter to …

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Just In Time For Back-To-School: Get Rid of Your Sleep Deficit

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 of this again and again so that I don’t stress out too much about it, was: You are only ever one night away from a good night of sleep.   It doesn’t matter how long you’ve struggled with insomnia or how big your sleep …

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Your Brain On Mother Earth

  There is a beautiful relationship that our brain has with the energy of mother earth. This helps support everything our brain helps us to do — from enhancing our mood to maintaining a healthy weight to deepening our restorative sleep.   Most people believe that our circadian (day/night) rhythm is dependant on sunlight to set that pattern for us, but scientists have actually known since 1970 that the earth’s energy field has as much, if not more, to do with our sleep/wake pattern than even the sun. Here’s how:   Researchers built two underground isolation chambers that completely cut …

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Going To Sleep Earlier Prolongs Your Life, Here’s How

  A new study, published April 11, 2018 in Chronobiology International, found that folks who prefer staying up in the evenings have a 10% higher risk of dying, from all causes of mortality, when compared to those who prefer mornings.   Looking at those who strongly prefer activity in the evenings vs those who strongly prefer activity in the mornings in over 430,000 study participants over a 6 1/2 year time period, researchers found higher nighttime activity resulted in: an increase in diabetes of 30% an increase in psychological disorders (almost doubling the rate at 94% higher incidence!) an increase …

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Short Sleep Can Double Mortality… The Latest Research + How To Get That Extra Hour Of Life Saving Sleep

I’m a big advocate for the importance of sleep, and have written these articles for you over the past year or two on how important sleep is: How Sleep Affects Your Heart Health Missing Just One Hour Of Sleep Skyrockets Your Risk Of Depression, Anxiety Sleep Increases Your Recovery From Depression Sleep: An Easy Way To Prevent Asthma Sleep A Key Factor In ADHD Sleep Dramatically Impacts Your Weight Poor Sleep Equals Weight Gain, Even For Children Poor Sleep Linked to Alzheimers: 9 Ways To Fix It.   And now we can add a few more reasons to get a …

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Sleep Increases Your Recovery From Depression

A new medical study shows what we can all intuitively feel — — that when we are in a depression, we truly need deep, restorative sleep to recover.     It’s okay to sleep more when feeling depressed — in fact, a recent study released in June 2017 showed that patients who were medically treated for depression but did not sleep well were three times less likely to actually recover from depression. And sleeping 7 hours or more nightly actually tripled the rates of full remission in depression. Here’s more:   The Study: (presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of …

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