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7 Ways To Improve Your Health Even During Times Of Stress

  I received a wonderful question from a reader recently. She asked me: “How do you remain hopeful even during times of immense stress?”   This is such a good question and one that I thought about for many days.   Here is the list I came up with of real-life strategies that I use personally and that I find work well for others during times of crisis and stress.   To remain hopeful really seems to be the key during any type of adversary in life, whether that be a personal tragedy, a health crisis or a series of …

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The Evidence Is Everywhere…

I always like to look for hearts wherever I go… I’ve been collecting hearts in nature for many years (and they’ve been the subject of blog posts here, here and here!)   If you’ve been a reader for a while, then you already know that I’m going through a huge personal transition in my life.   It’s fair to say that I’ve had some uncertain and scary days.   I’ve had my moments where I have plowed through the day with my head hung low… forgetting to look out for the hearts in our world.   But then things like …

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The Power Of Hope (+ Free Poster)

Several months ago I attended a medical seminar where one of the presenters, a warm and kind physician who was presenting a lecture on diabetes, made an off-hand comment. He was showing a slide about a recent medical study conducted on Type 2 Diabetes. The slide showed that all of the study participants did better than the general population. Everyone improved, whether they got the treatment that was being tested in this study or not. That means even the baseline participants, the ones who got absolutely no medical intervention whatsoever after signing up to be part of this study, had …

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Studies Prove: Long Term Health Is NOT About Exercising Hard

  For years physicians have been recommending an exercise program for cardiometabolic health. Well… turns out it’s not really about the intensity of the exercise.   Several landmark studies have come out in the past few months revealing that it’s not how strenuously you exercise that matters. In fact, it doesn’t matter if you “exercise” at all.   What matters, both in cardiovascular health and in cancer prognosis, among other parameters… is how often you just get up and move around. Answer this… what do you think is healthier? Do you think it is better to:   Hit the gym …

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Decreasing Health Anxiety

One of my missions in life is to help decrease your health anxiety!!!!   Anxiety over health is one of the biggest obstacles in healing. I see it in my patients time and time again — and whenever we can work together to reduce their health anxiety… even just by 1 degree… healing begins. Even in chronic conditions patients have had their entire lives… if they can decrease their health anxiety by one small bit it’s like breathing new life into old conditions and things begin to shift and release.   So I’m going to be doing a series of …

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Thoughts On Health… seasonal allergies and the link to stress.

Part 4 of my “Seriousness is a Disease” series, today I discuss how prolonged stress physically changes your mucosal membranes and leads to a hyper-allergic response. If you missed Part 1 (brain health) or Part 2 (heart health) or Part 3 (joint health) give them a listen and catch up to speed on why I fervently believe that seriousness is a disease. Seriousness causes physical change in our bodies that are as damaging as most other diseases out there. I believe that when we led our lives from an overly serious vantage point, it causes us to live in a …

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