Just Breathe—Here are the Four Steps to Start Your Breathwork Practice

If you are looking to address symptoms related to your health concerns, sometimes all you need to do is breathe. Breathwork is a practice and/or therapeutic intervention that involves consciously exerting control over breathing patterns to address mental, physical and spiritual health concerns. Controlling one’s breathing helps focus the mind, detach oneself from immediate reactions to […]

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Four Crucial Actions to Manage Your Chronic Pain

It takes a village to manage chronic pain – or at least a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals with you (and your own self-care) at its center. With a pain management team by your side, it is important to keep these four actions in mind about managing your chronic pain: 1. Communicating with Your Doctor […]

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Your Complete Guide to Building the Right Pain Management Team

If you’re like most people, the doctor you see most often is your primary care provider, likely a family physician or internist. And that’s certainly the place to start when you’re dealing with pain. Estimates are that primary care physicians treat about half of all people living with chronic pain. However, if your pain remains […]

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The Science Behind Why it is More Painful to be a Woman

If you have chronic pain, you’re not alone. An estimated 25.3 million adults in the US report severe, daily pain, significantly more women than men, while 55% of US adults report at least some pain in the past 3 months. Chronic pain is one of the most frequent reasons for physician visits and among the […]

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How to Understand Your Pain and the Critical Way to Find Relief

When you break your leg, undergo surgery, or burn your hand, you experience pain—acute pain. With treatment and time, the pain usually disappears. But chronic pain is different. It hangs around even after the original illness or injury has improved, reminding you every day that it has no plans to vacate the premises. Technically, chronic […]

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How to Properly Manage Your Lupus Nephritis

Lupus nephritis is inflammation of the kidney that is caused by an autoimmune disease. Symptoms include swelling and pain in the legs, ankles, feet or less frequently, the hands and face. Other symptoms include weight gain, high blood pressure, dark or foamy urine and may vary based on the day or person. In this episode, […]

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A Look Into My Wife’s Response to Cancer

My wife, Susan, has experienced five types of cancer in her life—breast, melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell and we have always been very different in our responses to it. I, like most physicians, am a do-er—always looking for something to add or manipulate in a person with the idea it will cure them. Susan […]

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The Natural Path to Healing Psoriasis

According to the Mayo Clinic, psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. There are a number of natural remedies […]

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How to Stimulate Healing With Fasting And Whole Systems Science

While periodic starvation may sound harsh and not healing, studies show the exact opposite—when carefully done. Extensive research on large populations, as well as in controlled studies with animals and humans, shows that periodic low-calorie intake, whether through eating foods with lower caloric density (vegetables and fruits), fasting, or simply removing protein from the diet […]

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How to Take an Integrative Approach to Chronic Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Chronic pelvic floor dysfunction is a condition whose origins are often unknown; however traumatic injuries to the pelvic area, including accidents and vaginal childbirth complications, can contribute to this condition. Because the muscles in the pelvic floor need to relax and contract to have bowel and bladder movements, having this condition can make it difficult […]

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