3 Steps for a Healthy Perimenopause

Co-authored by Genevieve Walker, PhD, a medical writer with more than 15 years of medical writing experience and 25 years of healthcare experience. Accepting the challenges, creating wellness Perimenopause. The life stage leading up to and around menopause, the one you may not have heard of until you reached it, can bring physical and emotional […]

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Integrative Health in Perimenopause

Co-authored by Genevieve Walker, PhD, a medical writer with more than 15 years of medical writing experience and 25 years of healthcare experience. Your guide to coping with hot flashes, weight gain, period changes and more Should your 40s come with a warning label? Angela thinks so. “As soon as I turned 40, I couldn’t […]

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Peri-what? Know Your Perimenopause

Co-authored by Genevieve Walker, PhD, a medical writer with more than 15 years of medical writing experience and 25 years of healthcare experience. Depression. Irritability. Your face, neck, and chest turning red as you experience a wave of heat followed by dripping sweat. Waking at 3 a.m. Putting on weight when you’re sure your eating […]

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How Exercising the Mind Can Actually Heal Our Bodies

We are bombarded with messages about exercising our bodies—how it can improve life longevity as well as boost endorphins, making us happier, better rested, more energized and with an enhanced ability to concentrate. But did you know that the brain needs to be exercised as well? Not only because it can slow memory loss and […]

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The Time to Implement High-quality Primary Care Is Now

As horrific as the COVID-19 pandemic has been, it is bringing to bear what leaders and practitioners in health care already knew: our system has a glaring weakness in primary care delivery. A new in-depth report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) provides a crucial roadmap to how we can learn […]

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10 Steps to a More Fulfilled and Healthier Post-Pandemic Life

People are creatures of habit. Science shows that self-regulating systems—like people—constantly work to return to the same form and behavior after they have been stressed or traumatized. That automatic rebound response—the same response that fuels healing and recovery—also makes behavioral changes uncomfortable and hard to implement for many people. Let’s face it, we all do […]

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Emerging Into Health After The Pandemic

Did you develop some less-than-healthy habits during the pandemic? Here’s how to shift back this spring and summer. Whether you were turning to food for comfort or just nibbling between video meetings and home-schooling sessions, you may be among those who let healthy eating habits slide in the past year.  An informal poll revealed some […]

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Taking Care of Your Body and Your Mind

For millennia, the therapeutic encounter has remained largely the same: a person who had been functioning normally and without giving a thought to their health now notices that something is wrong—they don’t feel well. They seek someone to help. In various cultures and eras, this “practitioner” may have been called a shaman, a barber, a […]

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Three Healing Steps to Stop Pouring from an Empty Cup

Six months before her 40th birthday, my patient June began to feel the changes in her body. June noticed that she craved sweets more, had gained a few more pounds than she wanted and was more prone to injury and creaky bones. One weird night’s sleep would have her neck aching for a week. Rather […]

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A Move from Burnout Culture to Wellness Culture

Burnout. More and more, I am seeing colleagues, friends, and my patients fraying at the edges. Some are on the edge of burnout and some are already there. More than a year after COVID-19 first entered our vocabulary, we are still seeing its effects in ways we might not have predicted. Women are leaving the […]

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